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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:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,I am told that it is possible for me to remain in the United Kingdom with a family member under certain circumstances after visiting. Is this true?- TGDear TG,Persons need to apply for a 'family of a settled person' visa if they would...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,My mom has lived in the United States since 2007. She recently passed her citizenship test and is waiting to be sworn in. She started filing for her husband and my sister last year before her citizenship interview. She got...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Dear Ms Powell,A friend told me about 'Atlantic Immigration' as a way to become a permanent resident of Canada. I've been reading up about the programme and it's so confusing. Can you please tell me how I can qualify under this programme?- KPDear KP...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

A cultural revolution called the Wireless Age has exploded worldwide. No other technology has grown on us like the mobile phone. Within three decades, this device has moved from zero to over 7.3 billion units worldwide. By 2014, there were more cell...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

The newly refurbished operating theatres at the Falmouth Hospital, which have not been in operation since 2007, will soon be ready to take cases from Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH). The refurbished operating theatres will assist with cases from...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said ground will be broken shortly for a 1,200-unit housing development in Negril, Westmoreland, which will target tourism workers."We expect this project to be completed by 2020 and that the people of Westmoreland will...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:53 PM

The Member of Parliament for St Catherine South, Fitz Jackson, says the decision of some banks to suspend fees for dormant account will not stop him from going to court to compel them to pay compensation. Jackson is of the view that the banks only...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:52 PM

Accountant Gary Nicholson has won the crucial Greater Portmore North by-election for the People's National Party (PNP) to maintain control of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation. Nicholson polled 2,125 votes to the 995 by his...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:36 PM

The polls have now closed in the crucial by-election in the Greater Portmore North Division to determine control of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation. Accountant Gary Nicholson of the People's National Party (PNP) and school teacher Ann...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:17 PM

High court judge Vivienne Harris today issued warrants for several prosecution witnesses in the trial of Councillor Sylvan Reid after they failed to appear in court. The trial against Reid, who is charged with causing death by dangerous driving,...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:26 PM

Police investigators are now at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) depot in Spanish Town, St Catherine, following the fatal stabbing of an employee....

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:37 PM

A former student of the Penwood High School has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2013 stabbing death of another student at the St Andrew-based institution which...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:50 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reminding customers served by the Logwood system in Hanover to store water to conserve as much as possible because inflows are declining. According to the NWC, there has been an 80 per cent decline in raw...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:37 PM

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reporting a 14.66 per cent voter turnout between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. for the Greater Portmore North by-election. The EOJ says of the 10,677 registered voters, 1,565 ballots were cast across 38...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:37 PM

Wards of the State and students on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) will now be able to sit three additional Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects free of cost. Education Minister, Ruel Reid, made...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:12 PM

Musson Jamaica Limited, which sells Nupak Corned Beef, is reporting that its Brazilian supplier has not been implicated in the rotten meat scandal in the South American country. In a notice to customers, Musson said it is conducting  its own...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:55 AM

People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary, Julian Robinson, says the party will be implementing a political work programme in nine constituencies as part of plans to retake the Government. Robinson did not name the constituencies as he...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AM

People’s National Party (PNP) Councillor for the Salt Spring division in the St James Municipal Corporation, Sylvan Reid, is expected to go on trial today in the St James Circuit Court for causing death by dangerous driving. Reid, who is...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Businessman Peter Sangster is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this week on fraud charges in relation to the forging of the signature of former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. 

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:48 AM

Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher, says all is in place for today’s by-election in the Greater Portmore North Division in the Portmore Municipal Corporation. Accountant, Gary Nicholson, of the People’s National Party (PNP), is to...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:40 AM

Representatives of the Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) are scheduled to meet today at the labour ministry amid the threat of industrial action by workers at the bank. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:The new traffic study by the National Works Agency to determine the feasibility of creating the much-touted Montego Bay bypass is now well advanced and is poised to be completed in May.The data, which will inform the decision-making...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AMPaul Clarke

Consumers are being asked to avoid the purchase of corned beef and to report to public health departments any food establishment that still offers the product for sale, the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) said."We are just...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Security arrangments at Gordon House in Kingston are to be reviewed following the attack in the vicinity of Britain's House of Commons last week.Leader of Government Business Senator Kamina Johnson Smith disclosed on Friday that the issue was...

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