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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...

Caribbean Commonwealth Countries Get Commitment In Fight Against Corruption

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Commonwealth Caribbean countries have been given a commitment by the Governance and Anti-Corruption Adviser to the Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr. Roger Koranteng, to continue the facilitation of anti-corruption messages and...

Gov’t Awards Contract For Port Antonio Sewerage And Drainage Project

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has awarded a contract to VINCI Construction Grands Projets, based in France, to undertake works on the Port Antonio Sewerage and Drainage project (Stage 2). The contract, in the sum of $361,743.45, plus US$4,721,...

Health Minister Encourages Jamaicans To Get Involve In Physical Activity

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton says persons who are engaged in some form of physical activity, are less likely to be susceptible to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Dr. Tufton, stated that evidence shows that...

Health Minister Outlines Impact Of Ncds On The Country

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton says the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been the greatest public health threat to Jamaica’s development for the past 50 years. Dr. Tufton was addressing a...

Senator Proposes Property Tax Amnesty

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Government Senator, Don Wehby, is proposing an amnesty for the collection of property tax arrears in order to allow time for persons to get regularised. “The Minister of Finance and Public Service has stated that the Government...

PM Welcomes Incoming U.S. Flight From NMIA State-Of-The-Art Air Traffic Control Tower

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The passengers and crew of American Airlines flight AAL 1589, which recently landed in Jamaica en route from Miami, were pleasantly surprised when they received a personal welcome from Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness...

Sandals Resort International And Rainforest Seafoods Sponsor Under-19 Cricket Programme

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says that a tripartite partnership for an Under-19 cricket competition and academy programme will ensure that Jamaica returns to dominance in regional cricket...

Corporate Area Water Storage Levels At 99 Per Cent

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that its two major storage facilities in the corporate area are at 99 per cent of their capacity. President of the NWC, Mark Barnett says the water company is enjoying good flows...

Security Minister Encourages Members of the JCF to Maintain their Integrity

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of National Security, the Hon. Robert Montague has called on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) officers in Area 3 to maintain their integrity and operate above board at all times. His plea was made in a message...

Contractor General Says Ccaicacb Conference Critical

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, says the staging of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) Conference next week is a critical opportunity to share best practices...

Message From Minister Of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Cd, Mp For Earth Day 2017

KINGSTON (JIS) -- We join the world today in recognising and celebrating the importance of environmental preservation, through the observance of Earth Day. The Ministry of Tourism and its Agencies wholeheartedly support the mission of environmental...

Review Being Done On Role Of Municipal Police

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says a review is currently being undertaken on the role and function of Municipal Police personnel. “We have put a stop on recruitment, for the time...

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