Human rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) says the section in the proposed Bail Act that allows for pre-charge bail should be removed as it could breach constitutional rights.
Friday, 02 December 2022 14:20

Proven takes equity stake in new payments company

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A newly launched payments company, ECHE, is hoping to revolutionise the cash and payments industries, starting with Jamaica’s automated teller machine (ATM) network.

Friday, 02 December 2022 13:30

25 new vehicles added to JCF fleet

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has acquired 25 new vehicles valued at $176 million, which will allow for quicker response to incidents and the patrolling of Jamaica’s streets.

Adamant that law and order must be maintained, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has scoffed at calls for a "payment plan" by delinquent motorists who have failed to pay their outstanding traffic tickets.

Dressed in white in a casket adorned with her photographs, social media personality Aneka "Slickiana" Townsend looked the part of a "precious gem," a description used on her funeral programme.

Thursday, 01 December 2022 14:00

Taxi operators threaten second strike in a month

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Transport Minister Audley Shaw has said the government will not be intimidated by threats of strike by unruly public transport operators.

Four years after parting ways with Petrojam, former general manager of the state-owned oil refinery, Floyd Grindley, still had access to the entity's bank account valued at over US$18 million.

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 12:52

Prison guard held with contraband at GP

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Acorrectional officer at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston is under investigation after he was held with contraband on Tuesday.

Eight Americans were convicted for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act when they appeared before the St Ann Parish Court on Tuesday, November 29.

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 13:33

US gov’t commits US$34 million to Jamaica

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The United States Government will be increasing its investment in Jamaica with some US$34 million committed to violence reduction, combatting human trafficking, cybersecurity, energy security, and initiatives to boost the economy.

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 12:36

Gov't mulling new SOE's after current ones end tonight

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says he will be watching carefully to see if the crime rate will rise after the states of public emergency (SOEs), which he declared on November 15, end today.