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Govt Outlines Bullish Legislative Agenda in 2018 Throne Speech

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, outlined several legislative changes that are coming to better tackle the country’s crime problem. The Governor General...

JCTU Signs New Four-Year Wage Deal with Gov’t

Minister Shaw has confirmed a Nationwide radio report today that the influential Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, JCTU, has inked a wage deal with the Government....

Security Forces to Outline New Crime Fighting Initiatives

National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says the Police and the Army will shortly outline operational initiatives which are intended to address violent crime....

How Much of Jackson’s Banking Bill is New?

Only about 50-percent of what’s provided for in the Amendment of the Banking Service Act already exists in current legislation and policies. However, the more...

Economy Grows 1.1% in Q4 2017

Jamaica’s economy is estimated to have grown by 1.1-percent for the October to December quarter of 2017. That’s according to the latest data provided by the...

Pandemonium at Spanish Town Courthouse as Police Foil Attempted Drive-By Shooting

There were scenes of pandemonium on Tuesday afternoon at the Spanish Town Courthouse in St. Catherine as an attempted drive-by shooting, led to the fatal shooting of one...

Executive & Judiciary to Hold Special Meeting on Friday

Nationwide News understands that a special meeting between representatives of the Executive and the Judicial arm of the state is to take place on Friday morning at 9:30....

Govt MPs Shoot Down Jackson’s Banking Fees Bill

Member of Parliament for Southern St Catherine, Fitz Jackson’s bill to tackle predatory banking fees has been blocked in the House of Representatives. A motion to...

Judges Stage Historic Summit, Disrupting Court Proceedings

In an extraordinary move, without precedent, judges across the island are citing what they say appears to be another instance of interference by the Legislative and...

Chuck Lambastes Judges for Disrupting Court Proceedings

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, is lambasting several of the country’s judges after court proceedings were disrupted. He’s chiding the judges for releasing...