UWI-trained cops graduate - First batch of constables pass out from university as part of JCF programme
Two hundred and ninety-three constables who were trained at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, participated in the passing-out parade and the awards ceremony held yesterday at the National Police College of Jamaica, located in...

$106 million to rebuild Walker's Place of Safety
Floyd Green, minister of state in charge of youth, is confident that private-public sector partnerships will generate the estimated $106 million needed to reconstruct the Walker's Place of Safety.According to the Jamaica Fire Brigade, a fire started...

Ministry addressing release of CSEC results to students
The ministry of Education expects that the difficulties being experienced by some students to access their Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) grades will be solved in the shortest possible time.This follows numerous complaints the...

Bird shooting season gets going today
The 2018 game bird season gets under way today and runs until Sunday, September 23, with two shooting sessions on Saturdays - from sunrise to 9 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to sunset. On Sundays, there will only be one shooting session - from sunrise to...

Attorney satisfied with formal notice to market vendors
Bert Samuels, attorney representing vendors at the Constant Spring Market, has expressed satisfaction over the issuing of notification by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) for them to vacate the facility.The formal notice...

Some western schools still not ready for new term
WESTERN BUREAU:While some school principals in western Jamaica are in a state of readiness for the start of the 2018 school year, which is less than a month away, there are others who have still not received their supplies from the Ministry of...

Clampdown on 'collie' - SOE checkpoints produce more drugs than guns
Western Bureau:While the apprehension of wanted criminals and the seizure of illegal firearms are the primary targets at the police-military check-points leading in to St James, which is under a public state of emergency (SOE), the security forces...

Dental services in demand at west Kingston health fair
With dental services generally costly and the new school term set to get under way in just over two weeks, parents flocked to the fourth annual West Kingston Health Fair yesterday determined to have their children access the healthcare services...

PSOJ urges support for flexible exchange rate
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has challenged its members to support the central bank's efforts to establish a flexible foreign exchange rate regime by continuing to act with discipline and responsibility in managing their foreign...

MoBay Chamber wants better treatment for NIS pensioners
Western Bureau:Winston Lawson, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says that the condition at the Western Regional Office of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is far from ideal for senior citizens, and he has called for...