Category: Midday News

Mary Seacole Statue to Be Unveiled at London Hospital

Work has begun at the St Thomas Hospital in London where a statue of Jamaican-Scottish nurse, Mary Seacole is to be unveiled later this year. Seacole, after whom the...

PAJ Calls on Gov’t to Repeal 1911 Secrets Act; Reform Access to Information Act

Members of the Press Association of Jamaica, led by its President, Dionne-Jackson Miller, today called on the Government to move quickly in reforming the Access to...

Othneil Lawerence to Represent NW St. Ann in Next General Election

Former MP, Othneil Lawerence has won a selection process to retain the right to represent the Jamaica Labour Party in North West St. Ann in the next General Election. In...

PNP Councillor, Ian Bell, Arrested, Charged, Released on $20,000 Bail

Councillor for the Beecher Town Division in South East St. Ann, the PNP’s Ian Bell is to face the court on May 18 after he was arrested and charged yesterday by...

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...