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Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

President of the Private Sector Organisation (PSOJ) of Jamaica Howard Mitchell has called for an audit of the "general conduct" on state boards of Chairman of the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) Trevor Forrest. This follows the revelation that...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The PetroCaribe Development Fund has invested in the 190-megawatt power plant in Old Harbour, St Catherine, which is to be constructed at a cost of US$330 million.With the Government of Jamaica holding 20 per cent shares in the Jamaica Public...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government has announced its intention to open all public transport routes in Jamaica to competition in a move to overhaul the current regulatory framework governing the licensing of public passenger vehicles.Currently, a technocrat determines...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government is pushing to get idle lands that were leased for agricultural purposes into the hands of persons who are serious about production.Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw yesterday raised concern about...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition lawmaker Mark Golding is proposing that the child diversion law be used to address consensual sexual encounters between teenagers rather than bringing criminal sanctions against them in the Home Circuit Court.Reviewing the chief justice's...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Lisa Hanna, St Ann South East Member of Parliament, yesterday made an impassioned plea for Jamaica's legislature to confront the discrepancy in law that prescribes a lesser punishment for a man who buggers a boy as against a man who rapes a girl....

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Grace Baston, principal of Campion College, a Roman Catholic-run institution, has sounded a warning that the easiest way to shut down contributions from donors and alumni is to indicate that those funds are owned by the Government.Her comments came...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Andrew Holness administration has made good on its promise to set aside funds in this year's Estimates of Expenditure to repurchase the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam owned by Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA.Contingencies amounting to $...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:02 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Members of the House of Representatives will today make a critical decision on whether to pass or reject the Banking Services Bill, which seeks to regulate bank fees in Jamaica.The Lower House will have its final sitting today for the 2017-2018...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A bittersweet departure is how Melissa Satchell, a member of the administrative staff at Padmore Primary School in Red Hills, rural St Andrew, is describing the planned move by much-acclaimed principal of the institution, Keisha Hayle, to contest...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Like their colleague law-makers in the Lower House, members of the Senate yesterday voted in support of extending the state of public emergency in St James, but the debate on the resolution to give effect to the continuation of the operation by the...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A directive in 2016 by the Auditor General's Department that the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) should take action to recover the retirement benefits paid to former executives of the Port Authority of Jamaica is to be carried out by the public body...

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