The President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, Chris Zacca, is questioning Jamaica’s 27 place jump in the latest global Ease of Doing Business Report.

The report says Jamaica has moved to 58 of the 189 countries surveyed, up from 85 last year.

But speaking last evening at the PSOJ’s...Read More »

Outameni Opposition

Opposition Spokesman on Housing, Dr. Horace Chang, says the National Housing Trust should not have used its resources to purchase the attraction, Outameni Experience, in Trelawny.

Outameni is a tourist attraction on the historic Orange Grove property near Falmouth.

The NHT has acquired the 10 acre property for $180-million.

It plans to spend...Read More »

Arnaldo Responds

State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arnaldo Brown, says he’ll take steps to reduce his mobile phone charges, due to the furore over his 1-million dollar government cell phone costs racked up over a year.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the Simpson Miller administration forked out 5-million dollars to pay the...Read More »

Health Ministry Bolstering Ebola Efforts

The Ministry of Health is intensifying its efforts to prepare the country to handle cases of the deadly Ebola virus.

The Health Ministry says come next week, it will increase the number of health personnel stationed at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay St. James.

The Ministry says it’s also speaking with...Read More »


The Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, is reporting the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, to Parliament over its decision to terminate the murder trial of four policemen charged with the killing of entertainer Kentucky Kid, who’s given name is Robert Hill.

INDECOM has submitted a 56 page report ...Read More »

Hylton Urges Private Sector

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says the country’s significant improvement in the global ease of doing business report, should spur the local private sector into action.

The report, published by the World Bank, ranks Jamaica at 58th out of 1-hundred-and-89 countries captured in this year’s publication.

Minister Hylton says...Read More »

Gas Prices Down

There’ll be another reduction in the price of gas and other petroleum products this week.

The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says the price of 87 and 90-gasoline is to be reduced by $1.10 per litre effective tomorrow.

Automotive diesel oil is to sell for $1.15 less per litre.

Ultra low...Read More »

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