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Administrators at the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica have agitated for the Government to hike its subvention by 136 per cent to almost $5 billion to cover the salaries of faculty. UTech is now awaiting the results of a staff-verification...

Newly installed Energy Minister Fayval Williams has defended the Jamaican Government’s decision to explore the possibility of shutting down Petrojam’s refinery portfolio and operating as an import terminal if the ageing state-owned entity fail to...

Businesses along Hagley Park Road that have haemorrhaged billions of dollars in losses from the Government’s months-long roadwork project should be offered tax write-offs as compensation for a precipitous fall in revenue. That’s the word from...

Painting a picture of cruel victimisation, former Petrojam human resource manager Roselee Scott-Heron felt wronged by her sudden dismissal two days before Christmas in 2016, one of her attorneys has revealed. Symone Mayhew, the lead attorney for...

The Jamaican Government has come under scathing criticism from student and staff lobbyists of the University of Technology (UTech) who have condemned being treated as poorer cousins to the neighbouring University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona....

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is projecting a 1.5 to 2.5 per cent growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) for the January to March quarter of the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The positive outlook has been spurred by the performance of the...

Amid plans by the low-price retail giants Payless to close 2,100 stores in the United States, Caribbean stakeholders have moved to quell fears about the fate of stores in Jamaica and the region. In a release yesterday, North America communications...

Carved out of the gritty concrete jungle of Kingston, Ionie Clarke’s big, broad smile is as disarming as her rock-solid confidence. The student leader, a trainee in the Jamaica National Service Corps, said that she has always been driven to make...

With disquiet growing among members of staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), its president, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, is urging them to remain patient as negotiations continue over the government subvention granted to the...

Jamaica’s sole oil refinery, Petrojam, has seen its market value eroded by nearly US$100 million because of a decade of broken promises, delays and inaction by the Venezuelan government, the Andrew Holness administration has revealed....
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