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Mines and Geology Division gets Equipment (JIS)

Jamaica News: Equipment valued at US$11,000 (J$1.48 million) has been procured for the Mines and Geology Division of the Transport and Mining Ministry, to further advance the development of the mineral industry. They include a computer server/storage area network (SAN); server racks and shelves, consoles, laptop and tablet computers, among others. They were secured under […]

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Four More Public Entities to Benefit from EECP

Jamaica News: Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says four more public entities are to benefit from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) interventions, in the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Energy efficient air-conditioning solutions will be installed at the Post and Telecommunications Department’s head office in Kingston, as […]

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Rehabilitation of Cornwall Regional Hospital on Track – Dr. Tufton (JIS)

Jamaica News: Health Minister, Dr. the Hon Christopher Tufton, says rehabilitation work on the main building at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St. James, is progressing well and is on course for completion by the end of the year. The Independent Oversight Committee appointed by Dr. Tufton to oversee the ongoing restoration at […]

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HAJ Ensuring Fair Home Acquisition

Jamaica News: Managing Director of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), Gary Howell, says that the agency is ensuring that only deserving beneficiaries can access low-income homes. “We try to ensure that persons who are benefiting from these low-income housing solutions are first-time homeowners, so we primarily utilise persons with National Housing Trust (NHT) benefits. […]

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Local Produce in School-Feeding Programme Will Improve Children’s Health

Jamaica News: Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says formalising a national school-feeding programme using local produce, will ensure improved health for children and a stable income for farmers. The Minister, who was addressing stakeholders in the agricultural sector at Dencon Foods and Farm in Spring Plain, Clarendon, on March 21, […]

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Four More Public Entities to Benefit from EECP

Jamaica News: Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says four more public entities are to benefit from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) interventions, in the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Energy efficient air-conditioning solutions will be installed at the Post and Telecommunications Department’s head office in Kingston, as […]

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Macroeconomic Stability Has Been Entrenched – PIOJ Head

Jamaica News: Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry, says macroeconomic stability has been entrenched, evidenced by relatively low inflation, high net international reserves (NIR), successive positive growth, and fiscal discipline, which has significantly lowered public debt. The country’s debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is projected to fall below 100 per cent […]

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Legislation to Establish ICT Authority Tabled

Jamaica News: Legislation to establish the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Authority was tabled in the House of Representatives on March 20. The Information and Communications Technology Authority Act, 2019, was tabled by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams. According to the Memorandum of Objectives and Reasons, the Bill seeks to improve […]

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Island Traffic Authority Empowered To Suspend Licences for Road Violations

Jamaica News: Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, Kenute Hare, says the new Road Safety Act better empowers the Island Traffic Authority in ensuring safety on the roadways in order to reduce injuries and deaths from crashes. He tells JIS News that the Authority will be able to […]

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Gov’t Receives $51-Million Grant to Strengthen Prosecutorial Services

Jamaica News: The Ministry of Justice is to receive a $51-million grant from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), to fund the unification of prosecutorial services and strengthen the overall operations of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Portfolio Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck; and Head of the DFID in Jamaica, […]

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Grange Awards 50 Grants to Boost Cultural Economy in Accompong

Jamaica News: The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has awarded grants totalling $1.25M to 50 businesses in Accompong as part of her Ministry’s programme to boost economic activity in the culture-rich Maroon community. Minister Grange presented the grants during her Ministry’s Economic Opportunities Workshop in Accompong on Friday (today). […]

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Curfew Imposed in Whitefield Town

Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: A curfew has been imposed in sections of Whitefield Town in Kingston 13. The curfew began at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, and will continue up until 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows. Along Pretoria Road from Bertram Lane onto Maxfield Avenue. […]