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Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 1:45 PM

On-duty police personnel turned the tables on a group of suspects in an attempted drive-by shooting near the Spanish Town courthouse a short while ago, shooting one of them. It is reported that the intended target was a man who was slated to make a...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:59 PM

The Miami Herald is reporting that owner and chief executive officer (CEO) of Spain's RIU hotel chain, Luis Riu Guell was jailed yesterday after being charged with unlawful compensation and conspiracy to commit unlawful compensation. Riu is...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:35 PM

Four persons have been left homeless and a business operator without his establishment after a fire destroyed their building in Balaclava, St Elizabeth. The fire started minutes after 3 this morning and razed the building. A unit from the...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 10:09 AM

The National Works Agency is advising that Windsor Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine, will be closed in the vicinity of the Spanish Town Link Road come Thursday to facilitate the construction of a box culvert. The NWA says the...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 9:51 AM

A summit the private sector said it would use to get a binding bipartisan plan for dealing with crime in Jamaica has been put off. The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) had planned to hold the Public Order and Safety Summit on Thursday...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 9:34 AM

The National Work Agency (NWA) says work is to begin along 15 corridors in seven parishes that have been significantly impacted by flood rains, since last year April. Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says the...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 9:25 AM

Members of the House of Representatives will today make a critical decision on whether to pass or reject the Banking Services Bill, which seeks to regulate bank fees in Jamaica. The Lower House will have its final sitting today for the 2017/2018...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:02 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:After close to 15 years without a proper fire station in downtown Montego Bay, St James, the second city is now poised to receive a new state of the art fire department with construction to start this year.Montego Bay's mayor,...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms Powell,I hear that Canada accepts a lot of refugees each year. How do I qualify to be a refugee?- ACDear AC,Canada is one of the many countries that accept individuals who have a genuine fear of remaining in their own country if they are...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I have a son who is an American citizen, but he was adopted by one of my brothers. My son now lives in the United States (US).Is it possible for him to file for me, his biological mother?- CCDear CC,Currently, any US...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,Could you please throw some light on when a person is eligible to register as a British national?- NFDear NF,There are six different types of British nationality, and these are British citizenship; British overseas territories citizen...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Are Jamaicans saving enough?No matter how it small, you must always put aside a little savings," are words *Corinne Peck heard quite frequently while growing up in rural Jamaica."That was the philosophy of my grandmother, a principled woman, who...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Not-For-Profit organisation Avasant Foundation will be leading skills training programmes in Montego Bay and Kingston this year to prepare more than 200 young Jamaicans...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Workers of Worth (WOW)! That's how the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica themed their Recognition and Awards Ceremony to celebrate the "Year of the Adventist Worker 2017", which was held at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Gymnatorium...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the month of February, we traditionally focus on heart health, or perhaps we really just think about heart disease. The healthy heart is an amazing muscular pump that begins pumping blood from when the unborn foetus is about 14 to 16 weeks old....

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 7:05 PM

The Transport Authority is reporting that public passenger vehicle operators are paying hundreds of dollars for road licences to people purporting to work for the Authority. It says over the past few months, it has received a number of reports of...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 6:59 PM

Following a lengthy meeting today to deal with the issue of the Prime Minister's decision to place the acting chief justice on probation, the island's judges have released a declaration on the separation of powers, judicial...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 4:33 PM

The island’s judges have expressed regret at the crippling of the court system today because of a meeting in Kingston involving nearly 100 of them from the appellate, supreme and parish courts. But according to a spokesperson for...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 3:35 PM

General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang has declared that unless something really "tragic" happens in the next three weeks, Dr Nigel Clarke has more than a 90 per cent chance of winning the March 5 by-election...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 1:38 PM

Member of Parliament for south St Andrew, Mark Golding has said that the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Dr Nigel Clarke has too many other interests and responsibilities, and as such, won't be able to give...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 1:03 PM

At least one courtroom has been opened at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston where Justice Jennifer Straw is postponing all cases. Operations at the Supreme Court had been...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:51 PM

It was a chaotic scene outside the Pembroke Hall Community Centre where a sea of People's National Party (PNP) supporters menacingly approached a handful of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters who showed up at the nomination centre just as the PNP's candidate, Keisha Hayle, had arrived...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:25 PM

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has described as inappropriate a meeting of all judges which is now in progress at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston. Chuck says he has no idea of the purpose of the meeting...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 11:46 AMShanna-Kay Monteith

The St Thomas Police have charged a man in connection with the murders of Jamaica-Canadian couple Melbourne and Etta Flake. Twenty-five-year-old Fabian Skervin, a farmer of Seaforth in the parish, is charged with two counts of murder and one...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 11:03 AM

Courts across the island have been disrupted as judges gather at the Supreme Court for a meeting to discuss the continued refusal of Prime Minister...

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