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Govt & Manufacturers Butt Head Over Re-Imposition of Granulated Sugar Tax

The government will soon re-impose duties on granulated sugar imported for manufacturing under a new rebate regime as a means to tackle the illegal leakage of the...

81% of Primary Schools Ready for PEP

Eighty-one percent of Primary and Preparatory Schools across the island are ready to administer the first sitting of the new school leaving examination, the Primary Exit...

Clarke Refutes Police Federation Claims of Breakdown in Communication Over Wage Talks

Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, is refuting claims by the Jamaica Police Federation, that he has closed the doors on negotiations for the 2017-2019 contract period...

KSA Parish Court Back to Normal following Bomb Scare

Police say operations are back to normal at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court following a bomb scare there Tuesday morning. According to the Head of the...

Capleton to Return to Court on September 21

Dancehall entertainer, Capleton, is to return to the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on September 21 this year. Capleton appeared in court today but his rape case...

Police Increasing Presence in East Kingston as Rival Gangs Spar

More police personnel are to be deployed in the troubled East Kingston division in response to gang conflict and sporadic gunfire in the area over the weekend. Head of...

Police Federation Demands Govt Resume Wage Negotiations This Week

The Jamaica Police Federation is demanding that the government resume the wage talks for the 2017-2019 contract period by this Friday. In a statement this afternoon, the...

Motorists Welcome Increased Corporate Area Police Presence

Motorists are welcoming the increased police presence on the roads of the Corporate Area this morning. As schools opened for the first day this morning, many had feared...

Corporate Area Road Improvements Costing JUTC Millions

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says extensive roadworks across the Corporate Area are costing it millions of dollars. The state-owned bus company says...

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Off Coast of Negril

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake generated tremors across some sections of Kingston and St. Andrew this morning. The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, UWI,...