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Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:07 AM

 Recipient: Johann ‘Yoni’ Epstein Category: Special Award: Business Many have titled him as a fast-rising businessman with multiple awards in Jamaica’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), but Johann ‘Yoni’...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 4:51 PM

The National Water Commission says it will implement nightly water lock-offs in sections of the Corporate Area starting today in a bid to safeguard water supply throughout the impending dry periods. The NWC says both major water storage facilities...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 4:25 PM

Two of the eight alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang were freed this afternoon of gang-related charges in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. Hopeton Sankey and Sean Suckra were freed after trial judge Chief Justice...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 3:52 PM

High blood pressure is the leading cause of end-stage renal failure in Jamaica.       This was disclosed by Executive Director of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), Deborah Chen, at a JIS Think Tank on...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 2:23 PM

A public health nurse at Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport is disputing claims that a digital handheld temperature machine was stolen from the medical booth there.

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 2:05 PM

People’s National Party (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips said Jamaica needs to find the right balance while complying with global rules governing financial transactions to ensure that legitimate businesses in...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:56 PM

Head of the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) Karen Brown says the “widespread sickness” that is plaguing public health inspectors islandwide may continue for some time if the government does not address their...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:16 PM

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) says it is closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation in China and has activated a response plan for its students and staff member in that country. The UWI says it has 36 students enrolled in a BSc...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 9:25 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness drew on the sub judice rule on Tuesday and gave very little detail when asked to tell the country, for the first time, why he accepted former discarded education minister Ruel Reid’s resignation in March 2019.

 

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 9:22 AM

The Narcotics Police seized 40 pounds of ganja and one kilogramme of cocaine off the coast of Negril, Westmoreland on Tuesday. The police report that about 12:50 a.m., the JDF Coast Guard intercepted a vessel with seven men aboard - four Hondurans...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 9:16 AM

A curfew has been imposed in August Town, St Andrew. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Friday. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: NORTH: Along an imaginary line about 500 metres from...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 9:04 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that it will be necessary to suspend water supply to the St Andrew community of Smokey and its surroundings in order to undertake emergency repairs to a damaged section of pipeline. The NWC says the...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:17 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has urged the ministries and agencies of government with anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorism finance (CTF) mandates to collaborate to plug gaps in the country’s regime. Clarke,...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE KINGSTON City Marathon (KCM) is going green for its eighth staging set for March 15 this year. “KCM would like to protect not only our homeless citizens in Kingston but also clean up the city by introducing a litter zone and improved...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:13 AM

PERMANENT MARKERS are now in place for 100 kilometres of ground to be included as part of the official boundary for the high-value ecological resource that is the Cockpit Country. This is according to the Forestry Department, which has been...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:13 AM
Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE ADAPTATION Fund has announced the launch of a new US$10-million pilot innovation programme. Announced at the international climate talks in Madrid, Spain, in December, the programme is to foster innovation in adaptation in developing countries...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:07 AM
Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 5:05 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says her Ministry continues to closely monitor the welfare of the Jamaican community in China regarding the spread of the Coronavirus across that country. “Since my last...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 4:37 PM

Opposition Spokesperson on Science, Technology and Information Julian Robinson is calling for Fayval Williams, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, to provide the nation with answers to burning questions about the hiring practices at...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 4:23 PM

Gas prices are to down by $0.98 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $121.75 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $124.58. Meanwhile, automotive diesel oil is to move down by $0.66 to sell for...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 4:15 PM

The works of 24 design entrepreneurs were on showcase today at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) for the closing ceremony of Design Fusion 2019. 

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 3:37 PM

A man died along the Rose Hall main road in St James this afternoon after being hit from his motorcycle, which burst into flames. The man was reportedly burnt beyond recognition. "We sprayed the bike with water, but it was just too late. He...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 2:32 PM

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology Carol Palmer says the process of winding up the state-owned Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and several of its subsidiaries is well on track.

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 1:09 PM

The Maggotty Police in St Elizabeth are investigating the murder of a man in​ Maggotty on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Lennox Williams, 48, a farmer of Carisbrooke district in the parish. The police report that about 1:30...

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