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JAS Investigating Reports of Re-Emergence of Beet Armyworm in Manchester

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, JAS, Norman Grant, says a team will visit New Forrest in Manchester to assess reports of a re-emergence of the beet...

Shaw Calls on Multilaterals to Provide Grant Support to Hurricane-Battered Nations

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, is calling on multilateral agencies to provide a combination of grant funding and concessional loans to help Caribbean islands severely...

Integrated Resource Plan Promises Cheaper Energy

Energy Minister, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, says the government’s soon to be launched Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) will help develop the country’s energy industry...

PNP Mourns Passing of Stalwart; Marjorie Taylor

President of the People’s National Party, PNP, Dr. Peter Phillips is describing, Marjorie Taylor who has passed as a party stalwart. The former PNP MP died over...

JUTC Overstaffing Proves Public Sector Cuts Possible – IMF

The IMF’s Mission Chief to Jamaica, Dr Uma Ramakrishnan, says the overstaffing at the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company is proof that the government can make...

Former JUTC Boss Questions Overstaffing Claims

A former Managing Director of the JUTC, Colin Campbell, is questioning how the bus company can be overstaffed when, according to him, it’s revenue is declining....

Samuda Calls on Phillips to Account for Rise in Poverty

Government Senator, Matthew Samuda, says Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, should account to the country for the rise in poverty. The 2015 Survey of Living...

Help Coming for Hurricane-Ravaged C’bean Nations – IMF/World Bank

Caribbean countries devastated by this year’s hurricanes may get some level of debt relief. Both the IMF and World Bank leaders say they’ll do everything they...

Prime Minister Urges MOCA Probe into Suspicious HAJ Activities

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has instructed the current leadership of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to ask the Major Organized Crime and Anti Corruption...

Bloated JUTC Continues to Strain Taxpayers

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, is overstaffed by nearly 500 people. This was revealed at yesterday’s sitting of Parliament’s Public Administration...