JAMAICA

Fitch affirms Jamaica’s B ratings

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Fitch Ratings agency has affirmed Jamaica’s long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings at ‘B’ and revised the outlook from stable to positive. The rating was predicated on improvements in the macroeconomic and fiscal indicators, the Ministry of Finance said in a release. They were also supported by the country’s structural strengths such as Read More

Initiative to encourage youth entrepreneurship launched in Clarendon

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Some 20 youths in Clarendon will benefit from grants of $100,000 each to start their own businesses under a programme aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship among young people. This is included in a partnership signed yesterday between the HEART Trust/NTA and the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) under the Community Renewal Programme that is executing the Read More

St Andrew man fined $500,000 or one year in prison for revenge porn

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A St Andrew man has been fined $500,000 or 12 months in prison in a case of revenge pornography, which ended in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday. Donovan Coley was found guilty of malicious communication under the Cybercrime Act 2015 for a crime he repeatedly committed in August 2016. Attorney-at-law Carolyn Reid with Read More

McLEAN MURDER TRIAL: Accused apologises to judge for boisterous behaviour

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Damion Mitchell, Integration Editor Murder accused Michael McLean has said sorry to Justice Bertram Morrison for his boisterous behaviour in court this morning. “I’m sorry about this morning,” McLean said as attorneys rose this afternoon for adjournment at the end of day two of his murder trial. “Apology accepted, no harm done,” Morrison replied. McLean is on trial Read More

Resolve to Get Moving in 2018

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The Ministry of Health is encouraging individuals to get moving in 2018, as it continues to push its Jamaica Moves initiative in an attempt to encourage Jamaicans to lead a healthy lifestyle. Many persons have been delaying getting active, citing the lack of time to commit to an exercise programme, but determination and discipline can Read More

Outgoing Chief Justice Lauded for 40 Years of Service

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Outgoing Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Zaila McCalla, has been praised for her over 40 years of service to the judiciary in Jamaica. She received the accolades from Judges of the Supreme Court and other members of the judiciary during a special sitting of the Supreme Court at Public Building East, King Street, downtown Kingston, today Read More

Knockalva Agricultural School to Be Upgraded

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Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Knockalva Agricultural School in Ramble, Hanover, will be upgraded to a polytechnic institution in the very near future. “This school fits very neatly in our K (kindergarten) to 18 strategy. It is now viewed as a post-secondary (institution), and it needs to Read More

New Acting Chief Justice Calls for More Investment in Technology

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Acting Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Bryan Sykes, has called for increased investment in technology to speed up the judicial process. “We have instances of mislaid files and documents not filed appropriately. So this is one of the significant contributors to delays, because whenever the documents are not there, the case can’t be heard and it Read More