Category: Midday News

Politics Behind $145-million Increase of JIS Budget – Grange

Opposition Spokesperson on Information, Olivia Babsy Grange, is suggesting that politics may be behind the government’s decision to increase the budgetary...

NEPA Air Quality Report Set for Release Tomorrow

The results of the air quality monitoring and associated tests conducted during the recent fire at the Riverton City Dump will be released tomorrow. That’s...

J’Can Writer, Marlon James, Wins One Caribbean Media Award

Jamaican writer Marlon James has won the One Caribbean Media Award for fiction for his critically acclaimed work, ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’. The...

Senate Approves New Regulations Under Casino Gaming Act

The Senate today approved new regulations for the Casino Gaming act. Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding says the first resolution will provide a framework for the...

PNP Townhall Meeting Highlights

The PNP Last evening kicked off its first in a series series of islandwide townhall meetings, at the Champion College Auditorium in St. Andrew, which saw near 150 people...

Bunting Seeks to Ally Concerns Surrounding Proposed DNA-bill

National Security Minister Peter Bunting is seeking to allay concerns about the use of force in collecting DNA samples from accused criminals. The recently-tabled DNA...

PM to Attend Some PNP ‘Face2Face’ Townhalls

The governing People’s National Party, PNP, has issued a statement, saying Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will be present at some of its islandwide...

American Charged for Trying to Join ISIS Contacted J’can Islamic Preacher, Abdullah al-Faisal

A US Federal law enforcement official says an American woman arrested last month for trying to travel to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State, was in touch...

JTA Says It Will Not Wait Much Longer for Improved Wage Offer

The Jamaica Teacher’s Association, JTA is this afternoon warning the government that it will not wait much longer for an improved wage offer. The latest wage talks...

JFJ Gets International Support

International human rights groups are supporting the bid by local human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice, to have the government reinstate the entity as a...