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Montpellier Agricultural Show Kicks off with Bang

Jamaica News: The 2019 staging of the Montpellier Agricultural Show kicked off with a bang at the Montpellier Showground, in Montpellier, St. James on Easter Monday. Several industries and farm groups representing the Agricultural Industry turned out to what could be considered a most productive day. JIS Hosts Back-To-School/Career Day Fair At Mount Olivet Boys’ […]

Housing Development Continues at Luana in St. Elizabeth

Jamaica News: The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has announced that work is ongoing for the construction of phase three of the Luana Gardens housing development in St. Elizabeth. “We are continuing the development of Luana Gardens. We just finished developing approximately 189 serviced lots and we’ll be doing the engineering designs for approximately 400 […]

Gov’t Advancing Drought Mitigation Plans

Jamaica News: The Government is advancing plans to combat the effects of drought, particularly in vulnerable communities. The interventions are intended to ensure an effective monitoring programme is in place and facilitate the development of long-term plans to address the issue. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation,Senator the Hon. […]

Tourism Minister Calls for Buildout of More Eateries

Jamaica News: Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has called for the buildout of more eateries across the island to meet the growing tourist trade, as most visitors travel for food experiences. Delivering the keynote address at the launch of Top Events Jamaica, at Devon House in St. Andrew on April 17, Mr. Bartlett said […]

Focus on Children With Special Needs in May

Jamaica News: Jamaica will observe Child Month 2019 in May, under the theme ‘Encourage, Enable, Include Me’.                          Speaking at the launch, held on April 17 at the GraceKennedy Harbour Street office, downtown Kingston, Chairman of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), Dr. Pauline Mullings, said this year’s theme is applicable for all children; however, emphasis […]

Eye Care Mission Could Exceed Surgery Target

Jamaica News: Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the visiting Bright Journey Eye Care Mission is set to exceed its target of 500 cataract surgeries. The 11-member Chinese technical team is performing free cataract surgeries at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) on Jamaicans in need. The members, who began working at KPH from April […]

Gov’t Exploring Asset-Based Financing for MSMEs

Jamaica News: The Government is exploring the feasibility of utilizing accounts receivables asset-based financing as a funding option for micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs). The concept allows business owners to access capital that is secured by outstanding invoices or money owed by clients procuring goods and services on credit. Minister of Finance and the Public […]

Jamaica Fire Brigade Urges Adherence to National Building Code and Disabilities Act

Jamaica News: The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is urging adherence by individuals and entities to stipulations under the National Building Code Jamaica, and the Disabilities Act, 2014. Both are central to the building applications process and property site inspections Acting Assistant Commissioner at the JFB, Julian Davis-Buckle, said building specifications in Jamaica should be in accordance […]

Labour Day Activities Focusing on Children’s Safety

Jamaica News: Children’s safety is the focus of activities being organised by the Government to commemorate Labour Day this year, on Thursday, May 23. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says special emphasis is being placed on instituting safeguards for children on the roads and at schools. “It is timely, and I […]

Update- Police Constable Shot and Injured in Norwood, St. James

Jamaica News: A police Constable is now battling for life in the Cornwall Regional Hospital, after he was shot multiple times by gunmen, in the community of Norwood in St James, on Sunday morning, April 21. The police have given the identity of the wounded officer as Constable Sheldon Murray, who is stationed at the […]

Police in Search of Man Who Stabbed Another Man in Norwood St. James

Stabbing Crimes - Mckoy's News Jamaica

Jamaica News: The Freeport police in Montego Bay, St. James says they are now in search of a man, who stabbed another man almost to death in Norwood community, on Saturday, April 20. The police have reported that the name of the accused is being withheld pending further investigations. Reports are that, shortly after 1:30 […]

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