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RGD TO INTRODUCE ONLINE BIRTH CERTIFICATE APPLICATION SERVICES KINGSTON
Jamaicans locally and overseas will soon be able to apply online to the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) for birth certificates......
Jamaica Information Services | 2020-06-27 21:02:00

Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) express disappointment
Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) is expressing disappointment at the apparent disregard shown to the recommendations put forward in respect of the Data Protection Bill passed June 12, 2020 in .....
Media Association Jamaica Limited | 2020-06-25 09:16:00

Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) express disappointment
Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) is expressing disappointment at the apparent disregard shown to the recommendations put forward in respect of the Data Protection Bill passed June 12, 2020 in .....
| 2020-06-25 09:16:00

GK Group CEO Rallies Jamaican Diaspora to Reimagine Engagement for a Stronger and More Resilient Post- COVID Jamaica
In addition to expressing his gratitude to members of the Jamaican Diaspora for their consistent support to Jamaica during the COVID-19 crisis, GraceKennedy Group CEO, Senator Don Wehby has issued a p.....
Grace Kennedy | 2020-06-16 14:27:00

50 YEARS IN – HOW ONE COMPANY CHANGED THE FACE OF AN INDUSTRY
On June 1, 1970, planes streaked across the Jamaican skies, trailing banners that read ‘Life of Jamaica – For a Better Life’, announcing to the Jamaican people the birth of a company that would revolu.....
Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2020-06-01 14:58:00

Financial Conglomerate Sagicor Jamaica celebrates 50th Anniversary today (June 1)
Sagicor Jamaica, founded on the legacy of Life of Jamaica (LOJ), which came into being on June 1, 1970 and was the brainchild of the Hon. R. Danny Williams, today – June 1, celebrates its 50th anniver.....
Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2020-06-01 08:48:00

First Global Bank opening 11,000+ savings accounts for unbanked Jamaicans
Thousands of Jamaicans who participated in the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) CARE programme have applied for savings accounts from GraceKennedy’s commercial bank, First Global Bank (FGB), making the ini.....
First Global Bank | 2020-05-22 08:34:00

JCF ESTABLISHING SPECIAL ANTI-GANG TASK FORCE
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is advanced in establishing a special multi-agency, anti-gang task force, focused on guns, gangs and dons and their proceeds......
Jamaica Information Service | 2020-05-21 13:26:00

Change to Driver’s Licence Processing at Tax Offices
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise the public that it has implemented several new measures for the distribution and pickup of Driver’s Licence, as the Authority continues to take the ne.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2020-05-21 09:17:00

1,300 COMMUNITY HEALTH AIDES TO BE EMPLOYED
The Ministry of Health and Wellness is to employ an additional 1,300 community health aides (CHAs) as part of a strategic framework to prepare the population to live with the coronavirus (COVID-19)......
Jamaica Information Service | 2020-05-20 16:06:00

COURTS OPTICAL GIVES CIVIL SERVANTS UP TO 75% OFF
Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited continues to look out for its customers, even in these difficult times......
Unicomer Jamaica Ltd | 2020-05-19 14:02:00

CXC EXAMS TO START JULY 27
Jamaican students will sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) tests starting July 27......
Jamaica Information Service | 2020-05-19 13:58:00

CXC EXAMS TO START JULY 27
Jamaican students will sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) tests starting July 27......
Jamaica Information Service | 2020-05-19 13:52:00

OPPOSITION LEADER CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO BE DECISIVE IN THE ENSURING RETURN OF STRANDED JAMAICANS
The Leader of Parliamentary Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, MP, says indecisiveness by the Andrew Holness-led administration is the cause of the great uncertainty, stress and anxiety among the 1044 Ja.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2020-05-18 18:02:00

The JN Group Pays Tribute to Oliver Clarke
Chief Executive Officer of The Jamaica National Group, the Hon. Earl Jarrett, has paid tribute to Chairman of the JN Group, Hon. Oliver Clarke, who passed away at home, yesterday, May 16......
Jamaica National Building Society | 2020-05-18 09:26:00

Jamaica Has Lost One of The Giants of Our Time
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed deep sadness at news of the passing of one of modern Jamaica's business and media giants, Hon. Oliver F. Clarke OJ......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2020-05-17 20:44:00

PHILLIPS SADDENED BY THE DEATH OF OLIVER CLARKE
President of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, M.P., said the death of media mogul and longstanding giant of industry, the Hon. Oliver Cl.....
Office | 2020-05-17 20:38:00

THE “WICKED WIT” MAN” HAS LEFT THE WICKET
The UWI Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica, May 17, 2020 —The following is a Tribute to Oliver Clarke by Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The University of the West Indies (The UWI)......
University of the West Indies | 2020-05-17 20:33:00

BCJ Deeply Grieved by the Passing of Oliver Clarke
The Broadcasting Commission is deeply grieved by the passing of the Honorable Oliver Clarke, O.J......
Broadcasting Commission | 2020-05-17 20:27:00

STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GLEANER COMPANY (MEDIA) LIMITED ON THE DEATH OF HON. OLIVER F. CLARKE
A year and two weeks ago, I had the awesome task of assuming the Chairmanship of the Board of The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited, GCML, replacing the Hon. Oliver F. Clarke who had been leading the co.....
| 2020-05-17 20:22:00

PM Holness Assures Jamaicans In State Quarantine that Government Will Improve Difficulties and Delays
The cohort of Jamaicans that returned yesterday from the United States and Canada under the Controlled Re-Entry Programme has been encountering a number of difficulties at their quarantine location......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2020-05-15 08:24:00

JPS Delivers On its $45Million COVID-19 Commitment $10M Bill Support Being Effected
As part of its COVID-19 Relief Programme, JPS has delivered on its promise to provide bill payment support and care packages to the tune of $10M for elderly and disabled customers who applied for this.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2020-05-15 08:20:00

PRIVATE SECTOR CALLS FOR EXTENSION OF WORKING HOURS TO STIMULATE ECONOMIC RECOVERY
As we look to Jamaica's economic recovery and continue our efforts to balance lives and livelihoods during the COVID19 pandemic, one of the first steps that can make an immediate positive impact, is a.....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2020-05-12 09:46:00

PAHO Director calls to accelerate and expand testing for COVID-19 in the Americas
The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today called for accelerated and expanded testing for COVID-19 in countries of the Americas.....
Pan American Health Organization | 2020-04-22 00:00:00

Heart Foundation keeps a strong pulse on fundraising with 5K
KINGSTON, JAMAICA: The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will take to the streets of Kingston in three months to host the 2020 edition of the ‘Run For Your Heart 5K’......
Heart Foundation of Jamaica | 2019-10-22 13:19:00

Salada Foods Jamaica brews the right connection with Diaspora in Florida
Kingston, Jamaica: As of October 1, 2019, Salada Foods Jamaica stands as the official hot beverage partner of the Consulate General of Jamaica - Miami. Salada Foods will provide complimentary coffee a.....
Salada Foods | 2019-11-07 14:39:00

Salada stirs up support for road safety with Grennell’s Driving School
Kingston, Jamaica: Salada Foods Jamaica is reaffirming its commitment to road safety through its sponsorship of the Grennell's Road Safety 5K race......
Salada Foods | 2019-11-11 12:22:00

CBFF answers call to aid The Bahamas
KINGSTON, JAMAICA: The C.B. Facey Foundation has answered the call of itelbpo’s 4Ys Foundation, contributing US$15,000 to support communities ravaged by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas......
PanJam | 2019-10-14 13:44:00

Architects to gain CPD points at The Hon Maurice Facey Lecture
KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Members of the Jamaican Institute of Architects (JIA) and other architects will be offered three continuing professional development (CPD) points when they attend the inaugural The .....
PanJam | 2019-10-07 14:05:00

Architects to gain CPD points at The Hon Maurice Facey Lecture
KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Members of the Jamaican Institute of Architects (JIA) and other architects will be offered three continuing professional development (CPD) points when they attend the inaugural The .....
| 2019-10-07 14:05:00

Fort Clarence reopening rescheduled
KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Guardsman Hospitality (GH) will not be able to accommodate public admission to the Fort Clarence Beach as planned this weekend......
Guardsman Group Limited | 2019-10-17 18:13:00

KPH Gifted with Supplies from the American Friends of Jamaica
Health care services at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) received a boost yesterday (April 16, 2019) with the donation of sheets, towels, wash rags and other sundries courtesy of the American Friend.....
| 2019-04-23 12:09:00

Import tax dispute on cement settled by the ccj
Judgment was delivered today by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the consolidated matters of Trinidad Cement Limited and Arawak Cement Limited vs. The State of Barbados, and Rock Hard Cement Li.....
| 2019-04-23 12:07:00

CPFSA mourns the loss of missing child, 8 year old Shante Skyers
The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) mourns the loss of yet another child by the hands of criminals. Eight year old Shante Skyers, who went missing on April 11, was yesterday found.....
| 2019-04-23 11:57:00

CPFSA mourns the loss of missing child, 8 year old Shante Skyers
The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) mourns the loss of yet another child by the hands of criminals. Eight year old Shante Skyers, who went missing on April 11, was yesterday found.....
| 2019-04-23 11:57:00

UDC BOARD APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER
The Board of Directors of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has appointed Ms Heather Pinnock, General Manager of the entity as of April 1, 2019. Ms Pinnock acted as General Manager from Septemb.....
Urban Development Corporation | 2019-04-23 11:54:00

HUAWEI, DIAMOND SPONSOR OF CTU’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) is pleased to announce that one of the leading global providers of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, Huawei.....
| 2019-04-23 11:53:00

JHTA DONATES TO THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), has received yet another much needed donation to boost their crime fighting efforts. For the third consecutive year, a donation of On.....
| 2019-04-23 11:51:00

PSOJ HEAD SAYS MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell, says that while it is commendable that interest rates have been lowered, more needs to be done to assist the smaller bus.....
| 2019-04-18 16:02:00

MCGES on meeting between Minister Grange and CWI President Skerritt
The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has told newly-elected President of Cricket West Indies, Mr Ricky Skerritt, that she has two major concerns that she .....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2019-04-18 15:59:00

WINNING JC ROBOTICS TEAM FIRST TO ACCESS NEW DIGICEL ROAMING PLANS Talented teens ‘Hit the Ground Roaming’ in the USA for global tech contest
A group of eleven students from Jamaica College (JC) who were ranked best at building their own robot are now in the USA gearing up to compete against their peers from across the world. JC won the loc.....
Digicel | 2019-04-16 13:48:00

Caribbean Development Bank Supporting Maritime Security Project of Regional Security System
Collaboration is essential for Caribbean countries in their efforts to strengthen maritime security so as to protect citizens and unlock the potential of the blue economy. This advice came from Monic.....
Caribbean Development Bank | 2019-04-15 12:00:00

PICA SUPPORTS GROWTH IN THE BPO SECTOR
The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency threw its support behind the Government’s efforts towards modernisation of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry at the Outsourcing to Jamaic.....
Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA | 2019-04-15 11:59:00

Cardiac Centre at the Children’s Hospital to be Opened
With the generous support of valuable partners, the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) was able to mend little hearts at the Cardiac Centre. This state-of-the-art facility is equipped with a Cathe.....
South East Regional Health Authority | 2019-04-15 11:27:00

JCAA Sets the Record Straight on Comments Emanating from Fatal Aircraft Crash
The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has taken note of statements made by Captain Errol Stewart of the Caribbean Aviation Training Centre (CATC), carried in a Jamaica Gleaner Article published .....
Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority | 2019-04-12 11:14:00

Bartlett commits J$300Million to Strengthen Community Tourism
Community Tourism island wide, will receive a major boost following the commitment of approximately J$300Million by Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett. The money will be disbursed to sixty thre.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-04-12 11:12:00

Transition of Leadership at the DCS
The Ministry of National Security has embarked on the transformation of the over 200-year-old correctional system as a part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the rehabilitation and reintegration of off.....
Ministry of National Security | 2019-04-12 11:07:00

SUEYENSUE’S COTTAGE TALK SET TO AIR ON AFROGLOBAL TELEVISION
On May 4, 2019, the popular lifestyle series, Sueyensue’s Cottage Talk, will go to air on Afroglobal Television. The show combines lively interviews with guests, who are making a difference in their c.....
| 2019-04-12 11:04:00

General Accident wins 3 silver Addy Awards
Superior insurance company General Accident received three silver awards from the 57th annual American Advertising Awards (AAA) or Addy Awards in recognition of the seamless execution of their “Undo I.....
| 2019-04-09 09:48:00

Ministry of Public Administration and Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) to highlight digital transformation with FutureScape
Digital transformation – Do it. is the theme chosen by the CTU to highlight the achievement of digital transformation within the Caribbean Region, as it celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a technolo.....
| 2019-04-04 11:39:00

WISYNCO ECO AWARDS $200,000 TOWARDS CB GROUP’S CHARITY EFFORTS WISYNCO ECO REWARDS CB GROUP FOR WINNING ITS 2018 CORPORATE RECYCLE CHALLENGE
Environment Communication Officer at Wisynco Group Limited, Shelly-Ann Dunkley, handed over a $200,000 cheque to members of the CB Group to further their eco-related charity efforts. The cheque is .....
| 2019-04-04 11:35:00

CDB APPROVES FINANCING TO IMPROVE CLIMATE RESILIENCE IN SANDY BAY, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved financing of USD13.4 million to the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to enhance resilience of the Sandy Bay and .....
| 2019-04-01 12:42:00

ARLANDO DUNKLEY NAMED 2019 RECIPIENT OF J$2 MILLION PCJ RENEWABLE ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP
Postgraduate student at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.), Arlando Dunkley has been awarded the 2019 Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Renewable Energy Scholarship. Mr. Dun.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2019-04-01 12:40:00

UK COMPANY LAUNCHES ONLINE SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN NINE COMMONWEALTH STATES
Bringing the best of the UK’s cyber security expertise to other Commonwealth countries is the mission of the U.K. Commonwealth Cyber Security Programme, launched following the Commonwealth Heads of Go.....
| 2019-04-01 12:37:00

National Land Agency launches new ‘Qme’ Queue Management System
The National Land Agency (NLA), has launched its Qme Queue Management System, which will enhance customer service delivery at its Land Titles Division. The new service is aimed at eliminating queues i.....
| 2019-04-01 12:26:00

Holocaust Survivor, Eva Schloss to Visit Jamaica For Her ‘Kindness, Tolerance and Diversity’ World Tour
She is making history again. Holocaust survivor, Eva Schloss travels to Jamaica next Tuesday to share her story of strength, determination and survival. The Pegasus Hotel in Kingston will form the ba.....
| 2019-04-01 12:25:00

GRACEKENNEDY FOUNDATION TO HOST PUBLIC LECTURE ENTITLED “CLEAN KINGSTON HARBOUR: PIPE DREAM OR POT OF GOLD”
In continuing to support the GraceKennedy Group’s philanthropic mandate by creating environmentally sustainable programmes, promoting healthy lifestyles and increasing access to education, the GraceKe.....
Grace Kennedy | 2019-04-01 12:04:00

ONGOING REPAIR WORK IMPACTS WATER SUPPLY IN ST ANN SECTIONS OF BROWNS TOWN, SEVILLE HEIGHTS AND GREAT POND IMPACTED
The National Water Commission is advising that sections of Brown’s Town and Seville Heights in St Ann are now without regular water supply as a result of broken water mains in the respective communiti.....
National Water Commission | 2019-04-01 11:55:00

Future of business: Business models worldwide face radical change: ILO-IOE study
Global business models are changing rapidly and radically, creating a need for policy-makers, businesses and employers’ organizations to innovate, adjust and become more flexible, according to new stu.....
| 2019-04-01 11:51:00

CARIBBEAN RUM PRODUCERS TO GET SAME DEAL AFTER BREXIT
Caribbean Rum producers have welcomed the signing of a trade deal between the Caribbean Forum of ACP States (CARIFORUM) and the United Kingdom. The deal, which was finalised last week in St. Lucia wil.....
| 2019-04-01 11:49:00

GOJ transfers $2 billion to the Contingencies Fund to provide for risk of Natural Disaster
The Government of Jamaica in keeping with the requirement of the Fiscal Responsibility Framework has for the first time transferred funds to the Contingencies Fund to specifically provide for the poss.....
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service | 2019-04-01 11:40:00

VICTORIA MUTUAL LAUNCHES 100% MORTGAGE SOLUTION FOR SPECIALISED GROUPS
Victoria Mutual Building Society has launched a 100% Mortgage Solution for Specialised Groups. The new mortgage product, which aims to help more Jamaicans achieve the goal of home ownership, was launc.....
Victoria Mutual | 2019-04-01 11:38:00

LASCO Manufacturing makes room for increased productivity
LASCO Manufacturing Limited (LASM) recently completed the construction of a 65,000-square-foot warehouse at its White Marl complex at an approximate cost of US$5.2 million......
| 2019-03-28 09:31:00

LASCO Manufacturing makes room for increased productivity
LASCO Manufacturing Limited (LASM) recently completed the construction of a 65,000-square-foot warehouse at its White Marl complex at an approximate cost of US$5.2 million......
| 2019-03-28 09:31:00

Kindness is a language that the blind can see: Senator Floyd Morris pledges $100,000 to JSB Scholarship Fund
Senator Floyd Morris PhD, director for the Centre of Disability studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, will top up the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB) Scholarship Fund with a p.....
| 2019-03-28 09:26:00

Kindness is a language that the blind can see: Senator Floyd Morris pledges $100,000 to JSB Scholarship Fund
Senator Floyd Morris PhD, director for the Centre of Disability studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, will top up the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB) Scholarship Fund with a p.....
| 2019-03-28 09:26:00

JP Continues to Grow Across the Board
Jamaica Producers (JP) Group saw its revenues climb to $19.6 billion for the year ending December 31, 2018, a 21 percent increase over $16.2 billion in the prior year......
| 2019-03-28 09:06:00

U.S. and Jamaica partner to Enhance Infectious Disease Prevention, Detection and Response in the Americas The United States Southern Command in coordination with the Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have invited and
U.S. and Jamaica partner to Enhance Infectious Disease Prevention, Detection and Response in the Americas The United States Southern Command in coordination with the Department of State and Centers f.....
U.S. Embassy, Kingston | 2019-03-26 13:41:00

March 30 deadline for voters’ list registration
The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reminding individuals that the deadline to register for the next voters list is Saturday, March 30. All EOJ constituency offices will be open this Saturday to .....
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2019-03-26 13:38:00

Property Tax for fiscal year 2019/20 due April 1
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising all property owners that Property Tax liabilities for the 2019/20 fiscal year are now available and become due April 1. This means that persons are able to.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2019-03-25 10:56:00

Barita Attains New Highs, Posting $544M in Profit before taxes as at September 30, 2018
Barita Investments Limited is set to host its 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:00 am, at the Terra Nova Hotel. As reported by Chairman Mark Myers, “Barita Investments .....
| 2019-03-25 10:54:00

DADA HOLDINGS INTRODUCES DAN BYRNE, ITS NEW DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND INVESTOR RELATIONS
Dada Holdings LLC announced the hiring of Dan Byrne as its Director of Strategy and Investor Relations. Mr. Byrne will be based in the company’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mr. Byrne joins .....
| 2019-03-25 10:50:00

Hero Caribbean Premier League Draft to take place on 22 May 2019
The Hero Caribbean Premier League’s player’s draft will take place on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at the Gfinity eSports Arena in London. The state-of-the-art production facility will allow CPL fans from ar.....
Caribbean Premier League | 2019-03-25 10:45:00

SANDALS FOUNDATION/UNEP ASSESS SOLID WASTE REDUCTION PROJECT
Major stakeholders in the Whitehouse and Bluefields Solid Waste Reduction Project recently met with residents in the communities to review the progress of the project and discuss the way forward. .....
| 2019-03-25 10:42:00

NAJ leads walk against violence on March 23 in Kingston
NAJ leads walk against violence on March 23 in Kingston Hundreds of persons are expected to walk on Saturday, March 23 to register their stance against violence. The Orange Day Walk, which is being o.....
| 2019-03-25 10:40:00

JAMVAC Welcomes Dream Weekend Maiden Voyage at Montego Bay Pier
Last Wednesday, the Montego Bay Pier welcomed the inaugural staging of the Dream Weekend Cruise. The maiden voyage of over 3000 passengers was met by members of the Jamaica Vacations (JAMVAC) Limited,.....
| 2019-03-21 11:11:00

BARBADOS INTRODUCES BUSINESS LABOUR and CIVIL SOCIETY ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CARIBBEAN INTEGRATION
In keeping with decisions of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Cabinet of Barbados, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has established a “Business .....
| 2019-03-21 10:47:00

UVI RTPark Welcomes Four New Companies into Its Program and to the USVI Tech Community
UVI RTPark Welcomes Four New Companies into Its Program and to the USVI Tech Community ST. CROIX - The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology (RTPark) Board of Directors announced t.....
| 2019-03-18 11:39:00

FIRST GLOBAL BANK LAUNCHES SME HUB
First Global Bank is opening the door to greater profitability and success for the Small and Medium Sized (SME) sector with its SME Hub to be launched at the upcoming FGB SME Summit. The event will ta.....
| 2019-03-18 11:34:00

At-Risk Youth to receive training from Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and the Ministry of National Security
Over 90 at-risk youth will receive training from the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) through the Ministry of National Security’s flagship Youth Empowerment Training Initiative (YETI). The Minis.....
Ministry of National Security | 2019-03-18 11:29:00

FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY CALL FOR JUSTICE
On March 15, 2019 people all over the world will commemorate International Day Against Police Brutality, which is designated as a day of solidarity against police brutality and undue violence by the.....
JAMAICANS FOR JUSTICE | 2019-03-18 11:25:00

Abolishment of Assets Tax for Non-Financial Institutions
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising that Non-Financial Institutions will no longer be required to make an Assets Tax Declaration using the AT01 Form, pending proposed legislative change. This.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2019-03-18 11:23:00

STATEMENT FROM CARIBBEAN AIRLINES
Caribbean Airlines wishes to definitively state as follows: (i) The airline has an impeccable safety record, due in no small part to the use of very reliable equipment, an extremely well trained tea.....
| 2019-03-18 11:21:00

PCJ TO TRAIN 330 PUBLIC SECTOR PROFESSIONALS IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY UNDER EMEP
Some 330 public sector professionals involved in operations and facilities management will receive training in energy efficiency and energy interventions under the Energy Management and Efficiency Pro.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2019-03-14 16:21:00

UTech, Jamaica 60th Anniversary Lecture Highlights Link between Pioneer, Dennis Johnson and the Jamaican ‘Sprint Factory’
Professor Colin Gyles, Deputy President, University of Technology, Jamaica has contended that the UTech, Jamaica strategy of developing some of the world’s greatest talent in track and field such as .....
University of Technology | 2019-03-14 11:20:00

All Set for Nomination Day in Portland Eastern
All systems are in place for the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) to receive nominations of candidates for the by-election in the constituency of Portland Eastern. Nomination will take place on Frida.....
Electoral Commission | 2019-03-14 11:15:00

IDB launches free online courses for education professionals in the Caribbean
Online courses What Works in Education: Evidence-Based Education Policies and Climate Change Education are now open for enrollment in the edX platform. These Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) giv.....
| 2019-03-14 11:13:00

Redouble efforts for gender equality at work in Latin America and the Caribbean
During the last 20 years the inclusion of women in the labour market has been sustained in Latin America and the Caribbean, which has allowed 131 million women to participate in the labour force. Howe.....
| 2019-03-11 11:00:00

HEART TRUST/NTA TO TRAIN 240 ANCILLARY WORKERS
The HEART Trust/NTA yesterday (March 7) partnered with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) to launch a specially customized programme that will certify 240 ancillary workers from 40 schools, und.....
HEART Trust/NTA | 2019-03-11 10:50:00

Turks and Caicos Hosts UWI Open Campus Council Meeting
The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) will host the 2019 Council Meeting of The UWI Open Campus. The meeting will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Shore Club Resort on the island of Providenciale.....
University of the West Indies | 2019-03-11 10:47:00

TAJ Seeks to Broaden Tax Base through Third Party Leads
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), through its Intelligence, Investigation & Enforcement Unit (IIEU) continues its efforts to broaden the tax base through the use of third party leads. TAJ has identi.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2019-03-11 10:43:00

TAX BREAKS WILL BE A TREMENDOUS BOOST FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS – G2K
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says it welcomes the tax breaks that were announced by the Honourable Minister of Finance and Public Service, .....
G2K | 2019-03-11 10:41:00

Excelsior Community College to host College Month, March 10-28
With a focus on personal, industry and professional development and certification, the research-driven community college on Mountain View Avenue becomes a light in a time of darkness for many who live.....
| 2019-03-11 10:35:00

Excelsior Community College to host College Month, March 10-28
With a focus on personal, industry and professional development and certification, the research-driven community college on Mountain View Avenue becomes a light in a time of darkness for many who live.....
| 2019-03-05 15:47:00

SAGICOR BANK HANDS OVER $450,000 SHOPPING VOUCHERS IN ZERO-IN PROMOTION
Arnett Watt from Portmore (left) and Shereann Gallimore (right) of Lawrence Tavern, celebrate while they shopped at Select Grocers in Manor Park. They are two of three winners in the Sagicor Bank Zero.....
Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2019-03-05 14:50:00

SAGICOR BANK HANDS OVER $450,000 SHOPPING VOUCHERS IN ZERO-IN PROMOTION
Arnett Watt from Portmore (left) and Shereann Gallimore (right) of Lawrence Tavern, celebrate while they shopped at Select Grocers in Manor Park. They are two of three winners in the Sagicor Bank Zero.....
Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2019-03-05 14:50:00

DAMION CRAWFORD’S SEXIST COMMENTS SHOW CONTEMPT TOWARDS WOMEN – G2K
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is this morning expressing serious disappointment at the sexist and prejudiced comments uttered by PNP candida.....
G2K | 2019-03-04 16:27:00

2000 JAMAICAN LIVES IMPROVED IN PICJ’s FIRST YEAR OF BUSINESS CARDIOVASCULAR CENTRE PICJ CELEBRATES 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH DINNER SHOWCASING COMPANY SUCCESSES
Thursday, February 28, 2019, was an evening of celebration and merriment as Partners Interventional Centre of Jamaica (PICJ) recognised its 1st year anniversary with an intimate dinner at Courtyard th.....
| 2019-03-04 16:17:00

RGD applaud Staff and thanks It’s Sponsors for their donations
The Registrar General’s Department yesterday, February 28, held an informal appreciation function, to recognize the staff members who played an integral role in the recovery of the baby stolen from th.....
Registrar General’s Department | 2019-03-04 16:14:00

MOH mourns the loss of Hospital CEO
The Ministry of Health, today, is mourning the loss of Chief Executive Officer of the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Mr. Albert Leo Garel, who passed away at home on Thursday, February 28......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2019-03-04 15:53:00

PSOJ PRESIDENT CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION TO TACKLE JAMAICA’S WASTE MANAGEMENT CRISIS
A lack of policy, little or no coordination among state agencies and an absence of will on the part of the Ministerial leadership to address the critical issues of improper waste management in Jamaica.....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2019-03-04 15:49:00

Phillips saddened by Becca’s death
Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and president of the People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips is deeply saddened by news of the death of veteran sports journalist Tony Becca. Becca spen.....
| 2019-03-04 15:48:00

Vaz calls for urgent help for Westmoreland
Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland Dwayne Vaz is calling on the government to urgently release resources to strengthen the security apparatus in the parish, as well as move ahead with socia.....
| 2019-03-04 15:47:00

Jamaica’s Cruise Tourism earns J$22.6Billion
Preliminary data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica shows that cruise tourism has seen an almost 300% increase in earnings over the last ten years. In 2008, the sector earned J$7.5Billion and i.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-03-04 15:45:00

WIGTON WINDFARM DONATES TWO MOTOR VEHICLES TO CROSSKEYS POLICE STATION
The Cross Keys Police Station in Manchester, which was without a reliable motor vehicle, now has two Mazda BT 50 double cab pick-ups, thanks to Wigton Windfarm Limited. The vehicles, which were pr.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2019-02-27 14:03:00

HELP AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Local Tech Start-up launches Smartphone-Enabled Emergency Response App
Jamaicans can now enjoy the benefits of a smartphone-enabled emergency dispatch service which provides an instant response in the event of a medical emergency and allows access to immediate roadside a.....
| 2019-02-27 13:59:00

25,000 LED Streetlights coming this year
JPS is set to upgrade 25,000 streetlights to LED lights by year end. The Company has already upgraded 43,000 streetlights across the island to LED lights, as it continues on its drive to enhance ligh.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2019-02-27 13:43:00

Competition, Domestic Value Add, Training & Skills Development, Technology Transfer and Corporate Social Responsibility – Guiding Principles for Win-Win Foreign Direct Investment in Jamaica
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr the Honourable Nigel Clarke, while speaking at the Official Launch of the Association of Chinese Enterprises in Jamaica at the Spanish Court Hotel on Feb.....
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service | 2019-02-27 13:39:00

Poor preparation and high levels of absenteeism still a major concern for CXC
Poor preparation during this January sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) is the cause to the continued high levels of absenteeism says the Caribbean Examination Council (CX.....
Caribbean Examinations Council | 2019-02-27 13:37:00

Texaco Jamaica Endorses Global Resilience Centre
Texaco Jamaica has pledged its full backing of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM) that was launched in January in Montego Bay. The announcement was made today (Februar.....
| 2019-02-20 15:02:00

Derrimon Launches Three New Healthy Beverage Brands with Reduced Sugar Or No-Added Sugar Viva, Busta Chill and Juciful Vibes Meet MOH National School Nutrition Standards
Derrimon Trading Company Ltd is excited to introduce three new healthy beverage brands to Jamaica - Viva, Busta Chill and Juciful Vibes. The new reduced sugar and no-added sugar drinks meet the Minis.....
| 2019-02-20 15:00:00

Jamaica Baptist Union to launch its 169th General Assembly in Montego Bay
Thousands of Baptists from all over the island will gather in Montego Bay, St. James for the 169th General Assembly of the Jamaica Baptist Union from Wednesday, February 20 to Sunday, February 24, 201.....
Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2019-02-20 14:53:00

PCJ REACHES OVER 8,700 STUDENTS FROM 720 SCHOOLS THROUGH SCHOOLS ENERGY PROGRAMME AS IT CELEBRATES ITS 15TH YEAR
Having exposed over 8,700 students from 720 schools to energy related matters, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its Schools Energy Programme which was .....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2019-02-20 14:45:00

UHWI moves ahead with going paperless
The University Hospital of the West Indies is moving swiftly ahead towards a completely paperless hospital and this week demonstrated how this is being achieved in the radiology department. Dr The .....
| 2019-02-20 14:40:00

One Month Countdown to Tax Day
As the Income Tax Filing due date draws closer Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) continues to assist hundreds of business persons to file their final Income Tax Returns for Taxpayers getting support .....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2019-02-20 14:35:00

UWI Professor leads discussions in Washington DC on innovation-driven growth in the Caribbean
The University of the West Indies’ (The UWI) Professor John Agard joined international thought leaders and high-level policy-makers from the Caribbean region for the Inter-American Development Bank’s .....
University of the West Indies | 2019-02-20 14:33:00

Supreme Ventures Foundation signs MOU for fire safety in children homes
To facilitate greater fire safety in children’s homes across the island, the Supreme Ventures Foundation has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Education, Youth.....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2019-02-20 14:31:00

Derrimon Launches Three New Healthy Beverage Brands with Reduced Sugar Or No-Added Sugar Viva, Busta Chill and Juciful Vibes Meet MOH National School Nutrition Standards
Derrimon Trading Company Ltd is excited to introduce three new healthy beverage brands to Jamaica - Viva, Busta Chill and Juciful Vibes. The new reduced sugar and no-added sugar drinks meet the Minis.....
| 2019-02-18 11:37:00

Government Focused on Deepening Foreign Exchange and other Markets
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Honourable Nigel Clarke, while speaking at the annual Jamaica Securities Dealers Association Breakfast Forum held on February 13, 2019 at the Jamaic.....
| 2019-02-18 11:29:00

APPOINTMENT WILL NOT DETER THE OPPOSITION FROM GETTING TO THE ROOT OF CORRUPTION
The Leader of the Opposition People’s National Party, Dr. Peter Phillips says the Opposition has taken note of the appointment of a new Minister of Science, Energy and Technology by the Prime Minister.....
| 2019-02-18 11:28:00

EFresh Announcement - Acquisition of The Meat Experts
Everything Fresh Limited (EFresh) has purchased 100% of The Meat Experts. The agreement was signed recently and the takeover is now complete. The purchase consideration was Fifty Million Jamaican Doll.....
| 2019-02-18 11:27:00

Legal Aid Council Representation Helps to Free Mentally ill Man
Following representation from the Legal Aid Council, 52 year old Leslie Spaulding from Bath St. Thomas was freed in the St. Thomas Parish Court, Morant Bay on January 29, after he appeared before Pari.....
Ministry of Justice | 2019-02-12 14:53:00

MGI conducting hydrodynamic modelling of solid waste in the Kingston Harbour
The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) is currently conducting hydrodynamic modelling of solid waste in the Kingston Harbour to gauge the impact of the distribution and spread of garbage flowing into.....
| 2019-02-12 14:49:00

Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew launch Book Collection Drive for Inner-city Schools.
The Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew yesterday (February 8) launched its 45th Anniversary “450 in 45 Day Book Collection Drive.” In launching the initiative, Major Barrington Miller, President of the .....
| 2019-02-12 14:45:00

SOME DELINQUENT DRIVERS TO HAVE THEIR BADGES REVOKED
Transport Minister, the Honourable Robert Montague MP, says the Ministry is moving to ensure that public transport operators who have ten (10) or more points deducted from their driver’s licence or te.....
| 2019-02-12 14:33:00

CAMPION COLLEGE CELEBRATES OUTSTANDING CSEC AND CAPE PERFORMERS
The magis or ‘the greater’ is one of the central principles of Jesuit spirituality and by extension, of Ignatian education. This principle is the pillar on which the Roman Catholic high school, Campio.....
| 2019-02-12 14:32:00

FOUR JDF SENIOR OFFICERS PROMOTED
The Chief of Defence Staff, with the approval of the Defence Board, has promoted Colonel Radgh Mason and Colonel Roderick Williams to the rank of Brigadier, and Captain (Naval) Antonette Wemyss-Gorm.....
Jamaica Defence Force | 2019-02-12 14:31:00

Sigma Run donations can now be done on Gustazos
Persons wishing to support the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run fundraising efforts are now able to donate via the popular e-commerce platform Gustazos. Gustazos (Jamaica) launched the donation drive on Tu.....
Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2019-02-12 14:30:00

Inaugural Rum Festival to Bolster Jamaica’s Gastronomy Tourism Product
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the Jamaica Rum Festival will broaden the country’s market by adding value to the Gastronomy Tourism product offerings. Speaking at the Launch, which too.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-02-07 12:42:00

National Flower’s design team: Fostering inclusivity from varying perspectives
For the five members of the National Flower Project team, the Government of Jamaica Houses of Parliament Design Competition was a meeting of minds. The competition offered the team a once-in-a-life.....
| 2019-02-07 12:02:00

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES LAUNCHES THE CARIBBEAN IDENTITY
Today Caribbean Airlines launched its latest corporate campaign, “The Caribbean Identity”. The new campaign embraces and celebrates the authenticity of the Caribbean region and all the elements tha.....
| 2019-02-05 13:34:00

iCreate exceeds target for Sagicor Investments brokered IPO
iCreate Limited successfully closed its initial public offering (IPO) on February 1 and was oversubscribed. The IPO of 74,062,500 ordinary shares received applications exceeding the J$70 million be.....
| 2019-02-05 13:33:00

FLOW FOUNDATION, UNICEF PARTNER ON SAFER INTERNET DAY 2019
The Flow Foundation has partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to heighten awareness among children, adolescents and young adults about dangers that lurk in the online space. On Fe.....
FLOW | 2019-02-05 13:31:00

CPFSA supporting families affected by fire in Grants Pen
The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) earlier today dispatched a team of first responders to 33 Grants Pen Road, St. Andrew, the scene of the fire in which twin toddlers Nahelia and .....
| 2019-02-05 13:30:00

“Mathematics Phobia Can Be Prevented,” - Samuels Harris … at UTech, Jamaica Distinguished Public Lecture
Dr. Angela Samuels Harris, retired mathematics educator and former principal of the Montego Bay Community College delivered the University of Technology, Jamaica 60th Anniversary Distinguished Public.....
University of Technology | 2019-02-05 13:28:00

CaribbeanReads Author Juleus Ghunta Featured on the BBC
BBC Leeds recently featured CaribbeanReads author Juleus Ghunta in a segment on how learning to read changed his life. Ghunta, who hails from Hanover, Jamaica had a challenging childhood and sublit.....
| 2019-02-05 13:26:00

WHO ECDD #41 CANNABIS OUTCOME WHO changes position on medical Cannabis after 60 years.
For the first time since Cannabis was included in the Single Convention drug treaty, the scheduling status of Cannabis within International law is being updated. The World Health Organization (WHO), t.....
| 2019-02-05 13:25:00

G2K WELCOMES FITCH’S UPGRADE OF JAMAICA’S DEBT RATING TO B+
Generation 2000 (G2K) the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), welcomes international ratings agency FITCH’s upgrading of Jamaica’s Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issu.....
G2K | 2019-02-05 13:15:00

Prime Minister Calls for Greater Collaboration for Sustainable Resilience in Tourism Sector
Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says that greater effort has to be placed in strengthening linkages with key industries to create a more resilient and sustainable tourism indus.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-01-31 17:03:00

Research Centre tackles child sexual exploitation in Jamaica as part of gender-based violence prevention
Around 15 million adolescent girls aged 15-19 have experienced forced sex in their lifetime. Although adolescent boys are also at risk, global estimates are unavailable. Global statistics also show th.....
| 2019-01-31 17:01:00

Ensuring the safe, accurate and legal dispensing of medications in Jamaica!
The Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica wishes to remind our patients and the general public of the important role of pharmacists in helping to ensure the safe, accurate and legal dispensing of medicati.....
| 2019-01-31 16:59:00

Italian Firm Contracted by European Union Fails to successfully deliver and install audio and video link technology in Jamaica’s Courts
The Ministry of Justice takes note of stories carried in the media over the past several days about delays in implementing audio and video link technology in the courts. The Ministry unequivocally rej.....
Ministry of Justice | 2019-01-31 16:53:00

KINGSTON FREEPORT TERMINAL LTD. RECORDS TOP PERFORMANCE ON POST-PANAMAX VESSEL
Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), started off 2019 on a high note when it recorded its best performance ever, in the history of the Port of Kingston. A total of 3304 moves were handled withi.....
Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited | 2019-01-30 11:36:00

Jamaica will need 98,000 health and education professionals by 2040
A new IDB study from the series The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean estimates that Jamaica will need 49,000 teachers, 12,000 doctors and 37,000 nurses by the year 2040......
| 2019-01-30 11:32:00

Online Filing Mandated for Corporate Income and Assets Tax Returns
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding taxpayers that Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Assets Tax Returns MUST be filed online as of this tax season, via TAJ’s online portal at www.jamaicatax.gov.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2019-01-30 11:31:00

SVL DONATES OVER $1M TO HOMES ACROSS THE ISLAND IN NEW YEAR OUTREACH
Supreme Ventures’ #SimplyVestedInLove outreach programme brought smiles to hundreds of children across the island with a three-day donation spree intended to give 10 child institutions a bright start .....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2019-01-30 11:25:00

AIS joins International Health IT Conference
Local Technology solutions company, Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) will be among the many companies to participate in the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global C.....
| 2019-01-30 11:23:00

PM, Bartlett welcome return of EP hotel model
Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett have welcomed the return of the EP (European Plan) model of hotels as part of the expanding tourism industry. Sunday’s offic.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-01-30 11:16:00

Heart Foundation of Jamaica calls for proactive heart care
With heart disease as the leading cause of death globally and in Jamaica, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), through its mandate of “Promoting Heart Health in Jamaica” aims to reduce the number of.....
Heart Foundation of Jamaica | 2019-01-28 14:50:00

PCJ ENERGY PROJECTS YIELD $5.8 MILLION IN SAVINGS FOR ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL
The installation of a 15 kW Solar Photovoltaic System coupled with the completion of a major LED Lighting Upgrade Project carried out at Ardenne High School by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PC.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2019-01-28 14:48:00

RADIO AND TELEVISION JAMAICA LIMITED ACQUIRE EXCLUSIVE CABLE AND FREE-TO-AIR TELEVISION RIGHTS FOR JAMAICA TO FIFA EVENTS IN 2019, INCLUDING THE FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
Radio and Television Jamaica Limited, the country’s leading media providers, have acquired the exclusive FIFA Women’s World Cup™ free-to-air and cable television rights, including the right to simulca.....
| 2019-01-28 14:36:00

SOMC TO FAST-TRACK THE DELIVERY OF JUSTICE IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
On Monday, 21 January 2019, the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project, in collaboration with the High Court of Justice in Antigua and Barbuda, created history when it offici.....
| 2019-01-28 11:59:00

The Jamaican people are the best guarantors of Jamaica’s Fiscal Prudence
Minister of Finance, Dr. The Honourable Nigel Clarke, while addressing the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s 14th Regional Investments & Capital Markets Conference on ‘Life after the IMF: Preserving the Benefi.....
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service | 2019-01-28 11:57:00

JAMAICA DOMINATES TRAVVY TOURISM AWARDS
Jamaica came away as big winners at the 2019 Travvy Awards held in New York City last night copping 5 major awards including Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett being awarded the inaugural Chairman’s Awa.....
| 2019-01-28 11:50:00

New Board Appointed for the Students’ Loan Bureau
Dr The Honourable Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service has announced that a new Board of Directors for the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) was appointed in December, 2018......
Students' Loan Bureau | 2019-01-28 11:46:00

APPOINT A PORT AUTHORITY CHAIRMAN
The People’s National Party (PNP) Opposition Shadow Minister of Transport and Work, Mikael Phillips, M.P., is calling on the Prime Minister, in his capacity as Minister of Economic Growth and Job Crea.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2019-01-28 11:44:00

Some Motorists to See Lower Rates at Sections of Highway 2000 North South Toll
Some motorists using the Highway 2000 – North-South Link will soon observe a decrease in rates for some sections. This, as the Ministry of Transport and Mining has been informed of the new toll adjust.....
| 2019-01-28 11:43:00

Bartlett secures USD750Million in Hotel Investment and 3000 Rooms
Following discussions with two major Spanish Hotel chains, H10 and Princess Resorts, Minister of Tourism, Honourable Edmund Bartlett has secured USD750Million in investment. The investment will see th.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-01-28 11:36:00

CAC Foundation, Pacers makes special donation to STEP Centre
CAC 2000 Foundation, in collaboration with Pacers Running Club, is elated that the 10K and Half Marathon Charity Run held on November 10, 2018 was successful in raising $650,000 all of which has been .....
| 2019-01-28 11:30:00

NCU and UTech join UWI - Accredited by UCJ
Recently, the Northern Caribbean University and the University of Technology, Jamaica joined the University of the West Indies in gaining institutional accreditation from the University Council of Jam.....
| 2019-01-28 11:27:00

The Jamaican people are the best guarantors of Jamaica’s Fiscal Prudence
Minister of Finance, Dr. The Honourable Nigel Clarke, while addressing the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s 14th Regional Investments & Capital Markets Conference on ‘Life after the IMF: Preserving the Benefi.....
| 2019-01-28 11:25:00

JAMAICA DOMINATES TRAVVY TOURISM AWARDS
Jamaica came away as big winners at the 2019 Travvy Awards held in New York City last night copping 5 major awards including Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett being awarded the inaugural Chairman’s Awa.....
| 2019-01-28 11:24:00

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signed to provide Juvenile Detainees with Training after Release
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was yesterday signed by the General Secretariat of the Organisation of American States (OAS), the Trust for Americas, Health, Housing Opportunity, Production and Em.....
Ministry of National Security | 2019-01-28 11:22:00

Wray & Nephew Business House Darts League 2018/19
The W&N Business House Darts League continued on Saturday January 19, 2019 with 3 matches. BOJ Gators B remain at the top of the table having amassed 5 points from 2 games played. JAVIED Medical m.....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade | 2019-01-23 16:30:00

GRACE FOODS TO GIVE ONE LUCKY WINNER A $14 MILLION BRAND NEW HOUSE IN 2019
On the heels of its successful 2018 ‘Flava with a Beat’ campaign, Grace Foods has revealed its major promotion for 2019. The company will be partnering with KemTek Homes to make one lucky customer’s.....
Grace Kennedy | 2019-01-23 16:02:00

SAGICOR LIFE PARTNERS WITH COURTS OPTICAL TO OFFER FREE EYE SCREENING
Members of the public can access free eye screening on Thursday January 24 and Friday January 25 at the Sagicor Life Head Office in New Kingston, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about critica.....
Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2019-01-23 16:00:00

Bartlett to Attend International Tourism Fair in Spain
Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett travels to Spain today to participate in FITUR, the largest International Tourism Trade Fair for inbound and outbound Ibero-American markets. The event facilitat.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-01-23 15:58:00

PANCAP EVALUATION REVEALS IMPACT OF HIV PREVENTION RESPONSE HAS BEEN INADEQUATE PARTICULARLY AMONG KEY POPULATIONS
The PANCAP Priority Areas Coordinating Committee (PACC), the technical group of the PANCAP Executive Board commissioned an evaluation of the Caribbean Regional Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS (CRS.....
| 2019-01-23 15:56:00

NEWEST CCJ JUDGE SWORN IN
The Hon. Mr. Justice Andrew Burgess, formerly a Justice of Appeal in Barbados’ Court of Appeal, became a Judge of the CCJ in a dignified ceremony at Government House in Barbados on Friday, 18th of Jan.....
| 2019-01-23 15:53:00

RADEX BCMS introduces Portable Units
Last year, RADEX Border Control Management System (BCMS), was launched at the airport in Aruba in order to ensure a safe, reliable and effective border control. RADEX BCMS is a complete border control.....
| 2019-01-23 15:51:00

GK ANNOUNCES SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES Changes to Take Effect April 1
As the Company continues to streamline its structure in alignment with its 100th Anniversary objectives, GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby is announcing changes at the Senior Management level, which wi.....
Grace Kennedy | 2019-01-23 12:09:00

SYGNUS GROUP DONATES JMD$200,000 TO ASSIST ST. PATRICK'S FOUNDATION IN UPGRADING THEIR FACILITY
On January 16, 2019, the Sygnus Group officially presented a cheque for J$200,000.00 to St. Patrick’s Foundation to finance the improvement of the Foundation’s Head Office. The Caribbean based non-t.....
| 2019-01-23 12:07:00

Indecision of Holness-led Government Crippling Clarendon Cane Farmers
People’s National Party (PNP) Caretaker for South East Clarendon, Mrs Patricia Duncan Sutherland says the continued disregard of the predicament of cane farmers in Clarendon by the Andrew Holness-led .....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2019-01-23 12:01:00

Project launches to boost agricultural development in rural Jamaica
On January 16, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, officially launched the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project, which will provide reliable irrigation to 700 he.....
| 2019-01-23 11:56:00

The meeco Group welcomes new Commercial Director
Mr. Hartmut Boden becomes new member of the Board of Directors The new year starts with a substantial change for the meeco team: As of January 2019, Mr. Hartmut Boden has assumed the position of Com.....
| 2019-01-23 11:54:00

UNHCR renews offer to Curacao on Venezuelan refugee response
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the request this week from Curacao to the Netherlands for support in responding to the ongoing influx of Venezuelan refugees and migrants to the Caribbean island.....
| 2019-01-21 13:26:00

JPS and NWC fail to Meet Standards to Notify Customers of Planned Outages
The major water and energy service providers are failing to meet standards for notifying their customers of planned service disruptions. As part of their agreed Quality of Service Standards, the Jama.....
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2019-01-21 13:25:00

$158.4M SUPER LOTTO WINNER COMES FORWARD AFTER 54-DAY WAIT
A. Campbell kept all of Jamaica waiting and wondering for a total of 54 days as to the whereabouts of Jamaica’s latest super millionaire. Campbell purchased a $200 ticket with the winning numbers, 10.....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2019-01-21 13:22:00

140 Buyers Expected For Caribbean Travel Marketplace
Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett says the 37th Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM), being hosted in Jamaica later this month, will welcome 140 buyers — the largest number in the event’s history si.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-01-21 11:32:00

AUDIT OF SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS COMPLETED - MONTAGUE URGES RESPONSIBLE TRANSPORTATION ON WATER
Transport and Mining Minister, Honourable Robert Montague, is urging members of the public to be vigilant and exercise caution when using boats for transportation on water. These include various safet.....
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2019-01-21 11:31:00

NHF DRUG SERV AT ST JAMES TYPE 5 HEALTH CENTRE TO BE RELOCATED
Come Monday, January 14, patients who utilise pharmacy services at the St James Type 5 Health Centre, on Creek Street, in Montego Bay, will do so in a new, more spacious Drug Serv towards the back of .....
| 2019-01-15 12:54:00

PNP SAYS GOJ DIPLOMACY HAS BROKEN WITH TRADITION
Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Lisa Hanna, M.P., says Jamaica’s vote yesterday in the Organisation of the American States (OAS) has departed from the traditional principles on wh.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2019-01-15 12:31:00

Hero CPL and Cricket West Indies announce 2019 tournament dates
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have agreed a window for the 2019 edition of the tournament. This year’s event will take place between 21 August and 27 September......
Caribbean Premier League | 2019-01-15 12:03:00

Mandatory eFiling of Employer’s Monthly Payroll Declaration (S01)
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) implemented the next phase of its mandatory efiling requirement on January 2, 2019. As a result, Employers will now be required to submit their Employer’s Monthly Pa.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2019-01-15 11:52:00

HEART TRUST/NTA AND JAMAICA EMPLOYERS’ FEDERATION SIGN MOU TO EXPAND TRAINING IN THE WORKPLACE FOR 2019
The HEART Trust/NTA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF) last month to expand training and development opportunities for local firms. The signing too.....
HEART Trust/NTA | 2019-01-09 15:22:00

Jamaica Records 8.6% Increase in Tourism Earnings in 2018
Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica saw an 8.6% increase in tourism revenue in 2018. He told a news conference, held at the Ministry’s New Kingston office yesterday that, the prelimi.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-01-09 15:08:00

Launch of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day in Japan
Senator Norman Grant, OD, JP, (Chairman), and Mr. Jason Sharpe (Director) of the Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association (JCEA) along with His Excellency Ricardo Allicock, Jamaica’s Ambassador to Japan, .....
| 2019-01-09 15:02:00

CELL PHONE SERVICE: PNP WANTS MINISTER AND OUR ENSURE BETTER SERVICE
The Shadow Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Julian Robinson, M.P., is calling on both the portfolio Minister, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to inter.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2019-01-09 14:54:00

DANIEL DAWES SELECTED AS NEW USF CEO
The Universal Service Fund is announcing the selection of its new CEO, Mr. Daniel Dawes. Mr Dawes joined the Agency in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer on January 2. The position of CEO was a.....
| 2019-01-09 14:51:00

Bartlett Committed to New Architecture for Visitor Safety and Security
Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has reiterated Jamaica’s commitment to creating a new way forward and architecture as it relates to visitor safety and security. This follows a meeting with inter.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-01-09 14:45:00

Methodists commemorate 230th Anniversary of Ministry in Jamaica
The Methodist Church in Jamaica will launch yearlong activities to mark its 230th anniversary of Christian ministry in the island at the Kingston Waterfront on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Hundreds .....
| 2019-01-09 14:44:00

University of Technology, Jamaica Launches First Book
The University of Technology, Jamaica Press has launched its first book titled, “The Jamaican Public Health System From the 17th – 21st Centuries – A Policy and Structural Perspective” authored by D.....
University of Technology | 2019-01-09 14:43:00

REALDECOY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY PARTNER TO LAUNCH PIONEER UX LAB.
Global Digital Company RealDecoy has partnered with the University of Technology to launch a pioneer user experience lab in early 2019. In the lab, a selected group of UTECH students will have access .....
| 2019-01-09 14:42:00

Japan and Jamaica to Celebrate Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day
Starting this year, January 9 will be celebrated as Jamaica Blue Mountain (JBM) Coffee Day in Japan and Jamaica, as legislated by the Japanese government and declared by The Governor-General, respecti.....
JAMPRO | 2019-01-09 13:06:00

Robinson calls for transparency on appointment of new USF head
The People's National Party is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who has ministerial responsibility for the Technology Ministry to publicly reveal the process that has led to the selection of .....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2019-01-09 13:04:00

International Security Expert consults with Ministry of Tourism and industry interests
In a bid to sure up its capabilities and ensure safety, security and seamlessness in the tourism sector, the Ministry of Tourism and its agency the Tourism Product Development Company Ltd, (TPDCo) wil.....
| 2019-01-04 14:00:00

BITU rejects generalized Allegations of Corruption among Dunn’s River Workers; Demands Clarification from UDC
The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) has rejected generalized allegation of Corruption among Dunn’s River Workers, emanating from a release carried in the media yesterday [January 2, 2018]. .....
BUSTAMANTE INDUSTRIAL TRADE UNION | 2019-01-04 13:57:00

International Expert on Tourism Security to Arrive on Sunday
Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett has announced that highly regarded tourism security expert, Dr Peter Tarlow, will arrive on the island on Sunday to join the team carrying out the intensive secur.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-01-04 13:51:00

NWC MAKES SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON NRW REDUCTION IN KSA
The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting significant success in its on-going efforts to reduce Non-Revenue Water (NRW) especially through its 5-year long Kingston and St Andrew (KSA) Non Reven.....
National Water Commission | 2019-01-02 11:38:00

GGPJ on recent developments through the CLA to benefit community and small farmers
Options for Traditional Ganja Growers and Small Farmers in the Legal Medicinal Cannabis Industry The Ganja Growers and Producers of Jamaica (GGPJ) and numerous other stakeholders commend the Cannabis.....
| 2019-01-02 11:36:00

Jamaica sees Record Arrivals and Earnings for the Christmas period
Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica saw record arrivals and earnings for the period December 21-24, 2018. Preliminary airport arrivals was 34,081, an increase of 12.8% over the corre.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2019-01-02 11:33:00

TRANSPORT CONFERENCE INTENDED FOR 2019
In light of the passage of the New Road Traffic Act, the Ministry of Transport and Mining is planning to have a national conference for the public passenger sector. All stakeholders in the transport.....
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2019-01-02 11:30:00

MOH advises of continued caution against Viral Illnesses
The Ministry of Health has been informed that over the Christmas period, the Bustamante Hospital for Children continues to see an increase in the number of cases of viral illnesses, including cases of.....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2019-01-02 11:28:00

MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Ltd. closes IPO on the Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchanges
MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Ltd. (the “Company”) has announced today the close of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Jamaica and the Trinidad & Tobago stock exchanges. The Company has raised a to.....
| 2019-01-02 11:26:00

PRIVATE SECTOR AND CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS WELCOME PROPOSED DIALOGUE BETWEEN POLITICAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS CRIME & SECURITY ISSUES
The undermentioned civil society groups have noted with appreciation the public commitment of our political leaders to continue dialogue in search of a resolution to the current impasse regarding the .....
| 2019-01-02 11:20:00

Inaugural UWI World Universities T20 Tournament
University players across the world will participate in the first ever UWI World Universities T20 Cricket Tournament from January 10-20, 2019 at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St. Augusti.....
University of the West Indies | 2019-01-02 11:17:00

NGJ LAST SUNDAYS FOR DECEMBER 30, 2018 TO FEATURE NEXUS PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY.
The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for December 30th, 2018 will feature the Nexus Performing Arts Company as well as tours of our current exhibition, Beyond Fashion. To top of.....
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2019-01-02 11:14:00

CDB approves financing of street light retrofitting project in The Bahamas
The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on December 13, 2018, approved funding for a project which will see 30,500 existing street lights replaced with energy-efficient light-em.....
| 2019-01-02 11:13:00

Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation donates US$100,000 to United Way of Trinidad & Tobago after recent floods · Over US$1M committed to projects across the region since the Foundation was launched in 201
Flood response and mitigation activities in Trinidad and Tobago will get a significant boost as the Cable and Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF), and Flow partner with the United Way of Trinidad an.....
| 2019-01-02 11:04:00

Jamaica and Japan Reach Agreement in Principle on Tax Convention
The Governments of Jamaica and Japan have agreed in principle on the tax convention between the two countries. The Convention includes provisions for the purposes of clarifying the scope of taxation.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-12-21 14:41:00

LMAJ Illegal Certification of Documents
The Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) has taken noted an article published in the Sunday Gleaner of December 16, 2018 headlined " Joking with Justice" in which it points to Justices of the.....
| 2018-12-21 11:41:00

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT … THINK CLOUD!
Across the Caribbean, numerous discussions are taking place on digital transformation. Among the proponents is the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) which has been encouraging the establishment.....
| 2018-12-21 11:39:00

Jamaica welcomes Climate Rule Book
Jamaica’s negotiators on Saturday night breathed a sigh of relief and welcomed the final text contained in the 256 page Katowice Climate Change Package or more commonly called the rulebook outlining t.....
| 2018-12-21 11:37:00

Safety, Security remains Priority for Jamaica
Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett is reiterating the country's commitment to ensuring a safe, secure and seamless destination to all visitors who come to the country. In that context, Minister.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-12-21 11:34:00

NCB Financial Group Limited (‘NCBFG’) announces new terms of offer and take-over bid for Guardian Holdings Limited (‘GHL’)
On November 16, 2018, the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘TTSEC’) announced that NCB Global Holdings Limited (‘NCBGH’), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NCBFG, had agreed to m.....
| 2018-12-21 11:33:00

Private Sector Meeting with PM Regarding Auditor General’s Report on Petrojam Operations
The Presidents of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) and the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) met with the Prime Minister of.....
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2018-12-21 11:32:00

Early Childhood Commission Supports Paternity Leave
The Early Childhood Commission joins in lobbying for paternity leave. The ECC recognizes that children especially in the early childhood years need their fathers to achieve maximum social, emotional a.....
| 2018-12-17 11:35:00

Folly Road in Port Antonio to be closed for repairs to drainage
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the public that a section of Folly Road, in the vicinity of East Palm Avenue in Port Antonio, Portland, will be closed at 10:00 pm on Thursday, December 13,.....
National Works Agency | 2018-12-17 11:26:00

Over 10,000 streetlights repaired since start of 2018 Target surpassed as Company Continues Repairs
JPS has exceeded its streetlight repair target for the final quarter of 2018, with almost a month to spare. The 2,000 streetlights per month target was surpassed in November, with 3,691 repairs, whil.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2018-12-17 11:21:00

UN-AUTHORISED REMOVAL OF CASH
Caribbean Airlines confirms that an undisclosed sum of money was unlawfully removed from the Piarco International Airport on Monday December 10, 2018 by a man purporting to be a G4S Security Officer. .....
| 2018-12-11 11:50:00

SHARON FEANNY LAUNCHES ‘LIVE FIT KITCHEN’ COOKBOOK
On Sunday, December 9, Sharon Feanny, the owner and founder of the Shakti Yoga House and health guru, launched her new cookbook, ‘Sharon Feanny’s Live Fit Kitchen’ at Strawberry Hill Hotel and Spa. .....
| 2018-12-11 11:44:00

TEF Donates Medical Equipment to UHWI’s Paediatric Ward
Dr Carey Wallace, Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), formally hands over 6 infusion pumps used to administer medication intravenously, valued at $720,000, to Sister Marva Forbes.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-12-10 16:57:00

CPFSA extends deadline for Take a Child Home for Christmas initiative
The application deadline for the CPFSA’s Take a Child Home for Christmas Programme has been extended to this Friday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. An initiative of the Child Protection and Family Serv.....
Child Development Agency | 2018-12-10 16:56:00

UTech Receives UCJ Programmatic Accreditation for 4 More Courses of Study
The University of Technology, Jamaica has been granted programmatic accreditation by The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) for more of its academic programmes......
University of Technology | 2018-12-10 16:53:00

Fi Wi Own: Sights and Sounds of Jamaica
A collaborative of Kingston based artists announced today a condensed series of art exhibits that will create an opportunity for attendees to enjoy visual arts, captivating sounds and local pillars of.....
| 2018-12-10 16:52:00

Former Colombian President to Be Keynote Speaker for Upcoming International Tourism Conference
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that Álvaro Uribe, former President of Colombia, is the keynote speaker for the ‘Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth – Small and Medium Tourism E.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-12-10 16:46:00

Time to know and own #HealthRightsJa
It’s time for Jamaicans to know and own their health rights. This was one of the main messages coming out of a Civil Society Collaborative Forum (CSCF) working group meeting last week. The meeting saw.....
| 2018-12-10 16:44:00

“FREE UP THE BADGE” CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED
The Lay Magistrates' Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) is now calling on its membership and all Justices of the Peace to re-double their efforts re-visitation of police lockups and detention centres acros.....
| 2018-12-05 11:01:00

University of London celebrates The UWI
It was a dazzling, memorable event in the Winston Churchill Room of the University of London’s William Goodenough College. Hosted last Wednesday, November 28, by Professor Peter Kopelman, Vice-Chancel.....
University of the West Indies | 2018-12-05 10:52:00

NCU Researchers Achieve Lowest Toxin Level in Processed Cassava
Northern Caribbean University (NCU) researchers have found a technique to lower the level of toxin in cassava, from which bammy, a favourite food of Jamaicans is produced. Professor of Environmental .....
Northern Caribbean University | 2018-12-03 13:36:00

No Dengue outbreak, despite a More Active Season
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that 2018 has seen an increase, over the last year, in the number of cases of dengue fever. This is based on reports of mosquito-borne diseases through the nationa.....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2018-12-03 13:34:00

JAMAICA SWEEPS WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
Jamaica and Jamaican companies emerged the big winners at the just concluded World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal last night, (Saturday December 1) by winning eight .....
| 2018-12-03 11:25:00

JAMAICA SWEEPS WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
Jamaica and Jamaican companies emerged the big winners at the just concluded World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal last night, (Saturday December 1) by winning eight .....
| 2018-12-03 11:25:00

WARRINGTON WINS IN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT DISPUTE AT THE CCJ
In Mariette Warrington v Dominica Broadcasting Corporation, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today decided that Ms. Warrington, a former General Manager of the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation .....
| 2018-12-03 11:24:00

Students and Teachers Trained to Become Ambassadors for Healthier Lifestyle
As part of the Jamaica Moves in Schools programme, which will strengthen the capacity of the school community to become a healthy setting for learning and working, the Southern Regional Health Authori.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2018-11-29 13:17:00

JET continues to be disrupted by Constant Spring Roadworks
The Jamaica Environment Trust’s (JET’s) office at 123 Constant Spring Road continues to be disrupted by road construction taking place on the thoroughfare. Intermittent phone and internet services hav.....
| 2018-11-29 12:07:00

U.S. and Jamaica Sign Energy Cooperation
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (11/28/18) signed an Energy Framework to foster cooperation on energy and infrastructure investmen.....
| 2018-11-29 11:47:00

JCC Statement released at the Meeting of the JCC Board of Directors, November 27, 2018 58 Half Way Tree Road
By many of the most meaningful yardsticks, 2019 should be a significant turning point in Jamaica’s history. Over the course of next year – • We should be seeing a GDP growth rate of approximately 2......
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2018-11-29 11:43:00

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES HOSTS AN EVENING OF CUSTOMER APPRECIATION FOR TRINIDAD & TOBAGO & ANNOUNCES JET FLEET UPGRADE
On Wednesday November 21, Caribbean Airlines recognised several of its corporate partners and longstanding top tier frequent flyers at a customer appreciation reception held at the Hyatt Regency Ballr.....
| 2018-11-29 11:41:00

National Meteorological Officers to benefit from Climate Product and Climate Services Training
As climate change impacts intensify in the Caribbean, the region is scaling up responses by improving availability of climate information, products and services and expanding climate networks. Meteoro.....
| 2018-11-29 11:29:00

Jamaica to Strengthen Tourism Relations with the UAE
Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica is keen to strengthen tourism relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the inaugural UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum 2018, which was r.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-11-29 11:39:00

National Meteorological Officers to benefit from Climate Product and Climate Services Training
As climate change impacts intensify in the Caribbean, the region is scaling up responses by improving availability of climate information, products and services and expanding climate networks. Meteoro.....
| 2018-11-29 11:29:00

CHASE, NHF and TEF INVEST IN STATE-OF-ART CANCER TREATMENT FACILTY
The Ministry of Health in collaboration with project partners, the CHASE Fund, the National Health Fund (NHF) and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), has opened the National Cancer Treatment Centre on.....
| 2018-11-29 11:24:00

GOJ Aims to Strengthen AML/CFT Regime
Minister of Transport and Mining, Honourable Robert Montague, met with members of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) and the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and O.....
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service | 2018-11-29 11:21:00

TOP DEMS CALL ON BOLTON TO RAISE BROAD HUMAN RIGHTS AGENDA WITH BRAZIL PRESIDENT-ELECT BOLSONARO
Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Rep. Albio Sires, Ranking Member of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee; Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, Ranking Member .....
| 2018-11-29 11:16:00

TAJ’s Property Tax Collection Improvement Project
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has started its enforcement initiatives to improve Property Tax Collection in the Parish of St. Ann through a special project known as the “Property Tax Collection I.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-11-29 11:15:00

TRANSPORT MINISTER MEETS WITH TAXI OWNERS AND OPERATORS FOLLOWING ISLANDWIDE PROTESTS
Minister of Transport and Mining, Honourable Robert Montague, met with members of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) and the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and O.....
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2018-11-29 11:13:00

The NWA Resumes $96 Million Dollar Road Rehabilitation Project along the Grange Hill to Little London Corridor in Westmoreland
The National Works Agency (NWA) has resumed a $ 96 Million road improvement contract along the Grange Hill to Little London corridor in Westmoreland. Community Relations Officer for the NWA’s Weste.....
National Works Agency | 2018-11-27 13:12:00

FIX INHUMANE CONDITIONS AT DETENTION CENTRES
The People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Justice, Senator Donna Scott Mottley, is calling on the government to urgently and immediately address the inhumane conditions in the detention cen.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-11-27 13:07:00

UDC OUTLINES SUITE OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS COMING TO MONTEGO BAY
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) under the guidance of the Government of Jamaica is spearheading a number of investment and infrastructural projects in Montego Bay as per its mandate of making .....
Urban Development Corporation | 2018-11-27 13:06:00

Re-rooting Jamaican Ginger to the World
For years, Jamaica has tried to reconnect its ginger to the world market with little success, but as the country fights the Ginger Rhizome Rot disease that has stunted its progress, there are plans to.....
| 2018-11-27 12:18:00

ECONOMY RECORDS GROWTH AGAIN FOR JULY to SEPTEMBER, 2018 QUARTER
The Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica, Dr. Wayne Henry, reported at the Institute’s quarterly press briefing, that the economy continued to record growth during the second quarter of the.....
Planning Institute of Jamaica | 2018-11-27 10:59:00

“BAD GAS” - COMPENSATION
The JGRA is calling on the Energy Minister to fast forward the process for compensating the motorists who presented claims related to the “Bad Gas Saga”......
| 2018-11-27 10:58:00

PCJ AND JCDC SIGN MOU FOR $31 MILLION ENERGY INTERVENTION PROJECT
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is set to benefit from a $31 million energy efficiency upgrade which is being undertaken by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) at the Commiss.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2018-11-23 15:39:00

Four High Schools Advance to Semi-Final Round of UTech, Jamaica 2nd Annual Mathematics Quiz Competition
The University of Technology, Jamaica through its School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science and Sport on Saturday, November 17, 2018 launched the 2nd Annual Mathematics Quiz Competitio.....
University of Technology | 2018-11-23 15:37:00

Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle for Valentines 2019
Red Rose for Gregory the annual valentine’s tribute concert, honouring the memory of the late Lovers Rock King Gregory Anthony Isaacs, will feature R&B Luminaries Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle and Jamaic.....
| 2018-11-23 15:34:00

TAJ Pilots New Automated Queuing System at Two Tax Offices
Tax Administration Jamaica0 (TAJ) has taken a major step in creating a more customer-centric business space with the piloting of an automated Customer Flow Management System at the new Falmouth Tax Of.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-11-23 15:32:00

TPDco Justifies Cost of Welcome to Montego Bay Sign
The Tourism Product Development Company Ltd (TPDCo), wishes to place on record justification for the recently commissioned Welcome to Montego Bay Sign, estimated to cost approximately Seventeen Millio.....
| 2018-11-22 14:48:00

New Montego Bay Welcome Sign to be Ready By December
Minister of Tourism Hon Edmund Bartlett, Ministry officials and Montego Bay city leaders laid blocks on Saturday (November 17) to symbolize the commencement of a project to create a new welcome sign a.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-11-22 14:44:00

tTech Poised for Continued Growth in 2019
tTech Limited, one of Jamaica’s leading Managed IT Services providers, is pleased with the company’s continued growth throughout the third quarter and is is in the process of implementing a set of op.....
| 2018-11-22 14:22:00

Spanish Hoteliers Committed to Buying Locally
Spanish Hoteliers and investors have recommitted to buying more local goods and services following a meeting on Friday with Ministry of Tourism officials. The meeting, which sought to discuss various .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-11-22 14:11:00

St Thomas To Be Positioned As A Premier Tourist Destination
Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett says plans are now underway by his Ministry to develop the parish of St Thomas as Jamaica’s newest tourism destination. Speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-11-22 13:51:00

Jamaica to strengthen its national health care system with IDB support US$100 MILLION IN LOANS FROM THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK WILL AID IN JAMAICA’S FIGHT AGAINST NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
The Government of Jamaica says the funding from the IDB will strengthen health policies that target NCD risk factors and treatment. These policies include providing higher quality care and improving a.....
| 2018-11-22 14:04:00

JPS to Fix 2,000 Streetlights for November - Repairs to follow publicized schedule
JPS is reporting that having exceeded its October target for streetlight repairs (2,544 street lamps fixed, surpassing the target of 2,000), the Company is scheduled to fix another 2,000 streetlights .....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2018-11-03 14:00:00

St Thomas To Be Positioned As A Premier Tourist Destination
Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett says plans are now underway by his Ministry to develop the parish of St Thomas as Jamaica’s newest tourism destination. Speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-11-22 13:51:00

Bartlett Launches New JTB Website
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, yesterday (November 14) officially launched the Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) new and fully integrated website which will transform its marketing strategies. .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-11-22 13:48:00

STANLEY MOTTA LIMITED REVENUES UP 300%, NET PROFIT $1.66 BILLION
Stanley Motta Limited (SML) of Kingston Jamaica, creator of 58HWTR, one of the largest Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) facility’s in the English-Speaking Caribbean, is pleased to release its unaudi.....
| 2018-11-21 14:01:00

JAMPRO and PICA sign MOU to collaborate on improving investment facilitation
The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cement the Agencies’ commitment to partnering.....
JAMPRO | 2018-11-16 14:46:00

STANLEY MOTTA LIMITED REVENUES UP 300%, NET PROFIT $1.66 BILLION
Stanley Motta Limited (SML) of Kingston Jamaica, creator of 58HWTR, one of the largest Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) facility’s in the English-Speaking Caribbean, is pleased to release its unaudi.....
| 2018-11-16 14:42:00

$35Million for Spruce Up Garbage Disposal Bin Project
As part of efforts to reduce littering in municipalities island wide, The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has spent $35million to brand and install 1000 Spruce Up garbage disposal bins. The initiative .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-11-16 14:23:00

Stony Hill Health Centre to Benefit from PAHO/WHO Smart Health Care Facilities Project
The Stony Hill Health Centre has been selected to benefit from the second phase of the Pan American Health Organisation and World Health Organisation PAHO/WHO Smart Health Care Facilities Project. The.....
| 2018-11-16 14:22:00

Kolette Easy dazzles with latest single and major performances
Canadian R&B songstress Kolette Easy has been riding high since the release of her debut album ‘Believe’. Her recent wave of success includes a well-received first single, rave reviews and thrilling l.....
| 2018-11-16 14:16:00

NO CLEAR PLAN FOR SUGAR FARMERS AND SUGAR LANDS IN CLARENDON
The Member of Parliament for South West Clarendon, Mr. Noel Arscott and the People’s National Party’s Caretaker for South East Clarendon, Mrs Patricia Duncan Sutherland are calling on the government t.....
| 2018-11-16 14:13:00

ASPIRING ATTORNEY LOSES LAW SCHOOLS’ CHALLENGE AT CCJ
The legal challenge alleging that the Law Schools’ admissions process discriminates against holders of non-University of the West Indies (UWI) law degrees was dismissed this afternoon in a judgment .....
| 2018-11-12 13:56:00

PRESS ASSOCIATION TO FOCUS ON THE FUTURE OF TRADITIONAL NEWS AND SPORTS
With newspapers closing down all over the world, and an ever-growing emphasis on social media, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) will be focusing on the future of traditional news and sports for .....
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2018-11-12 13:54:00

Cable & Wireless Reports Preliminary Q3 2018 Results1 Fixed and B2B Performance Drive 1% Rebased Revenue Growth Operating Income of $76 million; Net Loss of $3 million Adjusted Segment EBITDA of $232 million, 3% YoY Rebased Growth
Cable & Wireless Communications Limited ("C&W") is a leading telecommunications operator in its consumer markets, which are predominantly located in the Caribbean and Latin America, providing entertai.....
Cable & Wireless Communiations | 2018-11-12 13:48:00

World Bank Supports Capacity Building of Animation Programme at UTech, Jamaica
The Animation Production and Development degree programme at the University of Technology, Jamaica has been significantly boosted by support from the World Bank, through the implementation of the Yout.....
University of Technology | 2018-11-12 13:47:00

Jamaica Customs Offers Clarity on the Importation of Mobile Phones
The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is Jamaica’s principal border management entity, and its core mission of facilitating trade, optimising revenue collection and delivering high quality customer service.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2018-11-12 12:38:00

Inaugural event explores blue economy strategy to drive energy transformation in the Caribbean
The Caribbean could transform its energy sector and diversify economic activity by exploring marine renewable energy development, says Monica La Bennett, Vice-President (Operations) at the Caribbean D.....
| 2018-11-12 12:30:00

Join us for the 2018 National STEM Fair!
The Ministry of Education is welcoming support for the Nation’s youth at the 2018 National STEM Fair which will feature student’s projects and experiments. The first of its kind event will be held on.....
| 2018-11-12 12:19:00

Preserving School History For Future Generations
They have been around for years. Some of us may even be able to find one in a closet or box tucked away somewhere in our homes, so the concept is not new, but the energy is. Call it a resurgence of an.....
| 2018-11-12 12:18:00

A Child’s Right to a Name and Identity
Investing in our children means giving them access to certain fundamental human rights such as the right to a name and identity. Article 7 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child s.....
Registrar General’s Department | 2018-11-07 12:20:00

UDC COPS INTERNATIONAL AWARD LEADING GIS INNOVATION IN JAMAICA
Jamaica’s principal public sector organisation responsible for the planning and designing of urban environments, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) once again demonstrated why its conceptualiser .....
Urban Development Corporation | 2018-11-07 12:09:00

The UWI Open Campus and IDB partner to provide more online education for the region.
The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 07 November 2018. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are partnering to bring more online learning to cit.....
University of the West Indies | 2018-11-07 12:06:00

LASCO Chin Foundation tackles poverty and crime
Recent reports of the reduction in murders in Jamaica (about 300 less than last year), while encouraging, provide no reason to think the country has turned the corner on crime. The reduction repres.....
| 2018-11-07 12:03:00

UTech, Jamaica Collaborates with the OAS-Government of Chile for Course on Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Management
The University of Technology, Jamaica has collaborated with the Organisation of American States (OAS) through its partnership with the Government of Chile for the delivery of a short course on Hazard .....
University of Technology | 2018-11-07 12:01:00

The UWI considers alternative funding models: Launch of University Trust Fund on the horizon
The University Grants Committee (UGC) of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) met in a special session at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Mona, Jamaica on November 1, 2018, to receive the spec.....
University of the West Indies | 2018-11-07 11:59:00

Jamaica among Top 5 Trending Destinations listed by Kayak
Jamaica has been listed as one of the top five trending destinations to travel to in January 2019 by international travel website Kayak. In a recent Kayak report, Jamaica landed at number five among .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-11-07 11:55:00

JAMAICA’S SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEAM GETS 3.8 MILLION JMD FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT
Jamaica’s Special Olympians are one step closer to representing the country in Abu Dhabi in 2019 thanks to a JMD $3.8M contribution from the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Commi.....
Constabulary Communication Network | 2018-11-07 11:51:00

JAS President Outlines Action Plan for Farmers
The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) under the new leadership of Mr. Lenworth Fulton will be rolling out a plan with objectives to support and protect the rights and interests of farmers, improve th.....
| 2018-11-06 14:29:00

Zion strikes again with ‘The Main Stage’
Following the success of his first release for Trinidad and Tobago’s 2019 Carnival, actor, dancer and singer Zion has released his second Soca single for the upcoming season entitled ‘The Main Stage’......
| 2018-11-06 14:21:00

CHIEF JUSTICE ANNOUNCES MEASURES TO REDUCE DELAYS IN THE CRIMINAL COURTS
The Chief Justice of Jamaica, the Honourable Mr. Justice Bryan Sykes, announced a raft of initiatives which are currently on stream and will be intensified in the next court term to increase hearing d.....
| 2018-11-06 14:15:00

SEVERAL CHALLENGES AFFECT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to advise that some customers have been experiencing water supply disruptions in the parishes of Clarendon, St. Catherine and St. Mary due to operational iss.....
National Water Commission | 2018-11-06 14:13:00

The UWI considers alternative funding models: Launch of University Trust Fund on the horizon
The University Grants Committee (UGC) of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) met in a special session at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Mona, Jamaica on November 1, 2018, to receive the spec.....
University of the West Indies | 2018-11-06 14:09:00

FIVE MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF MARIJUANA SEIZED ON THE PORT OF KINGSTON
Officers from the Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Team along with Officers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Narcotics Division and Port Security seized fifteen (15) packages containing Mar.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2018-11-06 14:06:00

TAJ Electronic Bank Payment Ceiling Increased
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising taxpayers that the limit of its Electronic Bank Payment facility has been increased. This means, customers making Direct Debit payments online via the TA.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-11-06 13:59:00

PNP SALUTES THE LIFE OF BEN FRANCIS
“It is with heartfelt sadness that I extend condolences on behalf of the People’s National Party (PNP) to the family, friends and colleagues of Ben Francis,” said the Opposition Shadow Minister of Gen.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-11-06 13:41:00

Falmouth Tax Office to Close for Relocation
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding customers that the Falmouth Tax Office will be closed to the public on Friday November 2 and Monday November 5 to facilitate the relocation exercise and.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-11-06 13:26:00

Ten UWI Alumni Receive Pelican Awards from Open Campus Alumni Chapters
The Alumni Association of The University of the West Indies (UWIAA) Open Campus on Saturday, October 13, 2018, held their second annual Pelican Awards Ceremony at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa .....
University of the West Indies | 2018-10-31 14:32:00

UTech, JA stages ‘Long Distance’ Musical Theatre Production
History will come alive on stage and screen at the University of Technology, Jamaica on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in the Alfred Sangster Auditorium beginning at 7pm. In celebration of the Universi.....
University of Technology | 2018-10-30 15:41:00

OUR clarifies connection fee for Landmark sewerage rates
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has modified its Determination Notice for Landmark Developers Limited (LDL) to clarify who should pay a connection fee to receive sewerage services from the co.....
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2018-10-30 11:41:00

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES CARGO ACCEPTING SHIPMENTS OF RELIEF SUPPLIES FOR INDIVIDUALS & ORGANISATIONS IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Caribbean Airlines Cargo is accepting shipments of relief supplies as specified below, sent from any of the airline’s North American, Caribbean and South American destinations, effective immediately.....
| 2018-10-30 11:36:00

CRAWFORD CALLS FOR SPECIAL ACTION AGAINST CHILD KILLERS
CRAWFORD CALLS FOR SPECIAL ACTION AGAINST CHILD KILLERS Kingston, Jamaica, October 23, 2018: The People’s National Party Shadow Minister of Youth, Senator Damion Crawford, is calling for urgent and.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-10-24 16:03:00

Tourism Minister Calls for Greater Investment in Jamaica’s Carnival
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says his Ministry is leading the charge in developing the Carnival in Jamaica initiative, to strengthen Jamaica’s competitiveness as an entertainment destination.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-10-24 16:01:00

TOP FOURTEEN BOYS AND GIRLS FROM DIGICEL NBA JUMPSTART ELITE CAMP TO PARTICIPATE IN NBA EXPERIENCE IN NEW YORK CITY
Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that the top 14 boys and girls from the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Programme will attend an NBA game at the Barclays Center featuring t.....
Digicel | 2018-10-23 12:02:00

ELECTRICAL ISSUE AFFECTS WATER SUPPLY IN ST. ANN
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to advise customers in some sections of St. Ann that as a result of electrical challenges being experienced at two of its facilities, water supply has been d.....
National Water Commission | 2018-10-23 11:45:00

Upsurge in Violence against children
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) would like to express concern about the increasing number of children going missing, those being killed and the frequent reports of the brutal attacks on scho.....
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2018-10-23 11:42:00

Relocation of Falmouth Tax Office
The Falmouth Tax Office will have a new home effective November 6, 2018, when it will be relocated to 5 Cornwall Street, Falmouth Trelawny. To facilitate the relocation exercise, Tax Administration .....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-10-23 11:38:00

ALMOST 600 YOUNG PERSONS RECEIVE CERTIFICATES AFTER COMPLETING TERTIARY TRAINING THROUGH PCJ INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Close to 600 young persons have been awarded certificates and special awards after successfully completing the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Internship Programme which exposed them to tertiar.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2018-10-23 11:33:00

JAMPRO appoints investment adviser to promote Jamaica in India
The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has appointed an Honorary Investment Advisor that will increase business between Jamaica and India, and will promote Jamaica's export and investment opport.....
JAMPRO | 2018-10-18 15:26:00

NHT BREAKING ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, SAY INDUSTRY PEN RESIDENTS
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has received recent reports from residents of Industry Cove in Hanover expressing serious concerns regarding the construction of a housing scheme and the associated.....
Jamaica Environment Trust | 2018-10-18 15:16:00

Bartlett orders Security Audit of Hotels
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has ordered an intensive security audit of the tourism sector including hotels and attractions as part of efforts to strengthen destination assurance. “I’ve d.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-10-18 15:13:00

Ja must advance technical training for development says Phillips
People's National Party (PNP) President and Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the University of Technology, formerly the College of Arts, Science, and .....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-10-18 15:09:00

Robinson says Fraser-Pryce represents the best that is in us
People's National Party(PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson lauded Jamaican Olympian, multi world champion and record holder and super star athlete Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the official statue un.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-10-18 11:58:00

Ground Broken on $26M Salem Beach Upgrades
Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett joined other officials in St. Ann today, for a ground-breaking ceremony at Salem Beach. The beach is being upgraded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to the t.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-10-18 11:50:00

UTech, Ja. Students Awarded Huawei “Seeds for The Future” Scholarships to Visit China
Five outstanding University of Technology, Jamaica students were presented with the prestigious Huawei Technologies Limited “Seeds for the Future 2018” Scholarship Award at a presentation ceremony and.....
University of Technology | 2018-10-12 14:31:00

MILLIONS IN PRIZES TO BE WON IN SVL AND DIGICEL ‘TOP UP’ PROMOTION
Supreme Ventures Limited and Digicel have teamed up to give their customers more bang for their buck with the ‘Supreme Ventures Top Up with Digicel’ promotion. Starting Sunday, October 14, customer.....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2018-10-12 14:00:00

Some JPS Employees Stay of the Job: Industrial Action Likely to Impact Service to Customers
JPS is advising customers that there may be interruptions in service, and delays in responding to reports today, due to the continuation of industrial action by some of its employees. More than 200.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2018-10-09 14:39:00

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES DOMESTIC OPERATIONS JANUARY - SEPTEMBER 2018
Caribbean Airlines advises that for the period January 01 – September 30, 2018 a total of 716,299 passengers were transported on the air bridge between Trinidad and Tobago. ACTUAL DOMESTIC OPERATIONS .....
| 2018-10-08 17:31:00

Education Ministry announces guidelines and subsidies for 2018-2019 exams registrations
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is reminding school administrators that students registering to sit various exit level examinations for the 2018-2019 academic year, should do so in ke.....
Ministry of Education | 2018-10-08 13:06:00

A Free Press: Oxygen of Democracy
The Press Association of Jamaica notes with dismay the exchange on Tuesday between State Minister with responsibility for Works, Everald Warmington and Sashana Small, a reporter with Business Access T.....
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2018-10-08 12:24:00

Jackson commends custom workers, JCF on gun find
Opposition shadow Minister of National Security Fitz Jackson M.P. is applauding members of Customs and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on the major gun and ammunition find at the Kingston contain.....
Ministry of National Security | 2018-10-08 12:22:00

LISA HANNA NEW PNP TREASURER
Member of Parliament for South East St. Ann, Lisa Hanna, is the new Treasurer of the People’s National Party (PNP). Ms. Hanna, who was elected at a recent meeting of the Party’s Executive Committee.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-10-08 12:21:00

Information Minister Mourns Death of Elva Ruddock
The Minister of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) Senator Ruel Reid is saddened by the news of the sudden death of popular Jamaican personality, Ms Elva Ruddock. She died early Sunday morning f.....
Ministry of Education | 2018-10-08 12:19:00

Seven truckloads of garbage collected at JET’s beach cleanup on International Coastal Cleanup Day 2018
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is reporting that seven truckloads of garbage were hauled away from their 2018 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day flagship event at the Palisadoes Go Kart Trac.....
Jamaica Environment Trust | 2018-10-05 16:29:00

UTech, Jamaica and Elhydro Limited Sign MoU for Biodiesel Production and Research
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) and Elhydro Limited on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise collaboration in biodiesel production and res.....
University of Technology | 2018-10-05 16:23:00

UTech, Jamaica and Elhydro Limited Sign MoU for Biodiesel Production and Research
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) and Elhydro Limited on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise collaboration in biodiesel production and res.....
University of Technology | 2018-10-05 16:23:00

US$10 Million in Revenues from Increased Cruise and Stopover Passengers next year
Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett fresh from his visit to London for Jamaica Travel Market, has announced that Jamaica is to benefit from nineteen (19) weeks of stopover and cruise passengers for t.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-10-05 16:19:00

HELLSHIRE BAY BEACH CLEAN UP - A STORY OF COMMITMENT
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) are expressing satisfaction at the results of their recently concluded International Coastal Clean-Up Day 20.....
Urban Development Corporation | 2018-10-05 16:16:00

JADCO LAUNCHES JINGLE COMPETITION AT 2018 JUNIOR ATHLETES ANTI-DOPING EDUCATION WORKSHOP
The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) launched its 2018-2019 Jingle Competition at the fifth annual Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshop, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Cent.....
Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) | 2018-10-05 11:03:00

PHILLIPS LEADS DELEGATION TO U.S. AND CHINA
People's National Party (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, M.P., leaves the island today for meetings with stakeholders in the United States and China. Dr Phillips is .....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-10-05 11:01:00

Govt must protect commuters at the pump as gas prices rise
Opposition Shadow Minister of Energy Phillip Paulwell says the commuting public and motorists are totally astounded at today's massive increase in the price of all motor fuels announced by the state-o.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-10-05 10:54:00

Enhanced security measures make downtown Kingston safer for Digicel 5K Run
The newly-declared State of Emergency will not affect activities at the Digicel 5K Run for Special Needs, so says Running Events Director Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis. “Registration numbers are strong, and.....
Digicel | 2018-09-27 13:14:00

JPS and NWC Customers get over $36 M compensation in 2018 second quarter
Customers of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and the National Water Commission (NWC) were paid more than $36 million between April and June 2018, for service standards breaches. This.....
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2018-09-27 12:52:00

NCB Customers to get RSA Secure by September 30
According to Forbes Magazine, the global cost of cybercrime had risen from $445 billion USD in 2014 to $600 Billion USD in 2017, and is expected to reach $2 Trillion USD by 2019. Digital fraud levels.....
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2018-09-26 12:27:00

GraceKennedy Encourages Greater Use of Flexi-Time by Its Employees - Urges other employers to do likewise
GraceKennedy Limited (GK) has issued a call for more of its employees to take advantage of the benefits of flexible work arrangements. Under the flexible work arrangement, GK employees can choose b.....
Grace Kennedy | 2018-09-26 12:23:00

UTech, Jamaica to Confer Honorary Degrees on Dorcas White, Keith Amiel and Eric Crawford
The University of Technology, Jamaica will confer honorary degrees on three Caribbean stalwarts in law, agribusiness and business at its graduation ceremonies scheduled for November 3 and November 4, .....
University of Technology | 2018-09-26 11:31:00

Exploring pathways to expanding Jamaica’s Tourism in Japan
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett in his meeting, today, with His Excellency Ricardo Allicock, Ambassador of Jamaica to Japan and Mr. Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board, discusse.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-09-25 13:25:00

Stock Exchange has a New Logo & Tagline for its 50th Anniversary Celebrations “50 Years Strong: Cultivating Economic Growth, Celebrating Our Past and Embracing Our Future”
The Jamaica Stock Exchange will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019 and as a prelude to this celebration the Stock Exchange unveiled its 50th Anniversary logo and tagline to the public at a .....
Jamaica Stock Exchange | 2018-09-25 11:32:00

STATE OF EMERGENCY
At 5:00 am today, the JCF and the JDF deployed to sections of the following communities that fall within the boundaries of the declared State of Emergency: • Central Downtown (Market & Business Dis.....
Jamaica Defence Force | 2018-09-25 11:16:00

“Courts enhances GC Foster facilities”
Courts Jamaica continued its thrust of sports development in Jamaica with an injection of over $600,000 in furniture and electronics to the refurbishing of the Students Lounge at the GC Foster College.....
Unicomer Jamaica Ltd | 2018-09-25 11:07:00

TURTLE KILLERS FINED AT HALF WAY TREE PARISH COURT
Michael Harris and Clive McNuff were each fined fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for breaches under the Wildlife Protection Act (WLPA) when they appeared in the Half Way Tree Parish Court on Wednes.....
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2018-09-25 11:02:00

Japan joins the Global Tourism Resilience Centre Board of Governors
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett met, today, with the immediate past President of the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO), Dr. Ryoichi Matsuyama, who is also the current Trustee of the prestigi.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-09-25 11:00:00

NWA to implement Hotmix Patching Programme in Southeastern parishes
The National Works Agency (NWA) is now preparing to implement a new multi-million dollar hotmix patching programme in Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Thomas and St. Catherine. The programme, valued at just .....
National Works Agency | 2018-09-25 10:49:00

UDC TO FACILITATE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF HISTORIC PORT ROYAL
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has set its sights on rolling out a development plan for Historic Port Royal & the Palisadoes over a four year period at the cost of J$4.6 billion dollars. Dr .....
Urban Development Corporation | 2018-09-25 10:45:00

Main road leading into Black River, St. Elizabeth to be closed
Effective, Friday September 21, a section of the road leading into Black River from the direction of Sandy Ground will be closed. The rod is being closed to facilitate its reconstruction. Defective wa.....
National Works Agency | 2018-09-25 10:37:00

More modifications to traffic management plan coming
As the National Works Agency (NWA) continues to tweak its traffic management plan in Kingston and St. Andrew, more change is to come starting this weekend. As of this Sunday, September 23, turning res.....
National Works Agency | 2018-09-19 16:06:00

TAJ Hosts CARICOM Two Day Workshop
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), is hosting over 35 participants from several Caribbean states includng several Jamaican representatives at a CARICOM-OECD Workshop, September 17-18, 2018 in Kingsto.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-09-19 11:45:00

Vaz rejects suggestion that plastic/styrofoam ban is a knee jerk reaction
Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz, is rejecting as false and without basis, a claim by Chairman of the Wisynco Group, William Mahfood, that the .....
Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation | 2018-09-19 11:44:00

Bartlett to Re-Engage Japanese Market
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett departed the island yesterday, to attend the Tourism Expo Japan 2018 and VISIT JAPAN Travel & MICE Mart 2018, taking place in Tokyo from September 20 – 23, 2018......
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-09-19 11:35:00

Cases of Poisoning at Primary School in St. Thomas
The Ministry of Health has been informed of an incident where several children at a primary school in St. Thomas were given pills by an unauthorized person. The St. Thomas Health Department (STHD) was.....
Ministry of Education | 2018-09-19 11:34:00

Tourism Awareness Week to Focus on Digital Transformation
The Ministry of Tourism, its agencies and industry partners will seek to further raise awareness about the importance of digital technologies in tourism, during its annual celebration of Tourism Aware.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-09-18 16:53:00

TEF Invests $10 million in 2018 International Coastal Cleanup Day Activities
The Tourism Enhancement (TEF) has invested approximately $10 million in this year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day initiative, which is spearheaded locally by Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Spea.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-09-18 14:01:00

Bartlett Lauds Travel Agents as Valued Tourism Partners
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded travel agents as “true partners for Jamaica” as the destination consistently attains record visitor arrivals, especially over the past two years. .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-09-18 13:59:00

Education State Minister endorses G20 Declaration on training for employment and sustainable development
State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Honourable Floyd Green has endorsed a Declaration on education and training for employment issued at the first-ever G20 Joint Ed.....
Ministry of Education | 2018-09-18 13:32:00

TAX REVENUES AHEAD OF BUDGET
The Honourable Dr. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service announced that tax revenues are ahead of budget by approximately four percent (4%) for the first four months of the 2018/1.....
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service | 2018-09-18 13:20:00

UTech, Jamaica and the PCJ Partner to Provide Energy Audit Training for Public Sector Facilities Managers
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) and The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide energy audit training for some 100 public s.....
University of Technology | 2018-09-14 16:22:00

TROPICAL STORM (TS) ISAAC
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reminding the public that we are now at the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. The report from the Meteorological Service o.....
ODPEM | 2018-09-14 16:20:00

DIGICEL AND PAPUA NEW GUINEA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME BRIDGING THE COMMUNICATIONS GAP IN THE WESTERN PROVINCE
The Western Province of Papua New Guinea is looking towards a connected future as the PNG Sustainable Development Programme (PNGSDP) - along with its partner Digicel - implements a telecommunications .....
Digicel | 2018-09-12 16:32:00

Transfer Pricing Agreement Seminar for Kingston
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), will be hosting the second of two seminars featuring Transfer Pricing Agreement in Kingston on Wednesday September 12, 2018, at the Knutsford Court Hotel between th.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-09-12 16:25:00

Ambient Air Quality Report on fire at the Riverton Solid Waste Disposal Site Available
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is advising that the ambient air quality report on the Riverton Solid Waste Disposal Site fire, which started on July 29, 2018 is now available to t.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2018-09-12 15:46:00

JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE COAST GUARD (JDF CG) URGES FISHER-FOLK TO EVACUATE PEDRO CAYS
The Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard (JDF CG) is on high alert, as Tropical Storm Isaac continues its approach towards the Eastern Caribbean. In preparation, the JDF Coast Guard says it will be evacu.....
Jamaica Defence Force | 2018-09-11 11:46:00

G2K REJECTS PNPYO’S RETROGRADE UTTERANCES
Generation 2000 (G2K) the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has labeled utterances made by Ms. Krystal Tomlinson as retrograde. According to media reports the PNPYO Presid.....
G2K | 2018-09-11 11:41:00

DIGICEL SELECTED FOR 15 YEAR ICT MANAGED SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA
The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) – and by extension the people of Dominica - are poised for a major technology transformation with the news that ICT managed services provider, Dig.....
Digicel Jamaica | 2018-09-07 12:04:00

New Faculty Deans take office at The UWI, Mona
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Office of Administration is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Deans at the Mona Campus in Jamaica. Professor Michael Taylor is the new Dean of .....
University of the West Indies | 2018-09-03 13:52:00

The UWI Open Campus to re-establish Site in the Turks and Caicos Islands
The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus is partnering with the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to re-establish a physical presence in the territory. The re-launch of The .....
University of the West Indies | 2018-09-03 13:35:00

PAULWELL, PHILLIPS MEET WITH PETROLEUM SECTOR STAKEHOLDERS
In light of the continued increases at the pump and the impact this is having on the productive sector, People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Mining and Energy, Mr Phillip Paulwell, M.P., h.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-09-03 13:30:00

EDUCATION MINISTER GIVES THUMBS UP TO SVL ROBOTICS SUMMER CAMP
Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Hon. Floyd Green has given the 2018 staging of the Supreme Ventures Junior Creators Robotics Camp his stamp of approval. The .....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2018-09-03 12:23:00

Worshipper’s Heart is the Gospel Song for 2018
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is pleased to announce the results from the Grand Final of the Jamaica Gospel .....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2018-08-07 18:16:00

STATEMENT FROM THE NSWMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON THE RECENT FIRES AT DISPOSAL SITES ISLAND-WIDE
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) board of directors met on Thursday, 02nd August 2018, in order to get a full report on the Riverton Disposal Site and ten (10) other fires that oc.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2018-08-07 18:15:00

GAS PRICE INCREASES IMPACTING PUBLIC TRANSPORT, SAYS PNP
The Opposition Shadow Minister of Transport and Works, Mr. Mikael Phillips, says public transport is heading into a state of crisis and uncertainty due to the continuing weekly increases in the price .....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-08-03 11:30:00

TAJ maintains positive revenue performance for first quarter 2018/19 fiscal year
Preliminary figures indicate that Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) surpassed the collections target for the first quarter of the 2018/19 fiscal year. For the period April – June 2018, the Revenue Au.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-08-03 11:18:00

TAJ maintains positive revenue performance for first quarter 2018/19 fiscal year
Preliminary figures indicate that Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) surpassed the collections target for the first quarter of the 2018/19 fiscal year. For the period April – June 2018, the Revenue Au.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-08-03 11:18:00

Minister Bartlett Hails Hotel Four Seasons At 60
Hailing the Hotel Four Seasons as a standard-bearer for small properties in Kingston, Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett said the 60th anniversary of the landmark hotel comes at a time when we a.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-07-31 12:27:00

PNP WELCOMES REMOVAL OF DR ANDREW WHEATLEY FROM THE CABINET
The People’s National Party (PNP) welcomes the long overdue removal of Dr. Andrew Wheatley from the Cabinet of Jamaica, but wishes to strongly signal that cannot and will not be the end of the matter......
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-07-31 11:55:00

The UWI Helping to Engineer the Region’s Future
Thirty-one students from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are expected to leave for China this September to continue their studies in Software Engineering with a focus on mobile application.....
University of the West Indies | 2018-07-27 13:15:00

Health Fees Increase for Non-Residents and Private Patients/Insured Patients
Effective August 1, 2018, there will be an increase in user fees for services provided to non-residents, private patients and patients with health insurance at all public health facilities. These incr.....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2018-07-26 14:20:00

People’s National Party calls for urgent action to meet water need of citizens
The People’s National Party (PNP) has taken note of the update provided by the Government in relation to the extreme heat and drought conditions in some parishes. We also note the allocation earlier t.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-07-24 11:31:00

Over 115 Exhibitors at Successful 4th Staging of ‘Christmas in July’
The Tourism Linkages Network staged another highly successful ‘Christmas in July’ trade show yesterday (July 19), which saw a large turnout of enthusiastic patrons to view and purchase locally produce.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-07-24 11:28:00

GraceKennedy Positions for its Centennial
As GraceKennedy Limited heads into its 100th birthday in 2022, it has announced a round of restructuring activities starting July 2018. This restructuring is one of the strategic steps that the busine.....
Grace Kennedy | 2018-07-24 11:20:00

Santa Cruz Tax Office Closure
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising that the Santa Cruz Tax Office has been closed for business today. This is as a result of recent severe weather impacting power supply in the town and dama.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-07-18 14:40:00

BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT BILL PASSED IN LOWER HOUSE
The Ballast Water Management Bill, 2017 was passed in the Lower House of Representatives on July 10, 2018. Transport and Mining Minister, Robert Montague passed with an amendment yesterday. This Bi.....
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2018-07-18 14:37:00

PHILLIPS LEADS PNP DELEGATION TO SĂO PAULO FORUM IN CUBA
President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips is today leading a high-level delegation to Havana, Cuba to attend the Săo Paulo Forum, under the theme “Latin American and Caribbean .....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-07-18 11:00:00

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TO MANAGE THE COUNTRY’S WASTE DISPOSAL SITES
The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says immediate and urgent action must be taken to deal with the problem of uncontrolled burning at the country’s dump sites, because of the airborne toxins.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-07-16 19:15:00

$100m MOU Signed for Hospitality and Tourism Management Programme in High Schools
The Ministries of Tourism and Education, Youth and Information signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday, to initiate the first Hospitality and Tourism Management Programme for high school .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-07-16 10:44:00

$100m MOU Signed for Hospitality and Tourism Management Programme in High Schools
The Ministries of Tourism and Education, Youth and Information signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday, to initiate the first Hospitality and Tourism Management Programme for high school .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-07-12 14:05:00

Investment in Jamaica moving in right direction - Clarke
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Honourable Dr. Nigel Clarke is pointing to data that confirms that investment into Jamaica is headed in the right direction. The Minister, who is in Fr.....
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service | 2018-07-11 12:11:00

UDC’S GREEN GROTTO CAVES CELEBRATES SWEET 16 RETENTION OF EARTHCHECK MASTER CERTIFICATION
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) owned and managed Green Grotto Caves & Attractions is in celebratory mode following the retention of its EarthCheck Master Certification, bringing its total to .....
Urban Development Corporation | 2018-07-11 12:09:00

UTech, Jamaica Mourns the Passing of Dr. Janice Lindsay
The University of Technology, Jamaica family is deeply saddened at the passing of Dr Janice Lindsay, former Director of Arts and Culture. Dr. Lindsay died on Friday, July 6, 2018 following a period o.....
University of Technology | 2018-07-10 10:28:00

Traffic Delays Expected along Constant Spring Road
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists to plan for delays when traveling along Constant Spring Road in the vicinity of Mary Brown’s Corner and Hillman Road. This is as a result of pipe .....
National Works Agency | 2018-07-05 12:49:00

US $11, 5000 CASH FORFEITURE ANTHONY DANIELS
On Thursday June 28, 2018, the Financial Investigations Division (“F.I.D.”) was successful in obtaining a cash forfeiture order in the amount of United States Eleven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars (U......
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service | 2018-07-05 10:56:00

US $11, 5000 CASH FORFEITURE ANTHONY DANIELS
On Thursday June 28, 2018, the Financial Investigations Division (“F.I.D.”) was successful in obtaining a cash forfeiture order in the amount of United States Eleven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars (U......
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service | 2018-07-05 10:56:00

ROTARY CLUB DOWNTOWN KINGSTON TO PROVIDE 50 BEDS TO MARIE ATKINS SHELTER
Newly appointed President of the Rotary Club, Downtown Kingston, Mr Robert Scott, has given his commitment that some fifty beds will be provided for the overnight shelter, the Marie Atkins Shelter, lo.....
Rotary Club of New Kingston | 2018-07-05 10:53:00

PETROJAM LIMITED OPERATIONS
Recognizing the direct impact that the operations of Petrojam Limited have on the Petroleum Retail Trade, the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) welcomes the steps taken by the Prime Minste.....
PetroJam Limited | 2018-07-05 10:52:00

40 students for Kingston Wharves Limited summer employment and internship Programme.
Kingston Wharves Limited announced that for forty students will gain employment and on-the-job experience as part of its summer employment and internship programme. The students will be posted in vari.....
Kingston Wharves Limited | 2018-07-05 10:49:00

GCT Returns for May due Friday June 29
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding business persons that GCT Returns for the month of May are due on Friday June 29, 2018. This is in keeping with the requirement for registered GCT taxpa.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-07-02 15:56:00

Increase Minimum Wage and Allowances for Security Guards effective August 1, 2018
The Honourable Shahine Robinson, Minister of Labour and Social Security, speaking in the Sectoral Debate on June 26, 2018, announced an increase in the Minimum Wage and allowances payable to security .....
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2018-07-02 15:37:00

JAMAICA CIVIL SERVICE ASSOCIATION CLAIM FOR TRAVEL AND UPKEEP ALLOWANCES
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association wishes to express its support and solidarity with the Jamaica Civil Service Association in its demand on the government to provide an offer to the relevant public ser.....
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2018-06-26 11:14:00

Opportunities Untapped; Tourism Stakeholders Purchasing locally and Receptive to Buying
The JHTA is encouraging local entrepreneurs, agricultural interests and businesses to address some of the untapped opportunities which exist in linkages to the tourism industry. According to the 2015.....
Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association | 2018-06-26 11:11:00

BARTLETT APPOINTS PWC SENIOR EXECUTIVE TO GUIDE EXPANDED TOURISM WORKING GROUP
Prominent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) partner, Wilfred Baghaloo, has been appointed by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett to lead technical arrangements for a Tourism Working Group assessing various is.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-06-26 10:54:00

UTech, Jamaica Research to Address Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
The University of Technology, Jamaica has partnered with the None in Three (Ni3) Research Centre at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom for the development of prosocial computer games for t.....
University of Technology | 2018-06-26 10:49:00

Crisis facing road construction companies as Petrojam asphalt production falters
The PNP Shadow Minister of Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell, says a major crisis is now facing construction companies involved in road construction and maintenance projects due to the shortage of a.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-06-26 10:47:00

Tourism Linkages Network Trains 26 Hotel DJs
Entertainment in the island’s hotels received a boost, with the certifying of 26 hospitality workers, who participated in the inaugural Tourism Linkages Network's DJ Capacity Enhancement Training Prog.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-06-26 10:43:00

The UWI Open Campus Academy of Sport (OCAS) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) Host Outreach Initiative for Girls and Women in Sport
The UWI Open Campus, Academy of Sport, Jamaica. June 22, 2018— The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Academy of Sport (OCAS) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) hosted a group of teenage girls.....
University of the West Indies | 2018-06-26 10:38:00

Caribbean Airlines is the Official Airline for the Hero CPL
Caribbean Airlines is the Official Airline for the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) 2018 series. As the Official Airline partner, all teams and officials travelling to CPL matches and related a.....
| 2018-06-26 10:36:00

JPS Activates Multiple Operations Against Electricity Theft - Upscale Residences Discovered with Bypasses
JPS is reporting the activation of multiple operations today (June 21), against electricity theft. Teams from the Company, carried out several meter audits and investigations, as well as raids to rem.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2018-06-26 10:34:00

Bartlett and Shaw to Get More Local Products in Hotels
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says his Ministry will be working closely with the new Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, to ensure that imports to .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-06-26 10:28:00

INCREASED CAPACITY BUILDING FOR CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE
Approximately five thousand (5000) smallholder farmers in the parishes of Portland, St. Thomas and St. Mary will benefit from technical and technological expertise to increase their capacity to implem.....
Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation | 2018-06-26 09:59:00

A BITTERSWEET CELEBRATION OF THE SCHOOLS’ ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY
On Tuesday, June 18, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) hosted the 20th annual awards ceremony for its Schools’ Environment Programme (SEP) at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston. It was a bitterswee.....
Jamaica Environment Trust | 2018-06-26 09:47:00

FLOW Invests Heavily in Network Expansion
“Each year, we invest a significant portion of all revenues obtained in Jamaica to expand and improve our network. In fact, we are investing way above the market standard for the telecommunications in.....
FLOW | 2018-06-26 09:43:00

Kingston Wharves records strong performance in 2017 and first quarter of 2018
Kingston Wharves announces continued growth from new initiatives in results presented at Annual General Meeting......
Chris Benjamin | 2018-06-22 00:00:00

Kingston Wharves to invest 300,000 square foot new Modular Warehousing Complex in Kingston
Kingston Wharves announces construction of mega warehouse project at Annual General Meeting......
Chris Benjamin | 2018-06-22 00:00:00

AMBASSADOR E. COURTENAY RATTRAY SET TO SPEAK AT THE 36TH ANNUAL JCC AWARDS CEREMONY
Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations, Ambassador E. Courtenay Rattray, is set to give remarks as the Keynote speaker for this year’s 36th Annual JCC Awards Ceremony. With his ye.....
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2018-06-15 15:18:00

The UWI announces Staff Games in Grenada and plans for Faculty of Sport on the island.
On Wednesday 6th June, 2018, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) launched its 16th Biennial Inter-Campus Staff Games, to be held in the Spice Isle of Grenada as tribute to the island’s governm.....
University of the West Indies | 2018-06-15 15:13:00

Bartlett wants more Investment in Supply Side to Reduce Leakage of Tourism Earnings
Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett is urgently calling for more investment in the supply side of the Tourism value chain. Speaking at the Jamaica Investment Forum at the Montego Bay Convention Cent.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-06-15 15:09:00

FLOW “BALL & BLAZE TOUR” TO HEIGHTEN FOOTBALL FEVER IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
As Jamaicans get ready for football fever, telecommunications firm Flow, has announced plans to heighten the experience in several rural town centres and communities across the island starting on June.....
FLOW | 2018-06-15 11:11:00

Daren Sammy looks to his future ahead of the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League
It won’t be long before Daren Sammy is appearing for St Lucia Stars at this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which gets underway on 8thAugust. As an all-rounder who is still very much in .....
Caribbean Premier League | 2018-06-12 11:58:00

Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS
The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, collaborated with the Integr.....
Pan American Health Organization | 2018-06-12 11:51:00

June 15 Tax Payments Now Due
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding business persons that the following taxes are due on Friday, June 15, 2018:  Estimated Income Tax (2nd quarter)  Self Employed Statut.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2018-06-12 11:45:00

MORE COMPANIES ON BOARD FOR GRACEKENNEDY JAMAICAN BIRTHRIGHT SUMMER INTERNSHIP
GraceKennedy Limited will host four university students from the Diaspora for a five-week professional and cultural internship that is designed to immerse them in Jamaica’s rich culture as well as pro.....
Grace Kennedy | 2018-06-07 17:25:00

NEPA CONDEMS GRUESOME KILLING OF TURTLE
The National Environment and Planning Agency and the Jamaica Constabulary Force are investigating an unfortunate incident involving the killing of a turtle, in 9 Miles Bull Bay, St. Thomas yesterday......
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2018-06-07 17:17:00

NINE TO VIE FOR JCDC 2018 MISS KINGSTON & ST. ANDREW FESTIVAL QUEEN TILE
Nine beautiful and talented ladies were sashed at the recently held Mayoral Reception and Sashing Ceremony of the Miss Kingston & St. Andrew Festival Queen Competition at the Ranny Williams Entertainm.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2018-06-06 15:10:00

Bartlett to Present Regional Tourism Development Model Concept to Caribbean Ministers
Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett, will this week share his strategy on creating a cohesive tourism model to increase economic development of the region with fellow Caribbean Tourism Ministers in .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-06-06 15:08:00

EMERGENCY MEETING WITH CHINA HARBOUR ENGINEERING COMPANY AND SINOPHARM PAN CARIBBEAN
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has called an emergency meeting with China Harbour Engineering Company Limited and Sinopharm Pan Caribbean......
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2018-06-06 14:41:00

EMERGENCY MEETING WITH CHINA HARBOUR ENGINEERING COMPANY AND SINOPHARM PAN CARIBBEAN
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has called an emergency meeting with China Harbour Engineering Company Limited and Sinopharm Pan Caribbean......
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2018-06-06 14:41:00

Bartlett presents Resort Areas with Satellite Phones at Start of Hurricane Season
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett today presented Destination Assurance Managers from each of the island’s resort areas with satellite phones designed to increase communication during major clima.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-06-06 13:24:00

PCJ LAUNCHES US$40 MILLION ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND EFFICIENCY PROGRAMME
The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has officially launched the US$40 million Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP) through which energy efficiency interventions, aimed at reducing .....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2018-05-30 16:00:00

NCB ABM AVAILABILITY
NCB wishes to sincerely apologise to our valued customers for any inconvenience experienced related to downtime and the ability to do the normal range of transactions on our ABMs. We are aware of the .....
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2018-05-30 15:58:00

DIGICEL AND CRICKET WEST INDIES END SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT
Digicel has reached an agreement to end to its sponsorship relationship with Cricket West Indies one year early following a successful 13-year partnership. Digicel Group CFO, Raymond Leclercq, comm.....
Digicel | 2018-05-30 15:28:00

Festival Song Road Show to Hit the Road June 1
The top ten performers of the 2018 Jamaica Festival Song Competition will hit the road running come Friday, June 1, a date which marks the beginning of a month-long, cross-island display of their perf.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2018-05-30 15:23:00

Bartlett Announces Montego Bay Convention Centre Board
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced a series of senior appointments to the board of directors of the Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC). This follows Cabinet approval for the owner.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-05-29 16:49:00

OUR to determine JPS’s 2018 Tariff Adjustment by August
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) will make a decision on the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited’s (JPS’s) 2018 Annual Review of its rates by 2018 August 2. JPS’s submission, which was rec.....
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2018-05-29 16:47:00

Jamaican Cuisine to Take Centre Stage in Thailand
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett leaves the island tomorrow to participate in the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in Bangkok, Thailand. While there, the Minister will participate in.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-05-29 16:19:00

Jamaican Cuisine to Take Centre Stage in Thailand
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett leaves the island tomorrow to participate in the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in Bangkok, Thailand. While there, the Minister will participate in.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2018-05-29 16:19:00

PNP PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES MIA MOTTLEY ON MASSIVE VICTORY IN BARBADOS GENERAL ELECTION
The President of the People's National Party(PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, MP, heartily congratulates newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party(BLP) on a hist.....
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2018-05-29 14:56:00

UTech, Jamaica and Brock University Sign MoU to enhance Scholarship and Research
The University of Technology, Jamaica and Brock University, Canada, on Monday, May 21, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), formalising the intention of both institutions to collaborate.....
University of Technology | 2018-05-29 11:52:00

PSOJ PRESIDENT’S FORUM DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS CONTINUITY
Disaster preparedness and risk management have long been a concern for us all, however, over the years, the emphasis has constantly been placed on individuals and communities. The PSOJ has observed a .....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2018-05-29 11:39:00

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES, THE OFFICIAL AIRLINE OF GUYANA INDEPENDENCE
Caribbean Airlines is delighted to be the “Official Airline” with the Co-operative Republic of Guyana’s Ministry of the Presidency- Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport for the upco.....
| 2018-05-29 11:34:00

The Role of the Public Sector in an Economically Independent Jamaica
Speaking at today’s 99th Annual General Meeting the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), Finance Minister, the Honourable Dr. Nigel Clarke said that “the civil service is the single most importan.....
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service | 2018-05-29 11:33:00

Choose Employment over Crime - PM Holness
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has used the occasion of Labour Day to encourage all Jamaicans to commit to doing work and seeking employment over crime. “I want every single able bodied Jamaican to .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2018-05-29 11:26:00

Government must work in partnership with the voluntary sector – PM Holness
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says volunteerism is an important part of national development. Speaking at the Kiwanis Eastern Canada and Caribbean District Convention in Montego Bay recently, the P.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2018-05-29 11:22:00

DCS Staff College to be upgraded says State Minister Spencer
Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer has indicated that the Carl Rattray Staff College facility is to receive upgrades before the end of this financial year. T.....
Ministry of National Security | 2018-05-29 11:19:00

JDF PROMOTES SENIOR OFFICERS
Major General Rocky Meade, with the approval of the Defence Board, has promoted two Lieutenant Colonels (Lt Col), two Commanders (Cdr) and one Major to the ranks of Colonel, Captain (Naval) and Lieute.....
Jamaica Defence Force | 2018-05-29 11:17:00

GraceKennedy CEO receives Key to Broward County
Don Wehby, Group CEO of GraceKennedy Limited was on Saturday, May 19 presented with A Key to Broward County by Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness. Broward County is located in Florida, USA. The presentat.....
Grace Kennedy | 2018-05-24 15:09:00

Children’s Gospel Finals to Rock Ranny Williams Ent Centre • Outstanding Juniors on show for Child’s Month
Sunday, May 27 will see the 24 finalists of 2018 Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition compete at the National Finals at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston 10. The co.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2018-05-24 15:06:00

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke has announced that the rate of poverty has fallen significantly to a six year low of 17%.
In a statement to Parliament today (22 May), Dr Clarke noted that the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions shows that poverty fell from 21.2% for calendar year 2015 to 17.1% in calendar year 2016, a fa.....