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CTL, UTASP agree to phased resumption of work

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 21:45
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Following a lengthy emergency conciliation session at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, representatives from Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) and workers represented by the Union of Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Personnel (UTASP) have agreed to resume work on a phased basis beginning this morning (Tuesday, February 9, 2016).

‘Time to change the system’

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has promised to commence the legislative process to establish a fixed date for general election within the first 100 days if the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) forms the next Government.

Fatal crash

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
THREE people — two men and a woman — were yesterday crushed to death in a two-vehicle crash on Spanish Town Road near Six Miles in

Get Set

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00

To be duly nominated...

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
The Representation of the People Act (ROPA) stipulates that nomination day must be at least five clear days after the official date for election is announced.

Cops insist JLP rally shooting not politically motivated

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The St James police have insisted that Sunday night’s shooting incident at a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) rally in Sam Sharpe Square, which left two people dead and six others nursing injuries, was not politically motivated.

Clarke, Tufton confident; supporters display unity

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00

Hylton and Williams ready in St Andrew Eastern

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
There was a purposeful activity inside the small constituency office for St Andrew Eastern incumbent Andre Hylton yesterday afternoon as his campaign team, led by People’s National Party (PNP) councillor for the Papine Division Venesha Phillips put the final touches to preparations for today’s nomination exercise.

...Portia labels 10-point plan ‘a trick’

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) president, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, says Opposition Leader Andrew Holness’ 10-point plan is a “trick”.

Phillips says Holness’ proposals ‘ill-conceived’

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
FINANCE Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday rubbished three campaign proposals made by the Opposition — including the increasing of the income tax threshold to $1.5 million — calling them ill-conceived.

PHOTOS: JLP crams into Montego Bay, PNP rolls into St Thomas

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
An aerial view of the massive crowd at Sunday night’s Jamaica Labour Party rally in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay. (Photo: Anthony Lewis).

Fatal crash on I-95

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
A 42-year-old motorcyclist died early yesterday from injuries he received in an accident on the I-95 main road in Caymanas, St Catherine.

Digicel Play subscribers top 10,000 mark

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
TELECOMS company Digicel says subscribers to its home entertainment service, Digicel Play, has surpassed the 10,000 mark mere months into its launch.

Flow says it tops competitor in islandwide mobile benchmarking tests

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
Flow Jamaica says it has outranked the competition in three out of four mobile benchmark tests and has earned a comparative rating on the fourth.

This Day in History — February 9

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
Today is the 40th day of 2016. There are 326 days left in the year

Bahamas police seize millions in drug bust

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:00
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Bahamas police say they have seized more than four million US dollars in cocaine after searching a container at the Freeport Container Port on Sunday.

UPDATE: Man in Spanish Town Road crash still in hospital

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 16:50
ST ANDREW, Jamaica – After earlier providing information that the fourth person involved in the motor vehicle crash on Spanish Town Road in St Andrew on Monday afternoon had died, the police have since corrected this to say that the man is still in hospital.

Walter Rogers Swim Champs starts tomorrow

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 14:10
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The annual five-day Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Walter Rogers National Age-Group SwimmingChampionships is set to dive off on Tuesday.

Obama calls for $1.8 billion to fight Zika

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 13:34
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Monday asked for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to tackle the fast-spreading Zika virus in the United States and beyond.

More interest in Ja's oil, gas potential — Paulwell

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 13:27
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell, says the ministry is in the final stages of negotiation with a major oil and gas company, to explore another section of the island to determine the potential for commercial oil and gas.