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Hanover, Westmoreland JPs to get ZOSO training

WESTERN BUREAU: Plans are afoot for justices of the peace (JPs) in Hanover and Westmoreland to be trained so that they will be in a state of readiness to participate in zones of special operations (ZOSO), the Government's latest initiative to b...

Greater scrutiny for FLA and all other National Security Agencies

Greater scrutiny now applies to all government agencies that fall under the banner of national security, such as the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA). Thi...

Trench Town residents charged to value learning opportunities

Dr Omar Davies, retired member of parliament for St Andrew Southern, on Wednesday reminded his former constituents of their obligation to take seriously the responsibility of educating their children. "The opportunities which are being presented by...

Devastated! - Hospital staff and patients stunned by death of colleague

"There was not a dry eye - everyone was crying," Errol Greene, chief executive officer of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), described how the staff at one of the largest departments at the health facility reacted to news yesterday that 40-year-o...

World's oldest woman snatched

Western Bureau: The world's oldest person, 117-year-old Violet Moss Brown, is caught in the middle of a tug of war between members of her family as one group that claimed that she was not getting the best of care has snatched her from her Duanv...

Gov't to assist J'cans in hurricane-ravaged islands to return home

Jamaicans in the British Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands and St Martin who have been severely impacted by the effects of Hurricane Irma and want to return home will be getting assistance from the Andrew Holness administration. Mini...

BOJ to pull 'red money'

It appears that Jamaicans seldom use its lowest three denominations, and as such, the Bank of Jamaica is moving to withdraw them. A proposal to withdraw and demonetise the one cent, 10 cent, and 25 cent coins has been approved by Cabinet. Informa...

Earth Today | Progress on 1.5°C temperature rise special report

THERE IS now a first draft of the highly anticipated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on a 1.5 degrees Celsius increase in global temperatures, seen as vital for, in particular, Caribbean and other small-island devel...

Earth Today | Irma, Harvey spotlight climate financing needs of island states

THE BLUDGEONING delivered by hurricanes Irma and Harvey has brought into sharp focus the financing needs of developing countries, and, in particular, those of small-island developing states (SIDS) for adaptation and loss and damage from climate im...

Careless NWC wasting billions

Carelessness by the National Water Commission (NWC) is causing the already debt-burdened state entity to spend millions of dollars more on projects it is implementing. Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis raised the alarm about the NWC in a perform...

Bail denied! - Judge says el-Faisal's could be flight risk

Muslim Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal who is wanted in the United States on terrorism-related charges, was denied bail when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday. Parish Court Judge, Broderick Smith, in denying el-Faisal...

Hero showered with gifts; offered jobs

From risking his life to save a young boy to deciding which job offer he should accept, Trench Town hero Tremayne Brown was yesterday showered with gifts from several companies bubbling with appreciation for his valiant effort in saving a drowning...

Bartlett appeals for UNWTO aid for hurricane-ravaged Caribbean

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has leveraged his position as chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's (UNWTO) board of affiliate members to appeal for aid for Caribbean islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma. Irma...

Digicel sends crucial supplies to impacted islands

The Digicel team in Trinidad & Tobago is loading a 210-foot barge with crucial supplies to send to countries severely affected by Hurricane Irma. With the damage to the islands being described as "unprecedented", a massive barge scheduled t...

Unacceptable - Airspace closure tarnishes Ja's reputation as tourism destination - JHTA head

WESTERN BUREAU: The continuous closure of Jamaica's airspace and poor communication by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) have been described as "unacceptable and embarrassing" by president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JH...

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