NIS changes period for stamp card contributions
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Effective January 2019, the period for the payment of National Insurance Scheme (NIS) contributions using stamp cards, will be changed to the calendar year, January to December from the...

Gov't must secure communities post SoE, says PNP Women's Movement
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party Women's Movement (PNPWM) says that the Government should utilise the resources of the State to strengthen police intelligence and increase security presence in...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: The PNP will be stronger for voting against SOEs
Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor,I commend the People's National Party (PNP) for its brave decision to vote against an extension of the States of Public Emergency (SOE).As I commented months ago, this should have been done earlier in the...

No politics in the distribution of Christmas benefits, McKenzie urges councillors
Jamaica Gleaner

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, has urged councillors not to be swayed by political affiliation when distributing Christmas benefits.

PNP seeks assurance from security forces to remain in SOE areas
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson says that he has received an assurance from Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson that...

Bartlett commits $100m to Alpha Redevelopment Plan
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett on Wednesday committed $100 million to the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha Campus in Kingston.The allocation will come from the ministry's Tourism...

Health crisis looms with dengue, overcrowding and surgery delays, says PNP
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is insisting that there is a Dengue Fever outbreak across the island despite the health ministry's declaration that the number of cases could not be classified as...

Killer of Portia's bodyguard convicted for murder
Jamaica Observer

THE man who shot and killed former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's bodyguard 11 years ago was yesterday convicted of murder, and is to be sentenced on January 25 of next year in the Home Circuit Court.Veron Irving...

$100 million for Alpha Campus redevelopment
Jamaica Observer

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says a sum of $100 million will be provided towards the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha Campus in Kingston.The money, to come from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), will be disbursed...

Bartlett commits $100 million to Alpha Redevelopment Plan
Jamaica Gleaner

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has committed $100 million to the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha campus.  The allocation will come from the ministry’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) in tranches of $20...

PJ Patterson launches My Political Journey
Jamaica Observer

The Grand Jamaica Suite at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel hosted the launch of former Prime Minister PJ Patterson's highly anticipated memoir PJ Patterson: My Political Journey on Wednesday. Close to 500 guests came out to...

PJ calls for unity, reflects on political journey - Former PM launches autobiography 12 years in making
Jamaica Gleaner

Off the back of a tumultuous week in the halls of Gordon House, where government and opposition members clashed over recent controversial events, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has issued a warning to those at the...

A journey indeed!
Jamaica Observer

On Wednesday evening of this week a group of distinguished guests gathered at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston to witness the launch of a book which captures a slice of Jamaican history. The publication in question...

Don't use me as an example, Charles tells Phillips
Jamaica Observer

SPEAKER of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles did not take kindly to Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips using him as an example of someone already detained under a local state of emergency, in the House of...

No backing down
Jamaica Observer

THE Parliamentary Opposition is not backing down.In fact, the People's National Party (PNP) yesterday reiterated its position after voting against extending the state of public emergency in St James, St Catherine North...

JDF carolling for the season
Jamaica Gleaner

It was a very large audience that attended the annual Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) annual carol service, on Tuesday. Through familiar and unfamiliar carols, lively musical selections, and well-read passages from the Bible,...

My honour to have served as prime minister for 14 years
Jamaica Gleaner

P.J. Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC, was Jamaica's sixth and longest-serving prime minister - 1992 to 2006. His book, My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister, which was published by The University of the West...

PJ calls for unity, reflects on political journey - Former PM launches autobiography 12 years in making
Jamaica Gleaner

Off the back of a tumultuous week in the halls of Gordon House, where government and opposition members clashed over recent controversial events, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has issued a warning to those at the...

ONLINE POLL RESULTS: Both JLP and PNP responsible for Petrojam corruption
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Of the 744 respondents to a recent OBSERVER ONLINE poll 79 per cent said both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) should be held responsible for the corruption at...

Alpha Campus redevelopment gets major boost - JCF to establish agricultural produce protection division - More social workers for schools - Funds to be provided for lock-up improvement - Folly R...
Jamaica Star

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett yesterday committed $100 million to the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha Campus.The allocation will come from the Ministry's Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) in tranches of $20 million...

Political delay tactics in Advent
Jamaica Observer

“But every time there is a problem… they set up another commission of enquiry, and when the commission… submits its report they set up a committee to examine the recommendations of the commission. And when...

Ministers must hold regular board meetings
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says Cabinet ministers are now required to convene regular meetings with the board chairs and members of public bodies under their portfolios as part of measures to strengthen the entities'...

Draft of guidelines for board appointments being reviewed
Jamaica Observer

THE Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has received the first draft of revised guidelines governing the nomination, selection and appointment of the Boards of public bodies from the Office of the Chief...

Double dreams and Hyde's history
Jamaica Gleaner

It's no surprise that my Kingston College (KC) friends are already dreaming of a Manning Cup - 'Champs' double. They are no doubt fortified by hopes that KC's ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup win will open the door to other...

10 major things Buju missed
Jamaica Star

When reggae artiste Buju Banton wasimprisoned nine years ago, it cost $89.65 topurchase US$1. Bruce Golding was the prime minister of Jamaica, and Chik-V was unknown to the Jamaican population. However, the reggae star,...

Buju's best! - Industry players pick top Gargamel songs
Jamaica Star

With a career spanning more than three decades, Buju Banton is considered an icon in the local music industry. Also known as the 'Gargamel' in the entertainment sphere, the artiste is known for his socially and...

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