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Renewables for Greater Energy Security

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government has taken a deliberate approach to diversifying Jamaica’s energy source. He says the Government continues to work assiduously to ensure that renewables play a greater part in Jamaica’s energy mix. Speaking on Thursday (February 22) at the Official Naming of Petrojam Limited’s Corporate Office Building as The Edward Seaga Building, […]

Lynch finding his form

After breaking on the scene with Harbour View in 2011 as a promising 20 year-old striker, Jermie Lynch in some ways has yet to fulfil his promise as a top striker. Since returning from overseas a year ago, the Portmore United front man has slowly rounded into form and is looking to get into gear […]

Give me a chance to provide for my sons

Faced with caring for two mentally ill sons, a father is begging for an opportunity to provide for them. Annext Melhado, 45, says he has been forced to take care of the two teenage boys on his own since their mother walked out on them when they were infants. “She leave dem from dem a […]

Mentally ill male – kills father

A man who is believed to be of unsound mind allegedly stabbed his 74-year-old father to death in Annotto Bay, St Mary on Thursday. Dead is Leslien Miller, a vendor of Dover district in the parish. According to reports, at about 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Miller and his son became involved in a heated argument, […]

Man breaks ATM glass after cash ran out

February 24, 2018 A man who broke the glass booth of an ATM after he was unable to get cash was ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday. Hussary Williams was charged with malicious destruction of property. The court heard that Williams was seen […]

UTech Students’ Union Stages Annual Tag Drive

The Students’ Union of the University of Technology (UTech) is continuing its fight against violence through its annual fundraising Tag Drive, which is being held this year under the theme ‘Keep the Peace, Save our Streets’. Dubbed ‘a special campaign seeking to stop violence against women’, the Tag Drive, now in its 52nd year, is […]

JCF Partners with Radio Station to Push ARK Project

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has partnered with the Northern Caribbean University-owned radio station, NCU FM, to do school tours across the island to sensitise students, teachers and communities about the Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) project. The initiative, which is a violence interruption and prevention initiative geared at promoting kindness to combat destructive thoughts, […]

Jamaica Values Its Diplomatic Ties – GG

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says Jamaica attaches high importance to its bilateral and multilateral ties with the various countries and international organisations. “It is only through partnership that we can aspire to effectively attain our socio-economic and development goals. Diplomatic relations and diplomats retain their value only in a world […]

JAMPRO Intensifying Efforts to Source Markets for Country’s Products

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is intensifying its marketing and promotional efforts to increase exports and source additional markets for Jamaica’s authentic food brands and products. The JAMPRO team has been tapping into various markets, including Canada, United States of America (USA), Cuba and other Caribbean territories. Highlighting the marketing initiatives, Manager for Sales and Promotion […]

Public Health Inspector Says Leptospirosis Must Be Treated Speedily

Chief Public Health Inspector for Westmoreland, Steve Morris, says while leptospirosis is not at a crisis level, every effort should be made to ensure the disease is easily detected and speedily treated. Mr. Morris, who was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ at the agency’s Montego Bay Regional Office on February 20, […]