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Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), in marking its 50th anniversary, will offer five tertiary-level students internship opportunities to sharpen their skills and contribute to the standards agency which seeks to continue nation-building. On...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

United States President Donald Trump’s announcement last week of impending sweeping deportation raids beginning on Sunday has rattled communities across the North American country, sending several undocumented immigrants, including Jamaicans, into...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that more than $39 million was paid out to consumers by utility providers in the first quarter of 2019 for service breaches of guaranteed standards. According to the OUR’s performance report for...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It appears that the Government and some probation officers may be headed for a collision course when the Ministries of Justice and National Security jointly roll out a child-diversion programme come November. Yesterday, during a sensitisation...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Government is thinking of ways to spin seaweed into cash as a way to tackle the sargassum threat currently plaguing the island’s shores, especially in Portmore, St Thomas and Portland. It is believed that a rise in ocean temperatures has been...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is yearning for the completion of the four multibillion-dollar legacy road projects and a return to normalcy as police officers have been experiencing serious challenges in laying down the law on...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

While the National Works Agency (NWA) is maintaining that work on four legacy road projects in the Corporate Area will be completed by the end of summer, business operators and motorists affected by the rehabilitation exercise are anxious to see...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his address during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Morant Bay Urban Centre last week, told parish leaders that there is no need to ‘bad mind’ St Thomas and declared that all major townships will be developed....

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

“Think big and set your goals high.” That was the charge Lady Allen gave yesterday to the 126th graduating class at the Shortwood Practising Infant, Primary and Junior High School in St Andrew. “There is nothing in this world you cannot do once you...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:34 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A St Andrew family, though still in shock, is breathing a sigh of relief as their youngest sibling regained consciousness after her common-law husband 25-year-old Jermaine McKenzie took his own life, thinking he had strangled her to death yesterday...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Family members and residents of Ramble, St Thomas, came together over two days this week, sharing memories and laughter, as they prepared the final resting place for educator, public affairs commentator and Gleaner columnist Martin Henry. According...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

After years of hearing plan after plan being proposed for the idle lands that once housed the Goodyear factory on the outskirts of Morant Bay in St Thomas, residents from across the parish journeyed to the location yesterday as they banked hopes on...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Government is banking on a new electronic case management system being piloted in juvenile facilities to help keep tabs on persons in state custody, some of whom get lost in prisons. The project, which will get going with a training phase on...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The jubilation among grade six students and their families after the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) results were released last Friday was hard to take in for the family of slain 12-year-old Dujon DaCosta. The young student athlete, who reportedly had a...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As early as 10:30 a.m. yesterday, nervous parents began descending on the grounds of the Half-Way Tree Primary School, eager to learn how their children performed in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the high-school placement exam. This being the...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With reports of at least a dozen cases of rape in a number of Portmore communities recently, one citizens’ association president says plans are afoot to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems throughout their neighbourhood. Byron...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Grief gripped staff members at IBEX yesterday as the workers at the Greater Portmore-based business process outsourcing company continued to mourn the tragic passing of a colleague last weekend. Black was the colour of the day as they reflected on...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Andrew North police are probing whether the death of a man in Grants Pen late Monday is linked to an ongoing investigation involving the deceased man ‘s older sibling. Dead is 20-year-old Dylant ‘Tom Tom’ Wedderburn, a vendor of Shortwood...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

After the Labour Day fanfare that ignited hope among staff at the Stony Hill Fire Station in St Andrew that the woeful conditions at the facility would be addressed, a halt in the restoration works has doused their optimism, and there’s no word on...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Justice ministry has announced that they will begin to engage Jamaican children as they prepare to roll out the child diversion programme islandwide, which is designed to steer children away from wayward activities. The programme is to be...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has raised an alarm over an increase in reports of assault by cops using non-lethal weapons such as batons and pepper spray. At a press conference at the agency’s New Kingston offices on...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday reiterated its call for the wide-scale distribution of body cameras for police personnel, citing that none of the allegations it has probed have involved evidence from such devices....

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has warned that local gangsters could make the switch from small arms to weapons of mass destruction (WMD), imitating international terrorists and unleashing horrific acts on the Jamaican public. The...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The family of 12-year-old Dujon DaCosta, who was shot dead at close range in Payne Land while he sat with relatives last Saturday, say they were planning for his graduation and not a funeral. Yesterday when our news team visited the southwest St...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Staff morale at Choice Business Solutions in Kingston plunged yesterday as friends and colleagues of one of the sisters who were murdered in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, embraced each other for the first time since the incident. Simona Plummer,...

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