May Pen Hospital facing challenges, shortage of bed spaces
Health Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson, says discussions are now underway with three hospitals with a view to helping the May Pen hospital in Clarendon cope with its shortage of bed spaces.
JTA, Government to meet in wage negotiations next week
The Government and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) are to meet next week Wednesday to start negotiations for a new wage agreement.
Man in wheelchair killed by JUTC bus
Marlon King, a disabled man, died this afternoon after he was hit and killed by a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus.
Thwaites: SLB will continue to show preference for science and technology students
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) will continue to show a preference for science and technology students applying for tuition funding.
UWI student leader to gov't: Can you guarantee science and technology graduates jobs?
A student leader at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, is questioning whether the Government can guarantee that science and technology students will have jobs after completing their
OUR urges JPS to exert greater effort on gov't to recover debt
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) should exert greater effort to recover monies owed to it by the Government.
Government hopes to rake in $7.3b in property taxes by March 31
Local Government Minister, Noel Arscott, says he is hopeful that the target set for property tax collection for the current financial year will be met.
Jamaican man charged with murder of American common law wife
The Clarendon police have charged the common law husband of an American citizen whose body was found last month with the throat slashed.
Mike Henry named in new JLP council of spokespersons
Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has announced the return of Central Clarendon Member of Parliament Mike Henry to the council of spokespersons of the Jamaica Labour Party.
Thieves hit National Irrigation Commission
The National Irrigation Commission Limited says several of its water meters in Lakes Pen, St Catherine have been stolen.
Police commish Williams: We understand the risks associated with being a judge
Commissioner of Police, Dr Carl Williams says judges should not be concerned about a withdrawal of Close Protection Officers (CPOs).
Old Harbour Bay residents happy after 30-year wait for road repairs end
Residents of Old Harbour Bay are praising the St Catherine Parish Council and the Ministry of Local Government for finally repairing the Kelly Pen and Spring Valley roads.
Alleged Scare Dem gang members charged
Four men, who are alleged to be a part of the popular Scare Dem gang, were hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Parliament increases concessionary loan threshold
Parliament has approved a Resolution to increase the concessionary loan amount which is paid to employees in certain financial institutions.
Holness to announce new Shadow Cabinet tomorrow
A media advisory this afternoon, said Opposition Leader Andrew Holness will present his new Council of Spokespersons and their deputies at a press conference set for 11 o’clock tomorrow morning ...
Gas prices up 61 cents tomorrow
Gas prices are to continue their upward movement this week as State-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, has announced a 61˘ increase.
District Constable charged with sexual offence breaches
The District Constable, 24-year-old Phillip Thomas, was charged following a recent ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
Lottery scammer agrees to be extradited
A Jamaica man who is wanted in the United States for his alleged involvement in a lottery scam ring that defrauded elderly American citizens of thousands of dollars today consented to being extradited
Professor Bain seeking more than $50 million in damages
The Full Court has reserved its judgement in the suit brought by Professor Brendan Bain who is seeking more than $50 million in damages arising from his termination in May last year by the ...
LIME-FLOW deal could distort competition in CSME, says CARICOM Commission
CARICOM’s Competition Commission says it has reason to believe that the recent acquisition of FLOW by Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) has the potential to distort competition within ...
Cassava Piece, Kingston businesswoman charged for fraud
The Major Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Agency (MOCA) says it has now charged a woman for her role in the production of fraudulent motor vehicle insurance documents.
CCJ appeals to civil society to push governments to become full members
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is appealing to civil society groups across CARICOM to lobby their countries to act faster in becoming full members of the court.
Bar Association, Opposition react to removal of security for judges
The Jamaican Bar Association (JBA) says judges have greater need for personal security than many Government members.
Justice Minister assures judges they will be secured
Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding, is seeking to assure judges that their current security arrangements will remain in place despite announced changes to the close-protection system.
St Thomas PNP councillor and businessman granted bail
People's National Party councillor for the Morant Bay Division, Rohan Bryan, was granted $600,000 bail when he appeared in court today on a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
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