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Early-Childhood Sector To Benefit From Mobay City Run

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Acting Executive Director of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Karlene DeGrasse-Deslandes, is encouraging persons and entities in western Jamaica to support the MoBay City Run charity event, scheduled for May 7 in St. James....

Mo’Bay Chamber Not Averse To Transfer Of TEF Resources Into Consolidated Fund

KINGSTON (JIS) -- President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, Gloria Henry, says her organisation is not averse to the Government’s policy shift to move the resources of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) into the consolidated fund. Ms. Henry...

Appleton Estate Upgrading A Game Changer For South Coast Tourism – Bartlett

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the $1 billion renovation of the Appleton Estate Rum Tour in Siloah, St. Elizabeth will be a “game changer” for tourism along the south coast. He noted that the region, which has...

Students Need To Be More Aware About CARICOM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Head of the General Studies Department at Holland High School in Trelawny, Dageanna Spencer-Hull, has pointed to the need for Jamaican students to be more aware about matters relating to regional integration. She noted that social...

Gateway Sign In St. Thomas For Blue And John Crow Mountains

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will be mounting a third gateway sign to the Blue and John Crow Mountains in Port Morant, St. Thomas. Other signs have been installed at access points to the World Heritage...

Legislation Coming To Increase Fines For Farm Theft

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is looking to amend the Agricultural Produce Act to increase fines for offences from a maximum of $250,000 to $3 million or up to five years imprisonment. Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries,...

Jamaica Promoverá Su Industria Turística En Cumbre Mundial

KINGSTON, Jamaica (PL) -- Jamaica promoverá sus ofertas en la industria del ocio durante la XVII Cumbre del Consejo Mundial de Viajes y Turismo (WTTC, por sus siglas en inglés), pactada para el 27 de abril próximo en Bangkok, Tailandia, informó hoy...

Bee Farmers Urged To Increase Value-Added Production

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, is encouraging bee farmers to increase value added production in order to maximise earnings. He noted that while...

PUERTO PRINCIPE, Haití (PL) -- El anuncio de Naciones de Unidas de retirar el 15 de octubre venidero la Misión de Estabilización de la ONU en Haití (Minustah) tiene hoy gran repercusión en la prensa digital local, que enfatiza en los pormenores de...

Local Government Ministry To Review Service Vehicles In Rural Parishes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says he has given instructions for a review to be undertaken of units used in the delivery of service in rural areas and their suitability for the...

$60 Million Expansion Project Opens At Brown’s Hall Primary

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The 240 students and 13 teachers at the St. Catherine-based Brown’s Hall Primary School, now have upgraded facilities following a $60 million expansion project.Financed by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), the project...

World Bank Caribbean Director Lauds Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Newly appointed World Bank Caribbean Country Director, Tahseen Sayed, has lauded Jamaica for attaining stable growth and significant debt reduction under its International Monetary Fund (IMF)-supported economic reform programme....

US$4 Million Investment By Chukka Caribbean A Boost For Tourism – Pennicook

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook, says Chukka Caribbean Adventures’ US$4 million investment in the upgrading of its Good Hope property in Falmouth, Trelawny will provide a major boost for cruise shipping and the entire tourism...

More Than 50% Of Electricity Demand To Be Supplied By Renewables

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is projecting that within two years, more than half of Jamaica’s electricity demand, totalling nearly 700 megawatts will be generated from renewable  sources. According to Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon....

US$14 Million To Upgrade Port Facilities In Ocho Rios

KINGSTON (JIS) -- In anticipation of larger cruise vessels coming to Jamaica, US$14 million has been allocated to improve port facilities in Ocho Rios, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett told JIS News that two mega liners...

Minister Shaw Looks To Reduce Time Frame For Gov’t Access To Dormant Bank Accounts

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, is looking at reducing the time frame for Government to have access to dormant bank accounts. Billions of dollars remain unclaimed in local financial institutions....

Work To Be Completed Soon On Merger for Gaming Commission

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says work to merge Jamaica’s three state-run gaming industry regulatory authorities is expected to be completed within six months. The entities – the Betting, Gaming and...

Work Being Done In Resort Towns On Behalf Of The People

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says work being carried out in the resort areas is being done on behalf of the people, and not solely in the name of tourism. “When we develop ourselves and when we develop our...

Work To Begin This Year On Expansion Of Ian Fleming Airport

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Work is slated to begin this year on the expansion of the runway at the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St. Mary. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, said the project will enable the airport to...

Grange: WADA Pleased With JADCO

KINGSTON (JIS) --The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has said that the World Anti-Doping Agency is pleased with the operations of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission. The Jamaica Anti-Doping...

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