Principal wants spotlight on predators as family, school mourn slain 9-y-o WESTERN BUREAU: Nordia Edwards said when she felt a pain in her abdomen on Wednesday evening, she instinctively knew something terrible had happened to her nine-year-old daughter, Nikita Noel. Hours later, her worst fears would be confirmed as...

Call for brakes on child seat law The Government has pledged to review the stipulation requiring all motorists to equip their vehicles with child-restraint equipment amid protest from transport operators and concern from affected parents and guardians. While emphasising that “it’...

Only special or forensic audit could’ve uncovered SSL fraud – expert The Financial Services Commission’s (FSC) request for Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) to commission an independent audit of its on- and off-balance sheet portfolios in 2019 would not have been enough to uncover a multibillion-dollar fraud, a...

Vaz: No clear-cut path for Ja in Venezuela oil deal Several hurdles will have to be overcome before Jamaica can receive the first barrel of oil under a reported oil deal between Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago, which was brokered by the United States and under which the island stands to benefit,...

MPs fear project delays but Clarke holds firm on PIMS oversight The often fractious House of Representatives found common ground over concerns about Public Investment Management System (PIMS) oversight of capital projects during Thursday’s deliberations of the Standing Finance Committee when it met to debate...

Pushback against PTA rep on Teaching Council Chief executive officer of the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC), Dr Winsome Gordon, has pushed back at a recommendation from a parliamentary committee to appoint a member of the National Parent-Teachers Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) to sit on an...

NEPA says too early to assess shoreline data captured by Hellshire monitoring tower Nearly two years after the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) announced that the Caribbean’s first beach erosion monitoring tower was installed at a cost in excess of US$1 million along Half Moon Bay Beach in Hellshire, St Catherine,...

Judge: Witness’ evidence points to Blackman as gang leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan could be convicted of being the leader of a criminal organisation if Chief Justice Bryan Sykes accepts the evidence of at least one of the ex-gang members who had testified in the Clansman One-Don Gang trial. Justice Sykes,...

SSL: We could pay debts ‘in full’ Directors of embattled investment firm Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) said that the company was in a position to pay “in full” its debts when it applied for a voluntary wind-up last month, documents obtained by The Gleaner have revealed. On...

New-look police uniform will be blue – Anderson More than a decade after it was recommended as part of a strategic review, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has confirmed that there will be a uniform change for all police personnel by the end of the financial year. Among the changes will be...