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KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) will be hosting an intensive four-week residential summer enrichment programme, known as the Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE), from July 15 to August 13,...

Health Ministry Partners With UWI To Establish Mosquito Unit

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Health and the University of the West Indies (UWI) have partnered to establish a Mosquito Control and Research Unit at the tertiary institution’s Mona Campus in St. Andrew. The Unit will be responsible for...

Jamaica Optimista Ante Perspectivas Turística De 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (PL) -- Las perspectivas de crecimiento de la industria turística y su potencial para contribuir significativamente a impulsar aún más la economía de Jamaica fueron ratificadas hoy por el titular del sector, Edmund Bartlett. En...

President Trump Underscores US-Jamaica Relations

KINGSTON (JIS) -- United States President, Donald Trump, says he looks forward to working with the administration of Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on bilateral and regional issues. The President made the comment during a courtesy...

Jamaica Moves 74 Places Up On The Global Energy Index

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica has moved 74 places up on the World Economic Forum’s Global Energy Architecture Performance Index. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the country’s ranking improved from 166 to 92 for 2017. The report...

FCCA Hails Jamaica’s Visitor Anti-Harassment Thrust

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has hailed Jamaica’s success in significantly reducing visitor harassment, saying it augurs well for future relations. During a three-day fact finding trip to the island, the FCCA...

Prime Minister Lauds Local Investor Support For Renaissance Project

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has lauded local investors and other stakeholders for supporting the US$330 million Renaissance Project which entails the construction of a 190 megawatt (mw) power plant at Old Harbour...

Diaspora Members Encourged to Invest In Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Members of the Jamaican Diaspora are being encouraged to tap into investment opportunities being offered in various sectors of the local economy by the Government. This invitation was extended by Jamaica’s Consul General to New...

World Bank Technical Team Coming

KINGSTON (JIS) -- A World Bank technical team is coming to Jamaica for discussions with the Government on the extent of assistance which the multilateral institution can provide in developing the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (...

Child Development Agency Gets Mobile Mental Health Unit

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Child Development Agency (CDA) today (April 7) received a Mobile Mental Health Unit, ‘Smile Mobile’, from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It has been provided under the Transitional Living...

All Juvenile Wards Of The State To Benefit From ‘A New Path’

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Juvenile wards of the State at all correctional facilities will now benefit under the second phase of the programme dubbed ‘A New Path’. The programme, which initially targeted wards at the South Camp Juvenile Remand &...

Parents Urged To Support JADCO’s Public Education Programme

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Parents are being encouraged to participate in the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) public education programme, aimed at promoting fair play and integrity in sport. This urging comes from Culture, Gender, Entertainment and...

Japan Provides $1.6-Billion Grant To Boost Disaster Communication

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica’s communication capability before, during and after disasters is being significantly boosted through a J$1.6-billion (¥1.39-billion/US$12.58-million) grant from the Government of Japan. The provision, to be disbursed to...

Jamaica To Gain From Establishment Of International Financial Services Centre

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says Jamaica stands to benefit significantly from the establishment of an international financial services centre. “The economic...

Gov’t To Partner With Facebook To Broadcast Ananda Alerts

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be partnering with social media giant, Facebook, to broadcast Ananda Alerts. In his contribution to the 2017/18 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 5,...

Gov’t Announces ‘Jamaica 55’ Legacy Projects

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica’s elite athletes will soon no longer need to travel outside of the country to receive the best treatment for injuries and other ailments. This, as the Government plans to set up a Caribbean Sports Medicine Centre on the...

PM Commends NHT On Measures To Improve Service

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has hailed the NHT for measures put in place to improve services to customers and reduce costs. “This includes utilising technology, which increases efficiency; reducing turnaround...

New Customs Head Appointed

KINGSTON (JIS) -- PRESS RELEASE The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service wishes to announce the appointment of Mrs. Velma Ricketts Walker as the new Chief Executive Office/Commissioner of Customs for the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA). She will...

Prime Minister’s Youth Awards Returns This Year

KINGSTON (JIS) -- State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence will return this year. Making the announcement during his Sectoral Debate...

MPs Urged To Help ECIs Become Certified

KINGSTON (JIS) -- State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, has called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to help early-childhood institutions (ECIs) in their constituencies to become certified. Making his...

JGRA Lauded For Integrity In Retail Trade

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) has been lauded by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, for ensuring integrity in the retail trade. Speaking at the Association’s inaugural Trade Show on...

Continuing Professional Development Coming For Real Estate Professionals

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Persons in the Real Estate industry will join a growing list of professionals required to engage in continuing professional development (CPD), with the Real Estate Board set to introduce CPD courses through its Real Estate...

Statement By The Minister Of Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Mr Speaker, we all sat in this Honourable House and listened in disbelief as a former Cabinet Minister, the Member for South East St Ann, made several erroneous statements and hurtful allegations — against not only me, but against...

IPAD 4 Life Beneficiary Shines At Champs

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Petersfield High School family erupted with delight and pride when 19-year-old Kevin Nedrick broke the javelin and shot put records at the 2017 Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls’ Championships...

Parliament Updated On KCT Expansion Project

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Work on the dredging of the access to the Kingston Harbour is now 50 per cent complete. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr Horace Chang, during his...

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