dormant bank accounts

Gov’t wants access to J$45 billion sitting in dormant bank accounts

Kingston, Jamaica (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. Under the Banking Act, money in bank accounts that have been dormant for 15 years or […]

Ocho Rios

Gov’t Gives US$14 Million to Upgrade Ocho Rios Port

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, one from Carnival and the other from Norwegian Cruise Line, are slated to call on Jamaica in November […]

youtube tv

YouTube TV is YouTube’s newest project, as it launches in 5 cities

YouTube TV have started in select markets across the U.S. by launching streaming bundles. The Alphabet-owned video giant first announced the service in February, and today the $35 monthly subscription service rolls out in New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Chicago and Philadelphia, with more US markets coming soon. Consumers will be able to […]

cane burning

Cane burning practice to be seized, as prime minister meets with officials and stakeholders.

Cane burning is a practice, which is sadly a national pastime, have caused major yearly loss for the government.   At the official reopening of the Monymusk sugar factory, on March 31st,  Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness said the move to temporary run the entity was very strategic and cane burning should stop.   “There […]

Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Industry, Maijuana, Jamaica Cannabis

CLA upset over the delayed licensing of Jamaica Cannabis

Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – Jamaica Cannabis- Members of the CLA upset over the delayed licensing of Jamaica Cannabis. CLA upset over the delayed licensing of the much need and highly demand Jamaica Cannabis. ” I have to tell you, that there is general hostility from some players in the ministry, and they are proving to […]

Caymanas Golf & Country Club

Caymanas Golf & Country Club, sold to private company.

St. Catherine, Jamaica (McN) – The Caymanas golf & Country Club, which was owned and operated by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), have now been divested to a group of investors. Sources said the staff, few of whom have worked with the old golf club for some 17 years, were made aware of this only […]

Disaster Preparedness

MoBay mayor speakes on community disaster preparedness

St. James, Jamaica (JIS) — Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship Homer Davis, says the impact of natural disasters can be mitigated by the level of preparedness carried out by communities. Addressing a Business Disaster Preparedness Seminar at the St James Municipal Corporation on Thursday, the mayor said there is no real substitute for adequate […]

Homer Davis, Jobs Outsourced to Jamaica

Jobs Outsourced to Jamaica – Montego Bay Mayor

Montego Bay, St James (JIS) – Jobs Outsourced to Jamaica: The Business Process Outsourcing Sector (BPO) is fast becoming the number one source of employment, next to tourism in western Jamaica. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship Homer Davis said the sector is now officially one of the […]

Dr.Horace Chang

Gov’t to Improve Waste-Water Resources- Dr. Horace Chang

JIS – Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Government will be expanding and improving waste-water resources in the new financial year. The objective, he said, is to safeguard water sources, guard public health, preserve the country’s fragile ecosystems and protect economic investments. Dr. Chang’s […]

Min Delroy Chuck

National Identification System will be a Huge Game Changer – Min. Chuck

JIS – Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says the National Identification System will be a huge game changer in the fight against crime. According to the Minister, the system will not only be able to assist the police, but will also be useful with banks and other entities in ascertaining the true identity of […]

NHT housing in Negril, Resort Areas

NHT housing in Negril for tourism workers coming soon – PM

Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – Jamaican Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness says the building of a 1,200-unit NHT housing in Negril, Westmoreland for tourism workers is coming soon. Prime Minister Most Hon. Andrew Holness on Friday, March 24 broke ground for the development of 112 serviced lots in Westmoreland. The National Housing Trust (NHT) will develop 51 serviced […]

RJR and Jamaica Mortgage Bank

RJR and Jamaica Mortgage Bank Face J$180M Lawsuit

Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – The RJR and Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) are both facing a J$180M lawsuit by ex-employee of the banking institution. Banker Dalton Myrie, who formerly worked as a loans officer at JMB for 20 years to secure financing and affordable housing for Jamaicans, is now suing for defamation. According to Supreme Court […]

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