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Govt to Launch ‘Compassionate Care’ in Health Care System

Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says his ministry will soon launch a programme called “compassionate care” aimed at achieving a number of things, to...

New Banking Licenses Should Drive Down Interest Rates

A deeper analysis may be needed to determine the factors contributing to local commercial banks enjoying a high interest rate spread. That’s the view of CEO of the...

No Major Tourism Fallout from Hurricane Matthew

President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Omar Robinson, says the hotel industry was not heavily impacted by the threat of Hurricane Matthew. He says,...

US Embassy Resumes Regular Operations Tomorrow

The U.S Embassy in Kingston will resume routine consular services and other normal operations tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Embassy says it’s provided nearly 13-million...

Schools to Remain Closed Tomorrow

All schools across the island will remain closed tomorrow. This is because of the impending heavy rains associated with Hurricane Matthew. The Education Ministry says...

ODPEM Doing All to Protect Eastern Parishes, Vaz

Projections are that the Eastern end of Jamaica will experience the most severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Matthew. West Portland, MP, Daryl Vaz says...

Port Royal Residents Defiant

MP for East Kingston and Port Royal, Phillip Paulwell, is expressing concern about how difficult it is to get people to relocate from flood-prone areas in the...

JUTC Terminating Bus Service at 6pm Today

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, is advising that it will terminate normal operations at 6:00 p.m. today. This, based on the current trajectory of Hurricane...

Hurricane Warning Continues as Hurricane Matthew Approaches

The Hurricane Center in the United States says the powerful Category 4 storm is now moving slowly in a Westerly direction. That’s closer to Jamaica. Earlier today,...

Transport Minister Instructs Highway Operators Facilitate Free Passage

Transport Minister Mike Henry has instructed the operators of the North South Highway and Highway 2000 to open the highway for free access to all motorists when...