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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 3:47 PM

Everton Fisher, a contender in the run-off to become standard bearer for the People's National Party (PNP) in the tension-stricken St Elizabeth North East constituency, has declared he will not be intimidated by his opponent Basil Waite. The two are...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 2:51 PM

Comrades supporting Basil Waite are declaring an early victory and have set up a massive sound system outside the gates of the St Elizabeth Technical High School where voting is taking place. Waite is being challenged by Everton Fisher to be the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 1:20 PM

Sitting Member of Parliament for North East St Elizabeth, Evon Redman, says his career in politics has been taking a toll on his private business.This was the reason given by Redman for quitting as MP after less than a term in office as he broke his...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:50 PM

Supporters of Everton Fisher are accusing the People’s National Party’s (PNP) leadership of attempting to discourage them from voting in the internal run-off now under way at the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS). The run-off is between Fisher and...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:28 PM

The Meteorological Service has discontinued the Flash Flood Watch for low lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes.In its bulletin issued at 5:00 a.m., the Met Service says the forecast is for weather conditions to gradually improve across the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 11:12 AM

Voting has started at the St Elizabeth Technical High School where the People's National Party (PNP) is selecting a replacement candidate for Evon Redman in North East St Elizabeth. The run-off is between Everton Fisher and Basil Waite, with some 1,...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 10:37 AM

Fire destroyed two dwellings, a seven apartment two-story house and a three apartment flat in Lower Kings Street in Montego Bay, St James yesterday afternoon.It's reported that two children who were in one of the houses at the start of the blaze...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last week, I underscored that Jamaica's very poor pension coverage requires immediate attention.I noted then that any scheme that attempts to provide a minimum acceptable benefit for all will require that the benefit cannot be wage-related, given...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), in its 2016 manifesto, promised to tackle the crime monster plaguing the country once elected into office.After the victory, Prime Minister Andrew Holness carefully selected his team to manage the affairs of the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

You never know what the day brings. It is 7 a.m. and I am sharing a few photos with a trusted friend, photos I received from Ghana.He stared at them, intently. There was one photo that stood out, for good reason. It showed a white edifice...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Celebrated Jamaican architect Karin Hay, the creative genius behind the 58HWTR tech campus, is upbeat as it nears the completion of what is poised to become the largest business process outsourcing (BPO) facility in the English-speaking Caribbean....

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

More and more Jamaican women are heading to Canada for the job opportunities available in several fields.Figures provided by the Canadian High Commission in Jamaica indicate a modest yearly increase in the number of women immigrating to that North...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Good day, readers. This week we again respond to a question from a reader.Good day Mr Francis,My name is A.G. I inherited an incomplete two-storey house from my mother who died in 2010. I went to Jamaica and completed the house.I am now getting...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is facing new questions about the safety of persons who travel on its buses which are almost completely wrapped with advertisements.The issue was placed back on the front burner last week by a bus passenger...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

It was being celebrated as the National Children's Day 2018, but the children at St Paul's United Infant School in central Kingston were not the ones getting the treats. Instead, they treated the elderly and less fortunate from the communities...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health is urging Jamaicans to practise continued vigilance in dealing with mosquito breeding sites.With the island now in the rain season, the ministry has noted that a new Aedes mosquito, the Aedes albopictus, popularly known as the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has donated $1 million to assist with National Labour Day projects.CHEC will also be undertaking its own projects at Ferry Basic School, Cockburn Gardens Primary...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness last Thursday officially launched the 'Houses of Parliament Design Competition'. In a wide-ranging presentation, Holness defending the decision to construct the building and chided his parliamentary colleagues for their...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 5:41 PM

The flash flood watch in place for low-lying and flood prone areas of all parishes has been extended until 5 am tomorrow. This as the Meteorological Service says a trough across the western Caribbean continues to cause unstable weather across the...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 5:24 PM

The son of a Jamaica Labour Party Councillor in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation is dead in what the police suspect is a case of suicide.   The Linstead Police are now investigating the death of 30-year-old Kemar Abrahams of Wakefield,...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 5:03 PM

Selfie-sticks are among nearly a dozen items the police say will not be allowed inside the National Stadium this evening for the 15th staging of the Jamaica International Invitations track and field meet. Other banned items include firearms,...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 2:06 PM

Two days of national mourning have begun in Cuba as authorities there say over 100 persons were killed in yesterday’s crash of a Boeing 737 airliner. Three women who were pulled from the wreckage alive are reported to be in a critical...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:52 PM

A case management hearing is set for Thursday in the appeal filed by convicted entertainer Vybz Kartel. It is expected to be the final case management conference before July 9 when Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, fellow entertainer, Shawn Storm,...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 11:12 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says the disruption in water supplies to the Norman Manley International Airport and communities nearby is due to what it describes as power supply problems by the Jamaica Public Service Company. The NWC says...

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