Stevian Simmonds

Tardiness Costing CARICOM Much-Needed Donor Funding

Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, says the regional body is losing millions of dollars in donor funding for failing to implement...

Transport Authority Dismisses Claims to ‘Sitting Charges’ in Taxis

The Transport Authority is dismissing a claim being made by at least one taxi association that its members have the right to charge passengers for merely sitting in...

Analysts Dismiss Phillips’ Proposal to Use NIR to Prop Up JMD

President of Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company, Dr. Adrian Stokes, is dismissing Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips’ suggestion that the government use the...

FLA to Introduce Psych Evaluations to License Vetting Process

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) says it’s seeking to recruit psychologists to evaluate applicants for gun licenses. Director of Compliance and Enforcement at...

SERHA Admits to Complete Breakdown in System of Handling Babies’ Bodies

The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) says it’s clear the entire system of dealing with the bodies of babies at both the Kingston Public Hospital and...

Kingston Mayor Dismisses $20m Robbery Rumour

Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams, is warning those spreading what he calls ‘spurious and malicious claims’ about him on social media to desist from doing...

Govt to Pump $32m into Social Programmes

Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, says the government is to pump $32-billion into social programmes during the current fiscal year. That’s $12-billion more than...

Opposition MP Wants Clearer State of Emergency Target

Opposition Member of Parliament, Fitz Jackson, is calling on the government to set targets to be achieved by the States of Public Emergency currently in force. Mr....

‘Golding Commission Recommendations Need More Time’- Gonsalves

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, says some of the recommendations of the Bruce Golding-led CARICOM Commission are not achievable in...

Crime Stop Dismisses Claims of Decline in Quality of Tips

Crime Stop is dismissing a newspaper report that the quality of tips, it received last year has declined compared to those of the previous year. A Gleaner article...