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Local Studio Lands Deal with Sesame Workshop via KingstOOn Animation Festival

Jamaica News: Local studio, Listen Mi Caribbean, recently landed a deal with Sesame Workshop (best known for Sesame Street) to produce a live action short film to be aired as part of Sesame Street’s Season 50. The linkage was made at the KingstOOn Animation Festival held earlier this year, where local film producers were invited […]


‘Symphony of The Seas’ to Make Port Calls to Jamaica in 2020

Jamaica News: There is heightening stakeholder anticipation over the impending arrival of the world’s largest cruise ship, the Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, in 2020. The vessel, which will dock at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny, is slated to make eight port calls to Jamaica between May and October, bringing nearly 72,000 passengers. Each […]


Positive Responses to Tourism Workers’ Pension Scheme

Jamaica News: Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, is reporting positive responses and buy-in from sector workers and stakeholders who are to benefit from the soon-to-be-established Tourism Workers’ Pension Scheme. The scheme, which is expected to come into effect early 2020, is a defined contributory plan supported by legislation, and will require mandatory contribution by workers […]


National Spatial Plan Draft to be Completed by December

Jamaica News: A draft of the National Spatial Plan (NSP), which will outline the governance framework for the optimal and effective use and management of Jamaica’s natural resources, is to be completed by December 2019. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, who […]


State Minister Encourages Wards in Juvenile Centres

Jamaica News: Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, is encouraging wards at juvenile correctional centres to regard themselves as “winners,” while they go through various stages of rehabilitation. Speaking to scores of youth at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, today (August 20), at […]


Students Receive Scholarships Through Summer of Service Programme

Jamaica News: Twenty-four students have been awarded scholarships, funds for tuition and grants valued at approximately $17 million from the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, and sponsors of the seventh Summer of Service Programme. These students are Geraldine Allen, Dacia Bennett, Anissa Bent, Christina Blake, Shavane Clarke, Sheridon Gayle, Trudy-Ann Graham, […]


SDC Stages Health and Job Fair in Salt Spring, St. James

Jamaica News: Residents of Salt Spring in St. James benefitted from a health and job fair, which was staged in the community on Monday (August 19) by the Social Development Commission (SDC). The event was organised in partnership with the Ministry of Health & Wellness, Salt Spring Community Outreach Programme for Empowerment (SCOPE), and Jamaica […]


CAC Encourages Parents to Give Priority to Safety and Health of Children

Jamaica News: The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging parents to prioritise the safety and health of their children during their back-to-school preparations. Speaking with JIS News, Director of Communications, CAC, Latoya Halstead, recommended that parents organise a visit to the doctor before the start of the academic year. “Most schools require a medical for […]


Teachers Encouraged to Adopt a Growth Mindset

Jamaica News: Jamaican teachers are being encouraged to adopt a ‘growth mindset’ to further fuel student learning and educational development. Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at Broward College in Florida, USA, Dr. Elizabeth Molina, gave the charge while addressing the nation’s educators at the opening ceremony of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) 55th Annual Conference, […]


IDB Official Says Digital Economy Will Enhance Public Service Delivery

Jamaica News: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Caribbean Country Manager, Therese Turner-Jones, believes Jamaica’s proposed transformation to a fully digital economy will enhance public service delivery and, by extension, the lives of persons accessing attendant provisions. Among the potential benefits to be derived, she says, are the streamlining of benefits, so that they “get to where […]


Students Receive Scholarships From Burger King Jamaica

Jamaica News: Twenty eight students from across the island, who have excelled academically, have been awarded scholarships, bursaries and grants totalling $5.1 million by restaurant franchise, Burger King Jamaica, to offset tuition and other related expenses. The scholars, who will be pursuing secondary and tertiary studies, beginning in September, were presented with their awards and […]

Decomposing Body found at Forth Street,Montego Bay

Decomposing Body found at Forth Street,Montego Bay

Latest Jamaica News [ Mckoy’s News] The decomposing body of an unidentified male was discovered behind a public toilet at Forth Street, in downtown Montego Bay, in St James, on Monday, August 19. The police say the victim is believed to be in his twenties, about 5ft-10ins tall, medium built and was clad only in […]

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