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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...
- 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