Category: MA_Latest News

World Bank Rep Dismisses Devaluation Skepticism

The World Bank’s Country Manager, Galina Sotirova, has dismissed claims that the continuing depreciation of the Jamaican dollar is doing more harm than good to the...

Jamaica Falls in HDI Ranking

Jamaica’s ranking on the United Nations Human Development Index, HDI, has fallen by three places, to 99 out of 188 countries. The index assesses the long-term...

David Smith Fights to Block House Confiscation

Convicted former Olint boss, David Smith, has applied to the Supreme Court in the Turks and Caicos Islands for a USD$20-million confiscation order against him to be...

Chuck Dismisses Panton’s Criticisms

Opposition Spokesman on Justice, Delroy Chuck, is refuting a suggestion by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Seymour Panton, that many of those who are...

‘Comrades for Change’ Heap More Trouble on Hayles

More trouble is brewing in the Western Hanover PNP constituency organization represented by MP Ian Hayles. A group comprising 15 Councillors, former Councillors,...

Ombudsman to Speak with Vaz

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says she intends to speak with Central Westmoreland MP, Dwayne Vaz, before determining if any action will be necessary...

Kingston Declared Creative City by UNESCO

The Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, has announced that her city has been declared a Creative City by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...

Senate Suspends Debate of DNA Bill

Debate on the DNA Evidence Bill was suspended in the Upper House today after concerns were raised by Opposition Senator Marlene Malahoo-Forte, over what appears to be a...

EPOC Welcomes Q3 Growth

Co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, EPOC, Richard Byles, says the economy grew by 1.5-percent in the third quarter of this year, relative to the...

Dalley to form Health Sector Transformation Task Force

Health Minister, Horace Dalley says he’ll be establishing a Health Sector Transformation task force to advise him on how to proceed with the no-user fee policy at...