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The event, which was attended by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Robert Montague, minister of national security, highlighted the need for a joint approach between the private and public sectors in stemming the alarming levels of criminality in ...
Though public awareness coupled with self-defence techniques serve as good countermeasures, an articulate crop of Westwood high school girls are calling ...
The study, which was financed by the government and the Inter-American Development Bank, identified a number of locations in Jamaica that are susceptible to flooding and recommended remedial action. Hunter said that towns such as Santa Cruz in St ...
Let me be very clear that Jamaica does not support the unauthorized and adverse utterances of the OAS Secretary General on the situation in Venezuela and in relation to the government of Venezuela. These comments have not been helpful in achieving a ...
We desperately need to have an honest and frank discussion around how we hold civil society in Jamaica (more?) accountable. Civil-society organisations ...
She noted that the international trade show, to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, "will see brand Jamaica on full display and in an environment that will add credence to the government's mantra that the country is indeed open for business.".
Charity organisation Food For The Poor Jamaica has responded to comments made by some lawmakers who criticised the entities about its programme with the government to build low-income houses. Yesterday, members of Parliament's Infrastructure and ...
K.D. Knight, a private attorney practicing in Jamaica, advised that the government cannot assume that everything it imposes is constitutional or even legal.
Some $426.4 million was paid by the government towards judgment debts for the 2016-17 financial year, noted Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte.
Jamaican public officials have a penchant for abusing privileges that comes with the office we have seen this over the years.
Photo: Michael Sloley Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Co-Chairman, Keith Duncan, addressing journalists during EPOC's quarterly media briefing at the Jamaica money market brokers (JMMB) Group's head office in New Kingston on ... Economic ...
The government is set to roll out a Scotch bonnet pepper programme in North East Manchester in the next few weeks. This was announced by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, Hon.
Keith Duncan, the banker who now chairs the committee that monitors implementation of Jamaica's standby agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has added a novel and interesting dimension to the project.
Mexico is considered to have a sound legal framework for PPPs, with the federal government passing the Public-Private Partnerships law in January 2012, a broader enabling framework for PPPs at all governmental levels was provided (Economist ...
This was the first bilateral official visit of a Head of Jamaican government to the Dominican Republic in more than 34 years.
THE Jamaican government says it is sticking by its position for dialogue on the current crisis in Venezuela, as proposed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
An Opposition demonstrator argues with a National Guard riot policeman during a health care personnel march in Caracas, yesterday.
Photo: JIS Photographer Co-Chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Keith Duncan, addressing a briefing at the Sagicor Life Builiding ...
The Planning Institute of Jamaica's (PIOJ) conclusion that it is better-off Jamaicans who will mostly benefit from the initial phase of the administration's tax-reform initiative is hardly surprising.
Photo: Garwin Davis Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (centre), shares a photo opportunity with from (left) Kerry-Ann Spencer of AVP wealth management; Chairman of the Economic ...
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has defended government's decisions to partner with privat...
Jamaica's primary balance for fiscal year ended March 2017 has over-performed by $12.8 billion to come in just shy of $140 billion, the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) reported on Friday.
Arscott, who was local government minister in the last PNP administration, berated the governing Jamaica Labour Party for its failure to debate the 2017 Building Act which was tabled in Parliament, just before the February 25, 2016 general election.
Particular attention should be paid to Section 13 (3k) (ii) of the bill, which establishes and recognises "the right of every child who is a citizen of Jamaica to benefit from publicly funded tuition in a public educational institution at the pre ...
FOREIGN Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says the government is committed to the negotiation for a successor arrangement to the African, Caribbean and Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) Cotonou Partnership Agreement, ...
The Attorney General's Department has proposed several legislative and policy measures for consideration by the government regarding Jamaica's implementation of the Paris Agreement, which relates to climate-change adaptation and mitigation. Attorney ...
Photo: Donald De La Haye Minister of education, youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (right), greets Lecturer at the University of the West Indies ...
... if it made sense. I left feeling taken advantage of. The Traffic Court has no parking space for persons ordered to attend court and then leaves us to pay to park, literally at our own risk!
Kamina Johnson Smith, says the government is committed to the negotiation for a successor arrangement to the African, Caribbean and Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) Cotonou Partnership Agreement, when the existing facility expires in 2020.
Although it represented only three per cent of GDP, in 2013 it accounted for two-thirds of exports, a sixth of government revenues and about 80 per cent of foreign direct investment.
Photo: Rudranath Fraser Minister of Local government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie (centre), presents the contract for the construction of the Portmore Municipal corporation building, to Managing Director of HDB Construction, ...
Jamaica IS facing an acute shortage of nurses and health care professionals. If not addressed, a severe deterioration in the country's ability to sustain some aspects of public health care is likely.
Jamaica has been a member since its establishment in 2007, but despite several events, the government has never benefited because the natural disasters experienced have not qualified for payouts.
He was followed by John Ebenezer Clare McFarlane, in 1953. Both were appointed by the Poetry League of Jamaica. After being dormant for 61 years, the government, through the Ministries of Tourism and Entertainment, and youth and culture, reintroduced ...
The decision to divert revenues from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) into the government's main account is part of a new structural benchmark under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) standby agreement conditionality with Jamaica.
Photo: JIS Photographer Attorney General, Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte, makes her presentation Representatives. (File Photo) ...
"I am going to ensure that we (government) are not too eager to regulate, but to allow the room for the industry to develop," assured Williams during her keynote address at the Caribbean Export Development Agency in collaboration with the World Bank ...
Former government minister Noel Arscott has denied claims that he benefited from 30 acres of grass under the Jamaica Dairy Development Board programme to assist dairy farmers, claiming instead that he only got the equivalent of 10 acres. "I never ...
The government is yet to complete an assessment of the impact of this week's rain and floods in most regions of Jamaica, but it is hardly debatable that the cost will be hefty, given the damage done to infrastructure and agriculture. Which is not good ...
A comprehensive crime plan has been recommended to the Jamaican government by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which should ensure that ...
The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has issued a warning to the government that it will not stand quietly by and allow Jamaica's constitutionally protected ...
Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Local government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie (left), tries out the controls of one of the fire trucks ...
She stressed that workers in Jamaica do not operate at acceptable levels, and the government is not doing all it can to optimise the opportunities within the creative industry for the island to grow its economy.
Ruel Reid, who is responsible for information in Andrew Holness' government, made a very curious statement in the Senate last Friday.
"In 2015, we had 1, 900 children going missing. We saw a reduction last year where we had 1, 700 children going missing. Of those numbers, 90 per cent were ...
I refer to your publication of May 11, 2017 and your Letter of the Day titled 'Banking reform needed immediately' by Mark Trought.
The Colonial Life insurance Company (CLICO) says it has a plans to pay back the government billions of dollars spent in bailing out the financially troubled regional insurance giant.
The government of Jamaica would have wanted the North-South Highway to be built if it assessed that the social benefits were greater than the cost.


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