Category: Midday News

Peter Champagnie

Leading Attorney Wary of Special Operations Zones Bill

One of the country’s leading defense attorneys, Peter Champagnie, is urging Parliament to be careful in its review of the Zones of Special Operations Bill. Mr....

Ministry -- Labour

Labour Ministry Admits CHEC Doesn’t Pay Industry Agreed Rates

The Ministry of Labour has confirmed that China Harbour Engineering Company, CHEC, does not pay workers based on rates agreed by the Joint Industrial Council for the...

minimum wage

UCASE Seeking 10-15% Rise in Minimum Wage

The Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees, UCASE, is requesting an increase for minimum wage earners ranging from 10 to 15 percent. It’s...

Resignation Letter

Two Losing Candidates Walk Away from Constituencies

Two candidates who lost in the February 2016 General Election have resigned as caretakers for their respective constituencies. They’re the PNP’s Richard...

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OCG Chided for Delinquent Reporting to Parliament

Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, is being sharply criticized for failing to submit reports to Parliament for his office for two years. The failure of the Contractor...

KPH

Gun Violence Costing KPH $400k per Day

Gunshot victims are costing the Kingston Public Hospital an estimated $400,000 per day. This was revealed by resident doctor at the facility, Dr. Ann Jackson-Gibson. She...

Holness-Finger

‘Poverty is NO Excuse for Crime!’ – PM Holness

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says poverty and economic hardship are not excuses for crime. He was speaking at the reopening of the Alpart Alumina refinery in St....

mike-henry

Minerals Policy Almost Ready for Cabinet Submission

Work on a national minerals policy is almost complete. Transport and Mining Minister, Mike Henry, says a submission is to be made to cabinet afterward. Mr. Henry says...

women prison

Anthropologist Lifts Lid on Role of Women in Crime

With gang violence being cited as the main contributor to the country’s alarming murder rate, a local anthropologist is claiming women are often planners and...

Reverend Sean Major-Campbell

Clergyman Urges Parliament to Ignore Religion in Crafting Legislation

A member of the clergy is urging the Parliament to not be constrained by the views of religious organisations in making laws. Reverend Sean Major-Campbell says Jamaica...