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Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is reporting that more than 10,000 foreigners have acquired Jamaican citizenship over the last 10 years.Director of citizenship services at PICA, Carol Saunders-Hammond, points to an increase...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Increased cooperation on criminal matters between Jamaica and the Kingdom of Belgium is to be strengthened.This follows approval of the Mutual Assistance (Criminal Matters) (Foreign States) (Kingdom of Belgium) Order, 2018 Resolution by members of...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 7:13 PM

The Appeal Court has given residents of Hope Pastures in St Andrew permission to challenge a decision by the Supreme Court that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot be compelled to provide electricity to their community through...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 6:58 PM

The House of Representatives has approved a resolution for the State of Emergency in St James to be extended for an additional three months. It's the second time the House is granting an extension.

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 4:09 PM

St Andrew store operator 44-years-old Owen Jackson was yesterday arrested and charged with unlawful use of trademark after the police allegedly seized almost a million dollars of counterfeit goods at his business place in Constant Spring Plaza, St...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 2:17 PM

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it has closed its Santa Cruz tax office for today because of electricity issues. The TAJ says recent severe weather is impacting power supply in the town and that the office has had to contend with a damaged...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 1:55 PMGareth Davis Snr

A police constable attached to the St Thomas Police is in custody in connection with the armed robbery of a businesswoman and three others in Manchioneal, Portland on Monday.  According to police sources, about 4 a.m. the businesswoman closed...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 1:27 PM

Chairman of the Universal Service Fund Robert Lawrence has suggested that the agency's Chief Executive Officer Suzette Buchanan acted in poor judgement when she gave her daughter a job. Buchanan hired her daughter to manage the fund's...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:52 PM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is asking members of the public to desist from sharing wrong information about alleged criminal suspects. In a statement, the JCF said this can be damaging to the reputation of others or may compromise criminal...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:40 PM

The St Elizabeth Police are urging licensed firearm holders to exercise greater care in protecting their weapons from the hands of criminal The call came against the background of the theft of two firearms which were left in motor vehicles by their...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:35 PM

Valerie Neita-Robertson, Kartel's lead attorney, made the assertion in the Court of Appeal this morning as she began presenting legal arguments to have the dancehall artiste's murder conviction and prison sentence overturned.

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 10:37 AM

The attorney for incarcerated dancehall artiste Shawn Storm has urged the Court of Appeal not to order a retrial arguing that the case is rife with multiple deficiencies. "These defects are incurable, I submit," said Bert Samuels as he...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 10:08 AM

The St. James Public Health Services under the Western Regional Health Authority says it is working with all the relevant agencies to closely monitor the fire at the Retirement Dump. The dump has been on fire since last weekend. The health agency...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 9:46 AM

The police are reporting that charges are pending against a former general manager of an all-inclusive hotel in Trelawny who was nabbed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday on allegations of financial crimes. They say he...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:20 AMJordan Micah Bennett/Contributor

Artificial Intelligence and the Economy features machine-learning computer models in Jamaica. These models are computer algorithms, or smart apps, that seek to give computers the ability to learn like children for a variety of tasks...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The three Sagicor Foundation 2017-2018 adopted schools, AME Basic School in Portland Cottage, D'Frank's Early Childhood Institution in Greenvale, Manchester, and Haughton Grove Early Childhood Institution in Ramble District, Hanover, have closed out...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that he will make it mandatory for all members of his Cabinet to undergo good-governance training and to follow best practices.Holness, who was giving the keynote address at the ground-breaking ceremony for the...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Deandra Chung-Jones, president of the Young Entrepreneurs' Association (YEA), believes that entrepreneurship should not be seen as an option when alternatives have failed, but should be seen as a priority at the primary, secondary and tertiary...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), in partnership with the Institute for Workforce Education and Development (IWED), has trained 62 unemployed persons in landscaping and facility maintenance at a cost of $9 million.The young persons, who are...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,I was told that it is possible for a British national to be refused a British passport. Is this true? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.- D.V.Dear D.V.,With respect to British passport eligibility, persons can apply for a...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Second City Montego Bay in St James has been known as the centre of the island's Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry for the last 10 years.Kingston, the country's capital,...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the sixth-form option in high schools provides a unique opportunity for students to develop leadership qualities and should be encouraged.Addressing the 30th anniversary banquet of the St Catherine High School...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is looking to increase the number of persons registered by 15 per cent for this fiscal year.This would see an additional 57,384 persons registered with the Scheme.This information is included in the 2018/2019...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Newly elected president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ), Lennon Richards, said he will be encouraging more fathers to be active participants in the education system.Richards, who was elected at the NPTAJ's just-...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Some 118 local producers of authentic Jamaican gift and souvenir items will showcase their products and network with corporate entities and various industry players at Christmas in July.The event, hosted by the Tourism Linkages Network and its...

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