No scrapping JCF - Disbanding the police force is unrealistic, say Montague, Finzi-Smith
Longstanding suggestions that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which is believed to be ill-equipped and outdated to deal with current realities, be disbanded and reconstituted have been dismissed as a "utopian dream" by National Security...

Crime driven by social ills, says acting commish
Acting Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake has said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force was in the process of creating an anti-crime plan but that such an initiative would not work if the country's social ills are not addressed."We are currently...

BCCI taking note after PUMA ruling

The local business community is planning to intensify its educational programme on intellectual property (IP), in the wake of the conviction this week of a Bridgetown businessman for selling fake PUMA products. In a landmark decision, Director of Ouch Boutique Grenville Ricardo Delpeache was found guilty of selling counterfeit products from Rihanna’s PUMA line and […]


Sell out!

One of the island’s most controversial trade unionists has led a blistering attack on the umbrella body of the trade union movement, suggesting it was no more than a stooge of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), established to do the party’s bidding. Otherwise, said Caswell Franklyn, the outspoken general secretary of the Unity Workers’ Union […]


Our efforts not in vain

..President says Guyana will pursue case at ICJ with determination PRESIDENT David Granger has assured that this country’s efforts to protect its sovereignty have not been in vain, pointing to the United Nations decision to send the decades-old border controversy with Venezuela to the International Court of Justice for a final ruling. In his message

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Gov’t will not renege on ExxonMobil Contract

– Harmon GOVERNMENT will not renege on the 2016 Petroleum Sharing Agreement (PSA) it signed with Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited – a subsidiary of U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said. Since the release of the ExxonMobil Contract late December last year, Government has received fierce criticisms from both civil

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ERC, TSC commissioners sworn in

THE commissioners identified to serve on the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) and the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) were sworn in by President David Granger on Thursday. After taking the Oath of Office, the commissioners were presented with their instruments of appointment at the State House ceremony. The ERC will soon be activated after approximately seven

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APOLOGY FOR MURDER
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.