March 2, 2017
Ground breaking ceremony discussing squatting

Squatting Cannot be Used to Secure Land Tenure

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says informal settlements or squatting cannot be used as a means for securing land tenure in Jamaica. Mr. Holness […]
March 1, 2017
People doing chest compressions on dummies during CPR training

Heart Foundation Stages CPR Training

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica hosted a successful training session in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on February 25 at its Beechwood Avenue head office, in Kingston. In […]
March 1, 2017
Ruel Reid discussing Innovative workforce

Innovative Workforce the Way Forward

Jamaica is developing an education system that is quality based, with a special focus on skills in technology, to ensure that the country has a workforce […]
February 28, 2017
Early Childhood Commission (ECC) Chair, Trisha Williams-Singh (left), and Acting Executive Director, ECC, Karlene Degrasse-Deslandes, engage in discussion on sector developments.

Early Childhood Commission Looking to Certify 300 Schools by 2019

The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) is deepening its engagement with existing partners and targeting new ones, as it seeks to certify approximately 300 basic schools by […]
February 28, 2017
government officials signing agreement for establisment of drones

Drone Pilots to be Trained at CMI

The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has teamed with Agrocaelum Limited to train pilots for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly called drones. Part of the agreement will […]
February 28, 2017
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange speaks to young footballers at the launch of the Digicel Kickstart Clinic

More than $697 Million Allocated for Promotion of Sports

More than $697 million will be used for the promotion of sports in the upcoming fiscal year. This is outlined in the 2017/18 Estimates of Expenditure […]
February 27, 2017
Seville Great House and Heritage Park in St Ann

Opportunities for Heritage Tourism in Jamaica

The managers of two historical sites are trying to cash in on the benefits that can accrue from heritage tourism initiatives. Improvements are taking place at […]
February 27, 2017
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda (left) is being led on a tour of the Spanish Town Road-based Red Stripe plant by Local Raw Materials Business Development Manager, Dr. Cavell Francis-Rhiney discussing Cassava Farmers

Cassava Farmers Showing Keen Interest in Red Stripe’s Project Grow

Cassava farmers contracted under Red Stripe’s Project Grow, have been showing a keen interest in the beer manufacturer’s vision of substituting imported high maltose corn syrup […]
February 27, 2017
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness delivering the keynote address during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 1, 500 housing units at The Estuary in Friendship, St. James

Ground Broken for $7 Billion Housing Project

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness on Friday (February 24) broke ground for the construction of 1, 500 housing units to be known as The […]
February 24, 2017
Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison (right), shares details of ‘Aria’s Story’ with High Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica, His Excellency Sylvan Fabi, prior to the recent launch at the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) in downtown Kingston. The public-education campaign, which is an initiative of the OCA, is an online animated miniseries being rolled out across various social media platforms.

CDA Empowers Child-Abuse Victims through ‘Aria’s Story’

They suffer in silence, afraid to speak up. Suppressed by fear, these child-abuse victims are led to believe that they are powerless to do anything about […]
February 24, 2017
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid. discussing redevelopment of Fishing Village

Work to Begin Soon on Ocho Rios Fishing Village

Phase II of the redevelopment project for the Ocho Rios Fishing Village in St. Ann is to get under way soon. This follows Cabinet’s approval of […]
February 24, 2017
Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck discussing Preventative Detention

Police Encouraged to Use Preventative Detention

Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is encouraging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to utilise preventative detention as a means to reduce the likelihood of […]