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Gov’t Must Make Right Decisions About Its Fiscal Space, Says PM Holness

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government must make right decisions about its fiscal space, which will secure economic and social prosperity. He says that government must take a 360 degree view of the entire Jamaican...

Data Protection Act To Be Tabled Shortly

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Data Protection Act is expected to be laid before Parliament for debate within another three months. The Minister, who was making his contribution...

Summerfield Child Facility Refurbished

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Some $50 million has been spent by the Child Development Agency (CDA) to refurbish the Summerfield Child Facility in Clarendon, which houses 31 teenage girls. Speaking at the official reopening on April 18, State Minister in the...

More Jamaicans To Benefit From Free Wi-Fi Access

KINGSTON (JIS) -- More Jamaicans are to benefit from free Wi-Fi access at four additional locations across three parishes under the USFConnectJA project. These are to be located at St. William Grant Park and Olympic Way in Kingston and St. Andrew;...

Tourism Minister Says Jamaica Making Inroads In Asia

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Asia has now emerged as a big tourism market and Jamaica has been making good inroads in that region. The Minister, who is currently on a visit to Africa and Asia, also noted that a...

New Regulatory Body For GEI

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says steps are being taken to create a new regulatory body called the Government Electrical Regulator (GER). The GER is expected to transform the Government...

Jamaica On Course For 30% Renewable Energy

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says Jamaica is on course to achieving 30 per cent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2030. He noted that as of last year, 10.5 per cent of net...

Early-Childhood Sector To Benefit From Mobay City Run

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Acting Executive Director of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Karlene DeGrasse-Deslandes, is encouraging persons and entities in western Jamaica to support the MoBay City Run charity event, scheduled for May 7 in St. James....

Mo’Bay Chamber Not Averse To Transfer Of TEF Resources Into Consolidated Fund

KINGSTON (JIS) -- President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, Gloria Henry, says her organisation is not averse to the Government’s policy shift to move the resources of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) into the consolidated fund. Ms. Henry...

Appleton Estate Upgrading A Game Changer For South Coast Tourism – Bartlett

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the $1 billion renovation of the Appleton Estate Rum Tour in Siloah, St. Elizabeth will be a “game changer” for tourism along the south coast. He noted that the region, which has...

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