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JAMAICA | Tourism Industry Needs Vaccination Roll Out Plan

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA: February 25, 2021 - The Shadow Minister of Tourism, Senator Janice Allen says the failure on the part of Government to provide a clear timetable for a roll out of a national vaccination programme is causing heightened concern among hoteliers and other tourism interests. 

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JAMAICA | Opposition Calls for Greater Details on Social Insurance Programme

    KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Opposition Spokesman on Labour and Social Security, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris is calling for greater details on the social insurance programme announced by the Government of Jamaica recently. “Whilst we welcome the initiative, we need to have greater details on its operation,” says Senator Dr. Floyd Morris. The Government had announced its intention to establish a social insurance programme in previous budgets, however no further information had come to Parliament until a media release this week indicated that the fund had already been operationalized. “We have not received any details on how beneficiaries will be selected, how they will be registered, who are the major target audiences, what are the controls that will be put in place to prevent fraud and abuse, and how it will be sustained,” said a concerned Senator Morris. The Opposition Spokesman is particularly unsettled with these developments, in light of the recent challenges with reports from the Auditor General’s Department on various programmes operated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. He said, “This ‘Nicodemus’ approach to a very important programme is unacceptable. Both the public and the Parliament should have access to all aspects of the initiative to ensure that the poor and vulnerable in Jamaica are protected. We do not want a scheme set up by the Government where taxpayers’ money can be scammed away.” The Spokesman on Labour and Social Security is calling on the Minister of Labour and Social Security to urgently table a Ministry Paper in the Parliament, outlining all aspects of the initiative. -30-

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JAMAICA | Norman Horne ineligible to sit in Jamaica Parliament?

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 8, 2020: Nationwide News is reporting that former PNP Treasurer, Norman Horne is a citizen of the United States of America and is ineligible to sit in the Jamaican Parliament. According to Nationwide News, Mr. Horne is the holder of a current United States Passport.

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JAMAICA | Country wants effective action on crime says Fitz Jackson

Kingston, Jamaica. November 23, 2020. The PNP Shadow Minister of National Security Mr Fitz Jackson, is calling on the Minister of National Security, Dr.  Horace Chang, to take urgent action to stop the spike in murders and to prioritise the deteriorating crime and public security environment which has prevailed in Jamaica for several months.

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JAMAICA | PNP wants Gov't to rescind mining permit in Dry Harbour Mountains

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, November 11, 2020: The Opposition People’s National Party Spokesperson on Land and Housing - Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns; says Government must rescind the Ministerial order which overrides the decision of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) not to grant mining/ quarrying permission in Dry Harbour Mountain in Discovery Bay, St. Ann. 

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