Foreign plumbers leak in - Locals cry foul as labour ministry allows overseas tradesmen to flood Jamaica
The Ministry of Labour issued 18 work permits to plumbers from overseas last year, sparking concerns locally about the ease with which foreigners are being allowed to take jobs from Jamaicans.Eighty electricians, 23 mechanics, and 30 welders were...

UPDATED: Get help! - Cops urged to seek treatment for stress after colleague's suicide
Western Bureau:The Police High Command has issued an appeal to the men and women of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to seek help when they are undergoing stress.Reacting to the death of Senior Superintendent Dermot Lawrence, who is believed to have...

Soca On De Hill in full swing

Soca On De Hill is in full swing as hundreds of soca lovers steadily enter the north of the island for the annual soca fun fest sponsored by FLOW.

The young and the old, family and friends have converged on the Farley Hill, St Peter grounds for the nine-hour show comprising local and regional soca artistes.

In spite of  the humidity, the vibes are building up as patrons armed with their coolers arrive for a day of sweet soca.

So far Hollaback, Kirk Brown, iWeb, Blood, Imani, Faith, Kaskatee, Jam-R and Nick Man have graced the stage.

More than 25 artistes are expected with highlights from Vincentian Skinny Fabolous, Lil Natty and Thunda from Grenada.

The beloved Patrice Roberts and Shal Marshall expected later on in the evening.

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Fogging schedule July 23 – 27

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme this week aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

On Monday, July 23, the team will be in St. Andrew fogging Isolation Road, Belleplaine, Jordan’s Road, Franklyn Doughlin Tenantry Road, Babylon Road, Bawdens and surrounding areas.

On Tuesday, July 24, areas to be fogged in St Phillip are Four Roads, Mangrove, Mangrove Terrace, Bougainvillea Drive, Park Close, Carnation Close and environs.

On Wednesday, July 25, the team will be in St Michael spraying Long Gap with Avenues, Woodstock Road, Rogers Terrace with Avenues, Pillersdolf Development and environs.

The exercise continues in St Michael on Thursday, July 26, in Station Hill, Goddings Road with Avenues, Glendairy Gap, Deane’s Village with Avenues, Bridge Road, Jones Road, School Road, Springer Road, Flint Hall and surrounding areas.

St Michael  will again be targeted on Friday, July 27, specifically My Lord’s Hill, Blackman’s Road, Jones Road, Licorish Village with Avenues, Odessa McClean Avenue, Odessa McClean Drive and neighbouring districts.

Additionally, teams from the Vector Control Unit will continue to carry out fogging and other treatment activities in and around the Graeme Hall Swamp and other areas impacted by the sewage spills on the south coast.

The fogging exercises will be carried out between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day. Householders are reminded to open their doors and windows to allow the spray to enter.

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One dead,two critical following Vreed-en-Hoop accident

Twenty-year-old Victor Adityaram was killed after the car he was travelling in careened into a metal signboard and concrete fence at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD) early Sunday morning. According to a report from the police, driver of motor car PTT6297, Bishram Ramkishore was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the Vreed-en-Hoop Public Road,

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Freddie’s ‘half-baked’ doctors about to come of age

Dear Editor, TODAY I happened to view an interesting feed of various regional leaders (Chair and Vice-Chairpersons) of Regions One, Eight and Nine who had a session of interaction with the media on the sidelines of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) meeting. The source of their concerns were mostly similar in nature, with major issues

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Deepening of democracy

IT is now official. Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan has announced that Local Government Elections (LGE) would be held on November 12, 2018.  The last elections were held in March 2016; therefore, when the electorate goes to the polls in 2016, it would be doing so for the second in two years, something it had done

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OVERCOME with grief at a murder committed by his brother, Brenton McLean wept as he hugged the murder victim’s son and apologised to him yesterday.

Maria devastates Dominica
GOVERNMENT was yesterday mobilising resources to send relief supplies and manpower to Dominica after Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated that country between Monday night and early yesterday morning.

AG: Judiciary, DPP getting help
ATTORNEY General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday said both the Judiciary and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) have been receiving assistance to help improve the criminal justice system.