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Dr. Peter Phillips Is Leader Of The Opposition

KINGSTON (JIS) -- New President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr. Peter Phillips, was sworn in yesterday (April 3), as Leader of the Opposition, at King’s House. He was presented with the Instrument of Appointment by Governor-General, His...

Public Education Key In Mosquito Eradication – Dr. Tufton

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says public education is critical in getting community members to act in eradicating mosquito breeding sites. “We have to educate and inform every single Jamaican as to what the...

Six New Garbage Trucks For NSWMA Regional Entities

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has purchased six new garbage trucks at a cost of more than $120 million to serve three of the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s (NSWMA’s) four regional entities. The units, which were handed over during a...

AGD To Introduce Biometrics In Identifying Pensioners

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Paper-based life certificates may soon become a thing of the past as the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) looks to implement biometrics as a means of identifying pensioners. Accountant General, Carlene Murdock, said the...

Jamaica Can Assist Region In Developing Mosquito Control Programmes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Health Minister, Dr. the Hon Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica has the capacity to assist other Caribbean countries in developing effective mosquito control programmes. He noted that the country has the benefit of the intellectual...

Jamaicans Urged To Embrace Positive Values And Attitudes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaicans are being urged to embrace positive values and attitudes in order to mend the moral fabric of the country and thereby contribute to economic development. The call comes from veteran journalist and Deputy Chief Executive...

Legal Authority Given For Collection Of Telephone Call Taxes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Members of the Senate approved two pieces of legislation on March 31 giving legal authority to the Government to collect taxes imposed on certain telephone calls since 2012. The Bills, the Telephone Calls Tax Act, 2017 and the...

Students Urged To Research Career Choices

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is encouraging students to learn about their preferred career choice as well as to develop sound moral values. “Read, research and study as much as you can...

Deaf Dance Opens National Finals Of Performing Arts Competition

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The National Finals of the Performing Arts Competition got under way on Thursday (March 30) at the Little Theatre in Kingston with the Deaf Dance Festival. The opening of the two-day finals saw inspiring and arousing dance pieces...

Sugar Producers Urged To Seek New Markets In CARICOM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, is urging sugar producers to seek new markets within CARICOM as a response to changes in the United Kingdom (UK), due to Britain’s exit from the European...

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