Category: Midday News

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License Plate Shortage Continues

Tax Administration Jamaica, TAJ, says it has yet to replenish its stock of motor vehicle license plates. Last week, TAJ indicated that the shortage was caused by...

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IMF Endorses Move by Gov’t to Buy Back PetroCaribe Debt

Story by Chevon Campbell and Kalilah Enriquez The International Monetary Fund, IMF is fully endorsing the move by the Jamaican government to buy back its PetroCaribe...

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Ja Complacent with Anaemic Growth – Dalley

Minister with responsibility for public service at the Ministry of Finance, Horace Dalley, says the country has gotten too complacent with anaemic growth. Minister...

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More Calls for GoJ to Divest Loss-making Public Sector Entities

There are more calls for the government to move quickly in divesting loss-making public sector entities. The call is coming from Deputy Chairmanof the Public Sector...

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Chung Against $4,000 Public Sector Hike

Chief Executive Officer for the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, Dennis Chung, is against giving public sector workers a $4,000 a month raise. Speaking with...

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Textbook Programme Funding Slashed by 65%

Spending on the government’s school textbook programme has been slashed by 65-percent over the past three years. Information Minister Senator Sandrea Falconer made...

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Fire Causes $75 million Damage at Mobay Shoes Market

A fire which started in the wee hours of this morning has destroyed a large section of the Shoes Market on South Street in Montego Bay, St. James. The St. James Fire...

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Holness Wants Nation’s Youth To Be More Productive

Opposition leader, Andrew Holness says he intends to establish two programmes to make the nation’s youth more productive, if he’s returned to office in the...

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WIGUT Launches Online Petition to Have IMF Relax Ja’s Loan Agreement

The West Indies Group of University Teachers, WIGUT, is petitioning the IMF to change some of the terms of Jamaica’s economic programme. The petition is aimed at...

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Holness Calls for Comprehensive Campaign to Privatise State Assets

Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, says the Jamaican public sector is in desperate need of a comprehensive, sustained campaign of privatisation. Responding to...