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USA apologises to Jamaica
An official with the US Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica has apologized to the Government of Jamaica for what he described as “a diplomatic faux-pas and miscommunication’ regarding the on-going visit to t.....
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IYF Jamaica to re-open Parade Gardens Teen Training Center
The International Youth Fellowship in Jamaica (IYF) will operate as the linchpin for two Kingston communities’ Labour Day projects......
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UDC to carry out improvement works at Rae Town School on Labour Day 2015
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will participate in Labour Day 2015 by carrying out improvement and beautification works at the Salvation Army Basic School, Rae Town in Downtown Kingston on Mo.....
Urban Development Corporation | 2015-05-22 00:00:00

JPS’ President & CEO elected to CARILEC Board  
JPS President and CEO, Kelly Tomblin, has been elected to the Board of the Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC).  .....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-05-22 00:00:00

ECJ and NIA to host island wide public forums
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica will on May 28 host the first of a series of public forums across the country to improve knowledge of the electoral process, urging greater participation......
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2015-05-22 00:00:00

Courts volunteers to join hands on Labour Day
Courts Jamaica will be mobilizing its islandwide network on Labour Day, Monday May 25 with three projects in three parishes......
Unicomer Jamaica Ltd | 2015-05-22 00:00:00

CDB’s 45th Board of Governors Meeting ends with pledge to fight poverty more creatively
The continuing impact of poverty and high unemployment on the Region emerged as one of the key areas of concern for Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) who wrapped up the 45th Annual Mee.....
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Water supply disruption affect sections of St. Andrew
The National Water Commission is advising customers in Hope Pastures, St. Andrew, that the disruption in water supply that they are experiencing, is as a result of operational challenges affecting the.....
National Water Commission | 2015-05-22 00:00:00

JFJ welcomes Corner’s Verdict in police killing of Neville Lemmon  
Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) welcomes the jury verdict of the Special Coroner’s Court in the inquest into the death of Neville Lemmon. On May 20, 2015, a Coroner’s Jury handed down a verdict of manslau.....
JAMAICANS FOR JUSTICE | 2015-05-22 00:00:00

CIAT Secretariat delegation visits Jamaica
The Inter-American Centre of Tax Administrations (CIAT) is in the island for a two-day institutional visitwith Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), from May 18-19, 2015......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-05-21 00:00:00

St Kitts PM calls for more integrated approach to region’s challenges
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, has suggested that Caribbean countries should take a fresh look at a mo.....
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Economic growth alone does not improve well-being says UNDP
While two thirds of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean are poor and vulnerable, only one in three is "worried about money".....
| 2015-05-21 00:00:00

CDB study proposes multi-pronged thrust to cut high regional youth unemployment
A new Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) study has proposed a comprehensive, multi-sectoral approach to tackle chronic youth unemployment in regional territories......
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U.S. Embassy, Kingston bids farewell to the United States Naval Ship
U.S. Embassy, Kingston bids farewell to the United States Naval Ship, ‘Comfort’ which visited the island from May 5 to May 14, 2015......
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | 2015-05-21 00:00:00

Government delivers for St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services
The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis presented a one million dollar state-of-the art Rosenbauer Timberwolf fire tender to the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services today (May 21) at a ceremony.....
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NDM calls for smaller increases in Passport Fees
In response to the massive increase in the prices of passports (as high as 48%), the National Democratic Movement is calling on the government and the PICA to either reduce the rate of the increases .....
National Democratic Movement | 2015-05-21 00:00:00

Digicel Business wins Avaya’s Best Project of the Year Award
Digicel, the region’s leading Business Solutions provider, recently won the highly coveted, Avaya Caribbean-wide Project of the Year award thanks to its ICT and Unified Communication platform deployed.....
Digicel | 2015-05-21 00:00:00

Miss Jamaica World to host reigning Miss World, Rolene Strauss at Grand Coronation
With over J$15 million dollars in cash and prizes, University Scholarships and a special visit to Jamaica by the reigning Miss World 2014, Rolene Strauss – the Miss Jamaica World 2015 Pageant is once .....
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Jamaica Spa Association must meet international standards!
Chairman of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Professor Winston Davidson lauded the formation of the Jamaica Spa Association (JSA) at the body’s launch May 19, at JAMPRO’s Business Auditorium......
JAMPRO | 2015-05-21 00:00:00

Guru Swami Parthasarathy to present at Vedanta Institute's 2014 Seminar
The Vedanta Institute will present their latest seminar ‘Minimise Stress, Maximise Success’ at London’s May Fair Hotel on Thursday 25 June 2015, led by the pre-eminent philosopher, guru and author, Sw.....
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HAJ offers “Smart” Treat to customers
The Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited (HAJ) is offering a special, limited-time offer for persons who purchase units at the Hills of Boscobel housing development in St. Mary......
Housing Agency of Jamaica Ltd. | 2015-05-20 00:00:00

Gas prices up $0.97, diesel up $0.42
Gas prices are set to increase this week, announces Petrojam Limited. E10 87 and E10 90 octane gasoline will both move up by $0.97 per litre, selling for $113.82 and $115.47 per litre respectively. Au.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-05-20 00:00:00

CDB President renews call for global partnerships
President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Warren Smith is urging regional governments to set aggressive timelines for implementing reforms that create more “business-friendly” environment.....
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CDB launches Regional PPP Support Facility
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in cooperation with its development partners the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Multilateral Investment Fund, and the Public Private Infrastruct.....
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Spectacular Dancers thrill audience at ‘Arts in the Park’- Dance Edition
Hundreds of patrons who flocked to Hope Gardens last Sunday (May 17) were treated to a spectacular and unforgettable showcase of Jamaican Dance by some 35 dance groups and individuals at the fourth .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-05-21 00:00:00

JCDC to continue beautification work at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Labour Day
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture will continue the beautification and improvement of the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Labour.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-05-21 00:00:00

Speaker’s Corner celebrated the life of Simon Bolivar
Homage was paid Venezuelan Liberator, Simon Bolivar as the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) commemorated the 200th anniversary of his visit to Jamaica in 1815 at a public lecture at the St. William Grant Pa.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-05-20 00:00:00

Correct cost of Genealogy Research at RGD
In an interview with the JIS the Registrar General Department inadvertently quoted a cost of $600 per hour to conduct Genealogical Research......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-05-20 00:00:00

Jamaica scores poorly on access rights in the region
A new research tool to evaluate the progress of countries in giving their citizens rights to access information, access to justice and rights for public participation shows Jamaica scoring well below .....
Jamaica Environment Trust | 2015-05-20 00:00:00

Urgent action needed to build resilient health systems
Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson has called for urgent, comprehensive and cohesive action from Governments to build resilient health systems that can withstand shock and deal adequately wi.....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2015-05-20 00:00:00

Call on Police High Command to restore trust in Bath
JLP Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern, Delano Seiveright is calling on the Police High Command to go into the Bath community and start to repair what is now a major breakdown of trust in the police by .....
| 2015-05-20 00:00:00

12th Annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival set for Memorial Day
The 12th Annual Palm Beach Jerk Festival is set to kick-off the summer with an international flair......
| 2015-05-19 00:00:00

Children in charge for a day at CDA
If you walked into the offices of the Child Development Agency on Friday (May 15), it was likely you would have been served by children......
Child Development Agency | 2015-05-19 00:00:00

Manifesto Jamaica recognizes 5 years of youth empowerment through art & culture
In the spring of 2010 a cadre of indignant creative spirits coalesced around the shared vision of a society where citizens, youth especially, are empowered to explore their innate creativity and to pa.....
| 2015-05-19 00:00:00

OCR clarifies management of toll free child abuse reporting number
The Office of the Children’s Registry, OCR, an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, wishes to advise the public that the toll free number 1-888-PROTECT which is used for the reporting of known.....
Office of the children's Registry | 2015-05-19 00:00:00

Four Festival Queens to be crowned this weekend
The parish coronations in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition continue this weekend with the crowning of Miss St. Elizabeth, Miss Hanover, Miss K.....
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-05-19 00:00:00

H&L reports strong profits for first quarter of 2015
On May 14, 2015,GraceKennedy's Group Chief Executive Officer Don Wehby announced that GraceKennedy has entered into a conditional agreement for the planned divestment of its 58.1% shareholdings in Har.....
| 2015-05-19 00:00:00

Power supply problems affect water supply to Harbour View areas
The National Water Commission is advising customers in Harbour View, Port Royal, Shooters Hill, Palisadoes and the Norman Manley International Airport, that the disruption they have been experiencing .....
National Water Commission | 2015-05-19 00:00:00

Water supply disruptions in sections of St. Catherine, Kingston & St. Andrew
The National Water Commission is advising that the Tulloch Springs water supply system located in St. Catherine is currently out of operation due to power supply related works which are being carried .....
National Water Commission | 2015-05-19 00:00:00

Annual National Convention attracts Jamaicans to learn about Islam
The 3rd Annual Convention, the premier national event of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Jamaica, is scheduled to launch on May 23rd and May 24th, 2015 at the Mahdi Mosque, Old Harbour, St Catherine, Jam.....
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Health Minister calls for review of practices surrounding the recruitment of Health Care Workers
Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson has called for an urgent review of the World Health Assembly Resolution on the Global Code of Practice for International recruitment citing challenges by l.....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2015-05-19 00:00:00

Regional maritime Passenger Transportation System to be considered at ECLAC meeting
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will engage regional experts in discussions regarding the development of an inter-regional maritime passenger transportation system,.....
Maritime Authority of Jamaica | 2015-05-19 00:00:00

Police cautions drugs couriers
Members of the  Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) are cautioning drugs courier to desist from the dangerous and illegal practice of ingesting illicit drugs, as it not only will land th.....
| 2015-05-19 00:00:00

Corporate Governance to be addressed at IIA Conference
Government officials and audit professionals will be equipped with worthwhile information to increase their knowledge base in corporate governance at the inaugural staging of The Business Conference h.....
Ministry of National Security | 2015-05-19 00:00:00

PICKNEY Friends 2K/5K Cross Country - Road Race a Success
PICKNEY Friends a not-for-profit organization which currently lends support to children in the communities of Maxfield Avenue, Rose Town, Trench Town and Whitfield Town, under the auspices of the Offi.....
| 2015-05-18 00:00:00

IOJ hosts 5th annual HUSH Children’s Symposium
Students from upper primary, secondary and tertiary-level schools across the island participated in the fifth annual HUSH children’s symposium hosted at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), Lecture Hall by.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-05-18 00:00:00

Feeding of the 5000 Outreach Foundation hosts treat at Randolph Lopez School of Hope
Friday May 15, was an amazing day for the students and teachers of the Randolph Lopez School of Hope in August Town......
| 2015-05-18 00:00:00

Mechanical works at Molynes Booster Station to disrupt operations
The National Water Commission is advising that the Molynes Booster Station in St. Andrew will be taken out of operation tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 and Thursday, May 21, 2015, between the hours of.....
National Water Commission | 2015-05-18 00:00:00

RGD encourages parents to get children fully registered
In recognition of Child Month 2015, the Registrar General Department (RGD) is encouraging parents and guardians to ensure their children are fully registered and they have a birth certificate......
| 2015-05-18 00:00:00

Mechanical works at Molynes Booster Station to disrupt operations
The National Water Commission is advising that the Molynes Booster Station in St. Andrew will be taken out of operation tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 and Thursday, May 21, 2015, between the hours of.....
National Water Commission | 2015-05-18 00:00:00

PICA implements customer-flow measures
In anticipation of a greater demand for passports, following the announced price increase, the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) has adopted measures to ensure that its customers are.....
| 2015-05-17 00:00:00

Social protection & health interventions must be put in place for elderly population     
Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says countries must put in place social protection and health interventions to deal specifically with the elderly as they are facing a situation where the.....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2015-05-17 00:00:00

Jamaica’s collapse in international tourism ranking a major blow says Shahine Robinson
Opposition Spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise Shipping, Shahine Robinson is today expressing deep concern about Jamaica ’s worst ever ranking in the Global Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 201.....
| 2015-05-14 00:00:00

National Museum Jamaica set to celebrate International Museums Day    
National Museum Jamaica, a division of the  Institute of Jamaica, in partnership with the Jamaica Military Museum and Library will be hosting a series of programmes to commemorate International Museum.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

‘Vaccines’ against road fatalities are the way to go
Dr. Lucien Jones, Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) has declared that, if Jamaicans follow the World Health Organisation’s model of five “vaccines” against road fatalities, then.....
PROComm | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Double win for Digicel Group at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards 2015
Digicel Group took home two awards at the annual Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards 2015 held at the Sheraton Park Hotel, Piccadilly, London......
Digicel | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Courteville Business Solutions to make J$300 M investment in Jamaica
Nigerian business development firm Courteville Business Solutions PLC has announced its acquisition of the motor damage assessment and valuation arm of Priority Group International Ltd, Priority Loss .....
JAMPRO | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Senator Imani Duncan Price leaves for EU study tour
Senator Imani Duncan-Price, the second of two Jamaican Senators selected to participate in the highly competitive EU Visitor's Programme (EUVP) is scheduled to leave the island on Saturday (May 16) fo.....
EUROPEAN UNION | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

PM thanks Comfort Crew for kindness to Jamaicans
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has expressed deep gratitude to the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Comfort for generously providing well-needed medical services to many Jamaicans......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

GraceKennedy revenues up $2.9 billion (over prior year) for first quarter
In releasing unaudited results for the period ended March 31, 2015, the GraceKennedy Group is reporting revenues of $ $21.1 billion, a $2.9 billion or 16% increase over the corresponding period of 201.....
GraceKennedy Financial Group | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Govt. bringing tougher legislation to combat child abuse
Government is taking legislative action to stem child abuse and neglect......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

St. Andrew takes day one lead in JTA Sagicor National Athletics Champs
With eight finals scored on day one of the Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) Sagicor National Athletics Championships, constant challengers St. Andrew have taken the early initiative......
Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Government commended for approval of amendments to Child Care & Protection Act
Hear The Children’s Cry is commending the Government on its announced approval of long needed amendments to the Child Care and Protection Act and the Criminal Justice Administration Act......
| 2015-05-14 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Group announces plans to divest Hardware & Lumber
GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby has announced the planned divestment of its Hardware & Lumber (H&L) subsidiary inclusive of the Rapid True Value and Agro Grace businesses......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

PAJ calls for action on ATI recommendations
Following its recent focus on the Access to Information Act for World Press Freedom Day, the Press Association of Jamaica is urging the government to follow through on its promise to implement the lon.....
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Caricom to commit US$65 million to CDF
Ambassador Lorne McDonnough, CEO of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), has confirmed that CARICOM Member States will provide US$65,840,931, approximately EC$177,660 million, in new funding for the CD.....
| 2015-05-14 00:00:00

House approves CCJ Bills
All 63 Members of Parliament were in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 12) for the historic vote on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Bills......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Jamaica to host regional Hackathon
Jamaica is slated to host a regional “Hackathon,” which aims to employ the use of technology in finding solutions to real-life problems and to enhance growth in critical sectors......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Mayor of Kingston commends firefighters
Firefighters battling the blaze in parts of the Mavis Bank communities of St. Andrew have received high praise for their efforts in containing the fires, and creating safety for the affected residents.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

ICAJ and MSBM– UWI sign Cooperation Agreement for Anniversary Scholarship
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), UWI, signed a Cooperation Agreement for an ICAJ/MSBM joint Anniversary Scholarship on Ma.....
Mona School of Business | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Speaker’s Corner Lecture honours Simon Bolivar’s arrival in Jamaica
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Venezuelan Liberator, Simon Bolivar to Jamaica......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

$21M contract signed to refurbish Linstead Hospital Administrative Building
A $21.6 million ($21,689,196) contract was signed with Black Brothers Incorporated Limited to refurbish the Administrative Building of the Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Programmes Coordination Division (Junior Centres) honours its 75th Anniversary
The Programmes Coordination (Junior Centres), a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), celebrates its 75th Anniversary this year. Established in 1940 with the support of Sir Phillip Sherlock, the.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-05-14 00:00:00

Food for the Poor raises over $46million from Inaugural 5k Run/Walk
Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica raised over $46.5 million from race registrations, local and overseas donations and pledges by donors from their inaugural 5K Run/Walk which was held on May 9......
PROComm | 2015-05-12 00:00:00

O’Neil Hamilton joins United Nations SCAD Roster of Experts
The United Nations Security Council Affairs Division (SCAD) has approved the nomination of Mr. O'Neil Hamilton to its Roster of Experts which advises the United Nations Security Council......
Ministry of National Security | 2015-05-12 00:00:00

America’s cricketers get the chance to shine at CPL
Six up and coming young cricketers from across the Americas have been rewarded with the opportunity of a lifetime with the chance to make their mark in the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tour.....
| 2015-05-12 00:00:00

"Scrutiny is good!" say human rights groups
On May 13, 2015 Jamaica’s human rights record will be examined for the second time in Geneva by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)......
| 2015-05-12 00:00:00

Chief Justice pays tribute to the late Justice Boyd Carey
Chief Justice, The Honourable Mrs. Justice Zaila McCalla O.J, on behalf of the Judiciary, expresses deep sympathy and sadness at the passing of The Honourable Justice Boyd Carey, and extend condolence.....
Court Management Services | 2015-05-12 00:00:00

Transport Authority refutes claim by President of the TODSS
The Transport Authority is refuting claims by the President of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), Mr. Edgerton Newman, that it is legal for rural buses to pick-up and se.....
Transport Authority | 2015-05-12 00:00:00

Transport Authority clarifies seating capacity issues with taxi operators
The Transport Authority is moving to clarify issues as they pertain to the seating capacity of public passenger vehicles operated by Transport Operators in the May Pen area......
Transport Authority | 2015-05-12 00:00:00

IMF conducts 8th EFF Review Mission
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff visited Jamaica over the period 04 – 13 May 2015 to conduct the eighth scheduled Staff Review of Jamaica’s performance under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF.....
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2015-05-12 00:00:00

Port Maria host Visual Arts F.E.A.S.T
Visual Arts comes alive in St. Mary, as the JCDC launches the Travelling Showcase of the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall,.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-05-08 00:00:00

CHASE pumps $5 million into JAMPRO Film Festival
The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has received a $5 million grant from the CHASE Fund in support of the Jamaica Film Festival......
CHASE Fund | 2015-05-08 00:00:00

ECLAC panel discussion explores innovative financing solutions for the Caribbean
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) celebrated a panel discussion at the Forum on the Future of the Caribbean, in Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday 7 May 2015, to explore.....
| 2015-05-08 00:00:00

Fire at Flamstead under control says ODPEM
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising that ongoing firefighting efforts in the Flamstead area of Mavis Bank have resulted in the fire being brought under con.....
ODPEM | 2015-05-08 00:00:00

Caricom to commit US$65 million to CDF
Ambassador Lorne McDonnough, CEO of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), has confirmed that CARICOM Member States will provide US$65,840,931, approximately EC$177,660 million, in new funding for the CD.....
| 2015-05-08 00:00:00

No discussions with US President about regulatory action for cable channels says Office of PM
The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to clarify assertions made in the media about impending regulatory action pertaining to unlicensable cable channels......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-05-07 00:00:00

‘Arts in the Park’ to Showcase Vibrant Jamaican Dance Forms
A vibrant showcase of Jamaican dance, ranging from traditional folk forms to contemporary dancehall, will be on display when the fourth staging of ‘Arts in the Park’ gets underway at 3:00 p.m., on Sun.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-05-07 00:00:00

TEF funds historic Rastafari Exhibition at Museum West
Western Jamaica has been given the opportunity to be better informed about the history and nature of the Rastafari movement through a historical exhibition mounted at National Museum West, located in .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-05-07 00:00:00

Private Sector Groups concerned about Fuel Pricing Policy
The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), the Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA), and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ,) are calling on the government to revisit the Common External .....
| 2015-05-07 00:00:00

Western Union & GraceKennedy expand educational programs for Caribbean Diaspora Youth
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, announced the expansion of its educational programme for Caribbean-born or second generation of Caribbean Americans* residing.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-05-07 00:00:00

Photo Release JAMPRO and ProColombia sign agreement of partnership
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing between ProColombia and JAMPRO......
JAMPRO | 2015-05-07 00:00:00

350 local teachers get a taste of luxury at Sandals Resorts
Luncheons, a cruise, games, luxury weekend getaways and a glorious repast of local culinary offerings marked Jamaica’s Teachers’ Day 2015 celebrations as about 350 of the island’s educators were feted.....
| 2015-05-07 00:00:00

Maritime Authority’s Director General receives Global Award
Rear Admiral Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) was earlier today awarded the prestigious International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Themed Award for World Maritim.....
Maritime Authority of Jamaica | 2015-05-07 00:00:00

Digicel launches convenient Top Up App for customers abroad and in the Caribbean
Digicel today announced the official launch of its convenient Top Up App which delivers a fast, reliable and convenient way for customers from abroad to send minutes to their family and friends living.....
Digicel | 2015-05-07 00:00:00

On Seraph Wings races to 1 million downloads
A challenge unlike none Jamaica has ever seen has begun, and the country has until December 31st! Yet another Jamaican will sprint to achieve a monumental feat of worldly recognition......
| 2015-05-06 00:00:00

US Medical Mission reduces surgical waiting list at May Pen Hospital
With the help of US Medical Mission, the United Mission of Goodwill, the surgical waiting list at the May Pen Hospital has been greatly reduced with over 100 proceedures being done, 70 surgical and 30.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-05-06 00:00:00

Deputy Director of Elections heads Observer Mission to Guyana Election
Deputy Director of Elections in Jamaica Earl Simpson is currently leading a CARICOM observer mission to Guyana’s May 11 general election......
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2015-05-06 00:00:00

Photo Release:Teachers' Day talk with LASCO over Breakfast
Teachers' Day talk with LASCO over Breakfast......
| 2015-05-06 00:00:00

St. Ann and Trelawny to name Festival Queen
The 2015 Parish Coronations of the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition continues this Saturday, May 9 at the Shaw Park Hotel & Spa, Ocho Rios......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-05-06 00:00:00

ECLAC Deputy Executive Secretary opens Caribbean Future Forum
ECLAC’s Deputy Executive Secretary Antonio Prado signaled that if the Caribbean is to achieve equitable growth in an environmentally sustainable manner, critical challenges will have to be addressed, .....
| 2015-05-06 00:00:00

Jamaican talent shines at Digicel Kickstart Clinics
Jamaica’s top young footballers alongside Jamaica Special Olympics players got the chance of a lifetime to participate in training sessions hosted by coaches from English Premier League Champions, Che.....
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-05-06 00:00:00

Water supply disruptions affect sections of Clarendon
The National Water Commission wishes to advise that the Clarendon Park water supply system in Clarendon will be taken out of operation tomorrow, May 7, 2015 at 9:00am until 5:00pm in order to facilita.....
National Water Commission | 2015-05-06 00:00:00

Poetry Bloc stages Fashion Meets Poetry Extravaganza
Returning for it's third installment on June 4th 2015, The Poetry Bloc promises to feed the senses of the public with it's revamped, fashion meets poetry extravaganza entiltled "Food for Thought"......
| 2015-05-05 00:00:00

Prolonged dry season forces NWC to implement water restrictions for Portmore
The National Water Commission is reporting that continued low rainfall and corresponding declines in inflows from the major rivers that supply some water supply facilities in sections of the island ha.....
National Water Commission | 2015-05-05 00:00:00

NEPA releases air quality results on Riverton Fire
The results of the air quality monitoring and associated tests conducted during the recent fire at the Riverton Waste Disposal Site can be accessed at the National Environment and Planning Agency’s we.....
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2015-05-05 00:00:00

MAJ hosts meeting with Permanent Secretary in Health Ministry & President of JMDA
The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) hosted a meeting on Monday May 4th 2015, with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and the President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (J.....
Medical Association of Jamaica | 2015-05-05 00:00:00

Montego Bay Community College marks 40th Anniversary with a series of events
Montego Bay Community College began its series of events to mark its 40th Anniversary under the theme “Celebrating the Past, Impacting the Present, Transforming the future” with a Church service on Su.....
| 2015-05-05 00:00:00

Police to meet with dance/event promoters
In keeping with the Jamaica Constabulary Force revised murder reduction strategy, all officers across the geographical Police divisions will be engaging promoters of events in meetings, relating to th.....
Constabulary Communication Network | 2015-05-05 00:00:00

JGRA holds Emergency Meeting
The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) held an Emergency Meeting today, Monday, May 4, 2015 with the general membership which echoed total disgust and concern with the operation of two majo.....
Jamaica Gasoline Retailers Association | 2015-05-04 00:00:00

T&T writer wins Hollick Arvon Prize
Poet Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné has been announced as the 2015 winner of the Caribbean’s leading award for emerging writers, the Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize......
| 2015-05-04 00:00:00

Prime Minister of Jamaica calls for unified approach to protect children
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is calling all Jamaicans this Labour Day to adopt a unified approach to protect and preserve the lives of children as it is important for the health and stability .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-05-04 00:00:00

National Team scouts players from Digicel Kickstart Clinics
The Digicel Kickstart Clinics came to its penultimate stop in Antigua and Barbuda where 30 aspiring young footballers played at an extremely high level to impress the National Team scouts who were pre.....
Digicel | 2015-05-04 00:00:00

Transport Minister urged to rethink plans to construct Transport Centre in Portmore
The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) is calling on Transport Minister Omar Davies to rethink plans to construct a Multi Billion dollar Transport Centre in Portmore St Cathe.....
| 2015-05-04 00:00:00

Rastafari Motorcade/March for ‘Global Ganja March Day’
The Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council aka Rastafari Millennium Council (RMC) and Solomonic Productions on behalf of ALL the Communities in Jamaica will be staging a motorcade and a Soap B.....
| 2015-05-01 00:00:00

STATIN presents its findings of the January 2015 Labour Force Survey
The main findings of the January 2015 Labour Force Survey, conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

After Pickersgill statements, Negril stakeholders remain resolute
Following Wednesday's Parliamentary Sectoral Debate presentation by Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister Robert Pickersgill, the Negril Chamber of Commerce remains resolute in its opposition .....
| 2015-05-01 00:00:00

Due date for Filing Consumption Taxes and Property Tax Payments extended
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising that the due date for filing of Consumption Taxes to include: General Consumption Tax (GCT), Special Consumption Tax (SCT), Guest Accommodation Room Tax (G.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

JCC recommends reduction in primary surplus target to facilitate growth
Under the leadership of Finance & Planning Minister Dr. Peter Phillips, the Government of Jamaica continues to live up to the obligations contained in the agreement between Jamaica and the Internation.....
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

JLP wants Finance Ministry & Auditor General to probe state of affairs at NPCB
Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Planning, Audley Shaw, today called on the Ministry of Finance and Planning as well as the Auditor General of Jamaica, to carry out an urgent and immediate investig.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

Sagicor Bank gives customers chance to win trip to Beijing in August
Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited has launched a promotion dubbed The Sagicor Bank Beijing Giveaway for its MasterCard credit card customers......
| 2015-05-01 00:00:00

The Rita Marley Foundation (JA) launches 2nd Annual Essay Competition
The Rita Marley Foundation (JA) recently launched its 2nd annual Essay Competition with participating schools issuing the essay theme and competition guidelines to students......
| 2015-05-01 00:00:00

Prime Minister of Jamaica urges road users to take heed and “Save Kids Lives”
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is urging all road users to heed to road safety warnings and to be careful at all times in light of the growing number of road deaths in Jamaica over the past two .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

Air quality results on Riverton Fire to be released by May 5
The results of the air quality monitoring and associated tests conducted during the recent fire at the Riverton waste disposal site will be released at a later date contrary to commitment given for to.....
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

Youth Ministry participates in the Caribbean Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting
The first Caribbean Region - Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting was held in St John’s, Antigua, from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 April 2015 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium......
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

May Pen Hospital reminds public of procedure when persons are brought in dead
CEO of the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon, Nadia Nunes is reminding the public, particularly drivers that when they give assistance to members of the public who have been injured and those injuries res.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

Scotiabank Launches Student Loan Plan Targeting Professionals

Scotiabank today announced the launch of the Scotia Professional Student Plan, an alternative to traditional student loan for the financing for students focused on pursuing a professional degree.....

Scotiabank | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

Scotiabank Gives $4-Million to Prep School Cricket

Scotiabank today announced sponsorship of $4-million towards the annual Scotiabank-JCA Prep School Cricket Competition. The announcement was made by Shelley Sykes-Coley, Sponsorship Manager at t.....

Scotiabank | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

ScotiaFoundation Focused on Children’s Safety and Security for Child Month
The ScotiaFoundation yesterday launched its calendar of activities as part of its celebration of Child Month, as they seek to identify solutions to stem the tide of crimes against our children. Under .....
Scotiabank | 2015-05-01 00:00:00

Minister Azan lauds USAID / Ja REEACH Project for J$ 2.9 million donation of Water Tanks and Shade House
The Thompson Town High School in upper Clarendon, received ten one-thousand gallon water tanks and a 2,100 square feet shade house from the USAID funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting t.....
| 2015-04-30 00:00:00

Holiday Inn undertakes US$15M rebranding and renovation exercise
The 518-room Holiday Inn, once dubbed the largest hotel in Montego Bay, has received a major boost with a US$15 million renovation and re-branding exercise, which is now underway......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-04-29 00:00:00

JUTC abandons Clarendon Rural School Bus Service
I am by this release calling on the Minister of Transport to advise why the JUTC has withdrawn its support of the Clarendon rural school bus service, and whether this is an abandonment of the Rural Ur.....
| 2015-04-29 00:00:00

UDC signs contract for Historic Capital Expenditure Project
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has signed a contract with Y.P. Seaton & Associates Company Limited for the construction of the Caymanas Estate Sewage Conveyance System in St Catherine valued .....
Urban Development Corporation | 2015-04-29 00:00:00

Police Officer charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm and assault
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) charged another member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with inflicting grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm......
INDECOM | 2015-04-29 00:00:00

Property Tax for fiscal year 2015-2016 to be paid by April 30
Property Owners are being reminded that they have until April 30, 2015 to pay their Property Tax for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, after which a 10% may be applied for late payment......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-04-29 00:00:00

Popular Kingston hotspot now fully owned by Linkup Media’s David Annakie
The popular Fiction Fantasy Nightclub at the Marketplace on Constant Spring Road in capital city, Kingston is now fully owned and operated by Jamaican/American Businessman and media mogul David ‘Squee.....
| 2015-04-29 00:00:00

G2K alarmed at high murder rate
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), is expressing alarm at the continued spate of murders and violent crimes that continue to affect every single.....
G2K | 2015-04-29 00:00:00

PMD sponsors netballer Shantal Slater
Pioneer Manufacturing Distribution Company Limited (PMD) is pleased to announce the sponsorship of netballer Shantal Slater, under Netball Jamaica’s “Adopt a Player” programme......
| 2015-04-28 00:00:00

UN Women launches flagship report
UN Women launched its flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” which highlights how economies have failed to guarantee women's empowerment an.....
| 2015-04-28 00:00:00

Returning players impress coaches at Digicel Kickstart Clinic
The Digicel Kickstart Clinics continued to deliver on its promise of developing aspiring young footballers with the news that three returning players from last year’s programme were picked to represen.....
Digicel | 2015-04-28 00:00:00

Riverton reward now $300,000
In March, Crime Stop offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charge of the person(s) responsible for setting fire to the Riverton dump......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-04-28 00:00:00

Special needs institutions lent a helping hand through Digicel Foundation 5K Run/Walk
Twelve special needs institutions and schools will be able to offer more to students and parents with proceeds received from the 2014 Digicel Foundation 5K Run/Walk......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-04-27 00:00:00

Chartered Director Program making steady strides across Caribbean
At the 2nd Annual General Meeting held on April 17, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott, CEO Desiree Gobin-Seecharan of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute (CCGI) boasted an upward trend in mem.....
| 2015-04-27 00:00:00

GraceKennedy and Western Union announce 2015 Town Hall Series
GraceKennedy and Western Union will hold their annual Town Hall series from May 4th to May 8th, 2015 in Canada, New York and Florida under the theme, “The Caribbean Diaspora - Borderless Possibilities.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-04-27 00:00:00

Update on C-TOC’s probe of peculiar travel patterns of young Jamaican
Since April 11, 2015, the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch (C-TOC) has been investigating the circumstances surrounding Suriname’s denial of entry to a 16-year-old Jamaican male student wh.....
Constabulary Communication Network | 2015-04-27 00:00:00

Supreme Ventures doubles the cash in the Top Draw for Mama
In a move to celebrate the love and care for all mothers with its players, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has increased the maximum jackpot that can be won in the Top Draw game each day until May 9, 2.....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-04-27 00:00:00

Read Across Jamaica Foundation, JTA & BIAJ celebrate literacy
The Read Across Jamaica Foundation, in collaboration with the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) will launch its annual Education Week activities, 3-9 May, 2015 where the theme will be “Consolidating .....
| 2015-04-24 00:00:00

Costa Rica and Jamaica strengthen trade ties
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Honourable G. Anthony Hylton and Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora signed an agreement last week in Costa Rica to cement a tradi.....
JAMPRO | 2015-04-24 00:00:00

Marriott rolls out the red carpet for the Limacol Caribbean Premier League
The Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is today proud to confirm a partnership with Marriott Hotels, which will see the global giant become the leading Hotel Partner of the CPL......
| 2015-04-24 00:00:00

CCRP Jamaica honours five living legends
Five distinguished Jamaicans received Living Legacy Awards from the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons Jamaica (CCRP) for their contribution to nation-building yesterday, Thursday, 23rd April......
Caribbean Community of Retired Persons | 2015-04-24 00:00:00

Sugar Industry lauds Agriculture Minister for Refined Sugar announcement
High praise has been forthcoming from all sections of Jamaica's Sugar Industry for the announcement by the Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Derrick Kellier, that all refined sugar imported into the Isla.....
| 2015-04-24 00:00:00

12 year old murdered in Williamsfield
MP Gregory Mair is in shock and disturbed by the sad news of the murder of Jamilia Johnson, only 12 years old, in the District of Williamsfield......
| 2015-04-24 00:00:00

Hope burns bright at Beaches Negril Parenting Workshop
Employees at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa were recent beneficiaries of a one-day series of parenting seminars organised by the resort in partnership with the Child Development Agency (CDA)......
| 2015-04-23 00:00:00

Michael O’Hara declared eligible to participate at Penn Relays
This serves to inform the public that Michael O’Hara has been declared eligible by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (“PIAA”) to participate in the 2015 staging of the Penn Relays......
| 2015-04-23 00:00:00

Digicel Business powers ‘The Internet of Things’ in the Caribbean and Central America
Digicel Business signed a partnership with Stream Technologies, a global leader in connectivity solutions for the ‘Internet of Things’ that will see customers connecting their machines, devices and ap.....
Digicel | 2015-04-23 00:00:00

JPS appoints VP of Community Renewal & Energy Solutions
JPS President & CEO, Kelly Tomblin, has announced the appointment of Keith Garvey as Vice President with responsibility for the recently established Community Renewal & Energy Solutions portfolio......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-04-23 00:00:00

Electrical problems cause water supply disruption in sections of St. Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by Goldmine Treatment Plant in St. Catherine that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their water supply is as a result of exte.....
National Water Commission | 2015-04-23 00:00:00

Forest Hills System (St. Andrew) to resume operation tomorrow
The National Water Commission is advising that as a result of operational challenges on its supply network, customers in White House, Cotton Piece, Charlemont, York Street, Russell Pen and Treadways i.....
National Water Commission | 2015-04-23 00:00:00

The Digicel Kickstart Clinics visits Anguilla for the first time
Aspiring young footballers from across Anguilla showcased their footballing skills when the Digicel Kickstart Clinics visited the island for the first time......
Digicel | 2015-04-22 00:00:00

Three new exhibitions explore how the Modern World is seen through photography
The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) presents three new exhibitions that examine how the contemporary world is influenced and interpreted through innovative photography......
| 2015-04-22 00:00:00

Creative Writing Competition entry closes Friday, April 24
Friday, April 24, is the deadline for the 2015 Jamaica Creative Writing Competition & Exhibition......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-04-22 00:00:00

US Naval Ship Comfort to provide Medical Services during visit to Jamaica
Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson and U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno are pleased to announce that the USNS Comfort will visit Jamaica during the early part of May 2015......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2015-04-22 00:00:00

South African government condemns recent outbreak of violent attacks against foreign nationals
The South African government condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent outbreak of violent attacks against foreign nationals, particularly fellow Africans from various African countries, in .....
| 2015-04-22 00:00:00

AG’s Report reinforces need to insulate NHT from political control says CAPI
CITIZENS’ ACTION FOR PRINCIPLES AND INTEGRITY (CAPI) asserts that the findings of the Auditor General’s (AG) performance audit of the National Housing Trust operations have reinforced the need for urg.....
CITIZENS ACTION FOR PRINCIPLE AND INTEGRITY | 2015-04-22 00:00:00

The Republic of South Africa celebrates Freedom Month during April
April will forever resonate in the history of our nation as the month that saw the first democratic elections in 1994, which gave birth to freedom and constitutional democracy in South Africa......
| 2015-04-22 00:00:00

Nearly 1000 Chinese Visitors arrive in Ocho Rios on Costa Atlantica Cruise Ship
There was a buzz of activity in Ocho Rios this morning as nearly one thousand Chinese vacationers descended on the resort town to experience Jamaica’s world class tourism offerings......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-04-22 00:00:00

OUR amends rates based on JPS’s revised data
The Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) has amended its recent determination of rates for the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) because of errors in the data the company provided to the O.....
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2015-04-22 00:00:00

Photo Release: Youth Minister presides over meeting of National Labour Day Planning Committee
Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna (centre), presiding over Wednesday’s (April 22) meeting of the National Labour Day Planning Committee, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-04-22 00:00:00

Government signs MOU for integrated development of the Logistics Hub
The Government of Jamaica made strides towards the achievement of the growth agenda through the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pave the way for a possible USD $ 5billion.....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-04-22 00:00:00

Clarendon families benefit from CDA Community Series
Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency (CDA) Rosalee Gage-Grey has issued a strong appeal to persons to stop the abuse and violence against the nation’s children, declaring, “Enough i.....
Child Development Agency | 2015-04-21 00:00:00

Official Media Launch in South Florida of the Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference
Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, MP, will unveil the plans developed for the upcoming Sixth Biennial.....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-04-21 00:00:00

Martinique welcomes a preparatory summit to the 21st conference of the UN on climate change
Serge Letchimy, the President of the Regional Council of Martinique, confirms that a regional summit dedicated to the preparation and the mobilization toward the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21).....
| 2015-04-21 00:00:00

Meliá Braco Village Resort ground-breaking to be attended by Jamaica Minister of Tourism
The future Meliá Braco Village resort will hold a ground-breaking event on Friday April 24, beginning at 11:30a.m. in Trelawny to celebrate the construction milestone......
| 2015-04-21 00:00:00

Digicel welcomes announcement by St. Lucia NTRC of public consultation on Lime / Flow Merger
Digicel today confirmed its strong support for the announcement by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of St. Lucia (‘St. Lucia NTRC’) of a public consultation process in relation to.....
Digicel | 2015-04-21 00:00:00

JDCF proposes Garbage Disposal Public Awareness Campaign
Waste management remains a major challenge for any society, since all natural processes generate waste. Quite apart from the obvious physical unattractiveness, improperly disposed solid waste provides.....
| 2015-04-21 00:00:00

Industry Minister reports that MOU will be signed
Following the Cabinet meeting today, the Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce advises that the non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Krauck Systems and Anchor Finance Group LLC will be.....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-04-20 00:00:00

Tourism Minister silent on Ganja Law Reform Developments says Shahine Robinson
Opposition Spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise Shipping, Shahine Robinson is lamenting the deafening silence and gross lack of preparation of the tourism sector by Tourism Minister Wykeham McNeill aft.....
| 2015-04-20 00:00:00

MSBM to host Public Forum to discuss issues surrounding President Obama’s visit
Following the recent visit of United States of America President Barack Obama the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) will host a Public Forum to discuss the issues surrounding his visit inc.....
Mona School of Business | 2015-04-20 00:00:00

Photo Release: UWI Tour motivates at-risk teens
UWI Tour motivates at-risk teens.....
| 2015-04-20 00:00:00

OCR concerned about reported circumstances surrounding the death of toddler in St. Elizabeth
The Office of the Children’s Registry, OCR, is concerned about news which emerged in the media this morning surrounding the death on the weekend of twenty-three month old Jaydeen Myers from Grosmond D.....
Office of the children's Registry | 2015-04-20 00:00:00

Objection to proposal for the re-development of the Grand Lido Hotel site
The Jamaican Institute of Architects (JIA) is concerned that permission has been granted for the demolition of the Grand Lido Hotel, and for its replacement with a 600 to 800 room hotel......
| 2015-04-20 00:00:00

ODPEM, Abacus Train rural communities in emergency communications
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has joined forces with Abacus for Communities and the Canadian Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development to train and e.....
ODPEM | 2015-04-17 00:00:00

Nigel Holness elected New President of the JBA
Managing Director of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (Jamaica) Limited, Mr. Nigel Holness, was unanimously elected President of the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) at an Extraordinary General.....
Jamaica Bankers Association | 2015-04-17 00:00:00

CDA Team conducts sensitisation walk in Clarendon Community
A team from the Child Development Agency (CDA) yesterday (April 16) conducted a walkthrough of the community of Havannah Heights in Clarendon to educate and sensitise the residents on issues surroundi.....
Child Development Agency | 2015-04-17 00:00:00

Culture Minister notes strides made by Jamaica in World Heritage
The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna, is today noting the significant strides made by Jamaica in World Heritage, as the country joins the world in observing World Heritage Day on Sat.....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-04-17 00:00:00

Montego Bay Public Forum to address abuse perpetrated by adults against children
“Children cannot take care of themselves. The responsibility for protecting their rights belongs not only with parents, but all adults” says Montego Bay adult and child psychiatrist Dr. Julian Walters.....
| 2015-04-17 00:00:00

PM deplores Clarendon murders
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is urging the residents of the Monymusk Housing Scheme and elsewhere in the community of Hayes in Clarendon to work with the Police by telling all they might know .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-04-17 00:00:00

Photo Release: Digicel provides water tank & bathroom facilities for Bunkers Hill Primary
Digicel officially handed over new bathroom facilities to the Bunkers Hill Primary School in Clarendon......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-04-17 00:00:00

Mexico announces US$1.8 million to rehab Riverton Landfill Access Road
The Embassy of Mexico is pleased to announce that the Government of Mexico, through the Infrastructure Fund for Mesoamerican and Caribbean Countries (the Yucatan Agreement) and Mexico’s Exim Bank BANC.....
Embassy of Mexico, Jamaica | 2015-04-15 00:00:00

US$5 Billion Logistics Hub MOU to be signed on Monday April 20th
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, today announced further details of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be signed with Krauck Systems, out of Austria/Germany an.....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-04-15 00:00:00

G2K welcomes amendment to "Ganja Law"
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Justice that the amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act takes effect tod.....
G2K | 2015-04-15 00:00:00

Super Lotto new price, more winnings
Supreme Ventures Limited has announced that Super Lotto players will rake in more non-jackpot winnings as of Wednesday, April 15, 2015, with adjusted ticket prices......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-04-15 00:00:00

CCRP Jamaica to honour five living legends
Five distinguished Jamaicans are to receive Living Legacy Awards from the CCRP (Caribbean Community of Retired Persons) Jamaica for their contribution to nation-building......
PROComm | 2015-04-15 00:00:00

Five Caribbean poets shortlisted for Hollick Arvon Prize
Poets from three Caribbean countries in the running for leading emerging writers’ award......
| 2015-04-14 00:00:00

Tourism Sector under-performing says Shahine Robinson
Ms. Shahine Robinson, Opposition Spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise Shipping expressed concerns about Jamaica’s under-performing tourism sector......
| 2015-04-14 00:00:00

Negril under serious threat says Shahine Robinson
Ms. Shahine Robinson, Opposition Spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise Shipping expressed serious concerns about the way in which developments in the prominent resort town of Negril is being handled by .....
| 2015-04-14 00:00:00

Electricity cost down to five-year low of US 25 cents per kWh
JPS customers are now paying US 25 cents for electricity, the lowest electricity rates seen in Jamaica since 2010......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-04-14 00:00:00

Customs surpasses its revenue target for the Financial Year 2014/2015
The Jamaica Customs Agency has ended the Financial Year 2014/15 by collecting gross revenue of $158.738B, exceeding the Ministry of Finance and Planning’s (MOFP) target of $142.77B by $15.96B or 11%......
Jamaica Customs Department | 2015-04-14 00:00:00

Island Car Rentals wins three awards for 2014
Island Car Rentals for 2014 has won three prestigious awards......
| 2015-04-14 00:00:00

Man charged for operating illegal Disposal Site in Riverton City
The National Solid Waste Management has taken action against the person on whose property tyres were lit earlier today......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-04-14 00:00:00

JAAP selects All-Island Administrative Professional and Boss of the Year
On Sunday, 2015 April 12, the Jamaica Association of Administrative Professionals (JAAP) selected the All-Island Administrative Professional and All-Island Boss of the Year at a Brunch held at the Man.....
| 2015-04-14 00:00:00

Fire at Westbrook Avenue in Riverton City
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising the Jamaica Fire Brigade was called to respond to a fire at Westbrook Avenue in Riverton City Community this morning......
ODPEM | 2015-04-13 00:00:00

Digicel welcomes Barbados FTC decision on Cable and Wireless / Flow Merger
Digicel today welcomed the decision of the Barbados Fair Trading Commission (‘FTC’) regarding the application for merger approval filed by Cable and Wireless Communications and Flow / Columbus......
Digicel | 2015-04-01 00:00:00

Digicel Kickstart Clinics get off to great start
The Digicel Kickstart Clinics are off to a great start and according to Senior International Football Development Office and Digicel Kickstart Clinics Head Coach, David Monk, the talent continues to i.....
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-04-01 00:00:00

JBDC signs MOU with Mona School of Business & Management
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) and the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a joint effort to develop the skill level .....
Jamaica Business Development Corporation | 2015-04-01 00:00:00

Children Gospel Song finalists chosen
Patrons were captivated by the outstanding talents that were unearthed and on show at the recently held Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Semi-final concert at the Rehoboth Gospel Assembly......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-04-01 00:00:00

JCDC to incorporate road safety in Creative Writing Competition
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture, has partnered with the National Road Safety Council for the 2015 Jamaica Creative Writing Competition......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-04-01 00:00:00

Call to Action to end child abuse in Westmoreland
Call to Action to end child abuse in Westmoreland......
| 2015-04-01 00:00:00

CDA stages Child Abuse Prevention Walk in Yallahs
With the high levels of violence being meted out against the nation’s children, a team from the Child Development Agency (CDA) on Friday (March 27) took to the streets of Yallahs in St. Thomas for a c.....
Child Development Agency | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

Response from Calabar High School regarding ISSA Boys & Girls Champs incident
Response from Calabar High School regarding ISSA Boys & Girls Champs incident.....
| 2015-03-31 00:00:00

Digicel SportsMax secures NBA rights
Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today a new multiyear partnership that will deliver live games and extensive NBA programming to more than 30 Caribbean territories and m.....
Digicel | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

Jamaica has no distinguished record of accountability says JCC President
Jamaica does not have a distinguished record of accountability......
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

Mechanical problems disrupt water supply to sections of Manchester
The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising customers, who are served by the Victoria Town Well in Manchester, that the water disruption they are currently experiencing is a as a result of mechani.....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Group CEO calls for Government to revert to Junior Stock Exchange’s original incentive scheme
“I recommend strongly that the Government of Jamaica revert to the JSE’s original incentive scheme, so that small businesses can grow.”.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

ACS and the UWI sign MOU on Geospatial Information Management
The Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus (UWI), Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and the Embassy of the United .....
Association of Caribbean States | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

St. Lucian in race for OCM Bocas Prize
One St. Lucian and two Jamaican writers have been named to the shortlist for the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, sponsored by One Caribbean Media of Trinidad and Tobago......
| 2015-03-31 00:00:00

NEPA serves Wray And Nephew’s Appleton Estate warning notice for pollution incident
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) served Wray and Nephew Limited, operators of Appleton Estate, with a warning for the discharge of high-strength trade effluent (dunder) into the en.....
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

JPS opens Service Centre and turns on LED Streetlights in McGregor Gardens
Residents of McGregor Gardens in St. Andrew have moved one step closer to having a safe, legal electricity supply with the opening of the JPS/McGregor Gardens Service Centre in the community yesterday.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

Consumption Taxes due today
Today is the due date for business operators to file their relevant Consumption Taxes for the month of February......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

Online filing of Employers Annual Return (S02) due March 31
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding ALL employers that their Employers Annual Return (S02) is due today, March 31 and must be filed electronically via the TAJ Portal www.jamaicatax.gov.jm. .....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St Catherine affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Tulloch Springs Water Supply Treatment Plant in St. Catherine, that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is.....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-31 00:00:00

SRHA and NCU signs MOU to strengthen development of health professionals
The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), a statutory body of the Ministry of Health and the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) designed to streng.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-03-30 00:00:00

Court orders damages be assessed against Grace & costs paid to Paymaster
In August 2000, Paymaster Jamaica Ltd initiated a law suit against Grace Kennedy Remittance Services Limited for breach of its intellectual property rights......
Paymaster Jamaica Ltd | 2015-03-30 00:00:00

April is National Farmers’ Month
Senator Norman Grant, President of The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) stated, “The JAS will celebrate National Farmers’ Month during the month of April under the theme Grow What We Eat...Eat What .....
Jamaica Agricultural Society | 2015-03-30 00:00:00

Youth athlete Michael O’Hara is Digicel’s newest Brand Ambassador
Telecommunications company, Digicel has announced that youth athlete and Calabar student, Michael O’Hara has been signed as its newest athletics brand ambassador......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-03-30 00:00:00

MP Daryl Vaz condemns the sexual assault of 2 Cuban nurses in Buff Bay
Daryl Vaz, Member of Parliament for West Portland has congratulated the Portland Police in the swift apprehension of a suspect in the sexual assault of 2 Cuban nurses in the town of Buff Bay in his co.....
| 2015-03-30 00:00:00

PM to raise Garvey issue with US President
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she will be raising with President of the United States Barack Obama, the issue of the name of Jamaica’s first National Hero, Marcus Garvey, being in the crim.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-03-30 00:00:00

Digicel Business delivers safe and secure cloud storage solution for eCARIB
Digicel Business revolutionised eCarib Marketing with its cloud storage solution which offered the highest level of protection and access for its design files and improved the turnaround time on its p.....
Digicel | 2015-03-27 00:00:00

Caribbean cocoa inspires the world’s chocolatiers
The popularity of dark chocolate throughout the world has surpassed just being a flavour of the month......
| 2015-03-27 00:00:00

Waterhouse Culture Group works with Peace Management Initiative to produce peace film
The Peace Management Initiative (PMI) has embarked on new ground with the production of a film "Living in Waterhouse - the change within" aimed at promoting peace among youth and showcasing the work o.....
EUROPEAN UNION | 2015-03-27 00:00:00

GraceKennedy responds to Court of Appeal Ruling in GKRS/ Paymaster Matter
The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in the case brought by Paymaster against GraceKennedy’s subsidiary, GraceKennedy Remittance Services Limited (GKRS) and Paul Lowe......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-03-27 00:00:00

The Office of the Contractor General concludes two (2) Special Investigation Reports
The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) on March 24, 2015 concluded two (2) Special Investigation Reports......
Office of the Contractor General of Jamaica | 2015-03-27 00:00:00

Northern Caribbean wins Local Business Model Competition again
Northern Caribbean University, the central Jamaica based tertiary institutions, has successfully retained the National Business Model Competition title for the second year straight......
| 2015-03-25 00:00:00

The Most Honourable Errald Miller to be awarded the Fellowship of The City and Guilds London Institute
The City and Guilds of London Institute has just announced the awarding of the Fellowship of the City and Guilds to The Most Honourable Errald Miller of Jamaica......
| 2015-03-25 00:00:00

Lee Issa is the new President of the Negril Chamber of Commerce
At a meeting of the Negril Chamber of Commerce held on March 10th 2015, Lee Issa, Chairman of Couples Resorts, was voted in as the new President of the Negril Chamber of Commerce......
| 2015-03-24 00:00:00

National Gallery celebrates Theatre Month
The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays event for March 29, 2015, will feature two short plays set in the galleries, Sure Thing by David Ives and Untitled #2 by Jim Gordon, which are staged in .....
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2015-03-24 00:00:00

Governor General, GraceKennedy CEO to be at official launch of new book
Governor General of Jamaica, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GraceKennedy Group, Mr. Don Wehby will on Monday March 30 at 6pm on the Mona Scho.....
Mona School of Business | 2015-03-24 00:00:00

Manchester to crown Festival Prince and Princess
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Manchester Parish office will stage its fourth Manchester Festival Prince & Princess Grand Coronation on Sunday, March 29, 2014......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-03-24 00:00:00

PNP loyalist seeking to destabilize NSWMA says youth arm of JLP
The youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Young Jamaica, is this morning expressing concern at the mounting attempts by those it describes as "forces loyal to the People's National Party" to de.....
| 2015-03-24 00:00:00

Festival Song Finalists to be chosen on Thursday
It will be a “Bam Bam” at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Thursday, March 26, 2015, when the thirty seven semi-finalists in the Jamaica Festival Song Competition will face-off for one of th.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-03-24 00:00:00

Digicel Business solves Chukka Caribbean Adventures Call Centre woes
Digicel Business recently rolled out its Avaya-powered call centre solution so that Chukka Caribbean Adventures could better serve its customers through a centralised service......
Digicel | 2015-03-24 00:00:00

UWI, JAMPRO and JARIA to host 2nd State of the Music Symposium
The University of the West Indies (UWI) and Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) in association with Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA) will host the 2nd State of the Music Symposium for a.....
University of the West Indies | 2015-03-24 00:00:00

INDECOM probes death of Cheshire Village resident
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a civilian at Cheshire Village, Ellseton Flats in Kingston at approximately 3:30 p.m. on.....
INDECOM | 2015-03-24 00:00:00

Fire extinguished at Riverton City Waste Disposal
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in consultation with the Jamaica Fire is advising there currently are no flames at the Riverton City Waste Disposal site......
ODPEM | 2015-03-24 00:00:00

G2K urges PM to restore credibility
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, is today calling on the Prime Minister to use her contribution to restore her credibility in light of her failed pr.....
G2K | 2015-03-24 00:00:00

Breach of ISSA & TVJ’s exclusive broadcast rights for Boys & Girls Champs
It has been brought to our attention that there are entities seeking to exploit, for commercial benefits, the rights to the 2015 ISSA GraceKennedy Boy’s and Girl’s Athletics Championship by promoting .....
RJR Communications Group | 2015-03-24 00:00:00

Mike Henry makes tribute to Lee Quan Yew
As I heard of the death of Lee Kwan Yew I had to reflect on my time spent in Singapore from 1969 to 1973......
| 2015-03-23 00:00:00

NLS presents the opening party for Insides
Insides an exhibition of new work by Camille Chedda, Oneika Russell, Phillip Thomas and Prudence Lovell presents contemporary drawing by four exciting artists who engage this medium as a significant p.....
| 2015-03-23 00:00:00

New student led organization established at the University of the West Indies
We wish to inform the public about the formation of a new student led organization at the University of the West Indies called the University of the West Indies Caribbean Community which also will be .....
| 2015-03-23 00:00:00

Identity of dead teen released
The body of a teen found in parish over the weekend has been identified......
| 2015-03-23 00:00:00

Joseph Emanuel Millwood launches debut album
Joseph Emanuel will launch his debut album entitled Born Again on Saturday May 30th 2015 at the Rex Nettleford Hall UWI......
| 2015-03-20 00:00:00

March 20 is International Happiness Day
Friday, March 20, the world celebrates International Day of Happiness, and everyone is being encouraged to “brighten someone’s day and share a smile.”.....
Media Central Limited | 2015-03-20 00:00:00

Water Week Jamaica 2015 launch
In continuing its campaign for fresh water awareness and conservation, Beingwell (Ja.) will officially launch Water Week Jamaica from Sunday 22-28, 2015......
Being Well (Ja.) | 2015-03-20 00:00:00

Permanent Memorial on track for March 25 Unveiling
The Permanent Memorial in Honour of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade being erected at the United Nations is on track for completion and unveiling on March 25, 2015......
Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Natio | 2015-03-20 00:00:00

UTech President not yet selected
Contrary to the article in today’s Observer announcing a new President for the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), as Chair of the University Council I am advising that this is not correct......
University of Technology | 2015-03-20 00:00:00

Executive Chef ‘Aunty Mazie’ retires from GraceKennedy
On Thursday, March 12, Mazie Miller, popularly known by Jamaicans everywhere as “Aunty Mazie”, was treated to a spirited retirement send off at the Head Offices of GraceKennedy on Harbour Street, afte.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-03-20 00:00:00

Update on Riverton City Fire
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) through consultation with the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is reporting significant progress to date with fighting the fire at the Ri.....
ODPEM | 2015-03-20 00:00:00

Jamaica Midlife Health Society hosts successful public lecture
The Jamaica Midlife Health Society (JMHS) hosted its annual public lecture at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on Sunday, March 15, 2015......
| 2015-03-19 00:00:00

St John Jamaica receives grant from Japan for the acquisition of 6 ambulances
The St John National Council of Jamaica today became the beneficiary of a major Grant Contract for “the provision of Ambulances for Improved Emergency Response in Jamaica.”.....
Illuminarte Communications | 2015-03-19 00:00:00

70% of Digicel’s Network restored in Vanuatu
Five days after the Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated the island nation of Vanuatu, Digicel’s network has been restored to more than 70% population coverage......
Digicel | 2015-03-19 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Group CEO announces structural changes to the company
GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby has announced a number of organizational changes within the Group effective April 1, 2015 in keeping with the company’s strategic goals and its vision to become a Glob.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-03-19 00:00:00

JCDC Children Gospel Song Semi-Final Concert for March 29
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture will stage its annual Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition semi-final on Sunday, March 29, 2015......
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-03-19 00:00:00

Update from NSWMA Board meeting
The Board of the Directors of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) apologizes to the people of Jamaica and particularly persons affected by the fire and smoke that started on Wednesda.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-03-19 00:00:00

Water supply disruption
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Tulloch Springs, Keystone Water Supply Systems and all wells on the Eastern Headworks Network in St. Catherine that the disruption the.....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-19 00:00:00

Compensation and reparations for Tivoli massacre now says Tivoli Committee
ON APRIL 7, 2015 MARCH TO THE JAMAICA CONFERENCE CENTRE......
| 2015-03-18 00:00:00

Soul Tempo set to release new single
Have you ever been told that, everything would be alright, while working through a challenging situation, but those words just wouldn’t seem to resonate with you?.....
| 2015-03-18 00:00:00

Second Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event dubbed a major success
After participating in what is viewed as an innovative business development initiative, several hoteliers and suppliers have termed the second Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event as a major succes.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-03-18 00:00:00

Eleven in the Running for LASCO/JCF “Top Cop” Award
Eleven police officers have been shortlisted for the LASCO/Jamaica Constabulary Force Police Officer of the Year Award 2015/2016 or “Top Cop Award”......
| 2015-03-18 00:00:00

More corruption now globally than 20 years ago
Mr. José Ugaz, chair of Transparency International (TI), the global anti-corruption organisation promoting integrity in more than 100 countries, says there is more corruption now on a global scale tha.....
National Integrity Action Limited | 2015-03-18 00:00:00

YFC wants thorough investigations after death of another 14 year old
THE YOUTH FOR CHANGE (YFC) wish to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family, school mates and the wider community of August Town in St. Andrew where Mr. Joel Lovelace lived......
| 2015-03-18 00:00:00

Major MOCA/RPD Operation Underway
MOCA and the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) are currently carrying out simultaneous operations in the Corporate Area, Manchester, St. Elizabeth and St. Ann......
| 2015-03-18 00:00:00

Update Riverton City Fire - Schools Closure
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) wishes to advise that as at 10.00 a.m. today (March 18), the following schools were closed due to the continued smoke nuisance as a.....
ODPEM | 2015-03-18 00:00:00

Imani Duncan-Price selected as a Young Global Leader
Senator Imani Duncan-Price joins an illustrious group of 187 entrepreneurial luminaries across the private, public and social sectors who have been selected to become the 2015 Young Global Leaders (YG.....
| 2015-03-17 00:00:00

Call for entries in NHMJ’s 2015 Earth Day Competition
The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) is calling for entries to the 2015 Earth Day Competition......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-03-17 00:00:00

Derrimon Trading Company’s Audited Financial Statements now available
Derrimon Trading Company Limited wishes to advise that its Audited Financial Statements for the Financial Year Ended December 31, 2014 are now available......
| 2015-03-17 00:00:00

YEA joined Commonwealth Youth Leaders to celebrate Commonwealth Week in London
Erica Wynter, President of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica (YEA), CEO of C&E Innovational Services Ltd. & Founding Member of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-Caribbean &.....
| 2015-03-17 00:00:00

Prime Minister of Jamaica announces State Visit by United States President
The Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is pleased to announce that His Excellency Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, will pay a State Visit to Jamaica on 9th Apr.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-03-17 00:00:00

Economy will be significantly affected by Riverton fire
The Caribbean Policy Research Institute has said that the preliminary costs of the Riverton fire to the economy is far more than the cost to extinguish the fire......
CaPRI | 2015-03-17 00:00:00

INDECOM probes death of student
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a civilian in Bedward Garden, August Town on March 16, 2015 at appr.....
INDECOM | 2015-03-17 00:00:00

YEA President meets the Queen
President of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica, Erica Wynter, had the honour of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on March 9, 2015 during the celebration of Commonwealth Week 2015 at.....
Young Entrepreneurs Association | 2015-03-12 00:00:00

Film Festival launches its 10th Anniversary Celebrations with Caribbean Spirit
The dates are set for the highly anticipated 10th anniversary celebrations of the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF)......
| 2015-03-12 00:00:00

Adult Education Literacy gets a boost in Spring Village
The Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning and the Spring Village Development Foundation and Training Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 2, 2015 to bring the JFLL’s High School.....
Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning | 2015-03-12 00:00:00

Public warned to exercise caution when travelling in areas affected by smoke
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising that arising from the current fire at the Riverton Dump, a thick smoke cover is being experienced in sections of the Co.....
ODPEM | 2015-03-12 00:00:00

Local Government Minister to co-chair United Nations panel on Disaster Risk Management
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, will leave the island this week, to participate in the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Send.....
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPME | 2015-03-11 00:00:00

Fire blazes at Riverton Disposal Site
MPP Waste Management Limited through the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) advices that there is a fire at the Riverton Disposal Site......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-03-11 00:00:00

Tax Day Deadline Extended
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise the public that the deadline for the filing of Income Tax Returns has been extended to March 25, 2015......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-03-11 00:00:00

Award-winning documentary premieres in Jamaica for International Women's Month
Miss Representation first premiered in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival where it caught the eye of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network......
BrandEQ Group Limited | 2015-03-11 00:00:00

Youth Minister hands over equipment for Art for Life Programme
The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna, through partnership with the CHASE Fund, today, handed over $250,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment to the Maxfield Park Child.....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-03-10 00:00:00

Photo Release:National Business Model Competition Launch
Photos from the launch of the National Business Model Competition held Monday, March 9, 2015......
| 2015-03-10 00:00:00

JAMFIN members get useful advice on financing options
Sharing knowledge of industry standards and regulations that affect the sector within which they operate, the Jamaica Association for Micro-Financing (JAMFIN) staged its first quarterly meeting of the.....
| 2015-03-10 00:00:00

PM sees big potential for Local Nutraceutical Industry
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has pointed to significant possible economic benefits from the development of the nutraceutical industry in Jamaica......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-03-10 00:00:00

New Suzuki for Jamaica
Stewarts Auto Sales is set to launch the new Suzuki Ciaz, a brand new, mid-sized and comfortable sedan next week......
| 2015-03-10 00:00:00

Land Titling a Priority Programme for Government says PM
The National Housing Trust (NHT) presented letters of possession for serviced lots to 50 persons during a Handing Over Ceremony at Creighton Hall, St. Thomas on Friday, March 6......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-03-10 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St. Thomas affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Springfield Pumping Station in St Thomas, that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due to operational .....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-10 00:00:00

Jamaica targets Central America for export at ExpoComer
Brand Jamaica will be on full display in Panama at Central America’s largest trade show Exposición Comercial Internacional (EXPOCOMER) on March 11-14, 2015......
JAMPRO | 2015-03-10 00:00:00

No need for complete enumeration in Jamaica again says NDM
Recently in the House of Representative, Mr. Audley Shaw, the MP for Manchester North Eastern, stated that based on the existing law, a new enumeration exercise was long overdue......
National Democratic Movement | 2015-03-10 00:00:00

Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust records $2.8 billion in earnings
Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust Limited (Pan-Jam) recorded earnings for 2014 of $2.8 Billion, representing a 14 percent increase over the previous year......
| 2015-03-09 00:00:00

PM and Neita Headley congratulate Cameron on second term as WICB President
Prime Minister the Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller and the Minister without Portfolio (Sport) Hon. Natalie Neita Headley have congratulated Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron on his re-election to a second term .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-03-09 00:00:00

New AMCHAM President bats for Vocational Education
Newly inaugurated President of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Mr. Ron McKay last week called on government and business leaders to place serious focus on vocational education......
AMCHAM | 2015-03-09 00:00:00

TAJ's New Information System used to file consumption returns
Since the implementation of the Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS) on February 9, 2015, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has recorded over 2,000 consumption tax returns being filed throu.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-03-09 00:00:00

Go off the grid to Montserrat
The island of Montserrat is on the rebound......
| 2015-03-09 00:00:00

Nothing to fear unless Jamaica fails to plan says former Cuban Diplomat
Executive Director of the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Initiatives at Miami Dade College and former Cuban Diplomat Dr. Juan Antonio Blanco, told Jamaicans this weekend that there is nothing .....
Mona School of Business | 2015-03-09 00:00:00

Jamaican medical marijuana company launched with symposium at UWI
A Jamaican medical marijuana company, JAMED Co. Ltd. on Thursday evening launched its company through an informative medical and scientific based presentation at the new Medical Science faculty at the.....
| 2015-03-09 00:00:00

Supreme Ventures renews partnership with Netball Jamaica for Major & Minor Leagues
For the 14th year running, Gaming & Sports Betting Company, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), has renewed its partnership with Netball Jamaica, for the staging of the 2015 Netball Jamaica/Supreme Ventur.....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-03-09 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St. Mary affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Iterboreale/Agualta Vale Water Treatment Plant in St Mary, that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due.....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-09 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St. Catherine and St. Andrew affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Bybrook#1 Well in St Catherine, that the disruption they continue to experience in their service is due to operational challenges affe.....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-09 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St. Catherine affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Angels #1 Pumping Station in St Catherine, that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due to operational .....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-09 00:00:00

200 Jamaicans graduate from Climate-Smart Agriculture Training Program
On Thursday, February 26th over 200 individuals from 10 small community groups became proud graduates of the Farmer Field School (FFS) programme, an initiative focused on expanding climate smart farmi.....
| 2015-03-06 00:00:00

Jamaica and Belgium to strengthen relations
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable A.J. Nicholson, paid an official visit to Belgium from 4 to 6 March 2015, during which he discussed with officials at the fede.....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-03-06 00:00:00

HEART Trust/NTA crowns its 2014 Values Icon
A beaming Sasha Shim-Hue was last Friday named the winner of the HEART Trust/NTA Values Icon 2014 Award......
HEART Trust/NTA | 2015-03-06 00:00:00

Diaspora Conference features social enterprise opportunities says JN
A critical element of the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, to be held June 13–18, 2015, will be an array of business and social enterprise options, which members of the extended national comm.....
Jamaica National Building Society | 2015-03-06 00:00:00

Ministry saddened by death of three students
The Ministry of Education is saddened by the tragic death of three students in a fire at their home in west Kingston on Friday morning......
Ministry of Education | 2015-03-06 00:00:00

Changing Faces of Leadership at the UWI
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce two senior management changes to drive the strategic direction of the regional institution in its delivery of world-class teaching an.....
University of the West Indies | 2015-03-06 00:00:00

INDECOM probing death of civilian in Lawrence Tavern
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a civilian male in Mahoney District, Lawrence Tavern, Kingston......
INDECOM | 2015-03-06 00:00:00

JCDC to host Mega Art Exhibition at Jamaica Conference Centre
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture will officially launch the 2015 JCDC Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition on Sunday, March 15 a.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-03-06 00:00:00

Project works to disrupt water supply- sections of St. Andrew to be affected
The National Water Commission is reporting that as it brings to a close the 26 Water Supply Rehabilitation Project, it will be taking the following systems out of operation:.....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-06 00:00:00

Young writer panel discussion to be held at Kingston Book Fair
Four young Jamaican writers have been confirmed for the Kingston Book Fair Young Adult panel discussion that will be held from 11AM – 12 noon Saturday, March 7 at Devon House......
| 2015-03-05 00:00:00

Photo Release: Minister McNeill In Germany To Attend Leading Travel Trade Show
Minister McNeill In Germany To Attend Leading Travel Trade Show......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-03-05 00:00:00

Meeting to be convened to discuss road safety issues
Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport and Works, Richard Azan has called a meeting with key stakeholders regarding road safety issues that have been raised in light of last weekend’ fatal acc.....
National Works Agency | 2015-03-05 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St. Catherine affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in Burton District, who are served by the Burton Booster Pump in St. Catherine, that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their servic.....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-05 00:00:00

High level Cuba Investment Opportunities Forum set for the weekend
The University of the West Indies (UWI) based Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) in partnership the UWI’s Department of Government is hosting a high-level forum titled “Cuba Open for Busine.....
Mona School of Business | 2015-03-04 00:00:00

JCC condemns the murder of Kayalicia Simpson
The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce condemns the brutal murder of young Kayalicia Simpson in Newlands, St. Thomas earlier this week......
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2015-03-04 00:00:00

Youth for Change CONDEMNS teen murder
We are most disconsolate over the seemingly normal occurrence of child murders......
| 2015-03-04 00:00:00

UWI’s Climate Change Change Specialist to deliver GraceKennedy Foundation 2015 Public Lecture
The 2015 GraceKennedy Foundation Lecture will explore the hot topic of climatic change and its impact......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-03-04 00:00:00

Cassava for food use celebrated by the FAO at Agrofest 2015
The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean (FAO-SLC) promoted the nutritional benefits and diversity of cassava as a food crop at Agrofest, the largest Barbadian agr.....
| 2015-03-04 00:00:00

Scheduled JPSCo outage to disrupt water supply
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of Clarendon who are served by the Toll Gate, Clarendon Park and Rhymesbury Pumping Stations, that they will experience a disruptio.....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-04 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St. Catherine affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Glengoffe Booster Pump in St Catherine, that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due to operational cha.....
National Water Commission | 2015-03-04 00:00:00

Finalists for the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature announced
CODE and the Bocas Lit Fest are proud to announce the finalists for the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature......
| 2015-03-04 00:00:00

From Mississippi to Jamaica, The Southern Chorale set to thrill
The Southern Chorale of the University of Southern Mississippi embarks on their second tour of Jamaica from March 5 to 14......
| 2015-03-04 00:00:00

Jamaica Investment Confab focused on bankable projects
Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Jamaica’s Trade and Investment Agency is putting finishing touches to the 2015 Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF) being held March 10 to 12 at the Montego Bay Conv.....
JAMPRO | 2015-03-04 00:00:00

Police Corporal and his accomplice to reappear in Court
Corporal Robert Wright who is facing charges of Breach of the Corruption Prevention Act and Simple Larceny was remanded in custody when he appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate Court on Fri.....
| 2015-03-04 00:00:00

Food for the Poor hands over 50th Basic School
On March 3, 2015, Food For The Poor (FFP) officially handed over the 50th basic school under its Jamaica 50 Campaign to the New Testament Early Childhood Development Centre in St. Catherine, Jamaica......
PROComm | 2015-03-04 00:00:00

Portmore petition number attained
The required number of signatures for a petition to extend the Portmore municipal boundaries has been achieved......
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2015-03-04 00:00:00

MOCA charges Senior Officer from Tax Administration of Jamaica
Fifty One year old Fernando Davis Senior Tax Administration Officer was charged with ten (10) counts of Conspiracy, Uttering Forged Documents and Breach of the Corruption Prevention Act......
| 2015-03-04 00:00:00

ACHEA responds to industry needs
With the proliferation of tertiary-level institutions in the region over the last three decades, there is a need for robust organisational structures, administrative policies and systems for these ins.....
University of the West Indies | 2015-03-04 00:00:00

Supreme Court dismisses case brought by student against UTech
The Supreme Court dismissed the case of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) student who had obtained an ex parte injunction to force the University to register him for this Semester......
University of Technology | 2015-03-03 00:00:00

Minister Hanna condemns brutal attack on St Thomas teen
The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna condemns the brutal slaying of 14 year-old Kayalicia Simpson, a student of the Donald Quarrie High School who was chopped to death this mor.....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-03-03 00:00:00

LASCO Chairman urges private sector to convert challenges to profits
Lascelles Chin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the LASCO Affiliated Companies, urged the private sector to shift focus from difficulties being faced to finding solutions in order to drive economic .....
| 2015-03-03 00:00:00

G2K to elect New President
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party ( JLP) will have a new leader come Saturday, March 7......
G2K | 2015-03-03 00:00:00

GraceKennedy reports J$10.7 billion increase in revenue for year ending 2014
The GraceKennedy Group has recorded revenues for 2014 of J$77.97 billion, representing a J$10.71 billion or 15.9% increase over the prior year......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-03-03 00:00:00

NCB provides free in-branch alternatives to revised service charges
NCB seeks to confirm that all transactions for which fees will be revised effective March 16, 2015, can be conducted for FREE and at our customers’ convenience at our in-branch Bank on the Go areas, a.....
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2015-03-02 00:00:00

Sampars Cash & Carry Old Harbour officially open
Customers of the Old Harbour Sampars Cash & Carry outlet were treated as the official opening and celebrations of the supermarket took place......
| 2015-03-02 00:00:00

No fire at Riverton Disposal Site says NSWMA
Reports have been circulating that there is a fire at the Riverton Disposal Site......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-02-27 00:00:00

Blue Mountain Music Festival organizers apologize for late start on Saturday night
We, the organizers of the Blue Mountain Music Festival (BMMF) and Tru-Juice, our lead sponsor, would like to thank our loyal supporters who made the journey to the mountain top last weekend for the se.....
| 2015-02-27 00:00:00

How much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening?
People have highly variable views on how much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening, finds a UK survey in The BMJ this week......
| 2015-02-27 00:00:00

Aneurysm screening should be revisited say experts
Aneurysm screening for men over 65 should be revisited as it is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the harms, argue researchers in The BMJ this week......
| 2015-02-27 00:00:00

Diaspora Conference features social enterprise opportunities – JN
A critical element of the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, to be held June 13–18, 2015, will be an array of business and social enterprise options, which members of the extended national comm.....
Jamaica National Building Society | 2015-02-26 00:00:00

Ending hunger and malnutrition a top priority for Caribbean region
Over the last two decades efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Caribbean have made substantial progress, but these need to be further strengthened, according to FAO Director-General José G.....
| 2015-02-26 00:00:00

YA Readers Hangout to be erected at Kingston Book Fair
When the Kingston Book Fair returns to Devon House on March 7, it will feature a Young Adult (YA) Readers Hangout geared for older teens and young adults who are interested in browsing novels and othe.....
| 2015-02-26 00:00:00

Digicel and Marriott open Haiti Hotel
The new Marriott Port-au-Prince Haiti Marriott Hotel recently checked in its first guests......
Digicel | 2015-02-26 00:00:00

Anti-dumping & Subsidies Commission to train producers and advisers
The Anti-Dumping & Subsidies Commission (ADSC) will be hosting a two-day training seminar on March 4 and 5, 2015 titled: “Unleash the Power of International Trade Rules”......
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-02-26 00:00:00

NWC responds to news about demonstration staged in Yallahs, St. Thomas
The National Water Commission (NWC) is compelled to respond to news reports aired yesterday in relation to a demonstration staged in Yallahs, St. Thomas to protest delayed payments to persons from the.....
National Water Commission | 2015-02-26 00:00:00

LLC launches 1st youth focused empowerment portal
Montserrat based company Life Investment (LLC) launches the very first youth focused empowerment, inspirational and motivational portal......
| 2015-02-26 00:00:00

Supreme Ventures to open new regional office in Ocho Rios
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has announced that it will open a new Regional Office on March 2, 2015, with a Regional Retail Centre in Ocho Rios, St. Ann......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-02-26 00:00:00

UTech Debaters ascent in World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) rankings
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has moved up 21 places in the ranking of the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) earning an impressive spot among the top thirteen percent of .....
University of Technology | 2015-02-26 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St Mary affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Lucky Hill Pumping Station in St. Mary, that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due to operational cha.....
National Water Commission | 2015-02-25 00:00:00

NCB and Michael Lee-Chin pump $30M into MVP Training Programme
NCB reinforced its support of the MVP Track & Field Club with a $30 million donation at a presentation ceremony of the training grounds at the University of Technology on February 25, 2014......
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2015-02-25 00:00:00

G2K welcomes decriminalisation of ganja
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, welcomes the announcement that Parliament has approved the amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act......
G2K | 2015-02-25 00:00:00

TAJ's new system available to file Consumption Taxes now due
Consumption Taxes for the month of January are now due and Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising taxpayers that they may use the new Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS) to file and.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-02-25 00:00:00

CDA’s Children’s Advisory Panel changing of the guard
The second group of children to serve on the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) Children’s Advisory Panel (CAP) was made official at a recent handing over and appreciation ceremony, held at the Pollyan.....
Child Development Agency | 2015-02-25 00:00:00

Foster Homes must be places of healing
Deputy Manager of the Heart Trust/NTA Ebony Park Sasha Shim-Hue recently reminded foster parents that foster homes must be places of healing and restoration for children who have suffered emotional tr.....
Child Development Agency | 2015-02-24 00:00:00

Economy contracts for October to December 2014 as a result of drought conditions
Prevailing drought conditions which impacted the country last quarter (July to September 2014), was cited as the primary reason for the overall contraction in the performance of the economy for the Oc.....
Planning Institute of Jamaica | 2015-02-24 00:00:00

Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre to open this year
The year 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the historic Jamaican Letter written from Kingston by the great Venezualan liberator, Simon Bolivar......
| 2015-02-24 00:00:00

Who killed Errol Osborne?
A reward of $100,000 is being offered through Crime Stop Jamaica for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed Mr. Errol Osborne outside his home in Fontabelle, St. Mary at .....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-02-24 00:00:00

May Pen Bus Service welcomed but unsustainable says Mike Henry
As I record my comments on this expansion of the Rural School Bus Service in May Pen, to incorporate additional schools to those included in last year’s pilot project, I continue to lament the failure.....
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Water supply disruption- sections of St Andrew affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Havenmeade Pumping Station in St. Andrew, that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due to a defective m.....
National Water Commission | 2015-02-24 00:00:00

Phillip Paulwell writes tribute to the Late Dr Keith Panton
The life of the late Dr the Hon Keith Panton can best be described as an enduring journey into the development and expansion of the bauxite and alumina industry in Jamaica......
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2015-02-24 00:00:00

Ambassador of Jamaica participates in meeting to welcome new Director General of LAC
The Ambassador of Jamaica to Mexico, H.E. Sandra Grant Griffiths, participated in a luncheon hosted by the Vice Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mtra. Vanessa Rubio Marquez, on February 4.....
Embassy of Mexico, Jamaica | 2015-02-23 00:00:00

Historic inclusion of Haitian churches in the Jamaica Baptist Union
Three Haitian churches were on Sunday, February 22 formally received as members of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU), during the Closing Services of the JBU 4th Believers’ Convention and 165th General A.....
Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2015-02-23 00:00:00

JPS to appeal OUR directive to repay funds used to pay for fuel
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has announced that it will be appealing the Directive from the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to repay funds collected from customers in 2013 and paid ov.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-02-23 00:00:00

Minister Hylton calls for continued dialogue towards IP in the Caribbean
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton is calling for continued dialogue towards a more robust and effective Intellectual Property (IP) administration in the Caribbean......
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-02-23 00:00:00

1,800 Portmore residents turn out to sign boundaries petition
Only 1,800 of the required 6,480 signatories have so far turned out to sign the petition to adjust the boundaries of the Portmore municipality......
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2015-02-23 00:00:00

Sweet Honey In the Rock to headline this year's Blues on The Green
World renowned, Sweet Honey In The Rock, will be the headline performers at Blues on The Green......
| 2015-02-23 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of Clarendon affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Mineral Heights Pumping Station in Clarendon that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due to mechanical.....
National Water Commission | 2015-02-23 00:00:00

Tomorrow! MSBM to host only Caribbean event for Open Data Day 2015
Open Data Day, which will take place on Saturday February 21, 2015, is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analy.....
Mona School of Business | 2015-02-20 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St. Andrew and St. Catherine affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Havenmeade Pumping Station in St. Andrew that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due to a defective mo.....
National Water Commission | 2015-02-20 00:00:00

ECJ to facilitate petition signing in Portmore
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica will facilitate a petition signing in Portmore on Saturday, fulfilling a statutory requirement for the signatures of at least seven percent of residents to be colle.....
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2015-02-20 00:00:00

Cayman Auditor General Office contracts with RICS to review Building Valuation Agreement
In a move intended to strengthen valuation of government buildings, Cayman Islands’ Office of the Auditor General has signed an agreement with RICS to review the government’s valuation of its own buil.....
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Photo Release: Bringing Jamaicans Home
Bringing Jamaicans Home.....
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Alpha Boys’ student to benefit from NGJ Last Sundays
The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays event for February 22, 2015, will feature yoga in the gallery with Nadine McNeil (Universal Empress) & Donovan Manning, music by DJ Iset Sankofa, and the.....
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2015-02-19 00:00:00

Wide support for National Cybersecurity Strategy
Jamaica’s implementation of a National Cybersecurity Strategy to make the country safe for business operation, and to provide security for persons using the Internet, has received international commen.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-19 00:00:00

CDA targets Brown’s Town to promote foster care
A large group of foster parents and staff of the Child Development Agency (CDA) walked the streets of Browns Town in St. Ann, recently to sensitise persons about the National Foster Care Programme......
Child Development Agency | 2015-02-19 00:00:00

DBJ to host Venture Capital Legal Forum
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), through the Jamaica Venture Capital Programme (JVCP) is pleased to announce that it will host a Venture Capital LEGAL FORUM......
The Jamaica Venture Capital Programme Unit | 2015-02-18 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St Catherine affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Sue River Treatment Plant in St Catherine that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due to a broken main.....
National Water Commission | 2015-02-18 00:00:00

Customer service training for CDA Foster Care Officers
The Child Development Agency (CDA) is working to sharpen the customer service skills of its officers who interact with foster parents in an effort to improve customer satisfaction......
Child Development Agency | 2015-02-18 00:00:00

Grounation Week 3 explored Ti RoRo and the Haitian Vodou Drums
The famous Haitian drummer, Ti RoRo, and his exquisite use of the Vodou drums were explored at the third week of the Jamaica Music Museum’s Grounation series last Sunday, February 15 at the Institute .....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

JCDC salutes the late Dr. Clover Thompson, Gordon
We have lost an exceptional and erudite Jamaican woman who was a cultural stalwart and extraordinary educator......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

Five public health institutions to be upgraded under North to West Trauma Plan
Five public health institutions are to be upgraded as part of the Ministry of Health’s North to West Trauma Plan, the centrepiece of the Government’s thrust to become the Caribbean’s leader in Health .....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

Tourism Ministry advancing work on Public Beach Development Programme
Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says 14 beaches across the island are being targeted for initial development under the Ministry’s programme to create recreational public .....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

$20 million renovation for Grange Hill Health Centre in Westmoreland
The Grange Hill Health Centre in Westmoreland is to be renovated at a cost of $20 million......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

$140 million allocated for Parish Council road repairs under JEEP Phase Four
The Government has allocated $140 million to Parish Councils islandwide to repair roads under phase four of the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), currently underway......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

Fifty per cent reduction in $40 million owed to The Self Start Fund
The Self Start Fund (SSF) is reporting a 50 per cent reduction in the $40 million owed by delinquent borrowers......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

Betting, Gaming, & Lotteries Commission’s Town Hall Meetings underway
The Betting, Gaming, & Lotteries Commission (BGLC) has embarked on a series of town hall meetings, aimed at heightening public and stakeholder knowledge and awareness about new standards and regulatio.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

$1.6 billion upgrade for Martha Brae Water Systems in Trelawny
Water supplied to about 200,000 residents served by the National Water Commission’s (NWC) facilities at Martha Brae, Trelawny, will be significantly boosted to 11 million gallons per day, following t.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

Govt undertakes $100 million Primary School Sanitation Project
The Ministry of Education has embarked on a major $100 million project aimed at installing flush toilets at primary schools island wide, which currently use pit latrines......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

PM hands over housing solutions in Hellshire
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller presented 60 proud homeowners with keys and possession letters to their brand new homes in the Sandhills Vista housing development in Hellshire, St......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

One million trees to be planted under Navel String Project
One million trees are to be planted over the next four years under the navel string project being undertaken by SCJ Holdings Limited (SCJH)......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-17 00:00:00

Cameka I. Taylor releases new ebook: Heartache Queen Unshackled
First-time author Cameka I. Taylor shares the story behind her smile in her new book Heartache Queen Unshackled: My Journey Towards Liberation, Self Acceptance and Wholeness......
| 2015-02-16 00:00:00

The Credit Bureau is not the Credit Registry
Creditinfo Jamaica Limited notes the recent public discussion about access to personal information on the recently launched National Security Interests in Personal Property Registry, which was created.....
| 2015-02-16 00:00:00

JBU Convention & 165th General Assembly to blaze Mega-Gospel Trail in Montego Bay
The city of Montego Bay will be a hotbed of gospel explosion from Ash Wednesday February 18 to Sunday, February 22, as it plays host to the premier event on the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) calendar, t.....
Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2015-02-16 00:00:00

1st round Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship 2015 begins February 28
A strong contingent of race cars and bikes are en-route to the sunny shores of Jamaica for participation in the first round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship 2015 which kicks .....
| 2015-02-16 00:00:00

Industry Ministry suspends National Collateral Registry’s Search Facility
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has instructed that the search facility of the National Collateral Registry be suspended until further notice......
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-02-16 00:00:00

PM lauds EU for contribution to Jamaica’s Development
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has commended and thanked the European Union (EU) for its outstanding contribution to Jamaica’s social and economic development over the past 40 years......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-02-16 00:00:00

Photo Release: $140 million JEEP Parish Council road repairs
$140 million JEEP Parish Council road repairs.....
| 2015-02-16 00:00:00

Flagstaff Maroons to celebrate First Annual Treaty Day on March 1st
16 February 2015 - Flagstaff, St. James - Flagstaff Maroons to celebrate the commemoration of the signing of the 1738/39 Treaty between Cudjoe, the leader of the Trelawny Town Maroons, and the Britis.....
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Holland High Principal hails improvement in student achievement
As the Holland High School in Trelawny celebrates its 10th anniversary this year Principal of the institution, Pauline Reid, is hailing the significant improvement in student attainment over the years.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-13 00:00:00

Jamaica Investment Forum to build international partnerships
The Government will be looking to build new relationships and strengthen existing partnerships with the international community through the staging of Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF) 2015......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-13 00:00:00

Williams and Tufton are still members of the Senate says Attorney General
Attorney General, Hon. Patrick Atkinson, says that despite submitting letters of resignation, former Opposition Senators, Arthur Williams and Dr. Christopher Tufton, remain members of the Upper House,.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-13 00:00:00

The Hon. Lisa Hanna reminisces on Jamaica’s Intangible Cultural Heritage
Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna, has officially opened the exhibition on Jamaica’s Intangible Cultural Heritage at the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Ba.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-02-13 00:00:00

LIME to stream 2nd Valentine’s Day Mass Wedding
As another fourteen couples prepare to exchange vows in the 2nd annual local mass wedding planned for Valentine’s Day (February 14), title sponsor, LIME, is arranging the best technology to ensure a s.....
LIME | 2015-02-13 00:00:00

PM pushes global partnership for development
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller today (February 10) called for unity and greater partnership among countries in order to advance sustainable development for all......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-02-13 00:00:00

Dr. Phillips cautions unions against unrealistic expectations
Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, has again given the Government’s commitment to doing “everything possible” to accommodate claims for salary increases to civil servants for .....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-12 00:00:00

Monument to victims of slavery to open at UN Headquarters in March
The permanent memorial to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade is to be erected in March on the grounds of the United Nations headquarters in New York......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-12 00:00:00

Debate concludes on Local Government Entrenchment Bill
Debate on the Constitution (Amendment) (Local Government) Act, which seeks to entrench local governance in the Constitution concluded in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 10......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-12 00:00:00

Monument to victims of slavery to open at UN Headquarters in March
The permanent memorial to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade is to be erected in March on the grounds of the United Nations headquarters in New York......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-12 00:00:00

Improvement in Jamaica’s Press Freedom ranking a significant achievement says Falconer
Information Minister Senator Hon Sandrea Falconer says that “Jamaica has reaped a good reward” with its improved ranking in the World Press Freedom Index......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-02-12 00:00:00

Jamaica and EU launch 40 year anniversary celebrations
The Government of Jamaica and the European Union this afternoon kicked off celebrations to mark the 40 year partnership anniversary between them......
EUROPEAN UNION | 2015-02-12 00:00:00

UCJ to celebrate 10th Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week
The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) will celebrate its 10th Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week during March 8-13, 2015 under the theme “The Changing Landscape of Tertiary Education: Chal.....
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JPS customers to pay lowest Fuel and IPP Rate in five years!
Customers of JPS will this month, pay the lowest Fuel and IPP Rate on electricity bills in five years, as JPS continues to pass on lower fuel costs based on the ongoing decreases in the cost of the oi.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-02-12 00:00:00

All roads lead to the Blue Mountain Music Festival 2015
The misty bliss atmosphere of the Blue Mountain Hill will come alive on February 21-22 with the sounds of sweet, powerful, inspirational reggae music, when the organisers of the Blue Mountain Music Fe.....
| 2015-02-12 00:00:00

Jamaica’s rich culture on display at African-Caribbean Institute
Members of the public can enjoy key aspects of the country’s rich Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), which have been documented by the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica (ACIJ)/Jamaica Memory Ban.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-11 00:00:00

NHF provides $51.8 million in drug subsidy for epileptics
The National Health Fund (NHF) provided $51.8 million in medication subsidy for persons with epilepsy during the period April 2014 to January 2015......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-11 00:00:00

RADA CEO urges farmers to prepare for dry season
Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton, is urging all farmers to put measures in place for the dry season......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-11 00:00:00

Super Lotto Jackpot prize hit in Barbados
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) is pleased to announce that the Super Lotto Jackpot prize for draw #560 on February 10, 2015, was ‘hit’ in Barbados last night......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-02-11 00:00:00

JSIF launches Environmental Management Programme
The Jamaica Social Investment Fund on Wednesday February 11 launched the environmental component of the new Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP) which is being implemented island wide in 18.....
Jamaica Social Investment Fund | 2015-02-11 00:00:00

MAJ launches Golden Jubilee Symposium
The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) launched its Golden Jubilee celebrations at the Terra Nova Hotel, with June 7-14, 2015 designated as the MAJ Golden Jubilee week......
Medical Association of Jamaica | 2015-02-11 00:00:00

G2K celebrates its Fifteenth Anniversary
Generation 2000 ( G2K) , the young professional arm of the Jamaica Labour Party, which was launched in February of the year 2000, celebrates its fifteenth anniversary as a vibrant political action gr.....
G2K | 2015-02-11 00:00:00

MSBM Post-Graduate Programmes ranked among top 200 in the world
The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies is highlighted among the 1,000 best Business Schools in the world according to Eduniversal, a global ranking and .....
Mona School of Business | 2015-02-11 00:00:00

Education the focus of Rotary Club of Montego Bay East
Nineteen years ago, a group of friends who happened to be members of the Rotary Club of Montego Bay East, in St. James, began to ride bicycles around the city of Montego Bay, first of all for fun and .....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-10 00:00:00

PSOJ urges accountants to help in tax compliance
President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), William Mahfood, is urging accountants to help in improving tax compliance in the island......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-10 00:00:00

Education Ministry to support Mock Exam for Literacy and Numeracy
The Ministry of Education says a decision has been taken to provide support for the administration of a mock examination for the 2015 Literacy and Numeracy Grade Four tests......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-02-10 00:00:00

UWI Research to benefit Mona residents’ educational and career development
Qualitative 2014 research done in two communities in the Mona Valley has revealed that a significant number of residents are participating in the global internet revolution but suffer from lack of ade.....
| 2015-02-10 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of Clarendon and St. Catherine affected
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers in some sections of Clarendon, that they will experience a disruption in water supply tomorrow Wednesday, February 11, 2015......
National Water Commission | 2015-02-10 00:00:00

Digicel credits partners and performers for Redemption Live Success
With over fifteen thousand patrons and a star-studded line-up, Digicel’s tribute to Bob Marley’s 70th birthday—the ‘Redemption Live’ free concert—brought the downtown Kingston Waterfront alive on Satu.....
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-02-09 00:00:00

TAJ’s New Revenue Information System now a reality
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) this morning implemented phase one of its new Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS)......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-02-09 00:00:00

Holness vs. Williams Case reinforces need for Radical Constitutional Reforms
CITIZENS’ ACTION FOR PRINCIPLES AND INTEGRITY (CAPI) opines that the recent ruling by the Constitutional Court on the case of Holness vs. Williams regarding the forced resignation by the latter from t.....
CITIZENS ACTION FOR PRINCIPLE AND INTEGRITY | 2015-02-09 00:00:00

Minister McNeill unveils new Bob Marley Statue at Culture Yard
As part of the activities to commemorate the 70th birthday of the Hon. Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, yesterday (February 8) unveiled a.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-02-09 00:00:00

The countdown continues until the gloves come off for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Thirteen nations will join together with Australia for this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup, which kicks off on 14 February in Melbourne, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand......
Australian High Commission | 2015-02-09 00:00:00

Industry Minister commends Customs on continued border vigilance
The “Glorious” brand of coconut oil exported from Belize has failed to qualify for preferential access to the Jamaican market under the Rules of Origin of the Caribbean Common Market......
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2015-02-06 00:00:00

Our roads must cater to disabled persons says PM
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says special attention must be given to persons with disabilities who traverse the roadways on a daily basis......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-02-06 00:00:00

Prime Minister breaks ground for $42.6m renovation of Hagley Park Health Centre
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Friday (February 6) broke ground for the renovation of the Hagley Park Health Centre in Kingston......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-02-06 00:00:00

The Opposition Leader should resign says NDM
The National Democratic Movement (NDM) has hailed the decision of the Supreme Court, in its ruling handed down this morning, regarding the actions of the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness, when.....
National Democratic Movement | 2015-02-06 00:00:00

UWI research to improve nutrition for children in Mona
The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Social Services has embarked on an ambitious research project aimed at improving nutrition for more than 200 children, ages 3-6 years, in its neighbouring .....
| 2015-02-06 00:00:00

UWI research to benefit Mona residents’ educational and career development
Qualitative 2014 research done in two communities in the Mona Valley has revealed that a significant number of residents are participating in the global internet revolution but suffer from lack of ade.....
| 2015-02-06 00:00:00

Protect children against diseases by immunizing says Health Minister
Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson says Jamaicans must look out for their children and protect their health and wellbeing......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2015-02-05 00:00:00

First week of Grounation explores the influence of West African Rhythms on Be-Bop
The 4th annual Grounation Series, hosted by the Jamaica Music Museum, began with an Afro-Cuban bang when Jazz Researcher for the Bronx African American History Project and wife of the legendary tenor .....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-02-05 00:00:00

JPA sends condolences to family of Marlon King
The Jamaica Physiotherapy Association (JPA) on behalf of its president, executive and membership would like to take this opportunity to bestow our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr.....
| 2015-02-05 00:00:00

TAJ switches over to new web platform
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has switched over to its new Enterprise Portal following an upgrade of its web services......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-02-05 00:00:00

Project works to disrupt water supply
The National Water Commission is reporting that as it brings the 26 Water Supply Rehabilitation Project to a close it will be taking some systems out of operation......
National Water Commission | 2015-02-05 00:00:00

Ministry of Youth and Culture Builds Out Capacity
The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna has announced that the Ministry has made strides in its restructuring efforts with the establishment of the Children’s Affairs Division and.....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-02-05 00:00:00

Digicel to host Bob Marley’s 70th ‘Redemption Live’ Concert in Jamaica
A star studded line-up of the Caribbean’s best musicians are gearing up to pay tribute to world reggae icon, Bob Marley, at a free concert in celebration of his 70th birthday being hosted by Digicel o.....
Digicel | 2015-02-04 00:00:00

ICC Americas announces six players for CPL opportunity
Six young players from ICC Associate Members in the Americas region have been selected to trial at each of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchises in June......
| 2015-02-04 00:00:00

Jamaica 'Ripe' for CWC Technology Investments
Chairman of the Board of Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC), Sir Richard Lapthorne, says the company’s massive US$250 million (J$29 billion) investment to upgrade the LIME network is flowing into.....
LIME | 2015-02-04 00:00:00

Bureau of Standards to discuss reducing road fatalities
By popular demand, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, through the Jamaica Standards Network, will stage a repeat of its special presentation – “Reducing Road Fatalities using Standards and Regulations f.....
Bureau of Standards Jamaica | 2015-02-04 00:00:00

Gas Prices to Rise
The Ex-Refinery Price for most fuels supplied by Petrojam is set to rise this week......
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-02-04 00:00:00

Nexus Caribbean Youth Summit set for Jamaica
The Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, the Hon Phillip Paulwell is set to host a crucial meeting with investors and potential investors in relation to Jamaica’s energy sector......