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Take Control Of Your Lives … Of What You Eat And Feed On

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- ‘This is a great and valuable opportunity for us once again to cause young people in particular school age children to see how beautiful it is for us to be able to feed ourselves, how beautiful it is for us to have...

Planning Ministry Leads Diversification Talks

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- Planning Minister Camille Robinson Regis; Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan; Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon and Finance Minister Colm Imbert discuss a diversification roadmap with Dr....

European Union Celebrates 60th Anniversary

KINGSTON (JIS) -- On March 25, the European Union will mark 60 years since the signature of the Rome Treaties, the first step towards a united Europe. Since the birth of the European Communities in 1957, the citizens of our Member States have...

Gov’t Embarking On Rationalisation Of Public Bodies

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government has embarked on a comprehensive rationalisation of public bodies. This, he said, will involve “a series of phased and sequenced actions over the...

USF Provides Millions To Boost Internet Access

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Universal Service Fund (USF) has provided millions of dollars in support to libraries and educational institutions as the entity continues to carry out its mandate to provide 100 per cent Internet penetration across Jamaica....

Jamaica Constantly On Alert – Security Minister

KINGSTON (JIS) -- National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says Jamaica is constantly on alert for terrorists at the country’s ports of entry by using a watch list provided by the international criminal police organisation, Interpol. “Our...

ECC Forms Partnership To Help Early-Childhood Schools

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) recently formalised a partnership with Digicel Foundation to provide assistance to five early-childhood schools to become certified under the ECC’s 12 Operating Standards. The schools are New...

Minister Vaz Commits Land For Baptist Union Castor Oil Project

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has given a commitment to assist the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) with lands for its castor bean project. “I am the Minister with...

KINGSTON (OPM) -- The National Security Council (NSC) has given further policy direction aimed at improving citizen security and public safety whilst maintaining and protecting human rights.

KINGSTON (OPM) -- Prime Minister the Most Honourable Andrew Holness has announced a new set of policies aimed at making home ownership even more affordable for National Housing Trust (NHT) contributors.

Hurricanes Battling To Stay Afloat

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WICB) -- Former West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford was leading a one-man assault against Leeward Islands Hurricanes, as he pushed his Windward Islands Volcanoes to the brink of victory in their eighth round contest...

JCF Takes 150th Anniversary Celebrations To Montego Bay

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues its 150th anniversary celebrations with the staging of a concert in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, on Saturday, March 25.  The event is the third of six scheduled concerts to be...

Interest Rates On New Loans Trending Down

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says lending rates by banks on new loans as at December 2016 were trending down. Closing the 2017/18 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 22, the...

Literacy Project Reaping Success

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Enrichment Initiative, which seeks to achieve 100 per cent literacy among primary-school students, has been handed over fully to the Ministry of Education. The project was initiated in 2009 by the Education Ministry and the...

$131.5 Million In Savings From Energy Efficiency And Conservation Programme

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Government has realised savings of some $131.5 million through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP). “This is money that can be...

La Habana Recuerda A Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero

HAVANA (IPS) -- La trascendencia del sacerdote salvadoreño Oscar Arnulfo Romero (1917-1980), que dedicó su sacerdocio a la defensa de los derechos de las personas necesitadas, fue destacada en una eucaristía celebrada en la habanera Iglesia de...

GCT On Group Health Insurance A Deductible Expense For Companies – Shaw

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says companies that pay the General Consumption Tax (GCT) on group health insurance on behalf of their workers will be able to treat the payment as a deductible expense...

JUTC Doubles Purchase On Smartercards March 25

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is encouraging persons in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) and St. Catherine to come out on Saturday, March 25 and benefit from the ‘Big Bacchanal Double Day’ bonanza deal...

Increased Support For The Poor And Vulnerable

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says since taking office, the Government has significantly increased its support for the poor and vulnerable. Closing the 2017/18 Budget Debate in the House of...

John Gray Students Win Robotics Competition

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- A team of 11-year-old John Gray High School students took first place at the 2017 Cayman Islands SeaPerch Challenge underwater robotics competition.

Defence Act To Be Amended To Establish National Service Corps

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Defence Act is being amended to establish the Jamaica National Service Corps within the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The Corps is one of seven under the Government’s Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE)...

Branson Dives To Promote Grouper Protection

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Sir Richard Branson said witnessing a massive spawning aggregation of Nassau groupers was “like being in the maternity ward of the ocean, with thousands of fish mating together”.

SLB Funds Intact – Shaw

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the funding provided to the Student Loan Bureau (SLB) from the Education Tax is intact. He was responding to a statement from the Opposition that the SLB budget...

West Bayers Inject Competition Into District Fight

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Two more independent candidates have revealed their intentions to compete in the May 2017 general election for what could be hotly contest races in at least three of the West Bay seats.

Gov’t Working To Provide More Housing Solutions – PM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government has been working to provide additional housing solutions for Jamaicans. This, he said, by ensuring that more persons are able to access financing at lower rates,...

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