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Road fatalities hit 300 mark

Jamaica has again failed to keep the number of road fatalities under 300 in one year. The Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry is reporting that 300 persons have been killed in 273 crashes since the start of the year. Victims of road...
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Road fatalities hit 300 mark

Jamaica has again failed to keep the number of road fatalities under 300 in one year. The Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry is reporting that 300 persons have been killed in 273 crashes since the start of the year. Victims of road...

Latest public sector wage offer a gimmick, says Lambert Brown

Opposition spokesman on the Public Service, Lambert Brown has described as a gimmick, the government’s latest offer to public workers. He says it resembles a «three-card trick», rather than a serious attempt by an...
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Latest public sector wage offer a gimmick, says Lambert Brown

Opposition spokesman on the Public Service, Lambert Brown has described as a gimmick, the government’s latest offer to public workers. He says it resembles a «three-card trick», rather than a serious attempt by an...

Briefing | What to expect of Jamaica’s economy

The Jamaican dollar nominal exchange rate against the US stood at approximately $126 to $1 as of Tuesday morning. Since mid-October 2017, this nominal appreciation, coming from approximately US$131 to J$1 shows signs that the currency might remain...
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Briefing | What to expect of Jamaica’s economy

The Jamaican dollar nominal exchange rate against the US stood at approximately $126 to $1 as of Tuesday morning. Since mid-October 2017, this nominal appreciation, coming from approximately US$131 to J$1 shows signs that the currency might remain...

Cops sick-out intensifies

It appears that the sick-out among rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has intensified with fewer cops showing for duties at police stations across the island today than yesterday. There are reports that as many 50 police...
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Cops sick-out intensifies

It appears that the sick-out among rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has intensified with fewer cops showing for duties at police stations across the island today than yesterday. There are reports that as many 50 police...

Speaker suspends Guyana parliament after MP ignores order to leave

Guyana’s Opposition legislators were left upset yesterday after the Speaker of Parliament, Dr Barton Scotland, suspended the sitting because an opposition legislator refused to leave the chamber. Bishop Juan Edghill, who is a member of...
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Speaker suspends Guyana parliament after MP ignores order to leave

Guyana’s Opposition legislators were left upset yesterday after the Speaker of Parliament, Dr Barton Scotland, suspended the sitting because an opposition legislator refused to leave the chamber. Bishop Juan Edghill, who is a member of...

Growth & Jobs | Make a strong financial statement to ensure a debt-free Christmas

With $5.40 of every $10 earned by households being used to finance debt, Jamaicans are being urged to spend wisely so as to avoid compounding their debt during the holiday season and position themselves to take advantage of improvements in the...
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Growth & Jobs | Make a strong financial statement to ensure a debt-free Christmas

With $5.40 of every $10 earned by households being used to finance debt, Jamaicans are being urged to spend wisely so as to avoid compounding their debt during the holiday season and position themselves to take advantage of improvements in the...

Growth & Jobs | Caribbean's outsourcing sector to provide 2.3 million jobs by 2020

Regional stakeholders are predicting that by the next three years 2.3 million jobs will become available in the outsourcing sector throughout the Caribbean.Speaking at the Regional Investors of the Year Awards in Montego Bay last week Tuesday,...
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Growth & Jobs | Caribbean's outsourcing sector to provide 2.3 million jobs by 2020

Regional stakeholders are predicting that by the next three years 2.3 million jobs will become available in the outsourcing sector throughout the Caribbean.Speaking at the Regional Investors of the Year Awards in Montego Bay last week Tuesday,...

The Caribbean's largest solar-powered plant for Ja

Ground is to be broken tomorrow at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, for what is being described as the largest solar-powered plant in the Caribbean. The 37-megawatt facility is estimated to cost US$60 million (J$7.5 billion) and is being built by a...
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The Caribbean's largest solar-powered plant for Ja

Ground is to be broken tomorrow at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, for what is being described as the largest solar-powered plant in the Caribbean. The 37-megawatt facility is estimated to cost US$60 million (J$7.5 billion) and is being built by a...

St Bess gets new water supply system

The Trenail Water Supply System in Maggoty, St Elizabeth, was officially commissioned into service in the district last week.The project, which was completed at a cost of $24.8 million, will directly benefit the 3,400 residents of Trenail,...
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St Bess gets new water supply system

The Trenail Water Supply System in Maggoty, St Elizabeth, was officially commissioned into service in the district last week.The project, which was completed at a cost of $24.8 million, will directly benefit the 3,400 residents of Trenail,...

The Caribbean's largest - solar-powered plant for Ja

Ground is to be broken tomorrow at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, for what is being described as the largest solar-powered plant in the Caribbean. The 37-megawatt facility is estimated to cost US$60 million (J$7.5 billion) and is being built by a...
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The Caribbean's largest - solar-powered plant for Ja

Ground is to be broken tomorrow at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, for what is being described as the largest solar-powered plant in the Caribbean. The 37-megawatt facility is estimated to cost US$60 million (J$7.5 billion) and is being built by a...

JPS to spend $2b in anti-theft campaign

WESTERN BUREAU:Emanuel DaRosa, president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service company (JPS), said the organisation will embark on an aggressive anti-theft campaign to stem the illegal extraction of electricity. The measures will...
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JPS to spend $2b in anti-theft campaign

WESTERN BUREAU:Emanuel DaRosa, president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service company (JPS), said the organisation will embark on an aggressive anti-theft campaign to stem the illegal extraction of electricity. The measures will...

Cheating with a married woman

Q I had a boyfriend who told me he had changed. He was married and has a son with his ex-wife. However, his marriage broke up because he cheated on his wife with a married woman. That relationship between him and the married woman produced a...
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Cheating with a married woman

Q I had a boyfriend who told me he had changed. He was married and has a son with his ex-wife. However, his marriage broke up because he cheated on his wife with a married woman. That relationship between him and the married woman produced a...

Stationary front influencing local weather to dissipate by mid week

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says a stationary front now affecting local weather condition is expected to slowly dissipate by the middle of the week.  Monday night and Tuesday morning should be mostly cloudy with lingering...
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Stationary front influencing local weather to dissipate by mid week

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says a stationary front now affecting local weather condition is expected to slowly dissipate by the middle of the week.  Monday night and Tuesday morning should be mostly cloudy with lingering...

Police to intensify activities in St James to cut crime

The police are to increase their presence in public spaces and intensify public order activities in Montego Bay, St James as part of a strategy to help cut crime in the western parish. In a statement this afternoon, the police said they...
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Police to intensify activities in St James to cut crime

The police are to increase their presence in public spaces and intensify public order activities in Montego Bay, St James as part of a strategy to help cut crime in the western parish. In a statement this afternoon, the police said they...

JCF top brass meet to strategise over crime reduction

A high-level meeting involving the top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now under way at the Office of the Police Commissioner in St Andrew.  The meeting is being used to plan the way forward in the fight against the...
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JCF top brass meet to strategise over crime reduction

A high-level meeting involving the top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now under way at the Office of the Police Commissioner in St Andrew.  The meeting is being used to plan the way forward in the fight against the...

Top level meeting today as crime worsens in St James

The deputy commissioner of police in charge of strategic operations will hold talks with senior cops this morning in response to the increasingly worrying crime rate in Montego Bay, St James. More than 310 people have been killed in...
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Top level meeting today as crime worsens in St James

The deputy commissioner of police in charge of strategic operations will hold talks with senior cops this morning in response to the increasingly worrying crime rate in Montego Bay, St James. More than 310 people have been killed in...

Cruise ship for Kingston today

The city of Kingston is to welcome thousands of visitors this morning when the MS Monarch Cruise Ship docks at the Kingston Wharves. MS Monarch is operated by Spain’s largest cruise line, Pullmantur Cruises and has a capacity of just...
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Cruise ship for Kingston today

The city of Kingston is to welcome thousands of visitors this morning when the MS Monarch Cruise Ship docks at the Kingston Wharves. MS Monarch is operated by Spain’s largest cruise line, Pullmantur Cruises and has a capacity of just...

Linear accelerator revolutionising cancer treatment in Jamaica

With cancer being among the leading causes of deaths worldwide and accounting for 21 per cent of deaths in Jamaica, the opening of the first of two modern cancer treatment centres at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James is expected to...
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Linear accelerator revolutionising cancer treatment in Jamaica

With cancer being among the leading causes of deaths worldwide and accounting for 21 per cent of deaths in Jamaica, the opening of the first of two modern cancer treatment centres at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James is expected to...

Scotia hosts free Christmas concert at Emancipation Park tomorrow

Verlando Small, Kingston College Choir and Jessie Ripoll Primary will join the Scotia Singers at the upcoming Scotiabank free Christmas concert slated for tomorrow in Emancipation Park. This is the 21st year of this celebration looked forward to by...
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Scotia hosts free Christmas concert at Emancipation Park tomorrow

Verlando Small, Kingston College Choir and Jessie Ripoll Primary will join the Scotia Singers at the upcoming Scotiabank free Christmas concert slated for tomorrow in Emancipation Park. This is the 21st year of this celebration looked forward to by...

J'can firefighters complete training with US airport

Fifty-five Jamaican firefighters have completed live burn training under a Sister Airport Cooperation Agreement with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States.The training, which ended last Thursday, provided...
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J'can firefighters complete training with US airport

Fifty-five Jamaican firefighters have completed live burn training under a Sister Airport Cooperation Agreement with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States.The training, which ended last Thursday, provided...

Jamaica to lead powerful ACP group for next six months

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith will for six months preside over the Council of Ministers of the powerful African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group.Her tenure begins in February 2018 through to July 2018.The minister...
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Jamaica to lead powerful ACP group for next six months

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith will for six months preside over the Council of Ministers of the powerful African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group.Her tenure begins in February 2018 through to July 2018.The minister...

T&T firm sparkles at RIYA event in MoBay

Western Bureau:The Unicomer Group of Trinidad and Tobago copped two of the three awards that were up for grabs at the inaugural Regional Investor of the Year Award (RIYA) reception at the Iberostar Hotel and Resorts in Montego Bay last Wednesday...
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T&T firm sparkles at RIYA event in MoBay

Western Bureau:The Unicomer Group of Trinidad and Tobago copped two of the three awards that were up for grabs at the inaugural Regional Investor of the Year Award (RIYA) reception at the Iberostar Hotel and Resorts in Montego Bay last Wednesday...

UPDATED: Gunmen attack mourners at funeral in Kingston nine shot, two fatally

Gunmen on Sunday afternoon attacked mourners at a funeral at Kings Chapel on Windward Road in Kingston, killing two people and injuring seven others. Earlier reports had said three people were killed and four others injured. The victims were attending the
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UPDATED: Gunmen attack mourners at funeral in Kingston nine shot, two fatally

Gunmen on Sunday afternoon attacked mourners at a funeral at Kings Chapel on Windward Road in Kingston, killing two people and injuring seven others. Earlier reports had said three people were killed and four others injured. The victims were attending the funeral for Romain Anthony White, 30, when gunshots rang out.

Gunmen attack mourners at funeral in Kingston seven shot, three fatally

Gunmen a short while attacked mourners at a funeral at Kings Chapel on Windward Road in Kingston, killing three people and injuring four others. The details of the attack were not immediately available.
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Gunmen attack mourners at funeral in Kingston seven shot, three fatally

Gunmen a short while attacked mourners at a funeral at Kings Chapel on Windward Road in Kingston, killing three people and injuring four others. The details of the attack were not immediately available.

Wage warning - IMF reiterates concerns about the Government's delay in settling public sector issues

With the finance ministry scheduled to resume wage talks with teachers and the police tomorrow, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has repeated its call for the Andrew Holness administration to speedily settle the negotiations.The Fund has also...
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Wage warning - IMF reiterates concerns about the Government's delay in settling public sector issues

With the finance ministry scheduled to resume wage talks with teachers and the police tomorrow, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has repeated its call for the Andrew Holness administration to speedily settle the negotiations.The Fund has also...

'Punished principal' to be paid - Education ministry set to hand over millions before Christmas

Sonia Clarke Lee - the former principal of Spring Gardens All-Age in St Catherine, who was illegally dismissed by the school board - is now expecting a merry Christmas as it appears the Ministry of Education will pay her the more than $20 million...
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'Punished principal' to be paid - Education ministry set to hand over millions before Christmas

Sonia Clarke Lee - the former principal of Spring Gardens All-Age in St Catherine, who was illegally dismissed by the school board - is now expecting a merry Christmas as it appears the Ministry of Education will pay her the more than $20 million...

PROSTATE PAINS - Former principal in 10-year battle with dreaded illness

After decades in the classroom fighting a fulfilling battle to shape the lives of hundreds of Jamaicans, former principal Samuel Reid is now facing the biggest battle of his life, prostate cancer.Samuels started his teaching career at what was then...
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PROSTATE PAINS - Former principal in 10-year battle with dreaded illness

After decades in the classroom fighting a fulfilling battle to shape the lives of hundreds of Jamaicans, former principal Samuel Reid is now facing the biggest battle of his life, prostate cancer.Samuels started his teaching career at what was then...

MoBay's multimillion-dollar clinic now open

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hope (Teaching) Health Clinic in Montego Bay, St James, which has been operating for over four decades, now has a new home at the newly constructed multimillion dollar facility on the grounds of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, in...
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MoBay's multimillion-dollar clinic now open

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hope (Teaching) Health Clinic in Montego Bay, St James, which has been operating for over four decades, now has a new home at the newly constructed multimillion dollar facility on the grounds of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, in...

MoBay's multimillion- dollar clinic now open

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hope (Teaching) Health Clinic in Montego Bay, St James, which has been operating for over four decades, now has a new home at the newly constructed multimillion dollar facility on the grounds of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, in...
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MoBay's multimillion- dollar clinic now open

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hope (Teaching) Health Clinic in Montego Bay, St James, which has been operating for over four decades, now has a new home at the newly constructed multimillion dollar facility on the grounds of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, in...

Supreme Ventures R&E gets new chairman

Businessman Michael Bernard has been appointed chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL).In a statement released yesterday, Supreme Ventures said that Bernard has more than 25 years of executive management experience and...
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Supreme Ventures R&E gets new chairman

Businessman Michael Bernard has been appointed chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL).In a statement released yesterday, Supreme Ventures said that Bernard has more than 25 years of executive management experience and...

Janet Reid - When God said yes!

When the executives at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) informed Janet Reid that she was being promoted as branch manager and would be transferred to Negril offices in Westmoreland, she was cautiously elated initially.For her, this was welcoming...
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Janet Reid - When God said yes!

When the executives at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) informed Janet Reid that she was being promoted as branch manager and would be transferred to Negril offices in Westmoreland, she was cautiously elated initially.For her, this was welcoming...

Michael Troupe annoyed, upset by social media claims linking him to mega gun bust - attorney

Henry McCurdy, the attorney for Granville Division Councillor Michael Troupe, says his client is perturbed by social media claims seeking to link him to the mega seizure of 119 guns and ammunition destined for Jamaica. The weapons were seized...
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Michael Troupe annoyed, upset by social media claims linking him to mega gun bust - attorney

Henry McCurdy, the attorney for Granville Division Councillor Michael Troupe, says his client is perturbed by social media claims seeking to link him to the mega seizure of 119 guns and ammunition destined for Jamaica. The weapons were seized...

Peak period for sea turtle nesting ends - Baby turtles are at risk, NEPA warns

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding the public that disturbing or harming sea turtle hatchlings, which may now be emerging on beaches around the island and on the offshore cays, is against the law.Sea turtles visit the...
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Peak period for sea turtle nesting ends - Baby turtles are at risk, NEPA warns

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding the public that disturbing or harming sea turtle hatchlings, which may now be emerging on beaches around the island and on the offshore cays, is against the law.Sea turtles visit the...

10-year action plan to eliminate gender-based violence launched

The government has launched a 10-year National Strategic Action Plan to eliminate Gender-Based Violence (NSAP-GBV).The plan focuses on five strategic priority areas - prevention, protection, intervention, legal procedures, and protocols for data...
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10-year action plan to eliminate gender-based violence launched

The government has launched a 10-year National Strategic Action Plan to eliminate Gender-Based Violence (NSAP-GBV).The plan focuses on five strategic priority areas - prevention, protection, intervention, legal procedures, and protocols for data...

Government to review national transport policy

The government is to commence review of the 2007 National Transport Policy (NTP) during the 2018-2019 financial year.According to director of the projects unit in the Transport and mining ministry, Tanya Bedward, the review will take into...
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Government to review national transport policy

The government is to commence review of the 2007 National Transport Policy (NTP) during the 2018-2019 financial year.According to director of the projects unit in the Transport and mining ministry, Tanya Bedward, the review will take into...

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