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May 23, 2018 4:30 PM Supreme Ventures Limited spruce up New Providence Primary

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The team from Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) was out early this morning, painting and generally cleaning up the New Providence Primary School in St Andrew as part of their Labour Day activities. President and chief executive officer of SVL, Ann-Dawn Young Sang and her team were joined on their Labour Day project by Minister of Education 1

May 23, 2018 8:01 AM Unemployment continues to decline

Jamaica's unemployment rate continued its downward trend to record 3.1 percentage points, lower than the rate recorded in January 2017. Data provided by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) for the month of January 2018 showed that Jamaica's unemployment rate was 9.6 per cent, the lowest unemployment rate recorded since October 2007. The number 1

May 23, 2018 5:41 AM J'cans nabbed in drug bust at sea offered bail

TWO St Elizabeth men who were recently arrested following the seizure of 765 pounds of ganja off the coast of White House, Westmoreland, were both granted $500,000 bail when they appeared in the Westmoreland Parish Court. Orlando Sangster, 39, a fisherman of Barbary Hall, and 21-year-old Renaldo Seaton, a labourer of Middle Quarters, were offered bail by Parish 1

May 23, 2018 5:29 AM Shaggy, Sting hold firm

New Zealand reggae fusion band Sons of Zion makes its debut on this week's Billboard Reggae Album chart. The group's third album, Vantage Point, enters at number nine. The album, which contains 15 tracks, was released on May 11 via Sony Music Entertainment. For the fourth week running, Sting and Shaggy remain on top with their collaborative effort 44/876. The album

May 23, 2018 5:00 AM JAMFIN launches training institute, new services

Blossom O'Meally-Nelson, chairman of Jamaica Association of Micro Financing, JAMFIN, says the association has launched new services for its membership, including legal services and a new training institute called the Caribbean Institute of Micro Financing. The institute will offer certificate courses for loan officers as well compliance courses, training

May 23, 2018 3:00 AM Dirk Harrison temporarily heads division of Integrity Commission

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Contractor General Dirk Harrison has been named among three persons who have been assigned to temporarily act as heads of divisions within the newly created Integrity Commission. The Commission made the revelation in a media statement, which noted that it anticipates that implementation of its Change Management and Implementation

May 23, 2018 12:32 AM $1.4m to undertake Labour Day activities at juvenile facilities

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security through its flagship youth initiative, 'We Transform', says it will carry out Labour Day activities at four juvenile correctional centres across the island for Labour Day tomorrow. The projects are being sponsored primarily by the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists (JAMU) and other 1

May 23, 2018 12:32 AM O-Wrap: Cops ordered to justify Tommy Lee's arrest... Baby among 3 shot... Ja's poverty rate declines

The police have been given until next Tuesday to appear in the Montego Bay Parish Court to justify their detention of dancehall artist Tommy Lee Sparta. A police constable who was reportedly on suspension was shot dead on Waterloo Road in St Andrew early this morning. Two policemen from the St Ann Police Division were this morning taken into custody 1

May 22, 2018 9:38 PM NHF provides $2.5m for Labour Day work at Cumberland Road Health Centre

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Health Fund (NHF) has provided $2.5 million for repair works at the Cumberland Road Health Centre on Labour Day, Wednesday, May 23. Renovation of the health facility, located in Spanish Town, St Catherine, is one of two national projects for Labour Day under the theme 'Ramp it Up, Fix it Up'. The other is the installation 1

May 22, 2018 4:43 PM UPDATE: Cop killed on Waterloo Road identified

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The name of the police constable who was killed early this morning on Waterloo Road in St Andrew has been released. He is Constable Deron Henry who was reportedly on suspension from the police force where he was a member of the Motorised Patrol Division. He was reportedly killed at the Terra Nova Hotel parking lot about 3:25 am while 1