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.

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...

Quallo Surprised, Humbled but Ready to Serve

Newly-appointed Commissioner of Police, George Quallo, says he’s surprised he’s been offered the top job. Mr. Quallo — who’s now a Deputy...

Education Ministry Seeking to Diffuse Tensions at Cumberland High

The Education Ministry is moving to address reports of a violent incident involving a student and the Principal of the Cumberland High School in St. Catherine last...

8,000 PPVs Prosecuted for Not Removing Illegal Tints

Eight-thousand operators of public passenger vehicles who’ve been prosecuted for failure to remove tints in the last two months. It’s been two months since...