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New laws to control personal data use

KINGSTON — The government is to introduce a Data Protection Act this year which will regulate the use of personal information compiled on Jamaicans. Making the announcement in the sectoral debate in the House of Representatives recently, minister of state in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Julian Robinson, said the act would […]

Journalists under fire

GEORGETOWN — Even as tensions in conflict-ridden Linden appeared to ease, the Guyana Human Rights Association and several journalists have come under fire from President Donald Ramotar and the ruling People’s Progressive Party for allegedly fuelling further tensions. In a statement yesterday, Ramotar denied there was “an incursion of military troops into Linden” last Friday, […]

Holidays galore in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN — Yesterday’s public holiday, announced as a “gift’ by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to the nation to celebrate the success of the London 2012 Olympians, means this country would have 15 state-sanctioned days off this year. And according to the website, Trinidad and Tobago is among the top ten countries in […]

Lack of gov't funds a worry for rape victims

St. John’s — Dozens of sex assault victims could be denied justice because government does not have the funds to send used rape kits overseas for forensic analysis. Many kits have allegedly been sitting on ice for months due to a lack of cash, according to Alexandrina Wong, president of the Women Against Rape lobby […]

Kingston criminals regrouping

KINGSTON — The police in sections of the nation’s capital have stepped up their fight against criminals who have been seeking to regroup in sections of Western Kingston. Head of the West Kingston Police, Senior Superintendent Terrence Bent said that as part of the strategy to reduce the murder rate, the police in some of the […]

Antiguan calypsonians need more help from gov’t

  ST JOHN’S — A veteran calypsonian has added his voice to the chorus that there needs to be more government involvement in the musical art form, especially around carnival. Joseph Calypso Joe Hunte said the artistes’ preparations were not as good when compared to previous years when tent operators were able to operate for […]

Weekend of robberies

    NASSAU — Police are warning people to be on the lookout after seven armed robberies were reported in New Providence over the weekend. In the wake of the robberies Superintendent Clayton Fernander yesterday warned people to be aware of their surroundings when wearing expensive jewellery as it could make them a target of […]

School gutted by huge blaze

KINGSTOWN – Some parents and other onlookers said yesterday afternoon that they were displeased with how the Fire Department – a unit of the Police Force – handled a blaze at the Kingstown Government School. The fire at the elementary school, also known as the Stoney Ground Government School, destroyed the upper floor of a […]

Bahamian killings continue

NASSAU — A man was shot to death last night, becoming the country’s 77th murder victim for the year. Details were sketchy up to press time, but police said they responded to reports of gunshots shortly before 8 p.m. last night off East Street and Coconut Grove Avenue in the area known as the ‘Big […]

Angostura makes $90M

PORT OF SPAIN — Local rum producer Angostura Holdings Ltd continues to improve its financial performance.
The Laventille-based company yesterday announced an after-tax profit of $90.9 million for the six-month period ended June 30.
In a published

Parents being careless during Carnival

ST JOHN’S — Police have blamed the carelessness of parents for the high incidents of children being separated from their guardians during this year’s carnival.
More than 20 children were lost from those supposed to be caring for them, for as long a

T&T tackling vagrancy

PORT OF SPAIN — Cabinet has approved $8.5 million to establish an Inter Agency Unit in the Ministry of the People which will be responsible for removing street dwellers and helping them get back on their feet.
Speaking at the post-Cabinet news conf

T&T tackling vagrancy

PORT OF SPAIN — Cabinet has approved $8.5 million to establish an Inter Agency Unit in the Ministry of the People which will be responsible for removing street dwellers and helping them get back on their feet.
Speaking at the post-Cabinet news conf

Decline in profits for Sagicor Life Jamaica

KINGSTON — Sagicor Life Jamaica reported a 14 per cent decline in net profits for the second quarter ending June 30, 2012 compared to the corresponding period last year.
The insurance giant posted net profits of $1.1 billion over the period under r

Going for her dreams

Cherisse Francis knows what she wants and she is going after it. She likes talking and arguing and plans to be a lawyer. Having pursed Visual Arts, Sociology, Law, and two units of Environmental Science this year, as well as Caribbean and Communications Studies, she was awarded Grade 1s in most of them. The Exhibition […]

All about the teeth for Nicoia

In about ten years time or maybe sooner Dr. Nicoia Maxwell might be opening her dental practice. If all goes according to her plan, the Barbados Scholar from Queen’s College, will be happily telling people to “open wide” as she fits them with braces. She wants to be an orthodontist, but that could change, she […]

Duty probe

  The Government of Barbados is to launch an investigation into the imposition of an “illegal” duty on Bajan exports to Belize. This was revealed today by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Ruth White, and endorsed by Minister Denis Kellman at the start of a familiarisation tour of Oran Limited, L&M Workshop and […]

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