Wheatley's woes grow! - Former energy minister says AG's findings left him hurt, humbled and backing calls for forensic probe into $5.2b oil loss

Dr Andrew Wheatley, who held the energy portfolio for most of the past two years, has expressed disappointment and pain at the damning findings by the Auditor General's Department (AGD) into the operations of Petrojam.According to Wheatley, while...more..


Party payback - Wheatley looking to return US$1,000 used to buy birthday cake and more

Stung by the public criticisms that followed a disclosure that some $1.5 million was spent by Petrojam to throw him a surprise birthday party, former energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley is in talks with friends and backers about paying back the money...more..


Parties, Petrojam & Phillip - Paulwell admits lack of oversight and calls for opposition members to be named to boards of state entities

With the fallout from the auditor general's probe into the operations of Petrojam stretching to the People's National Party, which formed the government for some three years of the period reviewed, former energy minister Phillip Paulwell is...more..


Symbiote shutdown looms - Court clears way for Government to revoke telecommunications licence

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Government to revoke the telecommunications licence granted to Symbiote Investments Limited, which traded as Caricel Jamaica.In its ruling handed down last Friday, the court also rejected an application...more..


Massive investments lined up for Bernard Lodge - Vaz pleads for cooperation

An Israeli-led project worth US$5 million (J$625 million), the country's first bamboo factory with an investment of $130 million and the expansion of Caribbean Broilers' Imagination Farms, are some of the major agricultural projects already approved...more..


Bullish on Bernard Lodge - Enterprise team head moves to allay fears about infrastructural challenges

The mega township that has been proposed for several thousand acres of the Bernard Lodge lands in Portmore, St Catherine, is one step closer to getting off the ground. It will include artificial lakes to help with the recharge of the aquifers that...more..


Editors' Forum | 80% in 21 days - BSJ sets ambitious target for testing and certification

An ambitious target of three weeks for the testing and certification of 80 per cent of all requests from local manufacturers has been set by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) in an effort to...more..


PM underscores commitment to human rights of detainees

Detainees in one of the three states of emergency (SOE) now in place across the island yesterday had mixed reactions to a visit to the facility by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and a government team.Holness and his team visited the detention centre...more..


Holness: We could have done better in St James

WESTERN BUREAU:In St James, Prime Minister Andrew Holness admitted that more could have been done to improve the conditions of holding facilities at the Freeport Police Station where detainees are being held under the state of emergency (SOE)."So...more..


New road laws in three months - Senate passes Road Traffic Act

The new road traffic legislation was passed by the Senate yesterday, four years after it was first proposed.The Road Traffic Act 2018, which will repeal and replace the Road Traffic Act 1938, will now go to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen to be...more..