Sun | Jun 13, 2021

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CONFIDENT that he still enjoys the “full” support of the people of Westmoreland Central and declaring that his work there is far from over, embattled member of parliament George Wright says he is staying put in representational politics. In fact,...

Only a resignation as an elected representative can remove George Wright from his new seat on the Opposition benches in George William Gordon House, despite how unwelcome his presence may be for members on that side. The Westmoreland Central member...

A police constable believed to be a high-ranking member of a violent criminal gang is now in custody facing serious charges, police officials have disclosed. His arrest, according to senior law-enforcement sources, is just the tip of the iceberg as...

Considered a crime hotspot for years, Parry Town, which sits near Ocho Rios in St Ann, has seen relative peace and quiet in recent months and residents are welcoming the change. There has not been a murder in Parry Town in almost a year, compared...

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Tanique Bailey-Small, St James’ medical officer of health, says that if Jamaica follows the United States’ footsteps in rescinding some of the same COVID-19 restrictions, the island could be in trouble. “At this point in time, it...

WESTERN BUREAU: A sound system selector is dead and a licensed firearm holder in police custody following a shooting incident which was sparked by an altercation that started at a party that was being staged in breach of the Disaster Risk...

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (AP): Several hospitality companies in one of South Carolina’s most popular beach towns are accused of scamming dozens of foreign workers on work visas, including Jamaicans, about their pay and living conditions,...

Having built the unenviable reputation as one of St Ann’s crime hotspots, Parry Town is benefitting from a tree-planting project that involves 600 fruit and food trees, courtesy of Food For The Poor (FFTP) Jamaica. The project, which got off the...

A proposal to use Chilean octagonal warnings on food and beverage packaging throughout the Caribbean has been flatly rejected by local consumer advocacy and regulatory groups despite urgent calls for the implementation of front-of-packaging labels...

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that as more Jamaicans get fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, more of the current restrictions to slow the spread of the virus locally may be relaxed as has been proposed in the...
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