Finally! Revised Road Traffic Act passed

It took more than four years, but the overhaul of Jamaica’s road safety legislation has finally received parliamentary approval. The Road Traffic Act 2018 was passed in the House of Representatives late yesterday, replacing...

PNP demands definitive plan for farmers, sugar workers in Clarendon

There is concern that the government has not outlined a clear plan for sugar cane farmers and factory workers in southern Clarendon. Member of Parliament for south west Clarendon, Noel Arscott and the People’s...

Colombia investigates death of key corruption case witness

The attorney-general's office in Colombia has opened an investigation into the death of Jorge Enrique Pizano. Mr Pizano was a key witness in a corruption investigation involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. He died on Thursday of...

St Catherine North police erect monument in honour of deceased members

The St Catherine North Police Division has erected a monument to honour five of its members who died last year. Head of the division, Senior Superintendent Beau Rigabie, says the monument is part of...

No Clear Plan for Sugar Farmers and Sugar Lands in Clarendon

Press Releases November 14, 2018 - Press Releases Clarendon, Jamaica, November 13, 2018: The Member of Parliament for South West Clarendon, Mr. Noel Arscott and the People’s National Party’s Caretaker for South East Clarendon,...

US hotel in Japan refuses Cuba ambassador

A US-owned hotel in Japan has been criticised by Japanese authorities after it denied the Cuban ambassador a room over fears it would violate US sanctions on Cuba. The Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk told Ambassador...

Third child in MoBay crash dies, three people killed in Hanover collision

A third child involved in yesterday's motor vehicle crash along the Rose Hall main road in St James has died. She is the sister of one of the two other students who succumbed yesterday. ...

Voices of youth parliamentarians (Pt II)

Reformation of the Electoral System Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Renaldo Ramsay: "Shambles! The selection of election dates is in shambles. The preparedness of polling stations is in...

Hello Mi Neighbour | Once a man, twice a child

Hello, mi neighbour! Watching from a distance, I couldn't help thinking, once a man, twice a child - also known as the theory of retro-genesis - meaning that we enter the world as...

Voices of youth parliamentarians (Pt III)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its Potential for Economic Growth and Job Creation Andre Swaby, leader of the opposition "Mr Speaker, this Youth Parliament believes in the need to transform the agricultural...

DBJ bats for small investors in Wigton divestment

Managing Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) Milverton Reynolds has given the assurance that small investors will not be crowded out when the divestment process for the Wigton Wind Farm in...

US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan

GUADALAJARA (AP): The US Government said it was starting work on Tuesday to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across...

Energy policy a magnet for investment

Jamaica's energy policy has made the sector attractive for investment and a game changer, with the country now poised to be the leader in the Caribbean, according to Managing Director of MPC Capital,...

Ceasefire takes hold between Israel and Hamas

GAZA CITY (AP): Hamas and other militant groups said yesterday that they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to...

Briefing | Jamaica and the Global Competitiveness Report 2018

The 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report gives Jamaica an overall ranking of 79th out of the approximately 140 countries, falling from 78th last year. On a scale where one is the best and 140...

Five health centres to be transformed into smart facilities

Work to transform five health centres across the island into greener, safer and climate-smart institutions under the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Smart Health Care Facilities Project, is slated to get under way...

CPFSA to focus on mental health

Rosalee Gage-Grey, head of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), said there has been a renewed focus on providing services that will cater to children's mental health, in light of the...

CMU develops online matriculation programme

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has partnered with United Kingdom-based education publishing and assessment company, the Pearson Corporation, to develop an online matriculation pathway for students. The pilot for the programme commenced in...

Canadian diplomats issue call to action

Two high ranking Canadian diplomats recently issued a call to action for the private sector to step in and build on the gains from the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises...

Voices of youth parliamentarians (Pt I)

embers of the National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) on Monday made wide-ranging presentations in Gordon House on several issues of national interest. The following are excerpts from their contributions, starting with the...