Stevian Simmonds

Taxi Associations Seeking Approval for 50% Hike in Fares

Two taxi associations are seeking approval from the government for a fifty percent fare increase. On Sunday, the Rout Taxi Association of Jamaica, RTAJ, and the National...

Police Name Tambourine Army Co-Founder as ‘Person of Interest’

The police have listed co-founder of the Tambourine Army, Latoya Nugent, as a person of interest. Ms. Nugent is arguably the most controversial and militant member of...

Govt Not Considering JUTC Fare Hike at this Time

Communications Manager at the JUTC, Reginald Allen, says the company is not considering a ‘fare increase’ at this time. However, he says it’s...

Red Stripe Deciding How Increased Alcohol Tax will Impact Customers

Managing Director of Red Stripe, Ricardo Nuncio, says a decision will be taken today whether the company can absorb the full effect of the increase in the tax on pure...

Increased Tax on Cigarettes will Hurt Carreras

Managing Director of Carreras Limited, Marcus Steele says the proposed increase in the tax on cigarettes will result in further revenue losses to the government as a...

Nomination Day in Greater Portmore North

Today is the Nomination Day for the Greater Portmore North Division by-election in the constituency of St.Catherine South. The seat was made vacant following the death...

Jamaica High Commission Not Doing Enough for UK Deportees?

A United Kingdom immigration attorney is criticising the Jamaican High Commission there, saying it’s not doing enough to help Jamaicans being forcibly removed from...

Numeracy Mastery Down 4%

Fewer students achieved mastery in last year’s Grade Four Numeracy test compared to 2015. Sixty percent of the approximately 37,000 primary school students who sat...

Tufton & Dalley Hold Constructive Talks Re Cornwall Regional Hospital

Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, is describing as constructive, yesterday’s meeting with Opposition Spokesman on Health, Horace Dalley, on the crisis-hit...

Nurses, Doctors et al Agree to Return to Work at Cornwall Regional

President of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica, NAJ, Janet Coore-Farr, is calling on nurses to return to work at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. Mrs. Coore Farr...