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Govt & Security Considering Post-SOE Crime-Fighting Strategies

The government and the security forces are already considering alternative crime-fighting strategies to be implemented following the end of the States of Public...

NIS Deductions to Increase April 2019

The government has announced an increase in the amount to be deducted from employees and employers for the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) as of April 1, 2019, with a...

Entrust PetroJam Forensic Probe to Auditor General, says Golding

PAC Chairman, Mark Golding, is recommending that the Auditor General be given oversight of the forensic audit to be conducted into the $5-billion of oil losses at...

Phillips Backs Paulwell Amid PetroJam Audit Backlash

A defiant Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, says Mr. Paulwell will not be removed from his portfolio responsibility of Opposition Spokesman on Mining and Energy. In...

States of Emergency Collapse after Opposition Withdraws Support

In a move that shocked the nation, the extensions of the States of Public Emergency across the island collapsed in the House of Representatives yesterday evening. This,...

Public Backlash Over Opposition’s Shutting Down of States of Emergency

The Opposition last evening sparked public outrage and ferocious backlash after taking a decision to not support the latest request for an extension of the States of...

Holness Blasts Opposition for Voting Down SOE

Prime Minister Holness, in closing the debate on the emergency powers resolutions hit back at the Opposition for acting in what he sees as an unbalanced manner. He says...

Police Federation Accepts Govt’s Wage Offer – Sources

Nationwide News understands that the Jamaica Police Federation has agreed to accept the government’s latest offer in their protracted wage negotiation talks....

Gov’t Shelves Plans for Vacuum Distillation Unit at Petrojam

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there’re plans to return the USD$100-million allocated for the Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU) project at Petrojam to the Finance...

‘Resignations are NOT Enough!’ – Munroe

Executive Director of the National Integrity Action, NIA, Professor Trevor Munroe says it’s unacceptable for public officials who breach the code of conduct to...