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Teachers Association Clashes with Govt over New Pension Scheme Requirement

The government and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA, may be on a collision course over a proposed reform to the Pensions Act. The reform would see teachers...

Hampton Board Chairman Apologizes to Education Minister

Chairman of the Board of Hampton High, Trevor Blake, has apologized to Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid. Mr. Blake is apologizing for his suggestion that he did not...

Chung Questions Govt’s Projections for Direct Taxation Revenue

The government is projecting to collect more money from direct taxes in the upcoming 2017-2018 fiscal year, than for 2016-2017. That’s according to Chief Executive...

DENTISTS WANTED!

Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, is lamenting a shortage of dental personnel in the country. Dr. Tufton was speaking last Thursday at the Jamaica Dental...

Chuck Bats for Preventative Detention

Numerous cycles of violence in Jamaica could’ve been avoided if preventative detention had been enforced long ago. That’s the view of Justice Minister,...

Policewoman Arrested After Shooting Constable Boyfriend

A woman constable of the Portmore Police is now in custody after allegedly shooting a male officer. It’s understood that both police officers were intimately...

Accused Serial Rapist Arrested after 2yrs On the Run

A man who’s been on the run for almost two years has been arrested and charged with three counts of rape. The police have identified him as 37-year-old Renaldo...

Contractor General to Table Report into Activities at Hanover Parish Council

The report by the Office of the Contractor General following investigations into Ian Hayles’ West Hanover constituency and the Hanover Parish Council has been...

Medical Expert Testifies at #DeathSquadTrial

A cardiothoracic surgeon, Joseph Blidgen, who gave evidence today in the first of the so-called ‘death squad’ murder trials says the main prosecution witness...

Holness Breaks Ground for Informatics Park

The government says it’s made the Business Process Outsourcing, BPO industry, a priority area in job creation. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says call centers are...