Category: MA_Latest News

Govt & Manufacturers Butt Head Over Re-Imposition of Granulated Sugar Tax

The government will soon re-impose duties on granulated sugar imported for manufacturing under a new rebate regime as a means to tackle the illegal leakage of the...

81% of Primary Schools Ready for PEP

Eighty-one percent of Primary and Preparatory Schools across the island are ready to administer the first sitting of the new school leaving examination, the Primary Exit...

Clarke Refutes Police Federation Claims of Breakdown in Communication Over Wage Talks

Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, is refuting claims by the Jamaica Police Federation, that he has closed the doors on negotiations for the 2017-2019 contract period...

Police Increasing Presence in East Kingston as Rival Gangs Spar

More police personnel are to be deployed in the troubled East Kingston division in response to gang conflict and sporadic gunfire in the area over the weekend. Head of...

Police Federation Demands Govt Resume Wage Negotiations This Week

The Jamaica Police Federation is demanding that the government resume the wage talks for the 2017-2019 contract period by this Friday. In a statement this afternoon, the...

Motorists Welcome Increased Corporate Area Police Presence

Motorists are welcoming the increased police presence on the roads of the Corporate Area this morning. As schools opened for the first day this morning, many had feared...

Corporate Area Road Improvements Costing JUTC Millions

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says extensive roadworks across the Corporate Area are costing it millions of dollars. The state-owned bus company says...

Vandals Continue to Wreak Havoc on Flow Infrastructure

Telecommunications company, FLOW is raising concerns about the continued theft and vandalism of its cables and other equipment in St. Catherine. In the most recent...

Major Changes Mark Start of New School Year

Some 1,000 public schools are opening their doors to almost half-a-million students and teachers this morning for the start of the new school year. Several changes are...

Police Commissioner Wants 2019 SOE Extension

Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, says he would like the States of Public Emergencies in St. James and the St. Catherine North police division be...