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Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:26 AM

At least one trade unionist has pushed back strongly against the wave of growing complaints from employers that the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) is biased against them when they have disputes with employees. In a joint press release yesterday...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

As the Ministry of Health moves to create a national policy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages say that the development of the policy must involve industry players. Governor General Sir...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:25 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Blood washed western Jamaica yesterday as fresh on the heels of Valentine’s Day, lovers’ quarrels ended in death for three persons in St James and St Elizabeth while a female farmer was butchered in Trelawny. Yesterday...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Prince Charles for Caribbean tour next month CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC): Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are due have a Caribbean tour next month. It said that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Agriculture specialist Nigel Myrie is the new chairman of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). Myrie replaces Michael Stern as chairman of the agency. J.C. Hutchinson, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Researchers from the Zika AIRS Project (ZAP) say that the Government will know by the end of March if mosquitoes on the eastern side of the island have also become resistant to insecticides. The United States Agency for International Development-...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:15 AM

You can be charged, cops warn social media trolls The police are again warning the members of the public that they could be charged under the Cybercrime Act and the Defamation Act for reckless social media posts. "The right to freedom of...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:15 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Delroy Fray, clinical coordinator at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, is urging the relatives of 41 social patients at the Mt Salem-based facility to collect their loved ones. Fray made the appeal...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:11 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay businessman Howard Ward missed being crushed to death on Monday morning when a truck careened across the median where the new ‘Welcome to Montego Bay’ sign has been erected, hitting his Suzuki Swift car. Ward...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:05 AM

Combined Disabilities Association Executive Director Gloria Goffe’s presentation to Tuesday’s sitting of the Joint Select Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Bill, 2017, so impressed lawmakers that it elicited a commitment from...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The Andrew Holness administration intends to spend US$20 million to facilitate the commencement of construction of a vacuum distillation

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:15 AM

A male person of interest who was picked up on Wednesday in Buff Bay, Portland, by senior investigators probing the murder of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield has been relased...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), the beleaguered state-owned bus company, has projected that it will rack up operating losses of just over $9 billion for the upcoming fiscal year. The losses are the result of a $1.5-billion increase in the...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The Ministry of Health is to complete designs and acquire the requisite regulatory approvals for the construction of the long-awaited 220-bed Western Children Adolescent Hospital in Montego Bay, St James...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The Doubling of the capital expenditure for the security forces for the upcoming fiscal year will significantly boost their capacity to curb crime, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said. The allocation has moved to $7.4 billion, from...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The Andrew Holness administration has signalled that the enactment of new legislation to fight crime, increasing the capacity of the Jama

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The Jamaican Government will be ramping up its fight against crime, rolling out new legislation geared at giving the security forces grea

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Clad in their red and blue ceremonial dress, the men of the 2nd Battalion of the Jamaica Defence Force lined Duke Street in downtown Kingston yesterday to mark the start of the Houses of Parliament 2019-2020 year. The men, numbering no less than 50...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Business leaders across several industries have suggested that this year’s Budget should signal the Government’s commitment to growth-inducing strategies, low inflation, crime reduction, social intervention, and human-capital...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

The employment contract for former Petrojam HR manager Yolande Ramharrack, which was made public this week, appears to contradict another job letter that executives at the scandal-scarred state-owned oil refinery sent to a parliamentary committee last year...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

A male person of interest, who was picked up yesterday in Buff Bay, Portland, by detectives investigating the murder of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, is reportedly cooperating with the police...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

With the local banking sector wary of getting involved in Jamaica’s emerging medical cannabis industry out of fear of the international repercussions, the Government will be lobbying the United States to change its position and pave the way for ganja farmers and investors to secure banking support...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

The St Catherine South Police say they have detained a number of persons, one of whom may have had a hand in the beheading of a man in Central Village, where a curfew had been under way since last Saturday...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Despite the Caribbean registering what is being described as an overall robust performance in 2018, with 58.8 million tourist visits, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) says it is cautiously optimistic about the fate of the region’s tourism this year...

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