Wright walks free for now Frustration is mounting in the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) over the handling of the allegations of domestic abuse stalking its embattled first-time lawmaker from Westmoreland, George Wright. Wright, who the police named Monday as a person...

Vaxxed to the max Powered by the five-day mass immunisation programme that ended on Tuesday, Jamaica has surged to become the English-speaking Caribbean country which has administered the most doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Ministry of Health...

Civil Aviation rapped for taking gifts from contract bidders The Integrity Commission has penned a scorching 215-page report recommending that officers and officials at the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) cease and desist from accepting travel, meals, and other gifts from bidders or prospective...

Exhausted nurses back on the job after blitz Although happy that more than 75,000 Jamaicans took their first COVID-19 jab in the recent five-day vaccination blitz, Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) President Patsy Edwards Henry said that the nurses across the island are now exhausted and...

‘Dog Paw’ unleashed Reputed gang leader Christopher ‘Dog Paw’ Linton, who was in 2013 sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm, was freed on Wednesday after his conviction was quashed in the Court of Appeal...

Auditor General’s Dept under fire for breaches The Auditor General’s Department (AuGD) came under the microscope of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in a 2019 audit that unearthed several breaches by the body that is tasked with auditing annually the appropriation accounts of...

Pastors eager to open doors this weekend WESTERN BUREAU: With their prayers answered for the Government to relax tight COVID-19 restrictions which allow only a few congregants to gather for worship, a number of clergymen are pleased that some members unable to access online streams will...

Two suspended amid abuse claims at Clifton Boys’ Home WESTERN BUREAU: Two staff members have been suspended as the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) and the board of the Clifton Boys’ Home probe allegations that more than half of the wards at the home had been beaten with a switch....

Repeal of law jailing ‘uncontrollable’ kids on cards WESTERN BUREAU: Within months, legislation which allows judges to place children in penal institutions without being charged could be repealed if the tough-talking junior education and youth minister, Robert Morgan, has his way. Morgan, who has...

More than 83,000 people vaccinated in first islandwide blitz Jamaica exceeded its COVID-19 vaccination blitz target by 12 per cent with 83,828 people receiving their first dose of the vaccine over five days. The latest figure brings to 135,473 the total number of people vaccinated since March.