March 24, 2017
Discussing SLB Funds - Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw

SLB Funds Intact – Shaw

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the funding provided to the Student Loan Bureau ( SLB ) from the Education Tax […]
March 24, 2017
The House of Representative discussing the Defence Act

Defence Act to be Amended to Establish National Service Corps

The Defence Act is being amended to establish the Jamaica National Service Corps within the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The Corps is one of seven under […]
March 23, 2017
Booklet cover of Prime Minister Andrew Holness' Budget Speech.

Perspective: Failed Parliamentary Coup In Jamaica?

PNP Walk Out Re-Examined … We note with disappointment attempts by the Portia Simpson Miller led Opposition to embarrass the Andrew Holness led government by walking […]
March 23, 2017
Prime Minister the Most. Hon. Andrew Holness (2nd right), emphasises a point about sweetened drinks

Gov’t to Address Overconsumption of Sweetened Drinks

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is considering a “fair” approach to discourage the overconsumption of sweetened drinks. In his 2017/2018 Budget […]
March 23, 2017
PM Holness disusing corporol punishment in the education act

Education Act to be Amended to Prohibit Corporal Punishment

The Government is to amend the Education Act to explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in schools. This was stated by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, […]
March 23, 2017
Prime Minister Andrew Holness makes his contribution to the Budget Debate

Government to Apologise

The Government is to formally apologise to the victims of state-inflicted violence that occurred in the communities of Coral Gardens in April 1963 and Tivoli Gardens […]
March 22, 2017
FinanceMinister Shaw closes Budget Debate

Perspective: Let Us Respect Our Democracy

We have had a great tradition as we have always changed our governments through the Ballot Box and not by any gun.  it was therefore most […]
March 22, 2017
Opposition Benches were empty as a result of the walk out

Breaking News: Opposition Walks Out Of Jamaican Parliament

It was high drama this evening in the Jamaican Parliament when after a very spirited Budget Debate the Opposition led by Hon. Portia Simpson Miller decided […]
March 22, 2017
Local entrepreneur and artist display locally made craft items

National Culture Policy to be Unveiled in April

It is expected that the National Culture Policy will be unveiled next month, articulating clearly what is the Jamaican culture. Since June 2016, staff of cultural […]
March 22, 2017
Prime Minister Andrew Holness making his Budget Debate presentation

NHT to Provide 8,000 New Loans Valued at $17.8 Billion

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has announced that the National Housing Trust (NHT) plans to write more than 8,000 new loans at a value […]
March 22, 2017
The prime minister Andrew Holness giving his speech

Contribution to the 2017/18 Budget Debate by Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Mr. Speaker, on rising I give all praise and Honour to the Almighty Father for bringing us here together and for sparing us, individually, as a […]
March 21, 2017
Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr discussing specialized tactical training

Officers from DCS to Receive Specialised Tactical Training

Officers from the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) will be getting specialised tactical training to improve security in the prisons. Minister of State in the Ministry […]
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