Stevian Simmonds

‘Capping Banking Fees Could Push Interest Rates Higher’, says CaPRI

Beware of a rebellion against oppressive banking fees! That was the warning from a man last night at the Caribbean Policy Research, CAPRI’s, Banking Fees debate at...

PNP Councillors Storm Out of KSAMC Sitting

Nearly half of the Opposition People’s National Party councillors walked out of a Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation meeting yesterday. This after...

Govt Spending Too Much on Public Sector Wages

Forty-five cents of every dollar the government spends goes to wages for public sector workers. That’s according to the International Monetary Fund, IMF’s...

Teachers Fuming Over Govt’s ‘Arrogance’, says Principal’s Association

The Jamaica Association of Principals and Vice-Principals says the teachers are more upset about what it calls the ‘arrogance’ of the government than the...

Dr. Keith Mitchell’s NNP Secures Landslide Election Victory

Grenada’s incumbent New National Party, NNP, scored a landslide general election victory yesterday at the polls. The party won all 15 seats in the country’s...

Opposition Wary of Switching to 4-Year Wage Negotiating Cycle

Opposition Spokesman on Labour, Horace Dalley, is chiding the government for seeking to change the wage negotiation cycle from two to four years. He says a document was...

Education Ministry Urging School Administrators NOT to Close Without Approval

The Education Ministry is urging administrators not to close school without its approval. The admonition comes as several school administrators are sending out messages...

Govt Making Teachers its Best Offer, says Morgan

Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Morgan, is hitting back at critics who say the government could pay teachers more if it cuts...

Ed Bartlett Cops Prize for World’s Top Tourism Minister

Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett has been awarded the World Tourism Minister of the Year by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association, PATWA. The award was presented...

Govt Pushes Back Timeline for Completion of CRH Renovations

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton says the new timeline to finish renovations at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St. James has been shifted to the last quarter of...