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Water Survey Soon in Schools

Jamaica News: Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Ministry will be conducting surveys in short order to assess water shortages in affected schools across the country. Addressing the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) 55th Annual Conference, held at Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in St. James, on August […]


Civil Service Week to be Observed November 17-22

Jamaica News: Civil Service Week 2019 will be observed from November 17 to 22 under the theme: ‘Building and Sustaining a Culture of Excellence’. Speaking with JIS News, Chair of the Civil Service Week Steering Committee, Ministry of Finance and Public Service, Lorna Phillips, said the week-long activities are in support of the revamped First […]


MoU Signed to Extend EPOC’S Monitoring of ERP

Jamaica News: The Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) to extend domestic monitoring of Jamaica’s economic reform programme (ERP) beyond the end of the Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The MoU was signed today (August 22) by Minister of Finance and the […]


JAD Encourages Greater Utilisation of Schools for Children With Hearing Challenges

Jamaica News: The Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) is encouraging parents and guardians of children with hearing challenges to enrol them in one of the organisation’s seven institutions catering to these youngsters. “We are appealing to parents and community members who recognise that a child is not responding in the way they should, to […]


Georges River Bridge in St. Andrew Rehabilitated

Jamaica News: Residents of Mavis Bank and adjoining areas in East Rural St. Andrew now have easier access to their communities, following the rehabilitation of the Georges River Bridge in the constituency. The bridge, which is located in Violet Bank, was renovated at a cost of $21 million by the National Works Agency (NWA). It […]


Samuda Says Education Officers Have Important Role to Play

Jamaica News: Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, says Education Officers have a very important role to play if students and teachers are to give of their best and perform at an optimum level. Mr. Samuda, who was speaking at the Jamaica Association of Education Officers meeting at the Iberostar […]


Technology Minister Says Youth are Getting Crucial Skills

Jamaica News: Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, says the youth are getting crucial skills, evidenced with over 600 participants in the 2019 Technology Advancement Programme (TAP). The Minister, who was delivering the keynote address at the orientation session for the programme, held today (August 22) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in […]


SRC Upgrades Equipment to Assist Manufacturers

Jamaica News: The Scientific Research Council (SRC) has upgraded their equipment in an effort to assist with the reformulation efforts of manufacturers seeking to make their products healthier for consumers. Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, today (August 22), Executive Director of the SRC, Dr. Cliff Riley, said the Council has spent approximately $100 million […]


Noranda Jamaica Expands its Commitments to Education

Jamaica News: Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners has, this year, expanded the scope and level of assistance provided to students in St. Ann through the entity’s Education Trust. These, according to Vice President and General Manager, Delroy Dell, include the introduction of two five-year scholarships, valued at $100,000 per annum, to be awarded to the top […]


JAD Urges Parents to Enrol Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Children

Jamaica News: Parents and guardians of children who are deaf or hard of hearing are being encouraged to enrol them into one of the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) seven schools. Executive Director of the JAD, Kimberley Sherlock Marriott-Blake, told JIS News that education is the core focus of the institution. “At the Jamaica […]


St. James Health Department Bolstering Mosquito Control Programme

Jamaica News: The St. James Health Department has bolstered its mosquito control programme by recruiting additional personnel to carry out activities across the parish. Chief Public Health Inspector for St. James, Lennox Wallace, told JIS that 64 aides have been employed to assist the core team of 11 vector control officers. This, he pointed out, […]


Gov’t to Aid Fire-Affected Farmers in St. Elizabeth

Jamaica News: Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, has indicated that help is on the way for 47 farmers whose farms were recently devastated by fire in the community of Flagaman, St. Elizabeth. An assessment conducted by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is estimating losses […]

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