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All Juvenile Wards Of The State To Benefit From ‘A New Path’

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Juvenile wards of the State at all correctional facilities will now benefit under the second phase of the programme dubbed ‘A New Path’. The programme, which initially targeted wards at the South Camp Juvenile Remand &...

Parents Urged To Support JADCO’s Public Education Programme

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Parents are being encouraged to participate in the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) public education programme, aimed at promoting fair play and integrity in sport. This urging comes from Culture, Gender, Entertainment and...

Japan Provides $1.6-Billion Grant To Boost Disaster Communication

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica’s communication capability before, during and after disasters is being significantly boosted through a J$1.6-billion (¥1.39-billion/US$12.58-million) grant from the Government of Japan. The provision, to be disbursed to...

Jamaica To Gain From Establishment Of International Financial Services Centre

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says Jamaica stands to benefit significantly from the establishment of an international financial services centre. “The economic...

Gov’t To Partner With Facebook To Broadcast Ananda Alerts

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be partnering with social media giant, Facebook, to broadcast Ananda Alerts. In his contribution to the 2017/18 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 5,...

Gov’t Announces ‘Jamaica 55’ Legacy Projects

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica’s elite athletes will soon no longer need to travel outside of the country to receive the best treatment for injuries and other ailments. This, as the Government plans to set up a Caribbean Sports Medicine Centre on the...

PM Commends NHT On Measures To Improve Service

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has hailed the NHT for measures put in place to improve services to customers and reduce costs. “This includes utilising technology, which increases efficiency; reducing turnaround...

New Customs Head Appointed

KINGSTON (JIS) -- PRESS RELEASE The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service wishes to announce the appointment of Mrs. Velma Ricketts Walker as the new Chief Executive Office/Commissioner of Customs for the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA). She will...

Prime Minister’s Youth Awards Returns This Year

KINGSTON (JIS) -- State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence will return this year. Making the announcement during his Sectoral Debate...

MPs Urged To Help ECIs Become Certified

KINGSTON (JIS) -- State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, has called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to help early-childhood institutions (ECIs) in their constituencies to become certified. Making his...

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