William Mitchell

Jamaica’s China Debt to be Cleared in a Decade

Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, says 90-percent of the debt Jamaica owes to the government of China through the Asian country’s EXIM bank will be repaid in the...

UWI Considering Going Public

In a bid to generate its own funds, The University of the West Indies, UWI, says it’s looking at launching an initial public offering, IPO. Vice Chancellor of the...

Unions Intervene to Halt Flow Redundancy Exercise

On November 1 an estimated 128 positions at FLOW were to be made redundant. However, following the intervention of several local unions, the redundancy exercise was...

$3bn Discrepancy in Govt’s Street Light Debt to JPS

There’s a $3-billion discrepancy in what the Government says it will pay the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for street light arrears and what the company...

‘Get Used to Positive & Stable Economy’ – Duncan

Co-chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, Keith Duncan, says Jamaicans should get used to having a stable and positive economy. Mr. Duncan says with the...

Jamaica Hits IMF Inflation Target

Inflation for the past twelve months has increased to 4.3 per cent. This puts it in line with targets of the Bank of Jamaica and International Monetary Fund, IMF....

Education Ministry Mulls Review of School Cellphone Policy

Education and Information Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, says the government is considering relaxing restrictions on the use of mobile phones in schools. Minister Reid...

Al-Faisal Trial Hits Another Snag

The reputed Jamaican-born Muslim Cleric, Sheikh Abdullah Al Faisal, has had his hearing for an application to quash his extradition to the United States delayed again....

Bunting Brands FLA Boss as ‘Alarmist’

The CEO of the Firearm Licensing Authority, Shane Dalling, is being accused of being ‘alarmist’ for his handling of a number of investigations undertaken...

FLA Employee Enters Vault; Returns Gun to Owner After Seizure

An employee of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) was found to have entered the vault at the gun control authority and returned a firearm to a permit holder after the...