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No Job Losses to Come from CDA-OCR Merger

The government is promising that there will be no reduction in staff when the merger of the Child Development Agency, CDA, and the Office of the Children’s...

Henry Promises 22,000 Minerals Sector Jobs in 3yrs

Transport and Mining Minister, Mike Henry, says the mineral sector is to generate some 22,000 jobs indirectly over the next two to three years. The Mining Minister says...

Possible Delays to the Start of NIDS Pilot Project

There could be a delay in the start of the pilot project for the National Identification System, NIDS. Acting Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime...

Contentious Clauses Led Opposition Senators to Vote Against NIDS Bill

The Opposition says two clauses maintained in the NIDS Bill caused its Senators to vote against the legislation in the Upper House last night. The PNP outlined its...

NIDS Bill Passes after 168 Amendments

The country is one step closer to having a National Identification System (NIDS). The Senate approved the contentious bill late last night, following a marathon 12-hour...

‘Fake Cops’ Rob Man of Money and Firearm

A man was robbed of his licensed firearm and over $1-million in St. Andrew on Saturday by men who were posing as policemen. Head of the police’s Corporate...

Police Federation Lambastes Govt for Sticking to Wage Offer

The Jamaica Police Federation is blasting the government for maintaining its initial offer in the ongoing wage negotiations for the 2017/2019 period. The government has...

Some Controversial NIDS Provisions set for Lengthy Delays

At least two of the more controversial provisions of the National Identification System (NIDS) won’t be implemented for several years. That’s according to...

Johnson-Smith Apologizes to Morris Again

Leader of Government business in the Senate, Kamina Johnson Smith has again apologized to Opposition Senator, Dr. Floyd Morris. The apology follows a meeting this...

‘Time for Deep PNP Introspection’ – Bunting

A former General Secretary of the People’s National Party, PNP, Peter Bunting, says the party needs to do deep introspection following its defeat in the fiercely...