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Barbados PM addresses critics in worker layoff decision

Kamoza Clarke’s two youngest children will finally get to see their father again

HAVING ALLOCATED only $10 million in April to deal with the reintegration ...
Fear of riots in Trinidad prison following seizure of cell phones, weed

The Prison Officers Association in Trinidad and Tobago was bracing for a spate of riots at Golden Grove, Arouca last night after a routine search resulted in the seizure of 36 cell phones and an undisclosed quantity of marijuana. The contraband was found in the bag of a prisoner who was returning to the facility Read More

St. Vincent social development minister lauds justice reform

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Social Development, Frederick Stephenson, says many local institutions are continuing to benefit under the country’s Juvenile Justice Reform Project. He says the reform aims to ensure a complete overhaul of the justice system across the region. The Juvenile Justice Reform Project targets young people in the Eastern Caribbean Read More

Jamaica workman killed in pipeline explosion

In Jamaica, one workman is dead and seven others were seriously injured when a pipeline they were repairing suddenly exploded. The incident occurred yesterday at a work site of the Jamaica Water Commission at the Caymanas Estate in St. Catherine. (Image source: Jamaica Observer)

St. Kitts police force sees decrease in crime nationally

Crime in St. Kitts and Nevis has gone down significantly, according to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force. New figures reveal that crime dropped by more than 60 per cent in March, compared to the same period last year. The force claims that the number is a reflection of the strategies implemented over Read More

Family of Jamaican woman killed in Barbados can’t afford to bring her back home

The family of Shereece White, the 20-year-old shot dead in Barbados on April 1, is now unable to bring her body home for a proper burial. White’s mother Maureen Johnson says she can’t afford the 1 million dollars it would cost to bring the body back to Jamaica. Johnson claimed that she asked for the Read More

Red Cross hosts spectacular social services fair

BOSCOBEL, St Mary: THE JAMAICA Red Cross in Boscobel, St Mary teamed up with the area’s local councillor, Fitzroy Wilson, last Friday to host a spectacular social-services fair at the Boscobel Sports Complex…. Click here to read full story

Students get boost in CSEC exam preparations

WESTERN BUREAU: WESTMORELAND HIGH school students received a boost in their preparations for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) English language and mathematics examinations with the staging… Click here to read full story

Blind call for greater support

WITH AN increasing number of blind unemployed persons living in Jamaica, there is concern and a call for greater support of the group in the local workforce.Claudette Thompson, a visually impaired supervisor at Superior Craft and More… Click here to read full story

Region facing sugar woes as Jamaica shines

Western Bureau: Representatives from the four sugar-producing countries in the Caribbean will be meeting in Jamaica next Thursday to discuss the challenges facing manufacturers of the commodity, which has resulted in a decline … Click here to read full story

BOJ power lost – Finance minister stripped of ability to pick governor, monitor banks

The finance minister is to be stripped of the responsibility of appointing the governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and will also lose the power of having direct responsibility for the monitoring of banks and other… Click here to read full story

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