Stevian Simmonds

Govt Reviewing Tourism’s Duty Free Policy

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, says the government is to review its duty free policy for the tourism sector. The policy allows hoteliers and other tourism stakeholders,...

NIA Raises Questions about JDDB CEO’s Dismissal

More questions continue to be raised about the dismissal of the former Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board, Hugh Graham. National Integrity...

Police Recover Body of Man Killed in Trelawny

The Trelawny Police say they’ve recovered the body of a man who was reported missing last week. He’s 31-year old Otis Patrick, a construction worker from St....

New Study Laments Failure to Prosecute Corruption-Related Cases

The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has referred more than 40 corruption-related cases to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions since 2009. But...

Parliamentary Committee Apologizes to FFP

Parliament’s Infrastructure and Physical Development Committee has apologised to the charity organisation, Food for the Poor, after accusing it of building...

CDA to Conduct Interventions in Waterhouse to Address Sexual Assault

The Child Development Agency, CDA, is to conduct a series of community intervention activities in Waterhouse, West St. Andrew. The interventions are geared at raising...

Is Age of Consent Criminalizing Sexually Active Teens?

More than half the persons arrested for having sex with a person under 16 years are teenagers. Opposition Spokesman on Justice, Senator Mark Golding, made the disclosure...

Recent Floods Wreak Half-billion dollar Damage to Agriculture

Last week’s flood rains have resulted in over $520-million worth of damage to the agricultural sector. That’s according to Minister without portfolio in the...

Civil or Criminal? How Should Carlos Hill Have been Prosecuted?

Attorney for Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill, Valerie Neita Robertson, says the case shouldn’t have been prosecuted as a criminal matter. The case against Hill fell...

UWI Student to Court on Kidnapping Charges

Twenty-five-year old University student, Rosemarie Moore, and Mandeville resident, Kevaughan Henry, are scheduled to return to the Manchester Parish Court today to...