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JPs Warned of De-Commissioning for Misconduct

JPs Warned of De-Commissioning for Misconduct

Justice Minister Warns JPs of De-Commissioning For Misconduct – St. Catherine on Wednesday received two hundred and seven (207) additional Justices of the Peace, increasing the parish’s complement to over 1-thousand 2 hundred.  Justice Minister Delroy Chuck warned the JPs that honesty should be at the forefront of their duty, adding that they will be de-commissioned for...

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Fare Increase Must be Twinned with Minimum Wage Increase

Fare Increase Must be Twinned with Minimum Wage Increase

Opposition Spokesman on Transport Mikael Phillips says the 15% bus and taxi fare increase for private operators to take effect Monday, August 16, must be withdrawn and twinned with the minimum wage increase which has been pending since 2020. He argues that the number was plucked from thin air as a politically acceptable increase without reference to the soaring input costs over the period since the last adjustment in August 2013.

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Prime Minister Responds to Social Media Request

Prime Minister Responds to Social Media Request

A Manchester woman who used her social media platform to implore Prime Minister Andrew Holness to assist her in starting a business, had her wish granted on Independence Day.  During a visit to her community, the Prime Minister said the video was a lesson on how social media can be used in a positive way. He also took...

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Politician Blames Guns Entering the Country for Gun Crimes

Politician Blames Guns Entering the Country for Gun Crimes

Politician Blames Guns from North America for 90% of Violent Crimes in Jamaica – Amid the fight to tackle crime in Jamaica, the State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says a majority of the gun crimes in the country are as a result of guns coming into the country.  He has also sought...

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Manhunt Continues for Two Men Who Escaped Police Custody

Manhunt Continues for Two Men Who Escaped Police Custody

The manhunt continues for two men who escaped custody at the Hunts Bay police lockup in St. Andrew on Thursday night. The men are 30-year-old Roland Scully of Tobias Road, Kingston 11, and 26-year-old Gevoney Myrie of Olympic Way, also of Kingston 11. Myrie is of dark complexion and medium build; he has plaited hair,...

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Early Treatment of COVID-19 and Treatment At Home, Crucial

Early Treatment of COVID-19 and Treatment At Home, Crucial

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused hospital admissions to climb, and worries are mounting over bed capacity in the public health system. One medical doctor who has treated many COVID-19 patients says his colleagues both, private and public practitioners are much more confident in treating the virus after almost 18 months into the pandemic.

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Uncertainties of the Curfew Hours are Discouraging

Uncertainties of the Curfew Hours are Discouraging

The tightened curfew hours are again being criticized, even as Prime Minister Andrew Holness stresses that the COVID-19 restrictions are crucial to Jamaica overcoming the pandemic.  In Negril, small business operators are alleging that all-inclusive hotels are receiving preferential treatment while they grapple with the ups and downs of the island-wide curfew. 

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Tourism Industry: Jamaica’s Low Vaccine Take-Up Worrying

Tourism Industry: Jamaica’s Low Vaccine Take-Up Worrying

One major player in the tourism industry is expressing concern about Jamaica’s low vaccine take-up. Only over three hundred (300, 000) doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered so far. According to Negril Chamber of Commerce President and prominent hotelier, Richard Wallace, Tourists, and tour companies are starting to question Jamaica’s low COVID-19 vaccine take-up. He says very...