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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...
- 269 killed in road crashes so far this year The lastest figures show that 269 people have been killed on the Jamaica's roads since the start of the year. The figure is a 15 per cent reduction when compared to the similar period last year. The Road Safety Unit is predicting a 10 per cent... Read More
- Medical Doctor Jephthah Ford To Be Sentenced Today On Corruption Conviction Well-known medical doctor, Jephthah Ford, is scheduled to be sentenced today following his conviction on corruption charges. In August, Ford was convicted on two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice. He was convicted for offering a... Read More
- Met Service Extends Flash Flood Watch For All Parishes The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has extended its Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5 o’clock this afternoon. It says a Stationary Front across the western Caribbean continues to produce unstable... Read More
- Alleged gangster shot dead in Montego Bay There was more bloodletting in Montego Bay St. James on Wednesday night, with Omar Lewis, an alleged gangster from Canterbury, being shot dead. Investigators say Lewis was gunned down about 8 o'clock in Catherine Hall. Police say Lewis had just... Read More
- Three former champions move closer to DaCosta Cup semis Former champions Rusea's along with St Elizabeth Technical, Dinthill and Holmwood Technical have all taken pivotal steps towards reaching the semi-finals of the ISSA Flow DaCosta Cup following Wednesday's penultimate series of matches in the quarter... Read More
- 325-pound woman charged for murder after sitting on 9-y-o girl A 325-pound Florida woman is charged with killing her nine-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. 64, Veronica Green Posey was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child. Paramedics and deputies responded to the... Read More