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.

‘Let the Courts Decide’ – Dabdoub Weighs in on Alexis Eligibility for Parliament

Attorney, Abe Dabdoub, says the eligibility of Dr. Shane Alexis to become a Member of Parliament should be decided by the Court. Dr. Alexis is the candidate of the...

‘China NOT Trying to Take Over’; says Ambassador

China’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Niu Qingbao, says his country is not trying to ‘take over’ Jamaica. He says Chinese companies in Jamaica are here to...

Beijing Pleased with ALPART Investment

China’s Ambassador to Jamaica, NIU Quingbao, says he’s happy with his country’s investment in the ALPART bauxite-alumina plant in St. Elizabeth....

Supreme Court Employee & Three Others Charged in Connection with Divorce Racket

The police have charged four people — including an employee of the Supreme Court — in connection with an apparent fraudulent divorce racket at the...

Man Arrested in Relation to Abduction & Rape of Portmore Woman

The police have taken a man into custody in relation to the abduction and rape of a woman in Portmore St. Catherine, last week. The woman was reportedly tied up and...

Police Going After Rapists Posing as Cab Drivers in Portmore

The police say they’re actively targeting men in Portmore St. Catherine, who are posing as taxi operators, to abduct and rape women. This comes as the police in...

Education & Health Ministries at Odds Over ‘Postponement’ of HPV Vaccination Programme

The Health Ministry is rejecting the claim made by Education Minister, Ruel Reid, that the government is postponing its Human Papilloma Virus, HPV, vaccination...

Literacy & Numeracy Mastery on the Rise

There’s been an increase in the number of students achieving mastery in both the Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy tests. Education Minister, Ruel Reid, released...

Girl in Viral Beating Video Receiving Psychological Help, says Green

State Minister of Youth, Floyd Green, says community members of Bath in St. Thomas — where the mother lives — say she’s a good parent. Mr. Green says...

Girl from Viral Machete Beating Video Still Living in Same Yard as Mother

The Office of the Children’s Advocate, OCA, is expressing concern that the child seen in a video — being beaten by her mother with a machete — is still...