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Robert Fowler, the man accused of the murder of 20-year-old Portmore resident Khanice Jackson two years ago, pleaded guilty to the charge and is to be sentenced on April 27.

Thursday, 09 March 2023 11:28

Teachers again reject Govt's wage offer

Delegates of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) have again voted to reject the Government's latest wage offer under the new compensation review.

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

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.