Category: MA_National

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Labour Minister Summons Restive BOJ Workers

Labour Minister, Shahine Robinson, has summoned employees of the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ and representatives of their union, the BITU, to a meeting on Monday. This, as she...

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Govt Surgeons Threatening Strike Action

Surgeons employed to the Ministry of Health are threatening to take industrial action starting next Wednesday. This after they say the Health Ministry has refused to...

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Senators Spar Over Govt Tax Package

Government and Opposition Senators today continued the war-of-words over the Holness-administration’s plan to implement phase two of its income tax break. This,...

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Govt Maintains Corned Beef Ban

The Jamaican government says the ban on corned beef imports from Brazil will remain in effect. This, despite Brazil calling for a review of what it says, is...

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Opposition Won’t Support New Crime Fighting Bill

The Opposition People’s National Party does not plan to support the new crime fighting legislation tabled by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in the House of...

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Protest Forces Bustamante Hospital to Take Only Emergency Cases

A protest at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, in St. Andrew, has resulted in the institution only responding to emergency cases for most Thursday. It’s...

Health Insurance

Sector Players Still Wary of GCT on Group Health

Some players in the health insurance sector are still uncomfortable with the GCT charge on group health insurance despite Finance Minister, Audley Shaw’s,...

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Education Regulations to be Revised to Outlaw Corporal Punishment

Education Minister, Ruel Reid, says education regulations will be revised to comply with the directive of Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, to outlaw corporal punishment...

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Opposition Storms Out of Budget Debate Finale

There was drama in the House of Representatives as the contentious 2017/18 budget debate climaxed this afternoon. The Opposition PNP walked out of the House as the...

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Shaw Launches Counter-Attack in Budget Closer

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, this afternoon counter-attacked the PNP for its assault on the government’s shift to indirect taxation. He says the PNP’s...