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‘Ebola Mistakes WILL be Made’ – Falconer

Information Minister, Senator Sandrea Falconer, says the government will make mistakes in handling cases of Ebola, if the virus were to come to Jamaica. Senator Falconer...

Reduce Fiscal Target – Hyman

Economist and member of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, EPOC, Ralston Hyman, is urging the government to seek a reduction in its fiscal surplus target from 7...

Western Isolation Center

Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson says discussions are underway with the Jamaica Fire Brigade and the Jamaica Defence Force for them to take charge of transporting...

ChikV Hasn’t Peaked!

The chikungunya outbreak sweeping across the Caribbean and Latin America is yet to peak, with projections for many more cases emerging well into the new year....

Smarter Card; Smarter Fraud

The Jamaican Urban Transit Company, JUTC says it has uncovered gross financial irregularities at the state owned entity. The irregularities involve the use of Smarter...

JET Wins Round1

The Jamaica Environment Trust, JET, has won the first round of its court battle with the government, over the administration’s refusal to accede to a request for...

Holness with Aljazeera

Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, says he has confidence in the capacity of local health care workers to deal with a case of Ebola in the country. However, he’s...

Ebola and Failed States

The head of the World Health Organization, WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan, says the Ebola epidemic threatens the very survival of societies and could lead to failed states. Dr....

IMF Downgrades Growth Projection

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has downgraded its 2014 growth projection for Jamaica in its latest World Economic Outlook report. According to the October report,...

Troupe in More Trouble

The embattled Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay and Councillor for the Granville Division in St. James, the PNP’s Michael Troupe, is in more trouble with the law....