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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (PL) -- El ministro de Estado de Guyana, Joseph Harmon, confirmó hoy que las fuerzas de seguridad de este país investigan un reporte de amenaza contra la vida del presidente, David Granger. Un presunto complot para asesinar al...

KINGSTON, Jamaica (PL) -- El atleta británico de origen jamaicano Germaine Mason, medallista en los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing-2008, murió hoy aquí a consecuencia de un accidente de tránsito, informó la prensa local. Mason se dirigía a Kingston...

PUERTO PRÍNCIPE, Haiti (PL) --  El presidente de Haití, Jovenel Moise, prometió hoy que durante su mandato reconstruirá el Palacio Nacional (sede del Gobierno), destruido por el devastador terremoto del 12 de enero del 2010. En rueda de prensa...

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...

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...

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,...

Jamaica Promoverá Su Industria Turística En Cumbre Mundial

KINGSTON, Jamaica (PL) -- Jamaica promoverá sus ofertas en la industria del ocio durante la XVII Cumbre del Consejo Mundial de Viajes y Turismo (WTTC, por sus siglas en inglés), pactada para el 27 de abril próximo en Bangkok, Tailandia, informó hoy...

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...

PUERTO PRINCIPE, Haití (PL) -- El anuncio de Naciones de Unidas de retirar el 15 de octubre venidero la Misión de Estabilización de la ONU en Haití (Minustah) tiene hoy gran repercusión en la prensa digital local, que enfatiza en los pormenores de...

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...

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