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PM Awards Medal To World’s Oldest Living Person

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Calling her a national treasure and a global inspiration, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Thursday (April 27) bestowed the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation on Violet Mosse-Brown, the world’s oldest living...

Children With Autism To Show Off Talent At Concert

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Children with autism and other developmental disabilities will show off their talents in the performing arts at an Autism Awareness Month concert at Emancipation Park, New Kingston on May 6. The event, to get under way at 4:00 pm...

PICA And FLA Get New CEOs

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Andrew Wynter has been named the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), and attorney-at-law, Shane Dalling, as CEO of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA). The announcements...

$70M Expansion For Stimulation Plus Childhood Centre

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Students and staff at the Stimulation-Plus Early Childhood Development Centre (STIM-PLUS) will benefit from a $70-million expansion of its facilities that is slated for completion by the end of 2017. Ground was broken on Tuesday,...

Governor-General Lauds RAFA Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has lauded members of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Jamaica 580 Branch for their tireless efforts and commitment to raising funds through the Wings Appeal...

170 Jobs Projected From US$204-Million Investment In Logistics And Manufacturing

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is projecting that 170 jobs will come from investments of US$204 million in logistics and manufacturing during the current fiscal year. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation...

Gov’t Targeting $38 Billion Alternative Energy Investments

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is anticipating more than J$38 billion (US$300 million) in investments from additional alternative energy projects being targeted for implementation. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and...

Retrofitting Of Police Cars For LNG Use To Begin Shortly

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The process to retrofit police vehicles to allow for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will begin shortly. National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says the procurement of the conversion kits to facilitate the...

ECC To Host Early Childhood Certification Fair In St. Catherine

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Early Childhood Curriculum will be the central focus of a Regional Certification Fair scheduled for the Cedar Grove Academy in Portmore, St. Catherine, on Friday, April 28. The event, being organised by the Early...

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...

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