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Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasoning spicing things up on Amazon.Com
Having launched its product line on the US based shopping portal Amazon.com in July 2015, Grace Foods received some great news on August 30......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-09-03 00:00:00

M&M Jamaica Ltd to offer more tertiary scholarships to students in need
Civil Engineering firm M&M Jamaica Ltd. has boosted its outreach programme with three new tertiary scholarships for promising and deserving students, Managing Director, Don Mullings said recently......
| 2015-09-03 00:00:00

Digicel Sportsmax & NBA host Jumpstart Clinics in Jamaica
Digicel SportsMax and the National Basketball Association (NBA) will be hosting the Digicel Jumpstart Clinics this Saturday and Sunday at the National Indoor Sports Centre......
Digicel | 2015-09-03 00:00:00

Can the JLP be trusted with protecting Jamaica’s good name and reputation?
The People’s National Party Youth Organization (PNPYO) is of the firm view that in order for Jamaica to play her part in advancing the welfare of the whole human race, we must all be united in standin.....
PNPYO | 2015-09-03 00:00:00

PM Simpson Miller to co-chair PetroCaribe 10th Anniversary Summit in Montego Bay
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro will co-chair the 10th Anniversary Commemorative Summit of the PetroCaribe Agreement on Saturday, September 5 in Montego .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-09-03 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects corporate area
NWC customers who are served by the Mona Water Supply Treatment Plant, are presently without their regular water supply, as a result of a break on the Yallahs Pipeline......
National Water Commission | 2015-09-03 00:00:00

Kereyn Smith elected Vice President of Commonwealth Games Federation
Former INF Vice President and Netball New Zealand CEO, Kereyn Smith, has been named as a Vice President of the Commonwealth Games Federation......
| 2015-09-03 00:00:00

Digicel awards 20 scholarships to employees’ children
Telecommunications company, Digicel Jamaica, has awarded 20 scholarships, all valued at $1 million dollars to its employees’ children......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-09-03 00:00:00

CDA recognises GSAT students in State Care
Transitioning from primary to high school can be challenging for most children......
Child Development Agency | 2015-09-03 00:00:00

JAMCOPY to host Caribbean’s First Digital Publishing Conference
The Caribbean’s first Digital Publishing Conference, #TheOnlineMind will be held in Kingston, Jamaica from November 2-5, 2015 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel......
| 2015-09-03 00:00:00

Wards of the State benefit from Junior Achievement Programme
Some 13 wards of the State from the Maxfield Park Children’s Home recently benefited from a three-week career and success training course through the Junior Achievement Programme......
Child Development Agency | 2015-09-02 00:00:00

Health Authorities putting politics ahead of health again says Seiveright
JLP Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern, Delano Seiveright today described as “out of touch, cruel and ridiculously political” reports from the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) and the St Tho.....
| 2015-09-02 00:00:00

Installation in progress under PCJ Solar PV Systems for Schools Initiative
The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has completed installation of solar panels at 12 of 15 schools which are slated to receive grid tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems under a $62 million proj.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-09-02 00:00:00

PNP Women’s Movement outraged by support of Jamaican pilot who was imprisoned in Qatar
The PNP Women’s Movement is outraged by the Opposition’s inappropriate support of Jamaican pilot, Mr. Paul Stephens, who was convicted and imprisoned for five years in Qatar for mistrust of a minor......
PNP Women’s Movement | 2015-09-02 00:00:00

All roads lead to Lauderhill for Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer & Netball Tournament
South Florida gears up for The Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball Tournament (JHSASN) this weekend at the Lauderhill Sports Complex, at 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill Florida, 33311.....
| 2015-09-02 00:00:00

GG says to take resilience and unity from World Championships
Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen says Jamaicans can show their appreciation for our athletes by taking the message of resilience and unity which their performance at the recently concluded IAAF Worl.....
King's House | 2015-09-01 00:00:00

NWC resumes late payment fee September 2
Following the recently-announced approval by the OUR of the Payment Compliance Initiative, the National Water Commission wishes to advise its customers that it will resume the application of the Late .....
National Water Commission | 2015-09-01 00:00:00

Seiveright privately trucking water to St. Thomas residents
Frustrated with the lack of attention given by government authorities as St. Thomas’ water woes worsen, political victimisation and increasing reports of persons falling ill, JLP Caretaker Delano Seiv.....
| 2015-09-01 00:00:00

G2K questions 50-Million Dollar Development Plan
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party has questioned the motive for the announced 50-million dollar development plan slated for St. Thomas......
G2K | 2015-09-01 00:00:00

Eleven Jamaicans awarded 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships
The British High Commission is pleased to announce that for this year, 11 Jamaicans have been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship......
British High Commission Kingston | 2015-09-01 00:00:00

New online portal revolutionizes public access to legal services and information
A new website aimed at changing the way the lawyers and the general public access legal information and services, launches in the Caribbean today (Tuesday Sept 1 2015)......
| 2015-09-01 00:00:00

Jamaica House Beijing Promotional Activities a big boost for Brand Jamaica
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, returned to Jamaica from Beijing, China, yesterday (August 30) with high praises for the nation’s athletes whose exceptional performanc.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-08-31 00:00:00

JMA urges Prime Minister to act on support promised to the manufacturing sector
The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) notes with interest, the Most Honourable Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller’s expression of support to the manufacturing sector during her recent address.....
Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association | 2015-08-31 00:00:00

Sandals Foundation launches Dominica Fundraising Campaign
Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International has launched a fundraising campaign to aid the recovery effort in Dominica after the Caribbean nation was recently devastated by.....
| 2015-08-31 00:00:00

JCF National Track Championships set for September 12 – 13
The 2015 staging of the Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) Track Championships have been set for Saturday, Spetember 12 and Sunday, September 13 at the National Stadium Cycle Track......
| 2015-08-31 00:00:00

Milk River Hotel and Spa: Clarendon’s Majestic Therapeutic Experience
It isn’t too late to plan your next weekend getaway and the parish of Clarendon has much to offer......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-08-31 00:00:00

M&M Jamaica Ltd to offer more tertiary scholarships to students in need
Civil Engineering firm M&M Jamaica Ltd. has boosted its outreach programme with three new tertiary scholarships for promising and deserving students, Managing Director, Don Mullings said recently......
| 2015-08-31 00:00:00

Serge Letchimy visits Dominica
Since Thursday August 27th, Serge Letchimy, the President of the Regional Council of Martinique (member of the OECS), has launched the operation “Caribbean Solidarity” after the damages caused by trop.....
| 2015-08-31 00:00:00

Residents falling sick as water woes worsen says Seiveright
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern, Delano Seiveright today said that he has been getting an increasing number of complaints from residents falling ill; due they say to uncle.....
| 2015-08-31 00:00:00

“I am so proud of the illustrious performance of all my children,” PM Simpson Miller says of Beijing athletes
Prime Minister Simpson Miller says all Jamaica’s athletes who competed in the just concluded IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, distinguished themselves and contributed valiantly to the count.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-08-31 00:00:00

CDB makes Emergency Relief Grant available to Dominica
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced that an Emergency Relief Grant of USD 200,000 is being made immediately available to the Government of Dominica in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika......
| 2015-08-28 00:00:00

Transport Authority says chasing of vehicles is a breach of company policy
The Transport Authority is reiterating that the chasing of vehicles during road operations is against the company’s policy, as this practice is neither condoned, nor is it an approved enforcement meth.....
Transport Authority | 2015-08-28 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.....
| 2015-08-28 00:00:00

InvesTT pursues economic diversification through ICT
As part of its mission to drive economic diversification through further development of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, InvesTT was a key sponsor at the recently held Caribb.....
| 2015-08-28 00:00:00

Digicel Jumpstart Clinics off to a great start
Young basketballers from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) showed tremendous skill and class during the Digicel Jumpstart Clinics which visited the island for the first time this week......
Digicel | 2015-08-28 00:00:00

The newly rehabilitated Savanna La Mar Fire Station re-opened
The Savanna La Mar Fire Station was reopened yesterday August 27, 2015......
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPME | 2015-08-28 00:00:00

Weekend rains associated with Tropical Storm Erika
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising that Tropical Storm Erika, though not a direct threat to Jamaica, could impact the island producing intermittent rainfa.....
ODPEM | 2015-08-28 00:00:00

WINDALCO awards J2.8m in scholarships, bursaries
UC Rusal Alumina Jamaica Limited (WINDALCO) has awarded more than J$2.8 million in scholarships and bursaries to tertiary students......
Windalco | 2015-08-28 00:00:00

Danielle Williams’ win pays big for JustBet sports fans
Jamaica’s sprint hurdler Danielle Williams blazed to victory in the final of the 100metre hurdles at the IAAF World Championships on Beijing this morning and in the process, paid BIG rewards for JustB.....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-08-28 00:00:00

“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

Wigton Windfarm hosts Back-To-School Fair for Manchester students
Wigton Windfarm Limited partnered with their parent company, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) to stage a back-to-school fair at their wind farm complex in Rose Hill, Manchester recently......
| 2015-08-25 13:56:00

NSWMA mourns the loss of sweeper fatally shot in Montego Bay
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) offers condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Glendon Rose a Sweeper employed to the WPM Waste Management Limited......
| 2015-08-25 12:31:00

Weakened Hurricane Danny no longer a threat.
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.....
| 2015-08-25 11:24:00

PM Simpson Miller says National Export Strategy is a Major Plank in Jamaica’s Economic Programme
Since the launch of the first National Export Strategy in 2008, Jamaica has significantly improved the time it takes to export agricultural produce, moving from 21 days to now one week. Additionally, .....
| 2015-08-25 10:58:00

ODPEM and Response Partners in standby mode as Hurricane Danny strengthens
ODPEM and Response Partners in standby mode as Hurricane Danny strengthens The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), in collaboration with the Meteorological Service of Ja.....
| 2015-08-25 10:04:00

Jamaica charts new economic course with National Export Strategy II
With the vision of creating “a leading per capita export country known for its commitment to creativity, innovation and exceptional quality”, the Jamaican Government launched the second phase of the .....
| 2015-08-25 10:02:00

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

Digicel Business expands fibre network to Elegant Corridor Fibre expansion to be completed by October
By the end of October 2015, hotels and other businesses along Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor will be able to benefit from high speed Dedicated Internet Access, powered by underground fibre from Digice.....
| 2015-08-21 15:02:00

YOUNG TALENT 2015 TO OPEN AT NATIONAL GALLERY ON AUGUST 30
The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to present Young Talent 2015, an exhibition which features ten artists living in and from Jamaica and under forty years old, namely: Greg Bailey, Alicia Brow.....
| 2015-08-21 14:57:00

Jamaica set to showcase diverse cultural expressions at CARIFESTA XII
Jamaica will be among 24 countries to participate in the twelfth staging of the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) set to take place in Haiti August 21-30, 2015, under the theme ‘Our Roots, Ou.....
| 2015-08-21 14:32:00

STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEATH OF MR. GEORGE THOMAS
The Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding on behalf of the Ministry and the Government of Jamaica, expresses sadness at the sudden and tragic passing of the President of Cornwall Bar Asso.....
| 2015-08-21 14:31:00

NWC OPENS LAST TWO SATURDAYS For Cruncher 180 & Other Promotions
The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising the public that at least 7 of its Commercial Offices across the island will be open on the last two Saturdays during the months of August and September......
| 2015-08-21 14:30:00

‘SOAKIN’ WETT’ TO CLIMAX NEGRIL’S ULTIMATE SUMMER EXPERIENCE
Getting soaking Wet from water trucks and foam machines, along with a good vibe and high energy, are what patrons can expect at JB Overproof Rum’s ‘Soakin’ Wett’ on Saturday August 22 at Chances Beach.....
| 2015-08-21 14:30:00

St. Mary High Past Students laud new Custos and former principal of St. Mary High School
The St. Mary High School Past Students Association congratulates former principal, Mr. Errol Johnson, on his installation as Custos Rotulorum for the parish of St Mary. Mr. Johnson, who served as prin.....
| 2015-08-21 14:29:00

A NEW REAL-LIFE CHARACTER AMONG PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS IN THE CARIBBEAN
Reality and fiction get intertwined as this P.I. recounts some of his most colorful cases Fernando Fernandez has amassed a collection of rare, difficult and sometimes really funny cases throughout .....
| 2015-08-21 14:09:00

NWC STILL OFFERING 50% WRITE OFFs
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to remind the public that it is still offering up to 50% write offs on water bill debts to its customers under the Cruncher 180 promotion......
| 2015-08-21 14:08:00

Phillips and the PNP have done all they can to make Jamaicans poorer - Shaw
Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Planning Audley Shaw, today described a recent reported statement by Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips that "The government has done all it can for poor people," a.....
| 2015-08-20 16:19:00

REGULATED WATER SUPPLY FOR KITSON TOWN AND GREEN ACRES, ST. CATHERINE
The National Water Commission is reporting that customers in Green Acres and Kitson Town areas in St. Catherine who are served by the Green Acres Well will begin to receive regulated water supply star.....
| 2015-08-20 16:17:00

Prime Minister Simpson Miller Commends Jamaica’s Sportsmen and Sportswomen
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is commending Jamaica’s sportsmen and sportswomen for their dedication and outstanding representation of the nation and its people. In a statement on Wednesday (Au.....
| 2015-08-20 15:50:00

Children Tackle Bullying, Violence
Bullying or peer abuse is a disturbing phenomenon in Jamaica and globally. Members of the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) Children’s Advisory Panel (CAP) will tackle this and other issues such as vi.....
| 2015-08-20 15:59:00

Prime Minister Simpson Miller Commends Jamaica’s Sportsmen and Sportswomen
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is commending Jamaica’s sportsmen and sportswomen for their dedication and outstanding representation of the nation and its people. In a statement on Wednesday (Au.....
| 2015-08-20 15:50:00

VI ANNUAL MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY LECTURE
Liberty Hall invites the public to its annual Marcus Mosiah Garvey Lecture on Monday August 17, which promises to be different. This year’s lecture, which is being hosted in collaboration with the Ja.....
| 2015-08-20 15:47:00

First Investor for Shovel-Ready Project Announced
Former Chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) Littleton 'Tanny' Shirley has been announced as the first investor in the Shovel-Ready Project initiative — a collaborative effort o.....
| 2015-08-20 15:45:00

U.S. Department Of State & The American Alliance Of Museums Announce The 2015 Museums Connect Exchange
Museums Connect, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has awarded seven grants to 15 museum partne.....
| 2015-08-20 15:41:00

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

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort completes 2nd phase renovation
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort announced the completion a major renovation campaign started earlier this year, including a full overhaul of all suites and introduction of the new.....
| 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

Kingston Honey Bees Initiative puts on crowdfunding campaign
Five years ago, Roderick Worgs launched his Kingston Honey Bees Initiative. A community-based project of ecological, social and economic significance for the community of Craig Town, (adjacent to Tren.....
| 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

JLP Youth Arm concerned about videos of sexual assault
Young Jamaica is this morning expressing concern regarding horrendous anti-social behaviours being demonstrated online by Jamaican youngsters.....
| 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

Police Commissioner updates nation on the current spate of crime
I am taking this opportunity to update the nation on the current spate of crime and the efforts that the Police are taking to arrest this troubling increase in murders......
| 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

Government inaction worsens St. Thomas water crisis
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern, Delano Seiveright is calling on the Ministries of Local Government and Water and the National Water Commission to sit together in a room a.....
| 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......