10-day ultimatum The 30,000-strong Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) has given its leadership a mandate to resolve outstanding issues under the compensation review exercise with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service speedily or its members will not...

‘Ukraine shaped me’ Two years ago, Joel Tulloch was grappling with anxiety as he pondered whether he would be able to return home alive and complete medical school as he, along with 23 other Jamaican medical students, had to flee Ukraine amid the Russian invasion....

‘COVID was the greatest trial in my career’ If you ask Professor Alison M. Nicholson, the outgoing head of the Department of Microbiology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, she would say, “COVID was the worst time of my career!” When the first COVID case surfaced in...

Medical school looking forward to scholarships through education ministry Minister of Education Fayval Williams has committed to a month-end deadline for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between her ministry and the Caribbean School of Medical Science, Jamaica (CSMSJ). Williams made the pledge during...

Swearing-in of Spanish Town mayor on hold Plans for a swearing-in ceremony today at the St Catherine Municipal Corporation have been abruptly brought to a halt. The Peoples National Party (PNP) caucus of councillors convened on Saturday and voted for the return of Spanish Town Mayor Norman...

Man offered $400,000 bail in 2007 cocaine case WESTERN BUREAU: A St James man whose 2007 cocaine case was previously adjourned (with no future resumption date) had his case brought back before the St James Parish Court, where he was offered bail in the sum of $400,000. Mickey Miller, who is of...

BirdShack Fried Chicken opens in Ocho Rios In its quest to open 20 stores in Jamaica during its five-year contract with the Alabama, USA-based BirdShack Fried Chicken, local franchise holders, the Wayne Cummings-led Arya Holdings Limited, on Friday opened its fourth restaurant in Jamaica,...

Bolt’s SSL funds validated Jamaican authorities have “validated” a claim that a company owned by sports legend Usain Bolt was allegedly defrauded of US$6.2 million, or almost J$950 million, at investment firm Stocks...

Numbers game A week after the long-delayed local government elections were held, just like supporters of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and People’s National Party (PNP), political commentators appear split down the middle on which party won, even as the...

Bailey, Blake tipped to succeed Anderson as police chief Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP) Dr Kevin Blake and Fitz Bailey are among the leading contenders to succeed Major General Antony Anderson, whose contract as head of the Jamaican police force expires this month. Anderson, a former army head,...