Category: Midday News

Principals Defend Auxiliary Fees

High school principals are defending the auxiliary fees being charged of students, saying the funds raised are essential to the survival of the institutions. This, in...

JTA Concerned About School Closures

President of the Jamaica Teachers Association, JTA Norman Allen, says he’s concerned about the decision of the Education Minister to close 18-schools ahead of the...

Cuba: A Threat to Jamaican Tourism?

The Opposition JLP is again urging the government to take steps to protect the country’s tourism product, amid a growing threat from Cuba. Tourist interest in Cuba...

Tropical Storm Danny Moves Across Atlantic

Officials at Meteorological Offices in the Eastern Caribbean are warning residents to be vigilant, as a tropical storm, Danny, makes its way across the Atlantic. Earlier...

JEEP Phase 5 Rolls Out

Phase five of the the multi-million dollar Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme, JEEP, is now underway. Works under the programme began in late June and are set to be...

Guyana To Crack Down on Work Permits Issued to Foreigners

The Government in Guyana says it will be cracking down on the number of work permits issued to foreigners for jobs that Guyanese can do. The country’s Minister of...

JTA Delegates To Decide on Latest Wage Offer

The Jamaica Teachers Association says it will ask delegates at its annual conference in St. James, to decide whether they’ll accept the government’s...

‘Protect Brand Jamaica from Cuba’ – Robinson

Opposition Spokesperson on Tourism, Shahine Robinson, is renewing calls for the government to protect brand Jamaica in the face of increasing competition from Cuba....

Holness to Youth: ‘Hold Gov’t Accountable for Growth’

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, is calling on the youth to hold the government to account for the country’s growth agenda. Mr. Holness says no Government should...

History! US Flag Raised in Cuba

In a historic move this morning, the US flag was raised above its newly-reopened embassy in Havana, Cuba. The flag was raised by the same three US Marines who lowered it...