Category: MA_National

Hugh Graham

Former Dairy Board Boss Seeking Legal Redress following Dismissal

The former Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board, Hugh Graham, has retained legal counsel as he moves to seek redress for his dismissal. This...

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Young Clarendon Farmer Drowns During Flooding at Home

A 22-year-old farmer drowned last Wednesday after water flooded his home in Mason River, Clarendon. He’s been identified as Humphrey Brown. Mayor of May Pen,...

Mike Henry

Henry Rues Poor Planning of Infrastructure Projects

Transport Minister, Mike Henry, is bemoaning the lack of planning before embarking on major infrastructure projects. The Central Clarendon Member of Parliament made the...

Pearnel Charles Speaker

House Speaker Gave Ruling on How Samuda Would Address Grass Controversy

The Speaker of the House of Representative, Pearnel Charles, says he ruled last week that Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda make a statement in his personal capacity...

Desmond at Rain Presser

Conservative Estimates Put Minimum Rain Damage at $700-800m

At least $700-800-million. That’s the conservative estimate of infrastructure damage following heavy rains and flooding across the island over the past few days....

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Public Hospitals Back to Full Operation

The Ministry of Health says public hospitals across the island are back in full operation. This includes the Kingston Public Hospital, which was doing only emergency...

Holness Hurricane Briefed

PM Holness Returns Home Early to Tour Rain-Damaged Parishes

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, is scheduled to tour sections of the island today that have been affected by days of continuous rain. The Prime Minister returned to the...

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WEATHER UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning Remains

The Meteorological Service says a flash flood warning remains in effect for southern and northeastern parishes. It says the warning is in effect for the low-lying and...

Rain Generic

Jamaica Hit by ‘Unprecedented Rainfall’

The Head of the Meteorological Service, Evan Thompson, says the island has got an ‘unprecedented’ and ‘significant’ increase in rainfall in...

RAIN PRESS CONFERENCE

ODPEM Steps Up to Level 2 as Rains Lash Jamaica

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has been moved to Level Two as the government responds to flooding and damage caused by the heavy...