Category: Midday News

House Passes 13% Increase in Minimum Wage

Minimum wage earners can look forward to an increase in their pay next month. This, as the House of Representatives today passed the legislation necessary to effect a...

Govt to Boost Support for Drought Relief Efforts Islandwide

Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, says the government is to make an additional allocation of funding for drought relief efforts across the island. The...

UWI Welcomes Top 40 Ranking as Part of Global Expansion Plan

The University of the West Indies (UWI) says a recent high ranking which named the school as one of the top 40 tertiary institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean...

Education Ministry Delivers on Commitment to Release Funding to Schools Early

Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, says the government has made good on its commitment to make financial resources available to schools at an earlier date than has...

Bunting Proposes Major Changes to PNP Governance Structure

A former General Secretary of the Opposition People’s National Party, Peter Bunting, is proposing changes to the structures of the party. He’s calling for...

PETCOM Workers Restive Over Dismissals & Suspensions

Workers at the Spanish Town Road Headquarters of the Petroleum Company of Jamaica, PETCOM, are this morning threatening industrial action due to several issues at the...

“Frog” Holmes Confident of Victory Over Salas

Coach of Richard “Frog” Holmes, Carl Grant, is showing Ricardo “Magic Man” Salas of Canada no respect ahead of the Wray and Nephew Contender...

PAJ Concerned about GLC Stance on Lawyers Speaking ‘Sub Judice’

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) is expressing concerns over a statement from the General Legal Council (GLC) addressing attorneys who make statements to the media...

Constabulary Mourns Apparent Suicide of SSP Dermont Lawrence

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is expressing condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Senior Superintendent of Police, SSP, Dermont Lawrence. SSP Lawrence...

Phillips Questions ZOSO/SOE Value for Money

The leader of the Opposition People’s National Party, PNP, Dr. Peter Phillips, says the nation is experiencing a crisis in crime. Though in decline, Dr. Phillips...