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Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2009 | 7:46 AM

The government is to make known its decision regarding an increase in the minimum wage later this month.

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2009 | 7:45 AM

The Ministry of Tourism has revised its growth projections for the current fiscal year down to 6.5 percent from 12 percent.

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2009 | 7:42 AM

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) will today begin its public consultations on the application from the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) for a rate increase.

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2009 | 7:41 AM

The Prime Minister Bruce Golding has disclosed that a one stop centre to clear food and chemicals entering and leaving the island, will be opened in June.

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2009 | 7:40 AM

The trial of Rameish Simpson, the man who was allegedly rescued by West St Thomas member of Parliament James Robertson, is scheduled to begin on April 30.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 5:45 PM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding leaves the island on Thursday to head Jamaica’s delegation to the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago, from April 17-19.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 5:43 PM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding today made a worrying revelation that critical information in the database of Government agencies is not secure.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 5:41 PM

Food For The Poor Jamaica is warning that forged cheques purporting to have been issued by the local arm of the charitable organisation may be in circulation.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 5:40 PM

Peoples National Party (PNP) Councilors in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC), are calling for members of the government to take further steps to deal with the effects of the economic crisis.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 5:37 PM

The Ministry of Education has appointed Jean Hastings as the new head of the Education Transformation Programme, following the resignation of former head Frank Weeple.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 3:20 PM

The St. Elizabeth police are now investigating a possible case of rape and murder.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 3:20 PM

Two members of the police force have been arrested for breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 2:18 PM

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw indicated that the island’s nurses will be getting the 15 percent salary increase that was granted other public sector workers last year. He has however reiterated that no new increases will be granted this year.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 2:18 PM

As Parliament’s Standing Finance Committee perused the 2009/2010 Estimates of Expenditure, Financial Analyst, Ralston Hyman took issue with the Government’s decision to allocate $103M to the development of offshore financial centres.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 2:17 PM

The Government is to spend $2.6B on the Education Transformation project for the 2009/2010 fiscal year.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 2:16 PM

The St. Elizabeth police are investigating a possible case of rape and murder.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 2:16 PM

The St. Elizabeth man charged with manslaughter over the Easter weekend was this morning offered bail in the sum of $600, 000 with surety when he appeared in the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrates Court.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 2:15 PM

The councillor for the Ipswich division in the St. Elizabeth Parish Council, Errol Hummingbird apologised to the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) for comments he made last week.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 2:14 PM

Two more members of the police force have been arrested for breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 12:01 PM

A 48-year-old taxi operator, who was kidnapped on Saturday April 11, was found with gunshot wounds in a ravine along the Bustamante Highway in Clarendon on Monday.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 12:01 PM

An illegal firearm was seized at Payne Avenue, Kingston 11 on Tuesday morning. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 9:06 AM

The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-Sexuals and Gays ( JFLAG) said it does not support a boycott of Jamaican products which has been staged by its counterparts in the United States.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 9:03 AM

Investigators are today expected to continue their probe into an incident in Clarendon in which a five year old boy was shot and killed with a firearm belonging to a police constable.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 8:59 AM

Doctors at the Bustamante Hospital For Children are expected to begin heart surgeries for 34 children tomorrow.

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2009 | 8:57 AM

Detectives from the Major Investigation Task Force (MIT) are later this week expected to begin questioning the teenaged son of popular dancehall artiste Ninja Man.

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