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Governor-General Lauds Volunteers

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has lauded volunteers who go beyond the call of duty to help the less fortunate in Jamaica. He was speaking at the 2017 Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA...

Education Must Cater To Industry – Green

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the education system must cater to industry in a significant way. Delivering an address at a Business Process Transformation (BPT) and...

Much Interest in UNWTO Conference

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the worldwide perception of Jamaica being a tourism mecca is greatly assisting with the interest being shown in the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)...

New Police Commissioner Calls For More Support

KINGSTON (JIS) -- New Police Commissioner, George Quallo, is urging more members of civil society to support the efforts of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to reduce crime and violence. He said it is essential that a stronger alliance be...

Public Servants Urged To File Statutory Declarations

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Secretary Manager of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC), David Grey, is urging public servants to ensure compliance in making statutory declarations of their assets, liabilities and income. He said those who are...

PM Holness Reaffirms Support For The Police

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expressing regret and sadness at developments over the weekend which have resulted in two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) losing their lives due to the vicious actions of criminal...

Jampro Facilitates Implementation Of Reforms To Improve Business Climate

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), through the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), has been efficiently facilitating the implementation of various reforms to improve Jamaica’s business climate and performance on key...

85 More Housing Solutions For Longville Park

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, broke ground on April 28 for the construction of 85 housing solutions in Phase 2A of the Longville Park Housing Development, in Clarendon. The project, to consist of 43 studio units...

New Commissioner To Develop Culture Of Proactive Policing

KINGSTON (JIS) -- New Police Commissioner, George Fitzroy Quallo, has committed to developing a culture of proactive policing within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), that focuses on crime prevention. This, he says, will be characterized by...

Girls Create Innovations To Address Social Issues

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Approximately 90 girls and young women from 15 high schools, universities and community colleges across the country competed for attractive prizes at the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Girls in Information and...

Public Awareness Campaign On Job Scams

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Labour and Social Security will embark on a public awareness campaign to sensitise Jamaicans to job scams. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, made the announcement during her 2017/18...

Housing Solutions Must Facilitate A Progressive Society, Says PM Holness

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to increase the housing stock across the island in a timely and orderly manner. “We are going to build housing that you can be proud of to have them...

Prime Minister Highlights Value Of Falmouth

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the town of Falmouth has an economic value, and ways can be found to market it as a tourist attraction. Mr. Holness added that the town is an invaluable asset that is also blessed...

Government Achieves EGC’S Targets

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Economic Growth Council (EGC) is reporting that the Government has met or is on track with 13 of that body’s 18 targets for March. Notable among these, EGC Chairman, Michael Lee-Chin says, is the tabling of legislation to...

NIF To Lend $3 Billion To Small Business Sector

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Money set aside under the National Insurance Fund (NIF) for onlending to the small business sector is to be increased to $3 billion, up from $1.5 billion. This was disclosed by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine...

Support For Inmates And Former Wards Key To Crime Prevention

KINGSTON (JIS) -- State Minister for National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the support inmates and former wards receive after they are released from institutions remains a key element of the Government’s crime-prevention...

Security Ministry Developing Drone Policy

KINGSTON (JIS) -- National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Ministry is developing a Drone Policy regarding the use and sale of unmanned aerial vehicles. At a press conference held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Kingston on...

Cabinet To Receive Labour Market Commission’s Final Report June 30

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Cabinet is expected to receive the final report from the Labour Market Reform Commission by June 30. Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, said the report will facilitate more fulsome discussion on the body’s...

Multimedia Campaign On Disabilities Act To Begin May

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) will begin a massive multimedia campaign in May to promote the Disabilities Act. “The JCPD will be taking major steps to ensure that societal barriers (against persons with...

PM Awards Medal To World’s Oldest Living Person

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Calling her a national treasure and a global inspiration, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Thursday (April 27) bestowed the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation on Violet Mosse-Brown, the world’s oldest living...

Children With Autism To Show Off Talent At Concert

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Children with autism and other developmental disabilities will show off their talents in the performing arts at an Autism Awareness Month concert at Emancipation Park, New Kingston on May 6. The event, to get under way at 4:00 pm...

PICA And FLA Get New CEOs

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Andrew Wynter has been named the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), and attorney-at-law, Shane Dalling, as CEO of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA). The announcements...

$70M Expansion For Stimulation Plus Childhood Centre

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Students and staff at the Stimulation-Plus Early Childhood Development Centre (STIM-PLUS) will benefit from a $70-million expansion of its facilities that is slated for completion by the end of 2017. Ground was broken on Tuesday,...

Governor-General Lauds RAFA Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has lauded members of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Jamaica 580 Branch for their tireless efforts and commitment to raising funds through the Wings Appeal...

170 Jobs Projected From US$204-Million Investment In Logistics And Manufacturing

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is projecting that 170 jobs will come from investments of US$204 million in logistics and manufacturing during the current fiscal year. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation...

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