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Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 8:40 AMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Local Government Minister Noel Arscott says he has now signed the necessary instruments to have the boundary changes in the Portmore Municipality in St Catherine gazetted. There have been repeated calls for the government to fix boundary...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2015 | 6:26 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

It will not be known before 2016 if former Jamaica Labour Party stalwart, Joan Gordon Webley, will be accepted as a member of the People's National Party (PNP). PNP General Secretary Paul Burke says people seeking to join the party must wait...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 4:38 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education is to close 18 primary schools come September. Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says the schools are being closed because of their small populations, under performance, high operational costs, among other things....

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 10:09 AMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Government and manufacturers are yet to reach an agreement on the vexed issue of introducing a tax on refined sugar. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Donovan Stanbery, says the discussions are ongoing. Stanbery further says...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 4:40 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it is working to address a problem which has left some customers without electricity since yesterday. The power to those customers was disrupted following a downpour of rain yesterday. Corporate...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 2:15 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Opposition spokesperson on health, Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte, says the Government should immediately undertake a cleanup programme to minimise the impact of the Zika virus (ZIKV). The Ministry of Health has advised that there is now an outbreak...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Phillip Paulwell, the man who championed the liberalisation of the telecommunication sector in Jamaica, wants to see the sector go a step further in promoting competition and consumer choice by no longer locking mobile phones to a single network....

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 9:04 AMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Former police commissioner Owen Ellington says the police did not take steps to man possible escape routes such as drains and tunnels in the lead up to the 2010 West Kingston operation because it was unsafe to do so. Ellington says the police were...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 8:47 AMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) says it is yet to hear from the Government after unions rejected the government's wage increase offer last week. According to the Association, teachers are eager for the government to resume talks...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2015 | 3:58 PMJerome Reynolds

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is to travel to Jamaica on March 17 and 18 to hear the application filed by human rights and gay rights advocate, Maurice Tomlinson, against the Governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize. The hearing is to...

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