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PM apologises in Parliament for 2010 West Kingston operation

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness confirmed yesterday that his Government would be returning next year to the bipartisan dialogue on national issues, which began approximately a decade ago as the 'Vale Royal Talks'. Read More

Help push local gov't, junior mayors urged
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness is urging the island's junior mayors to use their platform to inspire more Jamaicans to support the activities of local government.... Read More

Voter re-verification stalled
LAWMAKERS have raised strong concerns over the scrapping of the start of voter re-verification by the Electoral Office of Jamaica this year by the Ministry of Finance, with the removal of a $700-million allocation which was made in March from the national budget.... Read More

NIDS database 90 per cent complete
THE civil and identification database being established under the National Identification System (NIDS) is now 90 per cent complete.... Read More

Cybercrime continues to be a serious threat — Montague

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

JAMAICA lost US$100 million to cybercrime in 2016, with 200 such cases reported, the Cybercrimes Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has reported. Read More

Photo: Wrong!

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

Seemingly in a hurry to get to another location, this motorist obstructs oncoming vehicles on Maxfield Avenue, St Andrew, in the vicinity of the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, disregarding the one-way and forcing motorists with the right of way to accommodate the vehicle, which also... Read More

Photo: Canadian on 76th visit to Sandals

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

Retiree Derick Harrison (right) of New Market in Toronto, Canada, made his 76th visit to a Sandals resort last week. On this occasion he had as his companion Wilma Graham, also of Canada, who was making only her third visit to Sandals. Our photographer caught up with the couple at Sandals... Read More

A 'Mile' In Their Shoes

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

At Caymanas Park Saturday last, the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission-organised and Supreme Ventures-backed Diamond Mile race and its $71.7 million-dollar purse attracted patrons in their finery, looking to delight in the glamour of the sport of kings. From the grand pop-up pavilion to... Read More

It's costing hospitals too much!

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

A new report setting out the high cost to the nation's health system to treat injuries from violence and road fatalities was launched yesterday at the Nigel Harris Council Room, University of West Indies Regional Headquarters in St Andrew. Read More

Photo: Money for scholarships, community projects

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

Money for scholarships, community projects The more than $1.4 million raised by high commissions and embassies in Jamaica from a bazaar held in Kingston last month was yesterday handed over to the International Proxy Parents (IPP) at a brief ceremony at Liguanea Club in New Kingston. The money... Read More

Massive gun bust!

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

THE Jamaica Constabulary Force and its law enforcement counterparts in the United States are now conducting a major investigation following the seizure of more than 100 illegal firearms at the Miami International Airport in Florida. Read More

Ian Boyne recovering well, says JIS

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

DEPUTY chief executive officer of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Ian Boyne is out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies and is “recuperating well” in the Tony Thwaites Wing, JIS said in a release... Read More

This Day in History - December 7

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

Today is the 341st day of 2017. There are 24 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Jamaica secures place on IMO Council

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom — Jamaica has secured a place on the influential Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) following its successful election at the 30th Session of the IMO's General Assembly held at its headquarters on December 1. Read More

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

AS the countdown to Christmas continues, the Bucknor Multi-purpose Community Centre in Clarendon was a picture of festivity as telecommunications firm FLOW hosted more than 100 children for a movie treat on Saturday. Read More



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