Go for growth - Sector leaders look to today’s tabling of 2019-2020 Budget

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Business leaders across several industries have suggested that this year’s Budget should signal the Government’s commitment to growth-inducing strategies, low inflation, crime reduction, social intervention, and human-capital…

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Damage control - Holness reshapes team in attempt to rise from scandals

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While Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced changes to his team as the administration tries to battle the flames of the Petrojam scandal, one outspoken critic says that it will take an ocean to wash away the political mud.

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Ministry, teachers ready for PEP - Ministry says all things are in place for first sitting of exams

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Education Minister Ruel Reid says his ministry is ready for the sitting of the ability tests component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination, which will be administered on February 26. “Teachers are now ready. … Active engagement…

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Ja to lobby US over ganja funding

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With the local banking sector wary of getting involved in Jamaica’s emerging medical cannabis industry out of fear of the international repercussions, the Government will be lobbying the United States to change its position and pave the way for ganja farmers and investors to secure banking support…

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Recordings reveal demands for money, car in Bloomfield investigation

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A male person of interest, who was picked up yesterday in Buff Bay, Portland, by detectives investigating the murder of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, is reportedly cooperating with the police…

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Government keeping an eye on turmoil in Haiti

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The deadly protest in Haiti, precipitated by allegations of misused money from Venezuela’s PetroCaribe oil programme, a stagnated economy, and a nationwide desire for President Jovenel Moïse to resign, is being monitored by the Jamaican Government…

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PAC questions if Ramharrack contract was doctored

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The employment contract for former Petrojam HR manager Yolande Ramharrack, which was made public this week, appears to contradict another job letter that executives at the scandal-scarred state-owned oil refinery sent to a parliamentary committee last year…

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Israeli hoteliers cast eye on Jamaica

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Major hotel brands in Israel have been expressing an interest in investing in Jamaica and are expected to visit the island next month, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has disclosed…

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Central Village remains tense

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The St Catherine South Police say they have detained a number of persons, one of whom may have had a hand in the beheading of a man in Central Village, where a curfew had been under way since last Saturday…

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Brexit, US-China tiff could affect regional tourism

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Despite the Caribbean registering what is being described as an overall robust performance in 2018, with 58.8 million tourist visits, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) says it is cautiously optimistic about the fate of the region’s tourism this year…

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