Stevian Simmonds

World Bank Gives Jamaica Thumbs Up at 2018 Investment Forum

The World Bank has given Jamaica the green light as a significant opportunity for investors. The international financial institution is citing strong reforms and high...

Economist Downplays Dollar Devaluation Worries

Economist Dr. Damien King is seeking to allay concerns over what appears to be a depreciation of the local currency against the benchmark US dollar. The Jamaican dollar...

School Community Plunged into Mourning after Freak Accident Claims Child’s Life

The father of an 8-year-old student who was mowed down in what appears to be a freak accident on Tuesday says he’s baffled and numb. Police say the Grade Two...

Alleged Portmore Gangster Killed in Confrontation with Police

A Portmore-based gang leader was shot and killed during a confrontation with the police in St Catherine yesterday. The man, who was wanted by the police, has been...

Opposition Spokesman Supports Call for Decriminalization of Abortion

Opposition Spokesperson on Gender, the People’s National Party’s Natalie Neita, is joining with Member of Parliament for West Rural St. Andrew, Juliet...

NSWMA Welcomes Proposed Ban of Single-Use Plastics Bags

Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, Audley Gordon, is welcoming the government’s proposal to ban single-use plastic bags in...

Over 20 Families Left Homeless by King St Fire

Over twenty families were left homeless, after a fire destroyed several properties on King Street and Chancery Lane in downtown, Kingston, yesterday. Superintendent...

Pearnel Jr Yet to Apply for NC Clarendon

Government Senator, Pearnel Charles Junior, says he rejects the notion that Members of Parliament should personally decide who they want to replace them, when they step...

Tufton Calls on Global Community to Nurses Shortage

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton is once again calling on the nations of the world to pay urgent attention to what he says is a global shortage of healthcare...

26% Reduction in Parish Court Backlog

There’s been a 26-percent reduction in the backlog of cases in the Parish Courts, over the past year. That’s according to Director of the Justice Reform...