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No Tax Haven - Caribbean leaders toughen stance on sweetheart deals, concessions

Corporate sweetheart deals are hurting Caribbean countries, and their leaders, recognising this, are making a concerted effort to move away from the practice, which was once the tool of choice to lure investors to their respective countries. Their...

'Get Up, Stand Up' against bullying - Optimist International allowed to use Bob Marley and the Wailers song free

The Bob Marley Estate has given the Optimist International Caribbean District (OICD) permission to use the Bob Marley and the Wailers hit Get Up, Stand Up free for a year as the official song of the OICD's anti-bullying human rights campaign. The...

Carter case historic - JOA boss says ruling will set important precedent

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has said that he believes that Olympian Nesta Carter will be cleared of any wrongdoing despite testing positive for a banned substance retrospectively found in his urine sample from th...

St Ann's Bay Hospital receives grant funding from Japan

The St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, which serves nearly 360,000 persons per year, is to benefit from an $8.2-million grant contract being implemented under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Programme of the government of Japan. Th...

PM announces islandwide road repairs

Provisions are being made in the Supplementary Budget set to go before Parliament next week for funding to repair roads across the country, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced. Addressing stakeholders at the grand opening of the Porsche Cen...

Jamaica-born soldier dies in Kuwait

A Jamaica-born 17-year veteran in the United States Army died in Kuwait on Tuesday while on a tour of duty for less than a year. Sergeant Hughton Coopie Brown, 43, was born in Kingston and attended Wolmer's Boys' School before migrating to New Yo...

Harrison eyes position with new Integrity Commission

When the governor general names the commissioners who will preside over the new anti-corruption body called the Integrity Commission, it is expected that current Contractor General Dirk Harrison will be listed among the leadership of that body. In...

NCDA targets shopkeepers to clamp down on drug abuse among minors

Shopkeepers and other retail vendors are among a number of stakeholders that Collette Kirlew, director of client services at the National Council on Drug Abuse, intends to target. Kirlew said that illegal substances are too accessible to minors an...

Police on alert to prevent further shutdown of St Thomas

For the second consecutive day, large sections St Thomas came to a halt as residents continued their protest over the poor road conditions in the parish. The police had cleared the major roadways by late yesterday afternoon, but ominous warning...

Ban the belt - PM wants law to stop the beating of children in schools, at home

If Prime Minister Andrew Holness has his way, Jamaica will join the 59 countries around the world that have banned corporal punishment. Holness had previously indicated that he was planning to take legislation to Parliament to outlaw corporal punis...