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Tax Revenues 4% Ahead of Estimates

Jamaica’s tax revenues are 4-percent ahead of estimates for the first four months of the current fiscal year. That’s according to Finance Minister Dr. Nigel...

PAAC Highlights Contracts Breaches at NESOL

The current management of the National Energy Solutions Limited, NESOL, says what took place under it’s former Managing Director, Carolyn Warren, isn’t...

Sewell Defends Stewardship of Permanent Secretaries amid PAAC Criticism

Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Audrey Sewell, gave a strident defense of the role of Permanent Secretaries in the oversight of public bodies...

Govt Establishing Multi-Agency ‘Situation Room’ to Manage Corporate Area Traffic

The Government says a multi-agency situation room will be established to improve communication with the public in response to daily traffic pile ups being experienced by...

Nurses Agree Wage Increase& Benefits Package with Govt

The Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has agreed to a 16-percent wage increase for its members. The NAJ signed the agreement for the 2017 to 2021 wage and...

Brace for Heavy Rains Associated with TS Isaac

Jamaicans are being told to brace for heavy rains and strong winds on the weekend into Monday. This as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches the Caribbean. Duty forecaster at...

EVACUATE NOW! JDF Warns Fisher-Folk to Leave Pedro Cays

The Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard is warning fisher-folk occupying the Pedro Cays to evacuate and proceed to the mainland as soon as possible. In a statement to the...

2018 Road Fatalities Surpass 2017 Total

Eight deaths in the last 24 hours on the nation’s roads have pushed the traffic fatalities so far this year above the total number of road fatalities recorded last...

Health Minister Points to Public Support for Tax on Sugary Drinks

Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says there seems to be significant public support for a tax on sugary beverages. Dr. Tufton says a recent survey conducted by...

Met Office Tracking Four Storm Systems

The Met Office says it’s tracking the developments of four systems to include Hurricanes Florence and Isaac. Weather Branch Head at the Meteorological Service,...