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Still No Board Report from Clark’s Town Primary following Assault on Schoolboy

Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, says he’s still awaiting a formal report from the board of the Clark’s Town Primary School in Trelawny, where a...

Brokers & Freight Forwarders Lament Chronic ASYCUDA Problems

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica, says there’s a chronic problem with the Jamaica Customs Agency’s Automated System for...

Holness Remains Bullish about 5-in-4 Growth Target

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he still believes the country can achieve the target of 5-percent economic growth in 4 years. The target was announced by the Economic...

Jamaican Birth Rate Declines in 2017

The Health Ministry says the number of babies being born has decreased by 22 percent between January and March 2017. The statistic comes from the Ministry’s latest...

Violence-Related Injuries Burdening Public Hospitals

Jamaica is spending almost $4-billion to treat violence-related injuries in public hospitals. That’s among the findings of the Cost of Care study done by the...

Chuck Welcomes Police Federation’s Court Challenge

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, is welcoming a court challenge from the Jamaica Police Federation over an amendment to the Jamaica Constabulary Force Act. Yesterday the...

Govt Reviewing 600 Outdated Laws

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says he’s reviewing about 600 laws with the aim of updating outdated fines. Outdated fines were brought into sharp focus in March...

Police Federation Issues 14-Day Ultimatum for ZOSO Amendment

The Police Federation has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Government to amend sections of the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) Act. In a letter dated November 9, to...

Contentious Clauses Led Opposition Senators to Vote Against NIDS Bill

The Opposition says two clauses maintained in the NIDS Bill caused its Senators to vote against the legislation in the Upper House last night. The PNP outlined its...

Caribbean Officials Descend on Kingston for High-Level IMF Meeting

More than 300 officials are expected in Jamaica for the sixth International Monetary Fund (IMF) High-Level Caribbean Forum which is slated for Thursday, November 16 at...