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Holness defends appeal of court ruling

Embattled Jamaica Labour Party leader, Andrew Holness says he is not at this time objecting to the return of Arthur Williams and Dr. Christopher Tufton to the Senate.

The Contstitutional Court had ruled that the use of undate signed resignation letters to oust Mr Williams and Dr Tufton was unconstitutional and unlawful making the appointments of Ruel Reid and Dr Nigel Clarke as replacements null and void.

NCB to increase some fees

National Commercial Bank, (NCB), has announced that several of its fees are to be increased as of Monday March 16.

The increase will impact in-branch transfer transactions between accounts, whether held in local or foreign currency, transfer to third party accounts and balance enquiry in branch or via customer care centre for business customers.

Cocaine seized at Kingston Container Terminal

251 pounds of cocaine was seized by customs and police at Kingston Container Terminal, this week.

The cocaine is valued at 247 million Jamaican dollars.

Multi million dollar injection for CSJP

The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III is set to receive a cash injection of $145 million to carry out its work during the new fiscal year.

As outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives on February 19, the money will go towards enhancing citizen security and justice in targeted communities, through the increased use of gender-responsive justice services.

IMF says Jamaica remains on track with targets

Jamaica continues to perform strongly and remains on track with targets under the four-year Extended Fund Facility (EEF) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, said the review of the December 2014 quarter shows that there has been significant progress in the country’s macroeconomic status.

Massive ganja find at Kingston port

The Border Protection Unit of the Jamaica Customs Agency and the JCF'’s Trans-National Crimes and Narcotics Division are investigating the seizure of marijuana with an estimated street value of over $1.2 million Jamaican dollars.

124 packages containing 568 pounds of marijuana were found concealed in a transhipment container that was destined for Costa Rica at the Kingston Container Terminal.

Several persons hospitalised following accident

A number of passengers are being treated at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine following a collision involving a unit from the Jamaica Urban Transit Company and a mini bus this morning.

Fire personnel had to cut the driver of the Hiace mini bus from the wreckage .

The accident occurred about 5:30 a-m along  the Christian Pen main road in Portmore.

Man slapped for forgery charges

Forty-seven-year-old Paul Gerrow, of Portmore, St. Catherine was slapped with forgery charges on Wednesday (February 25).

Reports are that on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, the accused fraudulently applied for and obtained a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) in a relative’s name.

The fraud was discovered on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 when the relative applied for his TRN.

Government ramps up measles prevention campaign

As the government's measles prevention campaign intensifies, health officials will be visiting both private and public schools to ensure the necessary vaccines are up to date. 

This, as the ministry says it is embarking on a 12-week measles prevention campaign for children between ages one and six years.

Two men arrested for woman's murder

The police have taken two men into custody in relation to the shooting death of a woman and the wounding of four others in Negril on Monday (February 22).

Police have not released the identities of the men who were taken into custody on tuesday.

The Constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit, (CCU) says arrangements are being made for the men to be interviewed.

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