Stevian Simmonds

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

Stakeholders Call For End To All Mining In Jamaica

Stakeholders are calling for all mining in Jamaica to be brought to an end. Independent film maker, writer and linguist, Esther Figuero, was among those speaking at a...

Gender Advisory Council Pushes For ‘Non-Drop’ Policy In Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases

The Gender Advisory Council, is advocating for a policy which ensures that once domestic violence cases are reported they are pursued fully in the court system. Sharon...

PM Holness Raises Concerns About Efforts To Make Patois An Official Language

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is again raising concerns about the renewed push to have patois recognized as an official language in Jamaica. The Prime Minister says...

‘Lack of Self-value Causes Many Women To Remain In Abusive Relationships’ – Deputy Superintendent of Police

A Senior Police Officer is expressing frustration on behalf of his colleagues, with women who refuse to pursue justice against their abusive partners. Deputy...

Education Ministry To Provide Support To Pembrook Hall High School Following Viral Incident

Education Minister, Karl Samuda, has committed to providing emotional and physical support to Pembroke Hall High School, after a teacher was caught in a firestorm of...

St. Catherine Family Mourns Tragic Death Of ‘Promising’ Abigail Rowe

A St. Catherine family has been plunged into mourning following a horrific road fatality that claimed the life of 22-year-old Abigail Rowe, who they say was a promising...

3 Honduran Nationals Arrested & Charged For Ganja Possession

The Police have arrested and charged three Hondurans, found with more than two million dollars worth of ganja off the coast of Westmoreland, last week. They’ve...

GeoTech Vision Dismiss As “Inaccurate” Technology Minister’s Comments On Tablets In Schools Contract

Local technology firm, GeoTech Vision, is dismissing as inaccuracies, some claims made by Technology Minister Fayval Williams, about a government contract with the...

Finance Minister Announces Re-alignment Of Several Public Sector Posts

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has announced the re-alignment of several posts in the public sector. He was addressing the House of Representatives yesterday. Minister...

JPS Says Customers Could Experience Service Disruption As It Tests New Power Plant

The Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, is advising customers there may be brief service interruptions in the next two weeks, as the company embarks on a testing...