Stevian Simmonds

Govt Evacuates 50 Jamaicans from BVI

The Jamaican government is evacuating about 50 people from the British Virgin Islands ahead of the impending Hurricane Maria. The category five storm is expected to...

Govt Launches $626m Road & Infrastructure Project for St. Mary

The government has launched a multimillion-dollar road and infrastructure work project in St. Mary, ahead of the impending by-election for the constituency of South East...

IMF Urges Govt to Address ‘Inequitable System’ of Distributing Public Sector Allowances

IMF Mission Chief, Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan, is urging the government to address what she says is an inequitable system of distributing allowances in the public sector. She...

Jamaica Passes Second Review under IMF Standby Arrangement

Jamaica has passed the second review of the International Monetary Fund under the Precautionary Standby Arrangement. IMF Mission Chief to Jamaica, Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan,...

‘Move Air Traffic Control Backup Equipment’, says American Aviation Expert

An experienced US pilot, Captain Ross Aimer, says backup air traffic control equipment should not be housed at the same location as primary ones. Captain Aimer is the...

Two Portmore Men Killed in Gun Fight With Police

A gun battle between police and gunmen, in Portmore, St. Catherine last night, has left two men dead. Two guns, including a high-powered weapon, was also seized....

Cops Not Reporting Incidents of Sexual Harassment in the Force

Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration in the JCF, Novelette Grant, is admitting there’s been ‘concern’ about sexual harassment and...

Promotions are Imminent, says DCP Grant

Police Commissioner, George Quallo, is to promote some members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, in short order. That’s the word from Deputy Commissioner of...

‘Quallo More Fit for The Church’ – Renato Adams

Retired Senior Superintendent of Police, Reneto Adams, says he believes George Quallo is more ‘suited for the Church’ than the job of Police Commissioner....

Fire Brigade Workers Take Industrial Action

Drivers and mechanics islandwide employed to the Jamaica Fire Brigade are to take industrial action today, starting at 7:00 this morning. The National Workers Union,...