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Minister Nicholson hopeful for positive COP21 outcome
Senator the Hon. Arnold J. Nicholson, QC, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, is currently leading Jamaica’s delegation at the 21st Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the U.....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-12-04 00:00:00

Free Zone Entities to make immediate contact with MIIC
Free Zone entities are being asked to make immediate contact with the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce to provide information on their Freezone operations......
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-12-04 00:00:00

Digicel Business launches Asset Tracking
Digicel Business today launched its Digicel Asset Tracking solution which sees customers benefiting from close tracking and monitoring of their valuable assets – all in one place......
Digicel | 2015-12-04 00:00:00

Portmore Municipal Council Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Portmore Municipal Council in collaboration with Digicel will be hosting its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Edgewater Round-a-bout on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 starting at 6:00p.m......
Portmore Municipal Council | 2015-12-04 00:00:00

Arnaldo Brown reckless and irresponsible says Young Jamaica
The youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party, Young Jamaica, has described as "shocking and deeply disappointing" the news that Member of Parliament for East Central St. Catherine, Arnaldo Brown, has rej.....
Young Jamaica | 2015-12-04 00:00:00

PM commends Palace Resorts for US$200m investment in Jamaica’s Tourism Sector
Prime Minister Portia Simpson is commending Palace Resorts for its US$200 million investment in Jamaica’s tourism industry, with the refurbishing and rebranding of the former Sunset Jamaica Grande Hot.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-12-04 00:00:00

District Constables to become pensionable by April 1, 2016
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has announced that District Constables will become pensionable at the start of the new financial year on April 1, 2016......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-12-04 00:00:00

Partnership Council welcomes the Opposition back to the partnership table
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Thursday, December 3 presided over the final meeting of the Partnership for Jamaica Council for 2015 which focussed on labour market reform in the context of th.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-12-04 00:00:00

PV Energy Ltd. joins Antiguan’s and Barbudan’s in solar power awareness
Given the 30% rise in energy demand in only one decade – caused by increasing industrialisation and regional development in the Caribbean – the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) is looking to a.....
| 2015-12-03 00:00:00

Flow customers are the winners as C&W and Manchester United team up
Sports fans have yet another reason to celebrate as Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) announces a partnership with one of the world’s leading football clubs, Manchester United......
FLOW | 2015-12-03 00:00:00

“The Spirit That Guides Us” expected to have tremendous benefits for the Caribbean
A movie to be shot in Jamaica in 2016 is expected to change the course of history in how films are produced and distributed. In fact, the film is expected to have a direct tremendous financial rewards.....
| 2015-12-02 00:00:00

New youth voters will punish Simpson Miller for indecision says Young Jamaica
Young Jamaica is this afternoon blasting Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller for what it describes as her "costly indecision and weak leadership......
Young Jamaica | 2015-12-02 00:00:00

Second person convicted in the ‘Dead Claims’ Matter
Wayne Mckenzie was, on December 1, sentenced to twelve months imprisonment at hard labour, when he appeared before the Corporate Area Criminal Court in the Dead Claims fraud perpetrated against the .....
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2015-12-02 00:00:00

PNPYO expresses outrage at the killing of a PNP member in Portmore
The Peoples National Party Youth Organization (PNPYO) is this morning expressing shock, disdain and outrage at the brutal slaying of a member of the Peoples National Party (PNP), Comrade Saidie Forbes.....
PNPYO | 2015-12-02 00:00:00

Inciting political violence should stay in the past, Mr. Charles! says PNPYO
The Peoples National Party Youth Organization (PNPYO) is making a public appeal to the newly appointed Political Ombudsman Mrs. Donna Parchment Brown, to immediately launch an investigation into state.....
PNPYO | 2015-12-02 00:00:00

Jamaica selects SOGET to implement the largest Port Community System in the Americas
SOGET, a world leader in Port Community Systems (PCS) is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) along with Bureau Veritas BIVAC to implement S)ONE P.....
| 2015-12-01 00:00:00

Successful completion of 3 MWp solar power plant in Antigua
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB), together with the UK-based clean energy provider PV Energy Ltd., has lately turned a new page in Caribbean history through the completed installation of a.....
| 2015-12-01 00:00:00

Landslide on Waugh Hill Main Road, St Catherine
The Sligoville Police are advising motorists using the Waugh Hill main road to do so with caution......
The Constabulary Communication Network | 2015-12-01 00:00:00

Landslide on Golden Grove Main Road St. Ann
The St. Ann’s Bay Police are asking motorists using the Golden Grove main road to seek an alternative route......
The Constabulary Communication Network | 2015-12-01 00:00:00

PM opens $25M classroom block at McIntosh Memorial Primary
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller officially opened a new classroom block built at a cost of $25 Million at the McIntosh Memorial Primary School in Manchester on Friday, November 27......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-12-01 00:00:00

Monsignor Albert gave his life to Jamaica
Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has hailed the late Monsignor Richard Albert as a man who gave his life to the people of Jamaica especially the poor and less fortunate......
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-12-01 00:00:00

Final year Engineering students at UTECH get bursaries from FLOW
Four final year Engineering students from the University of Technology (UTECH) were last week awarded bursaries funded by FLOW through its Foundation totalling $320,000......
FlowJamaica | 2015-11-29 00:00:00

FLOW working to restore services to mobile customers in corporate area
Some FLOW mobile customers in the wider corporate area are currently experiencing intermittent call setup issues on the 3G layer......
FlowJamaica | 2015-11-24 00:00:00

Postponement of General Elections for 2015/Fixed Election Dates
In light of yesterday’s announcement by Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller to call off plans by the Peoples National Party to hold General Elections this year, the National Democratic Movement has r.....
National Democratic Movement | 2015-11-24 00:00:00

JCDC Eastern Region to host Culture Clubs Consultation
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Eastern Region is to host its annual Culture Clubs Consultation under the theme "Jamaican Heritage - Impacting the World" with Sweetie Confectioner a.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-11-24 00:00:00

37% Reduction in child fatalities
The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing is reporting a 37% reduction in child fatalities since the start of the year......
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2015-11-23 00:00:00

JPS to host public meeting on November 24
Energy provider JPS, will host a public meeting this Tuesday, November 24, for the residents of the Old Harbour Bay community......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-11-23 00:00:00

Jamaica Customs Queen's 230 Warehouse Auction Notice
The Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) is calling on the Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese to change his position on its release that once vehicles are placed on the public auctio.....
Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association | 2015-11-23 00:00:00

New report reveals Commonwealth edge on trade
Bilateral trade costs between Commonwealth countries are on average around a fifth lower than between other trading partners, according to a major report by the Commonwealth Secretariat......
| 2015-11-23 00:00:00

Model Community Tourism & Heritage Site opened at Maidstone, Manchester
Effort to boost community tourism along the island’s South Coast has received a major boost as the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment through its agency the Tourism Product Development Company Limi.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-11-23 00:00:00

WIPA mourns the passing of Charran Singh
The executive and members of the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) wish to extend their condolences to the family and friends on the passing of former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago spinner.....
West Indies Players' Association | 2015-11-23 00:00:00

Foreign Minister heads to CHOGM
Senator the Hon. Arnold J. Nicholson, QC, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, departed the island today as head of Jamaica’s delegation to the 24th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting .....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-11-23 00:00:00

Jamaican law officers get training in counter terrorism
Forty (40) law enforcement officers are currently being trained by a team of former officers from UK National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit (UK NTFIU)......
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2015-11-23 00:00:00

Digicel ‘Merry Millions’ winner almost missed ¼ million cash prize
After copping a quarter-million dollar cash prize in Digicel’s Merry Millions Game Show on TVJ’s Smile Jamaica, 22-year old Chevanie Rose thanked her lucky stars that she decided to make the early-mor.....
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-11-23 00:00:00

Sandals Resorts touch the heart of Negril
The heart of Negril received a welcomed touch on Friday, November 20, as employees of Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Negril conducted a beautification exercise in the vicinity of the resort town.....
| 2015-11-23 00:00:00

Digicel Cup Sporting Clays Junior Tournament takes centre stage
The third Digicel Cup Inter Schools Sporting Clays Tournament shoots off at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore with the highest number of competitors to date (70)......
| 2015-11-21 00:00:00

13 outstanding educators vie for the top spot in the 2015/16 Teacher & Principal of the Year Awards
LASCO and The Ministry of Education (MOE) have chosen the finalists for the 2015/2016 Teacher and Principal of the Year......
| 2015-11-20 00:00:00

Prime Minister Simpson Miller congratulates 2016 Rhodes Scholar Sherona Forrester
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated Ms. Sherona Forrester who was selected as the winner of the 2016 Rhodes Scholarship at King’s House yesterday (November 19)......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-11-20 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica Chancellor urges graduates to continue to select “The Right Areas of Study”
University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) Chancellor, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, ON, PC has called for students to exercise greater discernment in ensuring that they select “the right areas of s.....
University of Technology | 2015-11-20 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the York Street Booster Station in St. Catherine, that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their water supply, is due to ele.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-20 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica signs MOU with Sutherland Global Services
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) and Sutherland Global Services Jamaica on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marking the beginning of a new strate.....
University of Technology | 2015-11-20 00:00:00

Media mergers to be focus of major event for National Journalism Week
A public discussion on the swiftly-evolving media landscape and the implications for consumers will be a major focal point of National Journalism Week 2015, which kicks off Saturday, November 21 and .....
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2015-11-20 00:00:00

Jamaica hosts Wastewater Management Workshop
Jamaica joins the rest of the Caribbean region in hosting the first Global Environment Facility (GEF) Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater (CReW) Management National Workshop......
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2015-11-20 00:00:00

Transport Authority issues stern warning to Route Taxi Operators
The Transport Authority (Authority) is issuing a stern warning to Route Taxi Operators, who are transporting children in the trunk of motor cars, to discontinue this illegal and most inhumane practice.....
Transport Authority | 2015-11-20 00:00:00

International Netball Federation to bring new rules into play
The International Netball Federation (INF) has announced the latest update of its rules of the game......
| 2015-11-20 00:00:00

RMF(Jamaica) & Water for Humanity provide water for remote rural community in Ghana
The Rita Marley Foundation is a registered non-profit organization in Jamaica and Ghana......
| 2015-11-20 00:00:00

CPNRS gets New Chairman
On Tuesday, November 17, the Committee for the Promotion of National Religious Services (CPNRS), a committee under the Ministry of Youth and Culture, assigned to the Jamaica Cultural Development Commi.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-11-19 00:00:00

Minister Headley congratulates RUBIS Motor sport alignment
RUBiS announced its sponsorship of Jeffrey Panton, winner of “Rally Barbados 2015”, and 9 times winner Rally Jamaica signaling their commitment to the development of motor sport in Jamaica......
Rubis Energy Jamaica Limited | 2015-11-19 00:00:00

Water supply disruption in sections of St. James
The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising customers served by the Canaan System in St. James that the disruption they are experiencing in their water supply is due to mechanical challenges being.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-19 00:00:00

Digicel making weekly millionaires for Christmas
Six lucky customers will be made into millionaires this Christmas in Digicel’s newly-launched ‘Merry Millions’ promotion......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-11-19 00:00:00

SEA Research reveals dominance of once-rare seaweed form
Massive quantities of Sargassum, a distinctive brown seaweed, have flooded Caribbean shores in recent years, setting off local concerns about economic impacts on fishing and tourism......
| 2015-11-18 00:00:00

SuperKids Literacy Programme explodes in local schools
Students across western Jamaica are exploding with excitement as Great Shape! Inc. and the Sandals Foundation have launched new elements for the SuperKids programme, and several new schools will benef.....
| 2015-11-18 00:00:00

JPSCo Power Outage to disrupt water supply in sections of Manchester & St. Ann
The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that due to scheduled JPSCo maintenance work in St. Ann on Thursday, November 19, 2015 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and in Manchester on Sunday, November 2.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-18 00:00:00

Mackie conscious releases new album
Another album to be release by the multi-talented song writer, singer, musician, and producer, Mackie Conscious......
| 2015-11-18 00:00:00

Devon House undergoes major upgrades
Kingston’s iconic landmark Devon House has been undergoing major renovations, over the last few years, to develop and preserve the heritage site......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-11-18 00:00:00

10th UWI Pelican Invitational Volleyball Tournament set for this weekend
The tenth UWI Pelican Invitational Volleyball Tournament is set to take place this Friday, November 20 – Sunday, November 22 at the UWI Gymnasium located at the UWI Mona, Bowl......
| 2015-11-18 00:00:00

NPTAJ condemns brutal murder of young Daniel Anderson
The NPTAJ condemns the brutal murder of young Daniel Anderson whose mutilated body was found in a gully days after he had gone missing......
National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) | 2015-11-18 00:00:00

SVF restores Athlone Wing Of The Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre
Supreme Ventures Foundation (SVF) has donated $420,000.00 to the Athlone Wing of the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre (formerly the Mona Rehabilitation Centre), for refurbishing of the bathroom .....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-11-18 00:00:00

Supreme Ventures Cash Pot ‘Sweetens the Pot’
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has announced its ‘Special Pot’ draw at 3pm for the Cash Pot game, beginning Sunday – November 22, 2015......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-11-17 00:00:00

JPS stages successful Community Wellness Fairs
Energy Company JPS, as part of its Community Renewal Programme, has been working to assist residents in vulnerable communities, to experience an improved standard of living......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-11-17 00:00:00

PM thanks EU for J$2.3 billion in budget support payments
Government today received budget support payments from the European Union totaling J$2.3 billion to support debt reduction, growth enhancement and poverty reduction in sugar dependent areas in keeping.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-11-17 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of Clarendon
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Belle Plain Well in Clarendon, that the disruption they have been experiencing in their water supply is due to operational challenges.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-17 00:00:00

Give the students a chance says G2K
The University Chapters of Generation 2000 (G2K) at the University of the West Indies Mona, The University of Technology, Caribbean Maritime Institute, The MICO University College, and Northern Caribb.....
G2K | 2015-11-17 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St. Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Golden River and Waugh Hill Pumping Stations in St. Catherine that the current disruption they are experiencing in their water supply .....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-17 00:00:00

Cabinet extends best wishes to Dr Ken Baugh
Cabinet has extended best wishes to Dr Ken Baugh for a complete and speedy recovery......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-11-16 00:00:00

Ocean by H10 Hotels will build 800 rooms in beautiful Trelawny, Jamaica
Jamaica expands its all inclusive offering by adding a new hotel brand......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-11-16 00:00:00

Opening remarks by JTB Chairman at announcement of new Hotel Construction Investment
Let me begin by welcoming Frederik Moe and Carlos Moleon to the Jamaica Tourist Board- the agency responsible for regulating our tourism product and for promoting destination Jamaica......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-11-16 00:00:00

Markland puts words into action for his Alma Mater
In a spirited morning devotion on Monday November 16, Radio Broadcaster, Markland “Action” Edwards didn’t just sing, pray and encourage the students and teachers, he also donated $50,000.00 towards th.....
| 2015-11-16 00:00:00

JBU National Youth Conference and Rally set for November 19-21
The towns of Duncans and Ocho Rios will be engulfed with youth on fire for God from Thursday November 19 to Saturday, November 21 2015, as they host the most anticipated event on the Jamaica Baptist U.....
Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2015-11-16 00:00:00

The JMA fully endorses Rule of Law Working Group
The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) is in full support of the “Rule of Law Working Group” recently established at the Partnership for Jamaica (PFJ) Council Meeting......
Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association | 2015-11-16 00:00:00

ICOJ condemns acts of terror in Paris
The Islamic council of Jamaica (ICOJ), the umbrella organization for all Muslim communities in Jamaica, vehemently condemns the acts of terror and violence which occurred recently in Paris leaving ove.....
| 2015-11-15 00:00:00

EU Team comes out in full force for CB Group/UWI 5k
“Team European Union” made an impressive showing at the CB Group/ UWI 5k, creating a sea of the blue with 250 registered participants......
EUROPEAN UNION | 2015-11-16 00:00:00

Fifth and sixth graders get art lessons at Beaches
Splashes of red, blue, yellow and a variety of other paints coloured a section of Beaches Negril Resort and Spa recently as 18 students from the Mount Airy Primary and Infant School transformed a desi.....
| 2015-11-14 00:00:00

Audrey Tugwell Henry for UWI Cyber Security Conference
Audrey Tugwell-Henry, Retail Banking Senior General Manager at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica Limited is slated to be one of the opening speakers at the third annual Cyber Security Confer.....
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2015-11-14 00:00:00

New Managing Director Designate appointed to Red Stripe
Following the announcement of Cedric Blair’s appointment to the role of General Manager, Caribbean and Central America, DIAGEO WestLAC, effective November 19, 2015, the company today announced Mr. Bla.....
Red Stripe | 2015-11-14 00:00:00

JCC welcomes relaxation of primary surplus target
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Warren McDonald has welcomed the advisory by the International Monetary Fund that the agency has agreed to relax the primary surplus target under the extend.....
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2015-11-14 00:00:00

Wm Warren Smith to serve second term as president of the Caribbean Development Bank
The Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank, representing the twenty-seven member countries of the regional multilateral financial institution, has re-elected Dr. Wm Warren Smith to a sec.....
| 2015-11-13 00:00:00

Governor-General appoints The Hon. Donna Parchment-Brown Political Ombudsman
Governor-General, His Excellency The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen has announced that The Hon. Donna Parchment-Brown, Custos Rotulorum for the Parish of St. Andrew is Jamaica’s new Political Ombudsman e.....
King's House | 2015-11-13 00:00:00

Phase 2 of TAJ’s New Tax System one month away
In just under a month Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) will be rolling out phase two of its Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS), scheduled for December 7, 2015......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-11-13 00:00:00

CDA’s Bless the Children Candlelight Vigil & Concert set for St. William Grant Park
The St. William Grant Park in downtown, Kingston will come alive this year with the 9th staging of the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) Annual Candlelight Vigil and Concert starting at 3:00 p.m......
Child Development Agency | 2015-11-13 00:00:00

Pedestrian road deaths down
The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing is welcoming a decrease in road deaths from crashes involving pedestrians......
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2015-11-13 00:00:00

Public Service Commission announces assignment of Permanent Secretaries
The Public Service Commission is pleased to announce that effective November 16, 2015, Mrs. Elaine Foster-Allen, Permanent Secretary currently assigned to the Ministry of Education, will be re-assigne.....
Office of the Services Commissions | 2015-11-13 00:00:00

IMF 10th EFF Review Mission
The tenth review of Jamaica’s performance under the Extended Fund Facility programme was undertaken by staff from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the period 04 – 13 November, 2015......
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2015-11-13 00:00:00

Ground broken for Boscobel Sewerage Improvement Project
Following the recent signing of contracts for the improvement and upgrading of eight (8) sewerage treatment plants across the island, the National Water Commission (NWC) broke ground on Wednesday, Nov.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-13 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of Clarendon and St. Andrew
The National Water Commission is advising customers in sections of Clarendon, who are served by the Hanbury Well that the disruption they are experiencing in their service is due to mechanical problem.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-13 00:00:00

NRSC to host a Vigil at Emancipation Park
This Friday, November 13, the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) will host a Vigil at Emancipation Park for lives lost in road crashes......
PROComm | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

Water supply disruptions in sections of St. Andrew and Clarendon
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Rest Haven Pumping Station in St. Andrew, that the current disruption they are experiencing in their water supply is due to mechanical.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

Temporary closure of the Forum Bridge
The Portmore Municipal Council would like to inform you that there will be a temporary Closure of the Forum Bridge, St. Catherine on Friday November 13,2015......
Portmore Municipal Council | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

All set for 4th CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk & Smart Eggs Kids K
The fourth annual CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk and Smart Eggs Kids K, is all set for this Sunday, November 15......
| 2015-11-12 00:00:00

Mechanical problems disrupt water supply in sections of Clarendon
The National Water Commission is advising customers in sections of Clarendon who are served by the Hanbury Well that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due to mechanica.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

Joint Statement on the death of student, Shanique Walters
The community of the University of Technology, Jamaica strongly condemns the brutal killing of one of our own, Miss Shanique Walters, first year Medical Technology student who was shot by robbers whil.....
University of Technology | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

Prime Minister thanks US Medical Mission & says visit is timely
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has thanked a team of 57 doctors and other medical professionals from the United States, who are in the country carrying out free medical care to persons in Hanove.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

Government increasing the participation of children in Policy Formulation
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says Government has been making a deliberate effort to increase the participation of children in policy formulation and implementation......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

NIA warns about vote buying and selling
The Daily Observer, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 carry the report as follows, in part: “Nyam dem out and vote dem out!” Holness accuses ruling PNP of doling out money for votes......
National Integrity Action Limited | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

Gas prices down $1.24, Diesel down $0.47
Petrojam Limited has announced a $1.24 decrease in the Ex-Refinery billing prices of gasoline......
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica and Ganja Labs USA break ground for Ganja Research
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech., Ja) in partnership with Ganja Labs, LLC, USA on Wednesday, November 10, 2015 officially broke ground at the site of the first state-of-the art Medical M.....
University of Technology | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

Stop blaming the PNP for your mistake JLP says United Jamaicans for Change
It must be noted that while everything was not smooth sailing, the people of Jamaica exercised continued confidence in the Portia Simpson Lead Administration......
asdas | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

Conversations in Grace Kitchens set to air!
Following the amazing success of his TV series Conversations In The Kitchen, Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks is set to do it once again!.....
| 2015-11-12 00:00:00

Hypocritical PNPYO complicit in Health Cover-up says G2K
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party has come out swinging in response to reports in the media that the People’s National Party youth arm, PNPYO, has tak.....
G2K | 2015-11-11 00:00:00

The JMA is NOT close to deal on Sugar Cess with Government
The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) strongly refutes the assertion of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Labour and Security, Derrick Kellier regarding claims of an impending agreement be.....
Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association | 2015-11-10 00:00:00

Jamaican Bar Association concerned about crime
The Jamaican Bar Association reiterates its concern about the frightening level of violent crimes in Jamaica......
The Jamaican Bar Association | 2015-11-10 00:00:00

NWC buys solid state water meters
The National Water Commission (NWC) today (Tuesday, November 10, 2015) officially signed a US$7.234 million contract with Deryck A. Gibson Limited, local agent for Diehl Metering Company, for the supp.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-10 00:00:00

Western Union unveils “Chain of Betters” to create favorable change globally
Today, Western Union announced a campaign to kick start a chain of good deeds by pledging to help fund projects that aim to make lasting favorable change for individuals and communities......
WESTERN UNION | 2015-11-10 00:00:00

Catalogue of Christmas in July items now online
Participants in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment’s innovative ‘Christmas in July’ trade show are reaping benefits......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-11-09 00:00:00

PM disappoints in critical National Address on Health Sector says Vaz
West Portland MP Daryl Vaz is today (Monday, November 09, 2015) criticizing Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s disappointing address to the nation about the health sector last night......
| 2015-11-09 00:00:00

Address to the Nation by the Prime Minister
You would have heard by now of the changes I have made in some Portfolio assignments in the Government......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-11-07 00:00:00

Jamaica Geographical Society presents Jamaica & Climate Change: On the Road to Paris-COP21
The Jamaica Geographical Society presents Jamaica & Climate Change: On the Road to Paris- COP21, taking place at the University of the West Indies on November 11 at 5 p.m......
| 2015-11-07 00:00:00

Boys’ Town to host International Entrepreneur Educator at Public Forum
A Discourse on 'Co-Operative Capitalism: Key to Effective Corporate Social Responsibility' will be the first of many events scheduled to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Boys’ Town......
| 2015-11-07 00:00:00

UTech Jamaica MOME Group reaches out to The Wortley Home
The University of Technology, Jamaica, Management of Meetings and Events group dubbed ‘The Social Outreach Movement’ will be hosting The Wortley Home at a motivational session & treat......
University of Technology | 2015-11-09 00:00:00

‘This must not continue’ – Hanna tells Relatives of Criminal Elements
Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna, has condemned the recent killing of 22-year-old, Shanique Walters, a student of the University of Technology who was shot during a robbery in .....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-11-06 00:00:00

PNP Women’s Movement celebrates the appointment of 15 Female Canadian Ministers
The People’s National Party Women’s Movement notes with delight, that newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named 15 women in his 31-member cabinet......
PNP Women’s Movement | 2015-11-06 00:00:00

Poetry Society of Jamaica honours Dennis Scott
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 would see another in The Poetry Society of Jamaica's annual Dead Poets Live series, this time honouring poet, actor, dancer, playwright, Dennis Scott (1939-1991), on what can.....
| 2015-11-06 00:00:00

JMDA welcomes decision to release Health Audit
The JMDA welcomes the decision of the Office of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health to reveal the findings of the Health Audit to the nation......
| 2015-11-06 00:00:00

Tenet’s North Shore Medical Center acquires Advanced Edge™ Technology for Cancer Treatment
In a promising development for cancer patients in the Caribbean region, North Shore Medical Center is the first hospital in Miami to install the Edge™ system for high-precision radiosurgery......
| 2015-11-06 00:00:00

EREA Operation Hope Lap-A-Thon
The Errol Rattray Evangelistic Association (EREA) in partnership with the churches in the Trench Town community and its environs, and a number of para-church organizations has embarked on a Lap-a-thon.....
| 2015-11-05 00:00:00

JUTS stand against violence of students & youths
The Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students would like to express our heartfelt Condolences to the friends and family members and also to the University of Technology family for the life of our colleague w.....
| 2015-11-05 00:00:00

TEF funds Mt Alvernia $5M Tourism Skills Training Programme
The Mount Alvernia High School (MAHS) is all set to establish a Language Lab and a Food and Nutrition department under the Tourism Enhancement Fund’s (TEF) tourism skills training programme......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-11-05 00:00:00

PM gives instruction for public release of Health sector Audit Report
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has given instructions for the Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson to publish to the nation tomorrow, Friday, November 6, the report of an audit of the Health s.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-11-05 00:00:00

Flanker Community benefits from EU-funded road and drainage upgrades
The Flanker Community in Montego Bay, St. James has benefitted from upgrades to road and drainage infrastructure, through funding provided by the European Union......
| 2015-11-05 00:00:00

Photo Release: Architecture students receive scholarships from Pan-Jam
Architecture students receive scholarships from Pan-Jam......
| 2015-11-05 00:00:00

Provide bus service for University students
Young Jamaica, the youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party, is this morning calling for the immediate start of a state funded shuttle bus service for university students living in and around the univers.....
Young Jamaica | 2015-11-05 00:00:00

Eastern St. Andrew MP expresses condolences to the family of slain UTech student
Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Andrew, Andre Hylton, is saddened by and has joined the nation in condemning the gruesome killing of the female medical student from the University of Technology i.....
University of Technology | 2015-11-05 00:00:00

Mark Milward appointed National PR Officer for the NAJASO
Mark Milward is the National Public Relations Officer and Media Chair for the National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO)......
| 2015-11-04 00:00:00

CCREEE launched in Barbados - next stop, the Pacific
The hundreds of people who attended the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on the morning of 28 October, were overcome by the impressive display of Barbadian youth and energy, and a demonstration of pure .....
| 2015-11-04 00:00:00

#IamConnected School Tour begins at St Andrew High School for Girls
Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna, this morning, kick started the #IamConnected School Tour at the St Andrew High School for Girls in Kingston......
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-11-04 00:00:00

Reggae Marathon a major boost to Negril's economy
President of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, Lee Issa, has lauded the Reggae Marathon as a world-class event that is boosting the resort town’s economy......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-11-04 00:00:00

Water supply disruption in sections of St. Mary
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of St. Mary, that the water supply disruption they are presently experiencing, is as a result of power supply problems affecting th.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-04 00:00:00

Rising Reggae Artiste, Abatau & Tribe Azizi to unleash A New Sound to Reggae
Music has been in his soul since birth, being the son of one of Jamaica’s favourite reggae acts - Tony Rebel - Abatau and his band Tribe Azizi will be bringing A NEW SOUND TO REGGAE WITH their new sin.....
| 2015-11-04 00:00:00

#Chance2Connect to be launched in Youth Month
During the month of November, the Ministry of Youth and Culture, in preparing young people for a brighter future is shifting the conversation to ways in which youth can make the necessary connections .....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-11-04 00:00:00

Civil servants to get cash back from Digicel
More than 120,000 civil servants in Jamaica will soon be able to get access to exclusive deals and cash-back on their purchases at Digicel, with the introduction of a new Team Jamaica ValuCard initiat.....
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-11-04 00:00:00

PROMAC’s mandate to reduce infant, child & maternal deaths continues
The Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality, PROMAC, today (Tuesday, November 3, 2015) continued to enhance its mandate to reduce infant, child and maternal deaths with the signing.....
| 2015-11-04 00:00:00

UWI Historian launches new exhibition: 'UPRISING: Morant Bay, 1865 and its Afterlives'
University of the West Indies (UWI) Historian, Dr. Swithin Wilmot praised the latest exhibition of National Museum Jamaica that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Morant Bay Rebellion......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-11-03 00:00:00

Water Supply disruption in sections of St. Mary affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some areas of St. Mary that the water supply disruption they are presently experiencing, is as a result of operational challenges at the Gayle an.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-03 00:00:00

Audit of Regional Health Authorities to be released
An audit of the country’s Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) is expected to be released shortly......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-11-03 00:00:00

International Hydrogen Conference opens at UTech
Jamaica has joined the international community in a clear thrust towards the advancement of hydrogen as a sustainable energy source for the future......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-11-03 00:00:00

Praedial larceny down 14%
The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is reporting a 14 per cent decrease in praedial larceny cases and farm theft, since the unit began operating in.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-11-03 00:00:00

Damian magically masters several ceremonies
From corporate and cultural events to festivals and weddings, Trinidadian native Damian Sogren has been doing it all and making his mark as a literal host with the most in the local and international .....
| 2015-11-03 00:00:00

EU-funded project makes way for cheaper/cleaner energy for cooking
With financial support from the EU, a pioneering project that makes use of Hydrogen gas obtained from water will seek to help alleviate energy costs for Jamaicans......
EUROPEAN UNION | 2015-11-03 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Group CEO delivers successful CIN Lecture
On Thursday, October 29, GraceKennedy Group CEO, Don Wehby delivered the 11th Annual CIN Lecture Series at the Schomburg Centre in Harlem, New York, to a receptive audience who showed their appreciati.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-11-03 00:00:00

Govt has a moral duty to release Health Report
CITIZENS’ ACTION FOR PRINCIPLES AND INTEGRITY (CAPI) says the on-going controversy surrounding the state of the country’s healthcare system, and the infection of 42 babies which resulted in 18 deaths,.....
CITIZENS ACTION FOR PRINCIPLE AND INTEGRITY | 2015-11-03 00:00:00

Minister of Tourism meets with key travel partner at World Travel Market 2015 in London
While at the World Travel Market 2015 in London, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill has attended several meetings with key tourism partners and select members of the media......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-11-02 00:00:00

The JMA seeks transparency and accountability in the death of nineteen (19) babies
The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) is concerned at the handling of the matter now being aired publicly of the death of nineteen (19) babies between June and November this year, whilst in the.....
Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association | 2015-11-02 00:00:00

Fenton Ferguson is a vector of incompetence says Young Jamaica
Young Jamaica, the youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), says in light of the excerpts from the Health Audit being made public by Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw yesterday at the JL.....
Young Jamaica | 2015-11-02 00:00:00

Member of Rwandan Parliament to visit The UWI Mona Campus
The University of the West Indies, Mona in partnership with UN Women will be hosting the Jamaica Rwanda South-South Exchange on November 9 and 10, 2015......
University of the West Indies | 2015-11-02 00:00:00

Digicel makes Christmas magical
Digicel is making this Christmas magical for customers with the launch of its “Make Christmas Magic” promotion which sees it giving away weekly cash prizes to both senders of Digicel top up in the USA.....
Digicel | 2015-11-02 00:00:00

Reaping the rewards at the Digicel Kickstart Academy
The boys have played their hearts out and, at the end of the Digicel Kickstart Academy, achieved more than they ever imagined under the leadership of the coaches from Manchester City FC who gave them .....
Digicel | 2015-11-01 00:00:00

JCDC kick starts 2016 Festival Cycle with intensive workshops
Persons attending the island-wide Festival of the Performing Arts Workshops being put on by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) should come prepared to work says Director of Marketing a.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-11-01 00:00:00

HANDS celebrates its 20th Anniversary with Banquet
Hands Across Jamaica For Righteousness (HANDS) founded in 1994, is a patriotic non-profit movement based on the principles of righteousness enshrined in our Motto, Anthem, and Pledge (MAP)......
| 2015-11-01 00:00:00

Minister Natalie Neita Headley applauds JAAA for the launch of its Athletes’ Development Fund
The Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, Minister with Responsibility for Sport in the Office of the Prime Minister has expressed gratitude to the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) for today .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-11-01 00:00:00

TAJ Falmouth relocates
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising that effective Monday, November 2, 2015, the Falmouth Tax Office will be relocated to the William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church Education Centre, 31 King S.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-11-01 00:00:00

Minister McNeill to meet with key travel partners at World Travel Market London
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is scheduled to participate in a number of high level meetings and promotions with key tourism partners as World Travel Market 2015 (WT.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-11-01 00:00:00

Public Sector Nurses signs contract agreement with GOJ
Registered Nurses signed a wage agreement for the Contract Period 2015-17 with the Government of Jamaica this morning at Jamaica House after months of deliberations......
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

G2K rejects Fenton Ferguson's apology
The Gender Affairs Committee of Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party is publicly rejecting the apology from Dr Fenton Ferguson, regarding his recent stat.....
G2K | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

PM thanks nurses for supporting Government’s Economic Programme & accepting wage offer
Hailing the country’s nurses as ‘God’s angels on earth’, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller expressed gratitude to them for continuing to support the ongoing Economic Reform Programme and accepting .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

Marubeni Senior Executive Vice President reaffirms commitment to Jamaica
Senior Executive Vice President of Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) and Chief Executive Officer of Power Projects & Plant Group, Mr. Shigeru Yamazoe has reaffirmed Marubeni’s strong desire to contribut.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

Digicel AppSeeker available on Google Play
From today, Digicel customers across the globe can discover and enjoy the latest and greatest apps with the launch of Digicel AppSeeker......
Digicel | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

Six sewerage plants to benefit from rehab works
As the NWC continues its thrust to improve and upgrade its facilities across the island, three conveyance systems and pump stations and three wastewater treatment ponds in St. Andrew, St. Catherine an.....
National Water Commission | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

All 10 Tenet Healthcare Florida Hospitals receive top scores in patient safety
Coral Gables Hospital, Delray Medical Center, Florida Medical Center – a campus of North Shore, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical .....
| 2015-10-30 00:00:00

Major patching exercise to be undertaken in KSA
The National Works Agency (NWA) has commenced a new round of patching along major corridors in Kingston, St. Catherine and St. Andrew......
National Works Agency | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

Leadership Colloquium sees Strategic Foresighting as ultimate game-changer for Jamaica
Speaking at JAMPRO and the Embassy of the United States’ Leadership Colloquium last week (Tuesday, October 20, 2015), renowned Futurist, David Houle, said that Jamaica should focus on three ‘Shift Age.....
JAMPRO | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

PSOJ Hall of Fame Inductee invites others to
Humanitarian Earl Jarrett, the 23rd inductee to The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame and general manager of Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), has challenged others to.....
Jamaica National Building Society | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

$253.1 million in contracts to be signed for improved neonatal and maternal care
Contracts valuing approximately $253.1 million for the provision of services aimed at improving the quality of care for at-risk newborns, including premature infants and high-risk pregnant women are t.....
| 2015-10-29 00:00:00

Prime Minister pleased with progress on North-South Highway
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Portia Simpson Miller says she is very pleased with the progress being made on the construction of the North-South Highway from Caymanas in St. Catherine to Mammee.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-10-29 00:00:00

PCJ completes $12 Million Energy Efficiency AC Project at Annotto Bay Hospital
The Annotto Bay Hospital’s Operating Theatre Suites and the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Ward now have a more powerful and energy efficient Air Conditioning (A/C) System following the completion of a .....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-10-29 00:00:00

Rada St. James Open Day
The St. James Rural Development Authority (RADA) will be hosting its’ Open Day......
RADA | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

National Gallery Saturday Art Time hosts The Parents’ Edition
Every Saturday, for the month of November 2015, the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) will be hosting a workshop series entitled “Saturday Art-Time: the Parents’ Edition.”.....
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2015-10-30 00:00:00

UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean "In Action” on Sustainable Development for the Caribbean
As UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) celebrates its 70th anniversary, Secretaries-General from 12 Caribbean territories have been “in meetings this week in Mont.....
| 2015-10-29 00:00:00

Vaz calls on Prime Minister to remove Health Minister
West Portland MP Daryl Vaz has added his voice to the call on the Prime Minister to remove Dr. Fenton Ferguson from his position as Health Minister in light of his ill-fated stewardship of the health .....
| 2015-10-29 00:00:00

Digicel Kickstart Academy changing lives for the better
The Kick Start Academy continues to unearth amazing talent from across the region and, with regional coaches and football aficionados keeping up with the progress of the boys, they shared their though.....
Digicel | 2015-10-29 00:00:00

No Gold Mining currently taking place in Jamaica
The Mines and Geology Division (MGD) has noted that there is a misconception that exploration activities being conducted in various areas in St. Catherine and Clarendon are being characterised as mini.....
| 2015-10-29 00:00:00

Information Minister clarifies OUR involvement in Bill Review
The Minister with Responsibility for Information wishes to clarify recent reports in the media based on a News Release from the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) alleging the OUR was not apprised o.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-10-29 00:00:00

Mechanical problems & turbidity affect operations of Belle Plain Well - Clarendon
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers in sections of Clarendon who are served by the Belle Plain Well that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their water supply is d.....
National Water Commission | 2015-10-28 00:00:00

Jamaican Company to receive research permit for medicinal ganja
Timeless Herbal Care has once again created history as the first Jamaican company to be awarded a research and development permit for medicinal ganja from Hon Minister Phillip Paulwell on Thursday .....
| 2015-10-28 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica receives Universal Service Fund $20M Grant Funding
Faster Internet connectivity; an increase in the number of simultaneous connections and expansion to the wireless networks, are just some of the welcomed benefits to be enjoyed by students, staff and .....
University of Technology | 2015-10-28 00:00:00

Boys’ Town 75th Anniversary Church Service & Launch
The longstanding Jamaican institution, Boys’ Town, will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in November 2015......
| 2015-10-28 00:00:00

Tourism must be engine of social and economic development says Minister McNeill
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, said the unprecedented wave of investments taking place in the tourism sector must be used as a tool for social and economic developmen.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-10-28 00:00:00

JPS announces Debt Amnesty
JPS is announcing that it will embark on an islandwide Debt Amnesty Programme, which will offer delinquent customers an opportunity to negotiate up to 70% off debts owed to the Utility......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-10-27 00:00:00

NMJ launches its latest exhibition this Saturday
National Museum Jamaica, a Division of the Institute of Jamaica, an Agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture presents its latest exhibition, 'UPRISING: Morant Bay, 1865 and its Afterlives'.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-10-27 00:00:00

Gore Family Foundation's website up and running
The Phillip & Christine Gore Family Foundation's website was officially launched on October 9, 2015 at one of the schools now firmly under the Foundation's wing - The Shady Grove Basic School at 217 O.....
Gore Developments Limited | 2015-10-27 00:00:00

Economic deceleration affects the region’s labor market in 2015
The deceleration of economic growth seen during 2015 is affecting labor indicators in the region and will take the urban unemployment rate to 6.6% this year, after marking 6.0% in 2014, according to n.....
| 2015-10-27 00:00:00

Jamaica one of the top ten most improved economies for doing business
The World Bank has named Jamaica one of the most improved economies in which to do business globally in the newly released Doing Business Report 2016 (DBR 2016)......
JAMPRO | 2015-10-27 00:00:00

Digicel Kickstart Academy blazes into Sabina Park
With football fostering team spirit and camaraderie and often providing the path to personal betterment and increased self-confidence for the region’s youth, the Digicel Kick Start Academy blazed into.....
Digicel | 2015-10-27 00:00:00

African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica to hold Commemorative Morant Bay Rebellion Symposium
The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), will be hosting a symposium commemorating the 150th anniversary of the .....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-10-27 00:00:00

Do you know where Nicketa ‘Nickfotoworks’ Thomas & Dwight Brown are?
A reward of $500,000 is being offered through Crime Stop Jamaica for information leading to the safe return of Nicketa ‘Nickfotoworks’ Thomas and Dwight Brown......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-10-27 00:00:00

JQ stands with the Soufriere Community after the fire
CEO of JQ Charles, Gordon Charles, has released this official statement regarding the massive fire on Thursday 22nd, October, which destroyed multiple buildings between Sir Arthur Lewis and Bridge Str.....
| 2015-10-27 00:00:00

State Minister Arnaldo Brown addressed ACP Meeting in Brussels
Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Honourable Arnaldo Brown, led Jamaica’s delegation to a Meeting of Trade Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (AC.....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-10-27 00:00:00

Young Jamaicans Receive certification in Nutraceutical Farming
Jamaica’s participation in the global nutraceutical industry and the country’s job creation effort was given a boost on October 22, 2015 when 31 young Jamaicans were presented with certification as nu.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-10-27 00:00:00

Prime Minister hosts Reception to congratulate athletes
As part of the activities for Heritage Month 2015, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller recently hosted a Reception at Vale Royal to congratulate and express gratitude on behalf of the nation, to the .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-10-26 00:00:00

Special Task Force for UHWI
Following a further meeting of the UHWI Board, a task force has been established to monitor and review operations at the University Hospital of the West Indies, aimed at ensuring quick implementation .....
| 2015-10-26 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica to confer Honorary Degrees on Sir Godfrey Palmer & Hon Lascelles Chin, OJ
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) will confer honorary degrees on revered Scientist and Human Rights Activist, Prof. Emeritus Sir Godfrey Palmer, OBE and distinguished entreprene.....
University of Technology | 2015-10-26 00:00:00

St. Catherine Business Persons arrested for failure to pay taxes
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) brought four St. Catherine Business persons before the St. Catherine Resident Magistrate’s Court for failing to pay outstanding General Consumption Tax (GCT), Income a.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-10-26 00:00:00

WIPA mourns the passing of Basil Williams
The West Indies Players’ Association is saddened by the passing of former West Indies and Jamaican cricketer Basil Williams......
West Indies Players' Association | 2015-10-26 00:00:00

WIPA extends congratulations to the WI Women’s Team
The West Indies Players’ Association wishes to extend congratulations to the West Indies Women team on their continued outstanding performances......
West Indies Players' Association | 2015-10-25 00:00:00

Turbidity affects operation of Jericho Well & York Street Booster in St. Catherine
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers in sections of St. Catherine who are served by the Jericho Well and York Street Booster Station that the disruption they are currently experien.....
National Water Commission | 2015-10-23 00:00:00

Portmore Municipal Council launches PSDO Mobility Resource Centre
Portmore Municipal Council launches The Portmore Self-Help Disability Organisation (PSDO) Mobility Resource Centre......
Portmore Municipal Council | 2015-10-23 00:00:00

United Nations celebrates 70 years
As the United Nations celebrates seventy years of existence, Jamaica is pleased to join the international community in observing United Nations Day 2015......
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-10-23 00:00:00

Portmore Municipal Council launches PSDO Mobility Resource Centre
Portmore Municipal Council launches The Portmore Self-Help Disability Organisation (PSDO) Mobility Resource Centre......
Portmore Municipal Council | 2015-10-23 00:00:00

Institute of Jamaica mourns the passing of Dr. George R. Proctor
The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) regrets the passing of Dr. George R. Proctor on October 12, 2015 and extends condolences to his children, family members, friends and colleagues......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-10-23 00:00:00

Argentine Cluster Policy Specialists on exploratory mission in Jamaica
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC) recently welcomed a team of Argentine specialists from the Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (SEPYME), a division of the Argentine Minist.....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-10-23 00:00:00

‘First Class’ Scholarship recipients
The annual UWI Mona Presentation of Graduates Ceremonies will take on a new dimension come October 29 and 30 as the first cohort of graduates from among the CB Group UWI 5K scholarship recipients will.....
| 2015-10-23 00:00:00

UTech’s Oral Health Training impacting Jamaica
The College of Oral Health Sciences, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) continues to advance its position as the country’s most comprehensive provider of oral health training at the diplom.....
University of Technology | 2015-10-23 00:00:00

Tourism Operators to begin collecting WTSS starting November 1, 2015
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise that all Large Tourism Operators will be required to begin withholding the 3% Withholding Tax on Specified Services (WTSS) beginning November 1, 2015......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-10-23 00:00:00

Do not politicize health care says PNPYO
The death of any child, regardless of the circumstances, is extremely sad and unfortunate and we extend our sincerest condolences to the families......
PNPYO | 2015-10-23 00:00:00

National Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Database launched
Jamaica’s ability to prevent the introduction of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and manage their spread in the island has been intensified with the launch of the Jamaica Invasive Species Database (JISD).....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-10-22 00:00:00

Development of Entertainment and Sports High on National Agenda
Entertainment and Sports are being viewed by government as two of the pillars of economic opportunity and social mobility for the people......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-10-22 00:00:00

Sheryl Lee Ralph for ‘Keeping Abreast’ Luncheon
The annual staging of the Jamaica Cancer Society / Jamaica Reach to Recovery Keeping Abreast Luncheon, celebrating breast cancer survivorship and solidarity with the cause will take place on Thursday .....
Jamaica Cancer Society | 2015-10-22 00:00:00

Over 2000 to take part in this year’s Reggae Marathon
Some 2500 participants are expected to take part in this year’s Reggae Marathon which is this year celebrating its 15th anniversary......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-10-22 00:00:00

UHWI regrets loss of lives in nurseries
The Minister of Health, the Board, Management and hardworking and caring staff at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) deeply regret the loss of lives in our nurseries......
| 2015-10-21 00:00:00

Michael Sean Harris to perform at NGJ’s Last Sundays
The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for October 25, 2015 will feature the Young Talent 2015 exhibition and a special musical performance by Michael Sean Harris......
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2015-10-21 00:00:00

Returning residents being targeted says JARRR
I am compelled to write again on a sore point as I listen to the spate of murders and criminal activity being publicized across the country in the news media......
| 2015-10-21 00:00:00

Prime Minister Simpson Miller congratulates newly elected Canadian Prime Minister
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau on his Liberal Party’s victory this week......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-10-21 00:00:00

Another 7% drop in electricity bills this month
JPS customers will see yet another reduction of more than 7% in their electricity bills this month, as the Company passes on savings from reduced fuel prices, to its customers......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-10-21 00:00:00

Elitte Club makes a mark in Lime Tree Grove
Sometimes we fall on hard times where we find it difficult to meet our expenses in a timely manner......
| 2015-10-20 00:00:00

National Heroes Day Celebrations in Berlin
The Jamaican Embassy in Berlin celebrated an early National Heroes Day on the 8th October 2015, capitalising on the presence in Germany of tenor soloist, Steve Higgins, the main performer at a recept.....
| 2015-10-20 00:00:00

Minister of National Security in Ecuador on Government Business
Minister Peter Bunting, MP is participating in a Citizen Security Conference in Quito, Ecuador for Monday and Tuesday of this week, and returns to Jamaica on Wednesday, October 21, 2014......
Ministry of National Security | 2015-10-20 00:00:00

Montego Bay Model, Regina Harding to represent Jamaica at Miss Supranational 2015
Regina Harding, who hails from Western Jamaica will represent Jamaica at the Miss Supranational 2015 beauty pageant in Poland......
| 2015-10-20 00:00:00

Phase 2 Rollout of TAJ’s New Tax System set for December
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is continuing preparations to implement the second phase of its new Revenue Administration Integrated System (RAiS), scheduled for roll-out on December 7, 2015......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-10-20 00:00:00

DBJ hosts workshop in use of Venture Capital Legal Tool kit
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) through the Jamaica Venture Capital Programme (JVCP) will host a one-day training workshop for lawyers, investors and fund managers on the documents, templates an.....
| 2015-10-20 00:00:00

Minister of Health meets with UHWI, MOH & SERHA Team
Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson called an emergency meeting this morning on (Saturday, October 17, 2015) with a team from the University Hospital of the West Indies, the Ministry of Health and.....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2015-10-20 00:00:00

The National Police Youth Club Council engages youth in community outreach
The National Police Youth Club Council is a registered youth led organization operating in Jamaica since 1954......
| 2015-10-16 00:00:00

CXC Store launches In-Store Subscription Purchase with ‘GO’ Jamaica
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) and Macmillan Education have partnered with Facey Group to launch an additional payment option for accessing digital CXC past papers via www.cxc-store.com.....
Caribbean Examinations Council | 2015-10-16 00:00:00

GraceKennedy’s sale of its shares in Hardware & Lumber
After an initial announcement by GraceKennedy in May of this year regarding the planned divestment of its shares in subsidiary, Hardware & Lumber (H&L), and follow up announcement in June, that it had.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-10-16 00:00:00

General Food Supermarket Liguanea re-opens
The Public Health Department has granted General Food Supermarket Liguanea permission to re-open after re-inspecting the operations this morning......
| 2015-10-16 00:00:00

Supreme Ventures invests in IFLEX Technology Platform for sports betting
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) announced today, its planned roll-out of a new technology platform, IFLEX, for its sports betting operations......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-10-16 00:00:00

Montserrat Speaker elected Vice-Chairperson of the International Executive Committee of the CPA
The Honourable Shirley M. Osborne, Speaker of the House of Assembly of Montserrat was elected to the position of Vice-Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), at the meeting of.....
| 2015-10-16 00:00:00

Argentina to support Jamaica’s move for Inscription of Reggae
Only four months after securing Jamaica’s first ever historic listing to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List, with the Blue and John Crow Mountains, the Government of Jamaica is set to begin the .....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-10-16 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica Oral Health students bring “Campus Smiles”
Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) and Dental Hygienist students from the College of Oral Health Sciences, UTech, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) along with their faculty advisors brought hundreds of smiles and g.....
University of Technology | 2015-10-16 00:00:00

NSWMA announces collection schedule for parishes served by MPM Waste Management Limited
The MPM Waste Management Limited through the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) advices that effective Friday, 16th October, the collection/pick-up schedule for refuse/garbage in the pa.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-10-15 00:00:00

More emphasis on regional projects for second cycle of The CARICOM Development Fund
THE CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) will be seeking to place greater emphasis on developing and implementing regional projects as the fund enters its Second Funding Cycle of operations......
| 2015-10-15 00:00:00

JPS Industrial customers now paying 15 US cents per kilowatt hour
JPS Industrial customers are now paying rates as low as 15 US cents per kilowatt hour for electricity, while those in the residential category are benefitting from a 10-year low of 22 cents per kilowa.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-10-15 00:00:00

NWC Office Closure- Portmore Commercial Office
The National Water Commission is advising customers that its Portmore Commercial Office, located in the Portmore Mall, St. Catherine, will be closed for business this Saturday, October 17, 2015......
National Water Commission | 2015-10-15 00:00:00

Health Facilities developing a culture of good customer service
The health facilities in the Southern Regional Health Authority have been making strides in developing a service-oriented environment focused on continuous improvement in its operations......
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-10-15 00:00:00

Government Senators should act with independent thought
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, is on the eve of debate of the CCJ Bill, calling on the thirteen Government Senators to be bold in thought and act .....
G2K | 2015-10-15 00:00:00

FFP sends aid to Bahamas after Hurricane Joaquin
Food For The Poor (FFP) has responded to the urgent request of Bahamians to provide aid to areas of the islands devastated by Hurricane Joaquin......
PROComm | 2015-10-15 00:00:00

NDM says ‘the People Must Decide’
The National Democratic Movement notes with great interest the unusual news release issued by eight [8] interest groups in an attempt to thwart the peoples’ participation in a highly significant deci.....
National Democratic Movement | 2015-10-15 00:00:00

Portmore Municipal Council Heroes Day Civic and Awards Ceremony
In celebration of our National Heroes and also in recognition of our local citizenry who dedicated themselves to serving the Municipality of Portmore the Portmore Municipal Council will be hosting our.....
Portmore Municipal Council | 2015-10-15 00:00:00

Message from IMPACT Justice in collaboration with Crime Stoppers on Conflict Resolution Day
The Improved Access to Justice (IMPACT Justice) Project is being funded by the Government of Canada under a Collaboration Agreement with the UWI, Cave Hill Campus......
| 2015-10-15 00:00:00

Tourism Minister congratulates Marlon James on Major Literary Award
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has extended congratulations to Jamaican author Marlon James on winning Britain’s most prestigious literary award, the Man Booker prize.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-10-14 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affect sections of St. Catherine & Clarendon
National Water Commission customers in sections of St. Catherine who are served by the Sue River Water Treatment Plant are being advised that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their se.....
National Water Commission | 2015-10-14 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica/JFF/JMMB collaborate for Futsal FIFA Coaching Course
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.), Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) have collaborated in the thrust to advance the game of futsal in Jamaica w.....
University of Technology | 2015-10-14 00:00:00

Photo Release: Karisma Hotels & Resorts announces US$900 Million Mega Hotel Project
Karisma Hotels and Resorts’ announces of plans to invest more than US$900 million in a mega hotel project in Llandovery, St Ann, which will be completed in eight to ten years......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-10-14 00:00:00

Water restrictions continue for NWC customers
Despite the instances of rainfall experienced in some sections of the island over the last few weeks, and the easing of the water restrictions in some areas, the National Water Commission is reporting.....
National Water Commission | 2015-10-14 00:00:00

IOJ congratulates Marlon James on copping prestigious Man Booker Prize
The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) congratulates its 2013 Silver Musgrave awardee, Marlon James, who yesterday created history as the first Jamaican-born author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-10-14 00:00:00

Top up online or via the app for a chance to win USD $4000
Digicel Diaspora launched its latest promotion where prepaid customers get the chance to win USD $4,000 cash by simply topping up through the new Digicel Top Up app or via DigicelTopUp.com for the fir.....
Digicel | 0000-00-00 00:00:00

Red Stripe to launch new brand campaign
Red Stripe, Jamaica ’s iconic beer company, is scheduled to launch its latest brand campaign this evening Wednesday October 14......
| 2015-10-14 00:00:00

Student entrepreneurs set to benefit from UTech, Jamaica Business Model Competition
Members of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) student body are now all abuzz with their new business ideas and ventures for entry into the 2015/2016 UTech, JA. Business Model Competiti.....
University of Technology | 2015-10-14 00:00:00

The icons of cricket play on American soil for first time
Global cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will headline a star-studded lineup of renowned cricket players from around the world in the inaugural “Cricket All-Stars,” a three-game series in.....
| 2015-10-14 00:00:00

Prime Minister Simpson Miller meets delegation from China Construction & China Harbour
A delegation from China Communication & Construction Company (CCCC) and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller today (Tuesday, Oc.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-10-14 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica International Conference to highlight hydrogen as a sustainable domestic fuel
The findings of a University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) led research project focusing on the sustainable production of hydrogen as a fuel for domestic cooking, will form the basis of presenta.....
University of Technology | 2015-10-13 00:00:00

We need practical solutions not political opportunism, Mr. Holness!
The People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) is ashamed and embarrassed at the fact that Andrew Holness is a representative of Youth participation in Jamaica’s Governance process. Andrew Hol.....
PNPYO | 2015-10-13 00:00:00

A National Museum Jamaica Exhibition special opening event to be held on October 31
In the years following the Emancipation from slavery, a new class of ambitious Black Jamaicans rose up to challenge the status quo and the colonial elite......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-10-13 00:00:00

Western Jamaica to receive free eye care services
Hundreds of persons in western Jamaica are set to benefit from a free eye care clinic, which is being facilitated by Great Shape! Inc. and the Sandals Foundation at the Lucea Christian Fellowship Chur.....
Sandals Resorts | 2015-10-13 00:00:00

Jamaica joins International Community in observing IDDR 2015
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) joins the United Nation International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in commemorating International Day for Disaster Redu.....
ODPEM | 2015-10-12 00:00:00

Aircraft Incident Advisory from JCAA
On Monday, October 12, 2015, at approximately 3:22 p.m., a Delta Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft was taxiing for take-off from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, when the crew r.....
Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority | 2015-10-12 00:00:00

Update - Broken pipeline disrupts water supply in sections of St. Andrew
The National Water Commission is advising that the broken 9” pipeline on the Seaview Filter Plant distribution network in St. Andrew, which was reported last week, continues to affect water supply......
National Water Commission | 2015-10-13 00:00:00

Photo Release: Guardian Life sponsored UWI Premium Teaching Lecture
Guardian Life sponsored UWI Premium Teaching Open Lecture......
Guardian Life Limited | 2015-10-13 00:00:00

2016 Katalyxt Youth Innovators’ Competition (YIC) launched October 8
The launch of Katalyxt 2016 YIC took place at the Jose Marti Technical High School on Thursday, 8th October 2015......
| 2015-10-12 00:00:00

Fifteen adolescent mothers benefit from a Skills - Training Sewing Workshop
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) recently offered its support to the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) in staging a workshop to develop the creative potential of adolescent mothers, and.....
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation | 2015-10-12 00:00:00

Launch of Historic Bogue Conversion Project takes place on October 13
JPS is announcing that the official launch of the highly anticipated Bogue Gas Conversion Project, will take place on Tuesday October 13, at a ceremony to be held at the power plant in Montego Bay......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-10-12 00:00:00

10,600 turned out for Special Needs
On Saturday, October 10 at 7:00pm over 10,600 lined up on the Waterfront, downtown, Kingston to participate the Digicel Imagine 5K Run......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-10-12 00:00:00

JLP expresses regret at passing of Hopeton Caven and Clive Dobson
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wishes to express the regret felt by party members and supporters over the passing of two giants of the Jamaican labour movement and former members of the Senate, the Ho.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-10-12 00:00:00

Reckless use of the roads taking lives
The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing is reporting that reckless use of the roads continues to result in loss of lives. As of October 8, 283 persons have been killed fro.....
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2015-10-09 00:00:00

Operational challenges affect sections of St. Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising customers in several sections of St. Catherine that the disruption they are currently experiencing is as a result of operational challenges at the Nutshell Re.....
National Water Commission | 2015-10-09 00:00:00

160 households benefit from house wiring under JPS Community Renewal Programme
JPS is reporting that 160 households in the McGregor Gardens community of St. Andrew have benefitted from free house wiring under the Company’s Community Renewal Programme......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-10-09 00:00:00

Addressing Disaster Risk Reduction in a post 2015 framework
The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) through its Directorate of Disaster Risk Reduction convened the 23rd Meeting of the Special Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction at the ACS Secretariat in Por.....
| 2015-10-09 00:00:00

JMA to honour Excellence in Manufacturing at Annual Awards Banquet
The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) will once again be honouring manufacturers for their outstanding achievements in the sector, at its 47th Annual Awards Banquet to be held at the Jamaica Pe.....
Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association | 2015-10-09 00:00:00

Thwaites calls on The Mico to set the pace for Teaching
Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites called on The Mico University College to set the pace for the teaching profession in Jamaica by ensuring that its graduates are globally marketable......
The Mico University College | 2015-10-09 00:00:00

Prime Minister Simpson Miller pays tribute to Trade Unionist Hopeton Caven
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has described trade unionist and former Senator, Hopeton Caven as a pioneer in the representation of workers and a distinguished son of Jamaica whose strong belief.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-10-09 00:00:00

Erna Brodber’s Jane and Lousia will soon come Home” takes on a new life as Ratoon: A New Jamaica
The month of October is abuzz with excitement at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts with the 3rd. biennial Rex Nettleford Arts Conference which features prominently a special da.....
Edna Manley College | 2015-10-09 00:00:00

Matalon, Holung, NCB among nominees for AMCHAM Awards Gala
The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) is in receipt of several nominations for its Business & Civic Leadership Awards & Banquet on Tuesday October 13 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel......
| 2015-10-09 00:00:00

$2.3 billion private hospital catering to Jamaicans and international visitors opens
Montego Bay, is now home to a multibillion dollar state-of-the art medical facility, catering to Jamaican and international clienteles......
| 2015-10-08 00:00:00

Students’ stand with Jade
The National Secondary Students’ Council (NSSC) is writing in response to the article published in Thursdays’ Gleaner (October 8, 2015) entitled ‘St. Hilda’s High defends stripping head girl of post’......
| 2015-10-09 00:00:00

Jamaicans to observe 150th Anniversary of the Morant Bay Uprising on October 11th
The Ministry of Youth and Culture has partnered with the St Thomas 150th Planning Committee to host the 150th Anniversary of the Morant Bay Uprising, this Sunday, October 11, 2015......
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-10-08 00:00:00

Five Youth Groups Win RAP Human Rights Action Grants to Effect Community Change
Awareness of Human Rights has empowered youth in volatile communities to work for change on crucial issues that affect their lives......
Rights Awareness Programme | 2015-10-09 00:00:00

NPTAJ concerned over withdrawal of student’s appointment as Head Girl
The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica is expressing concern over the decision by the St. Hilda’s High School to withdraw a student’s appointment as Head Girl for religious reasons......
National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) | 2015-10-08 00:00:00

Corrective works completed at Portmore Pines Waste Water Plant
Corrective works completed at Portmore Pines Waste Water Plant.....
National Water Commission | 2015-10-08 00:00:00

NWC amnesty ends this Friday
The last leg of the NWC’s Cruncher 180 promotion comes to an end this Friday, October 9, 2015......
National Water Commission | 2015-10-08 00:00:00

Buckle up and wear helmets appeals the NRSC
The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is greatly concerned about the fact that thousands of Jamaicans refuse to wear seat belts, especially in the back seats of motor vehicles during transportation .....
PROComm | 2015-10-08 00:00:00

Bunting dissing Jamaicans says Young Jamaica
Young Jamaica has accused National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, of "dissing" the Jamaican people by his dismissive and callous posture in relation to the announced UK prison deal......
Young Jamaica | 2015-10-08 00:00:00

Fayval Williams demits Kingston Properties Limited to pursue representational politics
Fayval Williams, Executive Director of Kingston Properties Limited, announced that she would step down from her position as Executive Director effective October 31, 2015 to pursue her goal of represen.....
| 2015-10-08 00:00:00

Global Competitiveness Report confirms PSOJ concerns about business environment challenges
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) notes the recent release of the 2015/16 Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-10-08 00:00:00

Point Global Marketing Limited & eMedia Interactive Limited have merged
I’m pleased to announce that Point Global Marketing has entered into an agreement with eMedia Interactive Limited that involves a merger of both companies......
| 2015-10-08 00:00:00

44 members of CCRP enjoy outing to Milk River Hotel & Spa
Forty-four members of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) had an enjoyable and refreshing outing to the Milk River Hotel and Spa in Clarendon on Sunday, October 4......
Caribbean Community of Retired Persons | 2015-10-07 00:00:00

Prime Minister to be guest speaker at Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence
Prime Minister the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller will be the guest speaker at the 11th Annual Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence, scheduled to take place at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New .....
CHASE Fund | 2015-10-07 00:00:00

INTERCOL Executive 2015-2019; Season Opens
The Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Association (INTERCOL) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 4, 2015 on the campus of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Passley Ga.....
| 2015-10-07 00:00:00

NWC signs US$4M Sewerage Rehab Contracts
As the National Water Commission (NWC) continues to improve and upgrade its facilities across the island two sewerage treatment plants stand to benefit from significant expansion and rehabilitation wo.....
National Water Commission | 2015-10-07 00:00:00

STEP Centre making moves
Since receiving the keys to its new home in April 2014 from Digicel Foundation, the STEP Centre has continued to enrich the lives of its students who have special needs......
Digicel | 2015-10-07 00:00:00

Junior Kelly set to release 10th studio album
Junior Kelly, who is among Jamaica’s finest Conscious Voices, Songwriter extraordinaire and Reggae Music’s most prolific exponent, is set to release his 10th studio album for Austrian based label Irie.....
| 2015-10-07 00:00:00

Aboriginal Community Media: An Evening with Dr. Raven Sinclair
The 60s scoop is a shameful and little-known era of Canadian history. Following on the heels of the century-long residential schools system, it saw thousands of First Nations children forcibly taken f.....
| 2015-10-07 00:00:00

Government has no intention to change arrangements governing use of Voter ID System
At a meeting with the Hanover Lay Magistrates Association last week, a suggestion was made to the Minister of National Security that a national identification card should be developed for all adults, .....
Ministry of National Security | 2015-10-07 00:00:00

ODPEM continues to support the Bahamas Response Operations
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) continues to support the Bahamas Response Operations being lead by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) conti.....
ODPEM | 2015-10-07 00:00:00

Primary School Workers to get retroactive payment next week
The Ministry of Education is advising non-teaching staff in primary schools that next week Friday they will receive the first of a two-part payment of retroactive monies owed to them......
Ministry of Education | 2015-10-07 00:00:00

October 7 Is World Day For Decent Work
Wednesday, October 7 Is WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK......
PROComm | 2015-10-07 00:00:00

Prime Minister apologises for being unable to keep speaking commitments
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will be unable to keep a number of scheduled speaking engagements this week as a result of laryngitis......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Digicel not progressing IPO at this time
Digicel has decided not to proceed with its planned IPO at this time......
Digicel | 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Call for applications for the 2015-16 Direct Aid Program
This is a call for applications for the 2015-16 Direct Aid Program DAP round......
Australian High Commission | 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Purity re-launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Recognizing breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Jamaica, Consolidated Bakeries Limited, through its Purity brand, will once again join the breast cancer fight this October a.....
Consolidated Bakeries Ltd | 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Latin America’s slowdown puts pressure on jobs and household incomes says World Bank
Four years of an economic downturn are beginning to have adverse effects on jobs and household incomes in Latin America and the Caribbean......
World Bank Organization | 2015-10-06 00:00:00

DBJ hosts workshop in use of Venture Capital Legal Tool kit
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) through the Jamaica Venture Capital Programme (JVCP) will host a one-day training workshop for lawyers on the documents, templates and best practices that are rel.....
| 2015-10-06 00:00:00

JBA and JIFS set to host 4THAnnual Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Financing of Terrorism Conference
The Jamaica Bankers Association & the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services will on Monday October 12 and Tuesday October 13, host its 4th Annual Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Financing of Terrorism.....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-10-06 00:00:00

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is internationally observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this month the Jamaica Cancer Society engages in several activities to increase awareness about the disease......
Jamaica Cancer Society | 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Major UN Treaty comes into force - small island leaders say they “will not be left behind”
The 30 September 2015 is etched in the history books of the United Nations (UN), observing the triumphant announcement of the entry into force of the SIDS DOCK Treaty, and the legal recognition of thi.....
| 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Statement by the Hon. Derrick Kellier on the passing of Mr. Clive Dobson
Former Senator and President of the National Workers’ Union (NWU), Clive Dobson, who died at the age of 80, was one of Jamaica’s most dynamic trade union leaders in the post-independence era......
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Susan Lycett Davis (‘Dr Sue’) featured in Broward 100’s Historic and Spectacular Broadway Style Production
On Saturday October 3, 2015, the production ‘WE – The Passion & Rhythm of the People’ was staged in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to a sold out audience......
| 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Clive Dobson: A formidable anchor in the Trade Union Movement, says PM
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the passing of Trade Unionist and former Senator Clive Dobson, is great loss to Jamaica, especially the trade union movement......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Jamaica Ambassador to the United States the Hon. Ralph Thomas presented with book
Mark Milward, WISC Editorial Board member, presented Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, H.E. The Hon. Ralph S. Thomas with the book "Soldiers of the Soil", by Fay Clarke Johnson......
| 2015-10-06 00:00:00

CARICOM Development Fund well positioned for Second Funding Cycle 2015 - 2020
THE CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) is well positioned for its Second Funding Cycle 2015 to 2020 after establishing a solid base during its first cycle and an in-depth review of its operations......
| 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Tourism Awareness Week 2015 Exhibition a resounding success
Activities for Tourism Awareness Week 2015 ended on a very high-note on Friday October 2, 2015 with an interactive exhibition that highlighted the many opportunities available in the tourism industry......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Update on Caribbean Airlines Network Plans
Caribbean Airlines having conducted a detailed review of its network, consistent with the current competitive environment, has taken the difficult decision to withdraw the Boeing 767 fleet from its op.....
| 2015-10-06 00:00:00

Minister McNeill congratulates Adam Stewart on being named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has congratulated Chief Executive Officer of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), Adam Stewart, on being named the Caribbean Hotel and .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-10-05 00:00:00

SJF demonstrates its commitment and support of Foreign Language Teaching
Close to 250 Foreign language teachers island-wide gathered together for their Annual General Meeting at the Ministry of Education’s Caenwood Auditorium on Friday, October 2, to share information, ide.....
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation | 2015-10-05 00:00:00

Telecoms gift to University Hospital keeps “Flowing”
The University Hospital has received a new stress ECG Treadmill system from telecommunications firm FLOW that will benefit patients of the Cardiology Department......
FlowJamaica | 2015-10-05 00:00:00

JPS working to restore power supply to areas without power
JPS is reporting that our work crews are making every effort to have power supply restored to a number of areas that are without electricity due to the adverse weather conditions associated with Hurri.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-10-04 00:00:00

Jamaica coordinates relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin’s impact on the Bahamas
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), a participating State of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Agency (CDEMA), and Sub-Regional Focal Point for the North-Western Carib.....
ODPEM | 2015-10-04 00:00:00

Caricom Development Fund praised for good first funding cycle performance
THE Chairman of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), the Hon. Claude Hogan, has highly praised the Barbados-based CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) for its deliberate focus on .....
| 2015-10-05 00:00:00

Jamaica ranks 86 in Global Competitiveness Index
Jamaica has retained its ranking of 86 in the recently published Global Competitiveness Report, which was introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2004......
JAMPRO | 2015-10-02 00:00:00

Industry Minister promotes re-investment and logistics opportunities on Europe mission
A Jamaican delegation recently undertook an investment promotion mission to Europe in an effort to promote expansion opportunities within Jamaica......
JAMPRO | 2015-10-02 00:00:00

72 year old former inmate to be housed in private nursing home
The Ministry of National Security has made arrangements for 72 year Vernal Walford to be temporarily accommodated in a private nursing home, with a view to having him moved to an infirmary by the end .....
Ministry of National Security | 2015-10-02 00:00:00

Jamaica urges United Nations to renew and prioritise commitment to action
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable A. J. Nicholson, delivered Jamaica’s policy statement at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, today, October 2.....
| 2015-10-02 00:00:00

Senior Tax Collector sentenced to imprisonment
Mr. Denford Edwards, Senior Tax Collector, Tax Administration Jamaica, who was arrested and charged by the Revenue Protection Division (RPD), was sentenced to nine (9) months imprisonment, having bee.....
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2015-10-02 00:00:00

Net Billing Programme is overdue
Internationally it has been proven that Net Billing/Net Metering is very effective policy and financial tools to achieve the rapid addition of clean renewable energy to a countries sustainable energy .....
| 2015-10-02 00:00:00

Jamaica Customs exceeds target for the month of September 2015
Jamaica Customs has exceeded the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP) revenue target of J$12.950B for the month of September 2015, by collecting J$15.093B, in gross revenue......
Jamaica Customs Department | 2015-10-02 00:00:00

Yoplait launches “Friends in the Fight against Breast Cancer” website
For many years Yoplait has shown its strong support in the Fight Against Breast Cancer, and has done much work to raise awareness......
| 2015-10-01 00:00:00

‘Dignity in Mental Health’ takes the spotlight for Mental Health Week
For Mental Health Week, the spotlight will be on ‘Dignity in Mental Health’ as awareness is heightened to ensure that persons with mental health conditions can enjoy dignity and human rights......
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-10-01 00:00:00

Second India-CARICOM Ministerial meeting
The Second India – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministerial Meeting was held in New York on September 30, 2015 in the margins of the 70th session of the UNGA......
| 2015-10-01 00:00:00

Shemar Shand receives the GraceKennedy Foundation/Adrian Wallace Bursary Award
Shemar Shand, a lower sixth-form student at Calabar High, is the recipient of the 2015 Adrian Wallace Bursary Award from the GraceKennedy Foundation......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-09-30 00:00:00

JA/UK Prison Deal is selling Jamaicans a 6 for 9 says Young Jamaica
The youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is urging the Jamaican Parliament to flatly and unanimously reject the terms of the Memorandum (MOU) of Understanding signed between Jamaica's Security .....
Young Jamaica | 2015-09-30 00:00:00

NSSC to train hundreds of student councillors
The National Secondary Students’ Council – NSSC is the governing body for students’ councils at the secondary level......
| 2015-09-30 00:00:00

PNPYO urges the Government to reject £25m prison offer
The People’s National Party Youth Organization (PNPYO) is urging the Government of Jamaica to reject the offer of £25M from British Prime Minister David Cameron for the construction of a prison facili.....
PNPYO | 2015-09-30 00:00:00

Digicel is first operator to implement ad control technology
Digicel, a leading provider of communications and entertainment services to customers in the Caribbean and South Pacific, announced today that it is deploying ad control technology at the network leve.....
Digicel | 2015-09-30 00:00:00

NWC, Unions to meet in Emergency Meeting at Labour Ministry
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has scheduled an Emergency Conciliatory Meeting today (Wednesday, September 30, 2015) at 2:30 p.m. at its North Street offices to meet with representatives .....
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2015-09-30 00:00:00

MOU between GOJ & UK Government to improve prison conditions in Jamaica
The Government of Jamaica through the Ministry of National Security has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of the United Kingdom to improve the conditions under.....
Ministry of National Security | 2015-09-30 00:00:00

We expect an apology from Prime Minister Cameron says PNPYO
British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to arrive in Jamaica today, Tuesday September 29, 2015 for an official visit......
PNPYO | 2015-09-29 00:00:00

Granddaughter of Music Superstar heads to MIPCOM
Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of music legend Bob Marley, is heading to MIPCOM in Cannes France October 5th to 8th 2015 as part of a group of young emerging filmmakers sponsored by the Media Busi.....
| 2015-09-29 00:00:00

Search on for 2016 Festival Song
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, is now accepting entries for the 2016 Jamaica Festival Song Competition......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-09-29 00:00:00

Lions Club of St. Andrew donates school supplies
On Tuesday, September 22, 2015 the Lions Club of St. Andrew continued its giving of "Back-toSchool Supplies" by handing over a quantity of Mathematics and English Books to the Liguanea Preparatory Sch.....
| 2015-09-29 00:00:00

School, Education Ministry issue hits another St. Ann constituency
Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for North West St. Ann, Othneil Lawrence, is questioning whetherthe residents of Dunbarton and Liberty Hill in the constituency are being taken for a ride by the Ministe.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-09-29 00:00:00

First Caribbean-based International Land and Property Consultancy launched
Former Consultant to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), and Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) – Jamal Browne – believes that there is an urgent need for matters related to land.....
| 2015-09-29 00:00:00

Students get over $800,000 from JTA Co-operative Credit Union
Three final year students from the University of the West Indies and one student from the secondary sector were awarded $845,000 for their academic performance at the Tertiary and Secondary levels by .....
| 2015-09-29 00:00:00

Photo Release: A Ganar Alliance Programme Graduation Ceremony
A Ganar Alliance Programme Graduation Ceremony......
| 2015-09-28 00:00:00

Photo Release: ISO Information Security Management Workshop
ISO Information Security Management Workshop......
| 2015-09-28 00:00:00

Guiding Principles for Cannabis Industry
Since the formal establishment of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) some four months ago, there has been much speculation among the public regarding the development of a legal marijuana and hemp .....
| 2015-09-28 00:00:00

Extensive mechanical repairs to affect water supply to sections of Clarendon
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers in Clarendon who are served by the Goshen Well that they will be without their usual water supply, as the facility has been taken out of operat.....
National Water Commission | 2015-09-28 00:00:00

Boy’ Town Mentorship Department conducts tracer study of students
The Boy’ Town mentorship department has conducted a tracer study of students who attended the Boys’ Town 15-18 Youth Development Programme at-risk program, started in 2009 and confirmed the challen.....
| 2015-09-28 00:00:00

Shortwood Teachers’ College celebrates its 130th Anniversary
Shortwood Teachers’ College celebrates its 130th Anniversary on September 28th 2015......
| 2015-09-28 00:00:00

CDF praised for good first funding cycle performance
THE Chairman of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), the Hon. Claude Hogan, has highly praised the Barbados-based CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) for its deliberate focus on .....
| 2015-09-28 00:00:00

Sustainable Development must place people at the centre of Development, Jamaica tells UN
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable AJ Nicholson, hailed the adoption of the new international development framework by the United Nations in an address to world lead.....
| 2015-09-27 00:00:00

JANAAC Signatory Scope extended to include Medical Lab Accreditation
The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), one of the trade facilitation arms of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, has signed a Multi-Lateral Arrangement (MLA) with the I.....
| 2015-09-28 00:00:00

Former NBA players & Former NBA coach to host Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp
Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that former NBA players, Muggsy Bogues and Adonal Foyle will join former NBA head coach P.J. Carlesimo at the Digicel NBA Jumpstar.....
Digicel | 2015-09-25 00:00:00

QualityWorks Consulting Group trains Start-Up Jamaica on Agile Methodologies
On Monday, September 28th, QualityWorks Consulting Group’s top consultants will donate their expertise and experience to the entrepreneurs of Start-Up Jamaica......
| 2015-09-25 00:00:00

ACIJ/JMB to screen documentary on German Town
The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, will present the screening of .....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-09-25 00:00:00

Government of Jamaica preparing to host special guests
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the Government is preparing to host official visits to Jamaica by two special guests of the Government of Jamaica between September 29 and October 1......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-09-25 00:00:00

Water Minister missing in action says G2K
On the heels of the National Water Commission announcing increased water restrictions for Kingston and St. Andrew, Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party,.....
G2K | 2015-09-24 00:00:00

IMPACT Justice hosting Regional Oil & Gas Workshop in Barbados
Canadian government funded, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project is hosting a training and competency development workshop on Oil and Gas in the Caribbean......
| 2015-09-24 00:00:00

12 Special Needs institutions to benefit from 2015 Digicel 5K ‘Imagine’ Run
Twelve special needs organisations across the island will this year benefit from the proceeds of the Digicel 5K ‘Imagine’ Run, which is slated to be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in downtown King.....
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-09-24 00:00:00

NHT Contribution Refunds for NCB Prepaid Keycard Holders
National Commercial Bank Jamaica (NCB) Limited Prepaid Keycard holders are now able to access their National Housing Trust (NHT) contribution refunds using their Prepaid Card......
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2015-09-24 00:00:00

GK Group CEO announces executive changes within GK Foods
GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby has announced that there will be changes to the Executive Leadership within GraceKennedy Foods effective October 1, 2015 as part of the Group’s succession and transiti.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-09-24 00:00:00

Better days ahead for Jones Park Basic School
The Jones Park Basic School in Manchioneal, Portland has been transformed into a model school 60 years after it was established......
CHASE Fund | 2015-09-24 00:00:00

Full services restored to May Pen Revenue Service Centre
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising the public that full service has been restored to the May Pen Revenue Service Centre, as the technical issue impacting its systems have been resolved......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-09-24 00:00:00

Regional shipping interests to deliberate on logistics
As required by its constitution, the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) will tend to the business of the organization at its Annual General Meeting to be held on October 19 - 21, 2015 in Cartagena, .....
The Shipping Association of Jamaica | 2015-09-23 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica Knights win 6th UWI/UTech, Jamaica Sports Championship
The UTech, Ja. Knights emerged winners of the sixth UWI/UTech, Ja. Sports Championship held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the UTech, Jamaica Papine campus......
University of Technology | 2015-09-23 00:00:00

NDM requests answers from the NWC
The National Democratic Movement (NDM) is most concerned about the recent announcement by the National Water Commission (NWC) that some communities will be receiving piped water twice (2) per week......
National Democratic Movement | 2015-09-23 00:00:00

AppForMore introduces geographiQ Android app
AppForMore is introducing the fun, exciting, and educational geographiQ app as a refreshing and interactive way for users to either learn geography, brush up their skills, or further advance their ski.....
| 2015-09-23 00:00:00

Systems offline at May Pen Revenue Service Centre
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising the public that the May Pen Revenue Service Centre will not be fully operational this morning due to a technical issue......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-09-23 00:00:00

Awards for David "Wagga" Hunt Memorial Scholarship Programme to be made September 26
The presentation of awards for the DAVID "WAGGA" HUNT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME will be made on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015, starting at 12:30 PM, at the UWI Mona in Lecture Room 1B at the Facul.....
| 2015-09-22 00:00:00

Petrojam assures continuity of fuel supply to the market
Petrojam Limited has assured that industrial action taken by members of the Petroleum Workers Association (PWA) will not affect the supply of fuel to the market......
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-09-22 00:00:00

Digicel Foundation launches 2015 Mobile Science Lab Initiative
Fifteen high schools will be receiving state-of-the-art Mobile Science Labs this academic year......
Digicel Foundation | 2015-09-22 00:00:00

McDonald heads new JCC Board
Warren McDonald was returned to the post of President of the 236 year old Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) at the business association’s Annual General Meeting earlier today......
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2015-09-22 00:00:00

The European Union maintains support to Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean
The impact of disasters caused by extreme natural phenomena in the Caribbean region is constantly on the rise, despite national and regional efforts to prepare, respond and mitigate the worst effects......
| 2015-09-22 00:00:00

IOJ regrets the passing of celebrated Jamaican novelist, Anthony C. Winkler
The Institute of Jamaica expresses its deepest regret at the passing of noted Jamaican born novelist, Anthony C. Winkler, who was presented with his Musgrave Gold medal for distinguished eminence in t.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-09-22 00:00:00

NGJ’s Last Sundays to feature Quilt Performing Arts Company
The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for September 27, 2015 will feature the Young Talent 2015 exhibition and a performance by the Quilt Performing Arts Company......
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2015-09-22 00:00:00

National Breastfeeding Week 2015 to focus on breastfeeding and the workplace
This year’s celebration of National Breastfeeding Week will be observed under the theme, “Breastfeeding and Work- Let’s Make it Work” which is aiming to galvanize support from all sectors to enable wo.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-09-22 00:00:00

Cabinet focuses on economy, growth agenda at start of Two–Day Retreat
As preparations begin for the 2016/2017 Financial Year, Cabinet is meeting in Retreat Sessions on Monday and Tuesday, September 21 and 22......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-09-22 00:00:00

Water supply schedule for Mona & Hope Areas
The National Water Commission is advising that in light of the ongoing drought conditions and the adverse effects on some of its water supply systems, it has made changes to the supply periods for cus.....
National Water Commission | 2015-09-21 00:00:00

Simpson Miller’s grand announcements are nothing but a sham says Young Jamaica
Young Jamaica, the youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has accused Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of not telling the entire story about the true state of the country......
Young Jamaica | 2015-09-21 00:00:00

Sector Leaders upbeat about continued growth in Tourism
Boosted by a 3.1 percent increase in arrivals between January and June 2015 over the corresponding period last year, both public and private sector leaders are upbeat over the continued growth in tour.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-09-21 00:00:00

JTA regrets death of 11 year old student
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) expresses deep regret at the death of eleven year old Octavia Smith, a student of the Prickly Pole Primary School in Bensonton St. Ann......
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2015-09-21 00:00:00

Florida Hospital provides exclusive access to Caribbean patients
For more than fifty years, patients have traveled to the United States from across the world in search of the highest quality care for complex problems......
| 2015-09-21 00:00:00

CDF’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan to be revealed at September 22 Meeting
THE new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), Rodinald Soomer, will reveal that organisation’s Strategic Plan for its second funding cycle (2015-2020) during the Fifth A.....
| 2015-09-21 00:00:00

Mechanical problems disrupt water supply in sections of St. Thomas
The National Water Commission wishes to advise that the East Albion Well in St. Thomas is currently out of operation due to mechanical problems......
National Water Commission | 2015-09-21 00:00:00

PSOJ urges government to maintain economic and fiscal programme ahead of elections
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is seeing signs of improvement in the economy and fiscal accounts, as a result of the current economic and fiscal reform programme......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-09-21 00:00:00

Economist Rodinald Soomer is CDF’S new CEO
The Barbados-based CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) has a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who will lead that organisation through its Second Funding Cycle, 2015-2020......
| 2015-09-21 00:00:00

Transport Authority becomes the 4th member of The International Conference of Police Chaplains in Jamaica
The Transport Authority, today (September 18, 2015) joined the ranks of three other law enforcement entities in Jamaica that have attained full-fledged membership in Region 12 of the International Con.....
Transport Authority | 2015-09-18 00:00:00

PSOJ concerned about PC Bank governance shortfalls
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is very concerned about the recent reports of the governance and accountability issues at the National People's Cooperative Bank of Jamaica (NPCB)......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-09-18 00:00:00

‘Get the Guns Campaign’ Launch
“Get the Guns;” that is the message from Commissioner of Police Dr. Carl Williams as the ‘Get the Guns Campaign’ was officially launched at the Office of the Commissioner of Police on Thursday, Septem.....
Constabulary Communication Network | 2015-09-18 00:00:00

JLP supports International Coastal Clean-up Day initiative
Opposition Spokesman on Land and the Environment, Senator Alexander Williams, has expressed support on behalf of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), for the annual International Coastal Clean-up Day initi.....
| 2015-09-18 00:00:00

Williams demands clarity on environmental breaches surrounding ‘Noisy’ River project
Opposition Spokesman on Land and the Environment, Senator Alexander Williams, is calling for an official response from North West Manchester Member of Parliament (MP) Mikael Phillips on the glaring en.....
| 2015-09-18 00:00:00

Photo Release: Mexico & Jamaica meet to discuss business opportunities
Ambassador Socorro Flores Liera, Deputy Minister of Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico is currently visiting Jamaica to meet with government officials......
JAMPRO | 2015-09-18 00:00:00

Water restriction continues
As the country continues to grapple with the adverse effects of the drought, the National Water Commission is advising that it continues to implement restrictions and make changes to some of the water.....
National Water Commission | 2015-09-18 00:00:00

Pipeline works to disrupt water supply in sections of Clarendon
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers who are served by the Sheckles Well in Clarendon, that they will experience a disruption in their water supply on Sunday, September 20, 2015 be.....
National Water Commission | 2015-09-18 00:00:00

ACIJ/JMB to hold Commemorative Morant Bay Rebellion Symposium
The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), will be hosting a symposium commemorating the 150th anniversary of the .....
| 2015-09-17 00:00:00

ECJ and NIA host public meeting in Mandeville
Residents of St Elizabeth, Manchester and Clarendon will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the electoral process and share their views on electoral matters at a town hall meeting .....
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2015-09-17 00:00:00

New building plans presented for Wortley Home
Plans for the rebuilding of the Wortley Home for Girls, recently destroyed by fire, have been designed by well-known architect Rivi Gardner, and were presented at a Media Briefing hosted by the Dioces.....
Jamaica National Building Society | 2015-09-17 00:00:00

Church Leaders being helped to address domestic violence
The Bible Society of the West Indies is continuing to harness the potential of the Church to be an agent of change in the fight against domestic violence......
| 2015-09-17 00:00:00

JCF member convicted
Another matter that was before the court for the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM)/Police Public Complaints Authority (PPCA) has been completed......
INDECOM | 2015-09-17 00:00:00

NEPA & UDC push for adoption of beaches
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) are encouraging service clubs, community-based organizations and companies to adopt a beach......
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2015-09-17 00:00:00

Tourism Ministry celebrates Tourism Awareness Week
With the tourism industry currently helping to drive Jamaica’s socio-economic development, the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, its agencies and industry partners will seek to further raise awar.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-09-16 00:00:00

Let’s safeguard The Toumelin
The last press conference which took place on August 8th 2013 mobilised Martinican opinion about the future of the famous three-masted schooner “Le Toumelin”, a most emblematic vessel of Martinique, .....
| 2015-09-16 00:00:00

Health Minister lauds USAID, World Learning project in HIV/AIDS sector
The Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson yesterday (September 15, 2015) lauded World Learning at its Closing Ceremony for the organization’s contribution to the national effort to fight the prevale.....
| 2015-09-16 00:00:00

Embassy of Jamaica in Mexico celebrates 53rd Independence Anniversary
The Embassy of Jamaica collaborated with the Government of Quintana Roo and its capital, the host City of Chetumal, for the staging of the first International Reggae Festival – Reggae Fest Chetumal 20.....
Embassy of Mexico, Jamaica | 2015-09-16 00:00:00

Crime Stop to honour pioneers at 25th Anniversary Dinner
Crime Stop Jamaica, a partnership between the community, the police and the media, designed to involve the public in the fight against crime, is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-09-16 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St. Andrew
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of St. Andrew who are served by the Rest Haven Pumping Station, that the disruption in service they are presently experiencing is.....
National Water Commission | 2015-09-16 00:00:00

Inaugural Competition Day Seminar to be held in Montego Bay
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce in collaboration with the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) will host Jamaica’s inaugural Competition Day Seminar on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the .....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-09-15 00:00:00

Festival Queen receives Governor General’s Award
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2015, Chereese Ricketts was among 14 persons who received the prestigious Governor General Achievement Award for Excellence fo.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-09-15 00:00:00

Tennis Court becomes a reality at the Shady Grove Basic School
Labour Day, May 25, 2015, was indeed a very happy one for the students and staff at the Shady Grove Basic School......
| 2015-09-15 00:00:00

ECC Back-to-School Fair & featuring ‘Play & Stay’ Tennis
Friday, August 21 at Emancipation Park was a great venue for ‘schoolers’ of all ages......
| 2015-09-15 00:00:00

NEPA urges Jamaicans to practice better sun habits to prevent skin and eye damage
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is urging Jamaicans to practice better sun habits to reduce their risk to sun damage......
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2015-09-15 00:00:00

PNP not considering Kern Spencer as candidate
The People's National Party will not be considering Mr. Kern Spencer as a candidate for the Party in the next general elections......
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2015-09-15 00:00:00

DenWay’s partnerships with Corporate Jamaica helps SMEs to prepare for growth
Business leaders agree that the fundamental challenges still faced by the MSME sector need to be addressed urgently, if the economy is to generate growth from the sector......
DenWay Marketing | 2015-09-15 00:00:00

Thwaites trying to deflect from missing Prime Minister says G2K
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party came out strongly against Minister Ronald Thwaites for his irresponsible and unfounded attack on the Jamaica Labour .....
G2K | 2015-09-15 00:00:00

Minister Mcneill calls on tourism officials to position tourism as a force for change
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment and Chairman of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has called on international tourism officials to ensure that w.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-09-15 00:00:00

Mount Airy Primary and Infant School receives major desk and chair donation
Students at the Mount Airy Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland were given an added reason to welcome the new school year this past Monday, September 7......
| 2015-09-14 00:00:00

NSWMA apologizes and updates on garbage collection in communities
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) acknowledges a delay in collection of solid waste from some communities in the parishes of Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-09-14 00:00:00

New hope for Caribbean patients with end-stage heart failure
A new alternative to heart transplants could change the outlook for many patients in the advanced stages of congestive heart failure......
| 2015-09-14 00:00:00

Caribbean Airlines launches new schedule
Caribbean Airlines is delighted to announce the launch of its fall schedule, which took effect on September 10......
| 2015-09-14 00:00:00

International Coastal Cleanup Day 2015 - Hanover activities
The Johnson Town beach in Hanover will be the focus of this year’s International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day for the Sandals Foundation team in Negril......
| 2015-09-14 00:00:00

Parade Gardens students go back to school with better grasp of science
Some 30 high school students from the Parade Gardens community and neighbouring areas of Downtown Kingston, have something different to talk about as they go back to school this term......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-09-14 00:00:00

New supply regime for Eastern St. Mary communities
The National Water Commission is again reminding customers in eastern St. Mary who are served by the Iter Boreale Plant, that this system continues to operate way below normal capacity with only 0.5in.....
National Water Commission | 2015-09-11 00:00:00

"Mark Golding talking madness" says Fayval Williams
Deputy Spokesperson on Finance, Fayval Williams yesterday rubbished Minister Mark Golding's comment that the “business community” was behind the PNP as "madness"......
| 2015-09-11 00:00:00

IMPACT Justice: Model Arbitration Bill Coming for CARICOM Region
A recently formed Model Arbitration Legislation Committee will review legislation from around the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region to develop a model arbitration bill......
| 2015-09-11 00:00:00

The JHTA launches Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) 2015
The 25th Annual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), set to take place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from September 20-22, 2015 will place special focus on the markets of Eastern Europe, the Carib.....
Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association | 2015-09-10 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St. Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising customer in some areas of St. Catherine that the disruption they are currently experiencing is as a result of a broken main on the Goshen Pen Water Supply Sy.....
National Water Commission | 2015-09-10 00:00:00

National Breastfeeding Week 2015 to focus on Breastfeeding and the Workplace
This year’s celebration of National Breastfeeding Week will be observed under the theme, “Breastfeeding and Work- Let’s Make it Work” which is aiming to galvanize support from all sectors to enable wo.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-09-10 00:00:00

PM extends congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has extended warm congratulations to Jamaica’s Head of State, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on achieving the milestone of being the longest reigning Monarch in B.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-09-10 00:00:00

Argentina to train Jamaican officials in Spanish language
The local Ministry of Foreign Affairs has implemented initiative with the Government of Argentina to train local government officers in a foreign language, and is currently led by Argentine instructor.....
Embassy of Argentina | 2015-09-10 00:00:00

Big betting weekend in store for JustBet fans
An action packed weekend is ahead for sports fans and in particular, fans of the JustBet brand......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-09-10 00:00:00

Wolmer’s Old Boys welcome 2015/2016 students back to school
Members of the Wolmer’s Boys Alumni took time out this morning to welcome students as they entered the school to begin classes for the 2015/2016 academic year......
| 2015-09-10 00:00:00

Healthy ageing to be highlighted on Caribbean Wellness Day
Jamaica will join the rest of the Caribbean in observing Caribbean Wellness Day 2015 on Saturday, September 12, under the theme: ‘Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Ageing’......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-09-09 00:00:00

House passes bill to increase fines for false weighing equipment
The House of Representatives on Tuesday, September 8, approved amendments to the Weights and Measures Act, to increase fines and penalties for breaches, among other things......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-09-09 00:00:00

Jamaica National Boss to be inducted into PSOJ Hall of Fame
General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), Earl Jarrett, CD, will on October 28th be inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s (PSOJ) Private Sector Hall of Fame.....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-09-09 00:00:00

Applications now open for the GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme
After reviving its popular Jamaican Birthright programme in 2015, GraceKennedy has announced that applications for the 2016 period are now open......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-09-09 00:00:00

NHT contribution refunds for NCB Prepaid Keycard Holders
National Commercial Bank Jamaica (NCB) Limited Prepaid Keycard holders are now able to access their National Housing Trust (NHT) contribution refunds using their Prepaid Card......
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2015-09-09 00:00:00

Jonathan Tel wins 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
Jonathan Tel from the UK has won the 2015 Commonwealth 2015 Short Story Prize for his story The Human Phonograph......
| 2015-09-08 15:00:00

Calabar High celebrates 103 years of Excellence
Academic and sporting heavyweight, Calabar High, has formally announced the construction of a Calabar Centre of Excellence to commemorate its 103rd annual Founders’ Day celebration being observed on S.....
| 2015-09-08 00:00:00

Jamaica participates in Renewable Energy Confab in China
Jamaica being in the vanguard of renewable energy exploitation in the Region is a key participant in the “High-level Ministerial Workshop on Mechanisms of Renewable Energy Utilization & Development fo.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2015-09-08 00:00:00

JMA confident that proposals will be incorporated in Customs Act (Amendment) Bill
The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) on Thursday September 3, 2015 presented comments at the Joint Select Committee of Parliament, regarding proposed amendments to the Customs Act......
Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association | 2015-09-07 00:00:00

CaPRI partners with the USAID
In 2012/2013, the Jamaican government sought access to a four-year Extended Loan Arrangement in an amount of SDR 615.38 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to address worsening economic.....
CaPRI | 2015-09-07 00:00:00

Top Caribbean literary Prize opens for 2016
The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is now open for entries......
| 2015-09-07 00:00:00

TEF provides $84 million to repair Mocho to Arcadia Main Road
The linkage between tourism and agriculture will begin to benefit a number of historic rural communities in southern St. James soon, with the Tourism Enhancement Fund financing the rehabilitation of a.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-09-07 00:00:00

Give schools water or face heightened health crisis says Seiveright
Delano Seiveright, the JLP Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern is calling on the National Water Commission (NWC) to regularly truck water to schools throughout the constituency or face a heightened healt.....
| 2015-09-07 00:00:00

Approximately JMD$24.2 million worth of cocaine seized at Kingston Wharves Limited
On Saturday, September 05, 2015, members of the Jamaica Customs Agency’s (JCA) Contraband Enforcement Team (CET), officers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF), Narcotics Division (ND), and Por.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2015-09-07 00:00:00

Operational challenges affect water supply to some St. Mary communities
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to apologise to customers in St. Mary, who have not received piped and / or trucked water as scheduled for this weekend......
National Water Commission | 2015-09-06 00:00:00

JLP - St Catherine NE Constituency Executive expresses sadness at MP Gregory Mair‘s decision to quit
The Jamaica Labour Party`s constituency executive for North East St Catherine has expressed deep sadness and regret at the decision by its Member of Parliament Gregory Mair to resign as constituency c.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-09-06 00:00:00

Ocho Rios gets $107.2 million CCTV Surveillance System
Lawmen in the resort town of Ocho Rios have been given added resources to aid in their efforts to maintain law and order as the commercial centre became the latest area to be outfitted with a cutting .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-09-06 00:00:00

Secretary General of the ACS visits Jamaica
The Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), His Excellency Ambassador Alfonso Múnera Cavadía, accompanied by the Political Adviser, went to Jamaica on Official Mission and met .....
Association of Caribbean States | 2015-09-04 00:00:00

Six Wards of the State among J.Wray & Nephew Scholarship recipients
The Child Development Agency has welcomed the awarding of some $7.6 million in scholarships by J. Wray and Nephew to secondary and tertiary students, including six former wards of the State who receiv.....
Child Development Agency | 2015-09-04 00:00:00

JCDC celebrates Miss Lou with Television Feature
Monday, September 7, 2015 will mark the 96th anniversary of the birth of beloved Jamaican cultural icon, the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, OM, OJ, MBE......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-09-04 00:00:00

Digicel commits over US$500,000 in support of Dominica’s relief efforts
Digicel today announced that it has committed over US$500,000 in support of the relief efforts in Dominica following the devastation that was left behind when Tropical Storm Erika hit the island last .....
Digicel | 2015-09-04 00:00:00

CMS fixes Corporate Area Family Court holding area
On the instructions of the Principal Executive Officer of the Court Management Services a technical team made an assessment of the damage at the Corporate Area Family Court, Thursday, September 3, 201.....
Court Management Services | 2015-09-04 00:00:00

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......