Category: Midday News

‘Mr & Mrs Portland?’ Ann-Marie Vaz Seeking to Represent East Portland

Daryl and Ann Marie Vaz are seeking to become the first husband and wife team to collectively control an entire parish. Mrs. Vaz is currently off the island, but her...

New Climate Change Report Paints Dire Pictures

Dire predictions for Jamaica‚Äôs climate in the next 40 years. Jamaica’s State of Climate report 2015, commissioned by the Planning Institute of Jamaica, PIOJ, was...

Key Unions Breaking Ranks with JCTU on Signing New Govt Deals

The Union Of Schools’ Agricultural and Allied Workers, USAAW, is breaking ranks with the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, JCTU, and holding out from signing...

PSTOC Reporting Improved Efficiency with Minimal Job Cuts

The Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee, PSTOC is reporting early signs of greater efficiency in the public sector with minimal job losses. In a statement...

Chuck Explains Apparent 2% Cut in Justice Ministry Budget

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is seeking to explain the reduction in the budgetary allocation proposed for his Ministry. The Ministry’s budget has been cut by...

Govt Aiming to Increase Provision of NHT Houses

The government will be targeting improvements in the provision and quality of housing developments in this fiscal year. Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, announced...

Govt to Table Estimates of Expenditure Today

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw is to table in the House of Representatives today the estimates of expenditure for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. Minister Shaw is expected to...

Police Probing Incident in Which Gleaner Photographer was Pepper Sprayed

The Police High Command has directed the Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC) to investigate a video showing members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, in an...

Montague Cautiously Optimistic about 50% Drop in St James Murders

National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says while it’s encouraging, he’ll not make much of the recently reported 50-percent decline in murders in St....

Govt Still Committed to Universal Access to Healthcare

Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton says the Government is committed to working towards universal access to quality healthcare. Dr. Tufton says it’s important...