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Stories by Ainsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The Shortwood Seventh-day Adventist Church, located in Grants Pen, one of Kingston’s gritty inner city communities, is seeking to deliver an early Christmas gift to Lurlene Lawson, a long-standing church member. They are working to complete the...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Opposition leader, Mark Golding, is lamenting that Jamaica still has barriers that exclude people living with disabilities some nine months after the Disabilities Act became effective. “It’s fair to say that Jamaica has not seen sufficient progress...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) launched its helpline in April 2020 for troubled parents burdened by the pandemic, Nicole Ramsay never hesitated to volunteer her time to take calls. Ramsay has been a volunteer with the NPSC...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The parent of a child injured in an accident last week is calling for regulations to ensure that all company-owned trucks across the island are serviced on time and monitored to greatly reduce the likelihood of potentially serious accidents. The...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With less than 48 hours before the collapse of of states of emergency (SOEs) in seven parishes, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warned that if there is heightened threat to public safety, the Government will not shy away from declaring a new...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Although vendors are elated that the multimillion-dollar renovation at the Stony Hill Market in St Andrew has been completed and the facility is again open for business, they still have one major plea. That is for persons who are not willing to...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

A decade after antagonism between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago over trade and immigration issues reached a crescendo, officials from the latter believe that the CARICOM nations are now on good terms and are trying to leverage opportunities...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The six Jamaican police personnel killed in the last 12 months were on Sunday remembered for their stalwart contribution to nation-building during the celebration of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) 155th anniversary. Two were killed in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

A new assessment strategy is being tapped to better diagnose challenges in children at the early childhood level and primarily around four years of age to allow for sooner interventions to lower the chances of them developing behavioural and...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When life took a turn for the worse for businessman Dr Dhiru Tanna in Uganda 48 years ago, Dr Marshall Hall encouraged him to visit Jamaica. To this date, Tanna has not regretted making that move, as Hall, described as a”true friend”, ensured a new...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:05 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Mikael Phillips, shadow minister of transport and works, says, should the People’s National Party (PNP) be voted back into power, they will redevelop the Road Maintenance Fund. “We will re-establish a road maintenance fund because it is the right...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, has applauded the “tremendous efforts” of Angie Martinez, ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Jamaica, to increase regional interconnectivity, trade and investment since...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has described as “a watershed moment” the brokering of an agreement with 14 public-sector unions covering 60,000 workers that will rationalise a compensation scheme viewed as cumbersome and...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 1:27 PMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The $50 million that the Government previously set aside pre-COVID for a Wellness Research Fund will soon be disbursed to Jamaicans to execute public-health research. Dr Christopher Tufton, minister of health and wellness, made the announcement...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

THE GOVERNMENT is far advanced in its bid to establish the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Authority. Daryl Vaz, minister of science, energy and technology, made the announcement during his presentation at the Rotary Club of St...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:14 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Public passenger vehicle (PPV) operators have agreed to return to work today and are seeking to broker a payment proposal following a meeting with government officials at the Ministry of Transport and Works on Tuesday. Hundreds of taxi operators...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Retired registered nurse Winniefred Chambers-Dyer was among 11 persons honoured as Living Legacy awardees by the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Thursday. Chambers-Dyer, who spent 41...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:57 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

THE RENOVATED Stony Hill Market is to be officially reopened on November 22, nine months after the originally scheduled reopening date. Kingston Mayor Delroy Williams made the announcement during the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation’s...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2022 | 3:29 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

After three years of online courtship, Shamarah Pinnock thought she was destined to arrive in Jamaica on November 2 to spend time with her soulmate, Dameion Jarrett. As fate would have it, that plan did not materialise as Jarrett was murdered on...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2022 | 3:29 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Five years after the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) suspended service on its No. 81 Corporate Area route, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has passed a resolution seeking its return, noting that many commuters,...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

In a wide-ranging address at the first in a series of People’s National Party’s ‘Time Come to Put People First’ town hall meetings at Bridgeport High School in Portmore on Sunday evening, Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas blasted the Government,...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

SHADOW MINISTER for Land, Environment and Climate Change, Senator Sophia Frazer Binns, has scolded the Holness administration for its handling of the Clifton land matter and has called for a change in the national approach to allocation of land and...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Elon Higgins, overseer of the Horizon Adult Remand Centre, called Sunday for investigators to double their efforts to arrest the perpetrators who killed correctional officer Shannon Briscoe three months ago. Briscoe, 38, went missing on August 11...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Despite the expenditure of $130 million for a new water supply system in the community of New Building in Nain, St Elizabeth, numerous residents complain that they still do not see themselves benefitting immediately. On Thursday, minister without...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:14 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Sugar cane farmers and their associates believe that the closure of farms and factories is a major factor fuelling Jamaica’s crime crisis, tapping the ranks of vulnerable, unemployed youths. Garfield Salmon triggered the discussion at Thursday’s...

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