Category: Midday News

Bitter Sugar Cess Row

The founder and Executive Chairman of the Lasco Group of Companies, Lascelles Chin last evening clashed with the Chairman of Jamaica Cane Products Sales, Ambassador...

‘Gov’t Can Afford It!’ – WIGUT Study

A study commissioned by the West Indies Group of University Teachers, WIGUT, the union that represents staff at the UWI, says the government can afford to give all...

UTech Unions Not Intimidated

President of the UTech Administrative Staff Association, Denise Haldane says a letter from Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites warning the staff groups against continued...

2000 Ganja Records Expunged

Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding says nearly 2,000 people who were convicted for certain ganja related offenses, have had their criminal records erased. Parliament...

‘We won’t Pay it!’ – Private Sector Opposed to Cess

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica and the Manufacturers Association, say they will not pay the cess that is to be imposed on imported refined sugar. The...

Agriculture PS Robbed

Nationwide News understands that the Police are intensifying investigations into the circumstances in which the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and...

Mother of Alleged ‘Rogue’ Cop Demands New Investigation

The mother of the slain police constable is demanding a new investigation. Leonora Thomas says she does not believe her son was a robber. She says she has information...

Tufton to Contest West Central St. Catherine

Nationwide News understands that Dr. Christopher Tufton, is to announce his candidacy, in coming weeks, for the constituency of West Central St. Catherine. The...

No Information on Whether J’cans are Dead/Injured in Nepal’s Earthquake

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says its received no word on whether any Jamaican has died or been injured in the earthquake in Nepal. The latest death toll stands at...

Malahoo Forte Renews Call for Indepent Chick-V Assessment

Opposition Spokesperson for Health, Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte, is renewing her call for the Government to have the Pan American Health Organisation, PAHO, lead the...