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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...
Farmers who supply crops to local exporters can expect a greater level of scrutiny due to the implementation of more stringent regulations by foreign governments aimed at protecting their consumers.With the introduction of the Food Safety...
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...
- Bill for Ganja in Uruguay A bill to legalise Ganja has been passed by lawmakers in the House of Representatives in Uruguay. If approved by the Senate, Uruguay will become the first country in the world to legalise the growth, the distribution and sale of Ganja. Under the... Read More
- Residents in protest Several residents with placards are now staging a protest against the fatal shooting of a man along a section of Molynes Road this morning. Details surrounding the fatal shooting by the police have not been released. A heavy police presence is now... Read More
- 3 arrested for illegal extraction of electricity in Bog Walk Three persons were arrested following the discovery of illegal connections in the Cow Gully area of Bog Walk, St. Catherine yesterday. A release by the JPS today says two shop operators and the occupant of a residence were all found to be receiving... Read More
- Hotel owner caught on premises disconnecting Illegal Wires JPS is reporting that last evening (July 30), its crews discovered that a 36-room hotel in the Sydenham area of St. Catherine, was being supplied entirely by an illegal connection. The owner was caught on the roof, during the operation, attempting... Read More
- O.J. Simpson granted parole The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners today granted parole to O.J. Simpson on some charges in connection with kidnapping and robbery convictions done at two Las Vegas based sports memorabilia dealers. Last Thursday Simpson who requested leniency... Read More
- Carreras says health minister to tweak aspects of the regulation Tobacco distributors Carreras says it is encouraged by the decision of the health minister to tweak aspects of the regulation governing the ban on smoking in public spaces. Among the changes, tobacco companies will no longer be required to place... Read More