Jamaica Gleaner Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500Be Transparent - JMEA head calls for thorough Petrojam investigation
President of the Jamaica Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga, is adamant that Government must ensure transparency in its investigation of allegations of financial impropriety at the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam."My.....Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500Transport Authority dispenses with buses that failed Mount Rosser test
Managing Director of the Transport Authority, Cecil Morgan, told members of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday that five 40-seater buses costing $115 million ordered by the previous management of the entity could not pass over.....Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500Montague proposes mandatory GPS for buses, taxis
Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague says that the Government is taking steps to provide greater protection for persons who use public passenger vehicles by proposing the mandatory installation of GPS in these vehicles."We must put a GPS.....Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500Repeat PPV offenders will have their licences revoked under new law
The Transport Authority (TA) says operators of public passenger vehicles who are repeat offenders will face suspension and revocation of their licences under proposed tough legislation to come on stream.Managing director of the TA, Cecil Morgan,......Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500More than 100,000 students sit Grade Four Literacy, Numeracy tests
The Ruel Reid-led Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has announced that the final Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy examinations in their current form will be administered today, Wednesday, June 20 and on Thursday, June 21.A total of 104,....
Jamaica Observer Wed, 20, Jun, 2018 07:01:00 GMTPPV drivers renewing licences despite numerous road breaches
The Transport Authority (TA) is insistent that it has been increasing enforcement and monitoring of Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) operators, but a performance audit report points to drivers still being able to renew their licence...Wed, 20, Jun, 2018 07:01:00 GMTNWA gets ready for complete closure of Three Miles
ALTERNATIVE routes motorists will be able to use when the National Works Agency (NWA) closes Three Miles/Portia Simpson Miller Square to vehicular traffic completely, in a month's time, were outlined to yesterday's Roads and Traff...Wed, 20, Jun, 2018 07:01:00 GMTGovernment, Opposition see value in Caricom Review Report
GOVERNMENT and Opposition MPs yesterday expressed bipartisan positions on the recommendations from the Bruce Golding-led Caricom Review Commission's Report, which was discussed in the House of Representatives yesterday.Prime Minis...Wed, 20, Jun, 2018 07:01:00 GMTFree birth registration fair for Linstead today
THE Registrar General's Department (RGD) will be hosting a series of registration fairs across the island over the next 18 months to facilitate individuals who are without a birth certificate or those who may need to complete the ...Wed, 20, Jun, 2018 07:01:00 GMTRastaman on rape charge agrees to provide DNA samples
A 51-year-old Rastafarian man accused of raping a 11-year-old girl in his community yesterday volunteered to provide DNA samples to clear his name, when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.The construction wor...
Jamaica Star Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500Wife wants divorce after oral sex demand
Although May Brown* has been separated from her husband for 19 years, she desperately wants the world to know that they are no longer together although she hasn't officially started the divorce process.Having endured years of physical and verbal......Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500God stood by me - Pastor recalls tragic loss of infant son
In 2007, Pastor James Pinnock had a nightmare that his 18-month-old infant would be killed by a bus.Within days, his nightmare became a reality. His little boy was crushed to death, while he reversed his...
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500Ministry of Health probes alleged dengue death
The Ministry of Health is reporting that there has been one presumed dengue-related death which occurred in 2018.This classification is based on a positive Antibody Blood Test (IgM) in respect of one person who died.Confirmation is only made with a...Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500No sight, lots of ambition - Visually impaired gospel artiste wants help to make dream come true
Visually impaired gospel artiste wants help to make dream come trueCourtney Cooke has been visually impaired for almost 20 years, but, according to him, that is no excuse to miss the opportunities that life gives you.When he lost his sight at 17......Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0500'English' back behind bars - Cops capture alleged gangster seize illegal firearm
Answorth 'English' Lawrence, an alleged top-tier member of the Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland-based Dexter Street gang, is back behind bars after he was reportedly held with an illegal firearm...