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The Ministry of Labour issued 18 work permits to plumbers from overseas last year, sparking concerns locally about the ease with which foreigners are being allowed to take jobs from Jamaicans.Eighty electricians, 23 mechanics, and 30 welders were...
Western Bureau:The Police High Command has issued an appeal to the men and women of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to seek help when they are undergoing stress.Reacting to the death of Senior Superintendent Dermot Lawrence, who is believed to have...
HIV prevalence among Jamaica's female sex workers is continuing the steady decline recorded over the past 10 years, but the intimate partners of these women continue to put themselves at risk by refusing to use condoms.That's according to the...
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) added 67 correctional officers to its ranks last year but still finished the year with 66 fewer officers as overworked and under-paid warders retired, resigned or died.According to 2017 Economic and...
A woman wept uncontrollably outside the Supreme Court building in downtown Kingston recently after her lawyer told her that the first available date for the trial of her lawsuit would be in 2022."How can that be?" the woman queried, as she threw her...
- 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