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Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Several residents of the upscale St Andrew community of Seymour Lands, better known as 'The Golden Triangle', are up in arms over a decision by a developer to construct a commercial complex in the residential area.The residents who are members of...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

As concerns linger about effectiveness of the Office of the Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown has admitted that she would welcome amendments to the legislation passed in 2002 to make her office more potent."As we go forward and we look at...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The four candidates set to contest the two St Andrew seats in the October 30 by-elections yesterday affirmed their commitment to good governance and to fair campaigning by signing the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct at the Political...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The four candidates contesting the two St Andrew seats in the October 30 by-elections this morning affirmed their commitment to good governance and to fair campaigning by signing the Agreement and Declaration on Political...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Member of Parliament for Central Kingston Ronald Thwaites is preparing to go to battle with the National Housing Trust (NHT) over its attempt to acquire property in at least three communities in his constituency.The NHT is trying to acquire a large...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Fourteen months after the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) promised Daniel Bryan* that it would refund $190,000 she paid in tuition fee for a programme that never started, she is yet to receive one cent and the administration is still...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

With half of the wards of the State surveyed in two of the country's residential childcare facilities admitting to having considered committing suicide in the past, there are renewed calls for more attention to be given to adolescent mental health....

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

A Corporate Area-based security company could find itself in trouble amid claims by some members of staff that it has been underpaying them.Bunker Security and Protection Limited is being accused of failing to increase the salaries of its guards...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

One in every three wards of the State, in two of the island's residential childcare facilities, tested positive for at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI) during a study done two years ago.The Child Health and Wellness Study in...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The Ministry of Education is defending the decision to keep a school principal off the job for the past three years after the internal audit unit of the ministry uncovered what is suspected to be financial irregularities at the institution.But the...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Two men who have been linked to almost two dozen rape cases have left police worried that serial rapists are on the loose across the island.One of the men, in Portmore, St Catherine, is scheduled to appear on 15 identification parades based on...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

A dirt track used by some motorists who want to escape sections of peak-hour traffic along Spanish Town Road in the Corporate Area has been 'tolled' by a group of thugs, who demand they pay $100 to enter the road and a further $100 to exit.With...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Police investigators are being kept busy by scammers who are using the names of well-established local entities to lure unsuspecting persons into possible danger with the worrying undertone of a possible attempt at human trafficking.The scammers are...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has deemed woefully inadequate the level of funding currently being pumped into education and is suggesting, among other things, that persons with the resources pay for their child's schooling.Speaking...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

At least four of the eight girls who were booted from The Queen's School two years ago have made good of their second chances by achieving a combined 22 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) passes.Once dubbed 'girl gangsters' for their...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Some businesses in Mount Salem, St James, are reporting up to a 15 per cent decline in sales since last Friday when the area was declared Jamaica's first zone of special operations (ZOSO).But despite the reduction in sales, the business operators...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Several variables will be used to determine if success has been achieved in the various areas to be declared as zones of special operations (ZOSO).Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday explained during a press briefing held at his office that...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Days before the new school year begins, a number of Jamaican parents and guardians, who are either disabled or have children with disabilities, are in a quandary about how they are going to pay for their young ones to go back into the classroom.At...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 3:28 PMRyon Jones

While business and home owners along Hagley Park Road in St Andrew have accepted the need for the widening of the roadway, there are growing concerns about the negative impact it could have on sales as several entities are slated to lose large...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 4:01 PMRyon Jones

The number of children reported as missing across Jamaica has been on the decline in the past three years, and Registrar of the Office of the Children's Registry (OCR) Greg Smith is crediting this to the work of the Ananda Alert Secretariat.Data...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 9:24 AMRyon Jones

The permits of hundreds of firearm holders could be revoked in coming weeks with the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) locking in on its targets as the probe continues into the questionable granting of gun permits by the...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Several residents of the tough inner-city community of Olympic Gardens could struggle to meet their back-to-school expenses as their main employer, a block-making business spearheaded by the Miracle Tabernacle Foundation (MTF), has been shuttered...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Two senior members of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) were separated from the agency with immediate effect yesterday as the investigations into corruption...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Vote for policies and not politiciansRyon JonesStaff ReporterResidents of St Thomas are chiding successive governments for not following through on plans to develop the eastern parish.Despite often complaining of being the forgotten parish, the...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Cautiously optimistic that often-repeated plans to improve the infrastructure in the parish will become a reality this time around, residents of Duhaney Pen, St Thomas, are urging the Government to ensure that small businesses are supported in any...

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