Category: MA_Latest News

FX Market Interventions Cost USD$2.5-billion in 5yrs

Jamaica’s interventions in the foreign exchange market have cost the country USD$2.5-billion or JMD$320-billion over the past five years. The figure was revealed...

Foreign Minister Rejects Call to Withdraw from Narco Treaties in Favour of Ganja Trade

Foreign Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, is rejecting as misguided and unfeasible a call by Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Mark Golding, for Jamaica to withdraw...

Jamaica Making Progress in Negotiation of Buyback of PetroJam Shares

The Holness administration says it has made progress in talks with Venezuela to buy back that country’s 49-percent stake in the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam....

Referendum Rejections May Force Others to Reconsider CCJ Positions – Golding

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, says the recent referenda in two CARICOM countries to reject the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their final appellate court...

‘Appoint Sci-Tech-Energy Minister Now!’, says Opposition

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to appoint a Minister to head the Science, Energy and Technology...

Grange Condemns Recent Murders of Women & Children

Gender Affairs Minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has condemned the recent spate of murders of women and children. Speaking in the House of Representatives...

Corporate Area Road Works Wreak $81m in Damage to Flow Infrastructure

Telecommunications giant, Flow, says estimates of the damage to its infrastructure by the ongoing road work in sections of the Corporate Area are more than $81-million....

Is PetroJam Owed US$3million?

Opposition Spokesman on Energy, Phillip Paulwell, is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to inform the country whether the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, is at...

Tropical Wave Dumps Heavy Showers on Corporate Area

The Meteorological Service says the heavy rainfall experienced in sections of the Corporate Area this afternoon is due to a Tropical Wave across the island. It says the...

Prime Minister Insistent on Maintaining Ban on Corporal Punishment

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is committed to ensuring corporal punishment remains banned in schools. He says this is part of their effort to promote...