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PAAC Member Slams BOJ Governor for Alleged Silence 

PAAC Member Slams BOJ Governor for Alleged Silence 

Opposition Member and St Catherine South Member of Parliament Fitz Jackson slammed the Bank of Jamaica on Wednesday over its alleged silence on myriad ills befalling depositors at the hand of banks. Explaining that tools such as the banking regulations he has proposed have crawled to be enacted while other benefiting banks have been swift, Jackson...

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Major Crimes Down By 6 Per Cent, Murders Slightly Up

Major Crimes Down By 6 Per Cent, Murders Slightly Up

Despite major crimes falling by over 6 per cent this year, Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson says murders have increased by just over 1 per cent. He also noted that the western parishes factor heavily in the latest increase in murders, triggered by illicit activities such as scamming. He was speaking at the JCF’s monthly media briefing on...

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Consumer, Business Confidence Shows Stability 

Consumer, Business Confidence Shows Stability 

The 1st quarter 2022 indices of business and consumer confidence have shown little significant change over the preceding 4th quarter of 2021, reflecting relative stability in Jamaica’s economic expectations. The stability is deemed a positive development as the nation prepares to adjust to initiatives to fully re-open the economy and emerge from the COVID-19 era....

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2022 Census Preparations Underway

2022 Census Preparations Underway

Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting that preparations for data collection on the 2022 population and housing census are underway. The COVID-19 pandemic had delayed the 10-year data collection which was to be carried out in 2021.  STATIN’s Director-General provided the updates urging a recent quarterly briefing. The screening will begin in western parishes and...

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Lawyer Counters PNP “Win-Win” Land Solution

Lawyer Counters PNP “Win-Win” Land Solution

The Attorney for Brighton/ Little Bay Land Owner, Alimi Banjoko, is urging stakeholders to act now to resettle the residents.  He tells CVM LIVE, that the proposed win-win solution suggested by Opposition Leader Mark Golding is not applicable under the Local Amenities Act and evictions will continue. He however maintains that politicians and residential and...

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PM: Labour Shortage Could Result in Imported Labour

PM: Labour Shortage Could Result in Imported Labour

Jamaica is experiencing a labour shortage that could result in imported labour. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the revelation on Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony in St James. The Prime Minister says the country could end up importing skilled workers due to increasing requests for skilled labour and underutilized capacity.  “You may be asking how,...

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Opposition Proposes Solution for Little Bay/Brighton Lands

Opposition Proposes Solution for Little Bay/Brighton Lands

The Opposition is urging the government to immediately use its powers under the Local Improvements or Community Amenities Act to achieve a peaceful and reasonable settlement for the residents of Little Bay, Westmoreland. Following Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ meeting with residents disputing their rights to some 800 acres of beachfront property, he explained to the...

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New Trends in Local Death Services, Cremation on High Demand

New Trends in Local Death Services, Cremation on High Demand

Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic were myriad lessons, advancements in services, and paradigm shifts. In the case of the local death services industry, one major player is of the view that new trends emerged while Jamaicans gave more consideration to less traditional farewells. Managing Director of Delapenha Funeral Home, Dale Delapenha, says more Jamaicans opted...