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Editor's Forum | No run-off fears in Canadian farm-work programme

Canadian High Commissioner Laurie Peters has described the 53-year-old Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP), which sees thousands of Jamaicans heading north annually to boost farm labour in harvesting crops, as a “well-oiled machine”...

New radar to improve weather forecasting, says Thompson

Jamaica’s obsolete radar system is set to be replaced by state-of-the-art equipment following yesterday’s signing ceremony for the design, supply and installation of an S-band Weather Radar System to boost the country’s ability to more accur...

Wrong target - DPP clears constable, puts senior cops, Gov’t in firing line for deadly police school foul-up

There was a litany of blunders, some by senior cops, in the moments before and immediately after a 2013 mix-up with live and blank rounds at the police training school in St Catherine, resulting in a five cops being shot, one fatally, a document a...

Cheques found in kitchen, vehicle and gardener’s quarters in Elliott house raid

An investigating officer from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday revealed that a 2016 raid at the home of Sanja Elliott, one of the accused in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) fraud trial, ...

'Missing' teen among four arrested following gun seizure in St James

The police are reporting that a teenager who reportedly went missing from her house in Old Harbour, St Catherine in April was one of four persons arrested in connection with the seizure of a firearm in New Ramble district, St James on Monday T...

Not guilty...Clarendon 'death squad' cops freed of murder

A seven-member has found Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte not guilty of the 2012 murder of Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought.  The jury returned the verdict after less than an hour after being retiring for deliberations at 2:20 ...

Two ambushed, one dead in Annotto Bay gun attack

An attack in the dead of night on the weekend has left a woman dead and a businessman hospitalised. A police report is suggesting that about 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, 49-year-old Valrie Richards, a higgler of Gibraltar Housing Scheme in Annotto Bay, St...

NCB to reimburse customers’ late fees

National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) has said it will be reimbursing late fees to customers impacted by delayed salary payments due to kinks in a recent system upgrade. The bank said reimbursements are available for persons who incurred ...

Edward Seaga | 10 things about the former Prime Minister

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga dedicated almost half of a century to public service. Seaga died in a Miami hospital today at the age of 89. He had been battling cancer. Here are 10 things about him you should know: 1.      At the age of 29,...

Seaga's family says thanks to Jamaica

The family of Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga express gratitude to the people of Jamaica for their prayers and messages of comfort. Seaga died today on his 89th birthday at a Miami hospital where he was being treated for cancer. The family’s m...

Edward Seaga | Leaders react to former PM's passing

The country’s leaders have reacted to today’s passing of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. He died in a Miami hospital today where he had been receiving treatment for cancer and related complications. Today is his 89th birthday. Here are their ...

Titchfield mourns promising student amid anxiety over others injured

Hours before 13-year-old Titchfield High School student Pranjal Jasti perished in an accident on Monday, the eighth-grader was harbouring high hopes as he attended an interview seeking to join the quiz team. Yesterday, crying classmates adorned his...

Technology minister wants more girls in IT

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams is pushing for the participation of more girls and women in the information technology (IT) and innovation sector, noting that they have major contributions to make to the discipline. Addr...

Lee-Chin urges Jamaicans to save more and invest in assets

Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Michael Lee-Chin, has made a passionate plea for Jamaicans to save and purchase more assets, warning that foreigners will sweep in as the economy begins to strengthen. Lee-Chin, who was addressing the...

Run away triggers Sex, ‘hype’ lifestyle and abuse influence children’s decision to leave home

Founder of Hear the Children’s Cry Betty-Ann Blaine has said that many children run away from home because of various factors such as abuse, the allure of sex and the desire to obtain things that their parents cannot afford to provide for them. ...