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- Warmington accuses colleague MPs of using gangs as election toolsSouth Western St Catherine MP Everald Warmington yesterday told Parliament that much of the criminal activity being perpetrated in the Corporate Area is to be blamed on members who use gangs as election tools.
- Jackson accuses foreign affairs ministry of dishonesty in case of fishermenOPPOSITION spokesman on national security Fitz Jackson has accused the Government of being dishonest in its explanation of the situation involving the five fishermen held at sea last September by the US Coast Guard and allegedly taken captive for a month under inhumane conditions.
- Gov't officers discuss risk managementMORE than 20 government officers from eight countries, including Jamaica, are attending the Commonwealth Secretariat's threeday Governance and Risk Management Conference at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. It started yesterday and ends tomorrow.The event has been organised by the Public Sector Governance Unit within the Secretariat's Governance and Peace Division, under the theme: […]
- Fortune teller defends practiceS elf-described Indian fortune reader Master Yogi is this week defending his trade, arguing that astrology serves to counsel clients about living life to their fullest potential.
- Businessman sworn in as new custos of ManchesterBUSINESSMAN Garfield Green was Monday sworn in as new custos rotulorum for Manchester, during a brief ceremony at King's House in Kingston.He replaces Sally Porteous, who will demit office on July 1 after serving for seven years.Governor General Sir Patrick Allen presented Green with the Instrument of Office before a small gathering of family members, […]
- Jamaicans urged to reduce heat exposureTHE Ministry of Health and Wellness yesterday advised Jamaicans that excessive heat stress is harmful to health and is potentially fatal, and that they should reduce their exposure.
- 'We can do more'MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith yesterday said that the Government did not do enough follow-up after waiving its rights over the jurisdiction of the five fishermen held in international waters and tried under American law.Johnson Smith, who was speaking at a press conference at the ministry in New Kingston, […]
- Big tourism boostThe latest TripAdvisor rankings which place Jamaica as the Number One Caribbean Destination and the 14th Best Destination in the World are being hailed by Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett as a huge vote of confidence in the country.
- Fishermen could sue J'can Gov't — constitutional lawyerSENIOR defence attorney Bert Samuels says the four Jamaican fishermen who have brought a case against the United States Coast Guard alleging egregious mistreatment and human rights violations in 2017 could have a case against their own Government.
- This Day in History – June 26Today is the 177th day of 2019. There are 188 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2000: Scientists announce that the human genetic code has essentially been deciphered, a monumental achievement that opens a dramatic new frontier in medicine.OTHER EVENTS1483: Richard III begins his reign as King of England (he was crowned the following month at […]