Stevian Simmonds

Appeal Court Quashes Cop’s Conviction; Orders Retrial

The Court of Appeal this morning quashed the conviction of a policeman who’d been serving time for wounding with intent and illegal possession of a firearm. Former...

OCG Summons Former Police Commissioner re JUTC Arrangement

Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, has summoned retired Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington, for questioning. Ellington is to be questioned today about an arrangement...

Henry Promises 22,000 Minerals Sector Jobs in 3yrs

Transport and Mining Minister, Mike Henry, says the mineral sector is to generate some 22,000 jobs indirectly over the next two to three years. The Mining Minister says...

JCSA Urges Govt to Address Chronic Public Sector Under-Staffing

President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association, O’Neil Grant, is calling on the government to address what he says is a severe understaffing problem plaguing...

JCTU Accuses IMF of ‘Simplistic’ Take on Allowances

The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, JCTU, is taking issue with the International Monetary Fund, IMF’s declaration that government needs to review the wage...

BEWARE: Counterfeit Drugs Being Shipped into Jamaica

Commissioner of Customs, Velma Ricketts, Walker says there are numerous counterfeit pharmaceutical products being shipped into the island. She says these products are...

JISCO to Train Up to 60 Jamaicans in China

Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company, JISCO, the owners of the Alpart plant in St Elizabeth is to send between 30-60 Jamaicans to China for training on how to operate the new...

Customs Reviewing ASYCUDA following Complaints

International experts have been called in to review the Automated System for Customs Data, ASYCUDA. Commissioner of Customs, Velma Ricketts Walker, says the experts are...

Customs Partnering to Disrupt Illegal Gun & Ammo Shipments

The Jamaica Customs Agency says it’s collaborating with its partners in North America to disrupt the illegal shipment of firearm and ammunition to the island....

Chuck urges MOCA to Probe Claims Corrupt Cops are Facilitating Indisciplined Motorists

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the Major Organize Crime and Anti Corruption Agency, MOCA, should investigate allegations that corrupt police officers are aiding and...