Category: Midday News

Economy Registers 1.4% Q1 Growth

The Jamaican economy grew by 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018 when compared to the similar quarter of 2017. The Statistical Institute of Jamaica, STATIN,...

Legislation Coming to Facilitate CARICOM Free Movement

Legislation will be in place by the end of this year in all CARICOM states to facilitate the free movement of ten categories of workers throughout the region....

CDEMA Exploring New Funding Sources, Given CARICOM Inconsistency

Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson, says the entity is exploring new funding mechanisms, apart from...

CARICOM Establishing Systems to Expedite CSME Rollout, says Holness

Prime Minister Holness says further dialogue will be had to speedily implement the Caribbean Single Market and Economy, CSME. He had previously given the leaders a...

‘Golding Commission Recommendations Need More Time’- Gonsalves

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, says some of the recommendations of the Bruce Golding-led CARICOM Commission are not achievable in...

Jamaica Signs Three New CARICOM Agreements

The Government of Jamaica is now signatory to three additional CARICOM agreements. Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning signed the instruments at the Montego Bay...

Transport Ministry Moves to Reduces JUTC Losses

Transport Minister Robert Montague says his Ministry is taking a range of steps to reduce major losses which have plagued the Jamaica Urban Transport Company, JUTC. Mr....

Two Men Shot in Failed Robbery Attempt

Two attempted robbers are in hospital nursing gunshot wounds after a failed robbery attempt on Molynes Road in St. Andrew yesterday. Reports from the...

Hurricane Beryl is First Storm of Atlantic Season

Beryl, a tiny, compact storm system in the Atlantic, became the season’s first hurricane today. However, it’s expected to weaken quickly as it moves westward...

Private Security Regulator Probing Braemar Brawl

The Private Security Regulations Authority, PSRA, says it’s launched an investigation into the controversial incident in which a security guard was shot by a...