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May Pen Hospital To Get Erin Radiology Centre

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Patients at the May Pen Hospital, in Clarendon, will benefit from the establishment of an Erin Radiology Centre as of May 1. Making the announcement, Transport and Mining Minister, and Central Clarendon Member of Parliament, Hon....

SDC Seeking to Expand LEDSP

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Social Development Commission (SDC) is seeking to expand its Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP), says the agency’s Executive Director, Dr. Dwayne Vernon. Speaking at a post-Sectoral Debate press conference at...

Ministry To Acquire Another Mobile Unit To Collect Property Tax

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says another mobile unit will be acquired to assist in the collection of property taxes. Making his 2017/18 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of...

Students Must Be Included In School Leadership – Green

KINGSTON (JIS) --State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is calling for the revitalisation of student councils in schools where they are not currently functioning. He noted that student participation,...

Foreign Minister To Launch Diaspora Conference In The United States

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, will attend two Jamaica 55 Diaspora conference launches in Miami and New York on April 24 and 25, respectively. The Miami launch, set to begin...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (PL) -- El ministro de Estado de Guyana, Joseph Harmon, confirmó hoy que las fuerzas de seguridad de este país investigan un reporte de amenaza contra la vida del presidente, David Granger. Un presunto complot para asesinar al...

KINGSTON, Jamaica (PL) -- El atleta británico de origen jamaicano Germaine Mason, medallista en los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing-2008, murió hoy aquí a consecuencia de un accidente de tránsito, informó la prensa local. Mason se dirigía a Kingston...

PUERTO PRÍNCIPE, Haiti (PL) --  El presidente de Haití, Jovenel Moise, prometió hoy que durante su mandato reconstruirá el Palacio Nacional (sede del Gobierno), destruido por el devastador terremoto del 12 de enero del 2010. En rueda de prensa...

Mico University College To Focus On Crime And Violence On Research Day

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Crime and Violence and its impact on society will be the focus of The Mico University College’s Research Day 2017, which will take place on Wednesday, April 26. The event will be held on the campus of the university under the...

Training For Local Government Personnel

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the Ministry is working with the Management Institute for National Development (MIND) to develop a two-year programme of study on local government...

Govt Allocates $300M To Help Needy Tertiary Students

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has allocated a total of $300 million to help financially-challenged Jamaican students at the University of the West Indies, University of Technology (UTech) and the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI). In announcing...

IMF Praises Jamaica In Performance Review

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given Jamaica high marks for its economic performance in its review of the country’s Stand-by Agreement (SBA), issued on Tuesday (April 18). The IMF says programme implementation remains...

Action Must Be Taken With Medical Marijuana Industry – Dr. Wheatley

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says decisive action needs to be taken as it relates to the medical marijuana industry, so that the country can reap the benefits from the sector. “We have...

Gov’t Must Make Right Decisions About Its Fiscal Space, Says PM Holness

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government must make right decisions about its fiscal space, which will secure economic and social prosperity. He says that government must take a 360 degree view of the entire Jamaican...

Data Protection Act To Be Tabled Shortly

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Data Protection Act is expected to be laid before Parliament for debate within another three months. The Minister, who was making his contribution...

Summerfield Child Facility Refurbished

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Some $50 million has been spent by the Child Development Agency (CDA) to refurbish the Summerfield Child Facility in Clarendon, which houses 31 teenage girls. Speaking at the official reopening on April 18, State Minister in the...

More Jamaicans To Benefit From Free Wi-Fi Access

KINGSTON (JIS) -- More Jamaicans are to benefit from free Wi-Fi access at four additional locations across three parishes under the USFConnectJA project. These are to be located at St. William Grant Park and Olympic Way in Kingston and St. Andrew;...

Tourism Minister Says Jamaica Making Inroads In Asia

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Asia has now emerged as a big tourism market and Jamaica has been making good inroads in that region. The Minister, who is currently on a visit to Africa and Asia, also noted that a...

New Regulatory Body For GEI

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says steps are being taken to create a new regulatory body called the Government Electrical Regulator (GER). The GER is expected to transform the Government...

Jamaica On Course For 30% Renewable Energy

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says Jamaica is on course to achieving 30 per cent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2030. He noted that as of last year, 10.5 per cent of net...

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