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Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 8:50 PM

The Government has announced that the minimum wage is to go up by $500 as of January 28.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 8:48 PM

The Parliamentary Secretary in the Health ministry and officials at the St. Ann’s Bay hospital agreed to tighten the security system at the facility.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 8:47 PM

Parliament’s Standing Orders Review Committee has agreed to limit the time that members can speak in the House of Representatives to 10 minutes.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 8:46 PM

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising members of the public that high winds and related high tides continue to deposit sea water and debris onto the Palisadoes Road.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 8:44 PM

The newest UNICEF report has again raised concerns about the number of children dying before they reach five years old in Jamaica.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 8:37 PM

Windalco Kirkvine Sports Club Two and Alpart will face off this evening in a lone match of the Northwest Development National Table Tennis Club League.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 2:49 PM

The police in Portmore, St. Catherine are working to determine the circumstances that led to the death of a resident whose partially decomposed body was found yesterday morning.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 2:46 PM

The police are holding a man wanted in connection with the murders of several persons in Rockfort, East Kingston last year.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 2:41 PM

The government is to provide more jobs in Information Technology (IT), through an expansion of the sector.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 2:39 PM

Industry and Commerce Minister, Karl Samuda revealed the government is working on a proposal to centralise the scrap metal industry in Riverton City, Kingston.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 2:35 PM

Deputy Commissioner in charge of Crime, Mark Shields has stated the constabulary force’s position on the reported code of silence among police personnel.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 11:19 AM

Security concerns head the agenda health representatives and the government will be discussing today.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 11:11 AM

The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is looking to introducing a plea bargaining policy to encourage police personnel to reveal wrongdoing within the force.

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 11:07 AM

Convenor of Hear the Children Cry, Betty -Ann Blaine believes that the justice system is not sending a strong enough signal to perpetrators of crimes against children.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 2:30 PM

Detectives from Operation Kingfish have arrested a wanted member of the notorious Stone Crusher gang.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 2:28 PM

A Jamaican man from southeast London is facing six years behind bars and possible deportation, after he was found guilty of intending to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 2:25 PM

Post mortems are being conducted on the bodies of the five men who were killed in a joint police/military operation in Tivoli Gardens, last week.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 2:23 PM

Transport Minister, Mike Henry is hopeful that the current state of the Palisadoes roadway in Kingston will be improved before the start of the next hurricane season in June.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 2:20 PM

Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has ordered the Attorney General Senator, Dorothy Lightbourne to undertake an immediate review of the Evidence Act.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 2:18 PM

University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU) said it has received the list of persons whose positions are to be made redundant at the state run bus company.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 8:34 AM

The Farquharson Institute of Public Affairs is calling for the coroner’s inquest into the controversial killings in West Kingston a week ago to be given the same priority as that for Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 8:32 AM

Convenor of Hear the Children Cry, Betty-Ann Blaine believes that many of the children who were murdered last year were killed as a result of gang violence.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 8:31 AM

Statistics from the police high command have shown that gang related killings have more than doubled in the last two years.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 8:27 AM

National Works agency (NWA) said it would be monitoring the situation on the Palisadoes road in Kingston after disruption on the weekend.

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 8:25 AM

Inner city communities are shortly to benefit from a family support services programme aimed at improving access to social services in 12 communities across the island.

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