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Day workers who are contracted by small cultivators on the Holland Estate in 
St Elizabeth prepare to leave the farm on Tuesday. The lands have embroiled Minister J.C. Hutchinson in a melodrama over potential conflict of interest.

J.C. Hutchinson, a de facto agriculture minister, urged an entity in his ministry to give possession of sugar lands at Holland Estate in St Elizabeth to a company in which his partner was a director and shareholder, according to leaked documents...
Dr Christopher Tufton, minister of health and wellness, speaking at the opening of a new high-dependency unit at the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Tuesday.

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton last night reserved comment after his name got entangled in a series of social-media posts that have gone viral. “I am taking advice on the matter and will speak in due course,” Tufton told The Gleaner. The...
Craig Beresford (right), director of information and complaints at the Integrity Commission, speaks with Greg Christie (left), executive director, and retired Justice Seymour Panton, chairman, at the swearing-in of Beresford at the corruption watchdog’s

Chairman of the Integrity Commission, Seymour Panton, says that prosecutions are likely to follow from the two Petrojam reports that were tabled at the end of June in Parliament. Asked to comment on former energy minister Andrew Wheatley’s move to...

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is appealing to the Government to treat as a matter of urgency the protocols for the reopening of schools in September. Educational institutions were ordered closed on March 13 as a containment measure amid the...

Jamaicans could for the first time exercise their franchise in two elections on a single day if a bill tabled on Tuesday in Parliament, to be piloted by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is taken and passed at the next sitting of the Lower House. At...

The Government is to pump $308 million into helping to mitigate the scorching effects of drought affecting Jamaica. Minister without Portfolio Daryl Vaz told Parliament that most parishes were experiencing below-average rainfall, particularly in...

The new norm brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, while challenging, has also brought new opportunities. Various digital solutions are being utilised to meet the needs of customers while keeping them safe. Keep pushing forward, Jamaica! We’re all...

Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary has accepted the apology from the Integrity Commission for an error in the damning Petrojam report that cited him. However, Creary says the damage to his reputation has already been done. In two reports...

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has ordered an audit of benefits given to farmers at the Holland Estate amid concerns about conflicts of interest involving some of its officials and the private company managing the state-owned...

Minister of Health & Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has blamed a hiring binge by the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for the termination of employment of some new doctors at the Papine, St Andrew, institution...
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