Category: Midday News

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...

PM to Attend Some PNP ‘Face2Face’ Townhalls

The governing People’s National Party, PNP, has issued a statement, saying Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will be present at some of its islandwide...

American Charged for Trying to Join ISIS Contacted J’can Islamic Preacher, Abdullah al-Faisal

A US Federal law enforcement official says an American woman arrested last month for trying to travel to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State, was in touch...

JTA Says It Will Not Wait Much Longer for Improved Wage Offer

The Jamaica Teacher’s Association, JTA is this afternoon warning the government that it will not wait much longer for an improved wage offer. The latest wage talks...

JFJ Gets International Support

International human rights groups are supporting the bid by local human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice, to have the government reinstate the entity as a...

Bitter Sugar Cess Row

The founder and Executive Chairman of the Lasco Group of Companies, Lascelles Chin last evening clashed with the Chairman of Jamaica Cane Products Sales, Ambassador...

‘Gov’t Can Afford It!’ – WIGUT Study

A study commissioned by the West Indies Group of University Teachers, WIGUT, the union that represents staff at the UWI, says the government can afford to give all...

UTech Unions Not Intimidated

President of the UTech Administrative Staff Association, Denise Haldane says a letter from Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites warning the staff groups against continued...