Category: MA_National

Trump’s Venezuela Executive Order Costs GOJ $12-billion

The government has had to step in to lend Petrojam $12-billion to pay for petroleum products on the world market, because of US President Donald Trump’s executive...

Opposition MPs Pepper Montague Over JCF Used Car Fiasco

National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says taxpayers money has in no way been put at risk by the bungled contract to provide two-hundred used-vehicles to the...

Govt Inks Deal with China for Constant Spring Rd Expansion

The government today signed a contract for a USD$19-million loan, or almost JMD$2.5-billion, for the Constant Spring Road improvement project in St. Andrew. The loan is...

Jamaica Receiving Lion’s Share of Chinese Infrastructure Development Projects

Jamaica has benefited the most, from the USD$1.5-billion the Government of China has set aside for infrastructure development projects in Caribbean countries....

Al-Faisal Placed on US Blacklist

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control today placed the controversial Jamaican Muslim cleric, Abdullah Al-Faisal, on the...

Get Uchence Gang Members to ‘Roll-Over’, says Ellington

Former Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington, says the next step for the police will be to get some members of the Uchence gang who were recently arrested, to turn on...

$12-million Collected in First Week of Amnesty Extension

Tax Administration Jamaica, TAJ, has collected $12-million after the first week of the extension of the Traffic Ticket Amnesty. That’s according to TAJ Director,...

Chinese Ambassador Confirms Funding of Montego Bay Bypass

China’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Niu Qingbao, has confirmed that the Montego Bay bypass in St James will be funded by the Government of China. The bypass is aimed at...

Bartlett Admits Overshooting Budget for UNWTO Conference

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, is admitting they went over budget for the UN World Tourism Organization conference in Montego Bay, St James last week. Some 1,400...

OPM Rejects Viral Video Account of Town Hall Exchange

The Office of the Prime Minister, OPM, is rejecting a video circulating on social media, using excerpts of Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s interaction with a young...