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The Jamaican Government will be ramping up its fight against crime, rolling out new legislation geared at giving the security forces greater powers and allocating $9.2 billion more to the Ministry of National Security than fiscal year 2018-19. The...
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen delivers the Throne Speech in Gordon House yesterday, outlining the Government’s plans for the new parliamentary year.

The Andrew Holness administration has signalled that the enactment of new legislation to fight crime, increasing the capacity of the Jamaican economy to produce goods and services, and seeking to understand the extent of the squatter problem are among t

Clad in their red and blue ceremonial dress, the men of the 2nd Battalion of the Jamaica Defence Force lined Duke Street in downtown Kingston yesterday to mark the start of the Houses of Parliament 2019-2020 year. The men, numbering no less than 50...

While Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced changes to his team as the administration tries to battle the flames of the Petrojam scandal, one outspoken critic says that it will take an ocean to wash away the political mud.

Education Minister Ruel Reid says his ministry is ready for the sitting of the ability tests component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination, which will be administered on February 26. “Teachers are now ready. ... Active engagement...

With the local banking sector wary of getting involved in Jamaica’s emerging medical cannabis industry out of fear of the international repercussions, the Government will be lobbying the United States to change its position and pave the way for ganja farmers and investors to secure banking support...

A male person of interest, who was picked up yesterday in Buff Bay, Portland, by detectives investigating the murder of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, is reportedly cooperating with the police...

The employment contract for former Petrojam HR manager Yolande Ramharrack, which was made public this week, appears to contradict another job letter that executives at the scandal-scarred state-owned oil refinery sent to a parliamentary committee last year...

The deadly protest in Haiti, precipitated by allegations of misused money from Venezuela’s PetroCaribe oil programme, a stagnated economy, and a nationwide desire for President Jovenel Moïse to resign, is being monitored by the Jamaican Government...

Despite the Caribbean registering what is being described as an overall robust performance in 2018, with 58.8 million tourist visits, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) says it is cautiously optimistic about the fate of the region’s tourism this year...
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