UPDATED: Employers Shunning Former Wards Of The State

Much like the situation with ex-convicts, the stigmatisation of wards of the state has resulted in several of them finding it difficult to secure jobs that would enable them to sustain themselves after leaving state care.


Jamaican-American Kamala Harris enters US presidential race

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Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our voices together,” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds.

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Fish and chips but no passport: Windrush victim returns to UK

Ken Morgan, a Windrush victim who spent the past 25 years in Jamaica after his British passport was taken from him, had been looking forward to tucking into some fish and chips the day he finally returned to the UK. But he was taken back by what his local shop served him.


JPs Urged To Refrain From Verifying Documents Of Persons They Do Not Know

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has reiterated his appeal for Justices of the Peace (JPs) to refrain from verifying the documents of persons they do not know.

Chuck, who was speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, said the act of falsely verifying documents affects the integrity of the office and breeds corruption.


With 80 Million PET Bottles Produced Per Month – Businessman Investing US$3m To Recycle Plastic Into Tiles


Twenty-four years after pioneering one of the country’s most successful hospitality distribution entities, Tom Tyler has waded into new territory.

This time, the Montego Bay-based businessman, who co-founded Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ), is focusing his energy and passion on the environment and a green economy.


Jamaican Filmmakers Hot On The Film Festival Circuit

As the film festival season kicks into high gear, Jamaican filmmakers have made a notable contribution to the content pool and begun taking steps towards international fame.

Some of these filmmakers had the support of programmes like JAFTA PROPELLA (the programme that uncovers and exposes the new work of existing and emerging local film-makers), but others have made it into the international arena entirely on their own