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May Pen Hospital To Get Erin Radiology Centre

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Patients at the May Pen Hospital, in Clarendon, will benefit from the establishment of an Erin Radiology Centre as of May 1. Making the announcement, Transport and Mining Minister, and Central Clarendon Member of Parliament, Hon....

SDC Seeking to Expand LEDSP

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Social Development Commission (SDC) is seeking to expand its Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP), says the agency’s Executive Director, Dr. Dwayne Vernon. Speaking at a post-Sectoral Debate press conference at...

Ministry To Acquire Another Mobile Unit To Collect Property Tax

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says another mobile unit will be acquired to assist in the collection of property taxes. Making his 2017/18 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of...

Students Must Be Included In School Leadership – Green

KINGSTON (JIS) --State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is calling for the revitalisation of student councils in schools where they are not currently functioning. He noted that student participation,...

Foreign Minister To Launch Diaspora Conference In The United States

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, will attend two Jamaica 55 Diaspora conference launches in Miami and New York on April 24 and 25, respectively. The Miami launch, set to begin...

Mico University College To Focus On Crime And Violence On Research Day

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Crime and Violence and its impact on society will be the focus of The Mico University College’s Research Day 2017, which will take place on Wednesday, April 26. The event will be held on the campus of the university under the...

Training For Local Government Personnel

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the Ministry is working with the Management Institute for National Development (MIND) to develop a two-year programme of study on local government...

Govt Allocates $300M To Help Needy Tertiary Students

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has allocated a total of $300 million to help financially-challenged Jamaican students at the University of the West Indies, University of Technology (UTech) and the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI). In announcing...

IMF Praises Jamaica In Performance Review

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given Jamaica high marks for its economic performance in its review of the country’s Stand-by Agreement (SBA), issued on Tuesday (April 18). The IMF says programme implementation remains...

Action Must Be Taken With Medical Marijuana Industry – Dr. Wheatley

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says decisive action needs to be taken as it relates to the medical marijuana industry, so that the country can reap the benefits from the sector. “We have...

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