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Burwood Beach becoming a Sea Park
The Government’s commitment to providing quality beach access for residents and visitors alike is coming to fruition at Burwood Beach, Trelawny, where the TEF is investing $22 million is effecting swe.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-03-17 00:00:00

ICAJ and IFAC host seminar for accountancy practitioners
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) is partnering with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), to host a seminar, entitled “Building a Profitable Business”, for small .....
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica | 2014-03-14 00:00:00

“Homeless but not hopeless” – NCDA
The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is continuing its drive to restore health and hope to homeless persons in Kingston & St. Andrew (KSA) and St. Catherine through its 4th annual Tek it to Dem W.....
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Digicel Business named Microsoft Strategic Services Provider
Digicel Business further cemented its position as the region’s leading full service business solutions partner with the news today that it has been named a Microsoft Strategic Services Provider......
Digicel Jamaica | 2014-03-13 00:00:00

Eliminations continue for JCDC Children’s Gospel Song Competition
The 2014 edition of the Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition continues with another elimination show on Friday, March 14 at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall in Port Maria, St. Mary starting a.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2014-03-13 00:00:00

Rapid depreciation of the Jamaican Dollar threatens to wipe out SME Sector says G2K
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), today expressed significant concern at the rate of depreciation of the Jamaica Dollar......
G2K | 2014-03-13 00:00:00

Special arrangements in place for ‘Tax Day’ now extended to March 17
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has made special arrangements at Tax Offices across the island and at its Customer Care Centre to accommodate the usual large number of persons expected to file their .....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-03-13 00:00:00

Farming Initiative launched in Manchester to reduce domestic violence
The Manchester Dispute Resolution and Violence Prevention Association (MDRVPA), has launched a farming initiative, aimed at providing meaningful employment, which it hopes will lead to a reduction i.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-03-12 00:00:00

Road Shows on Logistics Hub Initiative
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce will shortly announce details of an islandwide series of road shows on the Logistics Hub Initiative, that will involve several of its agencies......
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-03-12 00:00:00

Labour Ministry signs $300M contract for Disabilities Project
A total of 250 persons with disabilities islandwide will benefit from a range of activities to be carried out under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Social and Economic Inclusion of Person.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-03-12 00:00:00

Education Ministry to stage Math Expo
Over 6,000 students from 200 learning institutions across the island are expected to gather at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus on Thursday, March 13, to participate in the second .....
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-03-12 00:00:00

Contracts signed for tablets in schools pilot
The Ministries of Education and Science, Technology, Energy and Mining today (March 11) sealed a deal worth $800 million which will ensure that 37 learning institutions are equipped with tablet compu.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-03-12 00:00:00

NWA embarks on Phase 4 of its Islandwide Spray Patching Programme in St. Elizabeth
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that it has commenced Phase Four of its islandwide Spray Patching programme along major corridors in St. Elizabeth......
National Works Agency | 2014-03-12 00:00:00

Absence of food prices surveys from Consumer Affairs Commission
The Jamaica Labour Party is disturbed with the absence of food prices surveys being undertaken and published for well over a year now by the Consumer Affairs Commission......
Jamaica Labour Party | 2014-03-12 00:00:00

Time, crucial element in logistic hub talks says CMI Executive Director
The urgency of taking decisions to establish Jamaica’s logistics hub was compellingly laid out by Dr. Fitz Pinnock, executive director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) as he delivered the 201.....
GraceKennedy Financial Group | 2014-03-12 00:00:00

JIIC sponsors CARIMAC students initiative for better road safety
Detoxers Inc. is a group of final year students enrolled in the Integrated Marketing Communications programme at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), UWI. For their final proj.....
| 2014-03-12 00:00:00

Northern Caribbean University Team wins National Business Model Competition
The winner of the inaugural National Business Model Competition (NBMC) is a group of five young entrepreneurs and ails from the Northern Caribbean University......
| 2014-03-12 00:00:00

Temporary Closure of the Highgate to Windsor Castle Main Road in St. Mary
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that a section of the Highgate to Windsor Castle main road, in St. Mary, will be temporarily closed on Sunday, March 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm......
National Works Agency | 2014-03-12 00:00:00

Anti-Gang Legislation approved by Senate
The Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Bill, popularly called the ‘anti-gang’ legislation, was passed in the Senate on March 7, with three amendments......
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-03-11 00:00:00

Jamaica has to maintain strong fiscal discipline says Finance Minister
Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, says Jamaica will have to maintain its programme of strong fiscal consolidation for the foreseeable future, if it is to continue its downwar.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-03-11 00:00:00

Week of activities to mark World Consumer Rights Day
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) will stage a week of activities, planned around this year’s observance of World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on Saturday, March 15, under the theme: ‘Your Phone, Y.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-03-11 00:00:00

NWA opens new $25M Hanover Parish Office
The National Works Agency’s (NWA) operations in Hanover should be significantly boosted by the opening of its new office, constructed in the parish’s capital, Lucea, at a cost of approximately $25 mil.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-03-11 00:00:00

CPL 2014 expands to St. Kitts and Nevis
Warner Park, St. Kitts has been chosen as the host of the final, semi-finals and six group-phase matches during the 2014 Caribbean Premier League......
| 2014-03-11 00:00:00

Launch of South-South Disaster Management and Prevention Seminar
The South-South Cooperation Seminar on “Disaster Management and Prevention” is being held in Kingston-Jamaica, between the Argentine Republic and the English- Speaking countries of the Caribbean on 12.....
ODPEM | 2014-03-11 00:00:00

Jamaica's PM suggests non-confrontational approach on issue of reparations
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says a non-confrontational approach needs to be taken by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the issue of reparations......
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-03-11 00:00:00

Tourism workers 'Inspire Change' at Women's Centre
As countries across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day (March 8), under the theme “Inspiring Change” teenage mothers at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation in Westmoreland were, on Mo.....
| 2014-03-11 00:00:00

UTech responds to Special Advisory Report
The members of the University of Technology, Jamaica’s (UTech) Council convened a special meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in response to the concerns raised in the media related to the release of t.....
University of Technology | 2014-03-11 00:00:00

Seven schools receive millions in funding for facilities and equipment from the EU
On March 11, 2014 at the Central branch All Age School, the European Union officially handed over equipment and facilities valued at some JMD$24 Million to seven (7) schools benefiting from its Povert.....
EUROPEAN UNION | 2014-03-11 00:00:00

228 players confirmed for Caribbean Premier League 2014 Draft
The Caribbean Premier League has confirmed that an impressive 228 players have registered for the 2014 Draft, which will take place in Kingston, Jamaica, on Thursday 3rd April......
| 2014-03-10 00:00:00

LIME’s anti-theft system causes 2 more arrests
A new theft detection system installed by telecommunications firm, LIME, to catch persons stealing its copper cables has resulted in the arrest and charge of 2 men for larceny and malicious destructio.....
LIME | 2014-03-10 00:00:00

Education Minister asks UTech Council to act on report by Special Advisory Committee
The Special Advisory Committee set up by Education Minister Ronald Thwaites last October to investigate the causes of disharmony at the University of Technology (UTech) has completed its report which .....
Ministry of Education | 2014-03-10 00:00:00

Senator Duncan-Price motion for gender quotas in Parliament
“When women and men lead together, decisions better reflect and respond to the diverse needs of society. Countries and companies with higher levels of gender equality have higher levels of growth and .....
| 2014-03-07 00:00:00

UDAS brings poetry and prose to life in “A World Between Lines”
The University Dramatic Arts Society (UDAS) is set to stage its 2014 Season of Performances entitled “A World Between Lines” – a creative and entertaining look at some of the critical poems and prose .....
| 2014-03-07 00:00:00

Liberty Hill Primary students relocated to Discovery Bay All-Age
As a result of the destruction by fire of sections of the Liberty Hill Primary School in St Ann on March 3,2014 the Ministry of Education is relocating students at the Discovery Bay All-Age School......
Ministry of Education | 2014-03-04 00:00:00

Digicel Jamaica reports strong growth in data and 4G subscribers
Digicel Jamaica is reporting strong double-digit growth in data revenues and data plan subscribers over the last quarter ending December 2013......
Digicel Jamaica | 2014-03-04 00:00:00

Cabinet approves merger of JCF and ISCF
Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting says Cabinet has approved a merger of the Jamaica Constabulary force (JCF) and the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) through the incorporation.....
Ministry of National Security | 2014-03-04 00:00:00

Budgetary implications of marijuana prohibition for UTech’s Research & Technology Day
As part of the current international debate on the decriminalization of marijuana, a research paper on “the Budgetary Implications of Marijuana Prohibition in Jamaica” will be among the research work .....
University of Technology | 2014-03-04 00:00:00

Liberty Hall hosted another successful Sankofa for student teachers
With the focus this year being on student teachers, Sankofa VIII witnessed a bumper crowd at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Thursday February 27, 2014......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-03-04 00:00:00

JYAN calls on Senator Falconer to use an evidence based approach in examining age of consent
The Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network (JYAN) is concerned about pronouncements in fora and by extension the media made by Minister for Information, Honourable Senator Sandrea Falconer to raise the age of.....
| 2014-03-04 00:00:00

JADCO partners with CCES and the World Anti-Doping Agency
In its on-going drive to further build capacity the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JACDO) will be partnering with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA.....
Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) | 2014-03-04 00:00:00

Minister McNeill to attend leading travel trade show in Berlin
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is set to attend the world’s leading international travel trade show, ITB Berlin, which will be held in Berlin, Germany from Wednes.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-03-04 00:00:00

JPS maintains fight against electricity theft
JPS is maintaining the fight against electricity theft, with continuing operations across the island to reduce this scourge......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2014-03-04 00:00:00

BITU attains representational rights for JTA’s Security Guards
The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) has attained Representational Rights for yet a third group of workers employed to fellow trade union entity, the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA)......
| 2014-03-03 00:00:00

Jamaica wins gold at Adrian Awards Gala in New York
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was recognized by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) with a Gold Adrian Award for public relations excellence for its entry in the tele.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-03-03 00:00:00

Photo Release: County Finals: Sagicor U-Tech National Debating Championship
County Finals: Sagicor U-Tech National Debating Championship.....
| 2014-03-03 00:00:00

Taxpayers urged to file accurate returns as “Tax Day” nears
Taxpayers have just 14 days remaining to file their Income Tax Returns before the March 15 deadline......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-03-03 00:00:00

MoE endorses intervention programme for at-risk youth
“If dis programme no help a reformatory school me a send har. Me ago call de police fi dem come tek har,” a hurting mother said yesterday addressing a group of equally frustrated parents......
| 2014-03-03 00:00:00

Leak Repairs affect water supply in St. Mary
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers in sections of St. Mary that they will be carrying out leak repairs on the ten inch (10”) pumping main that runs from Iterboreale to Agualta Va.....
National Water Commission | 2014-03-03 00:00:00

Financing Tertiary Education: A Public Forum held by RateBee
On February 25, 2014 RateBee, Jamaica’s first interest rate comparison website hosted a free public forum entitled Financing Tertiary Education......
RateBee | 2014-02-28 00:00:00

Women’s Expo set for March 8; International Women’s Day
The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre Limited (WROC) in partnership with the Bureau of Gender/Women’s Affairs, the Institute of Gender & Development Studies Mona Unit, and the United Nations Popula.....
Women's Resource & Outreach Centre | 2014-02-28 00:00:00

Gospel Semi-Finalists set for concert battle
The exciting semi-final round of the JCDC 2014 Jamaica Gospel Song Competition will be held on Ash Wednesday, March 5 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre , 36 Hope Road, Kingston 10 starting at.....
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2014-02-28 00:00:00

Grange asks Prime Minister to answer questions on the Pinnacle Land Controversy
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Opposition Spokesperson on Culture, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, on Tuesday, tabled questions in Parliament to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller regarding the Pinnacle land con.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2014-02-28 00:00:00

New UK Visa Application Centre for residents of Jamaica opens in Kingston
Under a contract awarded by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) part of the UK Home Office, a new UK Visa Application Centre (VAC) service will open in Kingston on 6th March for applicants wishing to travel.....
British High Commission Kingston | 2014-02-28 00:00:00

Electrical problem causes closure of Sunnyside Well
The National Water Commission is reporting that the Sunnyside water supply system in St. Catherine is currently out of operation due to an electrical problem which is affecting operation at the facili.....
National Water Commission | 2014-02-28 00:00:00

JCDC Creative Writing Competition opens
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture, is inviting professional and amateur writers to submit their works for its annual Jamaica Creative Wri.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2014-02-27 00:00:00

Visa Requirements waived for Chinese Nationals visiting Jamaica
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill on February 26, 2014 announced that Cabinet has approved the conditional waiving of visa requirements for nationals of the People’s .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-02-27 00:00:00

CPL provides US$105m boost to region
Research carried out by Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), University of the West Indies, has found that the 2013 Caribbean Premier League (CPLT20) tournament generated a combined impact o.....
| 2014-02-27 00:00:00

PSOJ encouraged by Fitch upgrading
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is pleased at the recent news that the country’s long-term and short-term foreign currency ratings, and the local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR.....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2014-02-27 00:00:00

2014 GraceKennedy Foundation Lecture looks at Jamaica’s journey to becoming a Global Logistics Hub
The 2014 GraceKennedy Foundation Lecture will explore the issues related to the creation of a global logistics hub in Jamaica......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2014-02-27 00:00:00

Goat Islands Development: Opposition MP disappointed
Opposition Member of Parliament Mr. Gregory Mair has expressed disappointment in Transport and Works Minister, Dr. Omar Davies' statement in Parliament Tuesday concerning the development of the Goat I.....
| 2014-02-27 00:00:00

Junior athletes from Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland benefit from Anti-Doping Workshop
Several junior athletes, physical education teachers and athlete support personnel turned out to support the third in a series of Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops, organised by the Jama.....
Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) | 2014-02-27 00:00:00

G2K expresses concern over oversight of the privatisation of Kingston Container Terminal
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party is today expressing concern over the apparent lack of oversight from the country’s chief oversight body, the Office .....
G2K | 2014-02-27 00:00:00

OUR gives update on Base Load Project
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), as part of its ongoing due diligence, has written to Energy World International (EWI), asking for more information to better inform its decision on the recomm.....
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2014-02-27 00:00:00

2nd Caribbean Competitiveness Forum to feature Levi Roots
As the Caribbean continues to struggle with declining growth, finding new niches in which reside comparative and competitive advantages is the new economic imperative, and this requires exploring new .....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2014-02-26 00:00:00

CAPI echoes call for Velma Hylton’s removal from Tivoli Enquiry
CITIZENS ACTION FOR PRINCIPLE AND INTEGRITY (CAPI) supports the call for Justice Velma Hylton, Q.C., one of the three Commissioners appointed to preside over the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry, to recus.....
CITIZENS ACTION FOR PRINCIPLE AND INTEGRITY | 2014-02-26 00:00:00

Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange pays tribute to William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Opposition Spokesperson on Culture, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, on Monday, paid tribute to William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke, the late lead singer of the renowned Third World Band, at .....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2014-02-26 00:00:00

Association of FINSAC ‘d Entrepreneurs raises concerns about FINSAC Commission of Enquiry Report
The Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr, Peter Phillips, has finally replied with a lame answer in parliament on Tuesday 18th February 2014 to the question posed weeks ago by the North East Member of.....
| 2014-02-26 00:00:00

CAPI welcomes appointment of Tivoli Enquiry Commissioners
CITIZENS ACTION FOR PRINCIPLE AND INTEGRITY (CAPI) welcomes the appointment of the three (3) eminent jurists to preside over the enquiry into the Tivoli incursion in May 2010 describing the appointmen.....
CITIZENS ACTION FOR PRINCIPLE AND INTEGRITY | 2014-02-25 00:00:00

Poets Parade for Literacy Improvement at St Alban’s Primary School
Poets Parade is the brainchild of the late transportation icon Ezroy Milwood and veteran educator Cecile Jarrett......
PROComm | 2014-02-25 00:00:00

TAJ outlines strategies for improving collections
As the 2013/2014 financial year draws to a close, Tax Administration (TAJ) is focusing on several strategies aimed at meeting the $236B revenue target, as well as improving the efficiency of its opera.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-02-25 00:00:00

Jamaican Baptists create history with Launch of Handbook Promoting Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) has created history, by being the first denomination in Jamaica to produce and publish a handbook to build awareness and advocacy on issues affecting persons with disab.....
Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2014-02-24 00:00:00

SANKOFA VIII set for Black History Month – marking the 100th Anniversary of the UNIA - ACL
Sankofa is the major event for Black History Month produced by Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-02-24 00:00:00

Jamaica plays leading role in international efforts to reduce HG emissions from ships
The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) recently hosted a prestigious international workshop aimed at reducing air pollution associated with the shipping industry......
Maritime Authority of Jamaica | 2014-02-24 00:00:00

UTech Tennis Classic serves off February 25
The 2nd annual University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) Knights Tennis Classic will serve off on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Liguanea Club with an exciting match up of teams from tertiary ins.....
University of Technology | 2014-02-24 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- St. Catherine and St. Andrew areas affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in several communities in St. Catherine and St. Andrew, that the present water supply disruption they are experiencing, is as a result of a blown JP.....
National Water Commission | 2014-02-24 00:00:00

Subsistence Farming to Boost School Feeding Programme

Negril, Westmoreland: In an effort to boost the school feeding programme at several primary schools in Hanover and Westmoreland, the Sandals and Beaches Resorts in Negril have launched a subsist.....

Sandals, Beaches & Grand Pineapple, Negril | 2014-02-22 17:10:00

UTech’s Annual Cultural Showcase to pay tribute to Jamaica’s Dance Industry
University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) will host its annual Literary Festival and Cultural Showcase on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm at the Papine campus under the theme, “Cele.....
University of Technology | 2014-02-21 00:00:00

Jamaica is failing, but there is hope, said Baptist President
Jamaica Baptist Union President, Rev. Luke Shaw said Jamaica is failing as a country, but there is still hope if the church fulfils its mission and if the island’s stakeholders enter into partnership .....
Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2014-02-20 00:00:00

Boost for bamboo exports
According to Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, the local Bamboo Products Industry Project achieved a significant milestone on Thursd.....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2014-02-20 00:00:00

JCAA Training Institute graduates 25 trainee Air Traffic Controllers
A full cohort of 25 trainee Air Traffic Controllers has successfully completed the rigourous Aerodrome/Approach Control Training Course offered by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority’s Training Insti.....
| 2014-02-20 00:00:00

Further measures introduced to regulate Jet Ski operations
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has announced the extension of the ban on the importation of all Personal Water Crafts (PWCs) for a further six months, until Octob.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-02-19 00:00:00

Youth Forum on reparations
The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank will be staging a Youth Forum on Reparations on Thursday, February 20, as part of its February programme......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-02-19 00:00:00

NRSC renews appeal to pedestrians, motor and pedal cyclists
The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is again raising concern about pedestrian, motor and pedal cyclist fatalities following the latest crashes which occurred between February 8 and 14......
PROComm | 2014-02-19 00:00:00

Launch of Photographic Exhibition: “Chavez was here”
The Embassy of Venezuela in collaboration with the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), and the Jamaica Library Service will host a photographic exhibition, titled “Chavez was here,” to commemorate the first a.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-02-19 00:00:00

Jamaica participates in Historic Million Woman March
Jamaica will be participating in the first ever Million Woman March for Endometriosis (Worldwide Endo March)......
Kingston Bookshop Limited | 2014-02-19 00:00:00

More LGBT Jamaicans reporting homophobic violence to police
While many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Jamaicans continue to experience anti-gay harassment, discrimination and violence, more of them are beginning to report these incidents to the .....
Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-Sexuals and Gays (J | 2014-02-19 00:00:00

JPS alerts OUR to delay in Tariff Application
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) has informed the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) of its decision to delay its submission for filing the 2014-2019 rate review application......
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2014-02-19 00:00:00

Scotiabank kicks off Deposit Week in February 2014
For over 125 years, Scotiabank has been a dedicated financial partner to Jamaicans who seek to achieve financial freedom and security......
| 2014-02-18 00:00:00

Grace franks pledges sponsorship of Harbour View FC
Grace Foods and Services Company, through its premium product, Grace Frankfurters, has pledged its sponsorship of the Harbour View Football Club, to the tune of $1 million......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2014-02-18 00:00:00

Wisynco welcomes world renowned speaker for first Annual Sales Conference
Wisynco Group Limited will be welcoming renowned speaker Grant Cardone, for the organisation’s first annual sales conference, tomorrow February 19......
PROComm | 2014-02-18 00:00:00

Sandals Foundation reaffirms commitment to Sickkids-Caribbean Initiative
The Sandals Foundation has recommitted to its partnership with the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) by contributing CAD$200,000 to the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI)......
| 2014-02-18 00:00:00

Search on for the next Festival Queen
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture is looking for the next intelligent, culturally-aware and poised young lady, to reign as the 2014 Miss .....
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2014-02-18 00:00:00

Minister Crawford to attend high-level Tourism Conference
State Minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Damion Crawford, departs the island today for Nassau, Bahamas to attend a two-day tourism conference for small island developing s.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-02-18 00:00:00

ODPEM urges caution with chemical handling and disposal
In light of recent concerns that surfaced following the improper disposal of a pesticide (Malathion) in Guys Hill, St.Catherine last week, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management .....
ODPEM | 2014-02-18 00:00:00

Digicel fan surprises girlfriend with proposal inside Pizza Hut
For Nardica Newell, a pre-school teacher from Old Harbour, Valentine’s Day was going to be an easy-going date with her long-time boyfriend, Kevaughn Bailey at Pizza Hut......
Digicel Jamaica | 2014-02-18 00:00:00

Trade Winds citrus scores big with first ginger crop
Trade Winds Citrus has earned an enviable track record as a consistent supplier of fresh quality juices for the local and overseas markets......
Trade Winds Citrus Limited | 2014-02-18 00:00:00

Thousands of Christians are to share in the 164th General Assembly of the JBU
Baptist nationally and internationally are gearing up to join the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) for its 164th General Assembly, which is a ‘mega-fest’ of praise, worship, preaching, bible study and rest.....
Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2014-02-17 00:00:00

Second staging of ‘Arts in the Park’ hailed as a success
Throngs of Jamaicans and visitors converged on the East lawns of Devon House yesterday (February16) for the second staging of ‘Arts in the Park’, which saw an excellent production featuring the spoken.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-02-17 00:00:00

Jamaican exporters courting global retail giant Wal-Mart
In keeping with its mandate to find new routes to market for Jamaican exporters, JAMPRO is leading a groundbreaking mission of 3 local companies- Wisynco, Seprod and Jamaican Teas to target business w.....
JAMPRO | 2014-02-17 00:00:00

LASCO posts $1B profit for the nine month period ended Dec 31
Following on its robust first and second quarter results, the LASCO Affiliated Companies posted $1B in net profit for the nine month period, April to December 2013......
| 2014-02-17 00:00:00

Sagicor surpasses target of $17M Sigma Run beneficiaries
Sagicor Group Jamaica, organisers of the annual Sigma Corporate Run, surpassed its monetary target yet again when a total of $21,679,075 Jamaican dollars was presented to the 2014 charities during a s.....
Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2014-02-17 00:00:00

One month countdown to Income Tax Filing deadline
Business operators have four (4) remaining weeks to file their income tax returns ahead of the March 15 deadline......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-02-17 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- Hope System & Waterloo Booster affected
The National Water Commission is advising its customers in St. Andrew who are served by the Hope water supply system that they will experience a disruption in their water supply on Wednesday, February.....
National Water Commission | 2014-02-17 00:00:00

The Passing of Miss Dorritt Bent- A Tribute to a life of Service
The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) pays tribute to the life of Miss Dorritt Bent who passed away on February 6, 2014......
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JCDC accepting entries for Festival of Foods Competition
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture is inviting members of the public to submit entries for its Festival of Foods Competition......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2014-02-14 00:00:00

OUR fast-tracks Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has moved up the date for the signing of the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for the three entities selected to provide the 78 MW of renewable energy capacity.....
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2014-02-14 00:00:00

STCAGV announces the Spanish Town Restoration Workshop
Spanish Town, St. Catherine - Spanish Town Citizens Against Gun Violence announces the Spanish Town Restoration Workshop on Tuesday, February 25, 2014......
| 2014-02-14 00:00:00

Homestead to get Transitional Living Facility
The Child Development Agency’s (CDA) Independent Living Programme has received another boost with a $4 million donation from the British High Commission......
Child Development Agency | 2014-02-14 00:00:00

Deadline for Private Jet-skis to Register at The Maritime Authority of Jamaica
The owners of private jet-skis are being reminded that they are required by law to register their Personal Water Craft (PWC)......
Maritime Authority of Jamaica | 2014-02-14 00:00:00

JTA partners with Diaspora in 1st Education Summit
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association is partnering with the Jamaica Diaspora, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Education, to host the first Education Summit, February.....
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2014-02-14 00:00:00

JMMB Group reaping benefits from regional footprint
The JMMB Group posted positive results for the nine-month period ending December 31, 2013, with a net profit of J$2.35 billion, with earnings per share of J$1.32......
| 2014-02-14 00:00:00

Recalled variant of Uncle Ben’s rice is not distributed by World Brands
World Brands Services Division is advising its customers and consumers that the variants of Uncle Ben’s Rice which have been recalled in the US markets are not distributed by the company......
GraceKennedy Ltd | 2014-02-14 00:00:00

Digicel launches DATAFLEX recharge card & electronic top up for data users
Telecommunications leader, Digicel has introduced another first to the market for its customers across Jamaica – DATAFLEX – a recharge card and electronic top up that allows Digicel customers to top u.....
Digicel | 2014-02-13 00:00:00

High Ranking German Diplomat visits Jamaica
Ambassador Thomas Karl Neisinger, the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean in the German Foreign Office, is currently visiting Jamaica coming from a visit to Trinidad and Tobago......
| 2014-02-13 00:00:00

Jamaica names representatives to Joint Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation with South Africa
The Government of Jamaica has named five representatives to the Joint Committee of the Jamaica/South Africa Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation......
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2014-02-13 00:00:00

UTech’s Research and Technology Day to showcase innovation
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) will showcase innovation and research being undertaken across its various colleges and faculties at its annual Research and Technology Day scheduled for T.....
University of Technology | 2014-02-13 00:00:00

‘Arts in the Park’ to showcase spoken word and artisanal art
Jamaica’s diverse entertainment brand and forms of artistic expression will take centre stage this Sunday, February 16, 2014, when the second staging of ‘Arts in the Park’ gets underway at 1:00 pm on .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-02-13 00:00:00

Reggae Marathon signs new on-line registration partner
Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston, organizers of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, has announced a new partnership for overseas on-line registration with the United States based company Ge.....
Media Central Limited | 2014-02-13 00:00:00

CB Group encourages Jamaicans to give blood
“The need is constant, the gratification instant”. There is no substitute for blood, and volunteer blood donations are essential for many persons, including those going through cancer treatments, surg.....
| 2014-02-13 00:00:00

Jamaica Music Museum and UTECH partner to host Music Symposium
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) will partner with the Jamaica Music Museum (JaMM), Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) in staging its timely music symposium, under the theme, “The Business of Jam.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-02-13 00:00:00

Western Union/Grace Kennedy Remittance Services to sponsor the 2014 True Blue Weekend
Western Union/Grace Kennedy Remittance Services were named the exclusive sponsors of the 2014 True Blue All Girls Alumni Penalty Kick-off......
| 2014-02-13 00:00:00

JADCO collaborates with JAAA to host Junior Athletes Anti- Doping Education Workshops
The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) in collaboration with the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) hosted a Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Workshop for athletes and athlete support .....
Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) | 2014-02-13 00:00:00

Water supply disruptions
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Spanish Town Treatment Plant in St. Catherine that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their water supply is as a result.....
National Water Commission | 2014-02-13 00:00:00

February 14 start to JCDC Children’s Gospel Competition
The JCDC continues to fulfill its mission by creating opportunities that unearth and develop the talents of the Jamaica people......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2014-02-12 00:00:00

Foster parents are nation-builders
With the observance of National Foster Care Recognition Week (February 9 to 15) underway, Foster parents have been applauded for their role as nation-builders......
Child Development Agency | 2014-02-12 00:00:00

OUR to conduct Management and Operational audit of JPS
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) intends to carry out a Management and Operational Audit of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS)......
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2014-02-12 00:00:00

Ritual: Revivalism, Dance and Dancehall
It was another Sunday thought provoking experience at Grounation 2014, as the two presenters on yesterday delve deeply into the sub-theme Ritual: Revivalism, Dance and Dancehall, drawing the interest .....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-02-11 00:00:00

Fulbright NEXUS Program
Fulbright NEXUS Program offers a collaborative model for regional scholarly exchange that moves beyond theory. Program participants will spend up to two years engaged in collaborative thinking, analys.....
| 2014-02-11 00:00:00

Advisory to the Farming Community on the Beet Armyworm in St. Elizabeth and Manchester
This serves as an advisory for scallion and onion farmers in South St. Elizabeth and Manchester from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (.....
Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries | 2014-02-11 00:00:00

Third World to honour Bunny Rugs at Blue Mountain Music Festival
Nestled among Jamaica’s eastern mountains amidst majestic eucalyptus trees and indigenous flora, the Holywell Recreational Park will host the first Blue Mountain Music Festival......
| 2014-02-11 00:00:00

National Housing Trust’s Music for Transformation and Change Programme- Providence Heights

Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life. This appreciation and love for harmonic melody has seen the National Housing Trust p.....

National Housing Trust | 2014-02-11 14:48:00

Jamaica Music Museum and UTECH partner to host Music Symposium
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) will partner with the Jamaica Music Museum (JaMM), Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) in staging its timely music symposium, under the theme, “The Business of Jam.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-02-10 00:00:00

Public encouraged to review the draft policy to Amend the Child Care and Protection Act
Members of the public are being encouraged to give feedback on a draft policy outlining recommended changes to the Child Care and Protection Act (CCPA)......
Child Development Agency | 2014-02-10 00:00:00

JAMPRO, M-STEM teams up to attract more ICT/BPO investments out of India
JAMPRO will be seeking to generate more foreign direct investments and jobs in the growing ICT/BPO sector now valued at some J$18billion employing over 13,000 workers, by joining forces with the Minis.....
JAMPRO | 2014-02-10 00:00:00

Jamaica Goes after More ICT/BPO Business at NASSCOM 2014, India’s Flagship ICT Business Event

Jamaica is seeking to capitalize on its growing reputation as a leading nearshore destination for global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Services at India’s influential NASSCOM Leadership For.....

JAMPRO | 2014-02-10 00:00:00

Top businesses honoured at MCOC Annual Awards Banquet
The Manchester Chamber of Commerce awarded the top businesses in the parish on January 25 for excellence in the promotion of entrepreneurship, community development and economic progress......
| 2014-02-07 00:00:00

UWI Research Days impacting Health policy
Research by the Epidemiology Research Unit at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute (TMRI) has quantified the current epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases in Jamaica which showed that the .....
| 2014-02-07 00:00:00

Annual Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme now on
Tax Administration Jamaica’s (TAJ) annual Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme, for micro and small business operators, is currently underway across the island......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-02-07 00:00:00

A Super Achievement in Care Delivery
Angels4U has joined with SuperMed Group of Pharmacies to offer not only exceptional care, but also provide clients with a reliable, reputable source for pharmaceuticals......
| 2014-02-07 00:00:00

G2K celebrates 14 years
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), is celebrating its 14th anniversary during the month of February, under the theme “Committed to a better Jama.....
G2K | 2014-02-07 00:00:00

Water supply disruptions
The National Water Commission is advising that the Sevens Well water supply system in Clarendon is currently out of operation due to electrical problems which are affecting operation at this facility......
National Water Commission | 2014-02-07 00:00:00

Cultural assets in Trench Town being improved- Minister McNeill
As millions around the world commemorate the birthday of reggae legend Bob Marley, who was born on February 6, 1945, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has underscore.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-02-06 00:00:00

Hotmix patching underway in St. Ann
The National Works Agency (NWA) has commenced a Hot Mix patching programme along selected roadways in St. Ann......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2014-02-06 00:00:00

Kimolidi O’meally tops strong field at the inaugural SHHS Swans 5k
Twenty-four year old Kimolidi O’Meally emerged the winner of the inaugural St. Hugh’s (SHHS) Swans 5k on February 1, completing the course in a competitive 16:04 minutes after 91 year old Olympian and.....
| 2014-02-06 00:00:00

Kingston Bookshop Ltd. celebrates its 40th Anniversary
Kingston Bookshop celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014......
Kingston Bookshop Limited | 2014-02-06 00:00:00

Foster Care Recognition Week
The 8th Annual National Foster Care Recognition week will be observed from February 9 to 15, 2014, under the theme, “Strengthening Families and Communities through Foster Care”......
Child Development Agency | 2014-02-06 00:00:00

Subsistence farming to boost school feeding
In an effort to boost the school feeding programme at several primary schools in Hanover and Westmoreland, the Sandals and Beaches Resorts in Negril have launched a subsistence farming programme dubbe.....
| 2014-02-06 00:00:00

TOWEL ART ~ Housekeepers folding their way into the hearts of tourists ~

Negril, Westmoreland: Once you enter a room at Sandals or Beaches Negril, chances are it is the first thing that greets you. Whether it is a swan, crocodile, turtle, or even an elephant strewn a.....

Sandals, Beaches & Grand Pineapple, Negril | 2014-02-06 16:30:00

Sandals Resorts named among best hotels in Jamaica, Bahamas

Negril, Westmoreland: Five Sandals Resorts were named among the ten best hotels in Jamaica and the Bahamas in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hotels ranking.

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Sandals, Beaches & Grand Pineapple, Negril | 2014-02-06 15:35:00

Local manufacturer enjoying linkages from Caribbean Marketplace
Director and Co-owner of JFP, Metry Seaga, says his ompany has reaped very positive returns from their recent participation in Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM) 2014 and he is now in multi-million do.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-02-05 00:00:00

Famous Friday’s $500 Appleton All Night”
Famous Nightclub and Appleton Jamaica launch the FAMOUS 500!.....
| 2014-02-05 00:00:00

Warren Weir is Serge Island’s new Brand Ambassador
Seprod subsidiary, Serge Island Dairies, Jamaica’s largest milk producer, has taken on Jamaican Olympic Sprinter Medallist Warren Weir, 24 as Brand Ambassador......
| 2014-02-05 00:00:00

UTech nursing students excel at Regional Nurse Registration Exams
Students of the University of Technology, Jamaica’s (UTech) Caribbean School of Nursing (CSON) have excelled in the 2014 Regional Examination for Nurse Registration (RENR) which announced results on F.....
University of Technology | 2014-02-05 00:00:00

OCR supports curfew in West Kingston Police Division and condemns killing of 8 year old St. Thomas girl
The Office of the Children’s Registry, OCR, wishes to express support for the initiative currently being undertaken in the Western Kingston Police Division to impose a curfew on children which should .....
Office of the children's Registry | 2014-02-05 00:00:00

G2K condemns brutal murder of 8 year old Selena Edmond
Generation 2000, the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), condemns the brutal murder of young Selena Edmond, whose body was found in bushes in St Thomas on Monday, February .....
G2K | 2014-02-05 00:00:00

SANKOFA VIII set for Black History Month
Sankofa is the major event for Black History Month produced by Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the UNIA - ACL and Liberty Hall will host its eighth annua.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-02-04 00:00:00

10 UWI-MUN students to represent region at the HNMUN Conference
The University of the West Indies Model United Nations Club (UWI-MUN) is pleased to announce that 10 of its brightest students will represent their school, nation and region at the Harvard National Mo.....
| 2014-02-04 00:00:00

Number of children reported missing in 2013 reveal immense human tragedy says Gillian Rowlands
The fourth report of the CHILD WATCH PROGRAMME launched last June by Hear The Children’s Cry reveals sobering figures for children reported missing during 2013......
| 2014-02-04 00:00:00

Sandals Resorts named among ten best hotels in Jamaica, Bahamas
Five Sandals Resorts were named among the ten best hotels in Jamaica and the Bahamas in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels ranking......
| 2014-02-04 00:00:00

Focus on Student Councils and Civics instead of Political Clubs says NSSC President
Sujae Boswell, President of the National Secondary Students’ Council (NSSC), in responding to calls from the PNP YO to introduce political organisiations in schools has instead called for the strength.....
| 2014-02-04 00:00:00

NCB continues its transformation journey
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) has set a clear aspiration to remain a leading player in the Jamaican financial services sector and to expand its footprint within the Caribbean region......
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2014-02-04 00:00:00

Minister McNeill expresses regret at the passing of Bunny Rugs
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill has expressed deep regret at news of the passing of lead singer of the Third World band, William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke......
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-02-04 00:00:00

Gospel Song Competition eliminations kicks off February 6
The first audition/elimination round for the 2014 JCDC Jamaica Gospel Song Competition kicks off in Central Jamaica this Thursday, February 6 at the St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall in Mandeville, Manc.....
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2014-02-04 00:00:00

G2K disagrees with PNPYO stance on political clubs
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), today disagreed with the stance for the PNP YO for political clubs to be introduced into high school......
G2K | 2014-02-04 00:00:00

Mechanical problems cause water supply disruptions
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers in Bannister, Bullett Tree, Red Ground, Davis District, Bartons and Colbeck Housing Scheme in St. Catherine that the Graham Well & Booster Pump.....
National Water Commission | 2014-02-04 00:00:00

JPS works to keep Streetlights on in Maxfield Avenue and Environs
Energy Provider, JPS is pressing ahead in its efforts to address breaches that prevent the operation of functional streetlights in Maxfield Avenue and surrounding environs......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2014-02-04 00:00:00

UWI calls for research support for regional development Research Days leads region to economic success

Kingston, Jamaica; The University of the West Indies (UWI) will provide investors with the opportunity to, over three days, explore the business potential of cutting edge research projects under.....

| 2014-02-04 10:07:00

Wayne Marshall promotes Tru Colors with broadband technology

Kingston, Jamaica; Tru Colors, Wayne Marshall’s latest album, executively produced by Damian Marley, was successfully released on Tuesday, January 21. In preparation for the release the artiste .....

| 2014-02-04 08:47:00

Community ICT Access Point opened in Albion, St. James
Residents of Albion and adjacent communities in Montego Bay, St. James, now have the benefit of a community access point computer resource centre......
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-02-02 00:00:00

The Leonard Howell Foundation speaks on Pinnacle
The Leonard Percival Howell Foundation would like to inform the general public that the following persons; Sister Mitzie Williams, Bobo Greg, Sister Maxine Stowe, and attorney Marcus Goffe all directo.....
| 2014-02-02 00:00:00

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce awarded Utech Chancellor’s Medal
Olympic and World sprint champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, has been honoured by her alma mater, the University of Technology (UTech), which awarded her the Chancellor’s Medal for achievements in spor.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-02-02 00:00:00

Report on Outcome & Opportunities from CELAC Summit - Bartlett
Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Edmund Bartlett, is today calling on Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller who led a delegation to a Summit of the Community of Latin American &.....
| 2014-02-03 00:00:00

Trelawny residents welcome completion of Hector’s River Project
Residents of Riverside district, in Troy, Trelawny, are now breathing collective sighs of relief consequent on the completion of reinforcement and protective works along a section of the Hector’s Rive.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-02-03 00:00:00

Trelawny residents welcome completion of Hector’s River Project
Residents of Riverside district, in Troy, Trelawny, are now breathing collective sighs of relief consequent on the completion of reinforcement and protective works along a section of the Hector’s Rive.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-02-03 00:00:00

$8M rehabilitation of Freeport Road in St. James underway
The Freeport main road in Montego Bay, St. James, is currently being rehabilitated by the National Works Agency (NWA) at a cost of $8 million......
Jamaica Information Service | 2014-02-03 00:00:00

Sex book authored by prominent Jamaican doctor to be launched
Prominent Family Physician and former President of the Medical Association of Jamaica, Dr. Alverston Bailey the author of the new book – Sexplanations: A guide to discussing Sex & Sexuality in the Car.....
| 2014-02-03 00:00:00

Tom Moody named Director of Cricket for Caribbean Premier League
The Caribbean Premier League today announced that former Australia International, Tom Moody, has joined its ranks as Director of Cricket......
| 2014-02-03 00:00:00

Jamaica College 2014 Crusade set for February 25, 27, 28
Jamaica College will stage its seventh annual School Crusade during the week of February 25, 2014, under the theme “Pursuing Your Passion with a Pure Mind”......
| 2014-02-03 00:00:00

Older persons encouraged to get tested at CCRP Jamaica’s Final Workshop On Hiv/Aids Awareness
The final in the series of HIV/AIDS sensitization workshop for Older Persons, hosted by the CCRP was held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge on Thursday, January 30......
| 2014-02-03 00:00:00

Caribbean Association of Banks Advisory on Bank Fees
The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) has noted the recent press activities in relation to bank fees. Therefore in keeping with its mandate of advocacy on behalf of its constituents, would like to .....
| 2014-02-03 00:00:00

NWA to undertake multi-million dollar Spray Patching Programme in St. Mary
Work is to begin on select road sections in the parish of St. Mary next week. The National Works Agency (NWA) will begin another phase of its island-wide Spray Patching Programme, which will see some .....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2014-02-03 00:00:00

Ten (10) new positions of Judicial Clerks for the Supreme Court
The Ministry of Justice has succeeded in its representation to have an increase in the number of Judicial Clerks for the Supreme Court by ten (10). This brings the complement of Judicial Clerks at the.....
Ministry of Justice | 2014-02-03 00:00:00

Kingston set to rock in February for Reggae Month
Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston, will again take the spotlight during February as part of the celebrations in observance of Reggae Month......
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-02-03 00:00:00

Photo Release: Tourism officials support Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival
Tourism officials support Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival......
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-02-03 00:00:00

SERHA to pay increased mileage rate
The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has committed to addressing the non payment of the increased mileage rate for all staff who are travelling officers......
South East Regional Health Authority | 2014-01-31 00:00:00

New operating schedule for Two Sisters Caves
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC), owner and operator of Two Sisters Caves, Hellshire, St. Catherine wishes to advise that the Caves will no longer open on a daily basis but will be open for boo.....
Urban Development Corporation | 2014-01-31 00:00:00

LIME tests disaster-readiness
The area around telecommunications firm, LIME’s Head Office on Half-Way Tree Road, St. Andrew was abuzz with emergency vehicles and large contingent of employees who had evacuated all buildings during.....
LIME | 2014-01-30 00:00:00

30,000 tablets distributed to Primary Schools; Minister Robinson lauds effort!
Hon. Julian Robinson, Minister of State, Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, described the move to roll out 30,000 tablets to Primary Schools Island wide as a strategic move to reduce .....
| 2014-01-30 00:00:00

Sagicor Group Jamaica to acquire RBC’s Jamaican banking operations
Sagicor Group Jamaica today announced that the company will be acquiring RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) Limited and RBTT Securities Jamaica Limited (collectively “RBC Jamaica”) from Royal Bank of Canada......
| 2014-01-30 00:00:00

Trailblazing 1948 Olympian is race starter for St. Hugh’s Swans 5k on February 1
Trailblazing 1948 Olympian, Dr. Cynthia Thompson will be the official race starter for the inaugural St. Hugh’s Swans 5k run/walk this Saturday, February 1......
| 2014-01-30 00:00:00

Patrons to enjoy Jazz Fest with Flow Unplugged
High speed WiFi from Flow will enable patrons at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival to connect and share their experience in real time, as they enjoy the exciting performances by some of the best loc.....
| 2014-01-29 00:00:00

Caribbean ganja website launched
The worldwide spread of the benefits of medicinal marijuana (known as ‘ganja’ in Jamaica) and its decimalization around the world has caught the attention of the health conscious and business investor.....
| 2014-01-29 00:00:00

Blue Mountain Music Festival takes live music to new heights
On February 22 and 23 the hills of Holywell will come alive when Bombrush Records and the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT) host the inaugural Blue Mountain Music Festival......
| 2014-01-29 00:00:00

Canadian college donates books to Montego Bay Community College
Humber School of Health Sciences a Canadian based health and allied health training institute donated over one hundred books to Montego Bay community college recently......
| 2014-01-29 00:00:00

Heart Foundation of Jamaica warns against “the silent killer”
Seventy-eighty percent (78%) of persons screened for high blood pressure by the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) in 2012 were found to be either pre-hypertensive, or fall within stage one or stage 2 .....
Heart Foundation of Jamaica | 2014-01-29 00:00:00

Greater access to information through Resident Magistrates’ Courts website
The public now has even greater access to the island’s Resident Magistrates’ Courts (RMC) through a user-friendly, contemporarily designed website which may be viewed at www.rmc.gov.jm......
| 2014-01-29 00:00:00

OCA reminds public it is a criminal offence to share child pornography
The Office of The Children’s Advocate (OCA) is advising members of the public that the sharing of child pornographic material is a criminal offence......
Office of the Children's Advocate | 2014-01-29 00:00:00

New Center will promote green business in the Caribbean
A new World Bank–supported business hub will support the growing number of clean energy and climate technology ventures in the Caribbean region......
| 2014-01-28 00:00:00

Transport Ministry meets with transport operators
Officials from the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) and the Transport Authority (TA) today met with representatives of several bus associations to dis.....
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2014-01-28 00:00:00

Mechanical problems affect water supply in sections of St. Thomas
The National Water Commission wishes to advise that the Albion Pumping station in St. Thomas is currently out of operation due to mechanical problems......
National Water Commission | 2014-01-28 00:00:00

Minister McNeill congratulates Reggae Grammy Awardee
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is extending heartfelt congratulations to Ziggy Marley for winning the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for the album Ziggy .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-01-27 00:00:00

Police Federation endorses body camera for Police
The Police Federation notes with interest the announcement by Honourable Peter Bunting, Minister of National Security, for Police Officers to wear “body worn cameras” on some special assignments......
Jamaica Police Federation | 2014-01-27 00:00:00

TAJ revises Income Tax Return Forms
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has revised income tax return forms, which have been gazetted to take effect January 1, 2014......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-01-27 00:00:00

Worrying trend- pedestrians and cyclists recording highest numbers of road fatalities
In its continued analysis of fatalities on the nations roads, the National Road Safety Council has found that over the 10-year period 2000 to 2010, pedestrians and cyclists have contributed to over 40.....
PROComm | 2014-01-24 00:00:00

Bustamante Hospital to benefit from Energy Management Tool from JPS
Jamaica’s only specialist pediatric hospital, Bustamante Hospital for Children, now stands to benefit from improved energy management, as the institution was recently presented with access to the cutt.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2014-01-24 00:00:00

G2K expresses grave concern over Youth and Culture Portfolio
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has expressed grave concern over what it describes as the shambolic state of affairs at the Ministry of Youth.....
G2K | 2014-01-24 00:00:00

Turbidity affects water supply in St. Mary
The National Water Commission is advising that some its water supply systems in St. Mary are currently out of operation due to turbidity......
National Water Commission | 2014-01-24 00:00:00

St. Mary Parish Council responds to controversy surrounding Hills of Boscobel housing project
The St. Mary Parish Council would like to clarify the controversy that now surrounds the Hills of Boscobel housing project......
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPME | 2014-01-24 00:00:00

Project works to disrupt Portmore water supply
As the National Water Commission continues the implementation of the Jamaica Water Supply Improvement Project, customers in the Portmore area of St. Catherine are being advised that they will be witho.....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-24 00:00:00

Plans in high gear for IAUP Semi-Annual
Plans are now in high gear for the staging of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel and Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica from .....
University of Technology | 2014-01-23 00:00:00

HAJ commits delivery of water to Belle Air residents
HAJ commits delivery of water to Belle Air residents......
Housing Agency of Jamaica Ltd. | 2014-01-23 00:00:00

Reduce your risk of extortion
Extortion, also called ‘shakedown’, ‘out wrestling’ and ‘exaction’ is the crime of obtaining money, property, services, information or any item demanded from a person, entity, or institution, through .....
The Constabulary Communication Network | 2014-01-23 00:00:00

Caribbean Ocean Logistics gives its customers the royal treatment
Respected shipping company Caribbean Ocean Logistics & Regflo Agencies Limited (COL) hosted its 8th annual customer appreciation party at Royal Jamaica Yacht Club on Saturday, January 18th, 2014......
| 2014-01-23 00:00:00

Single Quarterly Payment Form (S03) for self-employed persons now in effect
Self-employed persons will now find it simpler to pay their estimated income tax, as well as education tax and NHT and NIS contributions with the introduction of a single Quarterly Statutory Payment f.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-01-23 00:00:00

Minister Arscott to visit communities affected by flooding in St. Mary
The Minister of Local Government and Community Development, the Honorable Noel Arscott and a team from the Ministry as well as officials from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Manageme.....
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPME | 2014-01-23 00:00:00

St Jago celebrates its 270th Birthday
St Jago High School is 270 years old this year......
| 2014-01-23 00:00:00

Minister McNeill moves to upgrade South Coast attractions
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has called for greater public-private sector partnership in tourism product development......
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-01-23 00:00:00

JAMPRO’s Export Max Programme boosts revenues by 31%
15 small and medium local export businesses, which have benefited from capacity building and technical services under JAMPRO’s Export Max Development programme over the past two years have all togethe.....
JAMPRO | 2014-01-23 00:00:00

Wigton gets $4.8 million grant from the British High Commission for Renewable Energy Training Programme
Wigton Windfarm, a subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has received a grant of JA$4.8 million from the British High Commission to assist with financing the establishment of a rene.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2014-01-23 00:00:00

Local nuclear reactor lab gets international recognition
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has given top rating to one of Jamaica’s Premier Nuclear Reactor Labs, operated by The International Centre of Excellence for Environmental and Nuclear Sc.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2014-01-23 00:00:00

Urgent leak repairs works to affect water supply- sections of St. Elizabeth to be affected
The National Water Commission is advising its customers in sections of St. Elizabeth who are served by the Content Well that they will experience a disruption in their service Friday, January 24, 2014.....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-23 00:00:00

Columbus promotes Michele English to newly created chief customer officer role
Columbus International Inc. (Columbus) today announced the promotion of Michele English, current president and chief operating officer, of Columbus’ operations in Jamaica, operators of Flow and Columb.....
| 2014-01-22 00:00:00

World Learning reflects on a successful 2013
On January 22, 2014, World Learning hosted its “2013: The Year in Review” at the Pegasus Hotel. With funds provided by PEPFAR through USAID, World Learning implements the Caribbean Grant Solicitation .....
| 2014-01-22 00:00:00

JaMM stages Grounation 2014
This February the Jamaica Music Museum (JaMM) will stage its 3rd Annual Reggae / Black History Month Grounation series under the theme, Seeing Sound & Hearing Images: African Aesthetics in Popular Jam.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-01-22 00:00:00

Deadline extended for JCDC Gospel Song Competitions
Friday, January 31 is the new deadline for entries in the 2014 JCDC Jamaica Gospel Song and Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competitions......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2014-01-22 00:00:00

Delinquent taxpayers arrested
Since the start of the fiscal year Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) through its Special Enforcement Team (SET), has moved to intensify enforcement action against delinquent taxpayers......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-01-22 00:00:00

Minister of Education reasoning flawed says G2K
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), expresses profound disappointment with the manner in which the Minister of Education, Ronald Thwaites, has tr.....
G2K | 2014-01-22 00:00:00

Urgent leak repairs works to affect water supply- sections of St. Mary to be affected
The National Water Commission is advising its customers in sections of St. Mary who are served by the Agualta Vale water supply system that they will experience a disruption in their service,Thursday,.....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-22 00:00:00

UTech forges ties with Government of Antigua to strengthen teaching and research
President, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ on the invitation of Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Dr. Baldwin Spencer, led a team from the Univer.....
University of Technology | 2014-01-21 00:00:00

Jamaican Bobsleigh Federation statement on the qualification of the 2‐Man Bobsleigh team
The Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation, an affiliate member of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) and the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), is pleased to confirm the qualification a.....
| 2014-01-21 00:00:00

GOJ disburses funds to Carib Cement Company
Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Honourable Peter Phillips announced the disbursement of US$1.669M from the Petrocaribe Development Fund (PDF) to the Caribbean Cement Company for Clinker expo.....
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2014-01-21 00:00:00

Pipe-laying work continues in Lucea
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to advise that pipe-laying work, from Riley Bridge to the seawall in Lucea, Hanover will continue until Wednesday, January 29, 2014......
National Water Commission | 2014-01-21 00:00:00

Youths to benefit from I Believe Initiative IBI/Portmore United Church Seminar
In partnership with the Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative (IBI), the Youth Fellowship of the Portmore United Church will be convening a Seminar at the Portmore United Church February 1, 2014 fro.....
King's House | 2014-01-20 00:00:00

IOJ to screen “Girl Rising” Film for Lunch Hour Concert
The Institute of Jamaica will host its first monthly Lunch Hour Concert for this year, with the screening of the feature film, “Girl Rising (2013),” on January 23 at 12:30 p.m......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-01-20 00:00:00

CARICOM Science and Technology Committee launched
Prime Minister the Rt. Honorable Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister responsible for Science and Technology (S&T) in CARICOM has signaled his intentions to strengthen the S&T capacity in the region so .....
| 2014-01-20 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affect some Clarendon communities
The National Commission is reporting that some of its customers in some sections of Clarendon are currently experiencing low water pressure and in some instances no water due to mechanical problems wh.....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-20 00:00:00

Minister McNeill to meet with cruise line officials in Florida
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is scheduled to participate in important meetings with representatives from Carnival Cruise Lines and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-01-17 00:00:00

UWI Research Days expands for 15th staging
Investors will now have a full three days in which to explore the business potential of cutting edge research projects underway at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona through the institution.....
| 2014-01-17 00:00:00

IOJ announces plans to host its first Music Symposium
The Jamaica Music Museum (JaMM), Institute of Jamaica has announced its plans to host a symposium to address the potential for the Jamaican cultural industries, particularly music, to make a more meas.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2014-01-17 00:00:00

Career counsellors to get a CHOICES training boost
Twenty-five guidance counsellors, principals and other teaching personnel in St. Kitts-Nevis will benefit this month from training courtesy of CHOICES Career Advice......
CHOICES Career & Education Advice | 2014-01-16 00:00:00

Jet-skis required to register at MAJ
Private Jet Ski operators in Jamaica are required by law to register their personal water craft (PWC)......
Maritime Authority of Jamaica | 2014-01-15 00:00:00

Avoid the rush, get ready for the March 15 Income Tax Filing deadline
There are only two months remaining to the most important date on the tax calendar, the annual Income Tax March 15 Filing deadline......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-01-15 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- St. Catherine areas affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of St. Catherine, that their water supply will be disrupted tomorrow Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 9am to 7pm......
National Water Commission | 2014-01-15 00:00:00

Curacao Team for Island Aquatics Synchro Competition
Island Aquatics Synchro Club is in high gear preparing to host its 6th Jamaica Synchronised Swimming Invitational Competition from Friday January 17 to Sunday January 19 at the National Aquatic Centre.....
| 2014-01-14 00:00:00

Earthquake Awareness Week Open Day 2014
Earthquake Awareness Week is an annual event hosted by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), which coincides with Jamaica’s history of catastrophic seismic events inclu.....
ODPEM | 2014-01-14 00:00:00

Eight protected areas to receive Management and Business Plans
Eight of Jamaica’s protected areas are to receive new or updated Management and Business Plans under a project being implemented by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)......
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2014-01-14 00:00:00

Photo Release - Minister McNeill hosts special dinner for Regional Tourism Ministers
Minister McNeill Hosts Special Dinner for Regional Tourism Ministers......
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-01-14 00:00:00

Youth for Change alarmed at the utterances of MP Warmington
YFC view, with great concern, recent statements in the media attributed to Mr. Clifford Everald Warmington, Member of Parliament for South West St. Catherine......
| 2014-01-14 00:00:00

New Local Space to host artist Rodell Warner as our upcoming artist-in-residence!
Rodell Warner is an exciting artist from Trinidad who uses new media to engage populist approaches in contemporary art......
| 2014-01-13 00:00:00

G2K welcomes appointment of Junior Shadow Spokespersons
Generation 2000, (G2K) the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party today welcomed the appointment of three junior shadow spokespersons by the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness......
G2K | 2014-01-13 00:00:00

Pipeline repair cause water supply disruption- Corporate area and St. Catherine affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of the Corporate area and St. Catherine that the water supply disruption they are currently experiencing is as a result of a major .....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-13 00:00:00

Electrical problem cause water supply disruption- St. Catherine areas affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of St. Catherine that the water supply disruption they are experiencing is as a result of an electrical problem at the Wakefield Pu.....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-13 00:00:00

HAJ signs MOU for 30,000 housing solutions
HAJ signs MOU for 30,000 housing solutions......
Housing Agency of Jamaica Ltd. | 2014-01-13 00:00:00

CCRP Jamaica stages second workshop on HIV awareness for the elderly
Following the successful staging of its first workshop to enhance HIV/AIDS knowledge and awareness among the elderly, CCRP Jamaica (Caribbean Community of Retired Persons) will host a second one on Sa.....
| 2014-01-10 00:00:00

Review of the Education Regulations, 1980 “Code Of Regulations”
The National Council on Education is currently in the final stages of the review process of the Education Regulations, 1980......
| 2014-01-10 00:00:00

Devon House South Lawn temporarily closed to the public
The management of Devon House Development Company Limited wishes to advise that as part of ongoing maintenance works to improve its facilities the South Lawns will be closed for approximately six (6) .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

NE St. Elizabeth MP said to be "crippled" by news of double murder
Raymond Pryce, Member of Parliament for North Eastern St. Elizabeth has described as "crippling" the news of the double murder of two students from Thornton in the North of the Constituency......
PNP HEADQUARTERS | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

TAJ to Implement Third Party Information Provisions
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is set to implement third party information provisions of the Revenue Administration Act of 2013 on a phased basis......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

Mechanical problems disrupt water supply- St. Andrew and St. Thomas areas affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the New Pera Pumping Station in St. Thomas, that the disruption they are currently experiencing is as a result of mechanical problems at t.....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

Night-time water restrictions to affect corporate areas
With the Meteorological Office of Jamaica forecasting below normal rainfall to affect the sections of the island in the coming months, and already declining storage levels at some corporate area facil.....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

Mechanical problems disrupt water supply- St. Andrew and St. Thomas areas affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the King Weston Pumping Station in St. Andrew, that the disruption they are currently experiencing is as a result of mechanical problems a.....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

Pipeline repairs to cause water supply disruption- corporate area to be affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of the Corporate area that they will experience water supply disruptions starting Monday, January 13 to Tuesday, January 14, 2014......
National Water Commission | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

Ministry commends the work of the Jamaica Fire Brigade
The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development would like to recognize the tremendous work done by the team of Fire Fighters who were quick on sight to extinguish a blazing gasoline tanker.....
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPME | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

NSWMA apologizes for smoke coming from Retirement Disposal Site
The WPM Waste Management Limited through the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) sincerely apologizes to the residents of Granville, Bogue and Pitfore for the smoke emanating from the Re.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

Entries open for JCDC 2014 Performing Arts Competition
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is now accepting entries for the National Festival of the Performing Arts Competition......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

JPS stabilizing system serving Mona, after oil tanker fire
Following on the heels of January 9, 2014 oil tanker fire on Mona Road, which caused power outages in Mona and the surrounding areas, national energy provider JPS, was able to expedite the restoration.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2014-01-10 00:00:00

Response from the Department of Correctional Services to newsaper articles
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) says efforts have been under way to resolve the issue regarding the absence of a pharmacist in the correctional system......
| 2014-01-06 00:00:00

Education Ministry condemns shooting of Primary School teacher
The Ministry of Education has strongly condemned the fatal shooting of Mr. Paul Watson, Grade 5 teacher at Mona Heights Primary School......
Ministry of Education | 2014-01-06 00:00:00

JTA denounces attack on Mona Heights Primary teacher
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association condemns this weekend’s murder of Twenty-eight-year-old Paul Watson a teacher of Mona Heights Primary School......
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2014-01-06 00:00:00

CDA to increase responsiveness
The leadership of the Child Development Agency (CDA) has indicated that the focus for 2014 will be to increase the level of responsiveness to the needs of the more than 5,000 children for which the ag.....
Child Development Agency | 2014-01-06 00:00:00

Water supply disruptions- St. Andrew areas affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers who are served by the Isaac Hole Pumping Station in St. Andrew, that the disruption they are currently experiencing is as a result of mechanical pro.....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-07 00:00:00

New wastewater and sludge regulations strengthen environmental protection
The enforcement and monitoring capabilities of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) have been strengthened by the enactment of new environmental regulations......
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2014-01-07 00:00:00

Education Ministry expresses sorrow for passing of Marymount High student
The Ministry of Education is saddened by the sudden death of Abigail Hyman, Grade 9 student of Marymount High School......
Ministry of Education | 2014-01-06 00:00:00

Bitcoin Payment Option Now Available To Patients At Kingston Open MRI

Bitcoin Payment Option Now Available To Patients At Kingston Open MRI

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bizdebi | 2014-01-06 13:44:00

New Year babies get gifts courtesy of Sagicor
Sagicor Group Jamaica has presented Jamaica’s New Year babies at 10 hospitals across the island with Sigma Fund account gift certificates and gift packages including a host of baby essentials......
| 2014-01-03 00:00:00

Supreme Ventures announces closure of Coral Cliff operations
Brian George – President and CEO of the Supreme Ventures Group announced today, that the company will permanently close its Acropolis gaming lounge operations in Montego Bay (formerly Coral Cliff), ef.....
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2014-01-03 00:00:00

Bridging the digital divide in Jamaica
A new program in Jamaica is taking cutting-edge computer tablets to disadvantaged youth in the country......
| 2014-01-03 00:00:00

Photo Release: New Year, New Baby, New Life Gifts from Sagicor
New Year, New Baby, New Life Gifts from Sagicor.....
| 2014-01-02 00:00:00

Government to introduce Employment Tax Credit
Effective January 1, 2014 unregulated companies and self-employed individuals, engaged in a trade, vocation or profession, will be entitled to claim a non-refundable Employment Tax Credit (ETC) when c.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2014-01-02 00:00:00

FACEBOOK Group ‘Speak Your Mind Jamaica’ sharing with the indigent at the Golden Age Home at Christmas
The FACEBOOK Group ‘Speak Your Mind Jamaica’, founded in November 2011 and boasting a 5,582 membership base, for the second year in a row visited upon the St Joseph's Golden Age Home in 2013 on Saturd.....
| 2014-01-02 00:00:00

Food for the Poor facilitates donations to Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation
Food For the Poor (FFP) has created an opportunity for members of the Jamaican Diaspora to make a difference in the lives of countless children in Jamaica in need of medical care through the establish.....
Food For The Poor - Jamaica | 2014-01-02 00:00:00

Mechanical repairs to disrupt water supply- corporate area and Clarendon to be affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Constant Spring Treatment Plant in St. Andrew, that they will experience water supply disruption on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 12:00.....
National Water Commission | 2014-01-02 00:00:00

The UWI Open Campus seeks donations to support Christmas flood relief in the Eastern Caribbean
Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald, announced that a shipment of supplies had been sent by the Open Campu.....
University of the West Indies | 2013-12-30 00:00:00

Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort welcomes Jamaica’s milestone number of stopover visitors to Jamaica
The island of Jamaica welcomed the two millionth stopover visitors for the first time in one year on Sunday December 29, 2013, a milestone in Jamaican history......
| 2013-12-30 00:00:00

Sandals Negril Unveils New Renovations

After undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa recently welcomed its first guests to stay in its Paradise Building, the largest block of rooms at the 2.....

Sandals, Beaches & Grand Pineapple, Negril | 2013-12-27 14:15:00

Photos: Beaches Negril's Christmas Cook Off

Beaches Negril held its Christmas Cook Off recently, where SnapShots (Photoshop) emerged the victors!

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Sandals, Beaches & Grand Pineapple, Negril | 2013-12-27 11:53:00

Photos: Sandals Foundation brings cheer to children this Christmas

The Sandals Foundation brought cheer to thousands of children across the Caribbean this Christmas.

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Sandals, Beaches & Grand Pineapple, Negril | 2013-12-27 11:50:00

Sandals Foundation spreads holiday cheer to thousands across the Caribbean
The Sandals Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International – through its annual toy drive and holiday treats, made it a merry Christmas for 12,500 children this year across the Ca.....
| 2013-12-20 00:00:00

The JPS Foundation supports young women leaders through Leadership Academy
The JPS Foundation has moved a step further with its Youth Leadership Development programme with the presentation of scholarships to four young women in tertiary institutions. The scholarships were pr.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2013-12-20 00:00:00

Jamaica to provide Venezuela with clinker under Petrocaribe Agreement
Jamaica will, over the next four months, supply Venezuela with some 100,000 tonnes of clinker, valued at approximately US$8.5 million, for the latter’s utilization in the production of cement......
Jamaica Information Service | 2013-12-20 00:00:00

Sagicor Life to be delisted on the JSE and relisted as Sagicor Group Jamaica

Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited (SLJ) will be replaced on the Jamaica Stock Exchange by Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited (SGJL) as of Monday, December 23.

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Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2013-12-20 00:00:00

Hundreds of Youth Benefit from Skills Expo in Hanover

Over 300 youth between the ages of 12-27 years from several high schools, training institutions and youth clubs in Hanover benefitted from the parish’s 2nd staging of the Youth Skills Expo and A.....

Sandals, Beaches & Grand Pineapple, Negril | 2013-12-20 12:53:00

Sandals Brings Deaf Tourism to Jamaica

Sandals Resorts International recently hosted the Caribbean’s largest recorded organised group of Deaf American tourists at its Sandals Negril resort.

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Sandals, Beaches & Grand Pineapple, Negril | 2013-12-20 12:51:00

JAMPRO hails Tessanne Chin’s victory on ‘The Voice’

…Shows Dividends of Investing in the Creative Industries for Wealth Creation.

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JAMPRO | 2013-12-19 00:00:00

Ferncourt High cops 1st place in Sandals Foundation /Digicel Foundation Debate Mate Jamaica Cup
St. Ann based school, Ferncourt High copped first place, earning them the Sandals Foundation Digicel Foundation Debate Mate Jamaica Cup......
| 2013-12-18 00:00:00

Spanish Town Mayor Happy with Corporate Christmas Outreach
His Worship, Mayor of Spanish Town Norman Scott has expressed delight with the outpouring of kindness from corporate Jamaica this Christmas season......
| 2013-12-18 00:00:00

Minister Crawford congratulates Tessanne Chin on winning The Voice
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Damion Crawford, has extended sincere congratulations to Jamaican vocalist Tessanne Chin on her extraordinary achievement of wi.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2013-12-18 00:00:00

JAMPRO Congratulates Tessanne Chin
The Board and Staff of JAMPRO join a grateful and proud Nation in thanking God for the talent and victory of Tessanne Chin......
JAMPRO | 2013-12-18 00:00:00

Food for the Poor organizes release of nonviolent offenders in time for Christmas
Thirty-three prisoners received a second chance from Food For The Poor at St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre in Spanish Town, Jamaica, on Dec. 13. Only after the inmates were escorted from their .....
PROComm | 2013-12-18 00:00:00

Maritime Authority of Jamaica Cruising Permit formalized for Nautical Tourism
The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) through the Shipping Act, has started to formally implement the provisions to allow for visits of foreign registered yachts and other leisure craft to cruise fr.....
Maritime Authority of Jamaica | 2013-12-18 00:00:00

Big tobacco settles
The case brought against the Minister of Health by British American Tobacco through its local subsidiary Carreras has been settled......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2013-12-18 00:00:00

Urgent examination of Buff Bay Hospital
The Buff Bay Community Hospital is to come in for urgent attention. That is he directive from Health Minister the Honourable Dr. Fenton Ferguson......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2013-12-18 00:00:00

Growth in tourist arrivals expected to continue
Even as Jamaica anticipates having a landmark two million stopover visitors before the end of 2013, there are expectations for continued growth in arrivals by both stopover and cruise ship passengers .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2013-12-18 00:00:00

NEPA improves enforcement actions in 2013
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Enforcement team has taken over 600 enforcement actions against companies and individuals who are not in compliance with the various environmental a.....
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2013-12-18 00:00:00

TAJ promotes voluntary compliance in Business Centres Island wide
On December 16 and 17, staff from Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) will spread out across the island’s major business districts to distribute flyers, interact with the public and talk tax with the bus.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2013-12-16 00:00:00

Photo Release: UNICEF Explores South-South Cooperation with Brazil
UNICEF Explores South-South Cooperation with Brazil......
UNICEF Jamaica | 2013-12-16 00:00:00

Food for the Poor & Salvation Army continue Christmas tradition- over 2000 feted during annual Christmas Treat
It has been a joyful and memorable holiday season for 2000 of the country’s indigent, elderly and homeless individuals, thanks to Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica, in partnership with the Salvation Arm.....
Food For The Poor - Jamaica | 2013-12-16 00:00:00

More Cocaine seized at Kingston Container Terminal (KCT)
The Jamaica Customs Agency and JCF Trans National and Organized Crime again seized more cocaine following the recent successes at the Port of Kingston. The drug weighing 23 Kilos with a street value o.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2013-12-13 00:00:00

Jamaica's first Biosphere Reserve soon to be declared in Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA)
Progress is being made towards getting the Portland Bight Biosphere Reserve (PBBR) declared. In November 2013 the revised application was sent to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultura.....
| 2013-12-12 00:00:00

Jamaica’s Consul General Franz Hall receives warm South Florida welcome
Franz N. Hall, newly appointed Consul General to Miami, with responsibility for the Southern USA has assured Jamaicans in the Diasporic communities under his jurisdiction, that he will be continuing .....
| 2013-12-12 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects NWC customers in sections of St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. Thomas
The National Water Commission is advising customers in sections of St. Andrew who are served by the Havenmead Relift Station that they will experience a disruption in their water supply on Friday, Dec.....
National Water Commission | 2013-12-12 00:00:00

Minister McNeill congratulates Tessanne on her Success on The Voice
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has congratulated Jamaican vocalist Tessanne Chin for reaching the finals of the American reality television singing competition, “.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2013-12-12 00:00:00

Finance Minister leads delegation to China
Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillip leaves the island today; Friday, 13 December 2013 for China.....
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2013-12-12 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects NWC customers in sections of St. Andrew
The National Water Commission is advising customers in served by the Mona Water Supply Treatment Plant in St. Andrew that they will experience a disruption in their water supply on Friday, December 1.....
National Water Commission | 2013-12-12 00:00:00

“Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality” Exhibition to open at National Gallery
The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) is pleased to present the Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality exhibition, which is scheduled to open on Sunday, December 22......
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2013-12-11 00:00:00

Maritime Authority of Jamaica conducts island–wide survey
The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), as Jamaica’s marine administration, has among its roles, obligations to provide for maritime safety and protection of the marine environment from potential dam.....
Maritime Authority of Jamaica | 2013-12-11 00:00:00

EU lauds successes under 3 year Climate Change project
Jamaica's ability to withstand natural disasters in some of its most vulnerable areas has been significantly improved following the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction project which .....
EUROPEAN UNION | 2013-12-11 00:00:00

On Ganja: Jamaica will not be left behind says Phillip Paulwell
Yet another Government Minister has come out in full support of positive developments in ganja locally and internationally......
| 2013-12-11 00:00:00

Digicel Celebrates 600,000 Fans on Facebook with FREE credit
On Monday December 9, the Digicel Jamaica Facebook page marked a significant milestone when it reached a phenomenal 600,000 fans on the popular social media page......
Digicel | 2013-12-10 00:00:00

Nelson Mandela UWI Public Panel Discussion next week
The Department of History and Archaeology and the Department of Government, the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus will host a joint panel discussion on the life, work and legacy of Nelson Man.....
University of the West Indies | 2013-12-10 00:00:00

Mayfield All Age School gives back at Christmas
The St. Elizabeth communities of Southfield, Yardley Chase, Bellevue and Queensbury, will come alive with the sounds of "giving" on Wednesday December 11 at 10:30 am as the Principal, students and t.....
| 2013-12-10 00:00:00

WCO conducts IPR Diagnostic Mission at Jamaica Customs
A one week (December 9 -13) Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Diagnostic Mission with two World Customs Organization (WCO) officials, Ms. Junko Yamamoto and Ms. Georgina Estrada, commenced at the Jam.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2013-12-10 00:00:00

Single tax payment form to be introduced for self-employed persons by year end
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), is collaborating with the National Housing Trust (NHT) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to introduce a Quarterly Statutory Payment (Self-employed/Individuals) .....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2013-12-10 00:00:00

JET releases a Jamaican animated short video - Don't Mess with Goat Islands
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is excited to share with you our latest project -.....
Jamaica Environment Trust | 2013-12-09 00:00:00

New JPS Hydro to cut Jamaica oil imports by 43,000 barrels of oil annually
JPS is now in the final construction phase of the new Maggotty Hydroelectric Power Plant, being completed in St. Elizabeth......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2013-12-09 00:00:00

EU and GOJ recognise record budget support payments to Jamaica in 2013
The European Union and Government of Jamaica today (December 9) recognised the exceptional level of budget support payments to Jamaica by the EU in 2013......
EUROPEAN UNION | 2013-12-09 00:00:00

NEPA clamps down on Waves Beach and Kidz Kastle Nursery
The Town and Country Planning Authority (TCPA) and the Natural Resources & Conservation Authority (NRCA) through National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) have been granted respective interim in.....
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2013-12-09 00:00:00

J-FLAG celebrates milestone for LGBT rights
Jamaica has a long and complex history of LGBT human rights advocacy from the 1970s with the Gay Freedom Movement......
Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-Sexuals and Gays (J | 2013-12-09 00:00:00

Tribute from the Chairman of JAMPRO to Nelson Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was an exceptional human being who led an extraordinary life of example......
JAMPRO | 2013-12-06 00:00:00

G2K expresses profound sadness at the passing of Nelson Mandela
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), today expressed profound sadness at the passing of the First Black President of South Africa and iconic freed.....
G2K | 2013-12-06 00:00:00

CDEMA tables 8th Caribbean Disaster Management Communique
CDEMA tables 8th Caribbean Disaster Management Communique......
ODPEM | 2013-12-06 00:00:00

RISE & European Union Parenting College targets Inner City Parents
RISE’s Parenting College program 2012-2013 successfully graduated 90 men and women on November 13, 2013 from Majesty Gardens South Side and Tel Aviv, who learned parenting skills and improved their l.....
RISE Life Management Services | 2013-12-06 00:00:00

Prime Minister opens Sutherland Global Services at UWI
Sutherland Global Services (SGS), the largest foreign investment to date coming out of JAMPRO’s inaugural Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF) in 2012, formally opened its Global Delivery Centre (GDC) at th.....
JAMPRO | 2013-12-06 00:00:00

Disability Training for Child Care Workers
The Child Development Agency (CDA) is boosting the capacity of workers within child care facilities to serve children with disabilities......
Child Development Agency | 2013-12-06 00:00:00

NSWMA reports that man was crushed on the Riverton Disposal Site
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) wishes to advise that a male was crushed on the Riverton Disposal Site......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2013-12-06 00:00:00

Commission’s Report completed in October
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) completed 44 Commission’s Reports for the month of October 2013......
INDECOM | 2013-12-06 00:00:00

RISE Life Management & the European Union give inner city parents a second chance
RISE’s Parenting College program 2012-2013 successfully graduated 90 men and women on November 13, 2013 from Majesty Gardens South Side and Tel Aviv, who learned parenting skills and improved their l.....
| 2013-12-05 00:00:00

Paulwell welcomes conclusion of Power Purchase Agreement negotiations between EWI, JPS
Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining the Hon. Phillip Paulwell has welcomed today’s announcement by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) that negotiations between Energy World Intern.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2013-12-05 00:00:00

Infant school in Southside gets upgraded facilities
The St. Michael's Infant School in Southside, Central Kingston has benefitted from a well needed infrastructural upgrade with EU funding. Children and parents who toured the renovated facility were a .....
EUROPEAN UNION | 2013-12-05 00:00:00

Minister Guy to meet with JATOO
In a bid to quell unease within the public transport sector, a meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 between Minister without Portfolio the Hon. Dr. Morais Guy and representatives .....
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2013-12-05 00:00:00

My-Island-Jamaica.com partners with MOBE
My-Island-Jamaica.com partners with MOBE.....
My-Island-Jamaica.com | 2013-12-05 10:53:00

Digicel Group is honoured twice at the World Communication Awards
Digicel Group was honoured with two awards at the World Communication Awards held last night at the Lancaster Hotel in London, England......
Digicel | 2013-12-04 00:00:00

Campaign Finance Reform Forum to be held Dec 11
There will be a full representation of some of the most important institutions in the country next week Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to discuss and move toward final proposals for the outstanding issu.....
| 2013-12-04 00:00:00

Historic Sitting of Court of Appeal in Western Jamaica
Division One of the Court of Appeal will be sitting in the western section of the island at the Resident Magistrate’s Court Building in Lucea, Hanover December 9-13, 2013......
| 2013-12-04 00:00:00

Richard Bevan appointed New Chairman of the Caribbean Premier League
The board of The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is pleased to announce that Mr. Richard Bevan has been appointed Chairman of The CPL with immediate effect......
| 2013-12-04 00:00:00

EOJ publishes November Voters’ List
The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has published the November 30, 2013 voters’ list with a total of 1,711,811 registered electors......
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2013-12-03 00:00:00

Minister McNeill endorses Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2014
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s (CHTA) premier tourism marketing event, Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2014, will se.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2013-12-03 00:00:00

Regional Disaster Management strategy launched at 8th CDM Conference
Regional Disaster Management strategy launched at 8th CDM Conference......
ODPEM | 2013-12-03 00:00:00

Photo Release: HRMAJ presents bursary award to UWI student
HRMAJ presents bursary award to UWI student......
| 2013-12-03 00:00:00

Moratorium for the prosecution of haulage contractors with unregistered chassis
With immediate effect, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has issued orders for a moratorium on the prosecution of haulage contractors and the seizure of their trailer chassis......
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2013-12-03 00:00:00

Mechanical problems disrupts water supply- sections of St. Thomas affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in sections of St. Thomas who are served by the Goodyear Well that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their water supply is as a resu.....
National Water Commission | 2013-12-02 00:00:00

Update on Christiana Tax Office
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise its customers that the Christiana Tax Office has resumed operations on Monday, December 2, 2013......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2013-12-02 00:00:00

Centre of Excellence Health Facility opened in Santa Cruz
Minister of Health Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson officially opened the Santa Cruz Health Centre of Excellence, in St Elizabeth on Friday November 29......
Jamaica Information Service | 2013-12-01 00:00:00

EMED SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH TENET HEALTHCARE

Emed Global Jamaica Ltd. (EMED) today announce that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE : THC) The agreement also covers EMED group members for admittanc.....

EMED | 2013-11-30 00:00:00

Photo Release- NCU stages media-thon to secure scholarships for students
NCU stages media-thon to secure scholarships for students......
Northern Caribbean University | 2013-11-29 00:00:00

G2K applauds Caricom's decision
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is today applauding the decision by Caricom to suspend consideration of the request by the Dominican Republic .....
G2K | 2013-11-28 00:00:00

Canada supports Green Skills Career Fair and Renewable Energy Technology Exposition
On Thursday (November 28), the High Commissioner of Canada in Jamaica, Robert Ready, will deliver remarks at the Green Skills Career Fair and Renewable Energy Technology Exposition which will be held .....
| 2013-11-28 00:00:00

Landmark local investment to create well needed space for ICT, BPO expansion
Local investor Mark Kerr-Jarrett, owner of the Barnett Tech Park, officially signed a contract with International firm Kier Construction Ltd to build new commercial office space for local and foreign .....
JAMPRO | 2013-11-28 00:00:00

18th school in 14 months opened under FFP Jamaica 50 Programme
Food For The Poor (FFP) officially opened the new Reliance Basic School which it constructed in Braeton, St. Catherine......
Food For The Poor - Jamaica | 2013-11-28 00:00:00

The power to transform is in the hands of the consumer says JMA
The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) has consistently propelled the “Buy Jamaican” message, with the assistance of the National Commercial Bank, for over nine years......
Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association | 2013-11-28 00:00:00

Water supply disruption to affect NWC customers in sections of St. Andrew
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers in sections of St. Andrew who are served by the Havenmeade Relift Station that they will experience a disruption in their water supply on Frida.....
National Water Commission | 2013-11-28 00:00:00

Return leg playoff of Jackie Bell Knockout Competition
The KSAFA/Jamaica Yellow Pages Jackie Bell Knockout Competition continues on Wednesday and Sunday with the return leg of the playoffs......
Kingston & St. Andrew Football Association | 2013-11-26 00:00:00

Photo Release: Team Blue at the 2013 CB Pan Chicken Championship
Team Blue at the 2013 CB Pan Chicken Championship......
| 2013-11-26 00:00:00

Jamaica to host Canadian Farm Work Review meeting, Dec 1-7
From December 1-7, 2013, Jamaica will host the 2013 Annual Review Meeting of the Canada/Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Programme (CCSAWP) at the Riu Resorts in Montego Bay......
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2013-11-26 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St. Catherine and Clarendon affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in sections of St. Catherine, who are served by the Nutshell and Ewarton Relift Stations, that the disruption they are currently experiencing in th.....
National Water Commission | 2013-11-26 00:00:00

TEF’s $400 million investment in Ocho Rios upgrade gets underway
The first phase of the $400 million, TEF-funded Ocho Rios Upgrading Project is now ready for execution and has formed the basis for a partnership between the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment thro.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2013-11-25 00:00:00

Do More to Give Greater Security to the Women of West Central St James says Ffolkes-Abrahams
Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, is calling for greater security to be given to the women of West Central, St. James......
| 2013-11-25 00:00:00

Inauguration of the Mexico-Jamaica Friendship Group of the LXII Congress of the United Mexican States
Ambassador-designate Sandra Grant Griffiths and Diputada Luisa María Alcalde Luján, President of the Mexico-Jamaica Friendship Group, signed the Charter formally installing the Group on 9th October 20.....
Embassy of Mexico, Jamaica | 2013-11-25 00:00:00

Intensified anti-theft drive in Eastern Jamaica results in 69 arrests in one week
The intensified drive in Eastern Jamaica against electricity theft, by energy provider JPS, has resulted in 69 arrests in one week......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2013-11-25 00:00:00

Technical problems lead to power outages in Old Harbour communities
JPS advises that technical difficulties being experienced at the Rhodes Pen Substation in St. Catherine, has resulted in customers in the Old Harbour and surrounding areas, experiencing a number of ou.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2013-11-25 00:00:00

Water supply disruption to affect NWC customers in sections of St. Andrew
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers in sections of St. Andrew who are served by the Havemeade Relift Station that they will experience a disruption in their water supply on Tuesda.....
National Water Commission | 2013-11-25 00:00:00

Newly upgraded Fertility Management Unit re-opened
Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, on Friday (November 22), officially re-opened the newly upgraded Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indi.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2013-11-25 00:00:00

400 more jobs for Jamaicans at Braco Hotel
Up to 400 more jobs will be provided for Jamaicans in the long term, under a management agreement between the National Insurance Fund (NIF) and Europe’s third largest hotel chain, Melia Hotels Interna.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2013-11-25 00:00:00

Call for Entries: National Exhibition for Art and Craft in Schools
The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) is inviting entries for the, 2013 National Exhibition for Art and Craft in Schools......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2013-11-22 00:00:00

New measures to prosecute foreign poachers coming
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in collaboration with a number of other local authorities is taking steps to improve efforts to ensure the successful prosecution of foreign poachers fishing .....
Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries | 2013-11-22 00:00:00

The Jamaica Tourist Board unveils new advertising campaign
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), introduced its new advertising campaign “JAMAICA – Get All Right”on November 12, 2013......
Jamaica Tourist Board | 2013-11-22 00:00:00

J. Wray & Nephew Ltd empowers entrepreneurs in Three Miles area
J. Wray &Nephew Limited (JWN) in partnership with the Social Development Commission (SDC) hosted a one-day ‘Community Job Skills/Business Development Seminar’ on the Wednesday 20th November for one h.....
J. Wray and Nephew Limited | 2013-11-22 00:00:00

NEPA hosts wastewater consultations
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is hosting a series of workshops aimed at sensitizing stakeholders in the sewage and wastewater treatment industry to the recently introduced Wastew.....
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2013-11-22 00:00:00

JMA troubled by reports of the 13 Jamaicans denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago
The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) is troubled by reports that 13 Jamaicans were recently denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago......
Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association | 2013-11-22 00:00:00

Minister McNeill launches Languages Skills Training Programme for Tourism Workers
In a bid to better accommodate visitors from non-English speaking countries the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment and its agency, the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), on Thursday, Nove.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2013-11-22 00:00:00

Doctors being urged to talk more with their patients about sex
Medical doctors in general practice are being urged to have more discussions with their patients about sex and sexuality in order to help address misleading information which has negatively impacted t.....
| 2013-11-22 00:00:00

Digicel wins the Corporate Citizens of the Americas Award for its education work in Haiti
Digicel was named a winner at the 2012/13 Corporate Citizens of the Americas (CCA) Award last night at a glittering gala in Washington DC......
Digicel | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

UWI to reform Public Sector Management Programmes
The University of the West Indies’ Department of Government held a consultation on the Mona Campus with Public Sector managers as it moves to reform its Public Sector Management programmes......
University of the West Indies | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

UTech lecture examines the science and nutrition behind doping in sports
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) as part of its mandate to engage public debate and foster public awareness and education of important national issues, hosted a public lecture titled “The.....
University of Technology | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

Three pesticides approved for post-harvest of yam in Jamaica
Jamaica has been given approval for the use of three pesticides in the post-harvest treatment of root tubers, including yams destined for export to the United States of America......
Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

Governor General salutes PAJ for 2013 National Journalism Week
The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) is to host a series of events to mark the 2013 National Journalism Week, which will run from November 24-29......
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

Development orders will safeguard Jamaica’s water resources
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is implementing a raft of measures to safeguard the nation’s freshwater resources, disclosed Peter Knight, Chief Executive Officer of NEPA......
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

CDA’s Acting CEO calls for an end to violence against children
Acting CEO of the Child Development Agency Rosalee Gage-Grey says “enough is enough”, calling for a collective commitment in ending child abuse and creating a society fit for children......
Child Development Agency | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

PSOJ disappointed with Jamaicans’ denial of entry into Trinidad
The PSOJ notes with heavy disappointment, the recent reports of the denial of entry of 13 Jamaicans into Trinidad......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

Rockfort Community joins hands and hearts with the JPS Foundation to launch third model school
The Rockfort Community in East Kingston joined hands and hearts with the JPS Foundation on Thursday November 21 to undertake a work day at the Rennock Lodge All Age School following the announcement o.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

G2K St. Thomas alarmed at murders
Calls for strong action by local authorities The St. Thomas Chapter of Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, is expressing alarm and condemnation at t.....
G2K | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

Travelwire partners with savvy marketing group in western Jamaica

Travelwire Inc gets savvy in promoting its brand as an industry leader in online travel booking with it recent partnership with renowned promotions and marketing company based in Jamaica. The un.....

MediaConnec | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

Seasonal farm workers heading home after successful work term
With the fall season in full swing, many Ontario farmers have finished or are in the midst of their fall harvest with the help of seasonal workers from Mexico and the Caribbean......
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2013-11-20 00:00:00

Digicel adds Canada to ‘Roam Like You’re Home’ plan
Ahead of the Christmas season, Digicel has announced the extension of its revolutionary ‘Roam Like You’re Home’ mobile offer to include Canada......
Digicel | 2013-11-20 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St. Mary & St. Thomas affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in sections of St. Mary who are served by the Industry Pen Relift Station that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their water supply .....
National Water Commission | 2013-11-20 00:00:00

T&T returns Jamaicans
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is aware that over the past several weeks, a significant number of Jamaicans have been denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago and returned to Jamaica w.....
| 2013-11-20 00:00:00

Photo Release- JPS at the Trench Town Investment Fair
JPS at the Trench Town Investment Fair......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2013-11-19 00:00:00

National Gallery continues Last Sundays Programme
The National Gallery of Jamaica’s (NGJ) Last Sundays programme continues on November 24, 2013, with a full and exciting programme of activities for the day......
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2013-11-19 00:00:00

Gay rights group welcomes decision to deny Sizzla visa to tour in the United States
The Jamaica Association of Gays and Lesbians Abroad (JAGLA) welcomes news that the United States Embassy has denied Jamaican artiste, Sizzla, otherwise known as Miguel Orlando Collins, a visa to perfo.....
Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-Sexuals and Gays (J | 2013-11-19 00:00:00

Bureau of Gender Affairs observes International Men’s Day with male leadership forums
In fulfilment of its goal to create a gender equal society, the Bureau of Gender Affairs and the Dispute Resolution Foundation - partners in a UN Women funded project called ‘The Way Out’ - will host .....
| 2013-11-18 00:00:00

HRMAJ’s CONFERENCE33 to explore leadership, survival of businesses
Human resource practitioners, business leaders and professionals in the private and public sectors are energised around the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica’s (HRMAJ) 33rd annual confe.....
| 2013-11-18 00:00:00

Jamaica Tourist Board brings world’s largest stress ball to times square
On November 12, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) brought the world’s largest stress ball to Times Square New York to introduce their new advertising campaign, JAMAICA – GET ALL RIGHT......
Ministry of Tourism | 2013-11-18 00:00:00

JCDC invites entries for 2014 Gospel Song Competitions
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture is now accepting entries for the 2014 Jamaica Gospel Song and Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competitio.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2013-11-18 00:00:00

TAJ to collect property tax at Civil Service Expo
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) will be setting up a Property Tax Out-Station at the Civil Service Expo, scheduled for Tuesday November 19, in the Emancipation Park......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2013-11-18 00:00:00

NCB 2013 profits fall and team remains future focused
“We are excited about the future and are working to move the organisation to the next level… We had challenges in the past year that reflected in the bottom-line,” said NCB’s Group Managing Director, .....
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2013-11-15 00:00:00

ASAJ hosts Synchronized Swimming Workshops
In keeping with the current momentum in developing the sport of synchronized swimming in Jamaica, The Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) invites all interested persons to their Synchronize.....
| 2013-11-15 00:00:00

Continental Baking Company gives JA$2 Mil boost to FFP School Furniture Campaign
Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica today received a significant boost with the donation of $2 million from the Continental Baking Company/National Baking Limited towards the charity’s Thirtieth Anniversa.....
Food For The Poor - Jamaica | 2013-11-15 00:00:00

NEPA strengthens presence in Negril
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is placing closer attention to monitoring and enforcement activities in Negril, Westmoreland......
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2013-11-15 00:00:00

Paulwell meets with E-Gov Board, ICT Advisory Council
Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Hon Phillip Paulwell today held a joint meeting with newly-appointed members of the Board of Directors of E-Government Jamaica Ltd and the National I.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2013-11-14 00:00:00

Digicel unveils brighten someone’s Christmas Campaign
Digicel has unveiled its phenomenal Christmas campaign that will see over 240,000 customers winning extraordinary prizes during the holiday season. The telecommunications company, plans to “Brighten S.....
Digicel | 2013-11-14 00:00:00

The NYS empowers Jamaica’s youth for 40 years
For 40 years the NYS has served as an avenue for social change empowering the countries youth. Continuing on this proud tradition the organization is launching projects all across the island to honor,.....
The National Youth Service | 2013-11-14 00:00:00

Reappointment of Azan, a slap in the face of decency –G2K
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party has labeled the reappointment of Richard Azan, who was implicated in the recent Spalding’s market scandal, as a slap.....
G2K | 2013-11-14 00:00:00

Update- rehabilitation work affects water supply to sections of St. Elizabeth
The National Water Commission (NWC) apologises to customers in Bull Savannah, Comma Pen, Aligator Pond, Dunder Hill, Lititz, Junction, Nembhard Town, Green Olive, Lane, Rose Corner, Bent Town, Cheapsi.....
National Water Commission | 2013-11-14 00:00:00

The reinstatement of Richard Azan is wrong, plain and simple
The reinstatement sends the signal that in Jamaica rules and laws can be broken with impunity by the law makers themselves once they are “helping the poor”......
National Integrity Action Limited | 2013-11-14 00:00:00

Kiwanis Division seeks to improve diagnosis and treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
The decision by the Kiwanis Division 23 East to launch its major project for 2013-2014 during Sickle Cell Awareness Week was deliberate not only because of the opportunity to participate in the awaren.....
| 2013-11-14 00:00:00

JPS appeals to event planners to apply for temporary supply this yuletide season
With the onset of the festive season, JPS is appealing to event planners to apply for temporary electricity supply, as they prepare to host entertainment events......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2013-11-14 00:00:00

IMF mission to Jamaica - second review under the extended Fund Facility
IMF mission to Jamaica - second review under the extended Fund Facility......
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2013-11-13 00:00:00

244 BABY TURTLES RELEASED ON SANDALS WHITEHOUSE BEACH

Whitehouse, Westmoreland: Guests and team members converged in awe and barely contained excitement on the sands of Sandals Whitehouse to witness the historical release of 244 Hawksbill baby hatc.....

| 2013-11-13 12:34:00

Jamaican women’s voices to be boosted in media
"The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Is The Hand That Rules The World". This well-known phrase from the William Ross Wallace poem speaks to the power of mothers to change the world, and reminds us of the s.....
| 2013-11-12 00:00:00

Photo Release- Digicel’s Youth Football Programme enhances youth development
Digicel’s Youth Football Programme enhances youth development......
Digicel | 2013-11-12 00:00:00

LIME ‘6K’ to raise funds for Bustmante kidney machine
The LIME Foundation has launched its inaugural ‘6K’ event dubbed “Run For The Children”, set to take place in the ‘Sunshine City’ of Portmore on January 5, 2014......
LIME | 2013-11-12 00:00:00

NCB introduces Banking on the Go!
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) has advanced its plan to radically transform the way it provides banking services, aiming to improve and revolutionize its customer experience and operat.....
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited | 2013-11-12 00:00:00

Technical challenges affects water supply to sections of St. Ann
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to advise its valued customers who are served by the New Ground Storage Tank in St. Ann that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their water su.....
National Water Commission | 2013-11-12 00:00:00

Institute of Jamaica to host Waning Skills event
In recognition of Youth month, the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, will host its 3rd Waning Skills event, under the theme “Yesterday’s Skills: Today’s Busin.....
The Institute of Jamaica | 2013-11-11 00:00:00

Photo Release- The 2013 Digicel Chelsea Football Academy launches in Barbados
The 2013 Digicel Chelsea Football Academy launches in Barbados......
Digicel | 2013-11-11 00:00:00

$1 Million goal for Pricemart-UNICEF Charity Drive 2013
Pricesmart Jamaica Limited has once again partnered with UNICEF for its annual Christmas charity programme......
PriceSmart | 2013-11-11 00:00:00

Jamaicans encouraged to make their votes for Tessanne count - Digicel
Jamaicans can continue to support Tessanne’s progress in the American talent show, The Voice in three ways: encouraging friends and family in the United States to vote; purchasing her performance song.....
Digicel Jamaica | 2013-11-11 00:00:00

Bless The Children Vigil And Concert for Mandela Park Nov 19
The Child Development Agency will again observe World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse with the staging of a prayer vigil and concert......
Child Development Agency | 2013-11-11 00:00:00

G2K congratulates Andrew Holness
Following the leadership election at the historic Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) All Island General Council, Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), send.....
G2K | 2013-11-11 00:00:00

Update- Water disruption in sections of St. Elizabeth
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to apologise to customers served by the Content Well in St. Elizabeth, who continue to experience a disruption in their water supply......
National Water Commission | 2013-11-11 00:00:00

Bustamante bell is JLP property not Holness'
Former leaders of JLP affiliate Young Jamaica today called on Mr. Andrew Holness to immediately return a historic bell used by Sir Alexander Bustamante to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Headquarters......
| 2013-11-08 00:00:00

GraceKennedy revenues up $3.7 billion for nine months ending September 30
In releasing unaudited results for the period ended September 30, 2013, GraceKennedy Group CEO, Don Wehby is reporting that the Group achieved revenues for the period of $49.74 billion, an 8% or $3......
GraceKennedy Financial Group | 2013-11-08 00:00:00

Delay removal of JUTC transfer system says G2K
Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, today called upon the Government to delay the termination of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) transfer sy.....
G2K | 2013-11-08 00:00:00

Outgoing American Ambassador makes US15,000 donation to PAJ
Outgoing United States Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater said farewell to members of the press at a luncheon at the Ambassador’s residence in St. Andrew......
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2013-11-08 00:00:00

CFU expresses solidarity with St. Lucia Football Association after death of under-20 female footballer
President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), Gordon Derrick, has conveyed profound sorrow and regret to the leadership and football community of St. Lucia, following the passing of national Women’.....
| 2013-11-08 00:00:00

Audley Shaw team uses robocalls as campaign wraps up
The Audley Shaw Campaign Team is using robocalls to delegates as it wraps up its campaign for leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)......
| 2013-11-08 00:00:00

Customs seize 52 packages of cocaine at Kingston Freezone
Fifty-two (52) packages of cocaine weighing 57.5kg, with an estimated street value of US$57,000.00 or J$57M, were seized on November 7 in a joint operation by Jamaica Customs and the Trans National Cr.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2013-11-08 00:00:00

Mandeville Art Fair – another sure-fire treat
The 22nd staging of the Annual Mandeville Art Fair will take place from November 14-16, 2013 at the St. John Bosco Boys’ Home in Spur Tree, Manchester......
| 2013-11-08 00:00:00

Water disruption in sections of Trelawny
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to apologise to customers served by the Dornoch Treatment Plant in Trelawny, who continue to experience a disruption in their water supply due to urgent main.....
National Water Commission | 2013-11-08 00:00:00

Minister Clarke expresses confidence in future of sugar industry
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Roger Clarke has expressed confidence in the future of Jamaica’s sugar industry and the sector’s ability to withstand the challenges it faces......
Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries | 2013-11-08 00:00:00

Leak repair works to affect operations at Constant Spring Treatment Plant
The National Water Commission is advising that areas served by the Constant Spring Water Treatment Plant in St. Andrew will be without water supply starting Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 8:00pm unti.....
National Water Commission | 2013-11-08 00:00:00

Water supply disruption- sections of St. Andrew affected
National Water Commission customers served by the Chancery Hall Deep Well and Hydra Drive water supply system in St. Andrew are being advised that the interruption they have been experiencing in their.....
National Water Commission | 2013-11-08 00:00:00

Mackie Conscious to perform at IIPT Caribbean CBT Conference and Study Tour
Mackie Conscious, Jamaican-born singer, songwriter and musician will be the special guest presenter and performer at the IIPT Caribbean Community-based Tourism (CBT) Study Tour & Conference to be stag.....
| 2013-11-05 00:00:00

WIHCON to build Police Post within Meadows of Irwin, Montego Bay
West Indies Home Contractors is pleased to announce that the Meadows of Irwin, a community being developed by WIHCON, will be the first private development to have a police post as part of the devel.....
West Indies Home Contractors (WIHCON) | 2013-11-05 00:00:00

Paulwell calls for reduction in broadband internet rates
Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining the Honourable Phillip Paulwell has called on telecommunications operators to bring the price of broadband internet service down, a move he says will.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2013-11-05 00:00:00

Urgent maintenance work to disrupt water supply to sections of Hanover
The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that it will be conducting urgent preventative maintenance work at the New Milns Pumping Station in Hanover, from November 5-8, 2013......
National Water Commission | 2013-11-05 00:00:00

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism unveils new brand campaign at World Travel Market 2013
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, The Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, this afternoon unveiled Jamaica’s exciting new brand identity in London at leading travel industry event World Travel Mar.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2013-11-05 00:00:00

JTA President Dr. Mark Nicely leads team to ASCD conference
Jamaica Teachers’ Association, (JTA) President Dr. Mark Nicely and Past President Nadine Molloy are now in Las Vegas where they are participating in an ASCD Conference on School Leadership in the Unit.....
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2013-11-04 00:00:00

New shoes for the next Bolt/Shelly-Ann
Whether it is the cool hills of Sherwood Content in Trelawny or the urban gardens of Waterhouse in St. Andrew, there is no telling where the next track and field star may be born......
Digicel | 2013-11-04 00:00:00

Over 1M in Emergency Equipment donated to Skibo Zonal Community Disaster Management Group
Emergency Response Equipment valued at JMD$1.2 million was handed over to the Community Disaster Risk Management (CDRM) group that oversees disaster preparedness efforts for Chepstowe, Skibo, Bybrook .....
ODPEM | 2013-11-04 00:00:00

JLP Women’s groups back Shaw for leader
Both Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Women’s Groups, the Women’s Freedom Movement (WFM) and the National Organisation for Women (NOW) have thrown their full support behind Audley Shaw’s bid for leadership.....
| 2013-11-04 00:00:00

JPS Anti-theft Operations Result in 14 Arrests in Cambridge, St. James
JPS is reporting that anti-theft operations which were conducted in the St. James community of Cambridge, have resulted in the arrest of 14 persons, including 3 women and 5 repeat offenders......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2013-11-04 00:00:00

JPS Mandeville customers set to benefit from eStore Express
JPS Customers in Mandeville and the surrounding areas who are seeking to reduce their electricity consumption and improve their energy efficiency, are now set to do so, with the recent opening of the .....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2013-11-04 00:00:00

Flow Media cops AAAJ Alternative Advertising Award
The Advertising Agencies Association (AAAJ) has named Flow Media 2012 Media of the Year – Alternative Advertising......
FlowJamaica | 2013-11-04 00:00:00

Tourism and Entertainment Ministry seeks events for Reggae Month 2014
The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment is looking for new and existing entertainment events to be endorsed under the Reggae Month| its Kingston for February initiative for the 2014 celebrations......
Ministry of Tourism | 2013-11-04 00:00:00

National Rural Women's Day Commemoration

Every October 15th, the United Nations celebrates the international Day of Rural Women and yesterday, The Competitiveness Company, recognized and honoured the role of women and rural women’s imp.....