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Sagicor changes policy on pregnant moms

Amid concerns from women’s-rights advocates and healthcare practitioners, Jamaica’s largest health and life insurance company, Sagicor, has announced its intention to allow pregnant women to pay upfront for prenatal services using their health...
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Sagicor changes policy on pregnant moms

Amid concerns from women’s-rights advocates and healthcare practitioners, Jamaica’s largest health and life insurance company, Sagicor, has announced its intention to allow pregnant women to pay upfront for prenatal services using their health...

Accused quack doctor back in court today

WESTERN BUREAU: An alleged quack doctor who reportedly fleeced several residents of western Jamaica out of hundreds of thousands of dollars under the guise that they were being treated by a certified physician will know today whether she will be...
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Accused quack doctor back in court today

WESTERN BUREAU: An alleged quack doctor who reportedly fleeced several residents of western Jamaica out of hundreds of thousands of dollars under the guise that they were being treated by a certified physician will know today whether she will be...

Costa Rica VP focused on strengthening ties in Caribbean

Costa Rica First Vice-President Epsy Campbell Barr, who last week made her first official trip to Jamaica, has committed to working with the Government here to deepen relations between the two countries. Campbell Barr, in a one-on-one interview with...
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Costa Rica VP focused on strengthening ties in Caribbean

Costa Rica First Vice-President Epsy Campbell Barr, who last week made her first official trip to Jamaica, has committed to working with the Government here to deepen relations between the two countries. Campbell Barr, in a one-on-one interview with...

Children witness bad blood between mayor, custos in Trelawny

Western Bureau: The acrimonious relationship between Trelawny Custos Paul Muschett and Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager was on full display at the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association’s inaugural quiz competition final in Trelawny as the mayor flatly...
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Children witness bad blood between mayor, custos in Trelawny

Western Bureau: The acrimonious relationship between Trelawny Custos Paul Muschett and Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager was on full display at the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association’s inaugural quiz competition final in Trelawny as the mayor flatly...

Technology in Focus | ICT Authority to improve gov’t efficiency

For many Jamaicans, renewal of one’s motor vehicle registration or certificate of fitness can take up to an hour or more, because of long lines at the offices of Tax Administration Jamaica. Depending on the hour, day or month, this experience can...
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Technology in Focus | ICT Authority to improve gov’t efficiency

For many Jamaicans, renewal of one’s motor vehicle registration or certificate of fitness can take up to an hour or more, because of long lines at the offices of Tax Administration Jamaica. Depending on the hour, day or month, this experience can...

Phillips says leadership battle setting back constituency candidate selections

People's National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips has confirmed that the impending leadership battle has set back plans to select prospective candidates for some constituencies. About six constituencies are...
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Phillips says leadership battle setting back constituency candidate selections

People's National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips has confirmed that the impending leadership battle has set back plans to select prospective candidates for some constituencies. About six constituencies are...

Electronic case management system for juvenile centres come September

The government will roll out an electronic case management system for the island’s juvenile correctional facilities in September. Correctional staff will begin training of the system this Friday. The Department of Correctional Services has...
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Electronic case management system for juvenile centres come September

The government will roll out an electronic case management system for the island’s juvenile correctional facilities in September. Correctional staff will begin training of the system this Friday. The Department of Correctional Services has...

New radar to improve monitoring capabilities of Met office

The monitoring capabilities of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica will be vastly improved by the supply of a new S-Band Doppler Weather Radar. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says it was...
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New radar to improve monitoring capabilities of Met office

The monitoring capabilities of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica will be vastly improved by the supply of a new S-Band Doppler Weather Radar. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says it was...

Jamaicans urged to reduce heat exposure

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is urging Jamaicans to take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to heat and limit the serious effects it can have on the body.  The Ministry says excessive heat stress is harmful to health and is...
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Jamaicans urged to reduce heat exposure

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is urging Jamaicans to take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to heat and limit the serious effects it can have on the body.  The Ministry says excessive heat stress is harmful to health and is...

24 people arrested, four firearms seized in St Catherine crackdown

Twenty-four people were on Tuesday arrested and three firearms seized during police-military operations in several St Catherine communities. The police say the arrests are part of their ongoing anti-gang and murder reduction strategies. The...
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24 people arrested, four firearms seized in St Catherine crackdown

Twenty-four people were on Tuesday arrested and three firearms seized during police-military operations in several St Catherine communities. The police say the arrests are part of their ongoing anti-gang and murder reduction strategies. The...

PICA to roll out online application systems for immigration and citizenship

The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will shortly roll out its online application systems for immigration and citizenship services. PICA’s online Passport Application Portal was recently tested by delegates at the Eighth...
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PICA to roll out online application systems for immigration and citizenship

The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will shortly roll out its online application systems for immigration and citizenship services. PICA’s online Passport Application Portal was recently tested by delegates at the Eighth...

Curfew imposed in sections of Central Village, St Catherine

A curfew has been imposed in sections of Central Village, St Catherine. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, June 24 and will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 26. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: * along...
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Curfew imposed in sections of Central Village, St Catherine

A curfew has been imposed in sections of Central Village, St Catherine. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, June 24 and will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 26. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: * along...

VPA commends approval of action plan for response to children

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) has commended the move by the Government to approve the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV). The approval came from Cabinet and the recent tabling of the...
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VPA commends approval of action plan for response to children

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) has commended the move by the Government to approve the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV). The approval came from Cabinet and the recent tabling of the...

Kingston experiencing tourism renaissance–Bartlett

Although Kingston is officially listed by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) as one of the island’s six resort areas, the city has not always enjoyed first-call status as it relates to tourist arrivals. This, however, seems to be rapidly changing as...
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Kingston experiencing tourism renaissance–Bartlett

Although Kingston is officially listed by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) as one of the island’s six resort areas, the city has not always enjoyed first-call status as it relates to tourist arrivals. This, however, seems to be rapidly changing as...

JAMPRO seeks to diversify BPO sector

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is participating in Customer Contact Week (CCW) in Las Vegas, United States, from June 24 to 28, as part of efforts to diversify Jamaica’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. Formerly known as Call...
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JAMPRO seeks to diversify BPO sector

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is participating in Customer Contact Week (CCW) in Las Vegas, United States, from June 24 to 28, as part of efforts to diversify Jamaica’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. Formerly known as Call...

Growth & Jobs | NCDs could impact productivity – Tufton

Jamaica could lose an estimated $47 billion in workforce productivity over the next 15 years, if more is not done to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the population. Dr Christopher Tufton, who was speaking during the plenary...
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Growth & Jobs | NCDs could impact productivity – Tufton

Jamaica could lose an estimated $47 billion in workforce productivity over the next 15 years, if more is not done to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the population. Dr Christopher Tufton, who was speaking during the plenary...

Growth & Jobs | Mitigating the maladies of medical debt

While many Jamaicans can access free healthcare and prescription drugs at government hospitals and clinics, the long waiting time to get certain surgical procedures done is often a deterrent for some, leaving many to opt to have it done privately....
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Growth & Jobs | Mitigating the maladies of medical debt

While many Jamaicans can access free healthcare and prescription drugs at government hospitals and clinics, the long waiting time to get certain surgical procedures done is often a deterrent for some, leaving many to opt to have it done privately....

Antiguan government wants to buy out Digicel's operation

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains committed to buying out the operations of Irish-owned telecommunication company, Digicel. The government reiterated the plan as it announced new...
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Antiguan government wants to buy out Digicel's operation

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains committed to buying out the operations of Irish-owned telecommunication company, Digicel. The government reiterated the plan as it announced new...

Contempt proceedings filed against FLA board by policeman

The Board of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) has been taken court over its alleged failure to comply with a Supreme Court order to return the firearm of a policeman. Police constable Sancho Summerville is seeking an order that the FLA board...
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Contempt proceedings filed against FLA board by policeman

The Board of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) has been taken court over its alleged failure to comply with a Supreme Court order to return the firearm of a policeman. Police constable Sancho Summerville is seeking an order that the FLA board...

CMU court challenge against FID rescheduled to October

The court challenge by the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) against the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has been pushed back to October 24. Today, the judge hearing the case indicated that the half an hour set aside for submissions was...
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CMU court challenge against FID rescheduled to October

The court challenge by the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) against the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has been pushed back to October 24. Today, the judge hearing the case indicated that the half an hour set aside for submissions was...

Bunting, Phillips to face off in PNP presidential election September 7

The highly anticipated contest for the post of president of the People's National Party (PNP) seems set for its annual conference in September. The party's executive committee has proposed September 7 as the date for the election of...
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Bunting, Phillips to face off in PNP presidential election September 7

The highly anticipated contest for the post of president of the People's National Party (PNP) seems set for its annual conference in September. The party's executive committee has proposed September 7 as the date for the election of...

Operational challenge forces shutdown of NWC St Andrew facility

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that an operational problem has forced the shutdown of the Cookhamdene water supply facility in St Andrew. Based on this disruption, customers in the areas served by the system are experiencing a...
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Operational challenge forces shutdown of NWC St Andrew facility

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that an operational problem has forced the shutdown of the Cookhamdene water supply facility in St Andrew. Based on this disruption, customers in the areas served by the system are experiencing a...

Alleged shootout in St Catherine, men in custody

One man is under police guard in hospital and another has been arrested following an alleged confrontation with members of the security forces in Kitson Town, St Catherine on Saturday. The police report that about 2:00 p.m., a joint police-...
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Alleged shootout in St Catherine, men in custody

One man is under police guard in hospital and another has been arrested following an alleged confrontation with members of the security forces in Kitson Town, St Catherine on Saturday. The police report that about 2:00 p.m., a joint police-...

Antiguan government wants to buyout Digicel's operation

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains committed to buying out the operations of Irish-owned telecommunication company, Digicel. The government reiterated the plan as it announced new...
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Antiguan government wants to buyout Digicel's operation

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains committed to buying out the operations of Irish-owned telecommunication company, Digicel. The government reiterated the plan as it announced new...

19 cops promoted to rank of Deputy Superintendent

Nineteen inspectors have been elevated to the gazetted officer corps of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as Deputy Superintendents. Among them are Woman Inspector Camille Tracy from the Area One Headquarters, Woman Inspector Samantha Smith-Daley from...
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19 cops promoted to rank of Deputy Superintendent

Nineteen inspectors have been elevated to the gazetted officer corps of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as Deputy Superintendents. Among them are Woman Inspector Camille Tracy from the Area One Headquarters, Woman Inspector Samantha Smith-Daley from...

More than 200 Jamaicans killed so far in road crashes

The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport is reporting that road fatalities have passed the 200-mark. Statistics from the Unit reveal that as of June 24, two hundred and sixteen persons have been killed from a total of 198 fatal crashes. It...
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More than 200 Jamaicans killed so far in road crashes

The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport is reporting that road fatalities have passed the 200-mark. Statistics from the Unit reveal that as of June 24, two hundred and sixteen persons have been killed from a total of 198 fatal crashes. It...

Labour Ministry continues to warn against suspicious web-links

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is again warning Jamaicans about suspicious links to websites which are being circulated by dishonest persons. The Ministry says a number of unscrupulous web-links, bearing false information, continue to...
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Labour Ministry continues to warn against suspicious web-links

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is again warning Jamaicans about suspicious links to websites which are being circulated by dishonest persons. The Ministry says a number of unscrupulous web-links, bearing false information, continue to...

Firearm seized in Manchester, man arrested

One man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Good Hope district, Manchester on Saturday. The police say a team was conducting operations in the area about 11:00 p.m. when a man was seen at a bar acting in a...
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Firearm seized in Manchester, man arrested

One man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Good Hope district, Manchester on Saturday. The police say a team was conducting operations in the area about 11:00 p.m. when a man was seen at a bar acting in a...

Steve Lyston | Issues that determine your wealth

Having money is what each and everyone would want, individually and nationally. However, there are many things that can affect whether we achieve wealth or not. Here are some of the things that can affect your finances, whether negatively or...
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Steve Lyston | Issues that determine your wealth

Having money is what each and everyone would want, individually and nationally. However, there are many things that can affect whether we achieve wealth or not. Here are some of the things that can affect your finances, whether negatively or...

Rebecca Tortello | Remembering Uncle Eddie – Part One

One of the stages one goes through when grieving the loss of a loved one is trying to find meaning and accept the loss. I have had to do this a few times in my life: enduring the loss of my parents, a close friend, and other close relatives. Once...
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Rebecca Tortello | Remembering Uncle Eddie – Part One

One of the stages one goes through when grieving the loss of a loved one is trying to find meaning and accept the loss. I have had to do this a few times in my life: enduring the loss of my parents, a close friend, and other close relatives. Once...

Lunch-hour closure of post office angers residents

The consistent closure of the Hopewell Post Office in Hanover for lunch is a grave inconvenience to senior citizens and PATH beneficiaries who use the services to access state benefits on a regular basis. The residents complain that there is no...
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Lunch-hour closure of post office angers residents

The consistent closure of the Hopewell Post Office in Hanover for lunch is a grave inconvenience to senior citizens and PATH beneficiaries who use the services to access state benefits on a regular basis. The residents complain that there is no...

Montego Bay wants Supreme Court branch

Damia Dawes-Monthrope, a director of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is recommending that the existing $1-million cap on claims brought to the parish court be increased to $5 million to alleviate the problems litigants face when...
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Montego Bay wants Supreme Court branch

Damia Dawes-Monthrope, a director of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is recommending that the existing $1-million cap on claims brought to the parish court be increased to $5 million to alleviate the problems litigants face when...

Trelawny’s first traffic lights almost ready

Although the physical structure for Trelawny’s first traffic lights has been erected, another $15 million is needed to make the lights, which are located at the North Coast Highway- Daniel Town intersection, functional. E.G. Hunter, the chief...
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Trelawny’s first traffic lights almost ready

Although the physical structure for Trelawny’s first traffic lights has been erected, another $15 million is needed to make the lights, which are located at the North Coast Highway- Daniel Town intersection, functional. E.G. Hunter, the chief...

One man in custody, another hospitalised following shootout with security forces

One man has been admitted to hospital under police guard and another is in custody following a reported gunfight between members of the security forces and a group of men in Kitson Town, St Catherine yesterday. An illegal firearm containing eight...
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One man in custody, another hospitalised following shootout with security forces

One man has been admitted to hospital under police guard and another is in custody following a reported gunfight between members of the security forces and a group of men in Kitson Town, St Catherine yesterday. An illegal firearm containing eight...

Waterford rocked by triple murder

Gunmen went on a rampage in the St Catherine community of Waterford last night, killing three men and injuring two others including a 12-year-old boy. Those slain have been identified as Marlon Boothe, 37, of Maryland Road; Nicholas Douglas, also...
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Waterford rocked by triple murder

Gunmen went on a rampage in the St Catherine community of Waterford last night, killing three men and injuring two others including a 12-year-old boy. Those slain have been identified as Marlon Boothe, 37, of Maryland Road; Nicholas Douglas, also...

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