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Gov’t Announces ‘Jamaica 55’ Legacy Projects

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica’s elite athletes will soon no longer need to travel outside of the country to receive the best treatment for injuries and other ailments. This, as the Government plans to set up a Caribbean Sports Medicine Centre on the...

PM Commends NHT On Measures To Improve Service

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has hailed the NHT for measures put in place to improve services to customers and reduce costs. “This includes utilising technology, which increases efficiency; reducing turnaround...

New Customs Head Appointed

KINGSTON (JIS) -- PRESS RELEASE The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service wishes to announce the appointment of Mrs. Velma Ricketts Walker as the new Chief Executive Office/Commissioner of Customs for the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA). She will...

Prime Minister’s Youth Awards Returns This Year

KINGSTON (JIS) -- State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence will return this year. Making the announcement during his Sectoral Debate...

MPs Urged To Help ECIs Become Certified

KINGSTON (JIS) -- State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, has called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to help early-childhood institutions (ECIs) in their constituencies to become certified. Making his...

JGRA Lauded For Integrity In Retail Trade

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) has been lauded by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, for ensuring integrity in the retail trade. Speaking at the Association’s inaugural Trade Show on...

Continuing Professional Development Coming For Real Estate Professionals

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Persons in the Real Estate industry will join a growing list of professionals required to engage in continuing professional development (CPD), with the Real Estate Board set to introduce CPD courses through its Real Estate...

Statement By The Minister Of Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Mr Speaker, we all sat in this Honourable House and listened in disbelief as a former Cabinet Minister, the Member for South East St Ann, made several erroneous statements and hurtful allegations — against not only me, but against...

IPAD 4 Life Beneficiary Shines At Champs

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Petersfield High School family erupted with delight and pride when 19-year-old Kevin Nedrick broke the javelin and shot put records at the 2017 Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls’ Championships...

Parliament Updated On KCT Expansion Project

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Work on the dredging of the access to the Kingston Harbour is now 50 per cent complete. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr Horace Chang, during his...

NLA Explains Land Valuation Process

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Effective April 1, a new property tax regime was implemented based on valuations carried out by the National Land Agency (NLA) in 2013. With the new valuations, properties have either increased in value, experienced a decline, or...

Bartlett Assures Of Accountability And Transparency In TEF Operations

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the new arrangements for the administration of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will ensure accountability and the transparency in the disbursement of funds. He noted that the...

JDIC Hosts Public Forum In St. Thomas April 6

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation (JDIC) and the St. Thomas Chamber of Commerce will host a Public Forum in the parish on Thursday, April 6, to educate residents of systems in place to regulate the financial sector and to...

Diaspora A Reservoir Of Capital, Skills And Expertise – PM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Jamaican diaspora represents a powerful reservoir of capital, relationships, skills and expertise that can be harnessed to assist in driving the country’s development. He was...

Shovel-Ready Projects Coming On Stream

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says several projects are coming on stream under the Shovel-Ready Initiative. “The initiative seeks to directly assist investors by obtaining preliminary development approvals, conducting...

PM Launches 7th Biennial Diaspora Conference

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (April 4) launched the seventh biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, slated for July 23 to 26. The ‘Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference’, which is organised by the Ministry of...

Second Phase Of Tablets In Schools Programme To Launch September

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government will be launching the second phase of the Tablets in Schools programme in September. This was disclosed by State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, as he delivered...

Governor-General Urges More Jamaicans To Conserve Energy

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is encouraging more Jamaicans to utilise energy-conservation and efficiency methods in their homes and businesses. In a speech delivered by Custos of Kingston, Hon...

Government Apologises To Victims Of Coral Gardens

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has formally apologised to the victims of the State-inflicted violence that occurred in the Coral Gardens Community in April 1963. In addition, a trust fund of no less than $10 million will be established for the...

27 Entities Receive $60 Million In Grants From American Friends Of Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Twenty-seven local entities have received grants totalling more than $60 million (US$470,000) from the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) to undertake various development projects in the country. A significant portion of money – US...

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