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Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Zavia Mayne (right), in discussion with Managing Director of Make Your Mark Consultants, Jacqueline Coke-Lloyd, during the opening ceremony for the ninth annual Make Your Mark Middle Managers' Conference, at The Jamaica Pegasus ...
A team of United States (US)-based meteorologists and hurricane specialists is expected in Jamaica on Friday, April 27, as part of a public education and outreach campaign to boost awareness about tropical storms and hurricanes and to encourage preparedness. The tour is part of a Caribbean Hurricane ...

Free cataract surgeries were performed on 338 residents of Manchester, Clarendon and St. Elizabeth from April 21 to 23, at the Mandeville Regional Hospital. The surgeries were made possible through a collaboration between the Florida-based Mind, Body and Soul Ministry (MBSM) and the Kiran and ...
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (front, centre); State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green (second left); Principal of Bog Walk High School, Patrick Phillips (third left); and Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid ...
Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the Agency's Montego Bay Regional Office on April 20, UWI finance student and scholarship recipient, Trixton Lamey, recounted challenges experienced with tuition funding midway through his course. “I was holding my own (for) the first couple ...
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says a review of tertiary education funding arrangements is being considered to ensure that more students have access to higher learning. He was speaking at a graduation ceremony for 150 participants of the firefighting training ...

Prime Minister, the Most Hon Andrew Holness, is again calling on Jamaicans to assist the police in the fight against crime, especially in identifying criminals in their communities. “Nobody is invading Jamaica to commit crime; it's the people in our communities. We know them and we see them. They are our ...
GUJRAT: The University of Gujrat (UoG) has launched an online information service through a mobile application to facilitate more than 20,000 students and staff using the varsity's transport system, a press release issued by UoG stated. In this regard, a ceremony was held at Hafiz Hayat Campus to ...
This was disclosed by National Coordinator for HOPE, Lt. Col Martin Rickman, who was speaking during a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the Agency's head office in Kingston. Lt. Col. Rickman said HOPE is seeking to reach as many unattached youth as is possible, noting that “we ...
SAHUARITA, Ariz. - The Sahuarita Police Department is making sure their residents are safe and up to date with information about their city. The department is encouraging residents to use a website that provides essential information in a timely manner. Nixle.com provides up-to-date information to ...
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated the winners of the annual ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships which ended this evening (Saturday) at the National Stadium. Calabar won the Boys' championship — their ...
Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness and former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Edward Seaga cut the ribbon to officially open the Bustamante Museum at 24 Tucker Avenue, St Andrew on Thursday, March 22. Also photographed is State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the ...
Search for: Jamaica Information Service. Government of Jamaica Government of Jamaica. News · Budget Watch · Information · Government · Corporate · Get the Facts · Features · Contact · Gallery · Video · Calendar ...
Photo: Michael Sloley Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague (4th right), along with Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for West Central St. Catherine, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (3rd right), applaud as the ribbon is cut for the new service vehicle assigned to the Green Acres ...
Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Courtney Cole (right), engages is a light moment with General Manager, Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC), Ryan Evans. Occasion was the launch of the ADSC's 2018 Trade Remedies Seminar Series, ...
Search for: Jamaica Information Service. Government of Jamaica Government of Jamaica. News · Budget Watch · Information · Government · Corporate · Get the Facts · Features · Contact · Gallery · Video · Calendar ...
Photo: Rudranath Fraser Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), presents a Lenovo laptop computer to Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) President, Carmen Johnson, during a ceremony at Jamaica House on Friday (March 23). A total of 60 laptops, valued at US$65,000 were handed ...

The State Information Service (SIS) issued a statement Sunday explaining why Trew was deported. First of all, the SIS stated that Trew was not depraved from her rights as she had stated in her article. Secondly, Trew was filming an interview in a cafe without a permit when she was detained; her working ...
The National Heath Fund (NHF), in an effort to reduce waiting time and improve efficiency at Drug Serv Pharmacy locations, will shortly be rolling out a prescription submission application called the 'NHF Quick Prescript'. Chief Executive Officer at the NHF, Everton Anderson tells JIS news that the Quick ...
Reaffirming the keenness of Egyptian authorities, foremost among which is the State Information Service, on the freedom of the press and expression in Egypt, 627 resident and visiting correspondents submitted requests for permits to cover the presidential elections and all were granted requested permits ...
State Minister for National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. (right), enjoys a light moment with Deputy Commissioner of Police, Novelette Grant (left); and Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Maura Barry Boyle, at the end of a domestic violence ...
Photo: JIS Photographer Executive Director, Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Deborah Chen, addresses JIS 'Think Tank'. Story Highlights. More persons are now aware of the negative consequences of a diet consisting of high levels of salt and have taken steps to reduce the amount they add to their daily ...
General Manager for Technical Services at Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Loy Malcolm (right), hands over a digitiser and other equipment to Network Manager at the Earthquake Unit, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Paul Williams, to strengthen Jamaica's seismic monitoring capacity.
Several business leaders have welcomed the Government's decision not to implement new revenue measures to fund the 2018/19 Budget, which amounts to $773.6 billion. Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, in opening the Budget Debate on March 8, indicated that Government ...
The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be hosting an Agricultural Information Forum on Tuesday (March 13), aimed at promoting investments in that sector. The event, to be held at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in St. Andrew, is targeted at persons, who have a deep interest in the agricultural ...
Photo: Contributed Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Andrene Collings (second right), looks through the National Quality Policy 2017 with (from left) Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), Sharonmae ...
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the budget for fiscal year 2018/2019 is designed to achieve the targets entrenched in the fiscal rules and is within the context of the Precautionary Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He noted that in ...
Employers can now monitor the remuneration of their employees against trends in the market on a continuous basis thanks to a new Misco service. The service supplements the yearly 'Salaries and Benefits Report' issued by Misco and delivers the most up-to-date comprehensive remuneration database.
Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), Sharonmae Shirley, is encouraging local inspection bodies for goods and services to take advantage of the extended period for free pre-assessment being offered by the organisation. “We had this pre-assessment offer up to the ...
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, chairing day one of the Food and Agriculture Organization's 35th Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Conference being hosted by the Government of Jamaica at the Montego Bay Convention ...
More patients are to be relocated from the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St. James as the Government works to complete a $2 billion restoration project at the facility. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said that facilities at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny have been expanded to ...
Registers of Scotland (RoS) is in the midst of a digital transformation, which will see the organisation change from being heavily paper-based to one that is digital first. ScotLIS is a lynchpin of this organisational change. It's an easy to use, map-based online land information service that for the first time ...
The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is targeting 16 communities across the island under its land-titling programme, aimed at providing citizens with formal documentation for the property that they occupy. HAJ Managing Director, Gary Howell, told JIS News that special emphasis will be placed on nine ...
Photo: Adrian Walker Principal Director, Policy Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Transport and Mining, Dr. Oral Rainford. Story Highlights. Principal Director, Policy Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Transport and Mining, Dr. Oral Rainford, is optimistic about the benefits to be ...
Photo: Michael Sloley Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, tabled the Estimates of Expenditure in the House of Representatives on February 15. Story Highlights. As the Government prepares to outline how it intends to finance the $773.6-billion Budget for 2018/19, it is important ...
Photo: Donald De La Haye Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown. Story Highlights. Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown, has encouraged Jamaicans to support the Government's National ...
... Ministers, Ministries, Official Visits, Photo of the Day, Posts, Procurements, Profiles, Radio Programs, Services, Speeches, Staff, Stream Banners, Symbols, Tips, Videos, Visits, Web Portfolio. Jamaica Information Service. Government of Jamaica Government of Jamaica. News · Budget Watch · Information ...
Photo: Claudia Gardner Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Sub-regional Director (ad interim), Dr. Lystra Fletcher-Paul (left), and Director of Projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Mr. Daniel Best (right), shake hands after signing Framework Cooperation Agreement, today (March 5), ...
Some of the nation's celebrated artistes will come together for a free concert to mark International Women's Day (IWD) on Thursday (March 8). It is being organised by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport in collaboration with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). The event will feature ...
Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith (left), listens to a point being made by the Organization of American States (OAS) Representative in Jamaica, Jeanelle van Glaanen Weygel (right), at the opening ceremony of the organisation's 70th anniversary ...
Photo: Dave Reid The Central Sorting Office (CSO) at 6 – 10 South Camp Road Kingston. The office will provide some services of the General Post Office (GPO) while it is being renovated. Story Highlights. The General Post Office (GPO) located at the Corner of Barry and King Streets in Downtown Kingston ...
Photo: Rudranath Fraser Senior Energy Engineer in the Science, Energy and Technology Ministry, Mark Williams (left), speaks with (from second left), Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown; Executive Director of the BSJ, Stephen Wedderburn and ...
Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says ground is to be broken in short order for five new high schools. Senator Reid noted that the Ministry will be seeking to remove schools from the shift system and that it will take a total of 17 new schools for this to be done. “In region ...
Photo: Adrian Walker Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer, Dr. Tsutomu Sakakiyama, points to a section of Port Royal Street, Kingston Waterfront, Ocean Boulevard, in need of rehabilitation during an Embassy of Japan press tour on Thursday, February 22. Journalists were taken on the ...
Photo: Adrian Walker President of the Mount Salem Community Development Committee, in St. James, Winsome Barnes, highlights activities being undertaken in the community by the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) Social Intervention Committee, at a JIS 'Think Tank' on February 27. At right is Deputy ...
Photo: Rudranath Fraser Members of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF), Corporal Williams (left) and Lance Corporal Edwards, examine the new motor vehicle that was donated to the JCCF by the National Security Ministry, at the Jamaica Defence Force, Up Park Camp, Kingston on Thursday ...
Photo: Donald De La Haye Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, during her address at the public forum on 'Back Pay Dispute: Reparation and the outstanding labour struggle with Britain and Spain', which was held at the University of the West Indies, Mona, on Tuesday ...
Photo: Dave Reid Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, addresses a seminar on financing, estate planning and investments for creative practitioners held on Wednesday (February 28), at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew.
Photo: Mark Bell Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (left), engages with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, Dr. Gillian Smith, at the launch of the 35th Session of the FAO ...
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid with grade-10 student, Atoya Anderson, of Frome Technical High School after delivering the keynote address at the launch of the Ministry/Joint Committee for Tertiary Education Symposium and Expo held at the St. Hilda's Diocesan ...


 

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