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Subsidy bleed - JUTC loses $10m on fares every day

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it is losing $10 million per day on fare subsidies, and insists that the increases in fares, which take effect on Sunday, are necessary to help keep the state-owned bus company on the road.

Businesses fume as traffic stifles Falmouth

Residents and business interests in Trelawny's main town are demanding a revision of the restrictions on vehicular traffic that came into being with the new Falmouth Pier.



Night club owner nabbed in JPS's Negril raids

The owner of a popular Negril-based nightclub was among several persons arrested as the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) took its anti-electricity theft operation to the resort town with a major operation on Wednesday.



Many Jamaicans facing tight incomes, unpaid bills

THOSE WHO speak on the economy from both government and the private sector use the macroeconomic numbers to paint an economy that is improving beyond expectation, even a rosy picture.

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Honest government self-evaluation

One department of the Ministry of Education that appears to be working efficiently is the National Education Inspectorate (NEI), which assesses the performance of primary and secondary schools run by the Government.



Cricketers need foreign exposure

West Indies do not need a foreign coach. It has not worked and it will never work. Since 1995, the year West Indies lost the Frank Worrell Trophy to Australia, we have never been able to return to the standard of play we enjoyed under Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards.



Raising a glass to charity

It is no secret that Montegonians like to party in style. Well, last Saturday, the Montego Bay Chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) presented the perfect occasion to social butterflies, with the hosting of its fourth annual food and wine-pairing fundraiser, Celebration of Fine Jamaican Cuisine.



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