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 […]
February 12, 2017
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, on tour of Serge Island Dairies in Seaforth

Gov’t Targetting Dairy Industry’s Revival

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government is targeting a revival of Jamaica’s dairy industry. He said with just 20 per […]
February 12, 2017
Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (left), shares a joke with Montego Bay Mayor, Councillor Homer Davis

$262.7M Earmarked for Improving Trelawny Water Supply

The Government will be spending $262.7 million to improve water supplied to several communities in Trelawny. This, according to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of […]
February 11, 2017
Hon. Desmond McKenzie speaking in front of a podium

Gov’t Will Not Interfere With Church Property Tax Exemptions

Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says no attempt will be made to interfere with the property tax exemptions churches currently enjoy. He […]
February 10, 2017
Foreign Affairs Senator Kamina Johnson Smith sitting in front of the Jamaican flag

Foreign Affairs Ministry to Work on Priority Projects

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is to spearhead work on several of the Government’s priority projects during the 2017-18 fiscal year. These projects […]