MORE CASH FOR CRIME - $2b jump for national security but capital spending falls

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The Jamaican Government will seek to table critical pieces of legislation that will enable improved security operations even as it carved out $1.7 billion more for the Ministry of National Security for fiscal year 2020-21 compared to the allocation…

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JUTC projects $11b net loss for 2020-21 fiscal year

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The cash-strapped Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is projecting a whopping $11.1 billion net operating loss for the 2020-21 fiscal year, despite the expectation that it will beat its $9.1 billion projection for the current fiscal year by…

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$2.4 billion for elections

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With Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader and Prime Minister Andrew Holness signalling that a general election could be held this year, the Government has set aside $2.4 billion in the 2020-2021 Estimates of Expenditure for the holding of elections….

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Happy to be home - Ex-con comes in from the cold nearly 30 years later

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One of the first deportees to be processed and released following a charter flight from the United Kingdom yesterday said he was happy to be back home on Jamaican soil, having lived abroad for much of his life. “Mi feel good to reach home. Deh a…

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‘Paying twice for my mistakes’ - Deportee laments leaving three kids behind in Britain

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“They know what they were doing. I will be all right”, was all one man, the first to walk out of the Harman Barracks processing centre in Kingston, had to say before he was warmly embraced by his crying mother, Ann-Marie Williams. She hugged him…

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Bell tolls as Douglas dumps PNP

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The People’s National Party (PNP) continues to haemorrhage from internal squabbles, with Kari Douglas, the firebrand councillor for the Trafalgar division, firing a parting shot yesterday at the party leadership as she announced that she was…

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Gov’t beats drum on housing, water, jobs

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Jamaica’s current record-low unemployment rate and a 106 per cent increase in the number of youths trained by HEART are among the signal achievements touted as evidence of the Holness administration’s commitment to social and economic growth….

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No by-election bash - Quieter-than-usual nomination day expected in Clarendon SE

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Today’s by-election for Clarendon South East is not expected to have the buzz and political flair as was the case with the previous two that have been held in recent times. That’s because, the People’s National Party (PNP) will not field a…

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Billions more for public bodies

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The 149 major public bodies in Jamaica that manage the development of various sectors of the economy will increase their combined capital spending to $75.1 billion in the upcoming fiscal year ending March 2021, up 19 per cent from the $63.1 billion…

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Big spending on NIDS this year

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The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) plans to start heavy spending on the controversial National Identification System (NIDS) for the fiscal year ending March 2021. The projection is for $1.6 billion in capital spending for the upcoming fiscal…

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