Category: MA_Latest News

‘Don’t Scoff at Growth Numbers’, says PIOJ Director-General

Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, PIOJ, Dr. Wayne Henry, is urging Jamaicans not to dismiss the country’s current growth numbers. This, as the...

25% Increase in Mortgages Signals Housing Boom

The PIOJ says the total value of mortgages has significantly improved in the April to June quarter. The latest figures show an almost 25-percent increase in mortgages to...

Improvement in Jamaican Passes at CXC

There’s been an improvement in passes in Caribbean Examination Council, CXC, examinations in Jamaica this year. This was revealed today by Education Minister, Ruel...

Economy Posts Strongest Quarterly Growth in 2yrs

The Jamaican economy is projected to have grown by 1.8-percent for the April to June quarter of 2018. That’s based on the latest information from the Planning...

Holness Rebuffs Opposition ‘Pitiful’ Claim that Govt Lacks Crime Plan

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says a claim by the Opposition PNP that the government doesn’t have a plan to fight crime is pitiful, bad-minded and “very...

Prime Minister Stands Firm on Heroes Circle Redevelopment Plan

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government will not back down from its plan to redevelop the area around National Heroes Park in Central Kingston despite what he...

Changes Coming to Holness’ Cabinet

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has disclosed that he’s having consultations about changes he’ll be making to his Cabinet. Mr. Holness says apart from the...

Bunting Welcomes Probe into Granting of Firearm Licenses

Former Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, is welcoming any investigation into the granting of licenses at the Firearm Licensing Authority, FLA, under his...

Vandals Damaging Corporate Area Traffic Lights

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it suspects there’s a deliberate attempt to damage several traffic signals in the Corporate Area. In a statement this...

PM Commits to Protecting Investigative Journalism Under New Data Protection Laws

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will ensure that the investigative rights of the Jamaican media remain protected under the contentious Data Protection...