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  • Former councillor on gun charge granted bail
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Former councillor of the Ensom City Division in St Catherine Barrington Bailey was today granted $150,000 bail when he appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court. The 40-year-old is charged with illegal possession of a firearm. In making the bail... […]

  • NSWMA commissions 12 new garbage trucks
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Garbage collection across the island is expected to improve with the commissioning of 12 new compactor trucks by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA). The trucks, valued at approximately US$1.75 million, were handed over... […]

  • NWC fast-tracking repairs to Airy Castle Road pipeline break
    on February 19, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it has initiated emergency contracting and procurement procedures to speed up the restoration efforts for the pipeline damaged as a result of the collapse of the Airy Castle Road Bridge. The... […]

  • Postal system to be upgraded
    on February 19, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    The Government has allocated $35.872 million to a project to increase Jamaica Post’s ability to control and improve mail processing and handling. This is outlined in the 2019/2020 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of... […]

  • Kosvogiannis freed of fraud charges, but to go on trial for TRN offence
    on February 19, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Former hotel manager Dimitrios Kosvogiannis has been freed of fraud- related charges. Kosvogiannis was freed in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday after the prosecution offered no further evidence against him on the charges of... […]

  • $2.58 billion to upgrade to JDF facilities
    on February 19, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    The Government will be spending $2.58 billion in the 2019/2020 financial year to continue construction and improvement work of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) facilities. The project, which falls under the Ministry of National Security, is being... […]

  • Two arrested for lottery scamming in St James
    on February 19, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    A man and woman suspected of breaching the lottery scamming law were arrested by members of the Lottery Scam Task Force on Monday. The police say a special operation was carried out along the Brandon Hill main road in St James yesterday... […]

  • US, Jamaica launch Child Protection Compact Partnership activities
    on February 19, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Government officials from the United States (US) and Jamaica met last week in Kingston to launch activities in support of the US-Jamaica Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership. The partnership, signed in May 2018 by Marcia Gilbert-Roberts,... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Waste not! - Organic fertiliser company provides jobs for locals
    on February 19, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    As the manufacturer of organic fertilisers, Hugh Johnson has been protecting the environment and saving the Government millions of dollars in the process.Johnson is the managing director of Johnson’s and Son Organic Fertiliser Company Limited, which produces organic fertilisers, fungicide and insecticide... […]

  • Gov’t alone cannot fight human trafficking – Pati
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Professor of law and director of the Human Trafficking Academy at St Thomas University in the United States, Dr Roza Pati, says a multinational approach is needed to combat human trafficking. […]

  • Immigration Corner | Can a green card holder file for a fiancé?
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington: If someone’s spouse is in the United States (US) and is a green card holder, can he put in a petition for a fiancé visa for his spouse or does he have to wait until he applied for his US citizenship? Thank... […]

  • Immigration Corner | Obtaining a Permitted Paid Engagement visa
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Dear Mr Bassie, I am an expert in my chosen field of study and I am being invited to the United Kingdom (UK) to carry out some specialised work. I understand that I may be eligible for a particular type of visa for this project. Please advise if... […]

  • Immigration Corner | Canada’s generous immigration system
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Dear Miss Powell, I saw where you posted on Facebook that any individual under 35 years with a degree can get to live permanently in Canada. Is Canada really immigrant friendly? Here’s my situation, I am 28 years old and I have a diploma and... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Delegation promotes Jamaica's animation and film content
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Jamaican Film and Animation studios participated in the Kidscreen Summit, an event focused on facilitating business in the global children’s entertainment industry. The film industry promotion mission was part of the Business of... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Building Jamaica: Make-up artist develops product line
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Viewing the Instagram page of make-up  artist Shellene Gregrory’s Prissie Missie Cosmetic Jamaica Limited reveals some colourful and creative make-up applications. Scroll through further and you will discover eyelash extensions... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Dr Eric Deans says nine to five jobs are redundant
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:16 am

    A panel of professionals in the business and finance sector agreed recently that having a flexi-work arrangement in place could increase innovation in Jamaica... […]

  • Jamaica lagging behind in HIV/AIDS target, says Tufton
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that based on current statistics, the country is likely to miss a global HIV/AIDS target on persons knowing their status, accessing treatment, and living healthier lives. […]

  • Caribbean takes centre stage at climate change conference
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:11 am

    THE HAGUE, The Netherlands: The Caribbean will be one of the areas of focus at the two-day Planetary Security Initiative at the Novetel Den Haag World Forum in The Hague, which starts today with Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency... […]

  • Sri Lankan community celebrates 71st anniversary
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:07 am

    February 4 marked the 71st anniversary of independence for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. […]

  • Health system under severe pressure from dengue, flu-like symptoms - Tufton
    on February 18, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the public health system is under severe pressure arising from the influx of persons seeking medical attention for suspected dengue, gastroenteritis and other flu-like symptoms.... […]