Pirates of the Caribbean: Cable TV Operators & Copyright Infringement

April 29th, 2015

Written by Marcia Forbes BCJ’s Partial Lock-Down Directive About ninety-eight (98) channels are being pirated by Jamaican cable TV operators. Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) told us so in a Press Conference on April 24th. The Commission called this meeting with journalists to talk about programme piracy and to announce actions against [...]


Scrap metal ban takes effect today

July 29th, 2011

The Government of Jamaica has imposed an indefinite ban on all scrap metal exports. This ban takes effect today, July 29, 2011. This decision comes in the wake of numerous complaints by citizens, regarding the theft of their property to be sold as scrap. Persons have lost their gates, manhole covers, fences and lots more. [...]


No Cash for Gold

July 8th, 2010

While getting some shopping done in the Half-Way Tree region of St. Andrew Jamaica recently, I was approached by a young lady who asked me if she could give me a sheet of paper. I said “sure, why not”. As I walked away I began to read the first words I saw. There in bold [...]