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Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 12:44 PM

The executive of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) is to present the government’s latest wage offer to members at a meeting scheduled for this afternoon.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 12:44 PM

The Bog Walk police in St. Catherine are now searching for the third prisoner who escaped from its lockup on Wednesday.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 9:02 AM

Jamaicans are now bracing for the full impact of the increased taxes announced by finance minister Audley Shaw yesterday.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 9:01 AM

The national Budget has been increased by $9 billion from $547.7 billion to $556.7 billion.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 9:01 AM

The island’s nurses are insisting that they will be pressing for a 100 percent salary increase for the 2008/2010 period.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 8:57 AM

Yesterday, the finance minister announced new measures to expand the social safety net.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 8:57 AM

The Portland police are awaiting a forensic report, and the result of a post-mortem to determine if a baby mother is to be charged for allegedly dumping her new born child on Tuesday

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 8:56 AM

Former gang leader 46 year old Joel Andem is to spend the next 40 years in prison for gun offences.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 8:16 AM

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, has said that the proceeds of salary cuts from Government members of the House, which will amount to

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 8:12 AM

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, took the issue of the planned increase in Air Passenger Duty (APD) to British Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords in London.

Published:Friday | April 24, 2009 | 8:10 AM

Residents of Manchester got the opportunity to air their views on the recent application for a tariff increase by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), at a forum held on April 22 at the Ridgemount United Church in Mandeville.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 5:11 PM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw has announced that a gas tax is coming as part of measures to finance the $18.13 billion gap in the Budget.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 5:10 PM

Mr Shaw has announced that the Government will be seriously embarking on tax reform.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 5:09 PM

The finance minister has pleaded for unity in responding to the financial crisis.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 5:07 PM

Mr Shaw has committed to paying the 15 percent salary increase granted last year to all public sector workers.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 4:00 PM

Shaw announces that income tax threshold will be doubled

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 3:55 PM

Minister of Finance Audley Shaw has announced that a portion of a special consumption tax to be charged on gasolene will be used to repair roads

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 3:32 PM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw is now making his budget presentation in the House of Representatives.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 3:31 PM

There are reports of long lines at some gas stations in the Corporate Area while ome establishments are said to be out of petrol.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 3:30 PM

The Finance Minister says he will meet with the island’s nurses tomorrow to discuss the issue of reclassification.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 2:47 PM

Protestors have already began to block roads across the Corporate Area.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 2:43 PM

Police in St Ann are on standby in case there should be a disturbance arising from the budget presentation this afternoon.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 12:44 PM

Gleaner columnist Reverend Devon Dick is suggesting that the government implement a visa regime, which would require all non-CARICOM citizens to obtain the document before they enter Jamaica.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 12:43 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) has reopened the Grant’s Pen Road in St. Andrew.

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2009 | 12:41 PM

The National Workers Union (NWU) has won bargaining rights for airlift handlers at the Norman Manley International Airport.

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