$1.5B for secondary roads - Second Supplementary Estimates reveal Budget up by $11 billion

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The Andrew Holness administration has allocated an additional $1.5 billion for the maintenance of secondary roadways for the current fiscal year.Further, the Government has increased, by$1 billion, the budgetary allocation for what it described as…

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Petrojam takeover bid triggers alarm

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The parliamentary Opposition is terming as premature and unwarranted, a likely move by the Government to introduce legislation to retake ownership of the 49 per cent shareholding in Petrojam held by Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company…

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Commish pushes back at critics - Anderson says not charging persons doesn’t mean they were not involved in criminal activities

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The fact that thousands of persons have been detained under the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James and released without being charged is not confirmation that they are not involved in criminal activities, Police Commissioner Major General…

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Man killed in Denham Town under ZOSO

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Despite a heavy police-military presence in Denham Town, west Kingston, where a zone of special operations is currently in force, assailants managed to kill 26-year-old Adam Clarke, otherwise called ‘Bigga’, shooting him off the back of a motorcycle…

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Gov’t, Opposition to hold stakeholder meeting on security issues

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The Government and the opposition People’s National Party are expected to host their first stakeholder meeting on January 16 in order to forge consensus on national security and crime management issues.This was the highlight from Monday’s meeting…

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Tufton defends not declaring dengue epidemic sooner

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has rubbished claims that his ministry should have declared a dengue outbreak sooner.Speaking in the House of Representatives yesterday, Tufton said that the health ministry acted in accordance with the…

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Jamaica on track for economic surge, says King

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After half a century of dismal performances, the Jamaican economy is now poised for a sustained revival, with very little chance of things going off-track again, according to economist Dr Damien King.This is because the combination of economic and…

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Schoolchildren are being fed genetically modified foods - Shaw

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Jamaican schoolchildren are being fed a steady diet of genetically modified foods, with the full knowledge and consent of the State, exposing them to potential nutritional deficiencies and, in the process, marginalising local farmers, Audley Shaw,…

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US$68m for NIDS

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The total budget for the implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS) is US$68 million, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has revealed.Approximately 20 per cent of this, Holness noted, is for the national identification solution.”That…

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New consul general to New York to be appointed

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Jamaica will soon have a new consul general to New York, as an official from the foreign affairs ministry has confirmed that Trudy Deans completed her tour of duty on December 31 and the post is now being occupied by Deputy Consul General Lisa Bryan…

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