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NCB reassures on cybersecurity after making 14 IT posts redundant

National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica, the country's largest bank, says it is «confident» in its ability to safeguard customer data amid confirmation that it has made 14 information technology (IT) positions redundant. It said...

St James medical officer: Monitoring mosquito-breeding sites is a personal responsibility

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Francine Phillips-Kelly, the medical officer of health for St James, is advising that the monitoring of mosquito-breeding sites remains the personal responsibility of homeowners. Phillips-Kelly gave the reminder while addressing...
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St James medical officer: Monitoring mosquito-breeding sites is a personal responsibility

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Francine Phillips-Kelly, the medical officer of health for St James, is advising that the monitoring of mosquito-breeding sites remains the personal responsibility of homeowners. Phillips-Kelly gave the reminder while addressing...

Kgn mayor warns wayward developers

Newly installed Mayor of Kingston Andrew Swaby has promised greater collaboration with players in the booming local real estate sector, but warned that they must conform to Jamaica’s building and planning laws. “At the KSAMC, we know that we cannot...
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Kgn mayor warns wayward developers

Newly installed Mayor of Kingston Andrew Swaby has promised greater collaboration with players in the booming local real estate sector, but warned that they must conform to Jamaica’s building and planning laws. “At the KSAMC, we know that we cannot...

NSWMA dismisses criticism of its people management skills

Fenley Douglas, councillor for the Waterford division, in Portmore, has taken aim at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), criticising its management of personnel during last Wednesday’s Portmore municipal council general meeting...
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NSWMA dismisses criticism of its people management skills

Fenley Douglas, councillor for the Waterford division, in Portmore, has taken aim at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), criticising its management of personnel during last Wednesday’s Portmore municipal council general meeting...

Curtis ‘overwhelmed’ by visit from Charleses

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles Sr sprung a surprise visit on former Clerk to the Houses Valrie Curtis days before her retirement at Gordon House in Kingston. Curtis became Clerk to the Houses while Charles was the...
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Curtis ‘overwhelmed’ by visit from Charleses

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles Sr sprung a surprise visit on former Clerk to the Houses Valrie Curtis days before her retirement at Gordon House in Kingston. Curtis became Clerk to the Houses while Charles was the...

Speaker praised Curtis’ dedication to duty a day after reprimand letter went public

“HER STRONG work ethic, sound organisational skills and keen attention to detail saw her being elevated to the position of clerk to the Houses in 2021, and since that time she has commendably led her staff in providing the necessary procedural and...
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Speaker praised Curtis’ dedication to duty a day after reprimand letter went public

“HER STRONG work ethic, sound organisational skills and keen attention to detail saw her being elevated to the position of clerk to the Houses in 2021, and since that time she has commendably led her staff in providing the necessary procedural and...

Employment code of practice for persons with disabilities drafted

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles Jr, says the employment code of practice for persons with disabilities has been drafted. The Minister explained that the Disabilities Act makes provision for the Jamaica Council for Persons...
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Employment code of practice for persons with disabilities drafted

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles Jr, says the employment code of practice for persons with disabilities has been drafted. The Minister explained that the Disabilities Act makes provision for the Jamaica Council for Persons...

Police seize AK 47 rifle in Hanover

The Hanover police seized an AK 47 rifle with a magazine containing nine rounds of ammunition on Tuesday. The police say they were on operation in Mount Pellier, Sandy Bay, Hanover, about 3:48 p.m., when the seizure was made. No one was taken into...
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Police seize AK 47 rifle in Hanover

The Hanover police seized an AK 47 rifle with a magazine containing nine rounds of ammunition on Tuesday. The police say they were on operation in Mount Pellier, Sandy Bay, Hanover, about 3:48 p.m., when the seizure was made. No one was taken into...

RADA issues drought advisory for farmers

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has issued an advisory to farmers, warning them to be on drought alert and put in place alternative water sources for on-farm activities. In the advisory it noted that February to April is the...
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RADA issues drought advisory for farmers

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has issued an advisory to farmers, warning them to be on drought alert and put in place alternative water sources for on-farm activities. In the advisory it noted that February to April is the...

Man wanted for cop's murder in St Ann killed by police

The man who was wanted for the slaying of a policeman in St Ann on Monday was shot and killed by the police in the parish on Tuesday, sources have revealed. He has been identified by law enforcement officials as Siraldo Butler, also known as Sirri...
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Man wanted for cop's murder in St Ann killed by police

The man who was wanted for the slaying of a policeman in St Ann on Monday was shot and killed by the police in the parish on Tuesday, sources have revealed. He has been identified by law enforcement officials as Siraldo Butler, also known as Sirri...

McKenzie speaks out against illegal electricity connections amid injury of firefighters tackling house fire

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie is calling for the public to cease illegal electricity connections arising from today's injury of six firefighters who were responding to a house fire in Greenwich Town, St Andrew. The firefighters...
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McKenzie speaks out against illegal electricity connections amid injury of firefighters tackling house fire

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie is calling for the public to cease illegal electricity connections arising from today's injury of six firefighters who were responding to a house fire in Greenwich Town, St Andrew. The firefighters...

BOJ welcomes decline in inflation, to closely monitor numbers

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has welcomed the fall in headline inflation for March. Data released by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) on Monday indicate that the 12-month point-to-point inflation (March 2023 to March 2024) was 5.6 per...
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BOJ welcomes decline in inflation, to closely monitor numbers

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has welcomed the fall in headline inflation for March. Data released by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) on Monday indicate that the 12-month point-to-point inflation (March 2023 to March 2024) was 5.6 per...

NWC regulates supply to some St Mary communities amid drought, increases water trucking

Faced with what is shaping up to be severe drought conditions, the National Water Commission (NWC) is regulating supply to some communities in the eastern section of St Mary and its environs, while increasing the trucking of water. The move by the...
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NWC regulates supply to some St Mary communities amid drought, increases water trucking

Faced with what is shaping up to be severe drought conditions, the National Water Commission (NWC) is regulating supply to some communities in the eastern section of St Mary and its environs, while increasing the trucking of water. The move by the...

Man fined $70,000 for slashing tyres of driver who failed to pay him over crash

A man was fined $70,000 or 30 month's imprisonment in the St Catherine Parish Court today for slashing the tyres of a man who reneged on an agreement to pay him following an accident. Michael Mitchell, who pleaded guilty to malicious...
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Man fined $70,000 for slashing tyres of driver who failed to pay him over crash

A man was fined $70,000 or 30 month's imprisonment in the St Catherine Parish Court today for slashing the tyres of a man who reneged on an agreement to pay him following an accident. Michael Mitchell, who pleaded guilty to malicious...

Steer Town Academy teachers accused of CXC leak to know disciplinary outcome today

Three educators at Steer Town Academy in St Ann, including Principal Sharn Mangol, are expected to know their fates this afternoon following a disciplinary hearing arising from a probe into an alleged massive Caribbean Examinations Council (...
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Steer Town Academy teachers accused of CXC leak to know disciplinary outcome today

Three educators at Steer Town Academy in St Ann, including Principal Sharn Mangol, are expected to know their fates this afternoon following a disciplinary hearing arising from a probe into an alleged massive Caribbean Examinations Council (...

JTA probing reports of salary anomalies at HEART but agency insists no errors

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) says it is investigating reports of «anomalies» in retroactive salary payments for some of its members who are employees of HEART/NSTA Trust, the government-owned national skills training agency...
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JTA probing reports of salary anomalies at HEART but agency insists no errors

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) says it is investigating reports of «anomalies» in retroactive salary payments for some of its members who are employees of HEART/NSTA Trust, the government-owned national skills training agency...

Fire at Barnett Lane in Montego Bay leaves 14 homeless

Some 14 people, including four children, have been left homeless following a fire along Barnett Lane in Montego Bay, St James on Monday night.  It is believed that the fire started around 8 p.m. and quickly engulfed the two-floor building,...
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Fire at Barnett Lane in Montego Bay leaves 14 homeless

Some 14 people, including four children, have been left homeless following a fire along Barnett Lane in Montego Bay, St James on Monday night.  It is believed that the fire started around 8 p.m. and quickly engulfed the two-floor building,...

Six firefighters battling house fire suffer electric shock, illegal connection blamed

Six firefighters received an electric shock while working at the scene of a house fire in Greenwich Farm, St Andrew early Tuesday morning. Three of them have been admitted at the Kingston Public Hospital. The extent of their injuries is not clear....
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Six firefighters battling house fire suffer electric shock, illegal connection blamed

Six firefighters received an electric shock while working at the scene of a house fire in Greenwich Farm, St Andrew early Tuesday morning. Three of them have been admitted at the Kingston Public Hospital. The extent of their injuries is not clear....

Policeman killed in St Ann

A policeman was fatally shot in St Ann on Monday night. He has been identified as Constable Ricardo Fairclough. It is reported that he was responding to a robbery and shooting and lost his life in the process. The Jamaica Constabulary Force has...
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Policeman killed in St Ann

A policeman was fatally shot in St Ann on Monday night. He has been identified as Constable Ricardo Fairclough. It is reported that he was responding to a robbery and shooting and lost his life in the process. The Jamaica Constabulary Force has...

76 rounds of ammunition seized in St Elizabeth

The St Elizabeth police are reporting the seizure of 76 rounds of ammunition during an operation in Potsdam district on Monday. No one was arrested. The police report that a team was in the area when, acting on intelligence, an unoccupied premises...
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76 rounds of ammunition seized in St Elizabeth

The St Elizabeth police are reporting the seizure of 76 rounds of ammunition during an operation in Potsdam district on Monday. No one was arrested. The police report that a team was in the area when, acting on intelligence, an unoccupied premises...

20-year-old man drowns at Blue Lagoon in Portland

The Portland police are probing the death of a man who drowned while swimming with friends at Blue Lagoon on Monday. He has been identified as 20-year-old security guard Robert Ford of a David Lane address in Port Antonio. It is reported that he...
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20-year-old man drowns at Blue Lagoon in Portland

The Portland police are probing the death of a man who drowned while swimming with friends at Blue Lagoon on Monday. He has been identified as 20-year-old security guard Robert Ford of a David Lane address in Port Antonio. It is reported that he...

Immigration Corner | Can the father of my children file for me?

Good day Mrs. Walker-Huntington: I hope all is well. My question is, is there a way by which my kids’ dad, who is a green card holder in the USA, can help me to go to USA even though we are not together? If yes, how can we go about it? SW...
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Immigration Corner | Can the father of my children file for me?

Good day Mrs. Walker-Huntington: I hope all is well. My question is, is there a way by which my kids’ dad, who is a green card holder in the USA, can help me to go to USA even though we are not together? If yes, how can we go about it? SW...

Growth & Jobs | Jamaicans urged to enhance financial growth through education

Shanna Kaye Wright Vaughn, lead of youth and education programmes at the JN Foundation, says continuous learning can serve as a catalyst for financial growth and empowerment. Devoting just 10 minutes each day to educating yourself on personal...
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Growth & Jobs | Jamaicans urged to enhance financial growth through education

Shanna Kaye Wright Vaughn, lead of youth and education programmes at the JN Foundation, says continuous learning can serve as a catalyst for financial growth and empowerment. Devoting just 10 minutes each day to educating yourself on personal...

Growth & Jobs | Making a career of football commentary

Across the globe, the world of sports has become big business. Included in the business of sports are countless opportunities for people to become involved without being athletes. Here in Jamaica, commentary is a niche market that is growing slowly...
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Growth & Jobs | Making a career of football commentary

Across the globe, the world of sports has become big business. Included in the business of sports are countless opportunities for people to become involved without being athletes. Here in Jamaica, commentary is a niche market that is growing slowly...

Growth & Jobs | Optimise your ATM strategy to save more

Advancements with electronic transaction channels have transformed the banking industry and have led to more secure and enhanced customer experiences. The ATM, in particular, which has become one of the more popular customer-access channels,...
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Growth & Jobs | Optimise your ATM strategy to save more

Advancements with electronic transaction channels have transformed the banking industry and have led to more secure and enhanced customer experiences. The ATM, in particular, which has become one of the more popular customer-access channels,...

Growth & Jobs | Farmers in Agro Parks at Ebony Park get improved irrigation system

Jamaica borrowed a total of J$106 million from the World Bank for the installation of 1.8 kilometres of force transmission main and pump switch gear along with the rehabilitation of the pump at the Ebony Park Agro Park. This project will be...
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Growth & Jobs | Farmers in Agro Parks at Ebony Park get improved irrigation system

Jamaica borrowed a total of J$106 million from the World Bank for the installation of 1.8 kilometres of force transmission main and pump switch gear along with the rehabilitation of the pump at the Ebony Park Agro Park. This project will be...

A key plank in Britain's plan to send migrants to Rwanda is set to become law

LONDON (AP) — A key plank in the British government's plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda is expected to become law this week, but opponents plan new legal challenges that could keep deportation flights grounded....
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A key plank in Britain's plan to send migrants to Rwanda is set to become law

LONDON (AP) — A key plank in the British government's plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda is expected to become law this week, but opponents plan new legal challenges that could keep deportation flights grounded....

$197 million coastal beach protection project to be undertaken in Annotto Bay, St Mary

A $197-million contract has been signed for the Annotto Bay Coastal Protection Beach Nourishment Project in St Mary. The contract was signed during a ceremony at the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in Kingston today. The signatories included...
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$197 million coastal beach protection project to be undertaken in Annotto Bay, St Mary

A $197-million contract has been signed for the Annotto Bay Coastal Protection Beach Nourishment Project in St Mary. The contract was signed during a ceremony at the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in Kingston today. The signatories included...

New Caribbean news programme launched

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A new regional news programme was launched in Guyana today, designed to increase the flow of news information about the region with more than 20 radio stations across the Caribbean signing on to the broadcast, the...
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New Caribbean news programme launched

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A new regional news programme was launched in Guyana today, designed to increase the flow of news information about the region with more than 20 radio stations across the Caribbean signing on to the broadcast, the...

Education ministry ramps up efforts to attract and retain maths teachers

The Ministry of Education and Youth is ramping up efforts to attract and retain more mathematics educators at the primary level as it seeks to improve student performance in the subject. State minister in the ministry, Marsha Smith, said local and...
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Education ministry ramps up efforts to attract and retain maths teachers

The Ministry of Education and Youth is ramping up efforts to attract and retain more mathematics educators at the primary level as it seeks to improve student performance in the subject. State minister in the ministry, Marsha Smith, said local and...

Your morning coffee may be more than a half million years old

AP – That coffee you slurped this morning? It's 600,000 years old. Using genes from coffee plants around the world, researchers built a family tree for the world's most popular type of coffee, known to scientists as Coffea arabica and...
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Your morning coffee may be more than a half million years old

AP – That coffee you slurped this morning? It's 600,000 years old. Using genes from coffee plants around the world, researchers built a family tree for the world's most popular type of coffee, known to scientists as Coffea arabica and...

Chang: Digitised traffic ticketing system working very well

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the new digitised traffic ticketing system “is working very well”, with the police issuing more tickets than before. Addressing the University of Technology (UTech), Western Jamaica...
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Chang: Digitised traffic ticketing system working very well

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the new digitised traffic ticketing system “is working very well”, with the police issuing more tickets than before. Addressing the University of Technology (UTech), Western Jamaica...

Keith Clarke murder trial adjourned until April 29 amid juror shortage

Justice Dale Palmer today refused a request from the defence to stay the start of  the Keith Clarke murder trial in light of an appeal filed by the defence this morning.  The trial, however, was adjourned until April 29 due to a...
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Keith Clarke murder trial adjourned until April 29 amid juror shortage

Justice Dale Palmer today refused a request from the defence to stay the start of  the Keith Clarke murder trial in light of an appeal filed by the defence this morning.  The trial, however, was adjourned until April 29 due to a...

Three Manchester men freed of ammunition possession charges

Three men who were charged with unauthorised possession of four rounds of ammunition which was found under the steering wheel of a rented motor vehicle have been freed. They are 48-year-old Everton Simms, Shawn Gayle and Andray Blackwood of...
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Three Manchester men freed of ammunition possession charges

Three men who were charged with unauthorised possession of four rounds of ammunition which was found under the steering wheel of a rented motor vehicle have been freed. They are 48-year-old Everton Simms, Shawn Gayle and Andray Blackwood of...

Bank executive freed of cocaine charges

Thirty-eight-year-old bank executive Sheena Headley, who was arrested and charged in June 2022 after cocaine worth $85 million was found in the trunk of her motor vehicle at her home, has been freed. She was freed last week Friday following a no-...
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Bank executive freed of cocaine charges

Thirty-eight-year-old bank executive Sheena Headley, who was arrested and charged in June 2022 after cocaine worth $85 million was found in the trunk of her motor vehicle at her home, has been freed. She was freed last week Friday following a no-...

St James Municipal Corporation takes action against illegal dumping

The St James Municipal Corporation is stepping up enforcement action to prevent the illegal dumping of waste in and around the city. Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Richard Vernon, told JIS News...
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St James Municipal Corporation takes action against illegal dumping

The St James Municipal Corporation is stepping up enforcement action to prevent the illegal dumping of waste in and around the city. Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Richard Vernon, told JIS News...

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