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Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public-health facilities, ordered an internal audit of the four regional health authorities to "determine safety and functionality of the...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

It might as well be Christmas Day for more than 200 special needs children who were feted by the Sanmerna Foundation in conjunction with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) at the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre yesterday.Gifts and food...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

In a bid to improve the synergy between the tourism and agricultural sectors, the Ministry of Tourism and the agriculture ministry have partnered to jointly launch the tourism Agri-Linkages Exchange (ALEX) Initiative.The programme is an online...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Members of parliament have received a 112.5 per cent increase in sums paid to them to meet constituency office expenses.The amount allocated in the First Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure to defray constituency office expenses is $128.5 million...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston

Escalating crime in Clarendon and the killing of People's National Party caretaker Carol Ebanks and her 20-year-old son, Jevon Myles, saw a motion for the suspension of the standing order of the municipal corporation in the parish to focus on the...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Senator Charles Sinclair, the outspoken councillor for the Flanker division in the St James Municipal Corporation (STJMC), is calling for sanctions to be levied against staffers who facilitated the recent questionable payment of funds...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

While many poor Jamaicans wish for proper shelter and a square meal at Christmas, a handful of inner-city residents bemoaning hard times want nothing more than an immediate end to the bloodletting across the country."If the killing doesn't stop,...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

There were hugs and kisses all around as Isat Buchanan posed for pictures with a small group of family and friends on Tuesday on the steps of the Supreme Court.But the subdued celebration belied the improbable odds Buchanan defied to become a full-...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Jeremy Lawrence, senior engineer at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSMC), has said that despite the declaration of Portland Cottage years ago as a no-build zone, by the then Clarendon Parish Council, more houses have been erected...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public health facilities, ordered an internal audit in the four regional health authorities to "determine safety and functionality of the...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Trading, transportation, and processing of cocoa pods and other planting material across parish borders has been suspended with immediate effect, an emergency strategy aimed at curtailing the spread of the deadly frosty pod disease, which, if left...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has expressed regret for the death of two men who were electrocuted on Tuesday in Negril after a power line reportedly fell on a motorcycle on which they were travelling....

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Oliver F. Clarke, OJ, was elected chairman of Radio Jamaica Limited, which trades as the RJRGLEANER Com-munications Group, on Monday, December 11, 2017.He fills the slot created by the passing of J.A....

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

While Jamaica continues to lead the rest of the world in energy diversification, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says that his Government does not intend to become complacent but will intensify its efforts to reduce the...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government of Jamaica is to dole out just under $200 million to west Kingston residents before the end of the year as compensation for damages accrued during the May 2010 operations by the security forces in their attempt to arrest former...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The development approval process at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSMC) has come in for serious criticism from a senior engineer as well as a private consultant.Dr Wayne Reid, director of Jentech Consultants Limited, a civil...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 6:59 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) says it has started an investigation into the electrocution of two men who came in contact with an electrical wire in Negril, Westmoreland on Tuesday. An energised utility wire fell on 21-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 1:09 PM

Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Winston De La Haye, says a probe has begun into the mysterious deaths of two residents of the St Thomas Infirmary in Morant Bay. The two residents died within a 24-hour period and a third...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 11:11 AM

The Spanish Town link road and Windsor Road intersection in St Catherine will once again be managed by traffic signals when the National Works Agency (NWA) recommissions the lights today. The lights have not been working for more than a year...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 2:33 AMMikala Johnson

​The curtains came down yesterday evening on the 15th season of Television Jamaica's Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz competition, with George Headley Primary, from St Andrew, walking away as the 2017 champions. The studio was packed...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: Violence-weary residents of St James are seemingly not enthusiastic about the latest crime strategy crafted by the Police High Command to combat the wanton lawlessness, which has resulted in more than 300 murders in the parish since the start of the year...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While violence against tourists amounts to less than one per cent of all crimes committed in St James, it is still a concern that requires tangible change overall to effectively counter Jamaica's international image as a crime-infested country, says...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:The man who built the multibillion-dollar Palmyra Resort and Spa, Robert Trotta, is dead.Trotta, who is credited with transforming the lives of some 11,500 Jamaican children with his 'Book4Kids' charity programme, transitioned at his...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Indicating that changes are in the pipeline to accommodate Christmas shopping in downtown Kingston, Robert Hill, town clerk at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), said that a proposed meeting with members of the corporation and...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Economic Growth Council (EGC) will be looking to effect immediate economic expansion with three primary veins of focus to deliver 2.3 per cent growth by next year, says the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the council Aubyn Hill.Hill's...

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