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Statement By Hon. Desmond Mckenzie On The Recent Incidents Of Floodings, Landslides

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Mr. Speaker… • The Trough that affected the western Caribbean and brought sustained light to heavy rains to Jamaica since late last week, is expected to dissipate today. • In the space of a few short days, a number of parishes...

Jamaican Couple Teams With American Philanthropist To Give Back

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Horace and Hillary Morgan, a Jamaican-born couple based in Florida, have teamed up with Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel to help hundreds of Jamaicans access critical eye surgeries. The Morgans, through their Foundation, Mind Body and...

Jamaica Could Have Five Million Visitors Earlier than Projected

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says there are strong indications that Jamaica could reach its goal of five million visitors in a single year, earlier than previously projected. Mr. Bartlett, who is currently in Asia as...

Property Tax Bills Passed By The Senate

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Two pieces of legislation giving legal authority to the Government to impose the new rates of property taxes, as well as validate the collection of property taxes from April 1, 2013, were approved by the Senate on April 21. The...

Education Offers Solution To Crime

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The Mico University College, Dr. Albert Benjamin, has cited education as one of the most critical elements in addressing crime in Jamaica. He noted that education shapes values and...

MOCA To Share Anti-Corruption Tools At Regional Conference

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is expected to share some key investigative approaches and deterrent methodologies with anti-corruption bodies from across the region, at the Commonwealth Caribbean...

Senate Passes Arbitration Bill

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Arbitration Bill, which seeks to provide an effective non-judicial mechanism for settling disputes between contracting parties, was passed in the Senate on Friday (April 21) with 50 amendments. The Bill, which is intended to...

Jamaica Engages CARICOM And OAS To Promote Dialogue In Venezuela

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, says Jamaica will continue to engage CARICOM and the Organization of American States (OAS) members to promote dialogue and a peaceful resolution...

Caribbean Commonwealth Countries Get Commitment In Fight Against Corruption

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Commonwealth Caribbean countries have been given a commitment by the Governance and Anti-Corruption Adviser to the Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr. Roger Koranteng, to continue the facilitation of anti-corruption messages and...

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