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Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2009 | 8:54 AM

The Deputy Commissioner of Corrections, Shirley Johnson continues her testimony today as the Armadale Enquiry enters its 11th day.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 7:12 PM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has described last week’s downgrade by international rating agency Standard & Poor’s as unwarranted.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 7:11 PM

Two men who were arrested following the seizure of a quantity of ganja in connection with ill-fated drug plane crash in St. Ann appeared in Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s Court today.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 6:05 PM

The Finance Ministry appears to be in turmoil as the bulk of its senior management has either bailed out or retired in a series of changes.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 6:04 PM

The education ministry in Jamaica is reporting that the placement of students, who sat the Grade Nine Achievement Test (GNAT), has been delayed because there was not enough high school space for them.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 6:03 PM

The Director of Juvenile Services and his supervisor the Deputy Commissioner of Corrections today faced the Commission of Enquiry into the fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre in St. Ann.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 6:02 PM

The Peoples National Party (PNP) caretaker for Western St Thomas, Gary Foster was detained for several hours today at the Central Police station in downtown Kingston.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 6:01 PM

A new survey is indicating that Jamaicans will have to pay between 10 and 21 per cent more for schoolbooks this year compared with last year.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 12:55 PM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has disclosed that the Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure will be tabled in September.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 12:55 PM

The Executive Committee of the People\'s National Party has mandated the Opposition to demand that the Speaker of the House immediately resume Parliamentary sittings.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 12:54 PM

The health minister Rudy Spencer has given the operators of unregistered Children’s Homes until next week to comply with the guidelines of the ministry and the Child Development Agency (CDA).

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 12:54 PM

The Portland police are trying to determine whether a District Constable in the parish killed himself.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 12:54 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is now moving to implement contingency measures to help Jamaicans cope with the severe drought conditions now affecting the island.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 12:54 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is now moving to implement contingency measures to help Jamaicans cope with the severe drought conditions now affecting the island.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 12:53 PM

The prime minister this morning confirmed reports that Sharon Crooks is to be replaced as the Financial Secretary.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 8:32 AM

There are mounting fears that the current drought conditions could result in a shortage of some agricultural produce.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 8:31 AM

The president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Glendon Harris said the drought conditions may also affect agricultural exports.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 8:30 AM

Representatives of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ) and health ministry officials are to meet at the labour ministry today.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 8:29 AM

The NAJ president is reserving comments on whether there could be further action by the public health nurses if the chief medical officer does not retract her statements.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 8:28 AM

Everton Hesson, the Director of Juvenile Services in the Department of Correctional Services, is to be cross-examined at the Armadale Enquiry today.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 8:27 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that as of today there will be traffic delays along the Temple Gallery roadway in St James.

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2009 | 8:27 AM

The issue surrounding the removal of the body of an infant from the Mandeville Regional Hospital Morgue is to be discussed at a meeting at the health ministry today.

Published:Monday | August 10, 2009 | 6:11 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) has implemented tough new measures aimed at forcing consumers to conserve water as the drought conditions worsen islandwide.

Published:Monday | August 10, 2009 | 6:11 PM

NWC customers in sections of St. Mary, St. Catherine and St. Thomas will be without their usual water supplies due to mechanical and electrical problems affecting a number of NWC facilities.

Published:Monday | August 10, 2009 | 6:10 PM

Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) today lost its case against the CARICOM Secretariat regarding the suspension of the common external tariff, CET for cement imports to Jamaica.

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