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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...
- Two men die in horrific Trelawny crash Two Trelawny men died as a result of injuries they sustained in a motor vehicle collision along the roadway in their parish Wednesday night. The deceased have been identified as security guard Norman Scott and taxi operator Devon Perrier, both... Read More
- Clifford Blake now acting as Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake is now acting Commissioner of Police. He replaces George Quallo who stepped down yesterday after nine months in the post. The Police Service Commission has commenced the search for a new Commissioner. And Judge of the Supreme Court,... Read More
- TEF gives $15 million for Reggae Month activities The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has given $15 million to support this year's Reggae Month activities. Reggae Month this year is centred on three essential components - peace, love and reggae. Seminars will be held to educate young talents about... Read More
- Cops seek help identifying victim in fatal hit-and-run The Constant Spring Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying an unidentified male, believed to be of unsound mind, who died from injuries he received when he was hit by a motor vehicle on Dunrobin Avenue, St Andew on January 21.... Read More
- Reggae Open University kicks off today Today February 1 marks the beginning of Reggae Month which will see the staging of the Reggae Open University. The series, kicks off with a session dedicated to examining some of the key factors for success in the reggae industry. The Reggae Open... Read More
- Tower Street inmate dies in suspected suicide An inmate of the Tower Street Correctional Centre in Kingston died this morning. He was pronounced dead at the Kingston Public Hospital after he was found hanging in a cell. The inmate has not yet been identified. More details will follow... Read More