Thursday, 09 March 2023 11:21

UWI offers counselling after student dies on dorm

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The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona says it has deployed counsellors to support students following the death of one of their hall-mates in the Elsa Leo-Rhynie Hall of Residence on Wednesday.

The Elevate Her Campaign — an initiative to facilitate bi-partisan and stakeholder participation to solve the nation’s hidden epidemic of domestic violence and violence against children — was launched on Wednesday.

For the typical public sector teacher to have a liveable salary, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is proposing that he/she be paid approximately $291,000 per month.

A female St Thomas pastor and an ex-soldier are among 15 persons, including the leader, Andre 'Blackman' Bryan, who have been formally declared members of the notorious Spanish Town, St Catherine-based One Don faction of the Clansman gang.

Wednesday, 08 March 2023 11:55

$367b wage bill placing strain on the budget

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MORE than half of Government's $657.2-billion allocation for non-debt recurrent expenditure will go towards the compensation of public sector employees as the Administration forges ahead with its wage restructuring programme.

With tears streaming down his face, Andre 'Blackman' Bryan wept openly in court after Chief Justice Bryan Sykes on Tuesday declared he was the leader of the notorious Spanish Town, St Catherine-based One Don faction of the Clansman gang.

Finance and Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says the Government has engaged the services of Kroll Associates UK to assist with the forensic probe into the multimillion-dollar fraud at investment firm Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL).

The Government will be embarking on a $40-billion initiative to rehabilitate the Jamaica's roads.

The new series of banknotes featuring national heroes and former prime ministers will be ready for public release by mid-June.

Wednesday, 08 March 2023 10:57

No new taxes for another budget cycle, says Clarke

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For an eighth consecutive budget, the Jamaican Government has not imposed any new taxes on the populace.

Andre 'Blackman' Bryan has been found guilty of being the leader of the notorious Spanish Town One Don faction of the Klansman Gang.