|$358B BUDGET - Government of Jamaica goes for targeted growth
MINISTER OF Finance and Planning, Omar Davies, yesterday tabled a $358 billion budget in the House of Representatives, a three per cent increase over the one presented last year. The budget outlines the Government's spending plans...
STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT - Governor-General outlines new Government programmes
GOVERNOR-GENERAL PROFESSOR Kenneth Hall announced yesterday that the Government is to spend US$32 million (J$1.9 billion) to rehabilitate inner-city communities as part of the fight against crime and poverty.
Jubilation at Gordon House
THE CAMARADERIE was clear yesterday morning as Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and People's National Party (PNP) supporters lined the streets outside Gordon House to pledge their political allegiances during the ceremonial opening of Parliament.
Scrutiny of public funding
THE ISSUE of public financing for political parties has been put back on the agenda with the Government proposing to begin discussions with the Opposition and the wider public for a solution. Governor-General Professor Kenneth Hall made the disclosure...
'Better loan terms for farmers'
STAKEHOLDERS IN the agricultural sector are calling for better loan terms with lower interest rates to facilitate increased access for farmers. Dr. Richard Jones, chairman of the Fred M. Jones Estate, said yesterday that farmers are not benefiting...
'Zekes' found guilty
WELL KNOWN Matthews Lane resident, 48-year-old Donald 'Zekes' Phipps, was yesterday convicted of two counts of murder and could face the death penalty. Presiding judge, Justice Marsh, has put off sentencing until April 20.
Jamaica to be disabled friendly
MAJOR PLANS are under way to transform the Jamaican landscape ahead of Cricket World Cup 2007 for marketing overseas as a disabled-friendly destination. Senator Floyd Morris made the disclosure regarding the new project...