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Sidelined! – Business operators near Three Miles chide Gov’t for downturn in sales

With noticeably fewer customers turning out and observing sharp dips in earnings just five days into the planned eight-month closure of the Three Miles intersection, businesses operating within the proximity of the major crossroads are fearful tha...

Government reviewing Petrojam’s HR manager’s $13-million contract

The Government is reviewing the multimillion-dollar contract paid to Yolande Ramharrack, the woman employed by the board of Petrojam Limited as its human resources manager, but without the required qualification. Ramharrack was recruited for the...

Almost four murders a day so far this month

Thirty-two persons were murdered across the island over the first eight days of this month, police statistics have revealed. At the same time, the latest Periodic Crime Statistics Review compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) show that ...

Setback! - Fire leaves families homeless in downtown Kingston

It was twice unlucky for Kedisha, who lost all her belongings in a fire at her house on Love Lane in downtown Kingston last August. Just over one year later, Kedisha is again counting her losses after fire destroyed her house at the intersection...

Messy affair - PAAC chair says NESoL mix-up clear as mud!

As Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) continues its probe of the operations of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy, technocrats struggled to provide details about the $60-million verbal contract issue...

Human underachievement Ja's greatest crisis - Shaw

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has identified human under-development as the greatest crisis facing Jamaica, ranking it above the country's escalating crime rate. "The greatest crisis that Jamaica has is no...

PM urges more efficient management of traffic

Expressing deep concern for the displacement that some persons have suffered as major roadworks intensify in the Corporate Area, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given head of the National Works Agency (NWA) E.G. Hunter and Commissioner of Po...

Reid orders search - 11 boys booted from Calabar unaccounted for

HE MINISTRY of Education is seeking to find 11 of the more than 30 students who were barred from entering fifth form at Calabar High School in St Andrew at the start of the new school year. The students were denied places in Calabar after they fail...

Audit uncovers mystery NSWMA gas card spending - State entity's reports now up to date, says Chung

For the first time since 2004, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has reported that it has up-to-date, audited financial statements across all entities in the group. Chairman of the Board of Directors Dennis Chung made the disclo...

Schools threatened with disciplinary action if auxiliary fees are mandatory

The minister of education is reminding school administrators that there should be no mandatory fees for students entering grades 7-11, threatening disciplinary action against any institution that ignores that directive. Ruel Reid was speaking at a...

Road works costing FLOW millions

A preliminary $42 million tab for damage to its underground network caused by contractors carrying out road improvement work on behalf of the National Works Agency (NWA) is part of the financial toll telecommunications giant FLOW is facing. This d...

NWC addressing water issues ahead of new school year

The National Water Commission (NWC) has started to implement special measures to assist schools that might face water woes come next week. According to the NWC, the measures are aimed at addressing any known water-related challenges to the smoot...

Calabar holds back - School to reconsider decision to expel about 50 underperforming grade 10 boys

The leadership of Calabar High School is to review the cases of approximately 50 grade 10 boys who were expelled because they failed to meet the 60 per cent average set by the school for them to be accepted in grade 11. News of the Red Hills Road,...

We cannot break the law - Integrity Commission

Below is a statement from Justice Karl Harrison (Ret'd), chairman of the Integrity Commission. The commissioners of the Integrity Commission have taken note of comments from a number of parties expressing the view that that the commission ought ...

Arnett Gardens shopkeeper shot multiple times - Mom of slain 14-y-o flees community

Worshippers at the Inner City for Christ Ministry in Arnett Gardens fell to the floor in fear as gunshots echoed outside the church in a daring gun attack late Tuesday night. When the congregation wobbled to their feet and went outside, one man wa...

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