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Floyd Green arriving at Parliament hours after his resignation as minister of agriculture and fisheries on Wednesday.

Cabinet colleagues of resigned Agriculture Minister Floyd Green have declared that he will be back. Green, the St Elizabeth South Western member of parliament, quit on Wednesday over a no-movement day party video that showed him among a group of...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) addresses persons at the Windward Road Primary and Junior High School vaccination blitz site on Wednesday. Behind the prime minister, partly hidden, is Kingston Eastern and Port Royal Member of Parliament Phillip Paul

Retaining shamed Agriculture Minister Floyd Green in the Cabinet would have damaged public confidence and compromised the Government’s campaign for compliance with COVID-19 health regulations in the worst phase of the disease, Prime Minister Andrew...
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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has been rocked by the resignations of at least five prosecutors last month amid reports of simmering discontentment over poor wages, heavy workloads, and the leadership. Workers have complained...

The announcement that Audley Shaw, the self-styled ‘Man A Yaad’, has been handed the reins of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries again in the wake of yesterday’s resignation by Floyd Green, is being hailed as a strategic move by experts in...

  Jamaica Labour Party councillor Andrew Bellamy has resigned from the board of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) over a video showing him toasting to a COVID-19 no-movement day at a birthday party at the R Hotel.  He...

The hopes of 82,000 Jamaicans who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and are due a second in three weeks hinge on a shipment from the United States (US) that may not arrive on time, as the Ministry of Health...

Declaring that the internal processes at the Ministry of Health...

As several probes continue into the deaths of three cesspool workers who inhaled noxious fumes at Moneague College on September 6, there is growing evidence of a culture of non-compliance with safety protocols among workers and bosses at Central...

Michael Shaw knows that cesspool crews flirt with danger and death every time they descend the ladder into the deep and dark belly of septic tanks. And as he reflected on last week’s tragic deaths of three cesspool labourers, presumably from...

The absence of regulatory standards governing the haulage of sewage from septic tanks and pits has cast the cesspool industry as chaotic, with many workers having no equipment to protect themselves and little training to safely engage dangerous...
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