Technical consultants to be engaged as Shaw pushes for dormant funds
Industry and Commerce Minister Audley Shaw has disclosed that the Government is now in the process of engaging technical consultants to assess the feasibility of utilising unclaimed funds held by financial institutions as a financing option for the...

Vindicated - Supreme Court orders reinstatement of career civil servant who was 'retired'
The Supreme Court has ordered the reinstatement of a career public servant who was "retired" as head of the state-run Court Management Services (CMS) by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen after she was given permission to pursue further studies.The...

Shaw announces Micro Stock Exchange coming
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw has announced plans to establish a micro stock exchange, to complement the junior stock exchange.  Shaw says the micro stock exchange will target micro and medium enterprises...

Man could be charged for brandishing gun in bank
It is likely that charges could be laid against a disgruntled licensed firearm holder who brandished his gun inside the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Half-Way Tree yesterday, allegedly pointing it at security personnel.According to Dahlia...

41 charities receive US$600,000 grant funding from AFJ
It is Kelly Magnus' dream to build a culture of reading in the six inner-city communities in which the Fight for Peace Foundation operates. Now, with the receipt of a grant from the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), she expects that her dream will...

Our mission is to serve every single individual, says new Salvation Army head
"Save souls, grow saints, and serve suffering humanity" - the motto of the Salvation Army - has been, in a nutshell, the undertaking of Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton for almost four decades.Haughton, 58, was recently promoted to the rank of...

Kgn pastor accused of rape requests second paternity test
The Kingston pastor facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl and impregnating her has reportedly requested a second paternity test.The request by Kenneth Blake, pastor of the Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, located...

$5m worth of counterfeit cigarettes seized in Clarendon
An assortment of counterfeit cigarettes worth approximately $5 million was seized at a house in James Village, Waterlane, in Clarendon, yesterday.Officers from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) unit arrested two Jamaicans, a brother...

MoBay Chamber embracing Gloves Over Gun
Western Bureau:The drive to target at-risk youth in St James through sports got a major boost yesterday when the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) presented a cheque of $638,000 to support the Gloves Over Guns initiative.Stephen...

Utility customers reap almost $130m through OUR-led actions
Last year, utility customers benefited from payouts of $129 million as a result of breaches of the Guaranteed Standards as well as credits and compensation secured for them by the Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) of the Office of Utilities Regulation (...