Increase Grants To Basic Schools & Keep Auxiliary Fees Affordable - Holness

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 16:30

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness who oversees the education portfolio, at Tuesday’s sitting of the Standing Finance Committee, called for an increase in support for basic schools and basic school teachers and demanded that the Minister of Education ensure that auxiliary fees are not pushed beyond the reach of parents.

NWC Inept, Uncaring & Unresponsive - Robinson

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 16:30

Jamaica Labour Party M.P. Shahine Robinson today lambasted the management of the National Water Commission for being inept, uncaring and unresponsive in addressing her constituent’s unmet need for water.

Mrs. Robinson passionately said “The dry water pipes and unfilled storage drums of thousands of households in North East St Ann tell the people’s stories. My team and I have repeatedly called, written, emailed and generally harassed local, regional and central management but have gotten no relief for the thousands of households across the constituency.”

West Kingston Management Committee Investigates Repercussions of Trauma of Recent Violence

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 16:30

The Constituency Management Committee (CMC) of West Kingston wishes to unequivocally denounce any form of crime and violence undertaken by anyone against residents of the constituency. We have been taking note of the volatile actions and have been demonstrating our opposition via multiple mediums. We wish to say, like our Member of Parliament we remain resolute to do whatever we can to resist this scourge of inhumane behaviour and will be monitoring this situation and conducting our own investigations on the repercussions.

"Government not Serious about Housing for Jamaicans" - Chang

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 16:30

Opposition Spokesperson on Housing and Transport, Dr. Horace Chang, in commenting on the Governor General’s recent Throne Speech, stated that the Government’s announcement that through the NHT it only built 2700 units last year, and will only be building 2000 units this year, shows that the Government does not have the will or the management skill to provide enough housing for the hard working contributors of the NHT.

GREEN SAYS ESTIMATES OF EXPENDITURE MUST GIVE HOPE TO THE YOUTH

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 16:30

Jamaica Labour Party Deputy Spokesperson on Labour and Social Security, Floyd Green, is urging the Government to use this year’s Budget to tackle the grave problem of youth unemployment. Mr. Green says that for the past two years the policies of the government have resulted in the unemployment rate among young people spiraling out of control, and that urgent steps must be taken to address it in this year’s budget.

JLP WATCHING DEVELOPMENTS IN “DEATH SQUADS” ISSUE

Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 16:45

The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) said today that it welcomes the probe by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) into allegations of extrajudicial killings by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), as well as the commitment of the police high command to cooperate fully with the investigations.

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