Category: Midday News

Citibank to buy PetroCaribe Debt – Report

Reports out of Italy say Jamaica has hired Citigroup to manage a possible buy-back of its Petrocaribe debt. The report appeared in the “Finance with...

Anchor-Finance Group Opens Office in Kingston

Anchor Finance Group says it has opened an office in Kingston. This, as the country awaits word on whether a proposed USD$5-billion investment by Anchor and their...

CAPI Says No to INDECOM Oversight

Co-convenor of the lobby group Citizens Action for Principle and Integrity, CAPI, Dennis Meadows says the public must not allow politicians with special interests to...

Let Students Graduate In Uniforms!

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites is again urging schools to allow students to graduate in their uniforms. This as parents make their annual complaints about the high...

Govt Preparing for Teachers’ Industrial Action – Thwaites

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says his Ministry is prepared for the possibility of teachers taking industrial action. This after teachers reportedly walked out of a...

Gov’t Pressing Ahead with Negril Breakwater – McNeill

Tourism Minister, Dr. Wykeham McNeill says despite strong opposition from stakeholder groups, the government will press ahead with plans to construct breakwaters in the...

Dominican Republic Records First Zik-V Case

The Dominican Republic has recorded its first case of the Zika virus or Zik-V. The Nuevo Diario news outlet says a 12-year-old girl from Puerto Plata contracted the...

Education Budget Safe Despite $1Bn Payout

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says crucial areas within the education sector will not be affected by his Ministry’s decision to re-direct $1 billion from its...

Clarity Needed on Zoning Policy – Johnson-Smith

Opposition Spokesperson on Education Kamina Johnson Smith is calling on the Education Ministry to clarify reports that children who sit the GSAT exams will be placed...

Hanna Recuperating After Crash

Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna is recuperating at home, after being involved in a motor vehicle crash along the Spanish Town to Kingston leg of Highway 2000 about...