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  • Work in progress to reform JCF

    June 14, 2018 5:28 AM 6

    THE Government will be moving with deliberate effort to advance reform of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Making his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang said the reform will not only entail technological improvements or a simple name change, but will be about

  • Over one million migrate from Venezuela to Colombia in 16 months

    June 14, 2018 1:56 AM 7

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — More than one million people have migrated from crisis-hit Venezuela to neighboring Colombia during the past 16 months, according to figures released by Bogota on Wednesday. Authorities have determined that 442,462 have residence permits while 376,572 do not — a total of 819,034 Venezuelans. "To this figure, we must add 250,000 Colombians

  • PNP labels 'contract work' as oppressive, exploitative and unfair

    June 13, 2018 10:48 PM 8

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Shadow Minister of Labour and Social Security, Horace Dalley said today that the People's National Party (PNP) will join with the government in passing legislation to end the problem of “contract work” in Jamaica and offer more protection to the local workforce. In a release from the party this afternoon, Dalley described the new wave of contract

  • Accountant General's Department to be relocated

    June 13, 2018 7:59 PM 7

    After much agitation by workers and their union, Cabinet has approved the temporary relocation of the Accountant General's Department in downtown Kingston amid concerns about air quality at the location. The workers have been complaining since they moved to the Church Street office last May. Itching, difficulty breathing due to mold and a dust nuisance

  • Weather Update: Partly cloudy morning islandwide

    June 13, 2018 3:10 PM 6

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that this morning should be partly cloudy islandwide. Widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected this afternoon, especially across central and western parishes, while windy conditions are expected along coastal areas of southern parishes. There is currently

  • Preference for Canadian qualifications always the norm

    June 13, 2018 5:58 AM 9

    I intend on migrating to Canada [but] I am wondering whether I can gain work experience on my visitor's visa in order to have a smooth transition when I finally land there. I would like your assistance with the process. Based on my observations, I believe that Canadian experience is the key to a smooth transition to Canada, other than having social and financial

  • Beckles to make case for Windrush generation in London

    June 13, 2018 5:58 AM 6

    Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, is expected to visit London, United Kingdom, this week on a special invitation from the British Library to participate in discussions on the ongoing cases concerning the Windrush generation. A release said yesterday that on Friday, Beckles, an economic historian

  • Vendors say flag sales indicate Brazil, Argentina, Germany as World Cup faves

    June 13, 2018 5:00 AM 9

    Football supporters have been flocking vendors across the Corporate Area to purchase flags of nations that they would love to see win the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and the names that come up, for the most flags bought, are Brazil, Argentina and Germany. Gilbert Headman, a vendor plying his trade in downtown Kingston on Monday, told The Gleaner that persons

  • Gov't intensifying measures to combat illegal firearms — Chang

    June 13, 2018 12:29 AM 6

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the Government will intensify strategies geared towards combatting the illegal trafficking of weapons and ammunition into the country. “We are moving with concerted effort to enhance legislative provisions to reduce arms trafficking, disarm criminal networks and increase penalties

  • Wheatley lauds JC Old Boys' Association NY Chapter

    June 13, 2018 12:29 AM 6

    WASHINGTON DC, United States (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, has lauded the Jamaica College Old Boys' Association of New York for its significant contribution to the advancement of science and technology in the Diaspora and Jamaica. “I welcome the focus of your organisation on implementing a science, technology