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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 5:53 PM

Jamaica has again failed to keep the number of road fatalities under 300 in one year. The Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry is reporting that 300 persons have been killed in 273 crashes since the start of the year. Victims of road...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 5:07 PM

Opposition spokesman on the Public Service, Lambert Brown has described as a gimmick, the government’s latest offer to public workers. He says it resembles a "three-card trick", rather than a serious attempt by an...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 2:14 PM

Dennis Gordon, the People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Maxfield Park division in St Andrew is threatening to take legal action after Susan Senior, the Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Norbrook division,...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 1:38 PMJerome Reynolds

The long-running court battle between bill payment companies, Paymaster Jamaica Limited and GraceKennedy Remittance Services has come to an end with the Privy Council ruling in favour of GraceKennedy. In a decision handed down yesterday, Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 1:30 PM

It appears that the sick-out among rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has intensified with fewer cops showing for duties at police stations across the island today than yesterday. There are reports that as many 50 police...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:08 PMDr Andre Haughton

The Jamaican dollar nominal exchange rate against the US stood at approximately $126 to $1 as of Tuesday morning. Since mid-October 2017, this nominal appreciation, coming from approximately US$131 to J$1 shows signs that the currency might remain...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 10:49 AM

Guyana’s Opposition legislators were left upset yesterday after the Speaker of Parliament, Dr Barton Scotland, suspended the sitting because an opposition legislator refused to leave the chamber. Bishop Juan Edghill, who is a member of...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 10:10 AM

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) says it has again been left disappointed after the government failed to present it with an improved wage offer. The JTA met with finance ministry officials in a rescheduled meeting yesterday. But Head...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 9:46 AMPaul Clarke

With upwards of 310 murders committed in St James alone since the start of the year, the police say they are confident that an eight-point plan to rid the tourist capital of wanton criminality and indiscipline will be successful. The plan was...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

Ground is to be broken tomorrow at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, for what is being described as the largest solar-powered plant in the Caribbean. The 37-megawatt facility is estimated to cost US$60 million (J$7.5 billion) and is being built by a...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,My sister was in a relationship and living with that person in England and they were planning to get married shortly. Unfortunately, my future brother-in-law died suddenly. I do not believe that my sister is prepared to return home to...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Q I had a boyfriend who told me he had changed. He was married and has a son with his ex-wife. However, his marriage broke up because he cheated on his wife with a married woman. That relationship between him and the married woman produced a...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Good day:My friends are married; the wife is a Green Card holder since 2015 and the husband didn't have a visa at the time of marriage. They married in July 2016.After receiving the green card in September 2015, she went to the United States (US)...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

With $5.40 of every $10 earned by households being used to finance debt, Jamaicans are being urged to spend wisely so as to avoid compounding their debt during the holiday season and position themselves to take advantage of improvements in the...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Trenail Water Supply System in Maggoty, St Elizabeth, was officially commissioned into service in the district last week.The project, which was completed at a cost of $24.8 million, will directly benefit the 3,400 residents of Trenail,...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Regional stakeholders are predicting that by the next three years 2.3 million jobs will become available in the outsourcing sector throughout the Caribbean.Speaking at the Regional Investors of the Year Awards in Montego Bay last week Tuesday,...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Emanuel DaRosa, president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service company (JPS), said the organisation will embark on an aggressive anti-theft campaign to stem the illegal extraction of electricity. The measures will...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has lauded the management of the Black River Hospital for what he says is the group's vision and unwavering efforts in enabling the establishment of the Black River Hospital Foundation.Addressing the launch...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 7:13 PM

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says a stationary front now affecting local weather condition is expected to slowly dissipate by the middle of the week.  Monday night and Tuesday morning should be mostly cloudy with lingering...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 6:40 PM

The police are to increase their presence in public spaces and intensify public order activities in Montego Bay, St James as part of a strategy to help cut crime in the western parish. In a statement this afternoon, the police said they...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 5:52 PM

The Meteorological service of Jamaica says the Stationary Front is expected to slowly dissipate while continuing to influence weather across the central Caribbean and Jamaica through to the middle of the week.  It says tonight and...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 5:39 PM

The police have disclosed that two alleged gunmen were shot and killed and a third gunman shot and injured on Saturday during an operation at premises off Waltham Park Road in St Andrew. Four illegal firearms as well as an assortment of...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 5:19 PMGareth Davis

A Portland man, who is suspected to have killed a man early this morning, was rescued by the police from an angry mob, but not before he was badly beaten. The man, who is believed to be a drug addict, reportedly fled the crime scene after bashing...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 1:56 PMRasbert Turner

A St Catherine businesswoman has been freed of being in possession of fake rubbing alcohol. U Wen, who is of Chinese heritage, was freed on Friday by parish judge Grace Henry-McKenzie of charges of breaching the Trademark Act, the Customs and...

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