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  • JPS, NWC still failing to notify customers of planned disruptions – OUR
    on December 12, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and the National Water Commission (NWC) continue to underperform in service standards which require them to notify customers about planned outages. The Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) says this...

  • CAC launches app to compare gas, grocery prices
    on December 12, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Consumers can now see the cost of petrol at gas stations across Jamaica with the use of a new mobile app launched by the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC). The app shows users where gas stations are located, the distance the user is away from...

  • Police commissioner visits relatives of Dover attack victims
    on December 12, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson today met with relatives of the victims of Tuesday night's deadly shooting in Dover district, Kitson Town, St Catherine. Anderson and other officials from the constabulary force visited the...

  • Gunmen engage police in shootout after Stony Hill murder
    on December 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    A manhunt is now on for gunmen who shot and killed a security guard at a store in Stony Hill, St Andrew last night and later challenged the police in a shoot-out. It is reported that the men entered the store about 7:15 p.m. and opened fire on the...

  • Section of Constant Spring Road to be closed for roadworks this weekend
    on December 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    The southbound carriageway along the section of Constant Spring Road between West King’s House and the Sandy Gully Bridge will be closed over the weekend by the National Works Agency (NWA) The closure, from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, to 5:00 a.m....

  • Motorist killed in Chesterfield Drive attack, PNP Patriots in mourning
    on December 12, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    The police are probing the shooting death of a man along Chesterfield Drive in St Andrew last night. It is reported that 44-year-old information technology professional Kevin Brown was driving along the road when he was stopped by hoodlums, pulled...

  • St Catherine records case of malaria
    on December 12, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    The St Catherine Health Department has recorded a case of malaria. This was disclosed by Chief Public Health Officer for the parish, Grayson Hutchinson, at the monthly meeting of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation which is currently under way....

  • Moody’s upgrades Jamaica’s rating, with a stable outlook
    on December 12, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Moody’s Ratings Agency on Wednesday upgraded Jamaica’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings to B2 from B3 with an outlook of stable. Moody’s stated that the rating upgrade reflected the Government's steady “...

  • CAC secures $18.5 million on behalf of aggrieved consumers
    on December 12, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has secured $18.5 million in refunds and compensation on behalf of aggrieved consumers who transacted business with product and service providers between January and November. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on...

  • Ageing population increasing demand for health services
    on December 12, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Senior Medical Officer and Head of Surgery at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital, Dr Tanya Hamilton-Johnson, has pointed to the need for expansion of public health services to meet the needs of Jamaica’s ageing population. She noted that more...

  • Teen mom, infant reported missing
    on December 12, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    The police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate 16-year-old Tasheika Clarke, otherwise called ‘Tash’ and seven-week-old Kymani West, both of Golding Avenue, Kingston 7 who have been missing since Monday. The police say...

  • Haughton: I didn’t mean to step on Phillips’ toes
    on December 12, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Less than a week after Opposition Spokesman on Planning and Development Dr André Haughton shredded his party leader’s proposal to cut general consumption tax (GCT) by two percentage points, the university lecturer, in a statement issued by the...

  • JPS promises bright Christmas - Company commissions 25MW energy storage system
    by Edmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter on December 12, 2019 at 5:26 am

    The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) yesterday commissioned a J$3.7-billion Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS) on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston as part of efforts to mitigate against service interruptions that its customers suffer. Gary...

  • Jamaican wins Caribbean Impact Award in New York
    by Dave Rodney/Gleaner Contributor on December 12, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Jamaican public relations practitioner and media relations specialist Lyndon Taylor is one of the recipients of this year’s Impact Awards in New York, presented by Caribbean Life and Schneps Media for outstanding contribution to the Caribbean...

  • Earth Today | Adaptation Fund launches new grant to benefit vulnerable countries
    on December 12, 2019 at 5:19 am

    THE ADAPTATION Fund, from which Jamaica has benefited, has announced the launch of a new US$10-million pilot innovation programme during the UN climate conference being held in Madrid. The new programme will foster innovation in adaptation in...

  • Earth Today | Grantham farmers win climate change quiz competition
    on December 12, 2019 at 5:18 am

    ON NOVEMBER 28, when farmers in the hills of Clarendon would otherwise have been working in their fields, scores of them filed into Frankfield Church of God. They were there to do battle on aspects of agriculture theory in the final of a farmers’...

  • Earth Today | Caribbean energy security under threat
    on December 12, 2019 at 5:17 am

    AN INCREASE in global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius is projected to bring with it a variety of risks for Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS), not the least of which is compromised energy security. This is reflected in the recent...

  • Justice system to get boost next year
    by Leon Jackson/Gleaner Writer on December 12, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Western Bureau Come next year, the local justice system is poised for major reform, as according to Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, some six new parish courts are to be constructed across the island. “The Government will be embarking on the building...

  • UK will not abandon Ja - Envoy pledges commitment to help nation fight crime
    by Janet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer on December 12, 2019 at 5:11 am

    WESTERN BUREAU: British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad says the United Kingdom (UK) has no plans anytime soon to cease funding anti-violence and anti-crime initiatives in Jamaica, but will continue to throw its full support behind any post-Citizen...

  • Resist the temptation to ‘profile’ - Businessman pleads with JPs to do the work they were installed to carry out
    by Leon Jackson/Gleaner Writer on December 12, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Western Bureau Businessman Kenneth Grant, president of the Trelawny Lay Magistrates Association, is calling on his fellow justices in the parish to put aside the temptation to profile and, instead, focus on doing the job they were installed to...