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$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...

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...

Significant Strides Made in Fuel Diversification

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is making significant strides in safeguarding the country’s energy security through fuel diversification. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says...

More Than 1,000 Additional Jobs In Bauxite/Alumina Sector

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Just over 1,000 additional jobs are expected to be created for Jamaicans this year, as a result of developments in the bauxite/alumina sector. This was disclosed by Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry, during his...

Scores Celebrate City Of Kingston’s 145th Anniversary

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Scores of persons gathered at South Parade, downtown Kingston, on Tuesday (April 11) for a cultural event to commemorate the 145th anniversary of Kingston becoming the capital of Jamaica. The function, organised by the Kingston...

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Commission of Strata Corporations (CSC) will host a public forum to address a range of issues. The forum will be held on Thursday, April 13, at the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica Headquarters, 2 Waterloo Road, starting at...

Jamaicans Urged To Take Steps To Mitigate Climate Change

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, is urging Jamaicans to take proactive steps to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. These include practising proper...

257 Persons Receive Surgeries To Remove Cataracts

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Cataract surgeries were performed on 257 Jamaicans at the Mandeville Regional Hospital between April 8 and 10, by a team from Mind Body and Soul Ophthalmology Mission. This brings to 750 the number of such surgeries performed by...

Reduction In Property Taxes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced a reduction in the property tax rates. Speaking in the House of Representatives, today (April 11), Mr. Shaw said the Government has listened to the...

Private-Sector Leaders Give Views On High Levels Of Business And Consumer Confidence

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Private-sector leaders have attributed the unprecedented high levels of business and consumer confidence in the economy to several key factors. Notable among these, according to Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Immediate Past...

Facilities To Be Provided For Persons Abandoned At Hospitals

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says facilities will be built on the grounds of infirmaries to accommodate persons who have been abandoned at hospitals. He noted that the move, which...

West Kingston Residents Receive Mosquito Nets And Container Lids

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), on Tuesday (April 11), distributed mosquito nets and lids for water storage containers to residents of West Kingston. The intervention, under the agency’s $3-million SUPER 18 Zik-V...

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