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NHT To Commence Microfinance Initiative April 1

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The National Housing Trust (NHT) will on April 1, commence its Housing Microfinance Initiative, which will allow low-income contributors to repair or improve existing homes or build their own homes, one step at a time. The...

National Culture Policy To Be Unveiled In April

KINGSTON (JIS) -- It is expected that the National Culture Policy will be unveiled next month, articulating clearly what is the Jamaican culture. Since June 2016, staff of cultural agencies and community members have been participating in...

Security Ministry Awaits Designs For New PICA Office

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The National Security Ministry is still awaiting the completion of architectural designs to commence construction of the new Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) head office in Kingston. Portfolio Minister, Hon....

Students Attend College Day At Knox

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Students from 40 schools in Central Jamaica attended the annual ‘College Day’ staged by Knox Community College, Cobbla Campus, in Manchester, on March 15. Held under the theme ‘Forging Forward: A New Horizon Beckons’, the Day...

Zones Of Special Operations To Be Established As Part Of Crime Initiatives To Secure Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness today (March 21), announced the establishment of the Zones of Special Operations as part of the Government’s plan to secure Jamaica. Making his contribution to the 2017/2018 Budget Debate in...

JCF To Get 200 Additional Motor Vehicles

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of National Security will be acquiring 200 additional motor vehicles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), at a cost of approximately $418 million. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, noted that these will...

Futurist Urges Government To Underpin Growth Initiatives With Focus On Education

KINGSTON (JIS) -- World-renowned Futurist, Edie Weiner, has urged the Government to underpin growth initiatives with a fundamental focus on education, as half of the country’s population is below the age of 25. “You have to be thinking about...

Parade Gardens Residents Benefit From Free Legal Service

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Residents of the Parade Gardens community in Central Kingston are the latest to benefit from the services of the Legal Aid Council’s Mobile Justice Unit. The unit was in the community on Monday (March 20) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p...

32 Correctional Officers To Benefit From Training

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Thirty-two correctional officers will benefit from training scholarships totalling in excess of $1.2 million, which will equip them to deliver National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQ-J) programmes to inmates and wards in...

DPP Urges Women Not To Have Children They Cannot Afford

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, is urging women to desist from having children that they cannot afford to provide for financially. “If you know you cannot afford it, you cannot sit down in the 21st century...

PICA Goes To Toronto March 25

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will be taking its outreach campaign to an exposition at the Pearson Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada, on March 25. This will be done in partnership with other government...

The Mico University To Launch Education Conversation Series

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Mico University College will launch ‘The Education Conversation Series’, on Thursday, March 23, under the distinguished patronage of Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen. In an interview with JIS...

HAJ Clarifies Newspaper Report Regarding Financial Losses

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is moving to clarify a recent newspaper report that the agency incurred millions of dollars in losses in the current fiscal year, which ends on March 31. Speaking at a press conference at the...

Rescata Servicios Públicos Municipales Espacios Públicos En Benito Juárez

CANCÚN -- La Dirección de Servicios Públicos Municipales realizó el pasado fin de semana la poda y limpieza de los camellones central y laterales de la Avenida Costa Maya entre las avenidas 20 de Noviembre y Rancho Viejo, además del saneamiento de...

Reconocen Atletas Del Municipio Apoyo Del Gobierno Municipal En Materia Deportiva

CANCÚN -- En el marco de la primera feria deportiva realizada por el Ayuntamiento de Benito Juárez, a través del Instituto Municipal del Deporte, en el domo deportivo de la Región 101, jóvenes atletas y padres de familia, agradecieron el apoyo del...

CAPITOLIO -- Con el argumento de que  descentralizar los servicios del gobierno central  provocará “economías en escala” y evitará la burocracia al ser manejados por los municipios, el director ejecutivo  de la Federación de Alcaldes, Reinaldo...

SANTO DOMINGO (AccessDR) -- Por noveno año consecutivo, se celebrará el 24 de marzo el “Caribbean Cigar Night 2017”, en Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, en Puerto Plata, con la participación de los mejores productores de tabaco del país.

SANTO DOMINGO (AccessDR) -- The ninth annual Caribbean Cigar Night 2017 will be held this coming March 24 at the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club in Puerto Plata, on the country’s north coast.

Expertos Internacionales Y Empresarios Locales Analizan Retos De La Formación Dual En Congreso Auspiciado Por INFOTEP

SANTO DOMINGO (INFOTEP) -- Los retos  y desafíos de la formación dual desde la perspectiva de la formación profesional  y empresarial fueron analizados en un congreso internacional en el que participaron especialistas internacionales y empresarios...

La Universidad APEC Otorgará Una Beca A Un Estudiante Destacado En El Modelo Dominicano De Naciones Unidas En La Ciudad De Nueva York (NYDRMUN)

SANTO DOMINGO -- La Asociación Dominicana de las Naciones Unidas (ANU-RD) y la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) y la Universidad APEC (UNAPEC) firmaron un acuerdo de colaboración para desarrollar programas académicos enfocados en...

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