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Cultural Heritage The Focus For Jamaica Day

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Schools across the island will join in the national observation of Jamaica Day on Friday, February 24, under the theme: ‘Celebrating Jamaica: Exploring Our Legacy In A Global Context’. Senior Education Officer in the Ministry of...

ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIGIS) -- Residents of the BVI are asked to note that the date to submit recommendations for the 12th CARICOM Triennial Award for Women has been extended to February 17.

$11 Million Allocated For Pilot Project To Strengthen School Feeding Programme

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has approved $11 million to commence the pilot project aimed at strengthening the School Feeding Programme. The funds are allocated in the 2017-18 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives....

Justices Of The Peace Urged To Participate In Mediation Training

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Justices of the Peace (JPs) are encouraged to contact their Custodes to indicate their interest in mediation training being undertaken by the Ministry of Justice. The 2017 training sessions began on Monday (February 13) at the...

Sydney Pagon STEM Academy To Produce Items For School Breakfast Programme

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Sydney Pagon Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy in St. Elizabeth is to become a hub for the production of items for the breakfast feeding programme for primary schools in the northern section of...

More Women Interested In Farming

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J. C. Hutchinson, says there are growing signs that more women are now gravitating towards farming. The Minister, who was speaking...

$695 Million To Enhance Energy Efficiency Programme In Public Sector

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is to spend $695 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year to enhance Jamaica’s Energy Efficiency (EE) and Energy Conservation (EC) measures in the public sector. The money has been set aside in the 2017-18 Estimates of...

Minister Says Renaming Of Street In Honour Of Jimmy Cliff Long Overdue

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the proposed renaming of Montego Bay’s famed Gloucester Avenue (Hip Strip) in honour of reggae legend, Jimmy Cliff, is befitting and long overdue. In a...

Education Ministry Meets With Stakeholders Groups On Merger Of Training Agencies

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information held a sensitisation session with critical stakeholders to discuss the upcoming merger of the National Youth Service (NYS) and Jamaican Foundation for Life Long Learning (JFLL) with...

Falmouth Being Repositioned As A Sustainable Tourism Destination

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The town of Falmouth in Trelawny is being repositioned as a Sustainable Tourism Destination under an Organization of American States (OAS) programme. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says under the Sustainable Destination...

Immediate Removal Of Tints From Public Passenger Vehicles

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Effective immediately, bus and taxi operators are required to remove tints from their public passenger vehicles (PPVs). “For motor cars, no tint will be allowed on the back windscreen, no tint will be allowed on the two front...

$103 Million Allocated For Police Facilities

KINGSTON (JIS) -- A total of $103 million will be spent this financial year to undertake repairs on police facilities in the parishes of St. James and St. Catherine. The project, which falls under the Ministry of National Security, is being...

Education Gets $5 Billion Increase In 2017/18 Budget

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the $5 billion increase in budgetary support to the education sector is a true reflection of the Government’s unwavering commitment to improving the...

Gov’t Ministers In China For Signing Of Highway Project Agreement

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Finance Minister, the Honourable Audley Shaw, the Honourable Michael Henry, Minister of Transport and Works, Minister of State in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, the Honourable Daryl Vaz along with a team of...

Local Author Raises Funds To Prevent Bullying

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Local author Paul Schreiner for the second year running raised money for the Family Resource Centre’s (FRC) anti-bullying campaign through sales of his children’s book, Rudolf discovers the Cayman Islands, over...

Students March For Drug And Cancer Awareness

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) --  Cayman Academy made its presence felt in George Town on Friday, 3 February, by marching to deliver its annual contribution to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and taking a stand with the National Drug Council (...

Panton Challenges Constant Regulatory Change

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) --  Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton has pointed to the constant changes and jumping around in the global regulatory environment as a major flaw that prevents solutions being able to show their worth before...

Prison Deputy To Go Back To Job

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Aduke Natalie Joseph-Caesar, who was fired as deputy director in the HM Cayman Islands Prison Services, where she worked in rehabilitation, has been given her job back and will return to work next week.

HIC: Insurers Need To Make Profit

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Mervin Connolly, who heads up both the Department of Health Regulatory Services and the Health Insurance Commission (HIC) has told the Public Accounts Committee that health insurance companies need to make a...

Bloguero Cubano Insta A Debatir Sobre Cuba Sin Ofensas Personales

HAVANA (IPS) -- Como un “diálogo de sordos” y hasta basado en ataques personales, calificó el periodista, bloguero y activista Francisco Rodríguez a algunos textos publicados recientemente, como parte de una polémica sobre el periodismo cubano.

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