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Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Inspired to bring about a reduction in the incidence of violence against women and children, 2018 LASCO/Nurses Association of Jamaica Nurse of the Year, Denese Dacres Reeves, recently rallied dozens of people to participate in the Orange Day Walk....

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:05 AM

Countering the notion that women do not support women, HerFlow founder Shelly-Ann Weeks, in partnership with LASCO Curves, honoured 12 women for achieving significant goals in business and positively impacting their communities with the launch of...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 9:03 PM

The People's National Party (PNP) has released a statement condemning a fraudulent letter being circulated on social media purportedly announcing the resignation of Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips. According to the PNP, it is a blatant act...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 7:35 PM

Jamaica Labour Party political newcomer Ann-Marie Vaz has beaten the People's National Party's Damion Crawford to wrest the Portland Eastern seat from the Comrades after a 30-year dominance.

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 7:18 PM

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has ended its 30-year political drought in the flourishing Portland Eastern constituency after Ann Marie Vaz today defeated the People’s National Party (PNP's) Damion Crawford in a hotly...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 5:00 PM

The polls are now closed in the hotly-contested Portland Eastern by-election. The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) earlier reported that the 127 polling stations across 49 voting locations opened on time at 7:00 a.m. At 11 o’ clock, the...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 4:44 PM

People’s National Party candidate Damion Crawford has downplayed the significance of not having a vote in Portland Eastern.  Crawford’s challenger, the Jamaica Labour Party’s Ann-Marie Vaz has said, her having a vote in the...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 4:25 PM

Just under an hour before the close of polls in the Portland Eastern by-election, the parliamentary opposition is expressing concern about the bottleneck at several polling stations. For People's National Party (PNP) St Catherine...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 4:23 PM

Former Gleaner columnist and prominent immigration attorney, Ronald Mason, has died. He was 72. Mason died from complications associated with colon cancer at his home in St Andrew this morning. His wife, Rose, says he died peacefully. She...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 3:46 PM

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reporting that the voter turnout in the Portland Eastern by-election was 47.32 per cent as at 3:00 p.m. The EOJ says the turnout between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the 2016 General Election was...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 2:51 PM

Chairman of the election observer group Citizens Action For Free and Fair Elections, Dr Lloyd Barnett, says voting has been smooth in the Portland Eastern by-election. Barnett said that except for minor delays, voting activities have been incident...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 2:04 PM

Detectives assigned to the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) are seeking the public’s assistance in locating four Costa Ricans who are believed to have illegally entered the island in March. Being sought ...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:51 PM

The Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz is confident she will becoming the first woman to be elected as the Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern. Vaz is contesting the seat against the People’s National Party (PNP’s)...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:22 PM

Political runners in Portland Eastern are going to the mountains and the valleys to pull out electors for today's intense by-election. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP's) Ann-Marie Vaz is facing off with the People's National...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 11:58 AM

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reporting a 25.28 per cent voter turnout up to 11 o' clock this morning in the Portland Eastern by-election. There are 36,315 registered voters in the constituency.  

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 11:02 AM

Both major political parties are pulling out all the stops to secure a win for their respective candidates in the Portland Eastern by-election. The Jamaica Labour Party's Ann-Marie Vaz is facing off with the People's National Party's Damion Crawford.

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 10:36 AM

Security measures have been strengthened at the Victoria Jubilee and Kingston Public hospitals in downtown Kingston. Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the hospitals, Colleen Wright, told JIS News that 13 closed-circuit television cameras...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 9:42 AM

The Spanish Town Traffic Department has charged a man with causing death by dangerous driving following a motor vehicle crash on Morrison Street in St Catherine last Tuesday. He is 26-year-old Major-Mark Bennett, a truck driver of Henry Morgan...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 9:34 AM

In an effort to strengthen the investigative process in the Portland Division, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) headquarters, the Major Investigation Division in Kingston along with additional Specialist Forensic Crime...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 9:26 AM

The security forces yesterday found an illegal sub-machine gun with a magazine containing 56 live rounds during a raid at Village Top, Rose Heights, St James. The discovery occurred at about 5:00 a.m when a joint military and police team were...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 7:29 AM

There was a light drizzle in sections of Portland Eastern this morning as voting got under way in what will be a keenly contested by-election. Jamaica Labour Party political newcomer Ann-Marie Vaz will be seeking to break the People’s National Party...

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Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Experts in the financial sector are imploring Jamaicans to pay closer attention to their credit history, as this will significantly impact their ability to access credit. Keisha Melhado Forrest, chief of credit risk management at JN Bank, said...

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