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Minister Shaw Looks To Reduce Time Frame For Gov’t Access To Dormant Bank Accounts

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, is looking at reducing the time frame for Government to have access to dormant bank accounts. Billions of dollars remain unclaimed in local financial institutions....

Work To Be Completed Soon On Merger for Gaming Commission

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says work to merge Jamaica’s three state-run gaming industry regulatory authorities is expected to be completed within six months. The entities – the Betting, Gaming and...

Work Being Done In Resort Towns On Behalf Of The People

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says work being carried out in the resort areas is being done on behalf of the people, and not solely in the name of tourism. “When we develop ourselves and when we develop our...

Work To Begin This Year On Expansion Of Ian Fleming Airport

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Work is slated to begin this year on the expansion of the runway at the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St. Mary. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, said the project will enable the airport to...

Grange: WADA Pleased With JADCO

KINGSTON (JIS) --The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has said that the World Anti-Doping Agency is pleased with the operations of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission. The Jamaica Anti-Doping...

Gov’t Spending $300 Million To Repair Primary Schools

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is spending more than $300 million to carry out repairs at primary schools across the island. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said that at least three or four institutions...

PM Holness Urges Road Users To Be Vigilant During The Easter Holiday

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging road users to be vigilant during the Easter holiday season. “I urge all road users to drive, ride and walk responsibly. Every individual must make a concerted effort to obey the speed limit...

Cumberland High School To Get Asst. Dean Of Discipline

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has moved to tighten discipline and security at the Portmore-based Cumberland High School, in St. Catherine. According to Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, the school will be...

JUTC To Manage LNG Pilot

KINGSTON (JIS) -- A proposal is being finalised for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to manage a pilot project to determine the feasibility of transforming the publicly owned bus service to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel platform. This...

Work To Get Under Way Shortly At Cornwall Regional Hospital

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, reports that work to rectify the ventilation problem at the Cornwall Regional Hospital is to get under way shortly. He said the Ministry has received bids to provide design work...

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