Jamaica News

FHC head calls for laser beam focus on domestic violence
In a plea for voluntary organisations to focus on what she calls the "disease of violence and abuse caused by failing relationships", CEO of First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union (FHC) Roxann Linton has proposed that voluntary organisations and... jamaica-gleaner.com | 12/16/18 5:58 AM
Holness: False, untrue and misleading - Prime minister fires latest salvo in SOE debate
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has vowed that the Government will use the security forces to ensure that the fight against crime, which has led to a 21 per cent decline in murders since the start of the year, will continue into the new year when the... jamaica-gleaner.com | 12/16/18 5:00 AM
Joking with justice - JPs illegally certifying documents for strangers in MoBay bus park
For the price of a drink, or a $200 lunch, you can get any document you want signed by a group of justices of the peace (JPs), who operate out of the Transport Authority post in the Montego Bay Transportation Centre.These JPs are ignoring the oath... jamaica-gleaner.com | 12/16/18 5:00 AM
Editors' Forum | Pay to play - BGLC to get tough on bar and club operators whose boxes are not licensed come January 1
The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is again warning operators of bars, shops, clubs and other businesses with gaming machines such as poker boxes, that they need to be registered to operate legally.A drive is now on to educate... jamaica-gleaner.com | 12/16/18 5:00 AM
Editors' Forum | Help for the addicts - BGLC spending millions to prevent, reduce gambling addiction
Concerns over a possible increase in the number of Jamaicans becoming addicted to gambling have spurred the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) into action.The BGLC is spending some $14 million annually in a responsible gaming programme... jamaica-gleaner.com | 12/16/18 5:00 AM
Editors' Forum | Betting on responsible gaming
Against the reports of the devastating impact that gambling addiction has had on families worldwide, the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) in Jamaica has made responsible gaming one of its mantras even as... jamaica-gleaner.com | 12/16/18 5:00 AM
Big bucks for 'smart city' - $6b needed for basic infrastructure in planned Bernard Lodge development
Basic infrastructure work for the planned Greater Bernard Lodge development in Portmore, St Catherine, is scheduled to get under way early next year, and Joseph Shoucair, who... jamaica-gleaner.com | 12/16/18 5:00 AM
Peace Garden adds 'Hope' - Operators looking to increase visitors to iconic oasis
The Hope Botanical Gardens in St Andrew now welcomes 1.5 million visitors annually, but that is not enough to satisfy the operators, who are pushing to increase the numbers going into next year.The operators are expecting that the construction of a... jamaica-gleaner.com | 12/16/18 5:00 AM

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