Category: MA_National

Economy Posts Strongest Quarterly Growth in 2yrs

The Jamaican economy is projected to have grown by 1.8-percent for the April to June quarter of 2018. That’s based on the latest information from the Planning...

Holness Rebuffs Opposition ‘Pitiful’ Claim that Govt Lacks Crime Plan

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says a claim by the Opposition PNP that the government doesn’t have a plan to fight crime is pitiful, bad-minded and “very...

Prime Minister Stands Firm on Heroes Circle Redevelopment Plan

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government will not back down from its plan to redevelop the area around National Heroes Park in Central Kingston despite what he...

Changes Coming to Holness’ Cabinet

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has disclosed that he’s having consultations about changes he’ll be making to his Cabinet. Mr. Holness says apart from the...

Bunting Welcomes Probe into Granting of Firearm Licenses

Former Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, is welcoming any investigation into the granting of licenses at the Firearm Licensing Authority, FLA, under his...

Vandals Damaging Corporate Area Traffic Lights

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it suspects there’s a deliberate attempt to damage several traffic signals in the Corporate Area. In a statement this...

PM Commits to Protecting Investigative Journalism Under New Data Protection Laws

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will ensure that the investigative rights of the Jamaican media remain protected under the contentious Data Protection...

PM Reiterates ‘No Child Left Behind’ Policy

Prime Minister Holness is vowing that the Government of Jamaica will take action against any public school which sends home students because they cannot afford to pay...

Transport Authority Dismisses Claims to ‘Sitting Charges’ in Taxis

The Transport Authority is dismissing a claim being made by at least one taxi association that its members have the right to charge passengers for merely sitting in...

Bunting Rubbishes Montague’s Explanation about Controversial Firearm Approval

Central Manchester MP, Peter Bunting, is rubbishing the explanation offered by former National Security Minister, Robert Montague, for approving a firearm license which...