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Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Chief Executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA), E.G. Hunter, has moved to defend major works carried out by his agency.He declared that there is no evidence that such roadworks have been found wanting."One needs to establish factually...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Suggesting a system of warranty on road repairs in Jamaica to stem the flow of taxpayers' money down the drain, political commentator Dr Paul Ashley is arguing that contractors should bear the cost of repairing roads that fall into disrepair a short...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Attorney General's Chambers has paid nearly $70 million in judgment debts over the last nine months to litigants who successfully sued the State.In her contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Attorney...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

As the Jamaican Government rushes to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the significant impact of heavy rains on the country's infrastructure and the agricultural sector, Carvel Stewart, past president of the Incorporated Masterbuilders...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 5:35 AMEdmond Campbell

He might be the prime minister with a massive portfolio, having to travel overseas to represent Jamaica on several occasions over the past year, but Andrew Holness could teach his colleagues on both sides of the aisle a thing or two about the...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has declared that he remains strongly dedicated to protecting vulnerable Jamaicans, particularly children, from the harmful effects of smoking marijuana, despite his plans to bat for recognition of the medicinal...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A furious Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has rubbished claims by his opposition counterpart, Dayton Campbell, that he fired Hugh Graham, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board, over a...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Tensions reached boiling point in the Upper House yesterday when Opposition Senator Lambert Brown questioned why the Government has not asked Danville Walker to resign as...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Nearly 2.9 million Jamaicans visited public health facilities for medical care in 2016.Of this number, a little more than 1.5 million visited the public health centres.At the same time, almost 670,000 Jamaicans sought medical care at the accident...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw says that he is prepared to examine a suggestion to re-establish the tax committee of Parliament to review the administration's tax measures before they are announced.His comments came on Wednesday...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

THE Member of Parliament for Hanover Western, who was state minister in the ministry with responsibility for water in the last administration, has described the National Water Commission (NWC) as a public body that is bankrupt of ideas.Taking aim at...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Legal Reform Unit of the Ministry of Justice is pledging to deploy nearly 50 per cent of its human resources to carry out a comprehensive review of Jamaica's laws, including those dating back to the 19th century.Maurice Bailey, director of legal...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Jamaica's health sector is to undergo a major overhaul in the next two years, with the Government sourcing $3.5 billion from the National Health Fund (NHF) to repair, replace, and upgrade critical infrastructure across the country.Health Minister Dr...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With the National Insurance Fund (NIF) having pulled in $14 billion in investment income last year, Opposition Spokesman on Labour and Social Security Dr Fenton Ferguson is urging the Government to provide pensioners with an interim $1,000 increase...

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Setting his sights on reversing the fortunes of the People's National Party (PNP) in St James, where the party lost two seats in the February 25, 2016 general election, newly appointed Deputy General Secretary Basil Waite said his first order of...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 4:00 AMEdmond Campbell

As law enforcers from both the United States and Jamaica intensify their efforts to put a massive dent in the burgeoning multimillion-dollar lottery scam network operating in Jamaica, National Security Minister Robert Montague says investigators...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 4:07 AMEdmond Campbell

Minister of National Security Robert Montague has rubbished claims by his opposition counterpart, Peter Bunting, that the company which was awarded the contract to import vehicles for the police force did not import one vehicle into the island in...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 4:00 AMEdmond Campbell

National Security Minister Robert Montague is reporting that several correctional officers are currently under investigation for corruption while others have been charged with breaching the law.He said a number of officers in the correctional...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 4:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has announced plans to carry out a pre-selection exercise for the Canadian and the United States farm work programme from June 26 to July 24, this year.Portfolio minister Shahine Robinson told members of...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:17 AMEdmond Campbell

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign, Trade Kamina Johnson Smith, has dismissed claims by her opposition counterpart that the Government is paying lip service to Diaspora related issues...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AMEdmond Campbell

As the political crisis in Venezuela appears to be spinning out of control with daily demonstrations, some turning violent, Jamaica's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, says that the amount of oil Jamaica has...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 4:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act, 2017, which provides for a system of plea negotiations and agreements for persons who commit crimes, was yesterday passed in the House of Representatives with 11 amendments.Crafted with the intent of giving...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 4:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Raising questions about 'fit and proper' criteria for receiving contracts from the Government, Opposition Spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting yesterday queried whether someone who had been convicted for narcotics and related offences and...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 4:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With the proposed merger of the Transport Authority and the Island Traffic Authority (ITA), Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry said rightsizing was inevitable as part of the exercise. “That’s an edict that has been given to me...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Work to develop a compensation policy for the public sector is well advanced, according to State Minister for Finance and the Public Service Rudyard Spencer.In his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament on Tuesday, Spencer said the...

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