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Una-May Gordon, director of the climate change division in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has dismissed as "premature" questions about the range of penalties/sanctions for persons or institutions that run afoul of the pending ban...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has confirmed that the governments of Jamaica and the United States (US) are in talks over a new information-sharing agreement, but has denied that there is a rift between the two countries....
Within a few weeks, motorists should experience an ease in the traffic congestion caused by the recent closure of the Portia Simpson Miller Square (Three Miles) in St Andrew, with the construction of a bypass road now under way.Yesterday, the...
Education minister Ruel Reid is seeking to allay the fears of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) that the Government is set to change the operations of the well-respected National Council on Education.Since 1993, the National Council on...
Years after it was first proposed, the Jamaica Teaching Council Bill - which will provide for the establishment of a governing body for the profession as well as a regime for the licensing and registration of all government-paid teachers - is now...
- UN says death toll in Syria rises In international news, more than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict in Syria, according to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Ban was speaking at UN headquarters in New York alongside US Secretary of State John Kerry. Both men... Read More
- MOL meets with security guards The Monymusk, Bernard Lodge and Frome sugar factories are currently meeting at the Ministry of Labour to discuss their termination. The labour ministry intervened in the matter following days of protests by the security guards. The 132 security... Read More
- LIAT has apologised Rregional airline LIAT has apologised to customers for its “numerous” flight delays and cancellations over the past few weeks and has sought to give explanations. In a statement to the media, LIAT said the disruptions were caused by a combination of... Read More
- Tropical Storm Dorian continues to strengthen over the Atlantic Tropical Storm Dorian continues to strengthen over the Atlantic. At 5 AM Tropical Storm Dorian was located near Latitude 15.6 degrees north and Longitude 34.5 degrees west or about 1,125 kilometres west of the Cape Verde Islands. Dorian is moving... Read More
- NSWMA dismissed calls Jennifer Edwards, Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA, has dismissed calls from Jamaica Labour Party affiliate, the Women's Freedom Movement (WFM) for her to resign, as a political ploy. The group made the call... Read More
- 78 killed in Spain crash One of the drivers of a train which derailed in north-western Spain killing at least 78 passengers has been put under formal investigation. Security camera footage showed the Madrid to Ferrol train hurtling around a bend before flipping on to its... Read More