NHT Board Gets Failing Grade

A former Chairman of the National Housing Trust, Howard Mitchell, says the scandal engulfing the organization is as a result of the glaring lack of understanding by members of the Easton Douglas led board of their role and functions.

Mr. Mitchell made the comment while speaking on Nationwide This Morning.

Howard Mitchell...Read More »

AJ Penitent

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator AJ Nicholson, this morning begged the country for forgiveness as he delivered a comprehensive apology for the offence caused by his flexi-rape comment in the upper house of parliament last month.

Nicholson’s sotto voce comment, where he was heard asking if Opposition...Read More »

Golding Slams JLP

Justice Minister, Senator Golding, is blasting the parliamentary opposition over its claim that the piecemeal approach that the Simpson Miller administration is taking to tax reform is hurting the small business sector.

Minister Golding reacted strongly to that claim this afternoon, as the Senate debated a bill which proposes to further...Read More »

PM Forced to Act on NHT

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has now been forced to make changes to the depleted Board of Directors of the National Housing Trust, NHT.

The Prime Minister has been forced to act with the resignation today of the Jamaica Employers Federation, JEF, nominee on the board, Brenda Cuthbert.

Mrs. Cuthbert resigned...Read More »

Upgrade Expected

An influential US based investment bank, Oppenheimer, is praising the government’s implementation of the IMF economic programme.

Oppenheimer says Jamaica’s ratings should be upgraded by Moody’s before February next year.

The bank says the continued successful implementation of the IMF programme will be key to anchoring market sentiment and boosting confidence in...Read More »

New PS at Labour

A new Permanent Secretary has been appointed in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

She’s Colette Roberts-Risden

Acting on the advice of the Public Service Commission, the Governor-General has given approval for her appointment, which takes effect January 1, 2015.

Mrs. Roberts-Risden will replace the current Permanent Secretary, Alvin McIntosh, who’ll...Read More »

ChikV to Decline - Ferguson

Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the country should begin to see a decline in the number of persons being impacted by the Chikungunya virus in December.

Dr. Ferguson says there’s been a significant decline in new Chik-V cases in the eastern parishes, including St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew...Read More »

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