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House Pays Tribute to Peralto

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, advised the House of Representatives yesterday (January 27), that an official funeral would be held on February 9, 2009, for the late Ryan Peralto, who died on February 23. In his tribute to Mr. Peralto, Mr. … Continued


House Begins Debate on Sexual Offences Act

Debate on the Sexual Offences Act 2008, which seeks to bring under one umbrella, the various laws relating to rape, incest and other sexual offences, began in the House of Representatives yesterday (Jan. 27). The Bill repeals the Incest (Punishment) … Continued


‘Jamaica House Live’ Resumes This Wednesday

“Jamaica House Live”, the monthly call in radio programme hosted by Prime Minister Bruce Golding, will resume this Wednesday (Jan. 28) at 8:30 pm. This will be the first programme for the year and also the first anniversary of ‘Jamaica … Continued


Needs Assessment of Parliamentary Counsel Office Commences

A needs assessment of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel has commenced, Information, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister, Olivia Grange, has informed. Speaking at last week’s post-Cabinet media briefing, at Jamaica House, Miss Grange said the assessment, being carried out … Continued


Road Contracts Approved by Cabinet

Two contracts, amounting to just over $264 million, have been approved by Cabinet, to undertake civil works in sections of St. Ann, and St. Catherine. Transport and Works Minister, and Chairman of Cabinet’s Infrastructure Committee, Michael Henry, told journalists at … Continued


Cabinet Approves Contracts for Schools

Cabinet has approved the award of two contracts, totalling just over $277 million, to effect construction work at two schools in Portland and St. Ann. Speaking at last week’s post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House, Transport and Works Minister, and … Continued


Gov’t Seeks Parliamentary Approval for Payments to Alcoa

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, yesterday (Jan. 20) moved a motion in the Lower House, seeking Parliamentary approval for Government to guarantee payments amounting to US$127.7 million by Clarendon Alumina Production Limited (CAP), to Alcoa Minerals … Continued


State Opening of Parliament on April 2

Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has informed that the State Opening of Parliament will take place on Thursday, April 2, with the Governor General, delivering the Throne Speech. The Governor-General will outline the Government’s programmes … Continued


House Passes Bill to Amend Jury Act

A Bill to amend the Jury Act, so as to enable the Registrar of the Supreme Court to make appropriate arrangements for the serving of summonses on jurors, was passed in the House of Representatives yesterday (Jan.13). The legislation, which … Continued

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