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Students Need To Be More Aware About CARICOM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Head of the General Studies Department at Holland High School in Trelawny, Dageanna Spencer-Hull, has pointed to the need for Jamaican students to be more aware about matters relating to regional integration. She noted that social...

Gateway Sign In St. Thomas For Blue And John Crow Mountains

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will be mounting a third gateway sign to the Blue and John Crow Mountains in Port Morant, St. Thomas. Other signs have been installed at access points to the World Heritage...

Legislation Coming To Increase Fines For Farm Theft

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is looking to amend the Agricultural Produce Act to increase fines for offences from a maximum of $250,000 to $3 million or up to five years imprisonment. Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries,...

Bee Farmers Urged To Increase Value-Added Production

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, is encouraging bee farmers to increase value added production in order to maximise earnings. He noted that while...

Local Government Ministry To Review Service Vehicles In Rural Parishes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says he has given instructions for a review to be undertaken of units used in the delivery of service in rural areas and their suitability for the...

$60 Million Expansion Project Opens At Brown’s Hall Primary

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The 240 students and 13 teachers at the St. Catherine-based Brown’s Hall Primary School, now have upgraded facilities following a $60 million expansion project.Financed by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), the project...

World Bank Caribbean Director Lauds Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Newly appointed World Bank Caribbean Country Director, Tahseen Sayed, has lauded Jamaica for attaining stable growth and significant debt reduction under its International Monetary Fund (IMF)-supported economic reform programme....

US$4 Million Investment By Chukka Caribbean A Boost For Tourism – Pennicook

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook, says Chukka Caribbean Adventures’ US$4 million investment in the upgrading of its Good Hope property in Falmouth, Trelawny will provide a major boost for cruise shipping and the entire tourism...

More Than 50% Of Electricity Demand To Be Supplied By Renewables

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is projecting that within two years, more than half of Jamaica’s electricity demand, totalling nearly 700 megawatts will be generated from renewable  sources. According to Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon....

US$14 Million To Upgrade Port Facilities In Ocho Rios

KINGSTON (JIS) -- In anticipation of larger cruise vessels coming to Jamaica, US$14 million has been allocated to improve port facilities in Ocho Rios, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett told JIS News that two mega liners...

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