Category: Evening News

‘CARICOM’s Pursuit of Economic Growth and Development has Failed’ – Golding

All member states of CARICOM feel the risks of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy, CSME, outweigh the promised benefits. That’s according to Former Prime...

Govt Fast-Tracking Establishment of New Customer Protection Agency

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw says the Government is fast-tracking the creation of a new consumer protection agency. The agency intends to – among other things...

Govt Allocates Funds for Buy-Back of Venezuela’s PetroJam Shares

The Ministry of Finance has allocated funds in the budget to buyback Venezuela’s 49-percent stake in the Petrojam oil refinery. They’ve set aside 35-billion...

Govt Commits to Maintaining 4-6% Inflation Rate

Nationwide News understands the Government has committed to maintaining the inflation rate to between 4 and 6 percent as part of the wage increase agreement it has inked...

Education Minister Condemns Murder of St Mary Three-Yr-Old

Education and Youth Minister, Senator Ruel Reid is condemning Wednesday night’s killing of 3-year- old Kelecia Matthews in Annotto Bay, St. Mary. The little girl was...

Govt Tables $774-Billion Budget for 2018/19 Fiscal Year

$774 billion! That’s the magic number for this year’s budget; what the government is planning to spend in the 2018/2019 fiscal year. It’s four percent...

Shaw Tables Budget to ‘Intensify Growth and Bring Down Crime’

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw says the budget he tabled in the House of Representatives this afternoon reflects the Government’s commitment to intensify the growth...

Govt Outlines Bullish Legislative Agenda in 2018 Throne Speech

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, outlined several legislative changes that are coming to better tackle the country’s crime problem. The Governor General...

JCTU Signs New Four-Year Wage Deal with Gov’t

Minister Shaw has confirmed a Nationwide radio report today that the influential Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, JCTU, has inked a wage deal with the Government....

Security Forces to Outline New Crime Fighting Initiatives

National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says the Police and the Army will shortly outline operational initiatives which are intended to address violent crime....