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Health Ministry Launches Sealant Programme For Children

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Health launched its National Sealant Programme on March 21, at the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston. The programme aims to provide access to preventative oral and dental care for primary- and basic-school...

PM Announces HOPE Project

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (March 21), announced the launch of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme during his 2017/18 Budget Debate presentation in Gordon House. The...

Enterprise Team To Lead Development Of Logistics Centre

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has declared the development of Jamaica as a premier international logistics centre to be a national project. He has appointed an Enterprise Team to be responsible for assessing...

More Space For BPO Operations

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Work is under way by the Port Authority of Jamaica and the Factories Corporation to construct more than 250,000 square feet of new purpose-built space and to retrofit an additional 50,000 square feet of existing buildings for...

Lands Identified For Construction Of Logistics Facilities

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has identified strategically located parcels of land for the construction of facilities that will further develop logistics operations in the country.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the lands will...

Renewable Energy For CAPS

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Universal Service Fund (USF) will be conducting a review of some of the existing Community Access Point (CAP) facilities, with the aim of adding renewable energy to reduce the operating costs. “We have done research and our...

Education Act To Be Amended To Prohibit Corporal Punishment

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is to amend the Education Act to explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in schools. This was stated by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, while making his contribution to the 2017/18 Budget Debate in the...

Government To Apologise

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is to formally apologise to the victims of state-inflicted violence that occurred in the communities of Coral Gardens in April 1963 and Tivoli Gardens in May 2010. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, made...

Crash Hotspots To Be Given Special Attention

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says instructions have been given to the National Works Agency (NWA) to implement safety measures to reduce accidents in crash hotspots. “We have given a policy nod to the use of...

Aggressive Reforestation Programme To Be Undertaken

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is working to ensure that the island’s forest reserves are increased and preserved through an “aggressive” reforestation programme. Specific focus will be placed on closed broadleaf forests which have been...

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