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Knight: Edward Seaga Highway needs a deed poll - Opposition Senator wants it named after Kingsley Thomas

Opposition senator K.D. Knight wants the Government to carry out a deed poll and rename the Edward Seaga Highway the Kingsley Thomas Highway. The North-South leg of Highway 2000 was recently named after former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, but in th...

Arson! - NSWMA suspects that Riverton dump was set alight twice in 24 hours yesterday

The police are probing claims that a flammable liquid substance was seen at one of two areas where a fire broke out at the Riverton City landfill yesterday. Up to late yesterday evening, several firefighters were at the dump trying to put out t...

Customs defends receipts verification from online shoppers

Acting deputy commissioner of the Jamaica Customs Agency, Kirk Benjamin, is urging Jamaicans to understand and accept the security measure implemented to cut down on the underinvoicing of goods being imported into the island through online purchas...

Online shopping hassle - Cheats causing Customs to demand in-person office visits to verify invoices

The Jamaica Customs Agency is standing behind its decision to demand that persons come into its offices to provide electronic verification of the amount that they have paid for goods they order online. Several persons have complained about the hass...

Residents blame Windalco - NEPA probing contamination of Rio Cobre

Residents of Zephyrton in Linstead, St Catherine, had to cancel their weekly River Bash Sunday party on the banks of the Rio Cobre yesterday after a smelly white substance was seen in the water, and they are blaming the West Indies Alumina Comp...

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 ...