Category: MA_National

Civil Servants Threaten Protests Next Week

The Acting President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association, JCSA, Robert Chung, says travelling officers are prepared to take to the streets next Monday, to press the...

Inflation hits 40-year Low

Jamaica‚Äôs inflation rate fell to a 40-year low of 1.8-per cent at the end of the September quarter. That’s according to the latest Quarterly Monetary Policy...

‘We Wah We Retro!” – Civil Servants Restive

Civil servants this morning protested outside the offices of the Ministry of Finance at Heroes Circle in Central Kingston, demanding the payment of their retroactive...

IMF Won’t Dabble in Politics

The IMF’s Resident Representative to Jamaica, Dr. Bert Van Selm, is reiterating that the multilateral has no intention of getting involved in the country’s...

Phillips Baffled by Opposition Cynicism

Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, says he continues to be baffled by the criticism being leveled by the Opposition JLP towards the decision of the IMF to lower the...

Paulwell Loose on Energy Prices

Energy Minister, Phillip Paulwell, is claiming that the policies of the PNP administration have led to the significant reduction in electricity costs being enjoyed by...

OCG Probes Heroes Circle Wall Contract

Nationwide News understands that the Office of the Contractor General, OCG, has launched a formal investigation into the multi-million dollar contract awarded to a...

DNA Bill Passed with Bi-Partisan Support

The highly touted DNA bill was passed this afternoon in the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The bill proposes to empower police personnel to obtain...

EU Gives Jamaica $2.3bn grant

The Jamaica government today received a $2.3-billion grant from the European Union, the EU. Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller says $1-billion will be used for debt...

New WRHA Boss Calls for Overhaul

Newly appointed Chairman of the Board of the Western Regional Health Authority and hotelier, Tony Hart, says the entire management structure of the WRHA must change. He...