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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 6:00 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:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:50 AM

Despite mounting opposition to the report of the administrative review panel appointed by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Police Commissioner George Quallo says he has begun implementing some of the recommendations. The panel was appointed to...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:37 AM

Police Commissioner George Quallo says four of the five cops singled out in the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry are no longer serving in operational roles. The commission, in its report, recommended that Donovan Graham, Winchroy...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AM

"It is generally older people who are going to church who truly appreciate the music," Karl Fuller, the organist at St Ann Parish Church, noted sadly.A successful businessman and public servant in St Ann, Fuller has been inspired by music throughout...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Bukola Shonuga is a well-known Nigerian journalist and entrepreneur. Over the last year, she has assumed the Herculean responsibility of representing His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife.She is tasked with...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

With several early-childhood institutions (ECIs) still unable to meet all the guidelines to be certified, Jamaicans are being urged to choose wisely when registering their young children for the new school year.Only 61 of the country's more than 2,...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AM

Executive Director of the Rural Family Support Organisation (RuFamSo), Utealia Burrell, is batting for the resumption of the Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP), a social initiative, which she is confident can help curb the country's crime problem."We...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMBarbara Gayle

Haulage contractor Osbourne Smith of Portmore, St Catherine, is demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the Jamaican government after waiting over the last six years for the return of a Leyland truck which was wrongfully seized by the...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

With the planned merger of the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Office of the Children's Registry (OCR) slated to be implemented by October, two of Jamaica's leading voices for children's rights remain concerned about the possible implications...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMCorey Robinson

Six policemen from the Kingston Eastern Police Division could be forever haunted by the cries of a dying 54-year-old woman, whose life they desperately tried to save during an almost two-hour toil down a treacherous hillside last Tuesday.Sonia...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMCorey Robinson

Persons who may be tempted to purchase cooked food from roadside vendors in the market district in downtown Kingston in the lead-up to the reopening of school are being warned to be careful as they could be putting themselves at risk for food-borne...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMRyon Jones

Unruly taxi operators are continuing to run riot across the Corporate Area, with the Half-Way Tree square underscoring the problem.Among the more common practices of the taxi operators is their use of the two outer lanes of Hope Road in the vicinity...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Jerk vendors plying their trade at the internationally renowned Boston Jerk Centre in Portland have vowed to stamp out the perennial problem of visitor harassment and over-pricing, which are threatening their businesses.The commitment was given...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:26 PM

Members of the public are being urged to make written submissions on the motion tabled in Parliament for a ban on some plastic packaging materials and styrofoam. The multi-sector Working Group on Plastic Packaging Materials is also urging...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:16 PM

The National Meteorological Service says a Trough associated with Tropical Depression Harvey is expected to move into the vicinity of the island late tonight. The Met Service says Harvey is expected to re-intensify into a Tropical Storm tomorrow....

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:51 PM

The Health Ministry has issued a warning to members of the public to avoid looking directly at the sun during the partial solar eclipse that is expected to take place on Monday. A partial solar eclipse happens when the moon comes between the sun...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:37 PM

The National Meterological Service has issued a warning to persons on the cays and banks along the south coast to remain in safe harbour and exercise extreme caution. The Met Service is urging small craft operators and other marine interests not to...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:18 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says the power outage now being experienced in Papine and surrounding communities in St Andrew is due to a motor vehicle crash this morning. JPS says the crash, which occurred in the vicinity of the...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:07 PM

One man is now in custody following the seizure of more than $4 million worth of cocaine in St Elizabeth on Thursday. His identity has not been released. The police say he is to be interviewed in the presence of his attorney before being charged...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:12 AM

The Mount Ogle Road in Lawrence Tavern in St Andrew is now impassable. The police say this is due to a break-away at a section of the road. The public is advised to use the alternative routes through Stony Hill to Cavalier then into Lawrence Tavern...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:05 AM

The Government says it has started wage negotiations with the island’s teachers for the 2017/2019 contract period. State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Public Service, Rudyard Spencer, met with members of the Jamaica Teachers...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:48 AM

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) wants the Government to place a special import tax on motorcycles to make the vehicles less affordable, as the country grapples with increased road fatalities involving motorcyclists. The NRSC notes that...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:07 AMOrantes Moore

HIGHGATE, St Mary:After serving as an elder at the Bethel United Church in Highgate, St Mary, for more than a decade, Trevor Stoddard decided to retire to the backbench, but still maintains a keen interest in local and international religious...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:01 AMShanna Monteith

The new school year is almost here, and university students, especially those who board away from home, are getting ready to move out of their homes to either live on their own or at accommodations on campus.The freedom facilitated by colleges and...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:00 AMTamara Bailey

PORUS, Manchester:She is as selfless as they come. A woman so driven by seeing others, particularly young people, succeed that she will use unconventional methods to prove that greatness lies within every individual.Verona Ricketts, past teacher and...

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