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Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Government has made no secret of its plan to leverage business process outsourcing (BPO) to drive Jamaica's economic growth, but members of the local private sector are not all convinced about the sustainability of this fast-growing industry."I...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaicans remain upbeat about the country’s economic prospects, although the reality of the slower than anticipated rate of growth over the past 18 months has tempered some of the expectations. That’s the finding of the latest...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

It will be one of the most crucial by-elections in Jamaica's recent political history when voters in St Mary South East go to the polls on Monday, October 30.At the same time, voters in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West will also go to the...

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Two of Jamaica's leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the island's toughest inner-city communities have warned that the fight against the crime monster will not be won unless they are given a formal role in the battle.Less than...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is today expected to announce a date in the week of October 23-27 for voters in three constituencies which are without representation in Parliament to go to the polls.Holness will headline a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Major players in Jamaica's energy sector are continuing to endorse the decision to introduce liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the country's energy mix despite indications that the saving could be much lower than was initially anticipated.Addressing...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Tired of burying their sons, a group of mothers in Salt Spring, St James, have joined together to say enough is enough, and they are calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to help them by declaring the community the island's second zone of special...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Scores of Jamaicans who depend on the National Health Fund (NHF) for benefits could be at risk as the agency faces a cash crisis that has developed because it cannot collect billions of dollars from beneficiaries, including the Ministry of Health.At...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Having suffered the agony of being declared the winner on election day and then losing the seat by five votes in the magisterial recount, Dr Norman Dunn is determined to make no mistakes this time around whenever voters in South East St Mary are...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

New president of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), Gary Allen, has urged regional media to sharpen their focus on press freedom while underscoring the value of the existing indigenous broadcasters to the region's continuing development....

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The tears which flowed down the faces of members of People's National Party (PNP) with the untimely death of Member of Parliament for St Mary South East Dr Winston Green last week could increase this week as Comrades face the frightening prospect of...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Deputy Chairman of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Dennis Meadows is now the subject of a probe by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).In a release yesterday, chairman of the FLA Dennis Wright said he has asked MOCA to...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told members of his Cabinet that they will not be allowed first preference to purchase the vehicles assigned to them after three years.This follows confirmation that between January 2015 and December 2016, sixteen...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Buoyed by the success of its deal with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) and agreements with Red Stripe and Jamalco, the international firm New Fortress Energy is bullish on its prospects locally.The company has already started delivering...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to seek help from the police after fires at five of its waste-disposal sites between April and June.Executive director of the NSWMA Audley Gordon said that the latest fire occurred early...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 1:25 PMArthur Hall

The Ministry of National Security has accepted a recommendation from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that Jamaica and other Caribbean states must quickly change their crime-fighting strategies if the runaway problem they now face is to be...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaica and other Caribbean states must quickly change their crime-fighting strategies if the runaway problem they now face is to be tamed, according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in a study released last week.The study, dubbed '...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

A plan to graduate persons from the social safety net Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) is among the measures now before the Cabinet as part of the review of the system.A review of PATH, the Government's main social...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Up to late yesterday, police investigators were still struggling to put together the sequence of events which ended with two young sisters dead, their 15-year-old brother being questioned and their mother getting medical help.So far, the police have...

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Several Jamaican entities looking to employ persons in the period 2014 to 2016 faced great difficulties as many of those who applied for the jobs were just not ready for the working world. That’s one of the findings of the just released...

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Upbeat about the prospects for Jamaica, more than 80 per cent of the 660 firms which participated in the latest Ministry of Labour and Social Security commissioned, National Labour Market Survey are designing plans to grow and expand their...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 10:04 AMArthur Hall

Reports are now surfacing that the Financial Services Commission (FSC) could lose up to $100 million by staging the 42nd annual conference of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Montego Bay, St James, next month....

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:07 PMArthur Hall

The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is confident that its electoral fortunes will not be impacted by the change of leadership in the opposition People's National Party (PNP).Dr Peter Phillips is set to replace Portia Simpson Miller as president...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:22 PMArthur Hall

The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) has joined its tourism counterpart in expressing disagreement with the Government's decision to move money from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to the Consolidated Fund.In a letter to Finance Minister...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Despite facing a projected accumulated loss of $3 billion, the leadership of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is expressing confidence that it is taking the right steps to turn things around, with a projected profit this fiscal year proof that it...

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