Stevian Simmonds

Two Shot Dead in Anchovy, St James

The St. James Police say they are maintaining a presence in Anchovy, St. James following the killing of two men this morning. Deputy Superintendent Gary McKenzie says...

Govt Admits Jamaica Faces $39bn Bump in Oil Bill

State Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Fayval Williams, is conceding that the government will have to pay as much as $39-billion up front for oil this year. A report...

Belmont Academy to be Used as Exemplar

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid, says he will use the most improved high school in last year’s Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) –...

Border Wall Funding Act Could Hurt Jamaican Remittances

State Minister for Finance, Fayval Williams, says Jamaica could lose $3.8-billion if the United States Congress and Senate approve the bill imposing a tax on...

Chief Justica Calls for Greater Independence of Judiciary

Chief Justice Zaila McCalla is calling for greater independence of the judiciary beyond the notion of separation of powers. Justice McCalla says the judiciary needs to...

New Technology to Make Customs More Effective at Scanning Containers

Finance Minister Audley Shaw says the government is looking to technology that can provide a 100-percent scanning of containers coming into the island. Mr. Shaw says the...

New Principal at Cumberland High for September

The Cumberland High School in Portmore, St. Catherine will have a new Principal for the start of the new term in September. Education Minister, Ruel Reid, says the...

Support for Political Directorate Having a Say in Selection of Police Commissioner

There’s growing support for a suggestion made by National Security Minister, Robert Montague for the political directorate to be involved in the selection of the...

Authorities Assessing Damage following Holiday Flooding in Portland

Authorities are now moving to assess the damage caused by heavy rains in West Portland over the weekend that resulted in landslides and blocked roads. The rains also...

Two Firearms Off the Streets; Two Men Arrested

Two men are now in custody after the police seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in two separate incidents in East Kingston yesterday. In the first...