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.

The Police High Command says it is investigating an incident captured on video and circulated on social media showing a verbal and physical altercation between members of the Jamaica Defence Force and a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Uncertainty now shrouds the education sector as teachers step up their demand for an end to wage negotiations amid signals that the matter could escalate to an all-island shutdown of schools on Wednesday.

A major showdown is now looming between the government and the Police Federation which represents rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has found reputed leader of the Clansman-One Don Gang, Andre 'Blackman' Bryan, guilty in relation to two more criminal charges.