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KINGSTON (JIS) -- The ALPART alumina refinery in Nain, St. Elizabeth, has been sold to Chinese entity Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCo). Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, says an interest purchase agreement negotiated between...

Emancipation Jubilee To Pay Tribute To African Ancestors

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) says that this year’s Seville Emancipation Jubilee will be a fitting tribute to the African ancestors. JNHT Director of Special Projects and Archaeologist, Dorrick Gray, said the event,...

Hundreds To Participate In Beach Clean-Up Day

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Hundreds of volunteers are expected to join forces to remove garbage and other debris from beaches across the island on International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day. The global initiative, aimed at improving the marine environment,...

Government To Launch National Campaign Against Violence

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will be launching a national campaign against violence. Addressing the launch of a HeForShe Jamaica campaign, an initiative to promote gender equality, on the lawns...

No Smoking At Grand Gala

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, is reminding Jamaicans attending the 54th staging of Grand Gala at the National Stadium on Saturday, August 6, that no smoking will be allowed. Addressing a...

Western Jamaica Well Covered For Independence Celebrations

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Western Regional Manager of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Natalie Morris, says residents of the region are in for a treat during the 2016 Emancipation-Independence celebrations. Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank...

Gov’t Committed To Tourism – PM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has assured local and international tourism investors of the Government’s support for the continued development of the sector. He noted that tourism is a key part of the national...

Youth In Agriculture Village At Denbigh

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Youth in Agriculture (YIA) village, to be set up at this year’s Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, will focus on entrepreneurship among young farmers. The village, themed ‘My Dream: Agripreneurship’, is an added...

Licensing Regime For Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultants

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is pursuing the enactment of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, which will introduce a licensing or certification regime for EIA Consultants. According to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry...

ECC Moving To Certify Early-Childhood Institutions

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) is moving to certify the 2,513 early-childhood institutions (ECIs) that have applied to be registered. Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says 17 have...

Gov’t To Increase Protection Of Fishing Territory

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government intends to do more to safeguard the country’s territorial waters against poaching. He noted that Jamaica loses approximately US$10 million annually due to illegal...

$150 Million For Emancipation And Independence Celebrations

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The budget for Emancipation and Independence activities this year is $150 million. This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange during a post-Cabinet press briefing held today,...

UTech Student Tops NCB Innovation Internship Programme

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Twenty-one year old University of Technology (UTech) student Jase-Omelio West topped the 15 candidates who participated in the National Commercial Bank’s (NCB) inaugural Innovation Internship Programme this year. The intensive...

Parish Celebrations For Emancipation And Independence

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Myriad activities will take place across the island from July 30 to August 6 in celebration of Jamaica’s 132ndanniversary of Emancipation and 54th anniversary of Independence under the theme: ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright...

Gov’t To Provide US$4 Million In Support To Venezuela

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica is to provide US$4 million in support to the Government of Venezuela.Of the sum, US$4 million will be provided through the Petro-Caribe Development Fund and US$1 million through Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology...

PAYE Workers Urged To Spend Money Wisely

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, is encouraging Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) workers, who are taking home more pay as a result of the first phase of increase in the income tax threshold, to spend the money...

Magna Motors Donates US$10,000 For Wheelchair Lift At Intellectual Disabilities Association

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID) has received US$10,000 from Magna Motors Dealership Limited to go towards the installation of a state-of-the-art wheelchair lift. Magna Motors After-sales Manager, Elis...

NASSAU, Bahamas (PL) -- Un estudio halló que el número de jóvenes de 15 a 24 años sin empleo en las Bahamas es considerablemente más alto que para cualquier otro grupo de edades en el país, divulgó hoy el portal digital Nationnews. La investigación...

National Education Inspectorate Conducting Second Cycle Assessments

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The National Education Inspectorate (NEI) is conducting its second cycle of school inspections. A total of 791 primary institutions and 162 at the secondary level are being assessed. Addressing a recent JIS Think Tank, Deputy...

Jamaica Customs Agency Moves To Further Boost Revenue Collection

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Commissioner of Customs, Major (Ret’d) Richard Reese, says the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is redoubling its efforts to improve revenue collection by implementing targeted strategies. These, he says, include revamping the JCA’s...

Citizens Urged To Take Part In Jamaica Pray

KINGSTON (JIS) -- National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, is encouraging Jamaicans to unite against criminal elements in the society by supporting the churches that will stage Jamaica Pray on July 31, in Half-Way Tree, St. Andrew. He...

Independence Day To Be Observed On Saturday As Scheduled

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) wishes to advise that Independence Day – a Public Holiday – will be observed on Saturday, August 6, 2016, as scheduled. This is in accordance with the Holidays (Public General) Act...

Public-Private Partnership For Distribution Of Prescription Drugs

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Health is looking to partner with private pharmacies to distribute drugs to patients, who use public health facilities. “We are now looking at including, under a public-private partnership arrangement, private...

Jamaica Customs To Launch Electronic Window

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is to launch a Trade Single Electronic Window, which will allow customers to apply and pay for permits and licences electronically. Commissioner of Customs, Major (Ret’d) Richard Reese, said the...

Six Days Of Family Entertainment At Independence Village

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St. Andrew will be transformed into an Independence Village from August 1 to 6. The venue will feature six days and nights of family entertainment with a focus on traditional folk forms...

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