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Jamaica Aiming For Tier 1 Ranking In Human Trafficking Fight

KINGSTON (JIS -- Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says Jamaica is aiming for Tier 1 ranking in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) by the United States’ Department of State. He said the efforts will continue, through public education...

USF To Provide Wi-Fi Downtown And In Olympic Gardens

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Universal Service Fund (USF) continues its quest to provide 100 per cent Internet penetration across Jamaica with Wi-Fi hotspots to be provided at the St. William Grant Park in downtown Kingston and in Olympic Gardens. Chief...

Keep The Peace During Champs – Police

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is urging the public to maintain the peace during the five-day staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, which got under way on Tuesday (March 28) at the...

Ten Police Officers Vie For Top Cop Award

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Ten police officers are to vie for top honours in the LASCO/Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Police Officer of the Year competition. The finalists were fêted at a reception held on March 27 at the Police Officers’ Club on Hope...

Acting Police Commissioner Says Criminals Prey on Children from Broken Homes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Acting Commissioner of Police (ACP), Novelette Grant, says there is a cycle of violence, where abused children and those from broken homes are being lured into nefarious activities by preying criminals. ACP Grant, who was speaking...

Principal Looks To Transform Rural St. Andrew Primary School

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Woodford Primary and Infant School principal, Jennifer Gordon, could hardly contain her joy. After months of planning and preparation, the school was able to successfully stage its first literacy fair on February 23. “It was a...

Knox Community College Making An Impact In Central Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Knox Community College in Manchester, with its four campuses, is impacting the lives of young people, especially from central Jamaica. Principal, Rev. Dr. Gordon Cowans, tells JIS News that the community college is a premier...

Removal Of Zinc Fencing Will Make Communities Safer

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney, says the $252-million zinc-fence removal programme being undertaken by the entity aims to ensure the safety and security of residents in the targeted...

More Than 3,000 Athletes At Boys And Girls’ Champs

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Approximately 3,100 athletes from high schools islandwide will be on show at the annual Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston...

CaPRI Endorses Budget Put Forward By Government

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) has endorsed the Government’s $710-billion Budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year, which is expected to keep Jamaica’s economic programme on track. Co-Executive Director, Dr. Damien King...

Minister Robinson-Regis To Discuss T&Ts Future With The IDB In Paraguay

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will be conducting its Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors and the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) in...

2017 National Culinary Team announced

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- The new Trinidad and Tobago Culinary Team, led by Team Captain Adrian Cumberbatch, was announced at the “MAKING THE CUTT” Culinary Competition’s Awards Ceremony.

Derechos LGBTI En Cuba Llegarán Tras La Reforma Constitucional

HAVANA (IPS) -- El reconocimiento legal de derechos de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales (LGBTI) en Cuba sucederá después que se realicen cambios a la Carta Magna, vigente desde 1976 y reformada en 1992,...

Ayiti Apiye Dyalòg Ak Negosyasyon Ant Aktè Venezuelyen Yo Kòm Mwayen Pou Rezoud Kriz Politik Nan Peyi Yo

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- Represantan Ayiti nan òganizasyon Eta Ameriken yo, Anbasadè Jean Victor Harvel Jean Baptiste, deklare Ayiti apiye dyalòg ak negosyasyon ant aktè nan Venezuela kòm mwayen pou yo jwenn yon solisyon pou sitiyasyon...

Marte Hoffiz Projects Players As Future Olympic Stars

HAVANA (NORCECA) --The president of NORCECA Confederation Cristobal Marte Hoffiz welcomed the players from 10 countries taking part in the U18 Girls’ Pan American Cup which he projected as future Olympic stars.

Marte Hoffiz Proyecta Jugadoras Como Futuras Estrellas Olímpicas

HAVANA (NORCECA) -- El presidente de la Confederación NORCECA, Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, dio la bienvenida a las jugadoras de 10 países que participan en la Copa Panamericana Femenina Sub-18 a las que proyectó como futuras estrellas olímpicas.

Aplauden Ciudadanos Avances Del Gobierno Municipal De Remberto Estrada

CANCÚN -- Luego de la presentación del Plan Municipal de Desarrollo 2016-2018, como herramienta fundamental para cumplir cada uno de los compromisos hechos ante la ciudadanía por el Presidente Municipal de Benito Juárez, Remberto Estrada Barba,...

CANCÚN -- Luego de la presentación del Plan Municipal de Desarrollo 2016-2018, como herramienta fundamental para cumplir cada uno de los compromisos hechos ante la ciudadanía por el Presidente Municipal de Benito Juárez, Remberto Estrada Barba,...

Celebra Ayuntamiento De Benito Juárez Primer Aniversario Del Programa “Co´Ox Cancún”

CANCÚN -- Con la asistencia de más de cinco mil benitojuarenses, el Instituto Municipal de Planeación de Desarrollo (IMPLAN) llevó a cabo la celebración del primer aniversario del programa “Co´ox Cancún”, el que tuvo como evento cumbre el...

Accountant General’s Department To Be Relocated By End Of April

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Accountant General’s Department (AGD) is to be relocated to the Oceana Building in downtown Kingston by the end of April. Accountant General, Carlene Murdock, made the disclosure at a JIS Think Tank on Friday (March 24). She...

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