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After watching Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s contribution to the Budget Debate, six women in Clarendon yesterday shared their thoughts on his presentation. “I support the point he made about the affordable housing solutions,”...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his Budget presentation yesterday, made a believer out of Dwight Phoenix that politicians are not “fuddy-duddies”, who lack creativity. Phoenix, who was among six young men who watched the presentation...
WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness is being lauded by a group of western Jamaica residents for his contribution to the 2016-17 Budget Debate in Parliament yesterday. They said they were impressed with the way he handled issues such as...
LOW-INCOME earners will, effective July 1, have the opportunity to borrow up to $4.89 million per contributor, or $9.8 million jointly, from the National Housing Trust (NHT) to purchase a house, while paying no interest, based on a dramatic shift in...
A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission to be led by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has been assigned to assess the value of CARICOM to Jamaica.Asserting that Jamaica's foreign policy must support its economic and development policy,...
- Ex-NY Senate leader gets 5 years in prison for corruption Former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos who was once a powerful New York politician was convicted along with his son Adam; for using his position as Senate majority leader to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars. Last year, the father and son... Read More
- 2016 Hurricane Season Begins June 1, Parish Councils Finalising Preparations Co-Chairman of the Association of Local Government Authorities of Jamaica, Scean Barnswell, says parish councils are finalising preparations for the start of the 2016 hurricane season which begins on June 1. He notes that steps are already being... Read More
- Pitch perfect 3 to be released earlier than expected The release date for pitch perfect 3 has been moved up. According to sources, the date for "Pitch Perfect 3" has been changed to July 21, 2017. The latest in the popular franchise about a female acapella group had originally scheduled to... Read More
- In major step, pope says he's willing to study women deacons Head of state of the Vatican City, Pope Francis said earlier today that he is willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church. This has signaled openness to letting women serve in ordained ministry... Read More
- Kingston Mayor heads to China for Cultural Industries Fair Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke will attend the 12th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair on May 12-16. Dr TANG Lixia, Director-General in the Foreign Affairs Office of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s... Read More
- Most 'valuable' player not necessarily the best - LeBron LeBron James stopped short of saying Stephen Curry is the best player in the NBA after the Golden State Warriors star claimed a second consecutive Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. Curry claimed back-to-back MVPs on Tuesday. Meanwhile, James said he... Read More