$175m for Jamaica flood repairs


KINGSTON –– The Government says it has allocated $175 million in emergency funding to address critical infrastructure repairs in six of the parishes worst affected by adverse weather in recent weeks.According to Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, the allocation is primarily to facilitate the restoration of access to communities. “As is well known, the rains from […]

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Barbados’ rate of violent crime ‘the exception’ in Caribbean

AN INTER-AMERICAN Development Bank (IDB) study on crime says Barbados was an exception when it came to rising violent crime in the Caribbean. In a report issued today the IDB said “Barbados seems to…