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Court grants subpoenas for Daryl Vaz, Peter Knight, Danville Walker in bird hunting case

Minister with responsibility for Environment Daryl Vaz, Chief Executive Officer of National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Peter Knight and the agency's Chairman Danville Walker are to be subpoenaed before the St Elizabeth Parish Court...

Jamaica's economy grew by 1.8 per cent in 2018

The Jamaican economy experienced real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 1.8 per cent for the 2018 calendar year, according to Dr Wayne Henry, director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). Speaking at a PIOJ quarterly press...
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Jamaica's economy grew by 1.8 per cent in 2018

The Jamaican economy experienced real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 1.8 per cent for the 2018 calendar year, according to Dr Wayne Henry, director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). Speaking at a PIOJ quarterly press...

Selvin Hay is new police inspector general... 5 things about him

Deputy Commissioner of Police Selvin Hay was appointed as Inspector General of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) effective Monday, February 18.  In a statement, the JCF said Hay's appointment forms part of the force’s...
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Selvin Hay is new police inspector general... 5 things about him

Deputy Commissioner of Police Selvin Hay was appointed as Inspector General of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) effective Monday, February 18.  In a statement, the JCF said Hay's appointment forms part of the force’s...

Angry students and staff at UTech protesting over gov't subvention

Angry staff and students at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) are staging a protest at the entrance of the Papine, St Andrew-based institution. Clad in black, the throngs of protesters say they are demanding an increase in the...
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Angry students and staff at UTech protesting over gov't subvention

Angry staff and students at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) are staging a protest at the entrance of the Papine, St Andrew-based institution. Clad in black, the throngs of protesters say they are demanding an increase in the...

CAC secured $30.9 million for consumers in 2018

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is reporting that it secured $30.9 million on behalf of aggrieved consumers in 2018. Director of Communications at the  CAC Latoya Halstead told JIS News that the amount represented a 43.8 per cent...
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CAC secured $30.9 million for consumers in 2018

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is reporting that it secured $30.9 million on behalf of aggrieved consumers in 2018. Director of Communications at the  CAC Latoya Halstead told JIS News that the amount represented a 43.8 per cent...

Education Ministry calls meeting with disgruntled UTech staff

The Ministry of Education is reporting that it has invited the President of the University of Technology (UTech) and staff union representatives to a meeting this afternoon. The meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Ministry of Finance and the...
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Education Ministry calls meeting with disgruntled UTech staff

The Ministry of Education is reporting that it has invited the President of the University of Technology (UTech) and staff union representatives to a meeting this afternoon. The meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Ministry of Finance and the...

IDT rules in favour of ousted Petrojam human resource manager

Petrojam, the scandal-scarred state-owned oil refinery, has been ordered by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) to pay former human resource manager Roselee Scott-Heron the equivalent of 12 months salary. According to reports, Scott-Heron was...
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IDT rules in favour of ousted Petrojam human resource manager

Petrojam, the scandal-scarred state-owned oil refinery, has been ordered by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) to pay former human resource manager Roselee Scott-Heron the equivalent of 12 months salary. According to reports, Scott-Heron was...

Firearm seized in Spanish Town, St Catherine, teen in custody

A female teen was taken into custody by the police in St Catherine in relation to the seizure of a firearm on Wellington Street in Spanish Town last night. The police say a team was in the area about 11:50 p.m. when they saw the teen who aroused...
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Firearm seized in Spanish Town, St Catherine, teen in custody

A female teen was taken into custody by the police in St Catherine in relation to the seizure of a firearm on Wellington Street in Spanish Town last night. The police say a team was in the area about 11:50 p.m. when they saw the teen who aroused...

Study pitches lower alcohol limit for drivers

A recent study by the US-based Johns Hopkins University is recommending that Jamaica reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for all drivers from 0.08 grams per decilitre (g/dL) to 0.05 g/dL, in keeping with the World Health Organization’s 2018...
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Study pitches lower alcohol limit for drivers

A recent study by the US-based Johns Hopkins University is recommending that Jamaica reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for all drivers from 0.08 grams per decilitre (g/dL) to 0.05 g/dL, in keeping with the World Health Organization’s 2018...

Tufton hints at 2020 polls

Early elections may be in store for Jamaica, with at least one government official hinting that Jamaicans may be called to the polls as early as next year. “So in terms of the 90-90-90,” Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said of the...
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Tufton hints at 2020 polls

Early elections may be in store for Jamaica, with at least one government official hinting that Jamaicans may be called to the polls as early as next year. “So in terms of the 90-90-90,” Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said of the...

Gov’t looks to turn discarded electronic devices into cash

The public will soon have to receive special instructions on how to dispose of discarded electrical and electronic devices, or e-waste. That’s the word from National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Executive Director Audley Gordon,...
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Gov’t looks to turn discarded electronic devices into cash

The public will soon have to receive special instructions on how to dispose of discarded electrical and electronic devices, or e-waste. That’s the word from National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Executive Director Audley Gordon,...

‘Do we have to lose another child?’

It was an emotional scene Tuesday morning as residents of Savannah Cross, Clarendon, stood with placards at the entrance to the community nearby the Bustamante Highway. The protest came following the death of another child from the community who...
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‘Do we have to lose another child?’

It was an emotional scene Tuesday morning as residents of Savannah Cross, Clarendon, stood with placards at the entrance to the community nearby the Bustamante Highway. The protest came following the death of another child from the community who...

Caribbean takes centre stage at climate change conference

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands: The Caribbean will be one of the areas of focus at the two-day Planetary Security Initiative at the Novetel Den Haag World Forum in The Hague, which starts today with Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency...
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Caribbean takes centre stage at climate change conference

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands: The Caribbean will be one of the areas of focus at the two-day Planetary Security Initiative at the Novetel Den Haag World Forum in The Hague, which starts today with Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency...

Jamaica lagging behind in HIV/AIDS target, says Tufton

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that based on current statistics, the country is likely to miss a global HIV/AIDS target on persons knowing their status, accessing treatment, and living healthier lives.
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Jamaica lagging behind in HIV/AIDS target, says Tufton

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that based on current statistics, the country is likely to miss a global HIV/AIDS target on persons knowing their status, accessing treatment, and living healthier lives.

Growth & Jobs | Delegation promotes Jamaica's animation and film content

Jamaican Film and Animation studios participated in the Kidscreen Summit, an event focused on facilitating business in the global children’s entertainment industry. The film industry promotion mission was part of the Business of...
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Growth & Jobs | Delegation promotes Jamaica's animation and film content

Jamaican Film and Animation studios participated in the Kidscreen Summit, an event focused on facilitating business in the global children’s entertainment industry. The film industry promotion mission was part of the Business of...

Growth & Jobs | Dr Eric Deans says nine to five jobs are redundant

A panel of professionals in the business and finance sector agreed recently that having a flexi-work arrangement in place could increase innovation in Jamaica...
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Growth & Jobs | Dr Eric Deans says nine to five jobs are redundant

A panel of professionals in the business and finance sector agreed recently that having a flexi-work arrangement in place could increase innovation in Jamaica...

Growth & Jobs | Building Jamaica: Make-up artist develops product line

Viewing the Instagram page of make-up  artist Shellene Gregrory’s Prissie Missie Cosmetic Jamaica Limited reveals some colourful and creative make-up applications. Scroll through further and you will discover eyelash extensions...
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Growth & Jobs | Building Jamaica: Make-up artist develops product line

Viewing the Instagram page of make-up  artist Shellene Gregrory’s Prissie Missie Cosmetic Jamaica Limited reveals some colourful and creative make-up applications. Scroll through further and you will discover eyelash extensions...

Hermitage in St Ann gets piped water for the first time

Residents of Hermitage in St Ann now have piped water for the first time following the commissioning of the community’s new water supply system by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Karl...
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Hermitage in St Ann gets piped water for the first time

Residents of Hermitage in St Ann now have piped water for the first time following the commissioning of the community’s new water supply system by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Karl...

Alleged baby snatcher to undergo psychiatric evaluation

Peta-gaye Ffrench, the woman charged with stealing a day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Ffrench was further remanded when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this...
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Alleged baby snatcher to undergo psychiatric evaluation

Peta-gaye Ffrench, the woman charged with stealing a day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Ffrench was further remanded when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this...

Health system under severe pressure from dengue, flu-like symptoms - Tufton

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the public health system is under severe pressure arising from the influx of persons seeking medical attention for suspected dengue, gastroenteritis and other flu-like symptoms....
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Health system under severe pressure from dengue, flu-like symptoms - Tufton

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the public health system is under severe pressure arising from the influx of persons seeking medical attention for suspected dengue, gastroenteritis and other flu-like symptoms....

NWC assessing damage to pipeline attached to Airy Castle Bridge

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is currently undertaking an assessment of the damage to pipeline attached to the Airy Castle Bridge in St Andrew. The pipe were dislocated after the structure collapsed as a truck attempted to...
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NWC assessing damage to pipeline attached to Airy Castle Bridge

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is currently undertaking an assessment of the damage to pipeline attached to the Airy Castle Bridge in St Andrew. The pipe were dislocated after the structure collapsed as a truck attempted to...

Weed Ed | The trend towards exotic ganja flavours

Sunset Sherbet, Wedding Cake, Papaya. No, these aren’t ice cream flavours. They’re names of exotic varieties of ganja with the flavour to match their moniker. Cultivators, particularly in the US state of California, which has had a...
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Weed Ed | The trend towards exotic ganja flavours

Sunset Sherbet, Wedding Cake, Papaya. No, these aren’t ice cream flavours. They’re names of exotic varieties of ganja with the flavour to match their moniker. Cultivators, particularly in the US state of California, which has had a...

Veteran foster parents would do it again and again

When newly married Mary Samuels and her husband, Winston, found out they could not have children of their own, the couple opted to become foster parents – a decision they would make again 56 years later if they are given the opportunity. Mary...
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Veteran foster parents would do it again and again

When newly married Mary Samuels and her husband, Winston, found out they could not have children of their own, the couple opted to become foster parents – a decision they would make again 56 years later if they are given the opportunity. Mary...

Bull Bay quarries reopen

Work has resumed at Caribbean Cement Company quarries in the hills of Bull Bay, even as a major police-military operation in the St Andrew East Rural constituency has failed to nab anyone involved in at least five murders in the community since...
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Bull Bay quarries reopen

Work has resumed at Caribbean Cement Company quarries in the hills of Bull Bay, even as a major police-military operation in the St Andrew East Rural constituency has failed to nab anyone involved in at least five murders in the community since...

Editors' Forum | Women still want a ring, study shows

Despite cohabiting in decades-long, satisfying relationships, most women are still hoping to get a marriage proposal from their spouses and sealing the deal with a wedding ring, research from the mid-island Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has...
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Editors' Forum | Women still want a ring, study shows

Despite cohabiting in decades-long, satisfying relationships, most women are still hoping to get a marriage proposal from their spouses and sealing the deal with a wedding ring, research from the mid-island Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has...

‘No more holdouts’

Triumphal in his declaration that all resistance to the Government’s expansive road-widening projects in the Corporate Area has folded, works czar E.G. Hunter is bullish that property values will surge so high as to justify the $1.6-billion...
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‘No more holdouts’

Triumphal in his declaration that all resistance to the Government’s expansive road-widening projects in the Corporate Area has folded, works czar E.G. Hunter is bullish that property values will surge so high as to justify the $1.6-billion...

Ready, set for largest ever Sagicor SIGMA 5K run Sunday

Organisers of the 21st staging of the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run say all is in place for the Caribbean’s largest road race which culminates in New Kingston on Sunday morning.
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Ready, set for largest ever Sagicor SIGMA 5K run Sunday

Organisers of the 21st staging of the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run say all is in place for the Caribbean’s largest road race which culminates in New Kingston on Sunday morning.

Eight arrested in probe of Brazil dam disaster

Eight employees, including executives, of Brazilian mining giant Vale have been arrested as part of the criminal investigation into the collapse of a dam last month. At least 116 people were killed and 147 are still missing after the collapse of...
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Eight arrested in probe of Brazil dam disaster

Eight employees, including executives, of Brazilian mining giant Vale have been arrested as part of the criminal investigation into the collapse of a dam last month. At least 116 people were killed and 147 are still missing after the collapse of...

Nigeria postpones national elections at the last minute

Nigeria has delayed its presidential and parliamentary elections for a week in a dramatic late-night move. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the announcement five hours before the polls were due to open today. "...
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Nigeria postpones national elections at the last minute

Nigeria has delayed its presidential and parliamentary elections for a week in a dramatic late-night move. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the announcement five hours before the polls were due to open today. "...

Another US mass shooting...five killed by man about to be fired

Police in the state of Illinois, in the United States (US) say a man who was about to be dismissed from his job went on a deadly rampage at his workplace yesterday killing five people and injuring several others. The latest mass shooting in the US...
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Another US mass shooting...five killed by man about to be fired

Police in the state of Illinois, in the United States (US) say a man who was about to be dismissed from his job went on a deadly rampage at his workplace yesterday killing five people and injuring several others. The latest mass shooting in the US...

Two killed in Holland Bamboo crash

A man and a woman were killed in a horrific crash in Holland Bamboo, St Elizabeth this morning. The police Corporate Communications Unit says their names have not yet been ascertained. Investigators at the scene believe speeding was a factor. Since...
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Two killed in Holland Bamboo crash

A man and a woman were killed in a horrific crash in Holland Bamboo, St Elizabeth this morning. The police Corporate Communications Unit says their names have not yet been ascertained. Investigators at the scene believe speeding was a factor. Since...

Drug bust in Portland

A large quantity of ganja valued at $4.7 million was seized by the police in Portland yesterday. The police say no one was arrested in connection with the seizure. The Port Antonio Police report that shortly after midday a team conducted an...
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Drug bust in Portland

A large quantity of ganja valued at $4.7 million was seized by the police in Portland yesterday. The police say no one was arrested in connection with the seizure. The Port Antonio Police report that shortly after midday a team conducted an...

Payless to close all stores in US, Puerto Rico

Payless ShoeSource, the United States-based footwear company, has announced plans to close all 2,100 stores in the US and Puerto Rico by May. USA Today reports that some stores are expected to close before April and that Payless also plans to...
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Payless to close all stores in US, Puerto Rico

Payless ShoeSource, the United States-based footwear company, has announced plans to close all 2,100 stores in the US and Puerto Rico by May. USA Today reports that some stores are expected to close before April and that Payless also plans to...

Judas kiss: Dealing with betrayal in church

“Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes They don’t tell the truth.” Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes...
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Judas kiss: Dealing with betrayal in church

“Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes They don’t tell the truth.” Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes...

Surgeon urges bikers to wear lower-level protective gear

Orthopaedic surgeon at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Dr Cary Fletcher, is highlighting the need for motorbike riders and pillion passengers to wear lower-limb protective gear.
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Surgeon urges bikers to wear lower-level protective gear

Orthopaedic surgeon at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Dr Cary Fletcher, is highlighting the need for motorbike riders and pillion passengers to wear lower-limb protective gear.

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