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Phillips Rejects Opposition Criticism

Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips is rejecting criticism from the Opposition that the Government has sacrificed the interest of the people in order to bow to the demands of the International Monetary Fund, IMF.

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness and his Spokesman on Finance, Audley Shaw have leveled the criticism at the...Read More »


"Shameful, False & Bare-faced!" - Shaw

Shameful, false and barefaced!

That’s how Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Audley Shaw, is describing Prime Minister and People’s National Party President, Portia Simpson Miller, argument that Jamaica is presently in an economic bind because of “four missing years” of the former JLP administration.

The Opposition Spokesman on Finance was speaking at a...Read More »


Piling on International Pressure

The noted American civil rights lawyer who’s joined the legal team representing the family of Mario Deane says more international pressure will soon come on Jamaica, to ensure justice is served.

Jasmine Rand made the comment at a press briefing this afternoon at the Duke Street office of attorney-at-law, Bert...Read More »


'School Boy' Trial

Nationwide News understands that prosecutors in the United States have turned over to defense attorneys evidence they have against convicted former Jamaican policeman, Errol Richards, more popularly known as ‘School Boy Richie’.

Richards, who was once feared on the streets of downtown Kingston, received widespread public attention in 1996 when he...Read More »


Environmental Alert!

The National Environment and Planning Agency, NEPA, says it’s investigating three separate incidents of contamination in the Corporate Area and St. Thomas.

They include a chlorine leak in St Thomas, an oil spill in Kingston Harbour, and a mysterious substance in Hunt’s Bay.

A statement from the police Corporate Communications Unit late...Read More »


16 to Dump Shift System

The Ministry of Education says its eliminating the dual shift system from 16 schools during the course of the new school year.

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites will be announcing the plans in his back-to-school broadcast to be aired on Sunday August 31.

Minister Thwaites says the Ministry has identified three ways of...Read More »


More Chik-V

The Ministry of Health has confirmed four additional cases of Chikungunya bringing the total number of confirmed cases for the country to twenty-one (21).

The Health Ministry says of this number eighteen (18) are from local transmission, two (2) imported and one (1) considered cryptic due the uncertainty of whether...Read More »


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