Category: Midday News

JEEP Phase 5 Rolls Out

Phase five of the the multi-million dollar Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme, JEEP, is now underway. Works under the programme began in late June and are set to be...

Guyana To Crack Down on Work Permits Issued to Foreigners

The Government in Guyana says it will be cracking down on the number of work permits issued to foreigners for jobs that Guyanese can do. The country’s Minister of...

JTA Delegates To Decide on Latest Wage Offer

The Jamaica Teachers Association says it will ask delegates at its annual conference in St. James, to decide whether they’ll accept the government’s...

‘Protect Brand Jamaica from Cuba’ – Robinson

Opposition Spokesperson on Tourism, Shahine Robinson, is renewing calls for the government to protect brand Jamaica in the face of increasing competition from Cuba....

Holness to Youth: ‘Hold Gov’t Accountable for Growth’

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, is calling on the youth to hold the government to account for the country’s growth agenda. Mr. Holness says no Government should...

History! US Flag Raised in Cuba

In a historic move this morning, the US flag was raised above its newly-reopened embassy in Havana, Cuba. The flag was raised by the same three US Marines who lowered it...

‘Stop Having Children You Cannot Afford!’

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is chastising parents who have children they cannot afford to keep. He’s urging Jamaicans to be more responsible. The Minister...

Bring SLB Rates Down to 5% – Johnson-Smith

Opposition Spokesperson on Education and Youth, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says interest rates at the Student Loan Bureau, SLB, should be reduced from 9 percent to...

NWC Reverses Late Fee Payment

The National Water Commission, NWC, says customers don’t have to pay the late fee on this month’s bill. The Office of Utilities Regulation, OUR, had not...

UK Authorities Blame J’can Courts for Holding Up Inquest

Authorities in Preston in the United Kingdom are blaming the Jamaican courts for holding up an inquest that was due to be held today. The Lancashire Evening Post...