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Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The Andrew Holness administration intends to spend US$20 million to facilitate the commencement of construction of a vacuum distillation

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:15 AM

A male person of interest who was picked up on Wednesday in Buff Bay, Portland, by senior investigators probing the murder of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield has been relased...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), the beleaguered state-owned bus company, has projected that it will rack up operating losses of just over $9 billion for the upcoming fiscal year. The losses are the result of a $1.5-billion increase in the...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The Ministry of Health is to complete designs and acquire the requisite regulatory approvals for the construction of the long-awaited 220-bed Western Children Adolescent Hospital in Montego Bay, St James...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The Doubling of the capital expenditure for the security forces for the upcoming fiscal year will significantly boost their capacity to curb crime, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said. The allocation has moved to $7.4 billion, from...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The Andrew Holness administration has signalled that the enactment of new legislation to fight crime, increasing the capacity of the Jama

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:13 AM

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...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:11 AM

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...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Business leaders across several industries have suggested that this year’s Budget should signal the Government’s commitment to growth-inducing strategies, low inflation, crime reduction, social intervention, and human-capital...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

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...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

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...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

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...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

The St Catherine South Police say they have detained a number of persons, one of whom may have had a hand in the beheading of a man in Central Village, where a curfew had been under way since last Saturday...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

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...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:22 AM

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...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:21 AM

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...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Major hotel brands in Israel have been expressing an interest in investing in Jamaica and are expected to visit the island next month, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has disclosed...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Members of the People’s National Party (PNP) in the St Thomas Municipal Corporation are bemoaning the shooting death of their colleague, Madge Morris, on Sunday...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:16 AM

After serving for almost 17 years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Alicia Blackstock McCormark is now praying for a miracle that she will one day be able to get back to regular service...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Members of the joint select committee hearing deliberations on Tuesday on the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2017, were unanimous in supporting veteran trade unionist Helene Davis-Whyte’s recommendation to give members of the essential...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 8:25 PM

Petrojam's general manager Winston Watson has hinted that it may be time to consider a review of the state entity's incentive payment policy. Watson made the assertion today as he faced questions from Opposition members of...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 2:56 PM

Petrojam's legal advisor has told a Parliamentary committee that resigned former managing director Floyd Grindley unilaterally dismissed human resource manager Rose Scott Heron two years ago. "He did not consult with me," Tamara...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:27 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Former Petrojam human resource manager Yolande Ramharrack received a gross separation payment that was nearly $4 million more than the figure disclosed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:27 AM

The Holness administration has signalled that it will press ahead with its compulsory acquisition of Venezuela’s stake in Petrojam, committing to put the funds in an escrow account in a bid to escape United States sanctions. Jamaica’s...

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