Category: MA_National

INDECOM Boss Optimistic about Privy Council Ruling on Powers of Arrest

The Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, says Parliament could benefit from a Privy Council ruling on the entity’s powers to arrest and prosecute...

Oil & Gas Survey Half Complete

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) says a 3D seismic survey for oil and gas off Jamaica’s shores is over 45-percent complete. The survey is being...

Mining Minister Invites Opposition to Discuss US Sanctions on Russians

Mining Minister, Robert Montague, says he’s invited the opposition to discuss possible implications which sanctions on Russian companies may have on the local...

Mixed Feedback from Jr Doctors at CRH following Relocation

Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association, JMDA, President, Elon Thomspon, says there’s mixed feedback from junior doctors about the re-location of services which...

Brace for Rain & Thunderstorms

The Meteorological Service says Jamaicans should brace for increased rainfall and thunderstorms beginning this afternoon into the weekend. Western and Central parishes...

IMF Names Jamaica a ‘Trailblazer in Gender Participation in the Workforce’

As part of it’s Article 4 Consultation earlier this week, the IMF praised Jamaica for having one of the smallest gender gaps in its labour force. The IMF hailed...

Education Minister Blames All-Age System for Lack of Secondary Certification

Sixty-seven percent of Jamaica’s workforce doesn’t have secondary certification. That’s according to Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid. He says the...

New Study Paints Picture of Chronic Illiteracy in Correctional Facilities

Seventy-percent of inmates in adult correctional facilities are illiterate at the point of entry. That’s according to a study conducted by the Department of...

Cuba at a Crossroads: Major Decisions for Diaz-Canel

Political Scientist and UWI Professor, Rupert Lewis, says Cuba’s incoming President, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez, faces a major decision about the direction...

PM Holness Accepts UK PM’s Windrush Apology

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica accepts an apology from British Prime Minister, Theresa May, for the unjust treatment of Caribbean nationals who were...