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Finance Minister Defends Holness-Administration’s Social Spending Increases

Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, says the almost 50-per cent increase in social spending by the government required deliberate action on the part of the Holness...

Thwaites Challenges Finance Minister on Social Spending Claims

Former Education Minister, Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says an increase in the school feeding programme was not contingent on the special consumption tax on petrol as...

JUTC Rejects Opposition Claims about St Ann Bus Accident

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, is rejecting suggestions that one of its buses which was involved in an accident during a staff outing to Trelawny was...

Trade Deficit Widens by 12%

Jamaica’s international trade deficit has worsened by 12 percent for the current 2018 review period. This, as spending on imports has increased at a faster pace than...

Opposition Questions Central Bank Interventions in FX Market

The Opposition Peoples National Party, PNP, is calling for the Bank of Jamaica to give a clear account of it’s interventions in the foreign exchange market. This,...

Opposition Concerned about ‘Unprecedented’ Petroleum Price Increases

Opposition Spokesman on Energy, Phillip Paulwell says he’s concerned about the announcement by PetroJam of the record-breaking increases on petroleum products a...

PAAC Descends into Chaos Over Hiring of ‘Labourites’ at Tourism Ministry

Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee, PAAC, descended into chaos this afternoon after questions were raised regarding the employment of...

EPOC Co-Chair Welcomes Proposed Fiscal Council

EPOC Co-Chair, Keith Duncan, is welcoming the proposed establishment of a Fiscal Council to replace it at the expiration of the current IMF programme. The Fiscal Council...

Little Bay Owners Desperate to Dispose of Land

The owner of 867 acres of land in Little Bay, Westmorland, is eager to dispose of the property, which has been the centre of a decades-old land dispute. The property is...

Alberto is First Named Storm of Atlantic Season

Despite still being a little under a week away from the beginning of the Hurricane Season on June 1, the Atlantic basin has its first named storm of the season. The...