Category: MA_National

Shaw Reverses Decision to Tax Granulated Sugar

The Jamaica Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association, JMEA, says Agriculture Minister, Audley Shaw, has reversed a decision he announced to re-impose...

PAAC Has More Questions for Former NESOL Boss

Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) is insisting that former Managing Director of National Energy Solutions Limited, Carolyn...

NWC Eases Corporate Area Water Restrictions

National Water Commission (NWC) Regional Manager for Kingston and St Andrew, Dr Phillipa Campbell-Francis, says the supply of water has resumed in sections of the...

SDA Church Urges Murder-Accused Deacon to Turn Himself In

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is this afternoon urging 59-year-old clergyman and murder suspect, Linton Stephenson, to turn himself in to the police....

Messado Fraud Cases Headed to Case Management

Approximately a dozen fraud cases against prominent real estate lawyer, Jennifer Messado, are to be sent to case management hearings. That decision was made when Messado...

Govt & Manufacturers Butt Head Over Re-Imposition of Granulated Sugar Tax

The government will soon re-impose duties on granulated sugar imported for manufacturing under a new rebate regime as a means to tackle the illegal leakage of the...

81% of Primary Schools Ready for PEP

Eighty-one percent of Primary and Preparatory Schools across the island are ready to administer the first sitting of the new school leaving examination, the Primary Exit...

Clarke Refutes Police Federation Claims of Breakdown in Communication Over Wage Talks

Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, is refuting claims by the Jamaica Police Federation, that he has closed the doors on negotiations for the 2017-2019 contract period...

Police Increasing Presence in East Kingston as Rival Gangs Spar

More police personnel are to be deployed in the troubled East Kingston division in response to gang conflict and sporadic gunfire in the area over the weekend. Head of...

Police Federation Demands Govt Resume Wage Negotiations This Week

The Jamaica Police Federation is demanding that the government resume the wage talks for the 2017-2019 contract period by this Friday. In a statement this afternoon, the...