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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...

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