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Health + Tech | Emergency room management

The thought of having to go to a hospital, let alone a public one, would have many people opting to stay home as long as possible until their ailment turns into an emergency. In some ways, we face this reality here. There is a plethora of...
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Health + Tech | Emergency room management

The thought of having to go to a hospital, let alone a public one, would have many people opting to stay home as long as possible until their ailment turns into an emergency. In some ways, we face this reality here. There is a plethora of...

Legal Scoop | A $600m oversight – Part I - Janet Edwards v Jamaica Beverages Ltd

In recent times, we have heard through the media of the impending sale of Jamaica Beverages Limited (JBL) to satisfy a staggering $560-million personal injury award against that company. It is not surprising that the award has necessitated the...
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Legal Scoop | A $600m oversight – Part I - Janet Edwards v Jamaica Beverages Ltd

In recent times, we have heard through the media of the impending sale of Jamaica Beverages Limited (JBL) to satisfy a staggering $560-million personal injury award against that company. It is not surprising that the award has necessitated the...

David Salmon | Unplanned growth: The challenges of urban sprawl in Jamaica – Pt 1

Prime Minster Andrew Holness has consistently expressed his interest in the construction of affordable housing solutions for the average Jamaican. His overwhelming support of the Greater Bernard Lodge Development is indicative of this ambitious...
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David Salmon | Unplanned growth: The challenges of urban sprawl in Jamaica – Pt 1

Prime Minster Andrew Holness has consistently expressed his interest in the construction of affordable housing solutions for the average Jamaican. His overwhelming support of the Greater Bernard Lodge Development is indicative of this ambitious...

Chuck: One size does not fit all - Minister says better options to be available for children deemed uncontrollable as of Jan 1

Children who are deemed uncontrollable, but who have committed no crime, should no longer face detention in correctional facilities at the whim of a Family Court judge, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has declared. Chuck has indicated that, with the...
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Chuck: One size does not fit all - Minister says better options to be available for children deemed uncontrollable as of Jan 1

Children who are deemed uncontrollable, but who have committed no crime, should no longer face detention in correctional facilities at the whim of a Family Court judge, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has declared. Chuck has indicated that, with the...

Don't burn the cannabis cash

The head of a local licensed marijuana dealership is calling for the government to put an end ot the practice of destroying marijuana that is confiscated from illegal dealers by law enforcement. At present, the police are bound by law to destroy...
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Don't burn the cannabis cash

The head of a local licensed marijuana dealership is calling for the government to put an end ot the practice of destroying marijuana that is confiscated from illegal dealers by law enforcement. At present, the police are bound by law to destroy...

Potiphar’s wife

The Book of Genesis reveals the most incredible dramas, some of which just happen to be sexual in nature. Take, for instance, the story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife (hereafter referred to as Mrs Potiphar). Though old as the Bible, it possesses a...
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Potiphar’s wife

The Book of Genesis reveals the most incredible dramas, some of which just happen to be sexual in nature. Take, for instance, the story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife (hereafter referred to as Mrs Potiphar). Though old as the Bible, it possesses a...

Near 5,000 kids targeted for sickle-cell testing

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is confirming that 4,838 babies were not screened for sickle-cell disease last year, as public hospitals were faced with the challenge of inadequate supplies to test for the blood disease because of inconsistent...
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Near 5,000 kids targeted for sickle-cell testing

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is confirming that 4,838 babies were not screened for sickle-cell disease last year, as public hospitals were faced with the challenge of inadequate supplies to test for the blood disease because of inconsistent...

Lifeguard teaches inner-city youth to swim from crime

Lifeguard Everton Brown has always dreamed about forming a swim club for inner-city youths and a decade ago he was well on his way to achieving his dream. But then the West Kingston incursion occurred. The stand-off, which ended with the deaths of...
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Lifeguard teaches inner-city youth to swim from crime

Lifeguard Everton Brown has always dreamed about forming a swim club for inner-city youths and a decade ago he was well on his way to achieving his dream. But then the West Kingston incursion occurred. The stand-off, which ended with the deaths of...

Unplanned growth: The challenges of urban sprawl in Jamaica – Pt 1

Prime Minster Andrew Holness has consistently expressed his interest in the construction of affordable housing solutions for the average Jamaican. His overwhelming support of the Greater Bernard Lodge Development is indicative of this ambitious...
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Unplanned growth: The challenges of urban sprawl in Jamaica – Pt 1

Prime Minster Andrew Holness has consistently expressed his interest in the construction of affordable housing solutions for the average Jamaican. His overwhelming support of the Greater Bernard Lodge Development is indicative of this ambitious...

Emergency room management

The thought of having to go to a hospital, let alone a public one, would have many people opting to stay home as long as possible until their ailment turns into an emergency. In some ways, we face this reality here. There is a plethora of...
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Emergency room management

The thought of having to go to a hospital, let alone a public one, would have many people opting to stay home as long as possible until their ailment turns into an emergency. In some ways, we face this reality here. There is a plethora of...

Fishermen charged for 900 pounds of ganja, gun found on boat

Two fishermen are facing several criminal charges after their boat was allegedly intercepted at sea with over 900 pounds of ganja and an illegal gun. They are Luke Blackwood, 32, of Crawford district, in St Elizabeth and David Williams, 48, of...
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Fishermen charged for 900 pounds of ganja, gun found on boat

Two fishermen are facing several criminal charges after their boat was allegedly intercepted at sea with over 900 pounds of ganja and an illegal gun. They are Luke Blackwood, 32, of Crawford district, in St Elizabeth and David Williams, 48, of...

'A most deserving winner'...Culture Minister lauds Singh

Culture Minister Olivia ‘ Grange says Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh is a most deserving winner of the Miss World pageant. The 23-year-old St Thomas native won the title in London earlier today, becoming the fourth Jamaican to do so. In a...
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'A most deserving winner'...Culture Minister lauds Singh

Culture Minister Olivia ‘ Grange says Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh is a most deserving winner of the Miss World pageant. The 23-year-old St Thomas native won the title in London earlier today, becoming the fourth Jamaican to do so. In a...

Grateful Miss World Toni-Ann Singh ready to get to work as congrats pour in

Miss World 2019, Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh says she is ready to get to work. To win the crown, the queen placed on show a charming countenance and a powerful rendition of Whitney Houston's I have Nothing that is now certain to be heard...
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Grateful Miss World Toni-Ann Singh ready to get to work as congrats pour in

Miss World 2019, Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh says she is ready to get to work. To win the crown, the queen placed on show a charming countenance and a powerful rendition of Whitney Houston's I have Nothing that is now certain to be heard...

Unconstitutional! Mississippi's 15-week abortion law shot down by US appeals court

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A ban by the state of Mississippi on abortions after 15 weeks has been declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. The ruling by the 5th United States (US) Circuit Court of Appeals deals a major blow to...
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Unconstitutional! Mississippi's 15-week abortion law shot down by US appeals court

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A ban by the state of Mississippi on abortions after 15 weeks has been declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. The ruling by the 5th United States (US) Circuit Court of Appeals deals a major blow to...

Killer, child rapist among 428 persons pardoned in the last days of former Kentucky Governor's tenure

A child rapist and a murderer are among 428 persons who were pardoned by the former Governor of Kentucky, in the United States, during his final days in office. According to reports, the flurry of pardons by ex-Republican Governor Matt Bevin has...
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Killer, child rapist among 428 persons pardoned in the last days of former Kentucky Governor's tenure

A child rapist and a murderer are among 428 persons who were pardoned by the former Governor of Kentucky, in the United States, during his final days in office. According to reports, the flurry of pardons by ex-Republican Governor Matt Bevin has...

St James woman arrested for illegal gun

A St James woman is now in police custody after an illegal firearm and more than a dozen bullets were reportedly found at premises in the parish yesterday. Twenty-nine lead sheets used in the lottery scam and an air rifle with 77 metal balls were...
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St James woman arrested for illegal gun

A St James woman is now in police custody after an illegal firearm and more than a dozen bullets were reportedly found at premises in the parish yesterday. Twenty-nine lead sheets used in the lottery scam and an air rifle with 77 metal balls were...

Government continues to reduce squatting – Chang

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said the Government continues to take proactive steps to tackle the pervasive issue of squatting across Jamaica. Noting that this challenge has contributed to the social ills affecting the society,...
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Government continues to reduce squatting – Chang

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said the Government continues to take proactive steps to tackle the pervasive issue of squatting across Jamaica. Noting that this challenge has contributed to the social ills affecting the society,...

Resolution to remove Kim Brown-Lawrence from council withdrawn

The resolution that was brought by the People’s National Party’s (PNP) minority leader at the St Ann Municipal Corporation to have councillor for the Brown’s Town division in St Ann, Kim Brown-Lawrence, removed from office has been withdrawn. At...
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Resolution to remove Kim Brown-Lawrence from council withdrawn

The resolution that was brought by the People’s National Party’s (PNP) minority leader at the St Ann Municipal Corporation to have councillor for the Brown’s Town division in St Ann, Kim Brown-Lawrence, removed from office has been withdrawn. At...

Customer service training coming for St Ann cops

Amid criticisms regarding the police’s response to the general public, commandant for St Ann, SSP Calvin Small, has revealed that come early next year, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members in St Ann will undergo training in customer service....
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Customer service training coming for St Ann cops

Amid criticisms regarding the police’s response to the general public, commandant for St Ann, SSP Calvin Small, has revealed that come early next year, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members in St Ann will undergo training in customer service....

Introduce dengue-testing kits in hospitals, says councillor

At least one Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation councillor has charged Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton to speedily introduce dengue-testing kits at public health facilities, particularly at the Bustamante Hospital for Children....
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Introduce dengue-testing kits in hospitals, says councillor

At least one Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation councillor has charged Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton to speedily introduce dengue-testing kits at public health facilities, particularly at the Bustamante Hospital for Children....

CARDI: Climate change affects more than the environment

Executive Director of the Caribbean Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Barton Clarke has called attention to the issue of climate change as more than just an environmental concern, pointing to the multiplier effects on other areas. In his...
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CARDI: Climate change affects more than the environment

Executive Director of the Caribbean Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Barton Clarke has called attention to the issue of climate change as more than just an environmental concern, pointing to the multiplier effects on other areas. In his...

Let’s have lamb for Christmas

What is a staple at your Christmas dinner table? Vanessa Williamson-Mighty, lamb and vegetarian chef at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, is spreading joy for the holidays by introducing a few non-traditional options for the festive feast. Manoeuvring...
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Let’s have lamb for Christmas

What is a staple at your Christmas dinner table? Vanessa Williamson-Mighty, lamb and vegetarian chef at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, is spreading joy for the holidays by introducing a few non-traditional options for the festive feast. Manoeuvring...

Traffic changes for Falmouth, Trelawny

In a bid to manage the increased flow of traffic during the festive season, the National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that a new one-way system will be implemented along Market Street and Georges Street in Falmouth, Trelawny. The changes will...
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Traffic changes for Falmouth, Trelawny

In a bid to manage the increased flow of traffic during the festive season, the National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that a new one-way system will be implemented along Market Street and Georges Street in Falmouth, Trelawny. The changes will...

Two charged over stabbing at St Thomas gas station

Two men have been charged by the police in relation to a stabbing incident at a gas station in Seaforth, St Thomas. Twenty-year-old Ronnell Porter, otherwise called ‘Poo’ and 22-year-old Taffary Wheeler, both of School Lane, Seaforth in...
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Two charged over stabbing at St Thomas gas station

Two men have been charged by the police in relation to a stabbing incident at a gas station in Seaforth, St Thomas. Twenty-year-old Ronnell Porter, otherwise called ‘Poo’ and 22-year-old Taffary Wheeler, both of School Lane, Seaforth in...

Church leader charged with seven counts of rape in Hanover

A man identified as a church leader is to appear before the Hanover Parish Court on Tuesday after he was charged with seven counts of rape by the Hanover Police. The police say he was arrested on Monday by a patrol team after being observed...
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Church leader charged with seven counts of rape in Hanover

A man identified as a church leader is to appear before the Hanover Parish Court on Tuesday after he was charged with seven counts of rape by the Hanover Police. The police say he was arrested on Monday by a patrol team after being observed...

Paradise Bridge in Westmoreland to open soon – NWA

Community Relations Officer at the Western Office of the National Works Agency (NWA), Janel Ricketts, has indicated that the replacement of the Paradise Bridge in Westmoreland is in the final stages of completion. In an interview with JIS News,...
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Paradise Bridge in Westmoreland to open soon – NWA

Community Relations Officer at the Western Office of the National Works Agency (NWA), Janel Ricketts, has indicated that the replacement of the Paradise Bridge in Westmoreland is in the final stages of completion. In an interview with JIS News,...

Opposition in Dominica to challenge outcome of general elections

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – The main opposition United Workers Party, which was swept aside in last Friday’s general election by the ruling Dominica Labour Party, has announced its intention to challenge the outcome of the results in the...
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Opposition in Dominica to challenge outcome of general elections

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – The main opposition United Workers Party, which was swept aside in last Friday’s general election by the ruling Dominica Labour Party, has announced its intention to challenge the outcome of the results in the...

Suspect charged for killing 91-year-old St Ann man

One man has been charged for the Thursday, December 5 killing of 91-year-old Zaneal Hanson of Battersea in Cave Valley, St Ann who was found with chop wounds at his home. Charged with murder is 25-year-old Andrae Campbell otherwise called ‘...
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Suspect charged for killing 91-year-old St Ann man

One man has been charged for the Thursday, December 5 killing of 91-year-old Zaneal Hanson of Battersea in Cave Valley, St Ann who was found with chop wounds at his home. Charged with murder is 25-year-old Andrae Campbell otherwise called ‘...

Early encashment of NIS pension vouchers

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is advising of early NIS voucher encashment. The Ministry says pension vouchers with payable dates Monday, December 23 to Thursday, December 26 may be encashed at post offices beginning from Monday,...
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Early encashment of NIS pension vouchers

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is advising of early NIS voucher encashment. The Ministry says pension vouchers with payable dates Monday, December 23 to Thursday, December 26 may be encashed at post offices beginning from Monday,...

Utility companies pay out over $34 million for service breaches

Utility companies paid out over $34 million for service breaches between July and September. The amount was paid out as a result of breaches of the Guaranteed Standards and actions taken on behalf of customers by the Office of Utilities Regulation...
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Utility companies pay out over $34 million for service breaches

Utility companies paid out over $34 million for service breaches between July and September. The amount was paid out as a result of breaches of the Guaranteed Standards and actions taken on behalf of customers by the Office of Utilities Regulation...

Murals to be rolled out downtown

Culture Minister Olivia Grange says that her ministry will join forces with the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) to undertake a series of beautification projects in downtown Kingston before Christmas. The murals, Grange told...
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Murals to be rolled out downtown

Culture Minister Olivia Grange says that her ministry will join forces with the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) to undertake a series of beautification projects in downtown Kingston before Christmas. The murals, Grange told...

Meet Rock River’s ‘Mother Teresa’ - Woman shuts down cook shop to dedicate efforts to helping seniors

December 21 will be the third year that Rosie Taylor, 61, will be hosting her annual pre-Christmas dinner for senior citizens in her community of Rock River. This year, she said she would be taking it further afield, inviting members from the...
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Meet Rock River’s ‘Mother Teresa’ - Woman shuts down cook shop to dedicate efforts to helping seniors

December 21 will be the third year that Rosie Taylor, 61, will be hosting her annual pre-Christmas dinner for senior citizens in her community of Rock River. This year, she said she would be taking it further afield, inviting members from the...

Redesigning Jamaica Carnival: Jessica Campbell

Carnival costume designer Jessica Campbell is a force to be reckoned with. Being one of only two Jamaican designers for Xodus Carnival, the largest band in Jamaica, she takes each achievement as a proud moment, ­recalling her proudest as being the...
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Redesigning Jamaica Carnival: Jessica Campbell

Carnival costume designer Jessica Campbell is a force to be reckoned with. Being one of only two Jamaican designers for Xodus Carnival, the largest band in Jamaica, she takes each achievement as a proud moment, ­recalling her proudest as being the...

Pepsi Jamaica celebrate 20 years

This year marked the 20th anniversary of Pepsi-Cola Jamaica and to commemorate the milestone, the beverage company recently hosted a James Bond 007-themed soirée at the AC Marriott Hotel, Kingston. The elegant affair was not only an anniversary...
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Pepsi Jamaica celebrate 20 years

This year marked the 20th anniversary of Pepsi-Cola Jamaica and to commemorate the milestone, the beverage company recently hosted a James Bond 007-themed soirée at the AC Marriott Hotel, Kingston. The elegant affair was not only an anniversary...

Jamaica Producers celebrates 90 years in style

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the JP Farms in Agualta Vale, St Mary, the Jamaica Producers (JP) Group recently celebrated the good people and strong partnerships which made their 90-year trek possible. The mood was set by DJ ‘Captain’...
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Jamaica Producers celebrates 90 years in style

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the JP Farms in Agualta Vale, St Mary, the Jamaica Producers (JP) Group recently celebrated the good people and strong partnerships which made their 90-year trek possible. The mood was set by DJ ‘Captain’...