Minister of Tourism, Edmond Bartlett, said opposition spokesman, Dr. Wykeham McNeil is seeking to discredit the success of the industry because he is alarmed by the increase in tourism arrivals.
Two roads in Portland remain blocked following heavy rains yesterday.
Governor General has appointed new members to serve on the Public Service Commission (PSC).
Cabinet has supported the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in its drive to regulate unregistered financial schemes.
Government has subsidised five basic food items at a cost of about $300 million to cushion the effect of sharp price increases.
President of the Bakers’ Association, Gerry Chambers, said the price of wheat is expected to increase.
The transport Minister, Mike Henry, has indicated that taxi and bus fares will be going up soon.
Finance Minister Audley Shaw is in Washington in the United States where he will meet with officials of the World Bank.
One woman was killed and a man shot and injured in Clarendon between yesterday evening and last night.
People’s National Party (PNP) said nominations for the post of general secretary would close next week Monday.
Attorneys for Investment Club, Cash Plus Limited are expected to file an appeal in the Supreme Court today against a cease and desist order issued by the Financial Services Commission (FSC).
Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is scheduled to pay the outstanding salary deduction for workers to respective third party agencies by the end of the month.
Four policemen who were implicated in the death of a 19 year old youth in Grants Pen, St Andrew in September are expected in court today to answer to murder charges.
Education Minister, Andrew Holness said the ministry has begun exploring the use of alternative energy sources in schools as a cost saving measure.
Fire destroyed the kindergarten section of the Columbus Prep School in St. Ann’s Bay this morning.
Hundreds of workers at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC,) are now on strike.
The Labour Ministry has intervened in the dispute at the JUTC.
Police in Yallahs, St. Thomas are now probing a double murder that occurred on Market Street in the parish last night.
Canadian born Alanzo Johnson, 69, was shot dead while playing cards at a house on Federal Road, Sydenham.
Thieves broke into the York Town Primary School in Clarendon on the weekend stealing several items.
Financial Analyst, Orville Johnson is describing as long overdue the action taken by Prime Minister Bruce Golding
President of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA), Ena Barclay, said the issue of violence in schools would be a major priority for the association in 2008.
Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) coast guard is to resume the search this morning for four fishermen who have been reported missing at sea since Thursday.
Vice president of the National Workers Union (NWU), Granville Valentine said he would be meeting with the management of Air Jamaica