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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...
- JADCO to discontinue public disciplinary hearings The public will soon no longer be allowed to openly watch anti-doping cases involving Jamaican athletes and local governing body, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). Since its establishment in 2008, JADCO has allowed the public to follow all... Read More
- Appeal court reserves ruling in Trafigura case Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will have to wait until February 23 to know whether or not the Trafigura affair case will go before the London-based Privy Council, the island's highest court. Last year, the Appeal Court dismissed an... Read More
- CISOCA searching for ‘robot’ taxi driver, The Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) has listed a ‘robot’ taxi operator, 40-year-old Michael Swaby, otherwise called ‘Munchie’, of Kensington Road, Kingston 2, as a person of interest. Swaby is being asked to... Read More
- St Thomas man's throat slashed, body left in car in Harbour View A man was found with his throat slashed in a motor vehicle last night in Harbour View, St Andrew. He has been identified as 56-year-old Desmond Grant from White Horses in St Thomas. According to reports, residents in Harbour View saw three men... Read More
- Decomposed body of 'promising' student found in Spanish Town The family of 16-year-old Courtney Sterling of Lauriston, St Catherine is in mourning as news has emerged that the teenager's decomposing body was discovered on Monday. Courtney was a student at Spanish Town High who would have been sitting eight... Read More
- Minor 3.9 quake strikes near Maggoty, St Elizabeth The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona has reported that a minor earthquake struck near Maggoty in St Elizabeth this morning. The magnitude 3.9 quake, which had a focal depth of 4.3 km, occurred about 8:35 am. It was... Read More