Category: Midday News

‘Address High Auxiliary Fees’ – Johnson-Smith

Opposition Spokesperson on Education and Youth, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says she’s concerned about how Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites has handled the...

Interest Rates to Further Decline – Phillips

Expect even further reductions in interest rates! That’s the word from Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips. The Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, has cut the rate on its...

‘No Need for “Leggo Beast” Apology’ – Thwaites

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says he’ll not be withdrawing his comment, classifying some children as “Leggo Beasts.” This, as Opposition...

Thwaites Proposes Term Limits for Principals

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is proposing that term limits be established for school principals. He’s also proposing that changes me made to the way in which...

Education Ministry Starts Intervention Programme

The Ministry of Education has begun a programme of targeted interventions in 27 schools, which have been identified as needing immediate support due to under...

Bunting Refutes Observer Report

The Ministry of National Security is refuting claims that portfolio Minister, Peter Bunting, announced plans for the construction of a new maximum security prison on...

Extract Water from Rio Cobre – Holness

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, says the government could ease the drought conditions affecting the Corporate Area by extracting water from the Rio Cobre. Mr. Holness...

Drought Crisis in West Kingston – McKenzie

The MP for West Kingston, Desmond McKenzie, says the drought has caused a crisis in his constituency. Mr. McKenzie says residents of Tivoli, Denham Town, Hannah Town and...

Health Ministry Moves to Dispel Chik-V Myths

Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson says his Ministry is working to dispel myths surrounding the transmission of the Chikungunya Virus, Chik-V. Dr. Ferguson says that...

St. Mary Gets New Custos

Former Principal of the St. Mary High School, Errol Johnson is the new Custos of the parish. Mr. Johnson, who served as Principal for nearly 25 years, was the LASCO...