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JUTC resumes service in violence-ridden August Town

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has resumed transportation services to August Town, St Andrew, after receiving reassurance that the area is now saturated with the security forces. On Monday, the state-owned bus company had suspended its serv...

Traumatised August Town Primary students afraid to leave home

Principal of August Town Primary School in St Andrew, Morlton Wilson, said that the ongoing violence in the community has created an atmosphere of fear and unease for students and staff at the institution, causing hundreds to stay home. The situation...

Bring It On! - Gov't Scoffs At Opposition's Threat To Take NIDS To Court

The threat by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to take the Government to court over the recently passed law to establish the National Identification System (NIDS) has not fazed at least one senior minister, who, in turn, has accused the People's N...

Archbishop labels fees charged by banks as 'wicked'

The contentious bank fees bill has been dumped, at least for now, but even in its aftermath, Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards has labelled as "wicked", the practice of many financial institutions pulling money from persons' accounts under the ...

Battle Over Bank Fees - Opposition MP Says He Is Not Attempting To Legislate Prices; King Disagrees

University of the West Indies' senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dr Damien King, was forced to fend off an onslaught of criticisms from Opposition-backed supporters on the weekend, following his pronouncement that the Banking Services B...

Love is in the air - Freddie McGregor, Beres Hammond and Kelly Price set to sing on Valentine's Day

With just a day to go, plans are being finalised by husbands, wives, boyfriends ,and girlfriends for Valentine's Day. While some may plan to keep the vibe intimate and personal, there also lie the options to hit the town for live entertainment ...

More money, more problems! - KSAFA bans six clubs from Jackie Bell KO

  The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) has banned six clubs from participating in this season's JN Bank-sponsored Jackie Bell Knockout competition due to monies owed. The clubs affected are Cooreville Gardens, Mountain View, ...

Immigration Corner | I gave my son up for adoption. Can he still file for me?

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,   I have a son who is an American citizen, but he was adopted by one of my brothers. My son now lives in the United States (US).   Is it possible for him to file for me, his biological mother?   - CC   Dear CC,   Curr...

UPDATED: 1¢, 10¢ and 25¢ coins to go on Thursday

  Thursday is the last day that one-cent, ten-cent and 25-cent coins can be used as legal monetary tender in Jamaica. However, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will continue to redeem them indefinitely, during its regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m...

Fireworks expected in Parliament in banking fees bill debate

Members of the House of Representatives will today make a critical decision on whether to pass or reject the Banking Services Bill, which seeks to regulate bank fees in Jamaica. The Lower House will have its final sitting today for the 2017-2018 l...