$400m market fires - Vendors devastated as Montego Bay Old Fort razed

WESTERN BUREAU: Nearly $400 million worth of damage has been left in the wake of market fires across Jamaica in the last five years, a worrying trend for municipal authorities that have grappled with safety and security concerns across cities and...more..

Did Petrojam mislead Parliament, country? - Former GM says refinery submitted wrong salary in financial report; falsely claimed he resigned

Former Petrojam boss Howard Mollison has testified that the scandal-scarred state-owned oil refinery falsely indicated in a 2016 report to Parliament that his salary was more than $15 million and recounted how he was immediately dismissed after he...more..

Bailiff: I’m done with Daren Powell matter - Parish Court employee says attorney must decide next step

The parish Court bailiff tasked with executing a warrant for committal on Jamaican cricketer-turned-politician Daren Powell has said that after several futile efforts to find him, the documents were returned to the attorney with instructions on...more..

State care is prison, says former ‘uncontrollable’ ward

Twenty-six-year-old Moya Blackwood, who has been through the juvenile correctional system, yesterday appealed to the nation’s parents to refrain from using verbal violence against children, as they run the risk of creating menaces to society....more..

Munroe: Ja could slip or stagnate on corruption index - NIA boss says not enough being done to tackle scourge in society

Jamaica’s foremost anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, National Integrity Action (NIA), believes the country could further slip on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) or stand still when the watchdog’s 2019...more..

Phipps shocked at death of legal giant Beverley Walrond

Attorney-at-law Frank Phipps has expressed shock at the passing of his Jamaica-born colleague Lady Beverley Walrond, who on Sunday succumbed to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle overseas. “My wife and I are deeply saddened. The news of her...more..

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Steer Town tense following double murder The St Ann community of Steer Town remains tense following an incident in which two male residents were killed at a beach in Mammee Bay in the parish on Sunday. Following the attack, WhatsApp messages have...more..

SCHOOL SAFETY AUDIT - Education ministry pledges review of service-vehicle protocol by early 2020

The Government has commenced a comprehensive review of safety and security regulations in public schools in the wake of the tragic death of a seven-year-old student at Clan Carthy Primary in October. Addressing mourners at the funeral of Benjamin...more..

Family recalls Benjamin Bair as full of life

Hours before she bade her final farewell to her late brother, eight-year-old Seraphine Bair was a picture of worry as she dreaded the future without her pal. Seraphine longs for Benjamin Bair for a host of reasons, among them that he was her...more..

‘Nowhere to go’ - Port Royal residents face homeless Christmas as bulldozers rev up for demolition

Residents of Port Royal who may be homeless for Christmas are making last-minute pleas for more time to relocate from Foreshore Road as bulldozers are expected to demolish at least nine houses and three businesses at the seaside town today. The...more..