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PM Launches 7th Biennial Diaspora Conference

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (April 4) launched the seventh biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, slated for July 23 to 26. The ‘Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference’, which is organised by the Ministry of...

Second Phase Of Tablets In Schools Programme To Launch September

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government will be launching the second phase of the Tablets in Schools programme in September. This was disclosed by State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, as he delivered...

Governor-General Urges More Jamaicans To Conserve Energy

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is encouraging more Jamaicans to utilise energy-conservation and efficiency methods in their homes and businesses. In a speech delivered by Custos of Kingston, Hon...

Government Apologises To Victims Of Coral Gardens

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has formally apologised to the victims of the State-inflicted violence that occurred in the Coral Gardens Community in April 1963. In addition, a trust fund of no less than $10 million will be established for the...

27 Entities Receive $60 Million In Grants From American Friends Of Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Twenty-seven local entities have received grants totalling more than $60 million (US$470,000) from the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) to undertake various development projects in the country. A significant portion of money – US...

Statement – PM Holness Apologises For 1963 Coral Gardens Incident

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Fellow Jamaicans; In my Budget Presentation on March 21, 2017; I committed to making an apology for what has come to be commonly referred to as the Coral Gardens incident; one which occurred at a time in our history when our...

Ban On Corned Beef Lifted

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, has announced that the temporary ban on the import and sale of corned beef from Brazil has been lifted with immediate effect. “That means that all imports...

Meetings To Highlight Work Of Economic Growth Council

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Meetings to outline the work of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) got under way recently in the United Kingdom (UK) with two public fora in London, at the Jamaican High Commission and at the Council House in Birmingham. High...

High Commissioner Visits Birmingham

KINGSTON (JIS) -- High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, made his first official visit to Birmingham recently. He met with the Deputy Lord Mayor, other UK officials, as well as Councillors of Jamaican...

Health Minister Emphasises Importance Of Screening At Ports Of Entry

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has underscored the importance of screening at Jamaica’s ports of entry to safeguard the country against the re-emergence of vector-borne diseases, such as chikungunya, malaria,...

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