Gas Prices Down

Motorists will pay significantly less for gasoline when they fill up at the pumps tomorrow.

The price of 87 and 90 gasoline has been reduced by $2.47 per litre.

Automotive Diesel Oil will sell for $2.22 less.

Ultra Low Diesel Fuel is down $2.75.

Kerosene will sell for $2.80 less per litre.

Meanwhile, LPG Propane...Read More »

MP CDF Controversy

Member of Parliament for West St. Mary, the PNP’s Jolyan Silvera, is at the center of a controversy following a revelation today that he submitted to the Constituency Development Fund, CDF, the name of a consulting company for the award of a 1-point-5 million dollar contract, when the company did...Read More »

Caymanas Chik-V Scare

Chief Veterinarian at the Jamaica Racing Commission, Dr. St. Aubyn Bartlett, says several persons working at the country’s lone horse racing facility at Caymanas Park in Portmore, St. Catherine, are showing symptoms consistent with the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus.

Dr. Bartlett, says at the best of times there’s a serious mosquito problem...Read More »

Chik-V Spike - Ferguson

Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has conceded that Jamaica is faced with an increase in the spread of the Chickungunya virus.

Addressing the House of Representatives this afternoon, Dr. Ferguson disclosed that half the island’s fourteen parishes have seen confirmed cases of Chik-V.

He says there’re now 31-confirmed cases of the mosquito-transmitted...Read More »

More Economic Growth

Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, says Cabinet has decided to establish a Sub-Committee to drive economic growth.

The Finance Minister also says the country can surpass growth targets projected in its four-year agreement with the International Monetary Fund, IMF.

He says that possibility is based on information provided by the Planning...Read More »

Kartel Trial Update

Incarcerated entertainer, Vybz Kartel, and his two co-accused are to return to court next Monday, for another mention of their attempting to pervert the course of justice case.

Kartel – who’s real name is Adijah Palmer, along with Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and Andre Henry, otherwise called ‘Pim Pim’, are facing...Read More »

Inflation Falls Slightly

Jamaica’s inflation rate fell slightly in August but remained at an elevated level of 1.1%.

This compares to the 1-point-4 percent recorded in July, which was the highest rate since September 2013.

August’s inflation rate was driven mainly by a 2.7% upward movement in the index for the division ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic...Read More »

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