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Forensic Audit to Begin on Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme

 Above: Works Minister Dr Omar Davies at a press briefing yesterday (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican government will soon begin a forensic audit of the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme, a project whose alleged mismanagement led to …

IMF Delegation Heading to Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the International Monetary Fund will visit Jamaica beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to a release from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and the Public Service. The delegation will meet with Finance Minister …

Interview with Tarrus Riley

 By Alexander Britell Tarrus Riley is one of the leading lights of reggae music today, who led the BBC to call him “Jamaica’s brightest hope” on the release of his previous album, “Contagious,” in 2009. The Bronx-born Jamaican stays true …

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 Above: Jamaican PM Portia Simpson Miller and Attorney General Patrick Atkinson, QC By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Attorney General Patrick Atkinson, QC will be fully accountable through Parliament, according to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller was …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Wykeham McNeill was part of a sizable victory by the opposition People’s National Party in Jamaica’s national elections Dec. 29, winning his Western Westmoreland constituency and being appointed the country’s new Minister of Tourism and Entertainment …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor It is obvious that the IMF and the JLP government were either in continuous disagreement or that they were unable to enter a mediated agreement over the last year. According to the IMF’s website, Jamaica …

 Above: residents celebrating in Accompong (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It was 274 years ago in early January that Jamaica’s Maroons first signed a peace treaty with the British Government. This weekend, in one of the first major …

 By Alexander Britell One of Jamaica’s foremost media specialists, Dr Marcia Forbes has most recently been exploring the ways technology impacts Jamaican society and culture. Her first book, Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica, looked at the ways traditional …