End the bloodletting! - That's all some inner-city residents want for Yuletide season
While many poor Jamaicans wish for proper shelter and a square meal at Christmas, a handful of inner-city residents bemoaning hard times want nothing more than an immediate end to the bloodletting across the country."If the killing doesn't stop,...

Special needs children get Christmas surprise
It might as well be Christmas Day for more than 200 special needs children who were feted by the Sanmerna Foundation in conjunction with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) at the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre yesterday.Gifts and food...

Six-year-old and siblings ran for their lives as mother is killed - Crime takes centrestage at Clarendon Municipal Corporation meeting
Escalating crime in Clarendon and the killing of People's National Party caretaker Carol Ebanks and her 20-year-old son, Jevon Myles, saw a motion for the suspension of the standing order of the municipal corporation in the parish to focus on the...

Health Check | Improved grade for St Ann's Bay Hospital
In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public-health facilities, ordered an internal audit of the four regional health authorities to "determine safety and functionality of the...

Sinclair wants sanctions against facilitators of payment to former Troupe assistant
Western Bureau:Senator Charles Sinclair, the outspoken councillor for the Flanker division in the St James Municipal Corporation (STJMC), is calling for sanctions to be levied against staffers who facilitated the recent questionable payment of funds...

Hefty increase for MPs to spend on constituency offices
Members of parliament have received a 112.5 per cent increase in sums paid to them to meet constituency office expenses.The amount allocated in the First Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure to defray constituency office expenses is $128.5 million...

Tourism, agriculture ministries partner to launch Agri-Linkages - Sale of local goods to hotel industry made easier
In a bid to improve the synergy between the tourism and agricultural sectors, the Ministry of Tourism and the agriculture ministry have partnered to jointly launch the tourism Agri-Linkages Exchange (ALEX) Initiative.The programme is an online...

Health Check | May Pen Hospital still suffering from problems of two years ago
In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public health facilities, ordered an internal audit in the four regional health authorities to "determine safety and functionality of the...

West Kgn residents to get paid before year end
The Government of Jamaica is to dole out just under $200 million to west Kingston residents before the end of the year as compensation for damages accrued during the May 2010 operations by the security forces in their attempt to arrest former...

Defying the odds - Conviction pushes man to pursue law degree - Now among newest lawyers at Jamaican Bar
There were hugs and kisses all around as Isat Buchanan posed for pictures with a small group of family and friends on Tuesday on the steps of the Supreme Court.But the subdued celebration belied the improbable odds Buchanan defied to become a full-...