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The passage of the Road Traffic Act 2018 in Parliament on Tuesday brought some measure of relief for Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC)."Thank God!" Jones said yesterday.However, he quickly cautioned that the...
WESTERN BUREAU:Five-year-old Tamelia Thompson knew that her sisters, Tiara and Tiana, were dead long before her teachers confirmed her premonition."We saw her crouched in a corner, praying," said Carolyn Brown, principal of the Providence Heights...
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading cause of death in Jamaica over the past 30 years, and while there has been an explosion of initiatives...
A year and a half after its establishment, the Caribbean Maritime Merchant Marine Cadet Corps (CMMC), the newest uniform group in high schools in Jamaica and an operational arm of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), is already showing signs of...
Twenty-four persons with either a PhD or a master's degree were not shortlisted to fill the post of chief executive officer (CEO) of the Universal Service Fund (USF), a report from the state-owned agency has revealed.Instead, the board of directors...
- SLB publishes names of delinquent borrowers The Jamaican Government’s Students' Loan Bureau has made good on its threat to publish the names of those it describes as chronic delinquent borrowers of the agency. Following weekly reminders via the print and electronic media, the SLB on Sunday... Read More
- Correctional officers at Metcalfe Street halt work over unpaid fees Correctional officers at Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre refused to work this morning, demanding that allowances due to them, be paid. They want answers on when payment will be made. Aston Johnson, Senior Negotiating Officer at the... Read More
- Police investigating double killing in Hamstead, St. Mary The police are investigating a double killing which occurred over the weekend in Crawl, Hampstead, St. Mary. One of the deceased, 79 year old farmer Charles Patterson, was found shot to death at his home Sunday morning, while the other man, 55 year... Read More
- Education Ministry Deploys Personnel, Says No Instruction Given To Close Schools The Education Ministry says it has deployed additional personnel to schools in response to the industrial action by teachers. The ministry also says it has given no instruction for the closure of schools. Several institutions this morning remained... Read More
- Windies beat Netherlands by 54 runs West Indies defeated the Netherlands by 54 runs under Duckworth/Lewis, in their Group A match of the ICC World Cup qualifiers at Harare Sports Club TODAY. Scores are WEST INDIES 309 for six off 48 overs and NETHERLANDS 167 for six off 28.4 overs... Read More
- Murders continue to climb There has been an increase in reported murders up to March 10 this year in Jamaica when compared with the corresponding period last year. In the latest National Security Update murders stood at 277 compared with 261 for the period Jan 1 to March 10... Read More