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PM requests review of safety policies at children’s homes, opposition leader sets up fund

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asked the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to conduct a review of safety policies and procedures for children's homes and places of safety. This comes after a fire destroyed Walker's Place of Safety on ...

Cabinet to meet over wage stalemate with Police Federation

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday responded to the Jamaica Police Federation's request for his intervention in the wage negotiations stalemate between the federation and the Government, saying that the matter would be discussed at a Cabinet ...

Children being traumatised by adult illnesses in hospitals - Paediatric departments needed to alleviate situation

A recommendation is being made for future health facilities to construct specialised waiting areas for children, following a recent project from the health ministry that revealed that children are being further traumatised at some of the island's ...

Huge fire ruins Geddes Refrigeration

For more than three hours yesterday, firefighters from St Catherine, as well as the Kingston and St Andrew fire divisions, battled a huge fire that eventually destroyed a vast section of the Geddes Refrigeration Limited building off Spanish Town R...

Charles calls for all-out fight against child abuse

Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, is calling for the nation to join as one in the fight against child abuse. The second-generation politician urged technology as a means of fighting crime, while...

Data support sugar leakage claim, says Samuda

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Karl Samuda, who came under fire from manufacturers earlier this year when he claimed that imported sugar was leaking into the local domestic market, said the Government now has proof, thanks ...

Customs aims at getting businesses to go global

Jamaica Customs has launched a renewed thrust to get business operators involved in import/export to join the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Programme, membership in which it says would enhance their trade functions. Companies which are abl...

JCC calls out government on corruption

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) is seeking answers from the Government about any recent, meaningful efforts to cut the staggering level of institutionalised red tape which, it claims, has created, and continues to feed, an environment in...

Venezuela under attack, says charge d'affaires

Attempts to discredit the government of Nicol·s Maduro in Venezuela has given charge d'affaires at that country's embassy in Kingston, Luisa Gutierrez the impression that various media entities have been launching deliberate and unwarranted atta...

Famous Pentab pastor John-Mark ordered to resign

John-Mark Bartlett, pastor of the largest congregation under the United Pentecostal Churches (UPC) banner, has been given 14 days to resign as head of the Wildman Street Pentecostal Tabernacle (Pentab) - the Kingston-based church he has led for s...