New FLA fallout - Two senior staff members axed as MOCA probes 257 suspect firearm licences
Two senior members of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) were separated from the agency with immediate effect yesterday as the investigations into corruption...

We must take back our country... JTA past president agonises about killings of teachers, students
WESTERN BUREAU:Howard Isaacs, immediate past president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), is calling for initiatives to address the crime and violence that have led to the deaths of educators and students. He said that was one of the issues...

Very costly lessons - Hannam bemoans book price increases
With the new academic year scheduled to begin in a little over a week's time and news that school books have been hit by significant price increases, Everton Hannam, president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ), is...

Security minister urges abused men to speak up
National Security Minister Robert Montague yesterday encouraged men who are victims of domestic abuse to speak out."The silence from our men is deafening because there is a surging trend of men being abused by their female partners and they remain...

Righteous indignation! ... Barbican Baptist Church blasts NWA over perimeter wall
Members of Barbican Baptist Church are upset at what they deem the disrespect being shown to them by the National Works Agency (NWA) over the construction of a perimeter...

JTA rejects Gov't's wage offer
Western Bureau:The delegates of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) flatly rejected the Government's wage offer, which was presented to them during a closed session at the association's 52nd annual conference in Montego Bay yesterday.While not...

Hylton, Jackson to battle to replace PNP's 'chairman for life'
By next week, Anthony Hylton and Fitz Jackson are expected to officially indicate they will be contenders for chairmanship of the 79-year-old People's National Party (PNP), replacing Robert Pickersgill, who has held the position for the past 25...

Sharpen focus on threats to press freedom, says Allen
New president of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), Gary Allen, has urged regional media to sharpen their focus on press freedom while underscoring the value of the existing indigenous broadcasters to the region's continuing development....

New JTA president wants education cost added to nat'l Budget
WESTERN BUREAU:Georgia Waugh Richards, the newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), is calling on the Government to include the cost of education for Jamaica's children in the national budget.She made the appeal to...

Use social media to fight crime, says cop
Western Bureau:Sergeant Kevin Watson, communication liaison officer for the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) special Area One Joint Task Force, wants to see social media being used to drive the anti-crime messages aimed at young people, as he...