Sun | Jul 22, 2018

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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...

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...

Bishop Dr Wellesley Blair, former board chairman of the Universal Service Fund (USF), has declined to comment on an employment contract he allegedly signed unlawfully that resulted in the termination of former USF CEO Dr Hugh Cross."Anybody [who]...

The integrity of the phone video, text messages, and voice notes used to convict dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel of murder remain intact and was properly left to jurors to consider, a prosecutor has argued.Further, prosecutors yesterday asked the...

A market study conducted by Dr Joy Moncrieffe of the Institute for Applied Social Research has confirmed the view held by many that employers are not keen on employing persons with disabilities (PWDs).The 2016 study said that while there were some...

Minister of Science and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has committed to providing $US40,000 (J$5.2m) to the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) to be used to procure tablets for educators.Speaking at the science, technology, engineering and...

The Lions Club of Port Antonio, in keeping with its philanthropic mandate, recently donated a wheelchair to Rhoda Folkes, a retired district constable from Mill Bank in Portland.Folkes was presented with the much-needed wheelchair on Tuesday during...

The Ministry of Justice this week hosted its first quarterly press briefing for this fiscal year at its Constant Spring Road Head offices in St Andrew, with the occasion also serving as a contract-signing ceremony for the refurbishment of the St...

Maintaining that the island's air traffic controllers (ATCs) are being "grossly underpaid", the Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers Association (JATCA) says that it is contemplating "taking action" after a series of unproductive wage talks with the...
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