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George Quallo Appointed Commisioner Of Police

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague has announced the appointment of Mr. George Fitzroy Quallo as Commissioner of Police for the Jamaica Constabulary Force, with effect from the April 18, 2017. Minister Montague...

Security State Minister Lauds JDF

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) continues to be a beacon of excellence that serves as a shining example for the region. Speaking on...

Cashless System for Schools Launched

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica’s first cashless system for schools was officially launched yesterday (April 10) during a function at St. George’s College, North Street, downtown Kingston. The system, to be administered by Alliance Payment Services, will...

‘Carnival In Jamaica’ – Further Diversifying The Tourism Product

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is partnering with carnival stakeholders to market Jamaica as an entertainment destination. This endeavour aims to enhance brand Jamaica while further boosting the global appeal of carnival, and is being done...

Regional Drug Law-Enforcement Training Centre Launches Website

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre (REDTRAC) today (April 10) launched an interactive and informative website, which provides information on the entity’s projects and various training programmes. The...

More Influential Women Urged To Mentor Children

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Member of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, is urging more influential Jamaican women to become mentors for the country’s children and adolescents. She said this will assist in steering them away...

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) will be hosting an intensive four-week residential summer enrichment programme, known as the Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE), from July 15 to August 13,...

Health Ministry Partners With UWI To Establish Mosquito Unit

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Health and the University of the West Indies (UWI) have partnered to establish a Mosquito Control and Research Unit at the tertiary institution’s Mona Campus in St. Andrew. The Unit will be responsible for...

Jamaica Optimista Ante Perspectivas Turística De 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (PL) -- Las perspectivas de crecimiento de la industria turística y su potencial para contribuir significativamente a impulsar aún más la economía de Jamaica fueron ratificadas hoy por el titular del sector, Edmund Bartlett. En...

President Trump Underscores US-Jamaica Relations

KINGSTON (JIS) -- United States President, Donald Trump, says he looks forward to working with the administration of Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on bilateral and regional issues. The President made the comment during a courtesy...

Jamaica Moves 74 Places Up On The Global Energy Index

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica has moved 74 places up on the World Economic Forum’s Global Energy Architecture Performance Index. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the country’s ranking improved from 166 to 92 for 2017. The report...

FCCA Hails Jamaica’s Visitor Anti-Harassment Thrust

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has hailed Jamaica’s success in significantly reducing visitor harassment, saying it augurs well for future relations. During a three-day fact finding trip to the island, the FCCA...

Prime Minister Lauds Local Investor Support For Renaissance Project

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has lauded local investors and other stakeholders for supporting the US$330 million Renaissance Project which entails the construction of a 190 megawatt (mw) power plant at Old Harbour...

Diaspora Members Encourged to Invest In Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Members of the Jamaican Diaspora are being encouraged to tap into investment opportunities being offered in various sectors of the local economy by the Government. This invitation was extended by Jamaica’s Consul General to New...

World Bank Technical Team Coming

KINGSTON (JIS) -- A World Bank technical team is coming to Jamaica for discussions with the Government on the extent of assistance which the multilateral institution can provide in developing the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (...

Child Development Agency Gets Mobile Mental Health Unit

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Child Development Agency (CDA) today (April 7) received a Mobile Mental Health Unit, ‘Smile Mobile’, from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It has been provided under the Transitional Living...

All Juvenile Wards Of The State To Benefit From ‘A New Path’

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Juvenile wards of the State at all correctional facilities will now benefit under the second phase of the programme dubbed ‘A New Path’. The programme, which initially targeted wards at the South Camp Juvenile Remand &...

Parents Urged To Support JADCO’s Public Education Programme

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Parents are being encouraged to participate in the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) public education programme, aimed at promoting fair play and integrity in sport. This urging comes from Culture, Gender, Entertainment and...

Japan Provides $1.6-Billion Grant To Boost Disaster Communication

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica’s communication capability before, during and after disasters is being significantly boosted through a J$1.6-billion (¥1.39-billion/US$12.58-million) grant from the Government of Japan. The provision, to be disbursed to...

Jamaica To Gain From Establishment Of International Financial Services Centre

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says Jamaica stands to benefit significantly from the establishment of an international financial services centre. “The economic...

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