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Significant Strides Made in Fuel Diversification

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is making significant strides in safeguarding the country’s energy security through fuel diversification. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says...

More Than 1,000 Additional Jobs In Bauxite/Alumina Sector

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Just over 1,000 additional jobs are expected to be created for Jamaicans this year, as a result of developments in the bauxite/alumina sector. This was disclosed by Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry, during his...

Scores Celebrate City Of Kingston’s 145th Anniversary

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Scores of persons gathered at South Parade, downtown Kingston, on Tuesday (April 11) for a cultural event to commemorate the 145th anniversary of Kingston becoming the capital of Jamaica. The function, organised by the Kingston...

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Commission of Strata Corporations (CSC) will host a public forum to address a range of issues. The forum will be held on Thursday, April 13, at the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica Headquarters, 2 Waterloo Road, starting at...

Jamaicans Urged To Take Steps To Mitigate Climate Change

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, is urging Jamaicans to take proactive steps to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. These include practising proper...

257 Persons Receive Surgeries To Remove Cataracts

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Cataract surgeries were performed on 257 Jamaicans at the Mandeville Regional Hospital between April 8 and 10, by a team from Mind Body and Soul Ophthalmology Mission. This brings to 750 the number of such surgeries performed by...

Reduction In Property Taxes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced a reduction in the property tax rates. Speaking in the House of Representatives, today (April 11), Mr. Shaw said the Government has listened to the...

Private-Sector Leaders Give Views On High Levels Of Business And Consumer Confidence

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Private-sector leaders have attributed the unprecedented high levels of business and consumer confidence in the economy to several key factors. Notable among these, according to Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Immediate Past...

Facilities To Be Provided For Persons Abandoned At Hospitals

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says facilities will be built on the grounds of infirmaries to accommodate persons who have been abandoned at hospitals. He noted that the move, which...

West Kingston Residents Receive Mosquito Nets And Container Lids

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), on Tuesday (April 11), distributed mosquito nets and lids for water storage containers to residents of West Kingston. The intervention, under the agency’s $3-million SUPER 18 Zik-V...

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