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Angry students protest outside Kingston school, demand refund of fees
- 2014-09-16 18:46:44
The administration of South East College in Kingston says it is working to repay students who have been displaced by the decision to cease operations.

KSAC to prohibit street-side feeding of homeless, more hygienic settings coming
- 2014-09-16 18:31:07
The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) says feeding on the streets of Kingston and St Andrew will be prohibited as of September 28.

Public defender moves for review of Parole Act
- 2014-09-16 18:16:11
Acting Public Defender, Matonda Mukulu, has charged that some aspects of Jamaica's parole laws could be unconstitutional.

Health Ministry lifts ban on electronic cigarettes, Carreras pleased
- 2014-09-16 18:05:38
Local cigarette distributor Carreras is welcoming news that the Ministry of Health will withdraw the ban on the importation on electronic cigarettes.

Key witness in Mario Deane case escapes custody, now what?
- 2014-09-16 17:59:07
Deputy Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Hamish Campbell, says there are provisions in law should a witness be unable to give evidence in court for any reason.

Chief Justice urges guilty offenders to plead guilty and stop wasting the court's time
- 2014-09-16 15:26:55
The Michaelmas Session of the Home Circuit Court opened this morning with Chief Justice Zaila McCalla calling for persons who know they are guilty to plead guilty and stop wasting the court's time.

PAJ saddened by death of veteran journalist Clare Forrester
- 2014-09-16 15:06:20
The Press Association of Jamaica says it is saddened at the death of local and regional journalism stalwart Clare Forrester.

JTA recommends clean-up day in schools to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites
- 2014-09-16 14:56:26
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is recommending that schools organise to have clean-up days on their compounds to get rid of mosquito-breeding sites.

JLP: Holness will beat any challenger and retain West Central St Andrew seat
- 2014-09-16 13:54:56
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says its leader Andrew Holness will beat any challenger and retain his West Central St Andrew seat.

Alleged escape of witness in Deane case troubling, says CAPI
- 2014-09-16 12:30:04
The lobby group Citizens’ Actions for Principles and Integrity (CAPI) says news that a witness in the Mario Deane case has escaped police custody is troubling.

Key witness in Mario Deane case completed ID parade before escape - INDECOM
- 2014-09-16 12:28:16
Deputy Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Hamish Campbell, says a key witness in the Mario Deane case had completed participating in an identification parade ...

52-year-old St James vendor killed
- 2014-09-16 11:54:03
A 52-year-old vendor was shot and killed by an unknown assailant at the intersection of Fustic Road and Railway Lane in St James yesterday.

Agriculture Ministry says Beet Armyworm under control in St Elizabeth
- 2014-09-16 09:53:07
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is reporting that the Beet Armyworm infestation, that has been plaguing St Elizabeth, has declined ...

Judges to start using new chambers in downtown Kingston building
- 2014-09-16 09:45:18
Some judges will move to new chambers at the Justice Square building in downtown Kingston when the Michaelmas Session of the Home Circuit Court opens today.

Another Spanish Town lock-up escapee back in custody
- 2014-09-16 08:31:46
Twenty-five-year-old Zenas Jemmison of a Frasers Content address in the parish turn himself in yesterday in the company of his attorney Carolyn Chuck.

Businesswoman and accountant freed of fraud related charges
- 2014-09-16 08:31:34
Two women who were accused of defrauding a St Catherine businesswoman of US$18,000, which she allegedly invested in a foreign currency investment club, have been freed.

Tertiary students given extension to pay fees
- 2014-09-16 08:21:25
Tertiary students who rely on the Students' Loan Bureau have been allowed to remain in classes for the first semester as the Government seeks to find alternative funding arrangements ...

Inflation rate drops - STATIN
- 2014-09-16 08:20:27
The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting that the inflation rate for August was 1.1 per cent, which is a point three percentage point decline when compared with July.

PHOTOS: JCF change of command ceremony
- 2014-09-15 19:19:42
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller; Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness; Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting among other dignitaries ...

New Police Commissioner's acceptance speech
- 2014-09-15 17:40:22
Dr Carl Williams has been installed as the new head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Dr Carl Williams installed as new JCF head
- 2014-09-15 17:27:09
The installation ceremony for the new head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Dr Carl Williams, is now underway at the Police Officers’ Club on Hope Road in St Andrew.

Electronic cigarettes imports blocked
- 2014-09-15 16:44:54
Jamaican authorities have blocked the importation of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes with liquid cartridges or replacement liquid cartridges.

No JUTC shuttle service for schoolchildren beyond Clarendon at this time
- 2014-09-15 14:16:54
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it is not considering extending its shuttle service for schoolchildren beyond Clarendon at this time.

Opposition slams Government over rushing laws
- 2014-09-15 14:11:10
The Opposition says a government under pressure to pass International Monetary Fund (IMF) related laws was on display last week after a proposed legislation had to be withdrawn ...

LIME says cable theft costing company $400m
- 2014-09-15 13:24:39
Telecommunications firm LIME says thieves have made off with copper cables valuing $400 million since 2000.

 

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