Teachers, beware! Jamaica’s teachers who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 have been put on guard that they will not receive the same treatment as their inoculated counterparts when schools reopen for face-to-face classes in September. That might include...

PM had no choice – Mahfood Newly elected president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), John Mahfood, said that the Holness administration had no choice but to take immediate action rather than wait for the expiry of the current COVID-19 measures on...

Young team bears weight of medal hopes TOKYO, Japan: With a number of medal magnets missing from Jamaica’s track and field team for the first time since the country’s golden era began in 2008, one of the island’s youngest groups to an Olympic Games will be charged with maintaining the...

PM reveals ‘grave concerns’ over AAJ dealings The scandal over the Airports Authority of Jamaica’s (AAJ) lawbreaking $443-million investment in First Rock Capital Holdings raises issues of “grave concern” about governance, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has admitted. And that’s just his...

Freeport fast-tracks repairs for homeless ZOSO cops The Area One Police High Command says facilities at the Freeport Police Station are being retrofitted to house law enforcers who have been asked to vacate the government facility at Teamwork Retreat Centre in St James, but are yet to find suitable...

COVID roller coaster driving busmen, cabbies up the wall Optimism among public-transport operators for a summer bump in revenues is fast fading amid the imminent tightening of COVID-19 regulations that have left them reeling. More than a year of school closures and remote work has significantly reduced...

Three strikes and you’re out! Rogue transport operators whose unlicensed vehicles have had to be seized multiple times by the police should have their property forfeited to the State. That’s a recommendation by Senior Superintendent of Police Gary McKenzie, head of the Public...

Chastanet wins seat, losing power CASTRIES (CMC): St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet comfortably won his Micoud South seat in Monday’s general election, but his ruling United Workers Party (UWP) was, up to press time, on track to relinquish the government after a five-year...

Forbes to tell all soon on JCF return Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) James Forbes, the former head of the police Community Safety and Security Branch, is all set to resume duties in the constabulary on Wednesday. The 32-year veteran whose service came to a premature end in 2012...

‘I don’t hold it against them’! Members of the fractious People’s National Party (PNP) executive yesterday maintained that the party has not suffered a “fatal blow” as a result of the recent resignation of the three vice-presidents and the party chairman. Vice-presidents Damion...