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Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:06 AMEdmond Campbell

Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, Dorothy Pine-McLarty, said she had written to the attorney general in July last year seeking advice on how to remove the names of people from the voters' list who had migrated.Pine told journalists...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/ Gleaner Writer

While Jamaica is awash entrepreneurs of various incarnations, mostly called 'hustlers' - from the peanut vendor to the trinket makers, facilitators of business development have not done enough to nurture the country's entrepreneurial spirit, says...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/ Senior Gleaner Writer

First Angels Jamaica (First AngelsJa), the umbrella investor group dedicated to helping start up ventures, has underscored that it is not difficult for aspiring local entrepreneurs to get its attention.But the ventures must have some qualities in...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chairman of First AngelsJa, Joseph M. Matalon, said that there is no shortage of investors in Jamaica for the right deals, but he argued that there is an "immaturity in the environmental ecosystem"."We don't get enough qualified deals. We don't get...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Andre Haughton

The Jamaican stock market continues to improve on a yearly basis, and can help to improve your earnings if you learn how to invest wisely. It has brought lucrative returns to many investors and is expected to continue to do so over the foreseeable...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hello, mi neighbour! If you are not aurally challenged you would have heard good, great, pleasant, mystifying and disturbing stories over the past 24 hours. These stories would have affected you negatively or positively.Negative stories usually take...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says the People's National Party (PNP) is ready to enter talks with the Government on a national anti-crime plan, but he argues that it was up to the Andrew Holness administration to take the lead."We have urged...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Despite ending 2017 as easily the most peaceful of the four western parishes, the police hierarchy in Trelawny will not be resting on its laurels this year and has announced a three-prong crime-fighting strategy to ensure that the...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:LAW ENFORCERS at the Hanover Police Headquarters in Lucea are expressing disgust with the inconsistent supply of water and electricity they are getting and want the matter to be addressed urgently."This parish is being neglected for...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

To modernise operations of the National Water Commission (NWC), the entity is seeking to install a five-megawatt(MW) photovoltaic system at the Mona Reservoir in KingstonThis was noted by President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, at a Jamaica Information...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 4:46 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asked for a review of safety arrangements at children’s homes and places of safety to be conducted. This comes after a fire last night destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst Crescent, St...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 4:36 PM

The president of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), Helene Davis White, is proposing that government use the excess from the primary surplus to fund initiatives to combat crime. In reacting to a suggestion that contribution refunds...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 2:47 PMEdmond Campbell

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has hauled some 19 persons before the courts for breaches under the country's environmental laws. Executive Director of NEPA, Peter Knight, told members of Parliament's Public Accounts...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:17 PMJerome Reynolds

Some user of the North South Highway, which runs from St Catherine to St Ann, will pay more to travel on the toll road. The new rates will take effect at 10 o’clock on the night of Monday, January 22. The increases range between $50...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:11 PM

The police have confirmed that the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Natalie Neita, Member of Parliament for St Catherine North Central has been charged with Common Assault. According to the police, the charges stem from an allegation...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 11:52 AM

Detectives from the Westmoreland Division charged 26-year-old Ryan Letsman of Kings Street, Montego Bay in St James in connection with the murder of four persons in Brighton district, Westmoreland which occurred on Friday, November 24, 2017....

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 10:40 AM

The People’s National Party Youth Organization (PNPYO) has urged Commissioner of Police, George Quallo, to launch an investigation into the recent number of increased reports by young women on social media of robberies and...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 9:30 AM

A technical from the National Works Agency (NWA) is set to tour sections of Portland today which have been ravaged by heavy rains. The NWA says the team is tasked with generating solutions for dealing with the damage to...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 9:21 AM

The police in the Cayman Islands say a job scam believed to be perpetrated from Jamaica has now expanded its target to include nurses. The scam which was uncovered last year previously targeted hospitality workers. A report on caymannewsservice.com...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 9:13 AM

Director General of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Nari Williams-Singh, says there is need for greater consumer protection in relation to aviation services in Jamaica. His comments follow recent complaints by passengers on Fly Jamaica, who...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 9:07 AM

Walker's Place of Safety is reporting that two girls aged 12 and 16 died in the fire at its Lyndhurst Crescent facility in Kingston early this morning.  Thirty four other children who were housed at the facility have been moved to a...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 4:43 AM

Thirty-four of the 36 children housed at the Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst Crescent in Kingston, have been moved to a temporary holding facility at a nearby church after fire destroyed the premises early this morning.

 

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:02 AM

This is a statement from the Jamaica Manufacturers' Asso-ciation on the role of the Police Services Commission (PSC) in the fight against crime.In the last 30 days, a number of incidents have occurred which have brought light to bear on the...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With the growing sophistication of financial markets and a rapidly increasing array of financial products and tools, it has become necessary for persons to invest time in their financial education, Grants manager at the JN Foundation, Rose Miller,...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a move to support the local film industry, writer and motivational speaker Dr Ava Eagle Brown said she will be targeting local talent for the production of her coming-of-age film The Mango Girl, which is inspired by the life of the Jamaica-born...

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