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Statement – PM Holness Apologises For 1963 Coral Gardens Incident

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Fellow Jamaicans; In my Budget Presentation on March 21, 2017; I committed to making an apology for what has come to be commonly referred to as the Coral Gardens incident; one which occurred at a time in our history when our...

Ban On Corned Beef Lifted

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, has announced that the temporary ban on the import and sale of corned beef from Brazil has been lifted with immediate effect. “That means that all imports...

Meetings To Highlight Work Of Economic Growth Council

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Meetings to outline the work of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) got under way recently in the United Kingdom (UK) with two public fora in London, at the Jamaican High Commission and at the Council House in Birmingham. High...

High Commissioner Visits Birmingham

KINGSTON (JIS) -- High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, made his first official visit to Birmingham recently. He met with the Deputy Lord Mayor, other UK officials, as well as Councillors of Jamaican...

Health Minister Emphasises Importance Of Screening At Ports Of Entry

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has underscored the importance of screening at Jamaica’s ports of entry to safeguard the country against the re-emergence of vector-borne diseases, such as chikungunya, malaria,...

Dr. Peter Phillips Is Leader Of The Opposition

KINGSTON (JIS) -- New President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr. Peter Phillips, was sworn in yesterday (April 3), as Leader of the Opposition, at King’s House. He was presented with the Instrument of Appointment by Governor-General, His...

Public Education Key In Mosquito Eradication – Dr. Tufton

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says public education is critical in getting community members to act in eradicating mosquito breeding sites. “We have to educate and inform every single Jamaican as to what the...

Six New Garbage Trucks For NSWMA Regional Entities

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has purchased six new garbage trucks at a cost of more than $120 million to serve three of the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s (NSWMA’s) four regional entities. The units, which were handed over during a...

AGD To Introduce Biometrics In Identifying Pensioners

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Paper-based life certificates may soon become a thing of the past as the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) looks to implement biometrics as a means of identifying pensioners. Accountant General, Carlene Murdock, said the...

Jamaica Can Assist Region In Developing Mosquito Control Programmes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Health Minister, Dr. the Hon Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica has the capacity to assist other Caribbean countries in developing effective mosquito control programmes. He noted that the country has the benefit of the intellectual...

Gobierno Francés Rechaza Elevar Presupuesto De Plan Para Guayana

PARÍS, Francia (PL) -- El primer ministro de Francia, Bernard Cazeneuve, reafirmó hoy la voluntad de atender las demandas de los huelguistas en Guayana, pero negó la posibilidad de elevar a 2,5 mil millones de euros el presupuesto destinado a las...

Gobierno De Bahamas Anuncia Disolución Del Parlamento

NASSAU, Bahamas (PL) -- El gobierno de Bahamas anunció la disolución del parlamento el martes 11 de abril de cara a la celebración de las elecciones generales, previstas para mayo próximo, informaron hoy medios locales. Un comunicado de la oficina...

BASSE-TERRE, Guadalupe (PL) -- Más de un centenar de autores de habla inglesa, española y francesa participarán en el V Congreso de Escritores del Caribe, que tendrá lugar del 5 al 9 de abril en Guadalupe, confirmó hoy el comité organizador. La...

Jamaicans Urged To Embrace Positive Values And Attitudes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaicans are being urged to embrace positive values and attitudes in order to mend the moral fabric of the country and thereby contribute to economic development. The call comes from veteran journalist and Deputy Chief Executive...

Legal Authority Given For Collection Of Telephone Call Taxes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Members of the Senate approved two pieces of legislation on March 31 giving legal authority to the Government to collect taxes imposed on certain telephone calls since 2012. The Bills, the Telephone Calls Tax Act, 2017 and the...

Students Urged To Research Career Choices

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is encouraging students to learn about their preferred career choice as well as to develop sound moral values. “Read, research and study as much as you can...

Deaf Dance Opens National Finals Of Performing Arts Competition

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The National Finals of the Performing Arts Competition got under way on Thursday (March 30) at the Little Theatre in Kingston with the Deaf Dance Festival. The opening of the two-day finals saw inspiring and arousing dance pieces...

Sugar Producers Urged To Seek New Markets In CARICOM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, is urging sugar producers to seek new markets within CARICOM as a response to changes in the United Kingdom (UK), due to Britain’s exit from the European...

Justice Ministry To Establish 14 Parish Centres

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Justice will be establishing 14 Parish Justice Centres across the island this year to train 3,000 Restorative Justice facilitators for the swift resolution of conflicts at the community level. Work is in progress ...

Operational Standards Set For ECIs

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Early Childhood Commission’s (ECC) basic-school certification programme, now under way islandwide, is ensuring that all early-childhood institutions (ECIs) meet the 12 Operational Standards set by that body. The three-year...

Greater Equity For Strata Owners Under New Property Tax Regime

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Strata property owners will benefit significantly from the new property tax regime when it takes effect on April 1. A new methodology for property tax assessment will be applied to strata properties that will allow owners to pay...

Infant Department Opens At Allman Hill Primary And Junior High

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Allman Hill Primary and Junior High School in Above Rocks, St. Andrew, now has an Infant Department complete with amenities for early-childhood growth and development. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information provided...

Gov’t Putting Measures In Place To Address Mental Illness Among Inmates

KINGSTON (JIS) -- State Minister for National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Government will be putting measures in place to deal with mentally ill persons in lockups. “There are plans to allocate budgetary and manpower...

Upgrading Of Dunn’s River Falls To Boost Cruise Industry

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Chairman of the National Cruise Council (NCC), Michael Belnavis, says upgrading of the Dunn’s River Falls attraction in Ocho Rios will further boost Jamaica’s growing cruise sector. Mr. Belnavis told JIS News that Jamaica was...

Gov’t To Place Focus On Falmouth – PM

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will be placing focus on the development of Falmouth, noting that the town has the potential to become a tourism Mecca. He noted that while Falmouth continues to...

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