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“Phenomenal”, PM Simpson Miller says of athletes’ 6th & 7th days medal haul
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has described as phenomenal, the performances of Jamaica’s athletes on days six and seven of the IAAF World Athletics Championships now underway in Bejing, China, .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-08-28 00:00:00

Governor-General dedicates Life Improvement Project in his native village
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen on Tuesday, August 25 told members of his hometown that he has a once in a lifetime opportunity which he is using to encourage Jamaicans from all walks of life to b.....
King's House | 2015-08-28 00:00:00

Silence deafening on WC St Catherine selection says Tufton
The indecisiveness and uncertainty around the selection of a JLP candidate for West Central St Catherine, is causing frustration on the part of JLP workers, delegates and the JLP organization in the c.....
| 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Prestigious scholarship awarded to Jamaican Banker
The Jamaica Institute of Financial Services’ (JIFS) - the training arm of The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) - mandate is to create opportunities and offer training programmes for financial serv.....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Children encouraged to be Agents of Change
Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna has charged children in State care to rise above their current situations and be agents of change for a better Jamaica......
Child Development Agency | 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Education Ministry mourns the passing of Dr. Dorothy Raymond
It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Education joins the education fraternity in mourning the recent passing of education stalwart Dr. Dorothy Raymond OD......
Ministry of Education | 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Best ever results for Jamaica Synchro at Panamerican Championships
Following their recent gold and silver medal performances at the CCCAN Caribbean regional championships in July, Jamaica’s 12 and under synchronized swimming duo of Nyouka Baugh and Felice Coombs impr.....
| 2015-08-27 00:00:00

The Phillip & Christine Gore Family Foundation collaborates with Eurotrend
The Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation recently partnered with Mr. Ted Samuels. Managing Director of Eurotrend Manufacturing & Fabricators Company Limited (Eurotrend) and established supplie.....
Gore Developments Limited | 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Independent audit of island’s Public Health System needed now says Malahoo Forte
Opposition Spokesperson for Health, Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte is calling on the Auditor General to conduct an audit of the Island’s Public Health System......
| 2015-08-27 00:00:00

C&W Communications pledges commitment to its dealer network and partners
Cable and Wireless Communications, through its local brand in Jamaica, has pledged its commitment to continuing the partnership with its dealers and other stakeholders in Jamaica......
| 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Paulwell lauds C&W Jamaica efforts
Minister of Science Technology Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell has lauded the work done by C&W Communications in Jamaica through its innovative and creative rebranding......
| 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Digicel’s Mega Money Summer Promotion fulfils dreams for winners
The Digicel Mega Money Summer promotion came to an end on a high note for winners, Doltis Johnson-Whyte, Robert Williams, Gabrielle McCatey and Shanesha Anderson......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Business Leaders for DenWay’s Inaugural SME Business Growth Breakfast Forum
DenWay Corporation, a full service marketing and business development firm, in partnership with National Commercial Bank (NCB) and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) will host its inaugural “SME Gr.....
| 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Unavailability of NWC toll free number
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to advise the public that its toll free customer contact number (i.e. 1 888 225 5692) will not be accessible on Sunday, August 30, 2015 between the hours of .....
National Water Commission | 2015-08-27 00:00:00

PM says signing of wage agreement with teachers a win for Jamaica
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the signing of Wage Agreement between the Government of Jamaica and The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is a win for Jamaica......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Derrimon Trading Company Ltd. reports revenues closing the year at $5.6 billion
On August 26th, 2015, Derrimon Trading Company Limited held its Annual General Meeting of its shareholders and reported on the financials for the year ended December 31, 2014......
| 2015-08-27 00:00:00

CDA unveils bullying study findings
The first ever national study on bullying, commissioned by the Child Development Agency, has found that 60-65 percent of students have been bullied at some time in their lives......
Child Development Agency | 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Traffic changes to be implemented at Mount Rosser
Effective, Wednesday, August 27, traffic changes will be made along a section of the Mount Rosser main road in St. Catherine......
National Works Agency | 2015-08-27 00:00:00

Newport-Fersan honours employees for 10 years of service
Eight employees of Newport-Fersan (Jamaica) Limited were honoured on August 25 for ten years of dedicated service in a commemorative pinning ceremony in the year of its 10th anniversary......
PROComm | 2015-08-26 00:00:00

Delegation of Human Resource Functions
In keeping with the Government of Jamaica’s public sector reform agenda, His Excellency the Governor-General, on the advice of the Public Service Commission, has agreed to the grant of delegation of a.....
| 2015-08-26 00:00:00

Chief Justice saddened by passing of George Thomas, O.D.
Chief Justice, the Honourable Mrs. Justice Zaila McCalla O.J., on behalf of the Judiciary, expresses deep sympathy at the recent passing of Attorney-at-Law, George Thomas, O.D., President of the Cornw.....
Court Management Services | 2015-08-26 00:00:00

Climate Change Forum for Portmore
The Greater Portmore Circuit of Baptist Churches will host a community chat, Saving and Securing Portmore from the Destructive Effects of Climate Change, on Sunday, August, 30, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. shar.....
| 2015-08-25 00:00:00

Digicel & NBA launch Jumpstart Basketball Clinics in Caribbean
Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today the launch of the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics in the Caribbean......
Digicel | 2015-08-25 00:00:00

District of Columbia National Guard provides training and support in Jamaica
The District of Columbia National Guard continued its mission of support and subject matter expert information exchange in Jamaica this month......
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | 2015-08-25 00:00:00

Hurricane Danny not a threat to Jamaica
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), is advising that Hurricane Danny has weakened significantly and is now a Trough. Information from the National Meteorological Offi.....
ODPEM | 2015-08-24 00:00:00

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller congratulates Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated women sprint world champion, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce on her gold medal win in the finals of 100 metres event at the IAAF World Athletic.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-08-24 00:00:00

ECJ uses multiple methods to identify dead electors
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) takes note of the Gleaner’s lead story captioned “Voters List “Dead” Wrong”, published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, and wishes to bring the following informat.....
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2015-08-24 00:00:00

The Gleaner Company Ltd Financial statements for the three-month period ending June 2015
The Gleaner Company Ltd Financial statements for the three-month period ending June 2015......
| 2015-08-18 00:00:00

LIAT releases strong network performance figures
LIAT has announced strong network performance figures, in terms of passenger numbers, revenue and yield, when comparing figures for July 2015 versus the same period in 2014......
| 2015-08-18 00:00:00

Damion Crawford’s attack on INDECOM alarming says Young Jamaica
The youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is condemning what it describes as reckless, inflammatory and dangerous statements made by People’s National Party (PNP) MP Damion Crawford in relation .....
Young Jamaica | 2015-08-18 00:00:00

Over 7% drop in electricity bills this month
JPS customers will see a 7.11% reduction in their electricity bills this month, as the Company passes on savings from reduced fuel prices, to its customers......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-08-18 00:00:00

Miss Teen St Thomas tells schools to toughen up against bullies
Simone Townsend the winner of the 2014/15 Miss Teen St. Thomas, is urging school administrations and parents to demonstrate strong leadership against bullying......
| 2015-08-17 00:00:00

Theft & vandalism hurting NWC drought management efforts
The National Water Commission is reporting that while every effort is being made to sustain water supplies to its customers amidst the prolonged dry period, its efforts are being thwarted by criminal .....
National Water Commission | 2015-08-17 00:00:00

CDA’s National Children’s Summit set for August 25
The Jamaica Conference Centre will come alive on Tuesday August 25 with the second staging of the Child Development Agency’s National Children’s Summit......
Child Development Agency | 2015-08-17 00:00:00

Extensive rehabilitation works to affect water supply in sections of Clarendon
The National Water Commission is reporting that the Chatteau Well in Clarendon will be out of operation as of Monday, August 24, 2015 for a thirty-five (35) day period in order to carry out extensive .....
National Water Commission | 2015-08-17 00:00:00

Attacks on Governor General distasteful says Seiveright
JLP Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern Delano Seiveright is calling on the hierarchy of the Peoples National party (PNP) to rein in Mayor and Chairman of the St Thomas Parish Council, Ludlow Mathison an.....
| 2015-08-14 00:00:00

Look to credit creation to drive economic development says Fayval Williams
Deputy Spokesperson on Finance for the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Fayval Williams says credit creation is one of the factors that should be examined in the quest for economic development fo.....
| 2015-08-14 00:00:00

Annual Soccer and Netball Tournament part of Broward 100 Celebrations
Since 2009, soccer and netball enthusiasts in the southeast and the Caribbean throng Lauderhill’s Sports Complex for the annual Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball Tournament (JHSASN)......
| 2015-08-14 00:00:00

NWC reversing previously applied late fees
The public is advised that, in keeping with the July 29, 2015 Determination Notice of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) regarding the National Water Commission’s payment compliance initiative, .....
National Water Commission | 2015-08-14 00:00:00

Tanto "The Governor" Conquers. Gold!
Tanto Campbell proved that he is a platinum champion as he stormed the Men's Javelin F56 to decimate the competition......
| 2015-08-13 00:00:00

Prime Minister launches National Land Titling Programme
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Wednesday(August 12) handed over land titles to 63 persons from the Tower Hill, Seaview Gardens and Seaward Pen communities of Kingston at the launch of the Mi.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-08-13 00:00:00

CCRIF members confirm Catastrophe Insurance Portfolios
The 16 Caribbean member governments of CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) completed their catastrophe insurance portfolios for 2015/2016......
| 2015-08-13 00:00:00

Hampton by Hilton debuts in Merida, Mexico with Opening of New Hotel
Hampton by Hilton continues its expansion in Mexico by announcing the opening of Hampton Inn by Hilton HYPERLINK "http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/yucutan/hampton-inn-by-hilton-merida-MIDHXHX/i.....
| 2015-08-13 00:00:00

Hi-Pro partners with key industry players to revitalise the dairy industry
The Hi-Pro Division of the Jamaica Broilers Group is leading the way in re-setting the best practices of the island’s dairy industry, partnering with industry leaders like Seprod at Serge Island in St.....
| 2015-08-13 00:00:00

Work towards developing a cannabis regulatory framework underway says Hylton
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, today announced that the recommendations to guide the development of the regulations for the Cannabis industry will be completed in .....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-08-13 00:00:00

Creative Writing Exhibition begins island-wide tour
The award-winning pieces of the 2015 Jamaica Creative Writing Competition are being showcased in the competition’s annual island-wide tour from August 10, 2015 to March 31, 2016......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-08-13 00:00:00

TEF invests J$146.1 million in Summer Internship Programme
The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has cemented its commitment to the development of our nation’s future leaders through their summer internship programme......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-08-13 00:00:00

Agreement reached between CAL & TTALPA
Caribbean Airlines is pleased to announce that on Friday August 7th, the airline and the Trinidad and Tobago Airline Pilots’ Association (TTALPA) reached agreement on the main terms and conditions of .....
| 2015-08-13 00:00:00

Statement regarding the death of Mr. Emil George, QC
The Minister of Justice, Senator Mark Golding, has expressed sadness at the passing of Emil George, QC......
Ministry of Justice | 2015-08-13 00:00:00

NPTAJ commends Government & JCTU for $45 million Education Grant
The NPTAJ commends the Government of Jamaica and the JCTU on the historic and far reaching agreement to include a $45 Million grant for education as one of the items in the public sector wage package......
National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) | 2015-08-12 00:00:00

G2K reviews the condition of Jamaica’s youth
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, in celebrating International Youth Day 2015, today called attention to the condition of Jamaica’s youth......
G2K | 2015-08-12 00:00:00

JP Farms launches production of sweet potatoes
JP Farms announced the establishment of sweet potato cultivation.....
JP Tropical Foods Ltd | 2015-08-12 00:00:00

JATCA outlines issues affecting air traffic services in Jamaica
On Wednesday August 05, 2015 the Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers Association (JATCA) held a press conference in which it outlined some of the developmental issues affecting the air traffic services in.....
JATCA | 2015-08-12 00:00:00

$840,000 awarded to the island’s GSAT students
The Jamaica Teacher’s Association Credit Union, which serves more than 35,000 members and has an asset base of over 10 Billion Dollars, awarded seventy (70) of its member’s children who have performed.....
| 2015-08-12 00:00:00

NSWMA announces additional communication channels
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has increased the channels for persons to contact us in an effort to be responsive and to engage the public......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-08-11 00:00:00

Jamaican fans get new football app for Barclays Premier League
It’s another big win for Barclays Premier League (BPL) fans in Jamaica and across the region as the combined LIME & Flow entity introduces an exciting Football App that will allow customers access.....
| 2015-08-11 00:00:00

Race to be held for young entrepreneurs in the Greater Toronto Area
Skills for Change is holding the Be the Boss Race to Find the Entrepreneur in You, targeting youth ages 13-20 years old in the Greater Toronto Area......
| 2015-08-11 00:00:00

PAJ notes RJR/Gleaner deal
The Press Association of Jamaica has taken note of the announcement by the RJR Group and the Gleaner Company of a merger of their media operations......
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2015-08-09 00:00:00

Proposed fee increases for sixth form students displease Commonwealth Students Association
The commonwealth students association, a union of students established and supported by the commonwealth secretariat based in London, is expressing its displeasure at the move by the ministry and scho.....
| 2015-08-09 00:00:00

JPS finalizes gas agreement with New Fortress Energy
Jamaica’s energy company, JPS, announced that it has signed an agreement with New Fortress Energy for the supply of gas to Jamaica, after receiving approvals from the Jamaican Government and the Offic.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-08-09 00:00:00

PAJ condemns Mr. Warmington’s behaviour
The Press Association of Jamaica is condemning in the strongest possible terms, the behaviour of Member of Parliament for South West St. Catherine Everald Warmington towards a Gleaner intern and oth.....
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2015-08-10 00:00:00

CDB commits $120 million US to T&T’s Energy Fund
Up to $720 million US- that is the status of the Energy Co-Financing Facility for Caribbean Sustainability as the Government of Trinidad and Tobago moves closer to the target of mobilizing US $1 billi.....
| 2015-08-09 00:00:00

JAMPRO partners with California-based non-profit to train students in BPO sector
As part of the Jamaica Promotion Corporation’s (JAMPRO) long term strategy to increase the number of jobs in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry to over 30,000 by 2020, the national agency.....
JAMPRO | 2015-08-07 00:00:00

Tourism Minister outlines Heritage Tourism Plan for Westmoreland
Already boasting the internationally acclaimed Negril resort town, the parish of Westmoreland is set to expand its tourist attractions with the development of a number of heritage sites......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-08-07 00:00:00

JPS invests over $J1billion in overhaul of Old Harbour Bay Unit
JPS is reporting that its power generation teams have now completed the overhaul of one of the three generating units, located at the Old Harbour Power Plant in St. Catherine......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-08-07 00:00:00

Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands to deliver NCU commencement address
Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, The Hon. Rufus W. Ewing will deliver the commencement address at the afternoon ceremony of Northern Caribbean Uni.....
Northern Caribbean University | 2015-08-07 00:00:00

Jamaica Food & Drink Festival: The Authentic Jamaican Experience
When CB Foods launched the 10th season of the CB Pan Chicken Championship, dubbed PAN-X at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel recently, the company also unveiled its newest, tantalizing event......
| 2015-08-06 00:00:00

Beaches, Sandals employees set to blaze Talent Trail of Excellence
Eight Westmoreland and Hanover residents will form part of a contigent from western Jamaica that will compete at the 2015 national finals of the Sandals/ATL Group’s E.N.C.O.R.E Talent and Model Search.....
| 2015-08-06 00:00:00

Statement by J.A. Lester Spaulding, Chairman, RJR
Earlier today the Boards of Directors of Radio Jamaica Limited and the Gleaner Company Limited signed an agreement for RJR and the Gleaner to combine their total media businesses into the country’s la.....
| 2015-08-05 00:00:00

Remarks by Hon. Oliver Clarke, Chairman, Gleaner Company Limited, August 5.
This afternoon the Gleaner and RJR signed an historic agreement to merge their media operations after approval by shareholders, the courts and all regulatory agencies......
| 2015-08-05 00:00:00

Radio Jamaica and The Gleaner to combine media operations
The boards of Radio Jamaica Limited, (RJR) and The Gleaner Company Limited, (Gleaner) today announced that their directors have signed an agreement which will see the combination of their respective m.....
| 2015-08-05 00:00:00

JCAA issues official response to pronouncements made by JATCA
The management of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has noted the comments made by representatives of the Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers Association (JATCA) during a recent press conference.....
Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority | 2015-08-05 00:00:00

St Lucian Short Film to play at International Film Festivals
Soucouyant, a short film shot entirely in St Lucia as part of a week-long signature film challenge to cast and crew by Iland Boy Films and Nexus Networks has been selected to play at two upcoming film.....
| 2015-08-05 00:00:00

Photo Release: State Minister Julian Robinson on business process outsourcing
State Minister Julian Robinson on business process outsourcing......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-08-05 00:00:00

NWC customers still getting 60% off
The National Water Commission NWC last week Friday extended the first leg of its Cruncher 180 promotion to August 10, 2015......
National Water Commission | 2015-08-05 00:00:00

JCA urges passengers and importers to comply
The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) wishes to advise persons importing items into Jamaica for social outreach, that they are to import only those items for which the requisite approval has been granted b.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2015-08-04 00:00:00

TAJ finalises preparations to implement FATCA
With the advent of the legislation relating to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is finalising preparations to administer the implementation of the autom.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-08-05 00:00:00

MSBM & JNN sign MOU
The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) and Jamaica News Network (JNN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday at the University of the West Indies, Mona......
Mona School of Business | 2015-08-04 00:00:00

The New Debt Instrument is still a bad deal says JLP
Last Thursday we learned through various media outlets, both local and international, that the Jamaican government had borrowed US$2 billion on the international capital markets in the following tranc.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-08-04 00:00:00

TPDCo & NSWMA sign $260 million contract
The Tourism Product Development Company Ltd (TPDCo.) and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), today signed an agreement for the implementation of the 2015-2016 “All island Maintenanc.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-08-03 00:00:00

NSWMA apologizes and updates on garbage collection in communities
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) acknowledges a delay in the collection of solid waste from the communities of Queensbury and Treasure Beach in St. Elizabeth......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-08-03 00:00:00

NSWMA irregularities a cause for national concern
Young Jamaica is calling on Local Government Minister, Noel Arscott, to immediately update the country on what it describes as the troubling irregularities at the National Solid Waste Management Autho.....
Young Jamaica | 2015-08-03 00:00:00

SJF supports seniors
Just on the heels of having been commended by the Minister of Health for their support of some of our youngest and most vulnerable children suffering from kidney problems, The Spanish-Jamaican Foundat.....
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation | 2015-08-03 00:00:00

Minister of Education released from Hospital
Minister of Education the Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites has been released from hospital after tests revealed minor injuries to his wrist and shoulder, as a result of the fall on his farm on August 1......
Ministry of Education | 2015-08-03 00:00:00

Lights along Montego Bay’s elegant corridor officially commissioned
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill has added his voice to calls for drivers or insurance companies to pay for damaging public property as a result of reckless driving on t.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-08-03 00:00:00

Beaches Negril promotes health and wellness among team members
Beaches Negril Resort and Spa recently concluded a week of activities aimed at improving its team members’ awareness of important health and wellness matters......
| 2015-08-03 00:00:00

Water Minister tours Artificial Groundwater Recharge Project in St. Catherine
Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill, along with other Ministry officials and stake holders, today (July 31) toured the Artificial Groundwater Recharge Project b.....
National Water Commission | 2015-07-31 00:00:00

MSME Support Agencies merged under a single board
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce has merged the Jamaica Business Development Corporation, The Micro Investment Development Agency and the Self Start Fund under a single board......
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-07-31 00:00:00

Upgraded sewage system needed at Bigwell Lane Housing Scheme
The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing is aware of the difficulties currently being experienced by the residents of Bigwell Lane, Housing Scheme, Lucea, Hanover and continues its efforts to iden.....
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2015-07-31 00:00:00

Several deadly weapons and rounds of ammo seized
The Police High Command is commending the men and women of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on the removal of ten (10) illegal firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition across the island over .....
| 2015-07-31 00:00:00

NWC extends 60% write-off
The NWC is extending the first leg of the Cruncher 180 promotion which features write-offs of 60%......
National Water Commission | 2015-07-31 00:00:00

Parents benefit from FHC/CDA Island-wide Workshops
Many parents and guardians have benefited from parenting seminars hosted by the First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union (FHC) in association with the Child Development Agency (CDA) through the campai.....
| 2015-07-31 00:00:00

UTech revises Enrolment Commitment Fee
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has revised its Enrolment Commitment Fee (ECF) for returning students from $50,000 to $20,000......
University of Technology | 2015-07-31 00:00:00

No blood collection at National Chest Hospital Collection Centre August 1
The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) is advising members of the public that no blood collection will take place at the National Chest Hospital Collection Centre this Saturday August 1......
National Blood Transfusion Service | 2015-07-31 00:00:00

Blood Bank to stage Two-day Blood Drive at Denbigh
The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) will be seeking to boost the blood supply and raise public awareness of the need for regular voluntary blood donation by participating in the 63rd Denbigh.....
National Blood Transfusion Service | 2015-07-31 00:00:00

GraceKennedy half year revenues up $5.6b or 16.5% over prior year
The GraceKennedy Group is reporting a ‘better than planned’ performance for the second quarter of 2015......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-07-31 00:00:00

One more day for NWC 60% write-offs
With only 1 day left under the first leg of the Cruncher 180 Promotion, the National Water Commission is encouraging customers as well as consumers to take advantage of the maximum write off of 60%......
National Water Commission | 2015-07-31 00:00:00

Mullings has his eyes on the prize
It didn’t matter the opponent, or the venue. What mattered to welterweight contender Sakima Mullings, is that he ended the fight with his hand raised in victory......
| 2015-07-30 00:00:00

TEF provides $80 million to purchase and repair police vehicles
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has received $80 million from the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), which will go towards purchasing and repairing.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-07-30 00:00:00

PM Simpson Miller calls for greater international support to fight crime in Jamaica & Caribbean
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says Jamaica and other Caribbean countries need greater international support to fight global organised criminals and reduce crime, particularly gun-related murder.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-07-30 00:00:00

15 year old Manchester High School Student takes Miss Grace Baptist title
15 year old, 4th form Manchester High Student, Kreshanya Thompson; emerged from a field of 6 other contestants, to take the title of Miss Grace Baptist Youth Ministry (GYM)......
| 2015-07-30 00:00:00

Ease in shortage of private licence plates
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising that beginning Wednesday, July 29, 2015 the public began to see an ease in the shortage of Private Motor Vehicle Licence Plates, with the delivery of an in.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-07-30 00:00:00

‘Link Up and Labrish’ an added feature to Emancipation and Independence celebrations
The Ministry of Youth and Culture is encouraging all Jamaicans to participate in the emancipation and independence celebrations that will be taking place across the island......
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-07-30 00:00:00

Smith urges Gov't & Police High Command to pay attention to welfare of police
Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Mr. Derrick Smith, is expressing regret at news of the death of Corporal Tyrone Thompson of the Four Paths Police Station in Clarendon who is suspected to ha.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-07-29 00:00:00

PM hiding from the problems of Jamaica says Chang
General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party Dr. Horace Chang says evidence is mounting that the Prime Minister is hiding from the problems of Jamaica......
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-07-29 00:00:00

Official opening of Sampars St. Ann’s Bay Wholesale
Sampars Cash & Carry launched its 6th store outlet with an official ceremony featuring Member of Parliament for North East St. Ann, Mrs. Shahine Robinson, His Worship The Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay Counci.....
| 2015-07-29 00:00:00

CaribbeanTales announces its 10th Anniversary Program
At a recent media launch held at the Consulate General for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Toronto on July 8th, CaribbeanTales unveiled its 2015 Program......
| 2015-07-29 00:00:00

Spectacular opening to Special Olympics World Games
Contingents from 22 Digicel markets paraded before a packed Los Angeles Coliseum for the Opening of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, July 25 and were met with thunderous applause as they .....
Digicel | 2015-07-29 00:00:00

LIME Foundation stages 2nd Annual Blood Drive
The LIME Foundation is again responding to a critical need of the health sector – blood shortage......
LIME | 2015-07-29 00:00:00

Prime Minister to address UN Security Council on Peace and Security Threats
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will on Thursday, July 30, address a special United Nations (UN) Open Debate on Peace and Security Challenges Facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the U.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-07-29 00:00:00

New World Bank Grant to enable 1.7 million Jamaicans to better manage climate risks
The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a US$ 6.8 million grant to help Jamaica improve the quality and use of climate related information for effective planning and action at local and nati.....
World Bank Organization | 2015-07-29 00:00:00

Three more days for NWC 60% write-offs
With only 3 days left under the first leg of the Cruncher 180 Promotion, the National Water Commission is encouraging customers as well as consumers to take advantage of the maximum write off of 60%......
National Water Commission | 2015-07-29 00:00:00

EPIC finds one of the world’s most rare seabirds active on Dominica
A team of scientists from EPIC and Dominica’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries have recorded – for the first time - 968 Diablotin, also known as the Black-capped Petrel, over the mountains of Dom.....
| 2015-07-29 00:00:00

Prime Minister commends Reggae Boyz for performance in CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is commending Jamaica’s Senior National Football Team (The Reggae Boyz) for a strong performance in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final on Sunday, July 26 and in the tourn.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-07-28 00:00:00

Customs Act revisions is anti-trade says SAJ
Local shipping interests have thrown the combined weight of their support behind comments attributed to chairman of Jamaica’s Trade Facilitation Task Force Pat Francis that the current amendment to th.....
The Shipping Association of Jamaica | 2015-07-27 00:00:00

Mechanical works to disrupt water supply in sections of St. Thomas & St. Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising its customers in sections of St. Thomas who are served by the South Haven Well that they should expect disruptions in their service starting tomorrow July 28.....
National Water Commission | 2015-07-27 00:00:00

ELD Canada Board Chair announces Co-Chairs for the upcoming 2015 CCELD
Robert Taylor, Chairman of the Board of ELD Canada, parent organization of the upcoming CCELD (Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue) announced today that Mr. Bruce Bowen and Her Excellency Mrs......
| 2015-07-27 00:00:00

Foreign Affairs Ministry comments on speculations surrounding Ambassador Vasciannie's End of Contract
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade notes a report in the Sunday Observer of July 26, 2015 concerning the end of the contract of Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, former Ambassador of Jamai.....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-07-27 00:00:00

Tourism Linkages Hub’s ‘Christmas in July’ Exhibition a major success
Corporate holiday gift shopping began very early this year when hundreds flocked the Jamaica Pegasus for the highly anticipated ‘Christmas in July’ exhibition......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-07-27 00:00:00

Kiwanians call for protection of Jamaica’s children
The Council of Past Lieutenant Governors of Kiwanis in Jamaica has denounced the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in Falmouth, Trelawny and the subsequent posting of the video-recording on soc.....
| 2015-07-27 00:00:00

LASCO/NAJ announces 17th Nurse of the Year
Treveen Palmer-Miller was the belle of the ball as she emerged victorious at the LASCO/Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Nurse of the Year awards luncheon on Saturday, July 25 at the Jamaica Pegasus.....
| 2015-07-27 00:00:00

Digicel hosts celebration dinner in Los Angeles
Digicel showed its appreciation to hundreds of families, volunteers and Local Organising Committees from 23 countries in a celebration event in Los Angeles, California at the Westin Bonavenure Hotel o.....
Digicel | 2015-07-27 00:00:00

MAS2TV teams up with former Miss Barbados Leah Marville for Crop Over
The much anticipated Caribbean Over the Top TV Network MAS2TV continues its mission to not only bring our content to the world, but to develop high quality programming in the region for global consump.....
| 2015-07-27 00:00:00

TAJ Update on shortage of private licence plates
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise the public that in light of the shortage of Private Motor Vehicle Licence Plates at its offices across the island, persons in possession of their old .....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-07-24 00:00:00

Foreign Ministry sets the record straight
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has seen reports alleging that the continued custody of a Jamaican national in Qatar is due to the failure of the Ministry to issue a passport......
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-07-24 00:00:00

Significant crime reduction at Longville Scheme
The Officer in charge of the temporary police post at the Longville housing scheme in Clarendon, Sergeant Sonia Campbell, has disclosed that since the establishment of the facility two and a half w.....
National Housing Trust | 2015-07-24 00:00:00

Portmore Ministers launch intervention
The Portmore Ministers has launch an intervention among Churches in the Portmore community in response and condemnation of the killings in our country, we are kindly asking if you would be so kind to .....
| 2015-07-24 00:00:00

Portmore Youth Information Centre celebrates 12th Anniversary
Over the years the Ministry of Youth and Culture has facilitated the construction of a number of Youth Information Centres (YICs) across the island beginning in 2003, when the first YIC was opened in .....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-07-24 00:00:00

Police High Command gives update on Constable Lyndel Barrett’s murder
As investigations intensifies into the murder of constable Lyndel Barrett, the Police High Command is stating that investigations so far does not support the allegation by some residents of Denham Tow.....
Constabulary Communication Network | 2015-07-24 00:00:00

WCO to host seminar in Jamaica
Twenty-eight (28) Customs Officers from the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will further enhance their skills in indentifying copyright infringements at our ports of entry, during the week of July 27th, .....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2015-07-24 00:00:00

Emancipation Day to be observed on Saturday as scheduled
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) wishes to advise that Emancipation Day - a Public Holiday - will be observed on Saturday, August 1, 2015, as scheduled......
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2015-07-24 00:00:00

NEVA Alum recipient of Special New Student Columbia Award
Just days ago, recent National Educational Venture Alliance (NEVA) Alum, Khaleel Atkinson, received word that she had not only been admitted to Columbia University, but was also the recipient of a spe.....
PROComm | 2015-07-24 00:00:00

TAJ Update on shortage of private licence plates
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise the public that they continue to experience a shortage of Private Motor Vehicle Licence Plates at its offices across the island, as they have not rece.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-07-24 00:00:00

Karaoke Face-off for Festival Queens
The 13 talented finalists in the 2015 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition have come home to their official residence at the Christar Villas Hotel, as they commence their final walk to crown......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-07-24 00:00:00

Jamaica Youth Ambassador speaks out against sexual violence and abuse
The Jamaica Youth Ambassadors Programme believes that it is absurd that in the year of 2015, that some of the young men in our society are participating in such heinous and immoral acts......
| 2015-07-23 00:00:00

JLP Caretaker for South West St. Elizabeth urges INDECOM to undertake swift investigation
Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for South West St. Elizabeth, Floyd Green, is calling on the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the de.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-07-23 00:00:00

JLP caretaker pleads for water for East St. Andrew communities
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for St. Andrew Eastern Fayval Williams is raising serious concern with the prolonged lack of water supply to residents of August Town and surrounding communiti.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-07-23 00:00:00

CPL stars get involved in Beach Bat Bouncy Ball Challenge
The Hero Caribbean Premier League is giving fans around the world the chance to take on some of the biggest names in cricket by entering the CPL’s Beach Bat Bouncy Ball Challenge, in association with .....
| 2015-07-23 00:00:00

First leg of NWC Cruncher 180 closes at the end of July
The first leg of the National Water Commission’s new debt forgiveness programme, Cruncher 180 is scheduled to close on Friday, July 31, 2015......
National Water Commission | 2015-07-23 00:00:00

ODPEM advises that Caribbean region & sections of Eastern Caribbean have been placed on alert
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) wishes to advise that the Caribbean region and sections of the Eastern Caribbean in particular have been placed on alert as heighte.....
| 2015-07-23 00:00:00

26th Meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism
The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) through its Directorate of Sustainable Tourism convened the 26th Meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism (SCST-26) from 22nd – 23rd July 2015......
| 2015-07-23 00:00:00

Business EXPO at Noranda (Port Rhoades) July 29
The Noranda Bauxite Community Council in partnership with the St. Ann Social Development Commission will stage a Business EXPO at the Port Rhoades Sports Club, Discovery Bay, on Wednesday July 29......
| 2015-07-23 00:00:00

Jamaican Hero CPL fan stands chance to win US$1 million
Private Javed Fisher, of the Jamaica Defence Force, will be travelling to Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday July 25, courtesy of Guardian Group, to participate in the Guardian Group Hero CPL ‘Catch a Mi.....
Guardian Life Limited | 2015-07-23 00:00:00

ADA to suspend further payments of motor vehicle import duties
In light of the continued unavailability of license plates from the Island’s Collectorates, members of the Automobile Dealers Association of Jamaica (ADA) have decided to suspend any further payments .....
| 2015-07-23 00:00:00

Minister McNeill welcomes New Jewel Lagoon Water Park
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill has welcomed Jewel Runaway Bay’s $570 million Lagoon Water Park as a great addition to the tourism product......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-07-23 00:00:00

NWC Offices open this Saturday too
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to advise the public that at least 8 of its Commercial Offices across the island will be open this Saturday (July 25, 2015) to facilitate persons wishing to .....
National Water Commission | 2015-07-23 00:00:00

Author Vernal Wright (The Wizard) releases ‘Just a Dream’
Author Vernal Wright (The Wizard) uncovers a compilation of poetry that reflects and reveals the magnificence of nature with his new publication, “Just a Dream” (published by AuthorHouse UK)......
| 2015-07-23 00:00:00

International Bird Conservationists to meet in Kingston in July
An enthusiastic group of some 200 scientists, ornithologists, conservationists, students and educators from across the Caribbean and beyond will flock to the vibrant city of Kingston, Jamaica next mon.....
| 2015-07-23 00:00:00

St. Ann parents benefit from Information Expo
Parents and children in Claremont, St. Ann benefited from the staging of an information exposition, organised by the St. Ann Child Protection Committee in partnership with the Child Development Agency.....
Child Development Agency | 2015-07-23 00:00:00

EU supports use of Geographical Indications in Jamaica
Jamaica recently hosted the two-day Sub-regional Workshop on Branding and the Use of Geographical Indications in the Development of Management Strategies for Origin-Linked Products......
EUROPEAN UNION | 2015-07-23 00:00:00

Youth Ministry establishes Strategic Repositioning of the Child Protection and Residential Sector task force
Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna has established the Strategic Repositioning of the Child Protection and Residential Sector (SRCPRS) task force, to oversee the strategic review.....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-07-23 00:00:00

Cruise passengers on local tours following fire
Passengers on the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship, on which there was a fire this morning enroute to the Falmouth cruise ship pier in Trelawny, have since disembarked and have proceeded on several sch.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-07-22 00:00:00

July 31 Deadline for National Minimum Wage submissions
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is reminding members of the public, interested organizations and other stakeholders that Friday, July 31, 2015 is the deadline for written submissions about .....
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2015-07-22 00:00:00

Fire on cruise ship totally extinguished
Cruise shipping activities are proceeding as usual at the Falmouth cruise ship pier in Trelawny as a fire, which occurred on the Freedom of the Seas vessel, was extinguished by the ship's crew......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-07-22 00:00:00

ECJ Chairman calls on Custos of Portland
The Honourable Dorothy Pine-McLarty, Chairman of the Electoral Commission on Jamaica, made a courtesy call on the Honourable Lincoln Thaxter, Custos of Portland on Tuesday, July 21 at his Port Ant.....
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2015-07-22 00:00:00

Minister Bunting condemns slaying of two Police Constables within a week
The Minister of National Security, the Hon Peter Bunting is expressing deep regret at the brutal murder of yet another officer of the law in the Kingston West Division at the hands of gunmen tonight, .....
Ministry of National Security | 2015-07-22 00:00:00

PNP’s lobbying efforts to change IMF programme is admission that programme is failing says Shaw
Shadow Spokesperson on Finance and Planning for the Jamaica Labour Party, Audley Shaw, said that despite the worse global recession in 2008-2009, the JLP returned the Jamaican economy to 1.7% real GDP.....
| 2015-07-21 00:00:00

Zero-Rating to be done online effective September 1
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising that effective Tuesday, September 1, 2015 entities qualified for zero-rating, such as schools, charities and embassies, will be required to request zero-ra.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-07-21 00:00:00

NHMJ presents the Orchid of Paradise Exhibition
The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, the Orchids of Paradise......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-07-21 00:00:00

Waste Management to be the focus of Leadership Conference
The BMIS Dynamic Leaders in association with the Excelsior Community College will be hosting a Leadership Seminar entitled “Best Practices for Waste Management”......
| 2015-07-20 00:00:00

Holy Childhood Prep Not Closing
Reports carried on June 29, 2015 in certain sections of the media, suggest that the Holy Childhood Preparatory School is closing and has moved to lease its premises to another institution......
| 2015-07-20 00:00:00

Harmful alcohol use is increasing in the Americas
The first Regional Status Report on Alcohol and Health in the Americas was released today by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)......
| 2015-07-20 00:00:00

Student uses Respect Jamaica as platform to promote human rights
As the most recent addition to the Respect Jamaica Youth Ambassador programme, Jherane Patmore believes she has found the right platform to have her voice heard......
| 2015-07-20 00:00:00

Youngster promotes the positive message of Respect as Youth Ambassador
Staying positive is a message that Neville Charlton has been spreading throughout his over ten years as a volunteer......
| 2015-07-20 00:00:00

Mayor of Kingston to participate in Symposium at Vatican Headquarters
Her Worship the Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Dr. Angela Brown Burke, J.P. has been invited to participate in a workshop on climate change and modern slavery scheduled for the Casina Pio IV in.....
KSAC | 2015-07-20 00:00:00

1st Award for Female Entrepreunership & Cooperation offered in the Caribbean
The network « The Pioneers » , present in 15 regions in Europe, Africa and the Americas, work together with female entrepreneurs to help them create and develop innovative and sustainable businesses......
| 2015-07-20 00:00:00

KSAC to roll out 2015 Vendor Registration Programme
The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be undertaking registration of vendors between July 21 and August 31, 2015, as part of its Vendor Registration Programme......
KSAC | 2015-07-20 00:00:00

CDB approves USD2.37 million in grant assistance for Haiti Catastrophe Risk Insurance
The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved, today, grant assistance of USD2,377,250 to the Government of Haiti to meet the country’s insurance premium for coverage being p.....
| 2015-07-17 00:00:00

UWI Tourism Professor joins the management team of Beach Operators Association
The latest appointment to the management team of the Beach Operators Association is Cristina Jonsson, who has been a professor of Tourism Management Studies at the University Of The West Indies, Cave .....
| 2015-07-17 00:00:00

Revenue Appeals Divsion now established to hear taxpayer’s appeals
The Revenue Appeals Division which was established under the Revenue Appeals Division Act 2015 became operational on July 1, 2015......
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2015-07-17 00:00:00

NHMJ to provide vegetable gardens for schools
The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) in its aim to promote the “Preservation of our Natural Heritage” hosted the workshop, Vegetable Gardens: Care, Sustainability and An Educational Tool on Ju.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-07-17 00:00:00

Trinidadian becomes a Guardian Group Catch a Million Contender
Ricarldo Ragoonanan from Tunapuna, Trinidad, has become the third contender in the Guardian Group Catch a Million promotion at the Hero Caribbean Premier League......
| 2015-07-17 00:00:00

Montego Bay’s elegant corridor lights up
Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor will now be brightly lit at nights following the installation of lights along the thoroughfare under a contract which the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) signed with Y.P .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-07-17 00:00:00

GGPA to approach NCDA to discuss partnership
The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPA) will be approaching The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) to develop a strategy between both agencies for collaboration on issues of concern and .....
| 2015-07-17 00:00:00

NPTAJ endorses school security initiatives of MOE
The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica is endorsing the effort by the Ministry of Education in addressing the Security challenges affecting our Schools......
Ministry of Education | 2015-07-16 00:00:00

Disaster Risk Reduction Grants available to vulnerable communities across the Caribbean
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has joined forces with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom to.....
| 2015-07-16 00:00:00

Condolences on the death of Constable Crystal Thomas
On behalf of the United States Mission to Jamaica, I wish to extend our deep and sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of Constable Crystal Thomas, who lost her life in the line of duty on .....
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

ECJ & NIA engage Portland & St Mary residents
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica will engage residents of Portland and St Mary in a public forum on Thursday, July 23 at the Port Antonio High School......
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

Police Officers’ Association expresses condolence to family & friends of deceased constables
Since the start of the week we have lost two members of the organization: Constable Curtis Lewis of the Westmoreland Division and Woman Constable Crystal Thomas of the Kingston Western Division......
Constabulary Communication Network | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

OUR stays NWC’s Payment Compliance Initiative
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has requested that the National Water Commission (NWC) delays the implementation of its Payment Compliance Initiative (the Initiative), that is, the Early Paym.....
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

Automatic expungement available for certain ganja offences
Minister of Justice, Senator the Honourable Mark Golding, has signed the Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) (Automatic Expungement of Convictions) Order, 2015 to enshrine in law the admini.....
Ministry of Justice | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

Computer Lab at Refuge Temple Learning Academy officially opened
The Computer Lab at the Refuge Temple Learning Academy was officially opened by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell on July 10......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

80 local companies to participate in ‘Christmas in July’ Showcase
Some 80 local producers of authentic Jamaican gift and souvenir items will be showcasing their products and networking with corporate entities and various industry players at the inaugural staging of .....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

Police appeal for information in relation to brutal slaying of Woman Constable
The Police High Command is at this time appealing to anyone with information in connection to the brutal slaying of Woman Constable Crystal Thomas on Tuesday July 14 to come forward......
Constabulary Communication Network | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

JFJ condemns murder of policewoman
Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) joins with countless others across the society in condemning the brutal murder of Constable Crystal Thomas last night......
JAMAICANS FOR JUSTICE | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

Beach Operators Association & Boatyard (Barbados) in talks over dispute with Jet Ski Operators
In reference to the on-going dispute between the management of the Boatyard Beach Club (Barbados) and the Jet Ski Operators, Charles Lewis, Founder/President of the newly formed Beach Operators Assoc.....
| 2015-07-15 00:00:00

PCJ installs $8.4 million energy efficient AC system at Spanish Town Hospital
The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has installed an energy efficient air conditioning (AC) system on the Maternity Unit at the Spanish Town Hospital at a cost of J$8.4 million......
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

Delay in supplies of Motor Vehicle Licence Plates
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to inform the public that they are currently experiencing a shortage of Motor Vehicle Licence Plates at the Revenue Service Centres (RSC) and Tax Offices island.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

Scotiabank’s Contact Centre Awarded World Class Certification and Highest Customer Service by Industry, for 2014
Scotiabank’s Contact Centre has received the awards for World Class Certification and Highest Customer Service by Industry for 2014 by the Service Quality Management Group (SQM). This is the fourth co.....
Scotiabank | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

Health Policy Project Jamaica & PEPFAR celebrate End-of-Project Event
The Health Policy Project , funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U. S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), celebrated its end-of-project ev.....
| 2015-07-15 00:00:00

‘Independence Village’ to be the Hub of 2015 Festival Celebrations
The Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre will be the heart of national activities for the 2015 Emancipation and Independence Celebrations......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-07-15 00:00:00

New UNDP reports put spotlight on development finance needs for Small Island Developing States
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) share a number of common challenges—from exposure to natural hazards and economic shocks, to slow economic growth, limited capacities to raise domestic resources .....
| 2015-07-15 00:00:00

British Journalist & ‘Place Specialist’ to deliver Keynote Address at Brand Jamaica Symposium
Istanbul-based Journalist and Place Specialist, Samantha North, will be the keynote speaker at the first-ever Brand Jamaica Symposium to be held at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (Mult.....
| 2015-07-15 00:00:00

Pipeline repairs to disrupt water supply in sections of St. Mary
The National Water Commission is advising that it will be carrying out repairs on an eight inches pipeline on the distribution network in Islington, St. Mary, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 betwee.....
National Water Commission | 2015-07-14 00:00:00

Over 80 exhibitors expected at Tourism Linkages Hub’s ‘Christmas in July’ Event
The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment’s Tourism Linkages Hub has undertaken an innovative initiative to boost the purchase and use of more Jamaican made items as corporate gifts locally......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-07-14 00:00:00

World Reggae Dance Championship Semi-final set for Saturday July 18
The exciting semi-final round of the JCDC World Reggae Dance Championship will be held this Saturday, July 18 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre commencing at 6 p.m......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-07-14 00:00:00

Negril Development stokes alarm
Jane Issa, one of several Directors of the Negril Chamber of Commerce says she and stakeholders are perplexed that government is promoting breakwaters while at the same time relaxing development laws .....
| 2015-07-14 00:00:00

Capri-Sun goes yellow for the Minions Movie screening
Capri-Sun rolled out the yellow carpet for the highly anticipated Minions screening on Sunday July 12th at the Carib 5 cinema......
| 2015-07-14 00:00:00

NDM comments on remarks made by Security Minister
The NDM would like answers to the following simple questions:.....
National Democratic Movement | 2015-07-13 00:00:00

New Kallco House of Bacchanal Stand Packages available for Hero CPL matches in Trinidad
Due to the huge demand for tickets for the Hero CPL matches in Trinidad and Tobago, the Hero CPL has announced that it is putting an additional stand in place with ticket packages going on sale from t.....
| 2015-07-13 00:00:00

New Kallco House of Bacchanal Stand Packages available for Hero CPL matches in Trinidad
Due to the huge demand for tickets for the Hero CPL matches in Trinidad and Tobago, the Hero CPL has announced that it is putting an additional stand in place with ticket packages going on sale from t.....
| 2015-07-13 00:00:00

NWC encourages use of leak report contacts
The National Water Commission (NWC) is encouraging the public to conserve on their use of water and to use any of the available mechanisms to report any leaks that are observed on the NWC network for .....
National Water Commission | 2015-07-13 00:00:00

'John Crow' comment by Security Minister unbecoming says Young Jamaica
Young Jamaica has responded to unfortunate comments made by Minister of National Security Peter Bunting......
| 2015-07-13 00:00:00

Access to Information denied as Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited applies for Judicial Review
Despite an order of the Appeals Tribunal of the Access to Information Act that the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) release to the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) documents related to the Falmouth Crui.....
Jamaica Environment Trust | 2015-07-13 00:00:00

UTech partners with Nestlé (Jamaica) & CAC for Healthy Eating Campaign
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) in partnership with Nestlé Jamaica Limited and the Consumer Affairs Commission will launch a Healthy Eating campaign on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at UTech’s .....
University of Technology | 2015-07-13 00:00:00

Seventh GraceKennedy Education 5k Run a huge success
The scenic background of downtown Kingston’s waterfront and historic buildings played host to GraceKennedy’s seventh annual Education Run on Sunday, July 12......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-07-13 00:00:00

The Phillip and Christine Gore Family Foundation Provides Tennis Equipment For Early Childhood Students
Principals and teachers of several of the target basic schools in the Philip and Christine Gore Family Foundation (PCGFF) Early Childhood Education Project received tennis equipment for use in their t.....
Monetized Marketing | 2015-07-14 00:00:00

Digicel reports success with LNP
Telecommunications forerunner, Digicel, today announced that more than 3,000 customers have ported to its network since the launch of Local Number Portability on June 22......
Digicel | 2015-07-10 00:00:00

Clarendon Health Department actively monitoring health situation in Rocky Point flooding
The Clarendon Health Department has been actively monitoring the Rocky Point flooding in Clarendon and has increased its vector control activities, monitoring of water quality, vigilance of food estab.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-07-10 00:00:00

GG’s Corporate Tour stops at GraceKennedy
Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen yesterday (July 9) continued his tour of corporate Jamaica with a visit to GraceKennedy (GK) Group of Companies......
King's House | 2015-07-10 00:00:00

Household workers to support GK Education Run
Thirty-eight of Jamaica’s finest Household Workers will participate at a subsidised rate of $200 per person in the GraceKennedy Education Run being held this Sunday, July 12......
PROComm | 2015-07-10 00:00:00

PM breaks ground for first utility-scale US$60M Solar Energy Power Plant in Jamaica
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Thursday (July 9) broke ground for the development of the first utility-scale solar energy power plant in Jamaica, which upon completion will be the largest and.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-07-10 00:00:00

The Legends of Ska digital tapes have come home
The film, Legends of Ska, has come home to Jamaica. Director/Producer of Steady Rocks Production and the creator of the film, Mr. Brad Klein, presented one hundred digital tapes of the Legends of Ska .....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-07-10 00:00:00

Media practitioners to benefit from new CARIMAC Weekend Media School
Some thirty broadcast media practitioners will begin an intensive course in the techniques of announcing, presentation and interviewing for radio and television at a special workshop organized by the .....
| 2015-07-10 00:00:00

CDB partners with World Bank Group to build public procurement capacity
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the creation of a Regional Procurement Centre that aims to improve the efficiency and transparency of public spending across its Borrowing Member Cou.....
| 2015-07-09 00:00:00

Jamaican Youth participate in Global CARICOM Dialogue
Just ahead of the commencement of the 36th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting to be hosted in Barbados on 2nd -4th of July 2015, the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors of Jamaica and across the region sough.....
| 2015-07-09 00:00:00

PCJ launches Internship Programme for tertiary graduates
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has officially launched its Graduate Internship Programme with the first cohort of nine candidates taking up positions at the organisation......
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-07-09 00:00:00

CAPI cautions Jamaican Gov’t against arrest and investigate
CITIZENS’ ACTION FOR PINCIPLES AND INTEGRITY (CAPI) is cautioning the government against acceding to the request of Commissioner of Police Dr. Carl Williams request to empower the police to arrest and.....
CITIZENS ACTION FOR PRINCIPLE AND INTEGRITY | 2015-07-09 00:00:00

Leak affecting water supply on Forest Hills System
The National Water Commission is advising that it is currently carrying out repairs to broken 12 inches pipeline on the Forest Hills water supply system in St. Andrew......
National Water Commission | 2015-07-09 00:00:00

EU Head urges NGOs to increase sustainability
Citing a strong civil society sector as essential to democracy, national development and the protection of human rights, European Union Section Head Achim Schaffert has charged civil society and non-g.....
| 2015-07-09 00:00:00

LIME Foundation starts Cancer Fund for kids with $4.5M
The LIME Foundation has launched a fund valued at $4.5M to assist children diagnosed with cancer......
LIME | 2015-07-09 00:00:00

House passes Bill to modernise Public Procurement Legislation
A Bill to modernise Jamaica’s public procurement legislation was passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 7......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-07-09 00:00:00

Ministry gets two buses to strengthen mental health care
To strengthen mental health care, two buses valued at more than $11 million have been donated to the Ministry of Health, to support the Psychiatric Emergency Response and Home Visitation programmes......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-07-09 00:00:00

Jamaican Gov’t embarks on project to reduce water loss
The Government is embarking on a $4.9 billion project aimed at reducing water loss in the Corporate Area due to leaks and theft......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-07-09 00:00:00

TAJ publishes National Compliance Plan
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has, for the first time, published its National Compliance Plan, which strategically outlines the compliance approaches to be used during the current 2015/2016 fiscal .....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-07-09 00:00:00

McCalla welcomes opening of Justice Offices in Montego Bay
Jamaica’s Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, has welcomed the opening of offices for three key departments of the Ministry of Justice at 42B Union Street in Montego Bay......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-07-09 00:00:00

Justice Ministry to build Regional Court Facility in Western Jamaica
The Ministry of Justice is looking to acquire property in Montego Bay for the building of a regional court facility to serve the western end of the island......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-07-09 00:00:00

CDB partners with IDB to launch second edition of Proyecto Luz Amarilla
A picture is worth a thousand words, and a video could possibly save a life. That’s the thinking behind the second annual staging of Proyecto Luz Amarilla (Project Yellow Light), a video contest which.....
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

Purity sponsored Jamaica Water Polo Team cops 4 bronze in CCCAN
The Jamaica Water Polo Team, which was sponsored for the first time by Consolidated Bakeries Limited, under its Purity Brand, returned from the Central American and Caribbean Championships (CCCAN) in .....
Consolidated Bakeries Ltd | 2015-07-08 00:00:00

Darren Sammy ruled out of Hero CPL
St Lucia Zouks captain, Darren Sammy, has been ruled out for four weeks, and will miss the remainder of the Hero Caribbean Premier League, after sustaining an incomplete fracture to his left hand......
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

Shaw calls on Credit Unions to lend more to small businesses
Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Planning Audley Shaw, today called on members of the Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League (JCCUL) and the Jamaica Association of Cooperative Credit Union Manager.....
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

ACS and the Government of Chile convene Workshop on Seismic, Tsunami and Volcanic Risk
Our region remains one of the most at risk to seismic and the attendant tsunami events......
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

Sandals, Beaches employees and Negril residents provide lifeline for healthcare
Employees at Sandals and Beaches Negril, alongside members of the Negril community, recently provided a lifeline for Jamaica’s healthcare system when they came together as voluntary donors at the reso.....
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

Hero CPL fan takes catch to win US$1000
Private Javed Fisher, of the Jamaica Defense Force, is today US$1,000 richer, thanks to the Hero Caribbean Premier League’s Catch a Million promotion, in association with Guardian Group......
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

JaYAP encourages local Youth Participation in International Dialogue
Just ahead of the commencement of the 36th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting to be hosted in Barbados on 2nd -4th of July 2015, the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors of Jamaica and across the region sough.....
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

CARICOM leaders served cassava-based dishes at CARICOM Heads of Government Summit
Addressing the food import bill, creating new jobs in the food and agricultural sector and improving nutrition and health through appropriate public policy for the cassava industry were promoted at th.....
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

Government's unawareness of Jamaican's release from Qatari Prison worrying says Bartlett
Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Mr. Edmund Bartlett, says he finds worrying, a report by one of the daily newspapers that the Government of Jamaica was unaware of Tuesday's re.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-07-08 00:00:00

Jamaica host to Spiritual Wellness Conference in 2016
Spiritual Wellness is an emerging sub-sector of Wellness Tourism which comes to Jamaica in 2016.....
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

JCDC now accepting entries for Big Stage Competition
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture is now accepting entries for the 2015 Big Stage Competition......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-07-08 00:00:00

St. Thomas Sugar Factory closure would be catastrophic
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern Delano Seiveright today called on the Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Derrick Kellier to immediately look into now official reports that S.....
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort reopens its doors
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), in partnership with MetLife, Inc. and Thayer Lodging Group, is pleased to announce the official reopening of Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, de.....
| 2015-07-08 00:00:00

St Lucian film screening at UK Festival
Iland Boy Films and Nexus Networks present Soucouyant – a short film shot entirely in St Lucia as part of a week-long signature film challenge to cast and crew......
| 2015-07-07 00:00:00

OCR pleased to announce the opening of its newest parish office in St. Mary
The Office of the Children’s Registry, OCR, an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture is pleased to announce the opening of our newest office, located in the parish of St. Mary......
Office of the children's Registry | 2015-07-07 00:00:00

Bartlett welcomes release of Jamaican from prison in Qatar
Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Mr. Edmund Bartlett, is welcoming news that a Jamaican who had been languishing in prison in Qatar and subjected to abuse by other inmates has .....
| 2015-07-07 00:00:00

Jamaicans urged to do more to document our unique culture
State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford is urging more Jamaicans to dedicate time and effort to documenting aspects of our unique culture......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-07-07 00:00:00

Ministry of Trade and Industry signs historic agreements with Caribbean Development Bank
The Ministry of Trade and Industry on Friday signed two historic agreements with the Caribbean Development Bank for projects to improve Suriname’s implementation of both the CSME and the European Part.....
| 2015-07-07 00:00:00

Hot mix patching works begins in St Elizabeth
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists and pedestrians that the Agency has embarked on Hot Mix Patching along four corridors in St Elizabeth......
National Works Agency | 2015-07-07 00:00:00

Pipeline repairs to disrupt water supply in sections of St. Mary
The National Water Commission is advising that it will be carrying out repairs on a ten inches pipeline on the distribution network in Highgate, St. Mary, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8, 2015 between the.....
National Water Commission | 2015-07-07 00:00:00

Roadway from Schoolhouse Corner to Shrewsbury in Portland inaccessible to large vehicles
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising operators of large vehicles to avoid using the Schoolhouse Corner to Shrewsbury roadway, from the Ring Intersection, in Portland......
National Works Agency | 2015-07-06 00:00:00

Health Care Workers challenged to replace poor customer service with customer appreciation
Regional Director for the Southern Regional Health Authority, Michael Bent has challenged public sector health care workers to replace poor customer service with customer appreciation......
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-07-06 00:00:00

Clarendon parents sharpen their parenting skills
With communities in Clarendon being identified by child advocates as hotspots for child abuse, some 54 parents in the community of Kilsyth located in the north of the parish benefited from a parenting.....
Child Development Agency | 2015-07-06 00:00:00

Agriculture, Health & Environment leaders benefit from training in Food Security & Safety
Thirty-five leaders selected from the agriculture, health and environment sectors in 12 Caribbean countries, participated in the recently held One Health Leadership Workshop: Interconnectivity for Foo.....
| 2015-07-06 00:00:00

Grant Thornton named one of the 50 'World’s most attractive global employers'
A survey of more than 240,000 business and engineering students from 12 of the world’s largest economies named Grant Thornton one of the 50 'World’s most attractive global employers'......
| 2015-07-06 00:00:00

Several Optimist Club members & Junior Optimists go to International Convention
Close to fifty adult Optimist Club members and a dozen Junior Optimists (teens) from across the Caribbean are making their way to New Orleans for an International Convention......
| 2015-07-05 00:00:00

Brian Lara launches ultimate batting masterclass ahead of Hero CPL 2015 Final
West Indies legend and Hero CPL T20 ambassador, Brian Lara, has today announced that he will be giving an exclusive cricketing masterclass to thousands of children from Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday.....
| 2015-07-05 00:00:00

Hero CPL All-Star Charity Game raises $10,000 (US) for education charity in St Kitts & Nevis
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has announced that the All-Star charity cricket match, which featured greats of the game like Sir Viv Richards and Brian Lara alongside celebrities, politicians.....
| 2015-07-05 00:00:00

Caribbean Employers’ Organizations hold Forum to develop policy positions
Thirty two representatives from 19 Employers’ Organizations from the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean participated in a regional Forum entitled “Facilitating Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Soci.....
| 2015-07-03 00:00:00

PM Simpson Miller raises Cuba-USA relations and trade with Canada
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Friday (July 3) raised the issue of the improvement of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States of America at the first plenary session of the 36.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-07-03 00:00:00

Road deaths increase by 8%
The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing is reporting an increase in fatalities by 8 % when compared with similar period in 2014......
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2015-07-03 00:00:00

Holmes, Russell for Contender Finals
Kemahl ‘Hitman’ Russell and Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes, the two finalists in the Wray & Nephew Contender Series for 2015, are both looking forward to winning the $2,000,000 cash prize which will be awarded.....
PROComm | 2015-07-03 00:00:00

TEF welcomes designation of Blue & John Crow Mountains as World Heritage Site
The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has expressed delight at news that the push to have the Blue and John Crow Mountains designated as a World Heritage Site has yielded significant success......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-07-03 00:00:00

Blue & John Crow Mountains become Jamaica’s first World Heritage site
The Blue and John Crow Mountains has become Jamaica’s first World Heritage site, following advice from IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, responsible for evaluating the site’s natur.....
| 2015-07-03 00:00:00

Haiti to host the 12th edition of CARIFESTA
CARIFESTA, which is the largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, has fused all forms of expression of Latin America and the Caribbean since 1972......
| 2015-07-03 00:00:00

Businesses from Caribbean invited to participate in EXPOCOMER 2016
When EXPOCOMER 2015 opened in Panama City, Panama on March 11, for the first time in its 33 year history, there was a pavilion dedicated to Caribbean and African businesses, thanks to the intense lobb.....
| 2015-07-03 00:00:00

Grant Thornton named one of the 50 'World’s Most Attractive Global Employers'
A survey of more than 240,000 business and engineering students from 12 of the world’s largest economies named Grant Thornton one of the 50 'World’s most attractive global employers'......
| 2015-07-02 00:00:00

JPS employs 100 students for the summer
One hundred (100) students from secondary and tertiary institutions across the island commenced their seven-week summer employment with JPS on Monday, June 29, in a Summer Employment Programme valued .....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-07-02 00:00:00

CCCAN Gold and Silver for Jamaica’s Synchro Team
Jamaica’s three member National Synchronized Swimming Team reaped success in Barbados at the recently concluded CCCAN Age Group Championship with a four medal haul of one gold and three silver medals......
| 2015-07-02 00:00:00

CAIC’s view on the diplomatic tension between South American neighbours
The Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC) has pledged to support Guyana in the on going maritime border dispute with Venezuela......
| 2015-07-02 00:00:00

Farmers urged to plan to benefit from tourism boom
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has urged the nation’s farmers to plan strategically to benefit from the increased demand for local produce expected as the tourism se.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-07-02 00:00:00

Republic Bank is named Official Bank of Hero CPL
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has, today, announced that Republic Bank, the largest bank and financial service provider in the Caribbean, will become the Official Bank of the Hero CPL tourna.....
| 2015-07-02 00:00:00

JPSCO power outage to disrupt water supply in sections of St. Ann
The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that, due to scheduled JPSCO maintenance work on Sunday, July 5, 2015, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, some customers in St. Ann will be witho.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-07-02 00:00:00

CDA launches Safe Homes Emergency Readiness Competition
In an effort to protect the lives of children in its care, the Child Development Agency (CDA) recently launched its Safe Homes Emergency Readiness Competition at a ceremony held at its 48 Duke Street .....
Child Development Agency | 2015-07-02 00:00:00

Hilton Garden Inn opens new hotel in Guatemala City
Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) award-winning brand of hotels, announced today the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Guatemala City, representing an addition to the brand’s growing portfo.....
| 2015-07-02 00:00:00

Jurors’ allowance to be increased to $2,000 from $500
The Minister of Justice, Senator the Honourable Mark Golding has signed Regulations that will increase the allowance payable to persons who serve as jurors in civil and criminal cases......
Ministry of Justice | 2015-07-02 00:00:00

TAJ publishes its National Compliance Plan
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has developed a National Compliance Plan (NCP), which strategically outlines the compliance approaches that will be used during the current 2015-2016 Fiscal Year, to e.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-07-02 00:00:00

CARICOM Competition Commission completes the preliminary examination of CWC’s agreement to acquire Columbus
The CARICOM Competition Commission (“the Commission”) hereby provides an update to its statement published on 28 January 2015 on www.caricomcompetitioncommission.com and issued to media organisations .....
| 2015-07-01 00:00:00

Brian Lara & Dwight Yorke to take part in Hero CPl Charity Match
Sporting legends, Brian Lara and Dwight Yorke, are the latest stars confirmed to take part in the Hero CPL charity match at Warner Park which takes place on Thursday, July 2nd at 6pm (EST)......
| 2015-07-01 00:00:00

Excuses for election postponement insufficient says G2k
Generation 2000 (G2k), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party is labeling the move by the Government to postpone local government elections as improper and inexcusable......
G2K | 2015-07-01 00:00:00

Local & international experts for inaugural staging of National Conference on Educational Leadership & Management
The inaugural National Conference on Educational Leadership and Management will be held on August 20 -21, 2015 at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica under the theme, “Educationa.....
International University of the Caribbean (IUC) | 2015-07-01 00:00:00

JPS begins installation of prepaid meters in McGregor Gardens
Monday, June 29, JPS began the installation of prepaid meters in McGregor Gardens, as part of the Company’s Community Renewal Programme, which is being implemented in collaboration with the Jamaica So.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-07-01 00:00:00

State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade meets with the Jamaican Diaspora
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Honourable Arnaldo Brown, MP, met with the Jamaican Diaspora in Trinidad and Tobago on 25th June 2015 at an event hosted by Hi.....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-07-01 00:00:00

Wards of Wortley Home temporarily relocated
Preliminary reports from the Child Development Agency (CDA) have indicated that a section of the 90 odd year-old Wortley Home for Girls, which housed the facility’s dormitory, was completely destroyed.....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-07-01 00:00:00

JTA regrets the passing of Past President Wesley Hewling
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) regrets the passing of Past President Wesley Augustus Findlater Hewling......
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2015-06-30 00:00:00

Water supply disruption in sections of Clarendon
National Water Commission customers in sections of Clarendon who are served by the Patterson Spring are being advised that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is a result o.....
National Water Commission | 2015-06-29 00:00:00

Vaz expresses sadness at killing of truck driver
Daryl Vaz, Member of Parliament for West Portland has expressed sadness and regret at the death of 38 year old truck driver, Christopher Anderson of St. Margaret’s Bay in his constituency at the hands.....
| 2015-06-29 00:00:00

JPS appeals for proper balance in integration of renewables
Jamaica’s energy provider, JPS, is appealing for a balanced approach to the integration of renewables in the energy sector......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-06-29 00:00:00

Misbah-ul-Haq to replace Shoaib Malik for Barbados Tridents
Former Pakistan captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, will replace his compatriot, Shoaib Malik, for the Barbados Tridents in the Hero Caribbean Premier League......
| 2015-06-29 00:00:00

Clear the air on school closures says Seiveright
JLP Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern Delano Seiveright is today calling on the Ministry of Education to name the Primary schools that will be closed down in coming weeks......
| 2015-06-29 00:00:00

Eddie James’ new hit single makes major headway
Acclaimed Worship Leader, Singer and Artist Eddie James’ new, timely and hit radio single, “He’s Alive” has made major headway, picking up new adds across the country at Gospel Radio......
| 2015-06-29 00:00:00

Transport Minister meets with JATOO about seating capacity for Hackney Carriages
Representatives from the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing met with members of the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) on Friday, June 26, 2015 to discuss the seating .....
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2015-06-29 00:00:00

Over 1,200 mobile customers made the move to Digicel in 48 hours
Following the introduction of Number Portability, telecommunications and value leader in Jamaica, Digicel, has reported that more than 1,200 mobile customers have ported in to its network over the pas.....
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-06-27 00:00:00

CDA /FHC partner to train Kingston parents
Approximately thirty (30) parents were positively impacted through a one-day parenting seminar which was held at the Alpha Institute, 26 South Camp Road in Kingston, on Wednesday (June 17)......
Child Development Agency | 2015-06-27 00:00:00

Percy Junor Hospital celebrates 70th Anniversary with week-long activities
To mark the significant milestone of 70 years, the Percy Junor Hospital will host a series of activities that will also raise funds towards its Accident and Emergency department modernization project......
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-06-27 00:00:00

“Work together to maximize Sports Tourism benefits” says Tourism Minister
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has charged tourism and sports stakeholders to work together to maximize the potential of sports tourism and its benefits to Jamaica......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-06-27 00:00:00

Mechanical works disrupt water supply in St. Thomas
The National Water Commission is reminding customers in sections of St. Thomas who are served by the Prospect Deepwell that the Well is out of operation starting today, Monday, June 29, 2015 through t.....
National Water Commission | 2015-06-29 00:00:00

Scheduled power outage to affect operation of NWC System
On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, the Mahoney water supply in St. Andrew as well as the Glengoffe Pumping Station, Sue River Treatment Plant and Free Town water supply system in St. Catherine will also be ou.....
National Water Commission | 2015-06-27 00:00:00

EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions updated with Caribbean countries
Some Caribbean countries/territories, including those under the purview of this Delegation - Belize, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands - are among a list of 30 non-cooperative tax jur.....
EUROPEAN UNION | 2015-06-26 00:00:00

Holy Childhood High School Alumnae celebrates strong beginnings
On July 4th, 2015, the Holy Childhood High School’s class of 1990 celebrates its 25th anniversary reunion at the Jamaica Pegasus, Kingston, Jamaica......
HCHS Alumnae | 2015-06-26 00:00:00

Water supply disruption to affect sections of St. Thomas & St Catherine
National Water Commission customers in sections of St. Thomas who are served by the Prospect Deepwell are being advised that they will experience disruptions in their water supply starting on Monday, .....
National Water Commission | 2015-06-26 00:00:00

Leak repairs on Constant Spring System to cause lane closure
The National Water Commission is advising that it will be carrying out leak repair activities on the Constant Spring system in the vicinity of Manor Park, St. Andrew, tonight, between the hours of 9:0.....
National Water Commission | 2015-06-26 00:00:00

United Nations Global Compact and RICS target land, construction and real estate sector
The United Nations Global Compact and RICS today issued a call to organisations in the land, construction and real estate sector, and those working with them, to take a leading role in global efforts .....
| 2015-06-26 00:00:00

Scrap Krauck and Anchor Initiative completely and fire Hylton says JLP
Opposition Spokesman on Industry, Investment and Commerce Karl Samuda, called on the Prime Minister to terminate the Krauck and Anchor US$5.0B initiative completely and fire Minister Anthony Hylton fo.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-06-25 00:00:00

Lotto Jackpot winner claims $44M prize!
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) is pleased to announce that just three weeks after a Jamaican claimed the biggest Lotto Jackpot of $395M, another winner has come forward and claimed the $44M Lotto Jack.....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-06-25 00:00:00

Factsheet on proposed closure of small schools
The Ministry of Education in keeping with the procedures has been monitoring small schools over the last five years......
Ministry of Education | 2015-06-25 00:00:00

Maritime Authority of Jamaica salutes Seafarers
“Opportunities to Work at Sea”, is this year’s theme for Day of the Seafarer, celebrated Thursday June 25, 2015......
Maritime Authority of Jamaica | 2015-06-25 00:00:00

Jamaica stands firm in face of global decline in FDI
The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) today announced the country’s steady performance in attracting investments at the launch of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) .....
JAMPRO | 2015-06-25 00:00:00

IOJ Saturday Openings presents Body Riddims
The Jamaica Music Museum (JaMM) is pleased to announce Body Riddims with Percussionist Ouida Lewis, a special IOJ Saturday Openings event this Saturday, June 27 at the Institute of Jamaica Junior Cent.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-06-24 00:00:00

Students motivated to advocate for their environment at SEP Awards Ceremony
“Who will be the next voice for the environment?” asked President of the Press Association of Jamaica, Dionne Jackson Miller of the students in the audience at the Jamaica Environment Trust’s (JET’s) .....
Jamaica Environment Trust | 2015-06-24 00:00:00

Tourism Ministry hosts Belize Delegation
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has credited Jamaica’s Tourism Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development with providing guidance for the development of the indus.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-06-24 00:00:00

Minister Falconer to represent Prime Minister at Regional Roundtable
Information Minister Senator Sandrea Falconer left the island this morning for Belize where she will represent Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at a specially convened Round Table On Adolescent Pr.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-06-24 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of Kingston & St. Andrew
The National Water Commission is reporting that due to operational challenges that are currently impacting operations at its Ferry & Constant Spring Water Supply Systems in St. Andrew, a number of cus.....
National Water Commission | 2015-06-24 00:00:00

“Seating accommodation for Hackney Carriages is a law” says Transport Authority
The Transport Authority (Authority) is issuing a warning to Hackney Carriage operators to abide by the law particularly as it relates to the total seating accommodation for these vehicles or face pros.....
Transport Authority | 2015-06-24 00:00:00

Information Minister expresses condolence on the passing of David Ebanks
Information Minister Senator Sandrea Falconer has expressed deep sadness at the passing of veteran journalist and parliamentary reporter Mr. David Ebanks......
Students' Loan Bureau | 2015-06-24 00:00:00

NLIC updates Cabinet on Krauck Group
The National Logistics Initiative Council (NLIC) has informed Cabinet that insufficient due diligence information has been presented by the proposed bidders – Krauck Group, to enable the Council to re.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-06-24 00:00:00

CARICOM should protect Dominicans of Haitian descent says G2K
It has come to the attention of Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, that the government of the Dominican Republic has passed a law which could make 250.....
G2K | 2015-06-23 00:00:00

Festival Fashion 2015: “Bandana wid Dem Ketch de Fashion Riddim”
One of the special features of the 2015 Emancipation and Independence Celebration is the return of a Festival Fashion Theme......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-06-23 00:00:00

More land ownership to be awarded to Clifton residents
More celebration for Clifton Residents as the SCJ Holdings Limited (SCJH) under its Community Regularization Programme, continues the issuance of some 200 Certificates of Possession to more residents.....
| 2015-06-23 00:00:00

Industry Minister to advance trade talks in Washington
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, leaves the island today to meet with the US Department of Commerce and to deliver the keynote address during the National Caribbean .....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-06-23 00:00:00

National Gallery and KOTE to launch poetry collection ‘The Way Home’
The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for June 28 is staged in association with the 2015 Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) urban art festival......
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2015-06-23 00:00:00

BITU seeks intervention as tension rises at BOJ
The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) has written Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, the Hon Horace Dalley, raising concerns about the delay in commencing salar.....
BUSTAMANTE INDUSTRIAL TRADE UNION | 2015-06-22 00:00:00

Mechanical problems cause water supply disruption in sections of St. Thomas
The National Water Commission is advising customers in sections of St. Thomas who are served by the Goodyear Well that the system remains out of operation as a result of mechanical problems affecting .....
National Water Commission | 2015-06-22 00:00:00

Wray & Nephew to award boxing legend
Boxing legend Richard ‘Shrimpy’ Clarke will be awarded the Spirit of Jamaica Award for Boxing by Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum on Wednesday, June 24......
PROComm | 2015-06-22 00:00:00

Caribbean anti-corruption commissions gather at Commonwealth Conference
Anti-corruption commissions from across the Caribbean are gathering in Grenada this week for a Commonwealth conference aimed at boosting regional cooperation and sharing innovations in the fight again.....
| 2015-06-22 00:00:00

Jamaica signs IOSCO Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding
Jamaica’s commitment to the hosting of the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) was further formalised this Wednesday past (June 17) when the Exec.....
The Financial Services Commission | 2015-06-22 00:00:00

US and Canadian Starlets among six new additions to CPL Squads
Six up-and-coming young cricketers, including USA international, Steven Taylor, and Canadian, Nikhil Dutta, will have the chance to play with and against some of the biggest names in world cricket aft.....
| 2015-06-22 00:00:00

MSBM Roundtable 2015: CEO Breakfast Forum
Mona School of Business & Management (MSBM) is holding an exclusive gathering of the country's leading chief executive officers at MSBM Roundtable 2015 on “Organizational Renewal, Transformation and G.....
Mona School of Business | 2015-06-22 00:00:00

‘Painted’ takes over Cayenne Beach on June 27
Six layers of paint, a mega paint pool, paint pits, paint cannons, paint pumps, face painting and water truck cannons are what patrons can expect on Saturday, June 27 at Cayenne Beach in Negril, when .....
PROComm | 2015-06-20 00:00:00

Beware of JPS employee impersonators offering discounts
JPS is warning customers that it has received several reports in the Manchester area about unscrupulous persons, pretending to be JPS employees, who have been approaching customers and offering them d.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-06-20 00:00:00

Photo Release-May Pen mom gets help with back-to-school expenses at Digicel Summer roadshow
May Pen mom gets help with back-to-school expenses at Digicel Summer roadshow......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-06-20 00:00:00

PCJ to advise consumers about Renewable Energy Solutions at Alternative Energy Expo
Consumers seeking to lower their electricity bills can get information on the latest energy solutions at the 2015 PCJ Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo which is set for Monday June 29 and Tuesday June 3.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-06-22 00:00:00

Celebrations commemorating 10th anniversary of Caribbean American Heritage Month take place
Celebrations commemorating the 10th anniversary of Caribbean American Heritage Month have been taking place in several cities across the United States since the beginning of the month and this week th.....
| 2015-06-21 00:00:00

Sickle cell disease priority condition for the Ministry of Health
Minister of Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson says that sickle cell disease is one of the priority conditions that have been included in the Strategic and National Action Plan for the Preventi.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-06-19 00:00:00

Taxi Operators in Central Jamaica restive
Taxi Operators in Central Jamaica (Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth) are again restive and have vowed to take to the street in coming days if the Transport Authority does not come clean and stop t.....
| 2015-06-19 00:00:00

CACNY presents 8-day Program to benefit the New Market Community
The Caribbean American Center of New York has again partnered with Giving Tree Jamaica, WI to present another special and much needed 8-day Program to benefit the New Market Community in St. Elizabeth.....
| 2015-06-19 00:00:00

Belize leads regional sugar production in May 2015
For the second consecutive month, Belize is the leading sugar producer in the region......
| 2015-06-19 00:00:00

Child Protection Committee sensitises St. Catherine children
Over 200 children drawn from primary schools across the parish of St. Catherine recently converged on the Old Harbour Church of God of Prophecy Conference Centre for a child abuse awareness preventio.....
Child Development Agency | 2015-06-19 00:00:00

Digital Recording Pilot Project launched in Supreme Court
On May 4, 2015 the Judiciary of Jamaica through the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project being implemented by the Caribbean Court of Justice, launched a digital recording P.....
Court Management Services | 2015-06-19 00:00:00

National PTA condemns attack at Maldon Secondary School
The National PTA is condemning the violent attack perpetrated by a group of indiscipline and misguided parents on the Maldon Secondary School......
National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) | 2015-06-19 00:00:00

Minister Falconer to meet with PBCJ workers today
Minister with Responsibility for Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer has scheduled a meeting with some workers of the Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBCJ) for this afternoon to discuss issues of c.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-06-19 00:00:00

UTech advancing marijuana research with revolutionary Cannabis Testing Machine
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has further advanced research efforts to examine the scientific and medicinal properties and potential of the Cannabis (Marijuana) plant with the acquisit.....
University of Technology | 2015-06-19 00:00:00

PSJ expresses concern about recent incidents affecting the profession
The Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ) views the present state of the regulation of pharmacy in Jamaica as Extremely Regrettable......
Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica | 2015-06-19 00:00:00

Hero Caribbean Premier League 2015 Preview
Excitement is reaching fever pitch in the Caribbean on the eve of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL)......
| 2015-06-19 00:00:00

Kiwanis Club of Liguanea puts on party in aid of National Road Safety Campaign
The Kiwanis Club of Liguanea presents MEMORIES…the premium oldies party…at The Deck [Kingston’s premiere entertainment spot on Saturday July 4, 2015......
Kiwanis Club of Liguanea | 2015-06-19 00:00:00

NCB Insurance to host Pension Fund Management Seminar
NCB Insurance Company (NCBIC) Limited will on Tuesday June 23 host a Pension Fund Management Seminar for persons who manage retirement funds to offer greater insights into the efficient management of .....
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2015-06-19 00:00:00

Several St. Thomas Eastern Primary Schools reported to be on verge of closure
JLP Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern Delano Seiveright today called on the Ministry of Education to send in a high level team to carry out comprehensive consultations with parents, guardians and commu.....
| 2015-06-18 00:00:00

JCDC World Reggae Dance Championship Elimination Show set for Mandela Park on June 19
The Kingston leg of the JCDC World Reggae Dance Championship Elimination round is set for this Friday, June 19 at the Nelson Mandela Park, Half Way Tree starting at 5:00 p.m......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-06-18 00:00:00

Prime Minister of Jamaica urges public support for Economic Programme
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is encouraging Jamaicans to keep faith with the social and economic programme that her Administration is pursuing to achieve sustainable growth and development for.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-06-18 00:00:00

Jamaican PM commends JSIF’s Scarlette Gillings for helping to reduce poverty
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has commended former Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Mrs. Scarlette Gillings for her contribution to the Government’s efforts to re.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-06-18 00:00:00

Government must do more to grow the economy and create jobs says JLP
The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party, through its Spokesman on Finance and Planning Audley Shaw, today said that the Government of Jamaica needs to take urgent steps to secure aggressive broad-based gr.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-06-17 00:00:00

Jamaicans in the Diaspora encouraged to be Tourism Ambassadors
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has called on members of the Diaspora to take on the role of being ambassadors for Jamaica’s growing tourism industry as a valuable mea.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-06-17 00:00:00

Festival Song Finalsits to showcase at Keesing Live
Keesing Live will be hosting a special edition to showcase the JCDC 2015 Jamaica Festival Song finalists this Friday, June 20 at 5 Keesing Avenue, (off Hagley Park Road) starting at 8:00 p.m......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-06-17 00:00:00

Prime Minister must hold Hylton accountable says CAPI
CITIZEN’S ACTION FOR PRINCIPLES AND INTEGRITY (CAPI) is urging Prime Minister Portia Simspon-Miller to conjure up the political will to hold her ministers accountable or risk ruining her enviable lega.....
CITIZENS ACTION FOR PRINCIPLE AND INTEGRITY | 2015-06-17 00:00:00

Wellness, Food & Culture Tourism Talk with Chef Ross
Atlanta-based chef Lamara DuPree Ross, a student of Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta, Associates in Culinary Arts has just returned from her first international externship at Spa Augusta in Sanxenxo, the bigges.....
| 2015-06-17 00:00:00

Miss Jamaica World to present Top 20 contestants at Sunday’s Eliminations Show
Crowning a new queen involves a grueling process of elimination and with three auditions already completed, the group is now ready to be reduced to twenty contestants and matched to sponsors during th.....
| 2015-06-17 00:00:00

Mechanical & pipeline works to affect water supply in sections of St. Andrew & Port Antonio
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Hydra Drive Pumping Station in St. Andrew that they will experience a disruption in their service tomorrow, Thursday, June 18, 2015 be.....
National Water Commission | 2015-06-17 00:00:00

Sagicor Group reports 15 years of continuous profitability
Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited (SGJ) has reported a 35 percent increase in profits for year ending 2014 with $8.51 billion......
Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2015-06-17 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Group announces further details of plans to divest its shares in H&L
GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby has announced that it has entered into the previously reported conditional agreement for the sale of GraceKennedy’s 58.1% shareholdings in Hardware & Lumber Limited (H.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-06-16 00:00:00

KKR owners to acquire Trinidad & Tobago Franchise in the CPL
The Hero Caribbean Premier League is today thrilled to announce that the owners of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), one of the top franchises in the IPL, intends to acquire the Trinidad & Tobago franchise.....
| 2015-06-16 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Group announces further details of plans to divest its shares in H&L
GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby has announced that it has entered into the previously reported conditional agreement for the sale of GraceKennedy’s 58.1% shareholdings in Hardware & Lumber Limited (H.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-06-16 00:00:00

Industry Minister emphasizes importance of Diaspora investment into Jamaica's economy
Industry Minister, the Honourable G. Anthony Hylton, says that Jamaica is experiencing the ideal conditions for diaspora investment in a number of sectors......
JAMPRO | 2015-06-16 00:00:00

International players confirmed as replacements for Hero CPL
The Guyana Amazon Warriors, Barbados Tridents, St Lucia Zouks and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have today confirmed changes to their squads for this year’s Hero CPL......
| 2015-06-16 00:00:00

Martinique to host fourth edition of the International Floralies in Trois-Ilets
From June 17th to 21st 2015, Martinique will host the fourth edition of the International Floralies in Trois-Ilets, as part of an innovative concept called Caribbean Bouquet......
| 2015-06-16 00:00:00

G2K presses Minister Phillips for answers
It has come to the attention of Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, that the Minister of Finance, Dr. Peter Phillips, will be updating the nation on th.....
G2K | 2015-06-16 00:00:00

Digicel Business wins Avaya’s Best Project of the Year Award
Digicel, the region’s leading Business Solutions provider, recently won the highly coveted, Avaya Caribbean-wide Project of the Year award thanks to its ICT and Unified Communication platform deployed.....
Digicel | 2015-06-16 00:00:00

Diesel oil leak into storm drain near the Kingston Harbour
Digicel is aware that there was an oil leak at its downtown headquarters this morning, where a small amount of diesel oil was leaked into a storm drain near the Kingston Harbour......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-06-16 00:00:00

Caribbean marginalized at OAS General Assembly in Washington DC
Civil society representatives from the Caribbean have been marginalized during negotiations at the 45th regular session of the OAS General Assembly......
| 2015-06-16 00:00:00

Photo Release: Jamaica Diaspora Conference's Opening Ceremony
Jamaica Diaspora Conference's Opening Ceremony held last night, June 14, in Montego Bay......
JAMPRO | 2015-06-15 00:00:00

JPS identifies preferred gas supplier for Bogue Power Station
Jamaica’s energy company, JPS, has selected US-based New Fortress Energy as the preferred supplier to provide a long-term natural gas solution for its power plants......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-06-15 00:00:00

Global Broadcasters announced for Hero CPL
With less than a week to go before the start of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the global broadcasters for the 2015 tournament have been announced, ensuring that the Biggest Party in Sport w.....
| 2015-06-15 00:00:00

Fiction Fantasy celebrates first anniversary this weekend
The Marketplace Constant Spring Road located Fiction Fantasy Nightclub, now owned and operated by the David Annakie led Linkup Media Group of Companies, will celebrate its one year anniversary on Frid.....
| 2015-06-15 00:00:00

Ministry of Justice to host Town Hall Meeting on Ganja Law
The Ministry of Justice will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting aimed at raising awareness of the amendments made to the Dangerous Drugs Act often referred to as “the Ganja Law” at the St. Luke’s Anglican.....
Ministry of Justice | 2015-06-15 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of corporate area
The National Water Commission wishes to advise that the Ferry Water Supply System located in St. Andrew is currently out of operation due to power supply problems which are affecting the system......
National Water Commission | 2015-06-15 00:00:00

Restrictions continue for NWC customers
Despite the sporadic instances of rainfall experienced in some sections of the island last month, the National Water Commission is reporting that operations at many of its systems remain severely chal.....
National Water Commission | 2015-06-15 00:00:00

Public Health Sector crisis affecting tourists says Shahine Robinson
Opposition Spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise Shipping, Shahine Robinson today said that she is deeply disturbed by a series of recent incidents involving tourists in need of and or receiving medical.....
| 2015-06-15 00:00:00

DBJ hosts Venture Capital Training for industry stakeholders
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has announced that, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB-MIF), it will be hosting a series of training work.....
The Jamaica Venture Capital Programme Unit | 2015-06-15 00:00:00

GSAT results to be released June 17
The results for the 2015 GSAT Examination will be released to all Regional Offices on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 17, 2014......
Ministry of Education | 2015-06-15 00:00:00

Winners of the 53rd Annual Junior Art and Craft in Schools Competition
The awards ceremony for the 53rd annual Junior Art and Craft in Schools Competition, which took place on Wednesday, June 10 at the Institute of Jamaica Lecture Hall, was a success with Immaculate Conc.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-06-12 00:00:00

PM Simpson Miller concludes Economic Cooperation Talks at EU-CELAC Summit
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Thursday (June 11) ended her participation in a two-day summit of Heads of State and Government of the 28-member European Union (EU) and the 33 countries of the.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-06-12 00:00:00

Win a trip to the Hero Caribbean Premier League Finals in Trinidad with Digicel & Alcatel Onetouch
Digicel is giving its customers a chance to be a part of the 2015 Hero Caribbean Premier League when they send online top up valued at US$20 or more to a Digicel customer in any one of the six partici.....
Digicel | 2015-06-12 00:00:00

Tablet in Schools security measures outlined
Under the Tablets In Schools Project, which is being implemented by E-Learning Jamaica Limited, an agency of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, each tablet is controlled by a cent.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2015-06-12 00:00:00

CDB signs renewable energy agreement with EU-CIF
Efforts by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to promote the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency among its Borrowing Member Countries have been advanced by the signing of a Contribution Ag.....
| 2015-06-12 00:00:00

Scheduled water supply disruptions in sections of St. Andrew & Portland
The National Water Commission is advising that the Hope Filter Plant in St. Andrew will be taken out of operation on Sunday, June 14, 2015 between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm......
National Water Commission | 2015-06-12 00:00:00

Opening of the St Catherine YIC and the NYS Parish Office
The Ministry of Youth and Culture today, hosted the Official Opening of the St. Catherine Youth Information Centre (YIC) and National Youth Service (NYS) Parish Office.....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-06-12 00:00:00

PICA staff receive training in Chinese culture
Four staff members from the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) are currently participating in a seminar entitled Chinese Culture & Economy for Government Officials from Developing Cou.....
| 2015-06-11 00:00:00

Illegal connections in Rocky Point cause malfunctioning streetlights
JPS is reporting that rampant illegal connections in the Rocky Point community of Clarendon, has resulted in several streetlights malfunctioning.  .....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-06-11 00:00:00

JSIF Programme promotes Community-driven infrastructure maintenance
Representatives from various community-based organisations island-wide have been taking part in a series of workshops geared towards training and awareness of the need for stronger community backing t.....
EUROPEAN UNION | 2015-06-11 00:00:00

Illegal connections in Rocky Point cause malfunctioning streetlights
JPS is reporting that rampant illegal connections in the Rocky Point community of Clarendon, has resulted in several streetlights malfunctioning.  .....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-06-11 00:00:00

Ministry issues advisory on computer threat
The Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining is aware that a virus infected message has been circulated on a number of Government of Jamaica networks......
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2015-06-11 00:00:00

Courts hosts Jamaica Tallawahs at Constant Spring store
Courts Jamaica will be giving their customers an opportunity to meet the Jamaica Tallawahs as activities get into high gear for the 2015 staging of the Caribbean Premier League CPL T20 cricket tournam.....
Unicomer Jamaica Ltd | 2015-06-11 00:00:00

UTech hosts “Heritage in Young Hands” Summer Programme for children
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) through its Centre for the Arts, will host its annual “Heritage in Young Hands” arts and culture summer programme for children, from July 6 -31, 2015 at U.....
University of Technology | 2015-06-11 00:00:00

Minna Israel appointed to JPS' Board of Directors
JPS Board Chairman, Mr Jin Won Kim, has announced the appointment of Minna Israel to the JPS Board of Directors......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-06-11 00:00:00

Child Protection Database being strengthened
Stakeholders in the child protection sector have taken a major step to strengthen the Child Protection Database (CPD), the central repository of information on children in Jamaica......
Child Development Agency | 2015-06-11 00:00:00

Drainage infrastructure guidelines completed
Work on the new drainage infrastructure guidelines for the approval of building and subdivision applications has been completed.    .....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-06-10 00:00:00

Accreditation Ambassadors Programme lauded
Chair of the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC), Ileana Martinez, has lauded Jamaica’s Accreditation Ambassadors Programme as an excellent means of building awareness about this vital cer.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-06-10 00:00:00

Jehovah’s Witnesses welcome all to 2015 “Imitate Jesus!” Convention
Jehovah’s Witnesses will soon hold their annual convention at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Sports Stadium......
| 2015-06-10 00:00:00

TODSS concerned about some proposed changes to Road Traffic Act
The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) while we welcome changes to the Road Traffic Act believe that some the new proposed changes to the act need to be re-visit with a view .....
| 2015-06-10 00:00:00

Emerging Economy Infrastructure Investments hit $107.5 Billion in 2014
Total infrastructure investments in 139 emerging economies – for projects with private participation in the energy, transport and water sectors – rose to US$107.5 billion in 2014......
| 2015-06-09 00:00:00

Petroleum Marketers Association elects new officers
Dr. Michael Faulkner, Managing Director of Total Jamaica Ltd. was elected President of the Jamaica Association of Petroleum Marketers at their recent Annual General Meeting held at the Hotel Four Seas.....
| 2015-06-09 00:00:00

Polygamy could be viable option in resolving family problems in Jamaica says ICOJ
It is the intention of the Islamic Council of Jamaica (ICOJ) to invite the government of Jamaica to consider going a step further in making further changes in the matrimonial law to allow limited poly.....
| 2015-06-09 00:00:00

St. Lucia to host 5th Annual Caribbean Urban Forum
​​The Saint Lucia Institute of Land Use Planners in collaboration with the Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal will host the 5th Annual Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF5).....
| 2015-06-09 00:00:00

Sandals Foundation brings World Ocean’s Day message to Caribbean schools
Over 600 students from approximately 12 schools across the Caribbean were given lessons on maintaining a “Healthy Ocean, Healthy Planet” in observation of World Ocean’s Day on Monday, June 8, 2015......
Sandals Resorts | 2015-06-09 00:00:00

Stiffer penalties to be introduced for tourism breaches
As the tourism sector continues to register growth, moves are afoot to ensure tighter regulation in order to boost compliance with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Act and safeguard the sustainability .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-06-09 00:00:00

Hero Motocorp is the new title sponsor of CPL
The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) announced the appointment of Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world's largest two-wheeler manufacturer, as the new Title Sponsor of the league for a period of one-year......
| 2015-06-09 00:00:00

Amendments to be made to Cyber Security Act
Amendments to the Cyber Security Act (2010) to include increased penalties and fines for cyber criminals should be passed in Parliament in another month......
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2015-06-09 00:00:00

Terrelonge describes zone based GSAT placement as institutionalized elitism
Alando Terrelonge, JLP Caretaker for East Central St. Catherine, is  today calling for the Education Minister, Mr. Ronald Thwaites to discontinue any plans his Ministry has to carry out zone based GSA.....
| 2015-06-09 00:00:00

Tourism Minister urges sector interests to practice responsible tourism
In a bid to ensure that more Jamaicans benefit from the vibrant tourism sector Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill is urging tourism partners to be more proactive in foster.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-06-09 00:00:00

Limacol renews Caribbean Premier League deal
New Guyana Pharmaceutical Company Incorporated (NEW GPC INC), under its popular Limacol brand, has today confirmed that it will continue as a Principal Partner of the Caribbean Premier League. As part.....
| 2015-06-09 00:00:00

Black River Hospital has adequate medication and medical sundries
The management of the Black River Hospital in St. Elizabeth says there is over a month’s supply of medication and medical sundries including disinfectant and gloves at the hospital......
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-06-09 00:00:00

TUI Group driving growth out of European Market
As stopover visitor arrivals continue to trend upwards, the European conglomerate, TUI Group, has been helping to drive significant growth out of the European market......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-06-07 00:00:00

Despite country’s achievements we have a long way to go says Finance Minister
Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. The Hon. Peter Phillips has said that despite Jamaica’s achievement in its Economic Reform Programme and the fact that the economy is returning to growth evidence.....
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2015-06-07 00:00:00

PM urges all Jamaicans to play their part in reducing road crashes
A total of 150 persons have died in road crashes since the start of 2015, a figure which represents an increase of 9more deaths when compared to the corresponding period last year......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-06-07 00:00:00

PAJ changes deadlines for Awards submission
The Press Association of Jamaica is announcing that the deadlines for entries to the National Journalism Awards are being brought forward by one month......
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2015-06-05 00:00:00

Judicial Service Commission to consider incident involving Senior Resident Magistrate and police officer
The Judicial Service Commission is to consider a report concerning an alleged incident on February 2, 2015, involving the Senior Resident Magistrate for the parish of St. Ann and a member of the Jamai.....
Court Management Services | 2015-06-05 00:00:00

Photo Release: Launch of CDA & FHC Positive Parenting Seminars Campaign
The CDA and FHC recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a partnership to execute related public education and child protection community based seminars, teaching positive parenting .....
| 2015-06-05 00:00:00

We do not import MAGGI Masala Noodles says Nestle Jamaica
The MAGGI brand of products consisting of soups, seasonings and recipe mixes are safe, trusted and enjoyed by our Jamaican consumers for over 40 years......
| 2015-06-05 00:00:00

IDT issues back-to-work order for Petrojam workers
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is advising that the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has issued a back-to-work order for workers of Petrojam Limited, who are represented by the Petroleum.....
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2015-06-04 00:00:00

Flowers and Music for 350th Anniversary
The St Andrew Parish Church is commemorating 350 years of service to Jamaica and an ongoing series of activities has been underway since November 2014......
| 2015-06-04 00:00:00

Minister welcomes the return of the Police Federation to the bargaining table
Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, MP has commended the professionalism demonstrated by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force who have remained in their posts, putting the interest of t.....
Ministry of National Security | 2015-06-04 00:00:00

Marcus Garvey Lecture for St. Ann Library June 10
Former Governor General of Jamaica Sir Kenneth Hall will be the presenter for the 2015 Marcus Garvey Lecture at the St. Ann Parish Library on Wednesday June 10, at 10:00am......
| 2015-06-04 00:00:00

Jamaican companies to capitalize on demand for fresh produce on Korean trade mission
A Jamaican delegation will be promoting Jamaican fresh produce (and related value added products) for export at the Korea Importers Association’s (KOIMA) 13th Import Goods Fair held in Seoul, South Ko.....
JAMPRO | 2015-06-04 00:00:00

The DBJ and EHF sign agreement to assist Parade Gardens    
Mr. Milverton Reynolds, Managing Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica, and Ms. Novlet Deans, Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Health Foundation (EHF), today signed an agreement unde.....
| 2015-06-04 00:00:00

PAHO/WHO urges measles and rubella vaccination for travelers to the 2015 Americas Cup
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging travelers to the 2015 Americas Cup, scheduled for June 11 to July 4 in Chile, to ensure they are protected from vac.....
| 2015-06-04 00:00:00

PM Simpson Miller says Government committed to accountability & transparency
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says her Administration remains committed to the principles of good governance, accountability and transparency......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-06-04 00:00:00

NSWA embarks on intensive enforcement initiative
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has embarked on a month-long intensive enforcement and compliance initiative in Portmore, St. Catherine as of 01st June 2015......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-06-04 00:00:00

Junior Centre Alumni show their support at Meet and Greet Mixer
Past and present students of the Junior Centre came together to show their support of the Junior Centers 75th anniversary at a Meet and Greet Mixer at the Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre on Sunday, May .....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-06-03 00:00:00

Westmoreland Bridge safe for use
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that the Westmoreland Bridge, located along the Chovey main road in St. Mary is safe and in no danger of collapsing......
National Works Agency | 2015-06-03 00:00:00

Workshop on loss reduction in the Power Sector
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) the Ja.....
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | 2015-06-03 00:00:00

Government taking steps to ratify convention to protect domestic workers
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says Government is taking the necessary steps to officially ratify Convention 189 of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a convention that seeks to protec.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-06-03 00:00:00

Gas prices up $0.86 Diesel down $0.68
Petrojam Limited has announced an increase in gas prices effective Thursday, June 4......
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-06-03 00:00:00

JANAAC proposes accreditation to improve Health and Social Care
The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) is taking steps to heighten awareness on accreditation and how this process can support the efficient and effective delivery of health and social.....
| 2015-06-03 00:00:00

New ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
On 1 June 2015, José Manuel Salazar Xirinachs of Costa Rica assumed the role of ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean......
| 2015-06-03 00:00:00

Jamaica's renewable energy future at centre of CaPRI Workshop
On Thursday, May 28th, 2015 Jamaican stakeholders in the energy sector grew more aware of economically and financially viable renewable energy options relevant to the Jamaican context following the co.....
EUROPEAN UNION | 2015-06-02 00:00:00

PM commends Sandals Group for continued investments in Jamaica
With Jamaica being ranked the highest in the Caribbean for ease of doing business and now being referred to as a ‘sweet spot for investments’ in the region, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller welcom.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-06-03 00:00:00

Mike Henry takes reparation fight to Africa
Mike Henry asks Ambassador Owen Ali to make Reparations presentation to President of Nigeria and the family of Chief Abiola......
LMH Publishing Limited | 2015-06-03 00:00:00

Erna Brodber releases new book
Erna Brodber is an award-winning novelist and independent scholar......
| 2015-06-02 00:00:00

Purity Bread is first bread in Jamaica to be Whole Grains Council approved
Consolidated Bakeries Jamaica Ltd is thrilled to report that they were recently crowned as the first Jamaican company to have their whole wheat bread internationally certified by International Whole G.....
Consolidated Bakeries Ltd | 2015-06-03 00:00:00

Belize to receive BZE$4,800,000 from CDF
The Prime Minister of Belize, the Honourable Dean Barrow and the Chief Executive Officer of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), Ambassador Lorne McDonnough, signed an agreement in Belize City recently.....
| 2015-06-02 00:00:00

NLIC reports to Cabinet
The National Logistics Initiative Council (NLIC) yesterday reported to the Cabinet on the analysis of the information presented by the proposing parties, Krauck Gruppe, Krauck Systems and Anchor Finan.....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-06-03 00:00:00

The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation treats Spanish teachers
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation member hotel Grand Palladium was happy to once again host another lively group of outstanding teachers of Spanish, specially selected by the Ministry of Education from .....
| 2015-06-03 00:00:00

Minister Bunting calls on Federation to end protest actions
The Minister of National Security is calling on members of the Police Federation to discontinue the apparent protest action that commenced last night......
Ministry of National Security | 2015-06-02 00:00:00

Shooting River Bridge Closed
With immediate effect, the Shooting River Bridge in the community of Ramble, St. Thomas is closed. The National Works Agency (NWA) took the decision this afternoon following an inspection after protes.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-06-02 00:00:00

Youth Ministry encouraging Jamaican Youth to access programmes
The Ministry of Youth and Culture is encouraging Jamaican Youth to get involved in the many programmes and opportunities now available to enhance and support their growth and development......
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-06-01 00:00:00

Belize tops Regional Sugar Production for April 2015
The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) has announced that the top sugar producer in the region for the month of April 2015 was Belize, with 28,289 tonnes......
JMG Communications Limited | 2015-06-01 00:00:00

Destroy mosquito breeding sites in light of increased rainfall and start of Hurricane Season
Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson is urging Jamaicans to rid their homes of anything that can collect water and become breeding sites for mosquitoes......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2015-06-01 00:00:00

Negril Breakwater Controversy brought to the Public Defender & International Body
Negril Stakeholders have brought its opposition to the government’s proposed Negril Breakwater project to the Office of the Public Defender and the Adaptation Fund, the international organization fund.....
| 2015-06-01 00:00:00

SVL/JNA Major & Minor Netball League Finals
The Final matches in the Supreme Ventures/JNA Major & Minor Netball Leagues were played on Saturday -May 30, 2015 in the National Indoor Sports Centre, located at the National Stadium Complex......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-06-01 00:00:00

Police officer arrested, charged for shooting with intent
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 arrested, charged and placed before the courts a police officer attached to the Mandeville Police Station for shooting.....
INDECOM | 2015-06-01 00:00:00

There should be no political control of INDECOM says NDM
In light of recent comments by DPP Paula Llewellyn, National Security Minister Peter Bunting and Justice Minister Mark Golding, the National Democratic Movement (NDM) has reiterated that, the Independ.....
National Democratic Movement | 2015-06-01 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of the Corporate Area
The National Water Commission is advising customers who are served by the Cookhamdene Relift Station in St. Andrew that the continued disruption they are experiencing is due to electrical problems bei.....
National Water Commission | 2015-06-01 00:00:00

Portmore Municipal Council to have Zika Eradication Clean Up Exercise
The Portmore Municipal Council in partnership with the Public Health Department and the National Solid Waste Management Authority will conduct a cleanup exercise from June 2-4, 2015......
| 2015-05-29 00:00:00

CaPRI hosts conference in London June 1-3
The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), Wilton Park, JN Foundation and the Caribbean Council In association with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will host an event (Caribbean 2030) in Lo.....
CaPRI | 2015-05-29 00:00:00

Court of Appeal rules INDECOM entitled to phone records for criminal investigations
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) will now be able to require telecommunications service providers to supply it with information, on the condition that it is in furtherance of a c.....