February 18, 2017
Prime Minister Holness gets assistance in operating a backhoe to address water needs

Jamaican Govt Taking Steps to Address Water Needs for Housing and Agriculture

The Government is putting measures in place to ensure adequate and reliable water supply to boost housing construction and agricultural production. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. […]
February 17, 2017
Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid speaking to children urging them to become developers of goods and services

Students Urged to Become Developers of Goods and Services

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is urging students to pursue career paths that will enable them to become developers of […]
February 17, 2017
Business Process Outsourcing

Prime Minister Breaks Ground for BPO Complex in Portmore

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, yesterday (February 16), broke ground for the construction of a 150,000 sq. ft. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) space at […]
February 17, 2017
Five yellow buses for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company lined up

$1.3 Billion to Buy Spare Parts for JUTC

The Government has allocated $1.3 billion towards the acquisition of spare parts and special tools for the maintenance of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) fleet […]
February 16, 2017
Robert Montague Minister of National Security sitting in front of the Jamaican flag

Government to Strengthen Framework to Deal with Deportees

The Government is to strengthen the policy, legislative and institutional framework that guides the management and treatment of involuntary returned migrants (deportees) to the island. Some […]
February 16, 2017
Consultant of the Smart Health Care Facilities Project in Jamaica, Keron Crossman-Johnson sitting at computer desk

Jamaica to Benefit from PAHO Smart Health Care Project

Fifteen priority health facilities across the island are being assessed for inclusion in the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) Smart Health Care Facilities Project, aimed at […]
February 16, 2017
Senator Kamina Johnson Smith and Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska sitting at a table with a microphone discussing trade relations

Gov’t Looking to Strengthen Trade Relations with EU

The Government is examining ways to more effectively utilise the CARIFORUM-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to strengthen Jamaica’s trade relations with the 27-member EU. […]
February 15, 2017
Hon. Karl Samuda, Chairman of JAMPRO, Don Wehby and Metry Seaga standing together

JMA Targets Investment Boost through Staging of International Exhibition

With the Government pursuing increased investment as a key driver of economic growth, the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association’s (JMA) inaugural staging of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) […]
February 15, 2017
Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid talking to Director General Wayne Henry about apprenticeship system for Jamaica

Education Ministry Working to Develop First-Rate Apprenticeship System

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is working with stakeholders to ensure the delivery of a first-rate national apprenticeship system for Jamaica. Portfolio Minister, Senator […]
February 15, 2017
Desmond McKenzie signs contract for the purchase of two fire boats for the Jamaica Fire Brigade

Jamaica Fire Brigade to Get Two Fire Boats

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to acquire two new fire boats valued at US$1.3 million. A contract for the acquisition of the vessels was signed […]
February 14, 2017
Chairman of the Transport Authority sitting in front of a microphone addressing vehicle Removal of Tints

Immediate Removal of Tints from Public Passenger Vehicles

Effective immediately, bus and taxi operators are required to remove tints from their public passenger vehicles (PPVs). “For motor cars, no tint will be allowed on […]
February 14, 2017
5 officials breaking ground with shovels for the construction of a new school at Tamarind Farm

School for Inmates at Tamarind Farm

A new school building, valued at approximately J$3.19 million (US$25,000), is being built at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre in St. Catherine by Food for […]
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