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Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:57 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The heads of two taxi associations believe the process for public transport operators to access $25,000 government COVID-19 cash grants is too cumbersome, possibly explaining why the roll-out has not been smooth. Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Singh’s Motors Limited is under investigation after a teacher assistant demanded the refund of an $800,000 deposit on a 2013 Toyota Isis sedan she was reportedly promised to receive in two weeks but has been left empty-handed months after the...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Chairman Robert Montague has rallied partisan faithful to defend Prime Minister Andrew Holness from critics, warning them in a spirited speech that attacks on the leadership were geared at weakening his administration....

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Gang warfare originating in Salt Spring, St James, is believed to have crossed borders and created mayhem in Lauderhill, Florida, with law enforcers there determined to clamp down on the crime syndicates. Jamaican dancehall stakeholders are...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A mother is relieved to have her teen daughter return home alive after her bid to land a job at a Portmore call centre morphed into a nightmare after she was allegedly abducted after the interview. The 19-year-old was reportedly abducted for two...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

SENDAI, Japan: DEVELOPING RESILIENCE and a greater appreciation for historical data are ways that a Japanese city ravaged by the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami 11 years ago has recovered and is better prepared for any recurrence. Lessons...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

OSAKI, Japan: Since 2015, successive administrations have spent millions of dollars in training and certifying community wardens to assist with Jamaica’s failing garbage disposal problem. However, the country continues to experience significant...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

OSAKI, Japan: CHANGING MINDSETS and improving the environmental impact are the pillars which operators of a successful recycling plant in the township of Osaki in Japan thrive on, making their community a world model. Complaints about garbage...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:05 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

TOKYO, Japan: JAMAICA’S water-supply woes could be eased if Japanese inventors of WOTA, a reusable water-treatment system that maximises conservation, get a foothold in the Caribbean. Co-founder of WOTA Corp, Ryo Yamada, is enthused at the...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

TOKYO, Japan: Chitaru Shimizu, director of Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Division at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says expanding relations with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is paramount and Jamaica, its oldest partner in the...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Grants Pen in St Andrew were sent scampering for cover on Tuesday morning as two cabbies reportedly challenged each other in a shootout reminiscent of a scene from the Wild West, leaving one dead and the other on the run. Dead is 28-...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As he lay on his deathbed, 18-year-old Tyrone ‘TJ’ McDonald expressed forgiveness to the policeman who shot him, but made one final request of his family to seek justice on his behalf as he maintained his innocence. Tyrone succumbed to injuries at...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A 12-year-old girl and her 15-year-old sister, who were raped, stabbed and chopped multiple times in a predawn attack at their home just over a week ago, are recovering in hospital while their family ponders their next move. The accused man, who...

Published:Friday | October 7, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Too embarrassed to disclose the scale of his losses, a young man standing at the cordoned security checkpoint along the Bernard Lodge main road Thursday morning rued the decision of his mother and girlfriend to purchase land from an unscrupulous...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Justice Vinette Graham-Allen on Wednesday made an impassioned plea to the police, backed by a recurring court order, for Robert Fowler, the St Catherine mechanic accused of killing 20-year-old accounting clerk Khanice Jackson, to undergo blood...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

In damning allegations drawing on DNA and video footage, prosecutors cast accused murderer Constable Noel Maitland as a calculated killer who schemed to clean up evidence linking him to the death of 23-year-old girlfriend Donna-Lee Donaldson. The...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2022 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Tivoli Gardens, the western Kingston community whose history has been stained with bloodshed and trauma, is using art as therapy for young and old to overcome grief and to project a favourable outlook on the inner city. The mural project,...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A St Catherine father could be in serious legal trouble after reportedly firing three shots through a door at a figure thought to be an intruder at his home, only to discover it was his 15-year-old son. The boy later died. The deceased has been...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The community of Creamy Corner in Above Rocks, St Catherine, which has suffered at the hands of robbers for years, rejoiced at the fatal shooting of two men who were allegedly caught red-handed during a break-in at a bar early Tuesday. Among the...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Recycling Partners of Jamaica Chairman Dr Damien King says the entity has been surprised by citizens’ enthusiasm to embrace plastic-bottle recycling. Speaking on Thursday as the RPJ signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tourism Product...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Several residents in the Crescent Road area of St Andrew were on Friday adamant that they would be heading to the United States-Mexico border after the latest explosion of violence which claimed two lives and left a third man injured. Jamaicans...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

What was supposed to be a gathering of mourning relatives taking steps to prepare a final place for a senior family member dramatically turned into a machete-wielding and gunslinging bloodbath in Glengoffe, St Catherine, on Wednesday, leaving one...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As a tropical wave sweeps westward over the southern Caribbean Sea threatening showers for Jamaica this weekend, residents of Waterford, St Catherine, are fearful of another episode of lamentable flooding. Blockages of the sewerage system were...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A frenetic hunt for a child which ended in a showdown between a mother and stepmother at a Corporate Area primary school last Thursday has reportedly resulted in emotional trauma for the grade three student whose father allegedly breached custodial...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A mother’s warning to her targeted 22-year-old son, who on two previous occasions was shot and injured by gunmen in their Delacree Lane community, came to pass after the third and fatal attack Monday night. Novelette Forsythe and her family...

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