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Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 7:00 PMJerome Reynolds

The Jamaica Agricultural Society has been given the all clear to host the annual Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show in Clarendon this year.  Chief Medical Officer, Dr Winston De La Haye, says health teams have conducted their final...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 11:08 AMJerome Reynolds

Government Member of Parliament, Marisa Dalrymple Philibert, wants the administration to increase the pension and benefits of retired judges. Dalrymple Philibert, who is also an attorney-at-law, moved a motion in the House of Representatives...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 10:36 AMJerome Reynolds

Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips has renewed a call for the government to indicate the state assets that are to be privatised. Phillip said the opposition is concerned about the lack of information. He raised the issue in...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 10:22 AMJerome Reynolds

After months of agitation, the Ministry of Finance is to grant a waiver to release an ambulance donated to the Government that has been sitting at the wharf for almost a year. State Minister Fayval Williams told the House of...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 11:36 AMJerome Reynolds

National Security Minister Robert Montague says the Government has hired retired cops and private security guards to complement the membership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Montague says the move is part of a wider strategy to...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 10:11 AMJerome Reynolds

The Ministry of Education is denying reports that it is short on funds to pay teachers or non-academic employees. The ministry says a total of $1.5 billion is to be paid to bursar paid institutions to cover salaries for July. It says all temporary...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 10:03 AMJerome Reynolds

The Ministry of Health says the shortage of Antiretroviral (ARV) medication, the drug used to treat persons living with HIV, is not affecting patients. The ministry confirmed that two types of the ARVs, Alluvia and Abacavir, are currently in short...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 5:25 PMJerome Reynolds

Jamaican prisoners are to be allowed conjugal visits. The announcement was made by National Security Minister, Robert Montague, this afternoon while addressing participants at the Jamaica 55 Disapora Conference in downtown Kingston. Montague said...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 11:50 AMJerome Reynolds

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Floyd Green, has dismissed claims that the Ministry has cancelled the August intake for the National Youth Service (NYS). The NYS provides summer jobs for high school and tertiary students. But messages...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 10:57 AMJerome Reynolds

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he’s to convene a meeting with Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Agencies to ensure that the necessary structures and support are in place for social intervention and development measures for when a zone of...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 10:47 AMJerome Reynolds

Opposition Spokesman on Transport, Mikael Phillips, is welcoming the decision of Transport Minister, Mike Henry, to roll back the toll rate increase granted to the operators of the North South Highway amid a coin shortage. Henry conceded to...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 10:25 AMJerome Reynolds

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, says notices will be issued to businesses in downtown, Kingston which continue to improperly dispose of their garbage.  Mayor Williams says the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 10:38 AMJerome Reynolds

Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) is demanding that the Transport Ministry roll back the temporary increase in toll rates on the North South Highway. Users of the toll road have been paying higher...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 10:18 AMJerome Reynolds

The Zones of Special Operations Act is now law. Minister of Information, Senator Ruel Reid, says the legislation was published in the Jamaica Gazette yesterday. The legislation represents the latest response from the Government to quell the...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 9:43 AMJerome Reynolds

The Transport Authority is to adjust the routes of rural buses from Manchester, Westmoreland, St Elizabeth and St Catherine that terminate at the Downtown Municipal Transport Centre on Water Lane. Effective July 25, these buses will be...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 10:15 AMJerome Reynolds

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says constitutional issues will have to be resolved before the Government can make it mandatory for the names of fathers to appear on birth certificates. He was responding to a question from by Central Kingston Member...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 10:02 AMJerome Reynolds

The House of Representatives yesterday approved an amendment to the Local Government Act which allows councillors to take summer break. The law now exempts municipal corporations from holding a council meeting in the month of August. Previously,...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 1:31 PMJerome Reynolds

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that an 11-foot crocodile sighted in a St Catherine canal on the weekend has been safely relocated. The Agency says it received reports of the animal being in the waterway...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 10:23 AMJerome Reynolds

Attorney-at-law Don Foote says he’s shocked and outraged that Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, signed an extradition warrant for his client, George Flowers, despite him having a matter before the court challenging his extradition....

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 10:00 AMJerome Reynolds

The Government is to make another attempt to get more accused persons to change their plea to guilty. Another Sentence Reduction Day is to be held at the Gun Court in Kingston on Thursday, October 19. This time around the initiative has been...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 11:42 AMJerome Reynolds

Transport Minister Mike Henry is to make an announcement this week on whether to end the temporary increase in toll rates on the North-South Highway. In April, the transport ministry approved varying rates due to a shortage of $...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 11:08 AMJerome Reynolds

Attorney-at-law Dawn Satterswaite and her co-accused are to go on trial on October 19 for money laundering and other financial crimes. Satterswaite is charged jointly with Janet Ramsey, Paulette Higgins, and Annmarie Cleary...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 9:48 AMJerome Reynolds

Opposition Senators believe that the whistle-blower provision in the proposed Integrity Commission Act does not adequately protect workers. The Senate debated the bill on Friday. The provision states that it is a criminal offence for an employer to...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 9:36 AMJerome Reynolds

The Government has now identified the jobs that are to be cut as a result of the centralisation of human resource management across the public sector. The administration had indicated that it would be undertaking the job cuts...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 10:14 AMJerome Reynolds

The Opposition is calling for the immediate revocation of the mining license granted to Duncans Bay Development Company to mine sand from the Duncans Beach in Trelawny. The company is operated by land developer and former Jamaica Labour Party...

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