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Citizens Action for Fair and Free Elections (CAFFE) says it is deeply disturbed by what it describes as the unhealthy and contentious impasse between the former director of elections and the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ). CAFFE says the...

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is urging for an end to the growing practice among employers to designate workers as 'independent contractors'. In his Labour Day message, Phillips points out that "this device denies workers in the...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in hailing the contribution of those past and present who have fought for the advancement of workers' welfare, said the government would be ensuring that those with mobility disabilities are...

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – The Dominica government has announced the establishment of a special employment programme to bring relief to citizens who would have lost their jobs following the passage of Hurricane Maria last September. Prime...

As the number of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s deepening economic and humanitarian crisis climbs, a burgeoning industry providing a crucial lifeline is emerging: Remittances. Experts estimate Venezuelans send at least $1 billion a year...

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A group of foreign journalists departed by train today to watch the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. The...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it is ultimately up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un whether a planned summit with President Donald Trump...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment centre in a Congo provincial capital later died, an aid group said Wednesday, as experts emphasised that more community engagement is needed to prevent the spread of...

It was social media suicide: the Twitter account of People's National Party president Dr Peter Phillips posting a poll that favoured the government. It read: "Poll question of the day: Are you better off today than two years ago...

The state-owned oil refinery Petrojam has announced a $2.79 increase in the prices of gasoline as of Thursday.  A litre of E-10 87 octane will be sold for $132.62 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $135.46. Automotive diesel will move...

The St James police have until Tuesday, May 29 to charge dancehall entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta or release him from custody. Parish judge Sandria Wong Small made the order after the entertainer’s attorneys, Tom Tavares-Finson and Donahue Martin, made a habeas corpus application on his behalf in the St James Parish Court today.

The Justice Ministry is reporting that for the first time, the Government has settled all judgment debts at the end of the last financial year. According to Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, at the end of March, the Government settled 303 matters...

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and CAICOS Islands, CMC – A petition has been launched in the Turks and Caicos Islands for the authorities to impose stricter measures to prevent Haitian nationals from illegally entering the British Overseas Territory,...

The police say steps are being taken to interview wanted man Wesley Cunningham who surrendered to investigators yesterday. Cunningham, accompanied by his lawyer, turned himself in at the Negril Police Station in Westmoreland last evening. According...

Two policemen from the St Ann Division were this morning taken into custody following allegations that they sexually assaulted a woman in the parish on Monday, May 21. They reportedly sexually assaulted the woman in the Runaway Bay area last night...

The police have released the identity as well as details surrounding the murder of a police constable on Waterloo Road in St Andrew this morning. He is Deron Henry, who was attached to the Motorized Patrol Division. According to the police,...

Popular dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta has hired top criminal defense attorney Tom Tavares-Finson to represent him.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Calling it a “historic step” toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli...

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison when he is sentenced next month....

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the cash-strapped University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is to send home nearly 300 non-academic staff as part of the efforts to restructure the operations of the...

  Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell has labelled popular entertainer ‘Tommy Lee Sparta’ a "serious gangster." The assertion came as Powell confirmed that the dance hall star is being detained in Montego Bay,...

The Police High Command says it is to investigate claims that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been planting guns at crime scenes. The high command says it has written to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM),...

  Senior detectives are now trying to identify the killers of a police constable on Waterloo Road, Kingston 10 this morning.   Another man was also injured in the incident.   According to the police, the constable, who was on...

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is urging farmers to embrace the use of technology to produce high-quality crops and to protect the environment.Speaking at a graduation ceremony, held recently at the University...
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