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UWI resumes September 7

The University of the West Indies, Mona, has announced it will be welcoming new and returning students to the St Andrew-based campus for the new academic year 2020-2021 on August 30. However there are several changes to facilitate teaching and living on the campus. Teaching will commence on September 7; however, it will be predominantly conducted online.  “This […]

MOU on crime to be signed by political parties

The governing Jamaica Labour Party and the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), will on Monday sign  a memorandum of  understanding with members of  the Committee on National Consensus on Crime. Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips will be in attendance at the event which will take place at the Jamaica Conference […]

SOE constitutionality ruling set for August 25

The highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling on the five men detained under the current State of Public Emergency is now set for August 25. Nicholas Heat, Courtney Hall, Gavin Nobel, Courtney Thompson and Everton Douglas who have been challenging the legality of their detention before the courts will remain in police custody until then. Last […]

Gunmen rob money shop of $3.2 million

In a brazen daylight act, gunmen this morning robbed the JN Bank moneyshop in Whitehouse, Westmoreland of approximately $3.2 million. The gunmen took a firearm belonging to a the security guard stationed at the location. If that wasn’t enough, they stole a taxi and fled the scene of their crime. In a statement this afternoon, JN […]

TAJ implements online payment for driver’s licence renewal

Persons who want to renew their driver’s licence can make payments online using Tax Administration Jamaica’s (TAJ) portal.  The new measure became effective on Monday. TAJ in a media release said once the payment has been made using a credit card or other bank cards that have credit card features, the customer will be able […]

COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Jamaica has reported an additional of 11 cases of COVID-19. This means that Jamaica has now recorded 853 cases. Of the 11 new cases, 10 are imported and one is under investigation. The new cases comprise seven women and four men aged 22 to 68 years. Meanwhile, recoveries remain at 714.

Jamaica’s tourism takes massive hit

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica is at the top of the list of countries to suffer massive losses to the tourism sector, as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. He says we’re projected to lose 11 per cent of GDP and see a 22 per cent decline in employment.

Peter Phillips fires back at Holness on DPP appointment

President of the People’s National Dr Peter Phillips has hit back at the Prime Minister Andrew Holness regarding the extension of the tenure of the Director of Public Prosecution Paula Llewelyn. Phillips says at no time did he say, nor has anyone else speaking on his behalf said, that the appointment of a new director […]

Enhanced Measures for Contraband Detection – Senator Samuda

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security, the Senator Matthew Samuda, says the ministry is reviewing procedural and technological strategies to strengthen its contraband prevention methods in light of reports of the importation and exportation of contraband within correctional facilities. “I don’t know if there is a prison in the world that doesn’t […]

Tablets for Teachers programme gets underway

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, working with the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, the Ministry of Education, and other Government stakeholders, distributed tablets to public sector teachers from across the island under the Tablets for Teachers Programme this morning, July 9, 2020. The initiative will see public sector teachers receiving 25,000 tablet computers as part […]