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PM Says Jamaica Could Develop Solar Technology For Export

Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Jamaica has been aligning itself with the right contacts and expertise, where it could, one day, develop its own locally generated solar technology for export. Mr. Holness, who was giving the keynote address at the inauguration of Paradise Park Solar Farm in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on […]

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PM Says Government Is Fully Committed To Investing In Cleaner Energy Sources

Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is fully committed to investing in cleaner energy sources as a way of protecting the environment while making the economy more competitive. Mr. Holness, who was giving the keynote address at the inauguration of Paradise Park Solar Farm in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on October […]

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Di Foto Shoppe

SMILE – SNAP – PRINT Di Foto Shoppe; the name itself embodies all that we are about. A Jamaican photography company engrafted in the life and culture of its people and community at large; telling their stories through superior imagery. What started from a dark room idea has since developed through its current leadership into […]

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Regional Collaboration Urged To Fight Cybecrime

Jamaica News: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), John Curran, is suggesting that Caribbean countries collaborate to better fight cybercrime. Mr. Curran said issues relating to cybercrime are extremely difficult to solve globally because of the inherent nature of the Internet regarding its deficiency and accountability. “While there is […]

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Minister Says Significant Investments Being Made In Water Sector

Jamaica News: The Government is making significant investments to achieve a sustainable water sector, says Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. The Minister, who was commissioning a $9-million rainwater harvesting system at the Rock Hall Primary School in West Rural St. Andrew on […]

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Gov’t Taking Measures To Expand MSMEs’ Access To Credit

Jamaica News: Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Monique Gibbs, says the Government continues to modernise the secured transactions framework in order to expand the scope of assets that operators of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) can use as collateral for loans. “We want to balance the preferred […]

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IDB Exploring Measures To Improve Regional Debt Management

Jamaica News: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Caribbean Country Group General Manager, Therese Turner Jones, says the IDB is exploring measures through which regional territories with which it has funding agreements can be assisted to improve debt management. Speaking at the official opening of the Inaugural Caribbean Debt Summit at Secret Resorts in Montego Bay, […]

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Rural Water Supply Limited ends ‘Bucket Patrol’ at Rock Hall All-Age School

Jamaica News: The “Bucket Patrol” has ended at the Rock Hall All-Age School in Red Hills, St Andrew following the commissioning of a Rainwater Harvesting System on the grounds of the institution yesterday (Tuesday, October 1). The system was installed by the Rural Water Supply Limited at a cost of approximately $9 million. The project […]

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JBDC Signs MOUs For More SBDCs

Jamaica News: The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has signed three memoranda of understanding (MOUs) for the establishment of three new Small Business Development Centres (SBDCs). The MOUs were signed at the JBDC’s corporate office in Kingston on Tuesday, October 1, with the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE); University of Technology (UTech); and […]

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Merger Of Gaming Agencies Will Provide Stronger Oversight – BGLC Chairman

Jamaica News: Chairman of the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission (BGLC), Clovis Metcalfe, says the merger of Jamaica’s three State-run gaming agencies will effect stronger oversight and sustainable regulation of the local gaming industry. The entities – BGLC, Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), and Casino Gaming Commission (CGC) – are currently undergoing a merger to create […]

BoJ Sells Additional US$30 Million to Offset Volatility in Market

Central Bank Maintains Policy Interest Rate At 0.50 Per Cent

Jamaica News: The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has announced that it will be maintaining the policy interest rate offered on overnight balances from deposit-taking institutions at 0.50 per cent. In a statement on Monday (September 30), the BOJ said this decision is based on its current assessment that prevailing monetary conditions are “generally appropriate” to […]

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Wireless Device Importers Urged To Get Spectrum Management Authority Approval

Jamaica News: The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) is reminding importers of second-hand vehicles, and other devices using a signal, that type approval is required from the agency to ensure these equipment function properly in Jamaica. Managing Director, Dr. Maria Myers Hamilton, told JIS News that a Type-approval Certificate is issued for products meeting a minimum […]

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