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Mining of Bauxite at ALPART Yet to Resume :: Paulwell

Mining Minister, Phillip Paulwell, says the physical mining of bauxite at ALPART’s  alumina/bauxite plant in Nain, St. Elizabeth has not yet started.

Minister Paulwell now says mining will begin next month.

In late December, Minister Paulwell announced that mining operations at the Alpart was to resume last month.

He says Russian aluminum company,...Read More »


Phillips Believes Growth is Returning to the Economy

Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, believes the local economy has started to dig itself out of the recession it slipped into over the last two quarters of last year.

The Planning Institute of Jamaica revealed this week that there was a 0-point-3 percent contraction in the economy in the December quarter...Read More »


Inflation Below 5% - Wynter

Bank of Jamaica Governor, Brian Wynter, says inflation for the current fiscal year — which ends in March — will be less than 5 percent.

The Governor made the disclosure at the Central Bank’s quarterly monetary briefing in downtown Kingston this morning.


NCB Banks Fees Increases

National Commercial bank customers should brace for higher fees as the institution intends to raise the cost of several ‘in branch’ services.

This as NCB attempts to encourage e-transactions over physical visits to the bank.

The new charges are expected to take effect on March 16.

Some of the new fees include, an...Read More »


Health Sector Collapsing

Abka Fitz-Henley & Jevon Minto: Pressure is mounting on Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson and the Simpson Miller administration, to take decisive action to rescue what experts say is Jamaica’s crumbling public health service.

Head of the Jamaica Medical Doctor Association, Dr. Alfred Dawes, says the sector will collapse with the...Read More »


Senior Cop's Visa Revoked

Nationwide News understands that the United States government has revoked a visa issued to a senior member of the Police High Command implicated in the Independent Commission on Investigation’s, INDECOM’s death squad probe.

Our law enforcement sources say Jamaica’s international partners have also intercepted damning communication implicating the senior policeman.

He was...Read More »


Simpson-Miller Off to Heads of Govt Meeting

Caricom heads of government are now meeting in the Bahamas, at the 26th inter-sessional meeting of regional leaders.

The meeting, which ends tomorrow, will see discussion on several topics including reparations for native genocide and slavery, a regional marijuana commission, emoluments and proposed pension rules for judges of the Caribbean Court...Read More »


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