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Middle Managers Encouraged To Become Transformational Leaders

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is encouraging middle managers to become transformational leaders within their organisations by supporting their entities’ ultimate vision. “You must find out...

Gov’t Developing Service Excellence Policy

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Director General of the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Division (PSTMD), Office of the Cabinet, Veniece Pottinger-Scott, says the Government is developing a policy to address service delivery in the public sector....

Jamaica Looking To Benefit From Green Climate Fund

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has taken steps to ensure that Jamaica derives significant benefits from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which has been established to support the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This was disclosed by Minister...

New Fisheries Bill To Be Tabled In Parliament

KINGSTON (JIS) -- A new Fisheries Bill, aimed at further safeguarding the local sector, is to be tabled in Parliament shortly. The Bill, which will replace the Fisheries Act of 1976, will establish the legal and regulatory framework that creates...

State Minister Emphasises Importance Of Eradicating Corruption

KINGSTON (JIS) -- State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Government’s emphasis on crime and corruption eradication is to create a safe environment and increase economic growth. He said...

Potential Of Breadfruit Emphasised At Agricultural Show

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, the Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says breadfruit is a viable and underutilised product that could easily have an impact on the export market. Dr. Chang, who...

Assessment Of Flood Damage Under Way

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government are now assessing the full impact of the rains that swept the island last week. In...

JCF To Intensify Recruitment Drive To Fill 3,000 Spaces

KINGSTON (JIS) -- National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will intensify its recruitment process to fill 3,000 available spaces within the JCF. “It is the intention of this Government over the...

New Chairman Of JIS Impressed With Performance

KINGSTON (JIS) -- New Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Gail Abrahams, says she is impressed with the remarkable talent, outstanding performance and superior work ethic of the agency’s staff. “They are...

Prime Minister Breaks Ground For Early-Childhood Institution

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, broke ground yesterday (April 25) for the construction of an early-childhood institution in his West Central St. Andrew constituency. Under a grant-funded project by the Government of...

Minister Highlights Role Of Agriculture In Country’s Economic Development

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says agriculture continues to play a critical role in the country’s economic development. Dr. Chang, who was speaking at the...

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...

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