Category: MA_National

Govt to Establish Independent Fiscal Council

The government is moving to establish a Fiscal Council that would be an independent public institution to promote sustainable public finances. Finance Minister, Dr....

‘MSMEs Suffering Under High Interest Rate Regime’ – BOJ Governor

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) says Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises, MSMEs, are particularly suffering from the high-interest rates being charged by commercial banks. BOJ...

Jamaica & USA Sign Improved ‘Open Skies policy’

Jamaica and the United States have agreed to greater improvements in air transport freedom between both countries. This as the two nations have signed an amended Air...

House Passes Child Diversion Bill

The Child Diversion Bill was approved in the House of Representatives yesterday. The Bill seeks to enable the implementation of child diversion measures in dealing with...

PAJ Calls for Resumption of Post-Cabinet Press Briefings

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) is calling for the government to resume, its post-Cabinet press briefings. In a statement this afternoon, PAJ President, Dionne...

CTOC Targeting ‘Fake Pharmaceuticals’

The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch, C-TOC, says it’s preparing to target sellers of counterfeit pharmaceuticals in Jamaica. The...

Jamaica Registers 5th Straight Fiscal Year of Growth

The Jamaican economy continues on a path of growth. Although weak, the positive GDP numbers marks five consecutive fiscal years of growth. According to the Planning...

‘Cut Red Tape Surrounding Small Business Compliance’ – Bunting

Opposition Spokesman on Industry, Investment and Competitiveness, Peter Bunting, is calling for less red tape in the process of small and micro businesses being deemed...

Police Charge 13 Westmoreland Gangsters

National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang, says 13 alleged gangsters have been charged in connection with various crimes committed in Westmoreland. Dr. Chang says the...

Tensions Rising over PNP Succession in NE St Elizabeth

Nationwide News understands that the secretariat of the Opposition PNP has called an emergency meeting to discuss rising tensions among comrades in the North East St....