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European Union Celebrates 60th Anniversary

KINGSTON (JIS) -- On March 25, the European Union will mark 60 years since the signature of the Rome Treaties, the first step towards a united Europe. Since the birth of the European Communities in 1957, the citizens of our Member States have...

Gov’t Embarking On Rationalisation Of Public Bodies

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government has embarked on a comprehensive rationalisation of public bodies. This, he said, will involve “a series of phased and sequenced actions over the...

USF Provides Millions To Boost Internet Access

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Universal Service Fund (USF) has provided millions of dollars in support to libraries and educational institutions as the entity continues to carry out its mandate to provide 100 per cent Internet penetration across Jamaica....

Jamaica Constantly On Alert – Security Minister

KINGSTON (JIS) -- National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says Jamaica is constantly on alert for terrorists at the country’s ports of entry by using a watch list provided by the international criminal police organisation, Interpol. “Our...

ECC Forms Partnership To Help Early-Childhood Schools

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) recently formalised a partnership with Digicel Foundation to provide assistance to five early-childhood schools to become certified under the ECC’s 12 Operating Standards. The schools are New...

Minister Vaz Commits Land For Baptist Union Castor Oil Project

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has given a commitment to assist the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) with lands for its castor bean project. “I am the Minister with...

JCF Takes 150th Anniversary Celebrations To Montego Bay

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues its 150th anniversary celebrations with the staging of a concert in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, on Saturday, March 25.  The event is the third of six scheduled concerts to be...

Interest Rates On New Loans Trending Down

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says lending rates by banks on new loans as at December 2016 were trending down. Closing the 2017/18 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 22, the...

Literacy Project Reaping Success

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Enrichment Initiative, which seeks to achieve 100 per cent literacy among primary-school students, has been handed over fully to the Ministry of Education. The project was initiated in 2009 by the Education Ministry and the...

$131.5 Million In Savings From Energy Efficiency And Conservation Programme

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Government has realised savings of some $131.5 million through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP). “This is money that can be...

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