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More cops leaving the force - JCF steps up recruitment drive

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continued to lose more members than it attracted last year, even as the Government pumped more resources into curbing Jamaica's spiralling crime problem. According to the latest Economic and Social Survey, in a ...

Thousands of Jamaican children engaged in child labour – survey

An estimated 38,000 Jamaican youth between the ages of five and 17 years old are involved in child labour, and 26,000 work in hazardous conditions, as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO). These are some of the findings contained ...

Brazil, Belgium book quarter-final berths

MOSCOW (AP): So much for this being a 'World' Cup. The quarter-finals are all-European and South American for the first time since 2006. Mexico said adÌos with a 2-0 loss to Brazil in the round of 16 yesterday and Japan sayonara when it blew a tw...

CARICOM heads to discuss free movement for Haitians - Grenada objects to entitlement

CARICOM's Office of the General Counsel has produced two legal opinions defending the right of Haitians to move freely within CARICOM. Currently, Haitians need a visa to enter CARICOM territories, except Barbados, which abolished the requirement l...

Wheatley stripped of energy - PM takes charge of portfolio

  In a press release late last night from the Office of the Prime Minister, Cabinet outlined several decisions regarding the ongoing saga at Petrojam. Key among them is that the energy portfolio will be taken from Dr Andrew Wheatley and placed ...

Gleaner Editors' Forum | McLean: No parental aid - PEP performance task will challenge students to apply knowledge

The performance task component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) seeks to minimise parental interference and allow students to apply analytical skills to make sense of the world around them through projects. "... We are aware that many times, the p...

Education official urges parents to protect children

Amid recent reports of children falling victim to crime and violence in western Jamaica, Dr Michelle Pinnock, the regional director of the Ministry of Education's Region Four, is calling on parents to be vigilant in protecting their children. Pinn...

Football Fever | Messi finally scores - Argentina advance at World Cup

From his thigh to his foot to the back of the net, Lionel Messi finally scored a goal at this year's World Cup. The exquisite strike from the Argentina great sparked the first of several celebrations from an animated Diego Maradona, who screamed, s...

Minimum wage increase - $7,000 per 40-hour workweek from August 1

Minimum wage earners will have more money in their pockets based on a 13 per cent increase from $6,200 to $7,000 per 40-hour workweek, which takes effect on August 1. The minimum wage for security guards moves from $8,854 to $9,700. Labour Ministe...

Petrojam raid - MOCA, Integrity Commission seize documents, computers

Teams from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the new Integrity Commission yesterday swooped down on the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, confiscating documents and computers amid allegations of nepotism, corruption...