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Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's criminal investigative capacity is to receive a major boost as aresult of a US$20 million loanfrom the Inter American Development Bank (IDB).In a statement issued yesterday, the IDB outlined that because Jamaica has one of the most violent...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Despite murders in St James swiftly approaching the 300 mark, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry T'Shura Gibbs says that it will not be a deterrent to the investment and commercial activities in the parish - at least for...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

With yesterday's heavy rains causing extensive flooding in sections of the Westmeade Willows and Phoenix Vista housing schemes in Portmore, St Catherine, Mayor Leon Thomas is calling on the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), developers of both spaces...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Government will now have to pay a St Mary man more than $12 million in damages after the nation's second-highest court affirmed a finding by a judge of the Supreme Court that a criminal conviction, which was recorded against his name, was...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith

Nestled in the hills of St Thomas and peacefully tucked away just outside of Llandewy is a community called Orange Tree, which is home to approximately 15 persons.The residents describe their humble abode as a serene get-away from the usual hustle...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The People's National Party (PNP) Integrity Commission is expected, within a few weeks, to respond to general secretary Julian Robinson on the way forward following Tuesday's tabling of the contractor general's special report on allegations of...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay, St James, took a major battering yesterday afternoon as heavy rains, which lashed the city for over four hours, caused major flooding and dislocation and resulted in severe infrastructural damage on a scale not seen in...

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Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:According to the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), one of the major players in the local sugar sector, a chronic shortage of cane cutters and the persistent plague of illicit cane fires could once again have a negative impact on the...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Contractor General Dirk Harrison has sent a copy of his special report on allegations of impropriety in the office of Member of Parliament (MP) Lisa Hanna, and the St Ann Municipal Corporation, to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP):Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned yesterday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Maxine Henry-Wilson, commissioner of the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission and former education minister, sought to caution policymakers and leaders to do more to lift gender stereotypes and empower girls to venture into innovative professions."...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Snr

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:While conceding that Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is seemingly paying serious attention to Port Antonio, Portland, craft vendors are complaining that they are not receiving their fair share in that market.The more than 60...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

While lauding the Government for taking steps to declare that no mining will be permitted in the Cockpit country, Diana McCaulay, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), said that there are still concerns regarding some...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Senate amendments to the controversial National Identification Registration Act 2017, otherwise called the NIDS bill, received unanimous support from Government lawmakers in the Lower House yesterday in the absence of the parliamentary Opposition....

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Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Next week's staging of a global tourism conference in Jamaica is a resounding validation of the strength of Brand Jamaica, says Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.The 'Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Three icons of the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry will be awarded and celebrated for their respective roles in the development of the sector at a Gala Dinner and Awards Extravaganza next Tuesday.The black-tie event will be held on the...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"We would not seek a battle as we are. Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it."This was the response from King Henry to French messenger Montjoy at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 to be delivered to his master, as recounted in Shakespeare's play...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The National Identification Registration Act 2017 will again come under the microscope of lawmakers today in the Lower House when the amended legislation is tabled forconsideration in the House of Representatives.Government legislators in the Upper...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The community of Cambridge in southern St James is now under siege as gangsters have murdered three women in less than 72 hours and are said to be regularly firing at police vehicles that venture into crime bases such as Mother Lane.In...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:George Hong Guo, deputy chief executive officer of Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), said despite conducting an intense feasibility study on the local sugar sector, his firm was not prepared for the realities that they have had to...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A recommendation has been put forward by chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, that the woman seen violently beating her four-year-old daughter in a viral video be charged. The case has...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Veteran dancehall artiste Desmond 'Ninja Man' Ballentyne, who earlier this year was called on by the Ministry of National Security to be a motivational speaker for members of the police force, was yesterday convicted of murder by the Supreme Court....

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