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Public outcry about costs of the proposed Bernard Lodge city in St Catherine, as well as travel concerns and potential environmental fallout related to urban sprawl beyond the margins of Kingston, has caused Prime Minister Andrew Holness to order a...

With the nation’s courts still hobbled by severe backlog, 1,024 cases have been traversed into the new Easter Term of the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court as only 91 cases were disposed of in the previous term, much to the dismay of...

WESTERN BUREAU: Steven Kerr, director of the Human and Community Development Unit at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), says that more men will begin to gravitate to the teaching profession if their remuneration is boosted by liveable wages...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is encouraging Jamaica to take immediate steps to address public-sector governance shortcomings. The IMF’s executive board made the call in its fifth review of Jamaica’s performance under the standby agreement...

The scorched ground, charred wood and sheets of zinc scattered about are all that remain of the Ray Ray Ground Market in downtown Kingston, which was devastated by an inferno in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a mere eight months after it was...

Manchester: Workers at the Better Taste Bakery in Williamsfield, Manchester, yesterday struggled to carry out routine tasks as a main ingredient was missing. The staff found the going rough as they tried desperately to come to terms with the...

WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, is urging teachers to pay keen attention to how they treat boys in the classroom and to create an environment where they will not shy away from...

Jamaica’s Constitutional Court has ordered that well-known Montego Bay businessman Patrick Chung must stand trial for allegedly having sex with his daughter over a nine-year period beginning in 1986 when she was 13 years old. Further, the panel of...

There are renewed calls for more police duties to be outsourced to private security companies as the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues its drive to bolster its boots on the ground. The JCF says there are just over 11,000 policemen and...

The Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is to be overhauled after a search of the hotel room of reggae artiste Buju Banton (real name Mark Myrie), who was in the twin-island republic for a show,...
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