Category: MA_National

Several Health Facilities Across the Island to be Renovated – Ferguson

The public will soon benefit from the renovation of several health facilities across the island and the construction of an additional two secondary centres. In his...

Contractor General Widens Investigation of Nepotism in Hanover Parish Council

Nationwide News understands that the Office of the Contractor General, OCG, has widened its investigations into the awarding of contracts at the Hanover Parish Council....

Hanna: Crimes Against Children Hard to Investigate; J’cans Refusing to Say What They Know

Youth Minister, Lisa Hanna, says police investigations of several heinous crimes against the nation’s children are being frustrated because community members are...

Gov’t Missed IMF Target; Shaw Questions 2015/16 Budget Credibility

Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Audley Shaw, is questioning the credibility of the 2015-2016 fiscal budget, in light of revelation that the government missed several...

Finance Ministry, Public Sector Unions to Hold More Wage Talks

The Finance Ministry says it will continue a series of high-level meetings later this week with the Jamaica Teachers Association, JTA. It says other union meetings have...

Jamaica Misses IMF Target; Request Waiver to keep Programme on Track

Jamaica may have to request its first waiver under the current IMF programme after missing the 121 billion dollar primary surplus target set by the Fund. That’s...

Police Federation Likely to Convene Delegates Meeting Over Wage Negotiations

The Police Federation is likely to convene an all island delegates meeting this week to determine what action to take, after the Government failed to meet...

Gov’t Moves to Prevent Health Sector Shutdown; Delays Shift System Implementation

The Government has moved to avert a potential lock down of the island’s public health system by delaying plans to implement the controversial shift system for...

To Fix Health Sector Woes, Gov’t Should Double GDP Spending on Health – MAJ

The Medical Association of Jamaica says the current GDP spending on health care should be doubled to address several deficiencies plaguing the sector. The recommendation...

NEPA: More Deadly Substances Released by Riverton Fire Than Previoulsy Detected

The National Environment Planning Agency, NEPA, has concluded that when the impact on air quality and the reach of the latest fire at the Riverton City dump are...