Pension fund for tourism workers by June, says Bartlett
Jamaica Gleaner

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is promising that the long-awaited pension scheme for tourism workers is to come on stream in June. Speaking on Monday, Bartlett said the final touches were being put in place for the...

$168 million budgeted for correctional facilities
Jamaica Gleaner

The Government has budgeted $168 million in the upcoming fiscal year to undertake construction and renovation works at several correctional facilities as well as to improve the mobility of the Department of...

Some Petrojam workers on work to rule
Jamaica Gleaner

Some 100 workers at oil refinery Petrojam are now on work to rule to press the company’s management to address outstanding labour issues. The workers are represented by the Union of Clerical, Administrative, and...

Berrydale, Portland residents fear road collapse
Jamaica Gleaner

Residents at Berrydale in Portland are expressing fear that the continuous use of trucks and other heavy-duty equipment by sand mining operators to transfer aggregate from the Rio Grande, could compromise the integrity of...

$195 million upgrade work planned for Yallahs to Lowe Mountain road
Jamaica Gleaner

The National Works Agency (NWA) is to spend $195 million to rehabilitation and upgrade the Yallahs to Lowe Mountain road in St Thomas, which has been in disrepair for years. This was announced at a town-hall meeting...

More than $500 million earmarked to fund Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project
Jamaica Gleaner

Just over half a billion dollars has been allocated by the government to continue efforts to reduce the country's vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change. A total of $517.8 million has been earmarked in the...

Jamaica Bankers Association objects to telling customers why they are collecting their info
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) has suggested some of the proposed requirements under the Data Protection Act will make conducting business with banks more complex for customers. The claim was made by David Garcia,...

Jamaicans end historic bobsled show at Winter Olympics
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica finished in 19th position in the 20 - team women's bobsled competition at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea after Wednesday's third and fourth heats at the Olympic Sliding Centre.  The...

Commission of strata corporations holds consultations
Jamaica Gleaner

The Commission of Strata Corporations will today begin a series of public consultations as it seeks to update the legislation on gated communities.  The consultation will take place at the Golf View Hotel in...

People have to be smarter - fire official warns
Jamaica Star

With a number of deadly fires since the start of the year, the chief fire prevention officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Acting Assistant Commissioner Floyd McLean, said that people need to start taking charge of their...

People use bleaching cream for lighter butts
Jamaica Star

Skin lightening products have been around for a while, and there are new products always emerging in the market.However, for Simone Shape, a cream she created is more about getting the dark areas on the skin to fit the...

Two homes come tumbling down - damage causes injuries, millions in losses
Jamaica Star

In less than a month, millions of dollars have gone down the drain after two homes collapsed in west rural St Andrew communities.Aspiring homeowners suffered tremendous losses and in one case, several persons suffered...

Daughter's kidneys stolen? - Mother wants independent pathologist
Jamaica Star

A Kingston mother is pressing her claim for a local hospital to allow her an opportunity to have an independent pathologist at her daughter's autopsy.Nadine Evans' daughter, Carell White, passed away at a hospital in...

Cheryl Marshall reaping the rewards of hard work
Jamaica Star

Cheryl Marshall is a living proof that having the right attitude for a better life is possible despite the economic circumstances in which one is born into. Marshall, 43, was born and raised in humble circumstances in...

News on the go
Jamaica Star

Residents of Chesterfield, St Mary, should get their bridge by June. Bridges will also be installed in Mahogany Vale, St Thomas, Trout Hall Pass in Clarendon, and Tranquillity in Portland.E.G. Hunter, chief executive...

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