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

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has accepted an invitation from the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) for a familiarisation tour of several outsourcing firms operating in Montego Bay on Thursday.PSOJ...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Patrick Prendergast, the Campus Director at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Western Jamaica Campus, has been appointed the Co-Chair of the Mayor's Advisory Committee to advise the Office of the Mayor of Montego Bay on matters...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 9:08 PM

The jury in the murder trial of brothers O’Neil and O’Brian Walters, who are charged with the shooting death of Kahni Erskine following a daring daylight gun attack at a St James gas station in 2016, were shown video footage of the incident in court on Tuesday.

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 7:56 PM

The House of Representatives has approved a resolution extending the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) Mount Salem, St James, for an additional 60 days. The resolution was moved by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who noted that there has been no...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 7:26 PM

Attorney Norman Godfrey today suggested that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) paid for the wife and child of murder accused police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown to stay in a St Andrew hotel for six to seven weeks...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 6:47 PM

The St Catherine North Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Oneila Thomas, otherwise called ‘Chunny’ and her 12-month-old child Jayden Elliott, both of Byles district, Kitson Town, St Catherine. They...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 4:45 PM

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has indicated that the Government is working to relocate persons residing at the Retirement Landfill in St James. McKenzie informed that the Social Development Commission will...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 3:31 PMJodi Ann Gilpin

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has directed that Jamaica pursues a target of achieving 50 per cent of its energy generation from renewables by 2030. Under current policy, the country has a target of 30 per cent. Holness expressed confidence...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 11:23 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it has shutdown its Spanish Town Treatment Plant in St Catherine. The NWC says this is because of a high acidic level recorded in samples taken from the river source that serves the plant. As a...

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

Chief of development financing for The Jamaica National Group Carlton Earl Samuels says the growing local interest in the short-term rental accommodation market is not likely to changethe approach that financial institutions, such as JN Bank, take...

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

Several experts in the financial, education and employment sectors agree that exposing young people to basic financial concepts at an early age in a classroom setting will assist them to make better 'financial decisions as adults."This can only work...

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

Prospect Primary School in Danvers Pen, St Thomas, is the winner of the Trees for Peace competition, which was launched by the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information on Peace Day in...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMBeienetch Watson/Contributor

The continuous extension of the 'enhanced security measures' in the resort town of Montego Bay and its environs is perhaps the greatest indication of tourism's failure to improve the lives of ordinary Jamaicans. In fact, the Senate's last unanimous...

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

Outgoing president of the Jamaica Manufacturerers' and Exporters' Association (JMEA) Metry Seaga has said he is confident that with proper policies and support, Jamaica's macroeconomic indicators will continue to grow and contribute significantly to...

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

Opportunities for certification in business process outsourcing (BPO) training are now available at the Trench Town Polytechnic College (TTPC) in St Andrew.The college commenced the training in early September, as part of their associate degree...

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

A census is to be conducted shortly in the communities surrounding the US$2.5-billion Vernamfield development project site in Clarendon.This was disclosed by Project Manager for the implementation of the Vernamfield project, Colonel Oscar Derby, who...

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

Several children recently left the Little Theatre smiling from ear to ear after they witnessed a performance of the prominent cultural group during the 51st concert season.The children, mainly from Maverley in St Andrew, the Central Branch All-age...

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

Over the course of 12 months, the US Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated...

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

Dear Mr Bassie,I need to prove to the authorities in my home country that I am NOT a British citizen. Can this be done, and if so, how can I go about it?I would appreciate any advice on how to obtain such proof.KKDear KK,Persons are able to apply...

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

SAN FRANCISCO (AP):The Trump administration is appealing a judge's ruling that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from four countries who are living and working in the US under temporary protected status.Attorneys for...

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

Good day Mrs Huntington,I am 30 years old and I live in Jamaica. My father, a legal resident in the United States, filed for me and my now 11-year-old son in May 2012. I have been checking the Visa Bulletin and have noticed that the current date for...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 3:22 PM

More than 100 individuals were recognised at today's National Honours and Awards at King's House in St Andrew. Here are photo highlights. We want to hear from you! Send us a message on WhatsApp at 1-876-499-0169, email us at editors@...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 2:08 PMSyranno Baines

Standout Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson has ranked her recognition at this year’s National Honours and Awards at the top of her achievements. Atkinson was this morning conferred with the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (CD) for...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 1:40 PM

Ken Morgan, a Windrush victim who spent the past 25 years in Jamaica after his British passport was taken from him, had been looking forward to tucking into some fish and chips the day he finally returned to the UK. But he was taken aback by...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 1:10 PM

The Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies is charging Jamaicans to use National Heroes’ Day as an opportunity to remember every man and woman, who in his or her own way, was a hero. The centre says it is...

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