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Govt to be More Accountable for Spending Excess Tax Dollars

The government will have to account for how it spends excess tax dollars in a supplementary budget, going forward. That’s according to the IMF’s Mission...

No Great Gains from Changing Economic Growth Measurement Methods

Two business leaders say they don’t expect the government’s intention to change the way it measures economic growth, will make much of a difference. Finance...

Housing Sector ‘Impaired by Corruption’ – Chang

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr. Horace Chang, says the housing sector has been ‘impaired by corruption’....

MAJ President Supportive of Limited Prescription Responsibilities for Nurses

President of the Medical Association of Jamaica, MAJ, Dr. Clive Lai, says he supports nurse practitioners getting the right to write some prescriptions, but only under...

‘Dunce’ Lawyers Causing Backup in Court Proceedings

Some of the country’s lawyers are ‘dunces’ who can’t properly complete standard forms for their clients. That’s the conclusion from Member...

Two Companies Granted Full Cannabis Operating Licenses

The Cannabis Licensing Authority, CLA, has granted full operating licenses to two companies. The licensees are cannabis cultivation and extraction company...

Teachers’ Negotiation Update: JTA to Receive MOF Letter re Further Talks

The Jamaica Teachers Association, JTA, will receive a letter from the Ministry of Finance regarding further wage negotiations for the 2017-2019 period later today or...

Former PIOJ Boss, Colin Bullock has Died

Former Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, PIOJ, Collin Bullock has died. Mr. Bullock, who had been ailing for some time, died yesterday afternoon in...

Jamaica to Benefit from $970m Basic Needs Trust Fund Grant

Jamaica is set to benefit from an initial $970-million or USD$7.5-million in grant funding under the ninth cycle of the Caribbean Development Bank’s Basic Needs Trust...

One in Custody following Major Gun & Ammo Seizure

The police have taken one person into custody in connection with the seizure of 19-illegal guns and over 100 rounds of ammunition. The weapons were found at the Berth...