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Mr. Holness said the IGNITE programme is one of several DBJ initiatives creating the inputs necessary to drive the Government's vision of achieving economic independence for Jamaica. He emphasised that in order to realise this goal, it is imperative that innovation be stimulated by creating, ...
KINGSTON -. The Jamaica government says it remains in protecting consumers from the influx of substandard goods in the marketplace. Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, said that while it is estimated that 80 per cent of global trade is affected by standards and technical regulations, Jamaica still has to ...

A 63-year-old woman has been told she has been booked on an immigration removal flight to Jamaica, as the government scrambles to minimise the damage over the scandal of the removal of citizenship rights from Windrush migrants. The woman, who is currently being held at the Yarl's Wood ... UK
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (left), presents Fabian Brown (right) with his award for Community service and Development. Mr. Brown was among 65 persons who were conferred with the Prime Minister's Jamaica 55 Commemorative Medal of Appreciation for 2017, during a ceremony ... Government
The installation of a vacuum distillation unit (VDU) will enable Jamaica's sole petroleum refinery to produce low-sulphur bunker fuel in time for the 2020 global sulphur cap. In an interview with JIS News, Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, confirmed that the government had signed off on ...
The Government has initiated safeguards to protect Jamaica's interests in light United States (US)-imposed sanctions on Russian aluminium company, UC RUSAL, which operates West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) in St. Catherine. These interventions include a meeting between Transport ...

A Government guide given to Jamaican deportees advises them to fake a "local accent" to help them stay safe. "Try to be Jamaican," it says. "Use local accents and dialects (overseas accents can attract unwanted attention)." The advice emerged after the Government admitted some people who had lived ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government of Jamaica has partnered with the United Nations to launch the Global Blue Heart campaign against human trafficking. ... and Agencies and non-governmental organizations, which support the Government's policy and action in combating human trafficking in Jamaica.
“As a country we are challenged in terms of our requirement to provide health services for our people and the gap that exists between the government's capacity to provide and the demand on the system which has to be filled somehow. The consequences of not filling that gap clearly are devastating- ...
Jamaica's honorary consul of Poland, Irena Cousins, was in February invested by Charge d'Affaires of the Polish Embassy in Caracas Milena Lukasiewicz with the second highest civilian honour - the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Merit. It is the class in the Order of Merit awarded to Sir ...
The 2018/19 Financial Year officially begins today (April 1), with the Government projecting to spend $773.6 billion for the year. When former Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, tabled the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure in the House of Representatives in the afternoon on ...
According to Phillips, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government inherited the best economy any Jamaican Government could in the history of the ... the democracy of Jamaica which is under threat from people who have no regard for the Constitution or the tradition or the freedoms that Jamaica has come ...
Government and Opposition, with the rotation of the two political parties in both, have laboured long and hard together since 1979 to make the Electoral Advisory Committee/Electoral Commission of Jamaica work for the elimination of political chicanery and the cleansing of the electoral system. Talk of "the ...
(and) to say… how much it means to us, the Government of Jamaica… that these two companies are exhibiting incredible corporate social responsibility in providing these computers to the people of Jamaica,” he said. He expressed the hope that the partnership will be extended, with other computer ...
The Government now has the authority to spend funds allotted in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, following the passage of the Appropriation Act 2018 in the Upper House on March 23. This annual Bill ... Ruel Reid noted “this is a prosperity Budget for the people of Jamaica.” “The budget for the ...
The Government now has the authority to spend funds allotted in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, following the passage of the Appropriation Act 2018 in the Upper House on March 23. This annual Bill ... Ruel Reid noted “this is a prosperity Budget for the people of Jamaica.” “The budget for the ...
Mr. Samuda assured that the Government is committed to boosting its trade remedies capacity, noting that this is a vital part of the Government's strategy for managing Jamaica's international trade engagement. The Industry Minister said it is especially important that stakeholders are informed about these ...

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the Government is grateful for the invaluable support from corporate Jamaica and citizens here and overseas in the improvement of the island's healthcare system. He cited, among other initiatives, the near $34-million contribution from the Issa Trust ...
NATFATIP is a multi-agency body, comprising representatives from Ministries, Departments and Agencies and non-governmental organisations, which support the Government's policy and action in combating human trafficking in Jamaica. Other countries that have adopted the Global Blue Heart campaign ...
Jamaica tops the list of countries holding up Canada's attempts to deport criminals to their home countries, according to data obtained by Global News. The figures show 50 Jamaican citizens under deportation orders for serious crimes are still in Canada because the Jamaican government won't cooperate.
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology today outlined the Government of Jamaica's intention to pursue greater use of Open Source Software as part of its thrust to transform ICT within government while at the same time reducing the attendant costs associated with the use of proprietary software.
We cannot forget the Indians who brought the plant, the Rastafarians that fought to advocate it, University of Technology, Government officials on both sides and corporate Jamaica that have all helped to steer this through the political landscape. It is an exciting step for me and the country as we move ...
Jamaica has a world-class tourism product that is in demand. We are now the number-one destination for British tourists and we have been seeing our numbers in Europe continuing on a steady rise. I was in Greece the other day for a Think Tank, and Jamaica continues to be all the rave,” the Minister said.
Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), addresses the Government of Jamaica/International Monetary Fund (IMF) press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister on Friday (March 9), where details of the third review under the IMF's Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement ...
Mike Henry, who has portfolio responsibility for such industries, on the issue, and “final positions have not actually been taken”. “The Minister of Transport and Mining and I will continue to confer, and the Government will speak at an appropriate time,” Senator Johnson Smith said. “There are different options ...
Meanwhile, the Minister also mentioned the Government's commitment to reduce the cost of its national debt in the local market. He said the Government of Jamaica Treasury Bill yields are at the lowest levels in recent history, noting that the yield at the auction of the 180-day Treasury Bill in February 2018 ...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has pledged to ensure that there is gender balance on all Boards as well as in Government. Speaking at a special International Women's Day Breakfast hosted at Jamaica House on Thursday (March 8), Prime Minister Holness said the government will do a better job in ...
It is true that most of Jamaica's leading high schools are owned by churches. This is because successive governments have chosen to build, own and operate schools of lower quality. After Independence, when the then Government sought to expand the access of Jamaicans to high schools, it borrowed ...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored that climate smart solutions in the agriculture sector is critical to Jamaica achieving economic growth and ... He further stated that while the government recognizes that high energy costs is a barrier to increased growth and competitiveness in agriculture, The ...
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Government is leading by example and saving money as it works to encourage Jamaicans to use energy responsibly. “We believe that if we as the public sector show the rest of Jamaica how we are saving as it relates to ...
“The Government has remained consistent in its commitment to strengthening and improving education and human development in the country,” the Minister said. “We can all agree that human development is essential to sustained growth and high living standards in Jamaica. We must all do our best to ...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has pledged to ensure that there is gender balance on all Boards as well as in Government. Speaking at a special International Women's Day Breakfast hosted at Jamaica House on Thursday (March 8), Prime Minister Holness said the government will do a better job in ...
With broad-based social and political support for reforms, the Jamaican government—over two administrations—has embarked on a path of fiscal discipline, monetary and financial sector reforms, and wide-ranging structural improvements to break a decades-long cycle of high debt and low growth.
Andrew Holness, says the Government is continuing to put measures in place to support victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic abuse as it works to address the issue. Mr. Holness was addressing a breakfast meeting he hosted in recognition of International Women's Day at Jamaica House ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday March 9, 2018 – Finance Minister Audley Shaw announced yesterday that government was keeping its promise not to impose any new taxes on Jamaicans this fiscal year. Opening the budget debate in the House of Representatives yesterday, he said the Andrew Holness ...
Andrew Holness, says the Government is continuing to put measures in place to support victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic abuse as it works to address the issue. Mr. Holness was addressing a breakfast meeting he hosted in recognition of International Women's Day at Jamaica House ...
The Governor-General, in the Throne Speech at the ceremonial opening of Parliament on February 15, indicated that the Government will be providing funding in the Budget to build a new children and adolescents' hospital in Western Jamaica, construct and maintain rural water systems, complete a ...
In 2015 the Government pitched an ambitious £25m project to build a 1,500 bed prison in Jamaica, with the aim of sending more than 300 Jamaican inmates with sentences of more than four years there. But the Jamaican government rejected the deal, with local media quoting ministers as saying the offer ...
The Police Service Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Major General Antony Anderson as Commissioner of Police for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), with effect from March 19. He is responsible for coordinating security activities across government and liaison with overseas ...
The Education Minister said the Government is pleased about its policy position in the establishment of the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (J-TEC), as the regulatory body for the tertiary sector, thereby adding impetus to the business of higher education in the region. He also lauded the University ...
Mexico is looking into ways to deepen energy cooperation with Jamaica, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday on a Caribbean trip to promote ... of American States to defeat motions against President Nicolas Maduro, whose socialist government has overseen an economic crisis in Venezuela.
“The Government of Jamaica is committed to enhancing the development and maintenance of a modern and robust National Quality Infrastructure. We are committed to the development of our national quality capabilities and competencies and the provision of a competitive trading environment based on ...
Jamaican officials estimate an end to Petrocaribe could cost the country $600 million a year. Already, the country has amassed about $2.4 billion fuel bill, said Wesley Hughes, the chief executive of the PetroCaribe Development Fund in Jamaica, according to a statement on the government's website.
Fusion BPO quickly found that Jamaica not only had the near shore advantage, but the investment support system including government agencies like JAMPRO to launch their activities in Jamaica as soon as the decision was made to invest in the country. "It was a really great experience to start our venture ...
I am truly appreciative of the Jamaican Government and the faculty here at Eltham. To see this facility being built in my name is a humbling experience. The best part is knowing it will play a significant role in developing the young talents and athletes that will carry on the great sporting legacy of Jamaica,” ...
The Government and the World Bank, today (March 2), signed a US$15-million loan agreement that will provide greater financial support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The project will be implemented by the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) over a five-year period and will ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government of Jamaica will be hosting the annual meetings of the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) of The University of the West Indies (UWI) at the university's regional headquarters from March 6 to 7, 2018. During these meetings, the budgets for the biennium ...
Public school teachers have rejected the Government's latest wage offer by a vote of 313 to 37. The teachers, who are represented by the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), have been offered a 16 per cent wage increase over four years, but have instructed their union to head back to the negotiating ...
Daryl Vaz, says the Government is to make a decision on the Harmony Cove Project soon. ... The project is being developed at a cost of US$7.5 billion by Harmonisation Limited, comprising the Development Bank of Jamaica and National Housing Trust; and Tavistock Jamaica Inc., a subsidiary of Tavistock ...
British multinational company, Tullow Oil Limited, will conduct the first ever 3D seismic survey off Jamaica's south coast this month, as the Government continues oil and gas explorations in the island's territorial waters. Oil and Gas Manager at PCJ, Brian Richardson, who made the disclosure during a ...


 

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