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.
The Bog Walk police in St. Catherine are now searching for the third prisoner who escaped from its lockup on Wednesday.
Jamaicans are now bracing for the full impact of the increased taxes announced by finance minister Audley Shaw yesterday.
The national Budget has been increased by $9 billion from $547.7 billion to $556.7 billion.
The island’s nurses are insisting that they will be pressing for a 100 percent salary increase for the 2008/2010 period.
Yesterday, the finance minister announced new measures to expand the social safety net.
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
Former gang leader 46 year old Joel Andem is to spend the next 40 years in prison for gun offences.
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
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.
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.
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.
Mr Shaw has announced that the Government will be seriously embarking on tax reform.
The finance minister has pleaded for unity in responding to the financial crisis.
Mr Shaw has committed to paying the 15 percent salary increase granted last year to all public sector workers.
Shaw announces that income tax threshold will be doubled
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
Finance Minister Audley Shaw is now making his budget presentation in the House of Representatives.
There are reports of long lines at some gas stations in the Corporate Area while ome establishments are said to be out of petrol.
The Finance Minister says he will meet with the island’s nurses tomorrow to discuss the issue of reclassification.
Protestors have already began to block roads across the Corporate Area.
Police in St Ann are on standby in case there should be a disturbance arising from the budget presentation this afternoon.
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.
The National Works Agency (NWA) has reopened the Grant’s Pen Road in St. Andrew.
The National Workers Union (NWU) has won bargaining rights for airlift handlers at the Norman Manley International Airport.