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Independence of Auditors Necessary – Governor-General

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has underscored the importance of auditors being independent in their functions, as their work affects accountability. The Governor-General, who was delivering the keynote address at the opening of the 30th Anniversary Conference of the Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (CAROSAI), held today at The Jamaica […]

Teen killed after visiting friend

August 16, 2018 A teen is now dead after she was stabbed in Junction, St Elizabeth, on Tuesday night. The deceased has been identified as 16-year-old Vernadine Anderson of a Cornpiece, Haze, Clarendon, address. Reports from the police are that Anderson was stabbed at about 9 p.m. THE STAR gathered that the teen had gone […]

Employers Should Diversify Job Requirements – Education Minister

Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has endorsed a suggestion made by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) for employers to diversify their job requirements by requesting qualifications outside of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). Recently, the Registrar of the regional examination body, Glenroy Cumberbatch, made the call for requirements diversification […]

Media Charged to Inspire Social Change

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has charged media organisations to use their platform to teach, influence, sensitise and mobilise people to build a climate of change in their societies. He urged greater emphasis on highlighting social issues such as good governance, poverty reduction, environmental protection and community development. “You, the media, have immense influence on […]

Gov’t Paying Down Debt

Jamaica’s debt is steadily decreasing as a result of increased payments being made by the Government. This is according to Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who informed that the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service repaid $58 billion in debt last month. Mr. Holness was addressing his quarterly press briefing at the […]

Workshops on Handling Conflicts and Grievances in Mining Underway

The Mines and Geology Division is staging a series of workshops on conflict-sensitive mining and grievance-handling mechanisms for stakeholders in the mining sector. The objective is to equip persons with skills to address conflicts, which left unresolved, could affect productivity, operational efficiency, and impact the emotional health and well-being of workers. Some 39 stakeholders benefited […]

Jackpot! – Pick 4 winnings ease father's back-to-school worries

The Pick 4 numbers 6-6-6-6 will always be etched in the mind of Nakia Anderson, especially during back-to-school period, as they brought him winnings last Saturday, easing the financial pressures he is accustomed to facing at this time of the year. Anderson’s only child will be attending St George’s College in September. With glee, he […]

Ebony Park Heart Academy Offers Free Training and Boarding

Ebony Park HEART Academy in Clarendon is calling on Jamaica’s unattached youth to take advantage of the free training programmes and boarding being offered by the organisation for the upcoming academic year. In an interview with JIS News, Director/Principal, Ebony Park HEART Academy, Robert Green, says there are numerous programmes which 500 unattached persons can […]