KINGSTON, Jamaica - The People's National Party (PNP) is reiterating that, given the disproportionate remuneration awarded to Jamaican politicians compared to their regional counterparts, along with the relative underperformance of the Jamaican economy and the lack of equity in the compensation awarded across the public sector, the announced salaries for ministers and members of parliament (MP) should immediately be withdrawn.

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 11:38

Holness’ salary to remain at $9 million

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that he will not be taking his massive pay hike under the new compensation structure for the political directorate.

Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Marlene Malahoo Forte, has indicated that King Charles III, who she reminded is still the "King of Jamaica", should consider removing the visa requirement for Jamaicans to currently take cases to the United Kingdom Privy Council.

FACED with stinging criticisms over the massive salary increases granted to members of the political directorate, Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday launched a counter-offensive as he fired back at critics.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sought to address criticisms amid backlash following the announcement of salary hikes for the political directorate.

A  State of Public Emergency (SOE) has been declared for the parishes of Hanover, St James, and Clarendon.

A British woman was arrested on Friday, May 12 following a seizure of over five kilograms of cocaine at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James.

The May Pen to Williamsfield section of the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP), Part A, is 94 per cent complete and remains on track for full completion by August.

PHILADELPHIA, CMC – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says it seized over 12 pounds of cocaine on a flight from Jamaica on Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport.

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier is believed to have drowned during training at the National Stadium pool in St Andrew on Thursday.

The Ministry of Science, Energy, and Technology will be receiving funding to strengthen Jamaica’s cybersecurity framework.