​St Thomas mother loses custody of daughters after machete beating
Jamaica Gleaner

The two children of St Thomas mother Doreen Dyer including the daughter she was seen in a video beating with a machete will remain in the custody of their aunt until they are 18 years old.  That was the verdict of...

Young males urged to focus on positives
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Education Officer for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Region IV, Stokely Reid, is imploring the country's young males to focus on the positives, noting that their dreams...

Forex: J$127.14 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, February 22, ended trading at J$127.14 down by 19 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended...

Highlight work of young innovators, Floyd Green tells Heart Trust/NTA
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has tasked the HEART Trust/NTA to keep track of young innovators and to highlight their creativity.

DBJ to issue 64 bank guarantees to SMEs
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) will be issuing 64 bank guarantees to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the upcoming fiscal year.This exercise is to be carried out under the...

Cane cutters contracted to Golden Grove Sugar Factory take industrial action
Jamaica Gleaner

Workers contracted to cut cane at the Golden Grove Sugar Factory in St Thomas have taken industrial action. The workers have been off the job since yesterday in protest over what they say are poor working conditions....

Gov't allocates $8.4 billion for JDF support
Jamaica Gleaner

The government will be spending $8.4 billion to bolster the capabilities of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). It is spending $1.77 billion on cybersecurity initiatives, a further $1.36 billion to increase mobility and...

ASYCUDA upgrade: Problem-plagued customs clearance system in gov't's plans
Jamaica Gleaner

The problem-plagued online customs clearance system, ASYCUDA, is to undergo an upgrade this year. The upgrade is part of the government's $1.32 billion Fiscal Administration Modernisation Programme outlined in the 2018/19...

$8.4b allocated to boost capabilities of JDF
Nation News

KINGSTON –  With the maintenance of law and order high on the agenda of the Government, a sum of $8.4 billion has been budgeted to bolster the capabilities of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). This...

Heartbreak on Valentine's Day - Mother loses son in suspected drowning
Jamaica Star

Audrey Williams was at a loss for words when she heard that her son, Bryan Gooden, had drowned in Caymanas Bay on Valentine's Day.She told THE STAR that her daughter was the one who told her the news but she did not...

Worthless cop not supporting child - ... babymother fed up with court system
Jamaica Star

The mother of a seven-year-old child is accusing policemen of shielding their colleagues against whom child support orders have been made.Pam Black* said her child's father, who is a policeman, has failed to live up to...

'My comeback will be the greatest in history' – Fraser-Pryce
Jamaica Gleaner

After taking a year off due to pregnancy, sprinting superstar Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has vowed that her return to the track will be the greatest comeback in the sport.  Fraser-Pryce, who gave birth...

Indian surgeons remove 'heaviest recorded' brain tumour
Jamaica Observer

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Indian surgeons who removed a massive brain tumour in a marathon seven-hour procedure said Thursday it could be the heaviest ever recorded.Santlal Pal, a 31-year-old shopkeeper, had been...

Guide launched to reduce public-sector energy use
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government's effort to reduce energy consumption across the public sector has been bolstered through the launch of an Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Standards Guide. Developed...

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