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Students Urged To Research Career Choices

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is encouraging students to learn about their preferred career choice as well as to develop sound moral values. “Read, research and study as much as you can...

Deaf Dance Opens National Finals Of Performing Arts Competition

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The National Finals of the Performing Arts Competition got under way on Thursday (March 30) at the Little Theatre in Kingston with the Deaf Dance Festival. The opening of the two-day finals saw inspiring and arousing dance pieces...

Sugar Producers Urged To Seek New Markets In CARICOM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, is urging sugar producers to seek new markets within CARICOM as a response to changes in the United Kingdom (UK), due to Britain’s exit from the European...

Justice Ministry To Establish 14 Parish Centres

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Justice will be establishing 14 Parish Justice Centres across the island this year to train 3,000 Restorative Justice facilitators for the swift resolution of conflicts at the community level. Work is in progress ...

Operational Standards Set For ECIs

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Early Childhood Commission’s (ECC) basic-school certification programme, now under way islandwide, is ensuring that all early-childhood institutions (ECIs) meet the 12 Operational Standards set by that body. The three-year...

Greater Equity For Strata Owners Under New Property Tax Regime

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Strata property owners will benefit significantly from the new property tax regime when it takes effect on April 1. A new methodology for property tax assessment will be applied to strata properties that will allow owners to pay...

Infant Department Opens At Allman Hill Primary And Junior High

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Allman Hill Primary and Junior High School in Above Rocks, St. Andrew, now has an Infant Department complete with amenities for early-childhood growth and development. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information provided...

Gov’t Putting Measures In Place To Address Mental Illness Among Inmates

KINGSTON (JIS) -- State Minister for National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Government will be putting measures in place to deal with mentally ill persons in lockups. “There are plans to allocate budgetary and manpower...

Upgrading Of Dunn’s River Falls To Boost Cruise Industry

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Chairman of the National Cruise Council (NCC), Michael Belnavis, says upgrading of the Dunn’s River Falls attraction in Ocho Rios will further boost Jamaica’s growing cruise sector. Mr. Belnavis told JIS News that Jamaica was...

Gov’t To Place Focus On Falmouth – PM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will be placing focus on the development of Falmouth, noting that the town has the potential to become a tourism Mecca. He noted that while Falmouth continues to...

SDC Targets Young People In St. James

KINGSTON (JIS) -- An initiative to help in the fight against crime has been developed by the Social Development Commission (SDC), targeting young people in St James and Trelawny. The project is called the ‘High School Poster and Product Development...

Prime Minister Says Tef Money Is Safe

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is assuring tourism stakeholders that putting Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) money in the Consolidated Fund does not mean it will be spent in a reckless and irresponsible manner. Mr....

Business Leaders Welcome Indirect Taxation

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Several business leaders have welcomed the Government’s policy shift from direct to indirect taxation. The move is consistent with the Administration’s tax reform programme, aimed at implementing a more efficient and effective...

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Thursday (March 30) broke ground for construction of the Excellence Oyster Bay hotel in Trelawny, which will create some 2,200 jobs for Jamaicans during the building and operation phases. The US$110-million project is being undertaken by the Excellence Group, which is renowned for its award-winning luxury properties. The hotel is expected to open its doors to guests in the first half of 2018. It will feature 325 suites with expansive living

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Thursday (March 30) broke ground for construction of the Excellence Oyster Bay hotel in Trelawny, which will create some 2,200 jobs for Jamaicans during the building and operation...

Agriculture Ministry Working To Fast-Track New Fisheries Act

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says he is working to speed up the process for the passage of the new fisheries Bill. He noted that the legislation, which will replace the Fisheries Act...

Residents Of St Mary Urged To Unite Against Crime

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Head of the St. Mary Police, Superintendent Fabian Farquharson, says that citizens must become united in the fight against crime. The new police commander for the parish, who was addressing a town hall meeting at the Port Maria...

Public Sector Reform Vital For Economic Growth – Vaz

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to the reform and modernisation of the public sector, to improve the ease and speed of...

PSRA Working To Professionalise Industry

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Private Security Regulation Authority (PSRA) is working to professionalise the industry through training. The PSRA, which is a statutory body under the Ministry of National Security, has been implementing a series of higher...

Instalan Consejo Municipal Para El Desarrollo Y La Inclusión De Las Personas Con Discapacidad

CANCÚN -- En cumplimiento a una de las prioridades del Presidente Municipal, Remberto Estrada Barba, de ser un gobierno incluyente, el Sistema DIF Benito Juárez llevó a cabo la integración e instalación del Consejo Municipal para el Desarrollo y la...

Garantiza Gobierno Municipal De BJ Playas Limpias Y Libres De Contaminantes

CANCÚN -- Playas limpias y libres de contaminantes fue el resultado del muestreo de los arenales realizado por el Ayuntamiento de Benito Juárez, a través de la Dirección de Servicios Públicos Municipales, en los diferentes balnearios  del destino...

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