Goodbye, Portia Parliament says farewell to Simpson Miller amid glowing tributes

By |2018-08-17T06:55:01+00:00June 28th, 2017|news|

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson walks out at chamber at Gordon House for the last time with a bouquet of flowers presented to her by Dr Peter Phillips, her successor as leader of the Opposition following yesterday's tributes. (Photo: Michael Gordon) FORMER Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday urged her colleagues in Parliament to [...]

Union representing public servants counting on Senate trade unionists

By |2018-08-17T06:55:01+00:00June 28th, 2017|news|

Meanwhile, Davis Whyte says the JCTU is seeking to have an actuarial study to determine the required contribution to make the pension scheme viable. The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) is hoping trade unionists in the Senate will help in its fight to have the Government contribute to the public sector pension scheme [...]

World Bank to review country strategy for Jamaica

By |2018-08-17T06:55:01+00:00June 23rd, 2017|news|

The World Bank is to review its country strategy for Jamaica as its board of management prepares to approve a two-year extension to its support programme for the island. Country manager, Galina Sotirova, yesterday said Jamaica has made significant gains in key areas over the four years of its support programme. Most notably, Sotirova [...]

Alpart is smoking again

By |2018-08-17T06:55:01+00:00June 23rd, 2017|news|

Smoke billows again from the chimneys at Alpart, Nain, after nearly eight years of closure. ONE telephone call from Prime Minister Andrew Holness shortly after midday yesterday may have ended the most painful economic period for residents of Nain, St Elizabeth, as smoke billowed again from the town's bauxite/alumina plant for the fist time [...]

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Jamaica welcomes millionth visitor, earns US$1.2b

By |2018-08-17T06:55:01+00:00June 23rd, 2017|news|

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett (left) is all smiles as he presents Paulette Murray (left) of Philadelphia with a bouquet of flowers as he welcomes her as the historic one millionth stop-over visitor to the island for the year to date. Enjoying the moment is her husband Henry.   Jamaica's tourism industry marked a [...]

Nain looks to welcome the return of Alpart today

By |2018-08-17T06:55:01+00:00June 21st, 2017|news|

The opening of the new ALPART/JISCO Alumina Refinery in Nain, St Elizabeth this morning brings a ray of hope to an industry which has been losing its impact on the economy, after decades of being a top performer for Jamaica. Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry says that he is excited about the [...]

Estate planning expert says: don’t delay, do it now

By |2018-08-17T06:55:01+00:00June 21st, 2017|Consumer Information|

Katia Denise Henry Attorney-at-Law and estate planning expert addresses the gathering at the Mayberry Investments Forum on Tuesday at the Knutsford Hotel, while Okelia Parredon, Executive advisor Mayberry Investments Ltd, looks on. Mention the term 'estate planning', and most likely the average Jamaican will link it to some form of housing development. Actually, the reason [...]

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Bret to dump rain over Venezuelan coast, SE Caribbean

By |2017-06-21T12:01:26+00:00June 21st, 2017|news|

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Tropical Storm Bret was expected to dump heavy rain over Venezuela's east coast and the southeastern Caribbean late Monday as it moved west across the region, forecasters said. The storm's eye was located about 125 miles (200 kilometres) southeast of Trinidad Monday evening. It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph [...]

No debt in death – Grange upset at lack of financial preparation

By |2018-08-17T06:55:01+00:00June 21st, 2017|news|

At Saturday's of thanksgiving for singer Paul 'Frankie Paul' Blake, Minister of Culture, Entertainment, Sport and Gender Affairs Olvia Grange was at one point hopping mad. "A farewell service is the celebration of an artiste, the life of a musician or writer or composer. But in most instances it's not that I am sad about [...]

Growth & Jobs | US Remittance Tax Plan Needs Adjustment – Earl Jarrett

By |2018-08-17T06:55:01+00:00June 21st, 2017|news|

Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer of the Jamaica National Group, has called on members of the Jamaican diaspora in the United States of America (USA) to increase their lobbying efforts to change a detrimental new remittance tax proposal In April, The Border Wall Funding Act (2017) was introduced in the US Congress, which proposes to impose a two [...]

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