Home | NEWS

NEWS

image

Ninth Agro-Park launched at Sweet River Abattoir

With an injection of $27M in grant funding, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries on Thursday, March 26, launched its 9th agro-park at the Sweet River multi-species Abattoir in Ferris Westmoreland.
Full story
image

Persons urged to become teachers of Mathematics

Persons entering the teaching profession are being encouraged to opt to become Mathematics teachers, as the system can currently accommodate over 500 professionals....
Full story

‘Stop abusing the children’ - Lisa Hanna

Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, says the time has come to stop the abuse of the country’s children and, is appealing for parents,...
Full story

‘Pack your bags and go’! - JLP

Days after an Office of the Contractor General (OCG), probe found that former People’s National Party (PNP) Mayor of Lucea and Councillor for the Green...
Full story
image

Councillors sensitized about water development strategy

Parish councillors in St. James were recently sensitized about their roles and responsibilities under the draft Rural Water Supply Development Strategy, at a series of consultations organised by the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change....
Full story
image

Negril Chamber draws attention to- Famous beach destruction by breakwater

The Negril Chamber of Commerce is drawing public attention to a world renowned case of breakwater failure in Sri Lanka, as it continues to intensify the Negril community’s growing opposition to government plans to build a breakwater as a means of resolving beach erosion issues in the resort town....
Full story
image

‘PAY UP NOW!’ - protestors

Hyatt Pay Up Now’ were just a few of the words written on placards held by contract workers, who on Wednesday staged a protest in front of the recently opened Hyatt Ziva Hotel at Rose Hall in Montego Bay, St. James....
Full story
image

INVESTMENT FORUM EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS - Hylton

Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Anthony Hylton, says the second staging of the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), was a “definite success” and exceeded expectations....
Full story
image

FROM GIDDY HALL TO POLICE INSPECTOR - The journey of Melvin Dennis

Melvin Dennis has built a great career as a law enforcer; the Police Inspector who is now Sub Officer in charge of the Sandy Bay Police Station, is one of the most affable police officers walking the streets of this country....
Full story
image

JSIF to tackle social, environmental change in Anchovy

The Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP), which was last week launched at Anchovy in St. James, will see an acceleration of work already started in the community and its neighboring districts....
Full story
image

THEY MUST PAY - Ministry gets strict on motorists damaging road furniture

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Audrey Sewell, says the Ministry has mandated the National Works Agency (NWA), to step up efforts to claim from the insurance of drivers who destroy road furniture. ...
Full story

Mario Deane’s case……. - DPP rules that deaf mute be charged

Damion Cargill, the deaf-mute who has been fingered in the beating death of 31 year-old St. James construction worker Mario Deane, is to be charged. This...
Full story

Rapist slapped with 40-year sentence

Patrick Green, the man, who, on Monday, (March 9), pleaded guilty to the vicious 2012 rape of five females, including an eight-year-old girl at Irwin...
Full story
image

Proposed revitalization of MoBay’s ‘Hip Strip’

The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment on Tuesday (March 10), outlined proposals to redevelop Montego Bay’s popular ‘Hip Strip’ and return it to the vibrant hot spot that it was in its ‘glory days’....
Full story
image

Security concerns at Falmouth Hospital

Staff members at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny are concerned about their safety....
Full story
image

FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR PRIMARY, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The pilot phase of the initiative involving the Ministry of Education and private sector entity Money Basics for Kids, to deliver financial literacy to primary and high school students kicked off on March 4, with a teacher training symposium at the Medallion Hall Hotel in St. Andrew....
Full story
image

JTB chairman calls for more investment in MoBay

The business community in Montego Bay has been challenged to invest in the resort city to rescue it from decline....
Full story
image

Free-to-air tv station coming to MoBay

If all goes according to plan, Montego Bay will to have its first free-to-air television station this year. Mello FM, one of Jamaica’s top five radio stations, is set to launch its television arm – MELLO TV in July. ...
Full story
image

LIME links network improvement to BPO job creation

Jamaica’s fast-growing employer, the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, has received assurance from telecommunications firm, LIME that a recent network upgrade will enable expanded capacity which can increase demand for jobs among the third-party service providers....
Full story
image

Whitehouse residents benefit from free health services

Scores of residents in the rural community of Whitehouse, Westmoreland, received a variety of free health and wellness services, courtesy of Sandals Whitehouse and key health partners recently....
Full story