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 […]
February 10, 2017
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, speaking in the House of Representatives on Thursday (February 9) after tabling the 2017-18 Estimates of Expenditure.

Government Presents Budget of $710 Billion for 2017-18

The Government has presented a budget of $710 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18, with $485 billion allocated for recurrent (housekeeping) expenses and $225 billion for […]
February 10, 2017

Water Issues in Jamaica to be Addressed

The Government will, this year, ramp up efforts to address several issues affecting the delivery of water, particularly in the Corporate Area. The areas to be […]
February 1, 2017
Ontario highway QEW HOT lanes

HOT Lanes Permit Applications and Renewals Now Open

Ontario Providing More Travel Options for Commuters  Ontario has opened the third round of permit applications and renewals for Canada’s first High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes, […]
February 1, 2017
Statement saying February is Black History Month - Canadian Leaf with old photos of black people in it

Statement from Minister Coteau on Black History Month

Today, Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, issued the following statement: “I take great pride asking you to join me in celebrating Black History Month this […]