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.

Police Warn Social Media Users to Remember Cybercrimes Law

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is warning users of social media websites to do so with responsibility and a conform with the law. In a statement to the media last...

Alleged Extortionists Formally Charged

Five persons arrested in relation to an extortion racket spanning Manchester, Clarendon and St. Catherine, have been charged. The Constabulary’s Corporate...

St Catherine Tax Delinquents Pay Up

Tax Administration Jamaica, TAJ, is reporting an 88-percent success rate in an operation targeting delinquent tax payers in St. Catherine. The operation — dubbed...

JGRA Calls for Freeze on Fuel Hike

The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association, JGRA, is calling for a temporary ‘freeze’ on the proposed hike in taxes on fuel, set to take effect today. Last...

Taxi Associations Seeking Approval for 50% Hike in Fares

Two taxi associations are seeking approval from the government for a fifty percent fare increase. On Sunday, the Rout Taxi Association of Jamaica, RTAJ, and the National...

Police Name Tambourine Army Co-Founder as ‘Person of Interest’

The police have listed co-founder of the Tambourine Army, Latoya Nugent, as a person of interest. Ms. Nugent is arguably the most controversial and militant member of...

Govt Not Considering JUTC Fare Hike at this Time

Communications Manager at the JUTC, Reginald Allen, says the company is not considering a ‘fare increase’ at this time. However, he says it’s...

Red Stripe Deciding How Increased Alcohol Tax will Impact Customers

Managing Director of Red Stripe, Ricardo Nuncio, says a decision will be taken today whether the company can absorb the full effect of the increase in the tax on pure...

Increased Tax on Cigarettes will Hurt Carreras

Managing Director of Carreras Limited, Marcus Steele says the proposed increase in the tax on cigarettes will result in further revenue losses to the government as a...

Nomination Day in Greater Portmore North

Today is the Nomination Day for the Greater Portmore North Division by-election in the constituency of St.Catherine South. The seat was made vacant following the death...