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Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 1:55 PM

National Security Minister Robert Montague says the government is spending some $11 billion to improve the country's border security. In a release from the National Security Ministry this morning, Montague says the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF)...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:50 PM

A judge has ordered disbarred attorney Harold Brady to give his fingerprint to the police. The order was made this morning when Brady made his first court appearance since he was arrested last month on a number of fraud-related charges. In...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:15 PM

Head of Operations in the Police Traffic and Highway Division, Superintendent Courtney Coubrie, could face disciplinary action following an investigation into the cause of the traffic gridlock on the Palisadoes Road in east Kingston. In his six-...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:05 PM

The US Embassy is reporting that another alleged player in the multimillion-dollar lottery scamming scheme by mastermind Lavrick Willocks has been arrested by the Jamaican police. In custody is 23-year-old Mario Hines who is wanted in the US...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 11:03 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that four corridors remain impassable following heavy rains in the parishes of Portland and St Mary over the last five days. It says two roads are still inaccessible in Portland, while two have been...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 10:20 AM

The son of a Trelawny police corporal was last night shot dead in an attack along the Meadows of Irwin main road in St James while heading home from Bible studies. It is reported that about 9.45 pm, the corporal arrived at the...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 10:10 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) has implemented traffic changes along a section of Barbican Road between Liguanea Avenue and the East Kings House Road intersections.  Manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw,...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 1:59 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that Jamaica is officially not under threat from a tsunami. The prime minister provided the update in a post on Twitter. Jamaica had been monitoring the situation after, earlier Tuesday night, a...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Andre Haughton

Every country wants to increase economic growth on a consistent basis, but many people are unaware of how economic growth is achieved.Economic growth, in simple terms, is really an increase in the real value of what a country produces this year...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 11:38 PM

  TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP):  A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and causing officials to warn people around the region to be...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 7:24 PM

The JN Bank ATM located at 27-29 Sydenham Park Way off Old Harbour Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine was vandalised early this morning.  The matter has been reported to the police, who are investigating the incident. No cash was accessed from...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 5:15 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists travelling through downtown Kingston that the traffic signal at the intersection of East Queen Street and Hanover Street is out of commission. The NWA says the signals were destroyed...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 5:05 PMJerome Reynolds

Jamaicans could have access to prepaid water supply this calendar year. That’s according to Corporate Public Relations Manager at the National Water Commission (NWC), Charles Buchanan, who, in an interview today on Power Talk on Power 106 FM...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 5:00 PM

Chief Justice Zaila McCalla has announced that a special courtroom has been assigned at the Supreme Court to hear matters related to sexual offences. The Chief Justice agreed to designate the special courtroom after alarming figures were...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 1:25 PM

One of the four persons who were hospitalised following a gun attack at a house on Foga Road in May Pen, Clarendon, has died. Forty-five-year-old Petrena Edwards died last night. Reports are that the four were at home about 10 o'clock...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 1:04 PM

The leadership of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) has put a hold for now on any possible industrial action by government workers it represents to allow Cabinet to have further discussions on their wage issues. At a press...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:49 PM

The tension between the Government and public school teachers has been eased for now after word came yesterday that favourable consideration is being given to an improvement in certain fringe benefits that have been proposed by the Jamaica Teachers...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 11:54 AM

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says informal settlements are extremely vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes which makes it a major concern for the government. In a speech delivered by Director of Urban and...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 11:00 AM

Two Clarendon men lost their lives when the truck they were travelling in crashed into a ditch on the Mandela Highway in St Catherine last night. The deceased have been identified as: 75-year-old Winston Powell, a farmer of Copperwood district and...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 10:32 AM

The Gordon 'Butch' Stewart-led Gorstew Limited has suffered another legal blow as the Judicial Committee of the UK Privy Council has refused its application seeking permission to appeal the decision of judge Lorna Shelly Williams to...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 10:08 AM

A man is now in custody following the seizure of a firearm and two rounds of ammunition in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday. The police say he is also wanted in relation to a murder, which occurred on July 18, 2017. The Portmore Police say...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With Christmas now behind Jamaicans, better financial management is one of the resolutions that many have made for 2018 to improve their financial status.However, managing one's financial affairs must start with the most basic financial tool - a...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is looking forward to upcoming film projects in 2018 as the Film Commission plans to execute targeted strategies for the development and the promotion of local productions.These projects include Storm...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Miss Powell,I am an only child and my parents live in Jamaica. I'm very worried about them as they are retired and living alone in the country. Thieves broke in on them twice last year and I am worried about their safety. I am thinking it would...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,A few years ago I was living in the United States (US) on a visiting visa, attended high school as I was in my late teens. After completing high school I had no job opportunity because I had no legal status. I was young,...

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