Category: Midday News

New Crime Data Points to Further SOE Gains

The latest crime figures from the Constabulary show that murders and shootings have significantly declined in the three States of Public Emergency, SOPE. As at December...

PSTEB Already Impacting Motorist Behaviour

The Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (P-STEB) says it’s already noticing a transition in the behaviour of motorists since its officers have started to...

PM Insists Govt Committed to Keeping Jamaica a Safe Tourist Destination

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is committed to ensuring that Jamaica remains a safe and secure destination. His comment comes a day after Sandals...

Public Holidays Remain Peak Road Fatality Season

A total of 256 people have died on the nation’s roads on Public Holidays alone since 2001. The latest statistics from the National Road Safety Unit indicate that...

Falling Birth Rate Freeing Up Resources to Improve Early Childhood Education

Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid says Jamaica’s significantly decreasing birthrate has freed up monies from the government’s coffers to better commit to...

Govt & Security Considering Post-SOE Crime-Fighting Strategies

The government and the security forces are already considering alternative crime-fighting strategies to be implemented following the end of the States of Public...

NIS Deductions to Increase April 2019

The government has announced an increase in the amount to be deducted from employees and employers for the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) as of April 1, 2019, with a...

Entrust PetroJam Forensic Probe to Auditor General, says Golding

PAC Chairman, Mark Golding, is recommending that the Auditor General be given oversight of the forensic audit to be conducted into the $5-billion of oil losses at...

Phillips Backs Paulwell Amid PetroJam Audit Backlash

A defiant Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, says Mr. Paulwell will not be removed from his portfolio responsibility of Opposition Spokesman on Mining and Energy. In...

States of Emergency Collapse after Opposition Withdraws Support

In a move that shocked the nation, the extensions of the States of Public Emergency across the island collapsed in the House of Representatives yesterday evening. This,...