Stevian Simmonds

443 Arrests Under St Catherine SOE

Just over 4,000 persons have been detained in the St Catherine North Police Division since the State of Public Emergency was declared on March 18 this year. Ground...

Govt Increasing NIS Benefits by 20%

Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine Robinson, says government contribution for old-age benefits, under the National Insurance Scheme, is to increase by 20-per...

Primary Surplus is Inhibiting Growth, says BOJ

Bank of Jamaica Governor, Brian Wynter, says the primary surplus is inhibiting the nation’s economic growth. The primary surplus, currently at seven per cent, is...

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...