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Crime Stop Jamaica says 2015 another good year
2015 was another good year for the PSOJ-run Crime Stop programme. Tips to Crime Stop increased by 11% over the number received in 2014 with tips on illegal firearms increasing by 20%, wanted persons b.....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2016-02-04 00:00:00

Health Ministry intensifies vector control activities in light of confirmed Zika Virus case
Minister of Health, Honorable Horace Dalley says surveillance has been heightened and vector control activities have been further intensified across the island but especially in communities with high .....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2016-02-04 00:00:00

Haiti is home to CANTO's 32nd AGM
CANTO and Digicel Haiti forged ahead to co-host the 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of CANTO from the 31st January - 4th February, 2016......
| 2016-02-04 00:00:00

Tourism Ministry releases Demand Study
A Tourism Demand Study, designed to create a framework for effective planning and to identify demand for certain goods and services within the tourism sector, has been released by the Tourism and Ente.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2016-02-04 00:00:00

National Youth Service to lead Zika Youth Assistance Initiative
Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna, yesterday, announced that the Ministry of Youth and Culture, through its premier youth agency the National Youth Service (NYS), has partnered .....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2016-02-04 00:00:00

Energy Minister condemns Montague's ISIS allegation
The comments made by the Opposition Spokesman on Energy, Robert Montague speaking at a JLP meeting at Gayle St. Mary on Wednesday evening (February 3) suggesting that the petrol contamination being ex.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2016-02-04 00:00:00

Jamaica increases its presence among White House emerging Global Leaders
Anna-Kim is one of Jamaica’s recipients of the prestigious White House Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps ("EGLI-Atlas Corps") Fellowship......
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | 2016-02-04 00:00:00

CARILEC 2016 Customer Service Conference being held in Grenada
CARILEC prepares to host its engaging Human Resource, Corporate Communications and Customer Service Conference, co-hosted by Grenada Electricity Services Ltd......
| 2016-02-04 00:00:00

J$70 billion potential trade market for local businesses
A newly released Tourism Demand Study, commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, has revealed that opportunities created by tourism for the trade of locally-made goods and services co.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-02-04 00:00:00

Power supply problems affect NWC Systems in Clarendon
A number of NWC customers in sections of Clarendon are currently experiencing disruptions in their service due to power supply problems at some of the company’s pumping facilities in the parish......
National Water Commission | 2016-02-04 00:00:00

Minister McNeill lauds excellence of Hyatt Staff
Jamaican workers have been credited in large part for the success of the local tourism sector, which saw some 3.69 million visitors in 2015......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-02-04 00:00:00

Private Sector Groups review Petrojam’s pricing mechanism
The JCC, JMA, and PSOJ have for some time, been concerned about the slow pace at which we have seen lower oil prices flow through to the prices at the pump......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2016-02-04 00:00:00

NEO Agreement signed by IDB & YUTE
Jamaica is now the 12th country to formally join New Employment Opportunities (NEO), a pioneering regional youth employment initiative in which businesses, governments and civil society in Latin Ameri.....
YUTE | 2016-02-03 00:00:00

Sunil Narine completes CPL transfer to Trinidad & Tobago
World T20 number one bowler Sunil Narine will line out for Trinidad & Tobago in the forthcoming HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign after becoming the first high-profile transfer of the Playe.....
| 2016-02-03 00:00:00

Letter from Political Ombudsman to NIA
Letter from Political Ombudsman to NIA with reference to Campaign Contributions......
| 2016-02-03 00:00:00

OUR goes to St. Catherine for Parish Connections
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) will this week host a series of activities in St Catherine as part of its Parish Connections outreach series......
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2016-02-03 00:00:00

Global M&A levels expected to stay strong in 2016
The latest edition of KPMG’s International Global M&A Predictor expects the world’s largest businesses to show an increasing appetite for M&A transactions over the next 12 months......
| 2016-02-03 00:00:00

CARPHA stresses the need for a coordinated regional response to Zika
On February 1st, 2016, Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared that clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders potentially linked to the spr.....
| 2016-02-03 00:00:00

One Love Music Festival set to make Mobay “Feel Alright”
Tuff Gong International and Rose Hall Developments have a star-studded line-up fully in place and set to deliver legendary performances at the upcoming One Love Music Festival, scheduled for this Thur.....
| 2016-02-03 00:00:00

Put the Caribbean Court of Justice on the 2016 Ballot
The National Democratic Movement is again calling on the PNP to put the Caribbean Court of Justice – ‘Yes / No’ question to the people of Jamaica in a plebiscite [a vote by a whole electorate to decid.....
National Democratic Movement | 2016-02-03 00:00:00

Petroleum Trade Reform Committee granted extension
Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon Phillip Paul has granted a twenty-day extension to the Petroleum Trade Reform Committee (PTRC), the body established to investigate allegations .....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2016-02-02 00:00:00

Young Jamaica condemns PNP defacing of Jamaican Flag
The youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Young Jamaica, is today condemning the continued defacing of the Jamaican flag by loyalists and supporters of the governing People's National Party (PN.....
Young Jamaica | 2016-02-02 00:00:00

Call for Regional Tech Startups to attend Regional Bootcamp & Investment Matching
World Bank Group in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank and OECS Commission along with local and regional implementing partners have all come together to offer a Pioneering coding “Bootcam.....
| 2016-02-02 00:00:00

Memorial Service for the late Ambassador of Spain
The Embassy of Spain has organised a Memorial Service of Thanksgiving for the late Ambassador of Spain, His Excellency Aníbal Jiménez Abascal, to be celebrated at the Stella Maris Catholic Church on F.....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2016-02-01 00:00:00

J$88 million Ophthalmology Clinic opened
Eye care has been significantly advanced for residents of central Jamaica with the official opening of an Ophthalmology Clinic and Operating Theatre at the Mandeville Regional Hospital valued at J$88......
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2016-02-01 00:00:00

JMA urges political parties to be responsible in their campaigning activities
With the recent announcement of the election date scheduled for February 25, 2016, by the most Honourable Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) urges all p.....
Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association | 2016-02-01 00:00:00

Caribbean Airlines brings Carnival to Piarco International Airport
With Trinidad and Tobago carnival just one week away, Carnival operations are in full swing at Caribbean Airlines......
| 2016-02-01 00:00:00

PSOJ says oil hedge was a good decision
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has noted commentary over the past couple of weeks regarding the oil hedge strategy Jamaica effected last year by purchasing an option to buy 8 milli.....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2016-02-01 00:00:00

Caribbean Hall of Fame regrets passing of Artiste Barrington Watson
The Caribbean Hall of Fame regrets the passing of Artiste Barrington Watson......
| 2016-02-01 00:00:00

Contractor General’s assessment of National Heroes Park perimeter fence contract
Following various spurious allegations made by Generation 2000 (G2K) concerning award of the contract for the erection of a perimeter fence at the National Heroes Park, I requested that the Office of .....
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2016-02-01 00:00:00

JATCA comments on members not performing air traffic duties
Throughout the past week, out of due consideration for public safety, as well as concerns regarding personal liability, members of the Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers Association (JATCA) considered it.....
JATCA | 2016-02-01 00:00:00

Semis line-up completed at CAZOVA/ECVA Olympic qualifier
The semifinalists of the NORCECA Continental Cup Women’s Inter Zonal CAZOVA/ECVA phase were determined at Ocho Rios Bay during day one of competition of the BVB Olympic Qualifier, which include Jamaic.....
| 2016-01-31 00:00:00

Have serious debate about a fixed election date says Dr. St. Aubyn Bartlett
Jamaica Labour Party Caretaker Candidate for Manchester Central, Dr. St. Aubyn Bartlett and his team believe now is the time to have a serious debate about a fixed election date......
| 2016-01-31 00:00:00

NSWMA addresses concerns regarding storage of tyres at Hill Run
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) acknowledges the concerns of the residents of Hill Run, St. Catherine in respect to the unacceptable state of the location where the tyres are sto.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2016-01-29 00:00:00

BGLC relaxes licensing policy for prescribed premises bartenders
In response to concerns raised by licensees less than a year ago, the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) has relaxed its policy regarding fit and proper background checks on bartenders wh.....
Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission | 2016-01-29 00:00:00

NCU President to serve until August 2016
After presenting his annual report to the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Board, NCU president, Dr. Trevor G. Gardner, indicated his desire not to be considered for service in the 2016-17 academic.....
Northern Caribbean University | 2016-01-29 00:00:00

Public sector being equipped to tap billion dollar PPP pipeline
From February 2-5, 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)/Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), and the World Bank (WB)/Public-Private .....
| 2016-01-29 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St. Catherine & Corporate area
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some areas of St. Catherine, that the disruption they are presently experiencing in their water supply, is as a result of mechanical problems aff.....
National Water Commission | 2016-01-29 00:00:00

Landmark agreement between IDB & CARPHA to address Tourism and Health
The Caribbean is the most tourism dependent region in the world, receiving a record 26.3 million stay over arrivals in 2014......
| 2016-01-29 00:00:00

IMPACT Justice sponsoring training of 45 Resident Magistrates
The Canadian Government-funded projectImproved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) is sponsoring the training of forty-five Resident Magistrates in mediation......
| 2016-01-29 00:00:00

Drafting of interim regulations for Cannabis Industry underway
The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Ganja, this week, gave instructions for drafting of interim regulations for the Cannabis industry to begin......
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2016-01-29 00:00:00

CCRP increases its capacity to care
CCRP, the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons, has reconstituted and enlarged its Caring Committee in order to offer greater support to its members......
PROComm | 2016-01-29 00:00:00

CPL to welcome international stars for 2016 season
The HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is set to feature a galaxy of international talent – including Twenty20 heavyweights Francois “Faf” du Plessis, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakka.....
| 2016-01-29 00:00:00

JPS warns customers to be on the alert for fraudulent emails
JPS wishes to advise its customers to be on the alert for fraudulent emails with the message "Service Suspension Notice" in the subject line......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-01-29 00:00:00

50 million reasons to #SigmaRun2016
Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run is appealing for support from Jamaicans at home and abroad to make contributions to assist this year’s beneficiaries of the annual 5k road race to take place on Sunday, Feb.....
Sagicor Jamaica Group | 2016-01-28 00:00:00

“Protect Them” Gala scheduled for Child Abuse Prevention Month
The “Protect Them” Gala is planned for Saturday, April 23rd 2016 at the luxurious Carolina Golf Club in Margate, to conclude National Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month......
| 2016-01-28 00:00:00

Cable & Wireless & WhatsApp sign partnership
Cable & Wireless (C&W) and WhatsApp have entered into a strategic marketing partnership......
| 2016-01-28 00:00:00

Senate to debate New Road Traffic Act on Friday
On Friday, January 29, 2016, the new Road Traffic Act will go to the Senate......
PROComm | 2016-01-28 00:00:00

Electrical challenges disrupt operations at Parklee
The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that due to electrical challenges, the Parklee system in St. Elizabeth is temporarily out of operation......
National Water Commission | 2016-01-28 00:00:00

CCRP members benefit from Discount Partner Scheme
The Eden Gardens Spa and the Wellness Paradise Gym are two of the latest discount partners who offer special rates to members of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP)......
PROComm | 2016-01-28 00:00:00

Reggae Queen Marcia for One Love Music Festival Charity Gala
The evergreen, effervescent Marcia Griffiths, “Queen of Reggae” has joined the charitable efforts of the upcoming One Love Music Festival, slated for Thrusday, February 4 – Friday, February 5, 2016, a.....
| 2016-01-28 00:00:00

Justice Ministry welcomes improved CPI 2015 ranking
The Ministry of Justice is heartened by the significant improvement in Jamaica’s standing in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) results for 2015, which underscores the progress being made by our co.....
Ministry of Justice | 2016-01-28 00:00:00

BEHIND THE SMILE: An Evening of Inspiration and Personal Development

Cameka Taylor invites you to BEHIND THESMILE: An Evening of Inspiration and Personal Development at the New Kingston Conference Center, Saturday, February 27 at 4:30p.m. Behind TheSmile is an in.....

Prayer 2000 | 2016-02-17 00:00:00

Prayer 2000 Conference 2016

The Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, Speaks at Prayer 2000’s “Healing the Land” All Night, All Parish Prayer Gathering 2016 MANCHESTER, JAMAICA: Prayer 2000 and its Ministry Partners will cu.....

Prayer 2000 | 2016-01-27 00:00:00

Jamaica launches new media toolkit to tackle gender-based violence
A World Bank led coalition of public, private and civil society organisations under the Next GENDERation Initiative today launched a new media toolkit to support ongoing efforts to stem Jamaica’s epid.....
| 2016-01-28 00:00:00

Michael Hall explains changes to CPL Player Draft 2016
With the deadline for registration for the Player Draft for the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2016 tonight - and ahead of the Draft in Barbados now just a fortnight away (on Thursday, 11 Februar.....
| 2016-01-28 00:00:00

JPS Women to host first ever, Women in Energy Conference for Caribbean Region
March 10-11, 2016, will see the staging of the first ever, Women in Energy Conference for the Caribbean Region......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-01-28 00:00:00

PM hails master painter Barrington Watson as one of the most influential artistic figures in Jamaica
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is expressing sadness at the passing of Master Painter Professor the Honourable Barrington Watson, CD, OJ......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-01-28 00:00:00

TEF provides $10 million to assist Calabar High in acquiring new track
As part of its efforts to foster sports development locally the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has contributed well needed funds to assist reigning ISSA Boys Athletics Champions, Calabar High School, .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-01-28 00:00:00

JPS Reality TV Show now taking entries from diverse households
Last year JPS made history by airing the first ever Energy Savings Reality TV Show, that taught customers how to save energy without sacrifice - the JPS PowerSmart Energy Challenge......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-01-28 00:00:00

Negril Chamber appalled that Pickersgill rescinded Sand Removal Stop Order
The Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) is appalled that the Minister responsible for the Environment, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, has rescinded the stop order for the removal of sand from Karisma’s hotel i.....
| 2016-01-27 00:00:00

Give NDM credit says NDM Youth Arm
The Congress of Young Democrats (NDM Youth Arm) wishes to inform the producer of TVJ News that the NDM is the political party that have been demanding a fixed election date for over twenty years, in f.....
| 2016-01-27 00:00:00

Service disruptions and contingency measures in the Jamaican airspace
On January 25, 2016 the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) announced that there will be scheduled service disruptions and the implementation of contingency measures within the Kingston Flight Inf.....
JATCA | 2016-01-27 00:00:00

Judith Salmon exhibits work at the KROMA Gallery
Judith Salmon visual artist, will exhibit a significant body of her work including paintings, mixed media and installations at the KROMA Gallery, Miami, Florida, from February 4 to March 13, 2016......
| 2016-01-26 00:00:00

Targeting vulnerable communities to strengthen national resilience
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are seeking to strengthen and sustain nat.....
| 2016-01-26 00:00:00

More young people finding jobs in BPO sector says PM
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says more young Jamaicans are finding employment in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies in Kingston and St. Andrew, Montego Bay and now, Mandeville......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-01-26 00:00:00

PM commissions new synthetic track at Calabar High
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has commissioned a new synthetic track at Calabar High School noting that it is the first all weather, synthetic running track at a high school in Jamaica and anyw.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-01-26 00:00:00

C&W Networks selects Xtera Communications, Inc.
C&W Networks, part of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), one of the largest telecommunications service providers serving the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America and United States wit.....
| 2016-01-26 00:00:00

Ministry Of Finance congratulates Dr. Phillips on Gleaner’s Man of the Year Award
The Financial Secretary and the team at the Ministry of Finance and Planning take this opportunity to congratulate Dr the Honourable Peter Phillips for receiving the 2015 Gleaner Man of the Year Award.....
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2016-01-26 00:00:00

Service disruptions & implementation of contingency measures in the Kingston FIR
As work advances under the programme to upgrade the island’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) equipment and facilities, representatives of the French contract firm, Thales Air Systems, completed an evalua.....
Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority | 2016-01-26 00:00:00

Win millions for twenty years with Supreme Ventures’ PayDay
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) rolled-out a new and exciting game – PayDay in which players will have a chance to win $36 million dollars cumulatively over 20 years......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2016-01-25 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of the Corporate area
The National Water Commission wishes to apologize to customers in Washington Boulevard, Duhaney Park, Cooreville Gardens, Downtown Kingston, Molynes Road and surrounding areas of the Corporate area, .....
National Water Commission | 2016-01-25 00:00:00

JCF recognized for service to the Tourism Sector
“As Jamaica’s tourism industry continues to boom it is important that every Jamaican understands the importance of this business as the main driver of our economy and that every citizen sees themselve.....
| 2016-01-25 00:00:00

Industry Minister welcomes Forbes ranking latest confirmation of Ministry’s work
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has welcomed Jamaica’s ranking as the Best Country in the Caribbean to do Business for the second year in a row......
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2016-01-25 00:00:00

International Legal & Medical Experts set for 2016 T&T Symposium
The 2016 edition of the annual Law, Medicine & Culture Symposium (LMCS) will take place from February 10-13, 2016 at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre......
| 2016-01-25 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of the Corporate area & St. Andrew
The National Water Commission is advising customers in Washington Boulevard and surrounding areas of the Corporate area, that efforts are being made to restore their regular service following challeng.....
National Water Commission | 2016-01-25 00:00:00

Another Super Lotto Jackpot Hit
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) announces that for draw #656 on Friday January 22, 2016, there was another Super Lotto jackpot winner in St. Maarten......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2016-01-25 00:00:00

First Lotto Hit of $84 million for 2016
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) announces its first Lotto jackpot hit of the New Year. The lucky player has ninety (90) days to claim the jackpot of $84 million dollars......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2016-01-25 00:00:00

WIPA congratulates Shivnarine Chanderpaul on his illustrious career
The West Indies Players’ Association would like to congratulate Shivnarine Chanderpaul on a prosperous and illustrious International career, that, spanned more than two decades......
West Indies Players' Association | 2016-01-25 00:00:00

Prayer for Leaders more practical than condemnation
Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has commended the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (NLPB) for calling the Church together in prayer for our national leaders rather than condemning and.....
King's House | 2016-01-24 00:00:00

Audition Round begins for 2016 JCDC Performing Arts Competition
The Festival of the Performing Arts Competition, organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture, continues to create several opportunitie.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-01-24 00:00:00

Vaz calls on Ministers Pickersgill & Paulwell to develop policy guidelines Re Beach Sand
Opposition Spokesman on Land & the Environment Daryl Vaz is appealing to both Ministers Robert Pickersgill and Phillip Paulwell to move swiftly in developing a definitive policy and guidelines as it r.....
| 2016-01-24 00:00:00

The search is on for the 2016 Gospel Song
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture is on the hunt for Gospel Stars......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-01-24 00:00:00

JULGA condemns Everald Warmington’s comment
The Jamaica United Local Government Representatives Association ( JULGA ) categorically condemns the opprobrious, despicable and outrageous comment of Opposition JLP Member of Parliament Everald Warmi.....
| 2016-01-24 00:00:00

JSE hosts Regional Conference on Investments & the Capital Markets
Some 400 participants from India, Africa, China, South America, North America, Europe and the Caribbean engaged in discussions on how to partner for Growth within the Regional economies......
Jamaica Stock Exchange | 2016-01-24 00:00:00

NDTC’S unique musical concert returns Tuesday Jan. 26th
“The Music of the NDTC”, the unique concert series showcasing of the ‘sounds’ which make up an integral part of the National Dance Theatre Company’s (NDTC) world renowned magic, returns for a 2016 ren.....
National Dance Theatre Company | 2016-01-22 00:00:00

Water supply disruption to affect sections of the Corporate area
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of the Corporate area that they will experience a disruption in their water supply, on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 8:00am to 7:.....
National Water Commission | 2016-01-22 00:00:00

IMPACT Justice hosts Caribbean Law Librarianship Workshop in Jamaica
Forty law library assistants from across the region will be trained at a workshop entitled “Caribbean Law Librarianship in the Digital Age” hosted by the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Ac.....
| 2016-01-22 00:00:00

Poetry Society of Jamaica opens 27thSeason of Fellowships with New Voices
The Poetry Society of Jamaica’s January 26th Fellowship at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, will mark the opening of the it’s 27th year of existence and of hostin.....
| 2016-01-22 00:00:00

Trend Media & AmCham Drive Jamaican Business Sector with digital strategies
Digital media sales house, Trend Media Group, today signed a significant partnership agreement with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Jamaica at the agency’s Downtown headquarters......
| 2016-01-22 00:00:00

Appointment of 6 persons to the Office of OUR
Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen has appointed six persons to the Office of The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR)......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-01-21 00:00:00

Patricia Duncan Sutherland calls on Jamaicans to invest in a higher quality Parliament
Patricia Duncan-Sutherland, the People’s National Party (PNP) Candidate for South East Clarendon today launched her second crowdfunding drive to raise funds for her political campaign......
| 2016-01-21 00:00:00

INDECOM probes JDF-related fatal shooting
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting a civilian by a member of the Jamaica Defence Force on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 on Regen.....
INDECOM | 2016-01-21 00:00:00

JHTA Negril Chapter speaks on sand removal controversy
The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Negril Chapter, stands with the Negril community in its complete dissatisfaction in the removal of sand from Negril......
| 2016-01-21 00:00:00

TRACE goes live on Digicel Play in the Caribbean
Urban entertainment and global media group, TRACE, has inked an agreement with total communications and entertainment provider, Digicel, making TRACE Urban, the first international urban music channel.....
Digicel | 2016-01-21 00:00:00

Transport Minister alarmed at rising road fatalities
Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. Omar Davies is expressing shock at the number of road deaths since the start of the year......
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2016-01-21 00:00:00

PM instructs Ministry of Health to take action to reduce effects of Zika Virus on Jamaicans
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has instructed the Ministry of Health to take a proactive approach to reduce the threat of the Zika Virus and its possible impact on Jamaican citizens......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-01-21 00:00:00

St. John gets six new ambulances courtesy of Japanese Government
Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed sincere gratitude to Japanese Ambassador Masanori Nakano for six new ambulances which were presented to St. John Ambulance of Jamaica, of which the Gov.....
King's House | 2016-01-21 00:00:00

CaPRI & US Embassy host Minister Bunting
The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) and the US Embassy are gearing up to host the third in their series Dialogues Between Democracies on January 25 at the Knutsford Court Hotel......
CaPRI | 2016-01-20 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St Catherine & Clarendon
NWC customers in Old Harbour, St. Catherine are presently without their regular water supply as a result of a 12-inch broken main on the Rhoden Hill transmission line......
National Water Commission | 2016-01-20 00:00:00

Government treating threat of ZIKA Virus with national urgency
Senator Sandrea Falconer, Minister with Responsibility for Information in the Office of the Prime Minister says the Government is treating the threat of the ZIKA Virus with a sense of national urgency.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-01-20 00:00:00

JPS commences conversion works at Bogue Power Plant
JPS has officially comenced work to convert the Bogue Power Plant in Montego Bay, St. James, to dual fuel capability......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-01-20 00:00:00

Students &Youth host Prayer & Concert
The National Secondary Students’ Council in partnership with Hands Across Jamaica for Righteousness, Inter-school Christian Fellowship and the Errol Rattray Evangelistic Association will host a Prayer.....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2016-01-20 00:00:00

Euronews expands its reach in the Caribbean with Digicel Play
Euronews is today announcing it will be extending its reach in the Caribbean thanks to a deal with Digicel Play in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago......
Digicel | 2016-01-20 00:00:00

PM Simpson Miller outlines economic programme for Jamaica’s survival and growth
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has provided a comprehensive report of Jamaica’s economic strategy, which she says has ensured the very survival of the country......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-01-20 00:00:00

Celltick partners with Cable & Wireless to bring startscreen to android devices
Celltick, a global leader in mobile marketing announces a partnership with leading Caribbean and Latin American network provider, Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W)......
FLOW | 2016-01-19 00:00:00

Jamaica Junior Theatre launches its 2016 Musical Production
Grab your pixie dust and join the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company in its annual Jamaica Junior Theatre musical, PAN......
| 2016-01-19 00:00:00

Visual Arts Competition deadline extended
Person interested in entering the 2016 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition, organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, .....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-01-19 00:00:00

Vulnerable persons encouraged to take extra precautions against Zika Virus
The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) is encouraging persons to take extra precautions against the Zika Virus (ZikV) particularly the most vulnerable including pregnant women, newborns, the el.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2016-01-19 00:00:00

JCDC hosts Northern Region Culture Club Consultation
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an Agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture will host its bi-annual Northern Region Culture Club Consultation on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at .....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-01-19 00:00:00

Water supply disruption to affect sections of St. Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of St. Catherine, that their water supply will be disrupted tomorrowWednesday, January 20, 2016 from 9am to 5pm......
National Water Commission | 2016-01-19 00:00:00

Digicel Kick Start players revel in Manchester City FC training experience
Following a week of intensive training at Manchester City’s elite training and youth development facility, the City Football Academy, six of the Caribbean’s top young footballers are returned home eve.....
Digicel | 2016-01-19 00:00:00

Jamaica to benefit from 5-day technical assistance on Transfer Pricing
Jamaica is set to benefit from overseas technical assistance on Transfer Pricing. Consultants from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank will be in the i.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-01-19 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St. Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising customers in Old Harbour, St. Catherine, that the current water supply disruption they are experiencing, is as a result of broken mains on the Rhoden Hill, B.....
National Water Commission | 2016-01-19 00:00:00

Bog Walk Gorge reopened
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) wishes to advise the activities at the Gorge have been successfully completed and it is again reopened for vehicular traffic......
ODPEM | 2016-01-18 00:00:00

Moving sand from Negril matters says Mccaulay
Last week, a large volume of sand and soil was removed from the foundation excavations of a hotel in Negril and the ensuing commentary has focused on whether or not the investor had the correct permit.....
Jamaica Environment Trust | 2016-01-18 00:00:00

TEF allocated J$180 million to heritage sites in 2015
As part of efforts to boost heritage tourism the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) allocated $180 million in funding for Jamaica’s heritage sites in 2015......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-01-17 00:00:00

$27.7 million refurbished Boston Beach Facility handed over
The famous Boston Beach in Portland has been refurbished at a cost of $27.7 million and was officially reopened by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, on Thursday, January.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-01-17 00:00:00

Government’s bungling of Negril Sand Mining Issue troubling says Robinson
Opposition Spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise Shipping, Shahine Robinson today expressed serious concerns about the bungled way in which the removal of sand from the site of one of the hotels current.....
| 2016-01-17 00:00:00

More support for Portland farmers
The College of Agriculture Science and Education hosted a meeting with Member of Parliament for East Portland, Dr. Linvale Bloomfield and the Mayor of Port Antonio, Councilor Wayne Mckenzie. The meeti.....
College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CAS | 2016-01-16 00:00:00

ZikV alert intensified
In the wake of confirmed reports that the Zika Virus (ZikV) has been detected in the nearby Caribbean island of Haiti, the Western Regional Health Authority, in collaboration with the Ministry of Heal.....
| 2016-01-15 00:00:00

Industry Minister establishes MSME Office
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton announced the establishment of an MSME Office to act as a single focal point for the management of issues related to micro, small and.....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2016-01-15 00:00:00

Jamaicans choose Huawei Smartphones
Huawei announced, that it is the world's No.3 smartphone maker, with 9.7% worldwide market share......
| 2016-01-15 00:00:00

FLOW set to launch ‘LTE’ in Jamaica
FLOW has announced another first – the telecommunications firm is now carrying out work on a Long Term Evolution (LTE) upgrade to sections of its network that will introduce advanced next-generation m.....
FlowJamaica | 2016-01-15 00:00:00

NWC to analyze customer water-usage patterns within distribution system
The NWC and consultants, Miya-Water are currently engaged in the process of installing an approximate 400 meters within a sample selection of customers whose premises are currently unmetered......
National Water Commission | 2016-01-15 00:00:00

Thales Air Systems representatives visit Jamaica
As the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority spearheads the implementation of a strategic programme to upgrade the island’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) equipment and facilities, representatives of Thales .....
Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority | 2016-01-15 00:00:00

CAC investigating complaints related to “bad gas”
Pursuant to its legal mandate, the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) continues to investigate complaints relating to “bad gas” with a view to seeking redress under the Consumer Protection Act from the.....
Consumer Affairs Commission | 2016-01-15 00:00:00

New and exciting Jamaican products and services for expanded Expo Jamaica in 2016
Jamaica is yet again hosting the Caribbean's largest trade exhibition, Expo Jamaica 2016 at the National Arena and Indoor Sports Complex in Kingston, Jamaica during April 14-17, 2016......
JAMPRO | 2016-01-15 00:00:00

Union Gardens Infant School hailed as major partnership for education
What is being hailed as possibly the largest local public private sector partnership in early childhood education was celebrated on Wednesday (January 13) with the official opening of the Union Garden.....
| 2016-01-15 00:00:00

Bring back our sand says Negril Chamber
The Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) in a statement today called for the significant quantity of sand taken from the Long Bay area be brought back to Negril where it rightfully belongs......
| 2016-01-15 00:00:00

TAJ urges taxpayers to get ready for Income Tax March 15 filing deadline
With the March 15 Income Tax due date just two months away, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is urging taxpayers to begin preparations to file their income tax returns early and online to avoid the us.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-01-15 00:00:00

JaVA /Phillip Greenland National Primary School Volleyball Finals
Lyssons Primary School from St. Thomas will seek to retain their title, as the National Finals of the Primary School Volleyball Competition gets underway on Friday, January 15 at the Stadium East Fiel.....
| 2016-01-14 00:00:00

Ministry to address concerns of Portland Rafters
Key concerns raised by members of the River Rafting Association in Portland about their welfare are to be addressed of by the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-01-14 00:00:00

Rafting in Portland to get major boost
The rafting experience in Portland is set to be significantly enhanced, with some $32 million being allocated to renovate the facilities in Berridale and Rafter’s Rest......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-01-14 00:00:00

Government outlines support for consumers affected by bad gas
Government officials, headed by Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, the Hon. Phillip Paulwell, and the Attorney General, Patrick Atkinson today (Thursday, January 14, 2016) reaffirmed the.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2016-01-14 00:00:00

2016 National Leadership Prayer Breakfast to be held January 21
The National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (NLPBC) today launched the 36th staging of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast to be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Jamaica Pegasus H.....
Victoria Mutual | 2016-01-14 00:00:00

Aaron Blaylock debuts new novel
A mysterious symbol, tucked in an old journal, draws former missionary Gideon Goodwin back to Jamaica with dreams of finding a secreted treasure......
| 2016-01-14 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Group CEO announces management changes
GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby has announced senior management changes at First Global Bank Limited (FGB) and the wider GraceKennedy consequent upon the resignation of Courtney Campbell from the Gra.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-01-14 00:00:00

Tuff Gong International to host Inaugural One Love Music Festival
Tuff Gong International, under the direction of CEO, Cedella Marley, will stage the first annual One Love Music Festival on February 4 - 5, 2016, at Rose Hall Great House Lawns and Aqueduct, in Monteg.....
| 2016-01-14 00:00:00

JAMPRO appoints new Film Commissioner
JAMPRO is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Film Commissioner, Renee Robinson......
JAMPRO | 2016-01-13 00:00:00

Passing of the Special Economic Zone Act is an opportunity for New Economic Activities says Hylton
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce welcomes the passing of the Special Economic Zone Act in both the Senate and the House of Representatives......
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2016-01-13 00:00:00

Negril Chamber outraged over sand mining operations
The Negril Chamber of Commerce is today expressing outrage at what appears to be shady sand mining activities connected to major hotel developments in Negril and elsewhere on the North Coast......
| 2016-01-13 00:00:00

CCRP Jamaica represented at Caribbean Conference on ageing in Dominica
Local seniors’ organisation the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) participated in the Caribbean Conference on Ageing, Elder Abuse and the Rights of Older Persons, held recently in Roseau, .....
Caribbean Community of Retired Persons | 2016-01-13 00:00:00

JPS consistent in passing on savings to Jamaican customers
JPS customers will see yet another reduction in bills this month, as the Energy Company continues to pass on savings from falling fuel prices, to its customers......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-01-13 00:00:00

Help for Aberdeen High School students
Travelling to school for some Aberdeen High students got a bit easier after 11 of them were presented with certificates of contributions towards their travelling expenses, thanks to a partnership betw.....
| 2016-01-13 00:00:00

Transport Authority investigates crash involving Garvey Maceo students
The Transport Authority has launched an investigation into an accident which occurred yesterday along Foga Road in May Pen Clarendon where an illegally operated vehicle overturned injuring several Gar.....
Transport Authority | 2016-01-13 00:00:00

WROC commends Police Commissioner
The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) notes with interest the article “Cops harassed: Commish warns sleazy senior officers about sexual advances” on the Gleaner’s front page on Monday, Janua.....
Women's Resource & Outreach Centre | 2016-01-13 00:00:00

Caribbean Regional Youth Council announces New Executive for 2015-17
The Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC) is proud to introduce its new executive members for the term 2015 - 2017......
| 2016-01-13 00:00:00

Performing Arts, Festival Song & Adult & Children’s Gospel Song Competitions entry deadline set for January 15
Friday, January 15 will be the last day for persons interested in participating in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) 2016 Festival Song, and Children’s Gospel Song Competitions to s.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-01-12 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St. Catherine & St. Thomas areas
The National Water Commission is advising customers in the Ewarton area of St. Catherine, that the current water supply disruption they are experiencing, is due to a mechanical problem affecting the E.....
National Water Commission | 2016-01-12 00:00:00

PCJ moves forward with Oil & Gas Exploration Programme
The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) Oil and Gas exploration programme is progressing steadily with seismic survey activities set to take place in Jamaica’s offshore areas for the first time i.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2016-01-12 00:00:00

Guidance Counselors turning children away because of sexual orientation?
Jamaica’s foremost advocacy group for children, Hear The Children’s Cry is calling on the Minister of Education to immediately commence an investigation into allegations that there are children being .....
| 2016-01-12 00:00:00

Transport Authority commences Motor Vehicle Examinations on January 11
Effective January 11, 2016, the Transport Authority will commence motor vehicle examinations for the renewal/re-application of all Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) road licences which expire on March 31.....
Transport Authority | 2016-01-12 00:00:00

Local talent powers Digicel Play
Technically-skilled and service-oriented persons account for the largest group of almost one thousand persons hired to roll out Digicel Play......
Digicel | 2016-01-12 00:00:00

Meliá Braco opening a tremendous achievement for Jamaica
At the recent opening of Meliá Braco Village Resort in Trelawny, Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon Dr Wykeham McNeill noted that Meliá Braco represented the third hotel – new or rehabilitated – .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-01-12 00:00:00

Meeting of Accompong Maroons & GOJ delegation
The Accompong Maroon Community has been approached by a GOJ delegation to once again discuss the issue of the boundaries of the Cockpit Country, on Tuesday 12th January, 12.00 noon to which we have be.....
| 2016-01-12 00:00:00

Mike Henry advises Prime Minister to give Dr Davies break
“I recently read with much regret and concern for Jamaica and its growth requirements, that once again another abysmal failure is on the horizon from the Minister of Transport in the bid to establish .....
Mike Henry | 2016-01-11 00:00:00

Works Ministry fumbling on May Pen to Trout Hall road project says Henry
“I note with concern but not surprise, the images that were recently shown, and the suffering of the people of North Clarendon, especially the poor landowners whose properties are being taken over at .....
Mike Henry | 2016-01-11 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St. Mary
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of St. Mary that the water supply disruption they are currently experiencing, is as a result of operational challenges at the White.....
National Water Commission | 2016-01-11 00:00:00

Murder case committed to the St Elizabeth Circuit Court
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) wishes to advise that the preliminary enquiry in case against Cpl. Selvin Williams for the murder of Valbert Salmon was completed on January 8, 2.....
INDECOM | 2016-01-11 00:00:00

Tourism Ministry issues open call for Reggae Month
The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has issued an open call for the submission of new and existing entertainment events to be added to the Reggae Month - its Kingston for February 2016 calendar......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-01-11 00:00:00

St. Elizabeth Parish Council starts Zika Awareness Campaign
As preparation intensify to guard against the Zika Virus in Jamaica, the St. Elizabeth Parish Council started its Zika awareness campaign with the training of over fifty persons who will be employed a.....
ST Elizabeth Parish Council | 2016-01-11 00:00:00

Be Alert says NCU administration
It is the start of 2016, but also the start of another school term and semester for students all across the island......
Northern Caribbean University | 2016-01-11 00:00:00

Newly upgraded Burwood Beach Facility opened
The parish of Trelawny now boasts one of the best public beaches in the island following an investment of $28 million in the development of the Burwood Beach on the outskirts of Falmouth......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-01-09 00:00:00

Crocodile concerns in Pear Tree River Community says Seiveright
JLP Caretaker for St. Thomas Eastern, Delano Seiveright says, “Despite mounting anger and protest action by residents in Pear Tree River about the poor handling of the community’s bridge developmen.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2016-01-08 00:00:00

CAC 2000 Limited lists on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market
Air-conditioning and engineering company CAC 2000 Limited is the first of two companies to be listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange for the year 2016......
Victoria Mutual | 2016-01-08 00:00:00

PICA is now Social`izing’
The Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Agency (PICA), in accordance with its commitment to transparency, accountability and responsiveness as well as a desire to enhance its e-diplomatic efforts has .....
Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA | 2016-01-08 00:00:00

Hi-Lo Food Stores to open Liguanea location
Hi-Lo has announced that it will be adding a new location to its food store chain, acquiring a lease for the property previously occupied by Empire Supermarket in Liguanea......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-01-08 00:00:00

EU-funded upgrades at JFLL allow for improved skills training for more students
With support from the EU, students at the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) will benefit from improvements to its Savanna-la-mar facilities......
EUROPEAN UNION | 2016-01-08 00:00:00

Jamaican Government lifts ban on persons entering Jamaica from countries affected by Ebola
The Government of Jamaica has lifted the ban on persons entering Jamaica from countries affected by Ebola, with immediate effect......
Ministry of National Security | 2016-01-08 00:00:00

Vando Palmer now at Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing
Ace Corporate Communications and Public Relations Specialist Vando Palmer is now in charge of Communications and Public Relations at the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing......
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS | 2016-01-08 00:00:00

Make the Justice System better for generations to come
Mrs. Justice Zaila McCalla O.J., Chief Justice of Jamaica, today implored members of the Justice Sector to “make the Justice System better not just for us who are here now, but for generations to come.....
Court Management Services | 2016-01-08 00:00:00

Gleaner shareholders vote to approve resolutions
Gleaner Company Limited shareholders passed three special resolutions to change the Articles of Incorporation of The Gleaner Company Limited as part of the process to amalgamate its media businesses w.....
| 2016-01-07 00:00:00

LASCO Top Cop elevates selection criteria
LASCO and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), in promoting community involvement and strong work ethic in the LASCO/JCF Police Officer of the Year programme, have raised the bar and widen the nomine.....
| 2016-01-07 00:00:00

Guyana stands to be first country to receive assistance from CDF in second funding cycle
GUYANA is likely to be the first Member State to benefit from a new Country Assistance Programme (CAP) under the CARICOM Development Fund’s (CDF) 2015-2020 funding cycle, since that country is already.....
| 2016-01-07 00:00:00

All roads lead to Manchester as Creative Writing Exhibition continues islandwide tour
The award-winning pieces of the 2015 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Jamaica Creative Writing Competition head to Manchester from Thursday, January 7 as a part of the competition’s annu.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-01-07 00:00:00

Cable & Wireless Panama (CWP) reaches 500Mbps
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc’s (CWC) business unit in Panama, Cable & Wireless Panama SA (CWP) and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, t.....
| 2016-01-06 00:00:00

JCDC calls for visual artists
Person interested in entering the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition have until Friday, January 15, 2016 to drop off their completed entry .....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-01-05 00:00:00

Petrojam moves to assure the integrity of its gasoline supplies
With recent reports in the media of contaminated gas in the petrol station distribution network, Petrojam Limited is assuring the public that the gasoline supplied by the refinery to marketing compani.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2016-01-05 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St. Mary & Portland
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some areas of St. Mary that the water supply disruption they are presently experiencing, is as a result of operational challenges at the Iterbore.....
National Water Commission | 2016-01-05 00:00:00

Digicel Business achieves Cisco Gold Certification in the Caribbean
Digicel Business, the region’s leading Business Solutions provider, announced today that it has retained its Cisco® Gold Certification as well as the Master Cloud Managed Services Provider designation.....
Digicel | 2016-01-05 00:00:00

PM says Gov’t to continue Justice Reform this year
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has committed the Government to continuing the implementation of a wide-ranging programme of reform of the Justice System during 2016......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-01-05 00:00:00

Gore Developments Ltd. launches new North Coast Development
Gore Developments Limited launched their new north coast development, Montego West Village, Montego Bay St. James with two Open House events on Saturday, January 2nd and Sunday January 3rd......
Gore Developments Limited | 2016-01-04 00:00:00

Water supply disruption in sections of St. Andrew
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Brentwood Pumping Station in St. Andrew that the current disruption they are experiencing in their water supply is as a result of an e.....
National Water Commission | 2016-01-04 00:00:00

Digicel Kick Start players set for trip to Manchester City FC’S Training Ground
The Digicel Kick Start programme is giving aspiring young footballers the opportunity of a lifetime to fly to England where they will visit Manchester City Football Club and their home ground, the Eti.....
Digicel | 2016-01-04 00:00:00

JAMFIN concerned about negative media reports on micro finance institutions
The Board of Directors of the Jamaica Association for Micro Financing (JAMFIN) views with concern recent media reports on statements emanating from the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) citing what th.....
| 2016-01-04 00:00:00

Mechanical problems disrupt water supply in May Pen & surrounding areas
The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising customers who are served by the Sevens water supply system in Clarendon that the disruption they are experiencing in their service is due to mechanical .....
National Water Commission | 2016-01-03 00:00:00

Justice Ministry making alternative plans after fire destroys courts
The Ministry of Justice is working to minimise the disruption caused by the fire which destroyed the building at 79 Duke Street, Kingston on Wednesday, December 30, 2015......
Ministry of Justice | 2015-12-31 00:00:00

JUTC bus operator's killing stains season
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for Eastern St Andrew Fayval Williams says she is shocked and outraged by the brutual murder of a Jamaia Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus operator which took p.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2015-12-31 00:00:00

Importers urged to adhere to importation regulations
The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is urging importers to adhere to regulations governing the importation of commercial and non-commercial goods, in order to prevent being breached for contravention of .....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2015-12-31 00:00:00

Food For The Poor releases 18 prisoners for Festive Season
Eighteen non-violent offenders of Jamaica’s prisons have been released to ring in the New Year with their families, thanks to Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica who paid their fines recently......
PROComm | 2015-12-31 00:00:00

GraceKennedy announces conclusion of sale of its shares in Hardware & Lumber
GraceKennedy Limited today announced the completion of the sale of its shares in Hardware & Lumber Limited (“H&L”) to purchaser, Argyle Industries Inc. (“Argyle”)......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-12-30 00:00:00

2 days left for NWC Cruncher Christmas Brawta
There are just two (2) days remaining for customers to take advantage of the National Water Commission’s Cruncher Christmas Brawta......
National Water Commission | 2015-12-30 00:00:00

Eastern St. Andrew MP condemns brutal killing of JUTC Driver
The Member of Parliament for St. Andrew Eastern, Mr.Andre Hylton has expressed his sadness at the brutal killing of JUTC driver Mr. Albert Barnes , at the August Town Bus Terminus last night......
| 2015-12-30 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St. Mary & Clarendon
NWC customers in Palmetto Grove, St. Mary, are being advised that their present water supply disruption is due to electrical problems at the Palmetto Grove Pumping Station......
National Water Commission | 2015-12-29 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of the corporate area & St. Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising customers in the Lawrence Tavern area of rural St. Andrew that the current disruption they are experiencing in their water supply is due to a mechanical fault.....
National Water Commission | 2015-12-29 00:00:00

New discovery shows Guinea Hen Weed is a potential treatment for Hepatitis C
Dr. Henry Lowe and his research team at the Bio-Tech R&D Institute, based at the Mona Campus of UWI, in collaboration with his University of Maryland Medical School research team, headed by Drs. Josep.....
| 2015-12-29 00:00:00

Discovery of potential cure for Hepatitis C by Bio-Tech R&D Institute Scientists
Scientists from the Bio-Tech R&D Institute, based at the Mona campus of the UWI, headed by Dr. Henry Lowe, have reported a potential breakthrough for the low-cost management/cure of Hepatitis C, which.....
| 2015-12-29 00:00:00

Government accords official funeral to the Right Reverend the Honourable Dr. Neville deSouza
The Government of Jamaica will accord an official funeral to the late former Bishop of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, the Right Reverend the Honourable Dr. Neville Wordsworth deSouza, .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-12-28 00:00:00

Wigton III expansion on track for February 2016 completion
The construction of Wigton III, the 24 MW expansion of the Wigton Windfarm in Rose Hill, Manchester, is slated to be completed on time – by February 2016 – and within budget......
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2015-12-28 00:00:00

Southern Regional Health Authority Awards Dinner a Success
The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) held their Awards Dinner on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the St. John Bosco Auditorium in Hatfield, Manchester......
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2015-12-28 00:00:00

Flow celebrates Caribbean’s Next Top Model winner Kittisha Doyle
The second cycle of Caribbean’s Next Top Model, sponsored by Flow, came to a nail-biting and exciting conclusion last week......
FLOW | 2015-12-28 00:00:00

JCC calls for Private Sector to explore ownership of Petrojam
The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce is calling upon the private sector to look seriously at the scope for investing in the ownership and upgrade of the nation’s refinery currently owned and operated by Pe.....
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2015-12-24 00:00:00

Floral Tribute set for the Bicentennial of the Baptism & Birth of the Right Excellent George William Gordon
The Bicentennial of the baptism and birth of the Right Excellent George William Gordon will be recognised on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at the National Heroes Park, in a floral tribute .....
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-12-24 00:00:00

Truck driver’s million-dollar dreams come true with Digicel
Thanks to a million-dollar prize from Digicel, the dream of building a house of his own is finally within reach for Dustant Sherwood, a 46-year old truck driver from Broadgate, St. Mary......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-12-23 00:00:00

Update on Petrol Investigation
The Bureau of Standard Jamaica has advised the Energy Ministry that samples have been collected and chemical analyses are underway for all petrol stations for which complaints were received for dispen.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2015-12-23 00:00:00

Police, NRSC warn about drunk driving, speeding & motorbike crashes
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Calvin Allen, Head of the Police Traffic Division, is warning drivers about drinking and driving, and driving above the speed limit this festive season......
PROComm | 2015-12-23 00:00:00

WIPA extends congratulations to Stafanie Taylor
The West Indies Players’ Association on behalf of its Executive Board and members, would like to extend congratulations to West Indies Women’s Captain Stafanie Taylor on being named ICC Women’s Intern.....
West Indies Players' Association | 2015-12-23 00:00:00

Sangster International Airport achieves historic passenger milestone
Eight days into the start of the 2015/16 Winter Tourist Season, the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay was buzzing with activity as it marked another major milestone, having the largest num.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-12-23 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects Corporate area
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some areas of the Corporate area, that the current water supply disruption they are experiencing, is as a result of operational challenges affect.....
National Water Commission | 2015-12-23 00:00:00

Flow partners with ‘Shaggy and Friends’ for the children
Jamaica’s premier telecommunications provider FLOW has signed on as a top tier sponsor for the charity concert ‘Shaggy and Friends’......
FlowJamaica | 2015-12-23 00:00:00

Condolences on the deaths of Corporal Kenneth Davis and Constable Craig Palmer
On behalf of the United States Mission to Jamaica, I extend deep and sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of Corporal Kenneth Davis and Constable Craig Palmer, who lost their lives in a br.....
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | 2015-12-23 00:00:00

Minister Bunting condemns the brutal murder of two policemen in St Thomas
The Minister of National Security joins the Commissioner of Police in condemning the brutal murder of two policemen in St. Thomas last night......
Ministry of National Security | 2015-12-23 00:00:00

Male attendant at Hope Institute Hospital wins NHF ‘Work It Out’ Challenge Competition
Denton Anderson, a male attendant at the Hope Institute Hospital, in Kingston, was the biggest winner in the 2015 National Health Fund (NHF) ‘Work It Out’ challenge competition......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-22 00:00:00

UHWI needs $1.4 billion to purchase equipment
Chairman of the Board of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), James Moss Solomon, says the hospital needs approximately $1.4 billion in order to have the requisite equipment in place for.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-22 00:00:00

Over 2% drop in electricity bills this month
JPS customers will see another reduction in their fuel rate this month, as the Company passes on savings from reduced fuel prices on the world market and improved efficiencies in the Company’s operati.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-12-22 00:00:00

NGJ’s Last Sundays Programme to feature Nexus Performing Arts Company
The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for December 2015 is scheduled for Sunday, December 27, 2015, from 11 am to 4 pm......
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2015-12-22 00:00:00

Minister McNeill meets with senior diplomats at start of the Winter Tourist Season
As part of the preparations for this year’s Winter Tourist Season, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, yesterday met with senior diplomats from Jamaica’s main visitor sour.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-12-22 00:00:00

Funeral for the late Anglican Bishop on December 29
The funeral for the late Rt. Rev. Dr. and Hon. Neville Wordsworth deSouza, the twelfth Bishop of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, will be held next Tuesday, December 29 at the St. Andrew.....
Diocese of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands | 2015-12-22 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica signs MoU with developer to boost Student Residential Housing
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) will soon be able to accommodate six hundred (600) to twelve hundred (1,200) additional students in residential housing on its Papine campus, ha.....
University of Technology | 2015-12-22 00:00:00

Entrepreneurs urged to utilise services of SRC
Have an innovative idea? The Scientific Research Council (SRC), through its research and product development services, can help budding entrepreneurs turn their ideas into commercially viable business.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Private Sector to provide support in maintaining operating theatres
The health sector is to receive private sector support in the maintenance of operating theatres in public hospitals across the island......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Harbour View to Morant Bay Highway will bring increased investment to the East
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says Government’s investment in the construction of a highway from Harbour View to Morant Bay, is a major development, which will open .....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

NSWMA engages consultant to recruit Executive Director
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is advanced in recruiting a new Executive Director......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

$2.21 million in relief assistance for Portland flood victims
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has provided approximately $2.21 million in relief assistance for 132 of the 150 families in Portland, who were affected by flood rains in early December......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Prime Minister congratulates Miss Jamaica World
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has extended congratulations to Miss Jamaica World, Dr. Sanneta Myrie, on placing in the top five in the 2015 Miss World Competition, held this mor.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Over 200 Rio Bueno residents to have water for Christmas
Over 200 residents of the rural community of Rio Bueno in Trelawny will have water flowing from taps in their homes in time for Christmas......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Processing of sorrel for popular Christmas Drink now cheaper and easier
Farmers preparing to plant sorrel to meet next year’s demand for the rich, nutritious Christmas-time drink, now have the option of using a locally developed machine, to reduce the time and cost of pro.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

CAC urges consumers to spend wisely
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is urging consumers to spend wisely during the holiday season......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Director of Nursing Services says caring drew her to profession
It is widely recognised that nurses are trained to give proper care to persons who are sick or injured, and sometimes work with doctors and other health care providers to make patients well and keep t.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Labour Ministry has important role to play in growth agenda says Dr. Ferguson
Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has emphasised the important role which the Ministry must play in advancing the Government’s growth agenda......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Gov’t boosting quality and productivity of goat and sheep stock
Jamaica is making progress in boosting the country’s stock of goat and sheep in order to meet local demand for mutton and reduce the import bill for the meat......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Christmas Rebellion to be celebrated Dec. 27
The 184th anniversary of the ‘Christmas Rebellion’, which was led by National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Samuel Sharpe, will be celebrated and re-enacted on December 27, in Tulloch Castle, Kensington,.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Hundreds to benefit from refurbished Pleasant Heights Water System
Hundreds of residents of several communities, encompassing the constituencies of East. St. Andrew and East Kingston and Port Royal, will now have reliable and consistent supply of potable water, foll.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-14 00:00:00

Boxing Day will be observed on Saturday, December 26
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has indicated that Boxing Day 2015 will be observed on Saturday, December 26, and not Monday, December 28......
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Cultural Heritage Designations to give Jamaica competitiveness boost
Jamaica’s Global Competitiveness Ranking in the area of tourism is expected to receive a boost from the country’s recent designations in world cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scie.....
Jamaica Information Service | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Energy Minister addresses substandard petrol incidence
Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell has instructed the Petrojam in collaboration with the Bureau of Standards Jamaica to undertake sample testing of petrol dispensed by all service across Jamaica as of t.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Boxing Day to be observed on Saturday (December 26th) as scheduled
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLS) wishes to advise that Boxing Day as a Public Holiday will be observed on Saturday, December 26, 2015 in accordance with the Schedule (Item 7) to the Ho.....
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2015-12-19 00:00:00

Widespread illegal connections in St. John’s Road Area cause outages
JPS has been informed that residents of the St. John’s community, on the outskirts of Spanish Town, St. Catherine, have demonstrated against the Company, claiming that their power supply has been disc.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-12-19 00:00:00

NWC wants customers to get Brawta for Christmas
The National Water Commission (NWC) continues to encourage its customers to take advantage of its latest debt-forgiveness initiative – the NWC Cruncher Christmas Brawta......
National Water Commission | 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Digicel postpaid customer nets million dollar prize
A longstanding dream to visit the Far East will finally become reality for Digicel Postpaid customer, Golda Mair, the third winner in the Digicel Merry Millions promotion......
Digicel Jamaica | 2015-12-17 00:00:00

NSWMA charts way forward- Accountability, Transparency and Service Delivery
Since appointment, the new Board of Directors, with the support of the Management team and staff at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) have made significant strides in rebuilding th.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2015-12-17 00:00:00

CXC makes key appointments to staff
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has made several key appointments to its staff in the Barbados and Jamaica offices in the last two months......
Caribbean Examinations Council | 2015-12-17 00:00:00

JGRA calls on Rubis to withdraw one year contract
The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is calling on The multinational oil marketing company Rubis to cease and desist from issuing one year Franchise Licenses to its service station deale.....
Jamaica Gasoline Retailers Association | 2015-12-16 00:00:00

IMF Executive Board completes Tenth Review
“The authorities continue to have an impressive track record of strong program implementation under the Extended Fund Facility. Macroeconomic stability continues to stregthen, vulnerabilities have red.....
| 2015-12-16 00:00:00

More needed from PNP and Westmoreland MP Vaz says NDM
The National Democratic Movement commends the swift action of the new Political Ombudsman in convening a meeting with the JLPNP to get another apology from Westmoreland MP Vaz......
National Democratic Movement | 2015-12-16 00:00:00

Maintenance work affects water supply to sections of St. Ann
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to advise customers in the following areas in Ann, that the current disruption they are experiencing in their water supply is due to emergency maintenance wo.....
National Water Commission | 2015-12-16 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of St. Catherine, St. Andrew & St. Mary
The National Water Commission is advising customers in several communities in St. Catherine and St. Andrew, that the current disruption they are experiencing in their service is due to electrical prob.....
National Water Commission | 2015-12-16 00:00:00

NWA closes the Fern Gully with immediate effect
The National Works Agency (NWA), is advising motorists that the main road from Colegate to Hopewell (Fern Gully) in St Ann is closed to all vehicles with immediate effect......
National Works Agency | 2015-12-16 00:00:00

SeaGarden Beach Resort hosts traditional Jamaican Holiday events
Mark your calendar! SeaGarden Beach Resort will host traditional Jamaican Holiday events on Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st)......
| 2015-12-16 00:00:00

CXC English A Teachers learn new strategies at iTeach
2014/15 LASCO Ministry of Education (MoE) Principal and Teacher of the Year punctuated the end of their reign with the inaugural staging of the iTeach Outreach Professional development Series on Novem.....
| 2015-12-16 00:00:00

Jamaica is set to have a good Winter Tourist Season
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill has expressed optimism about the prospects for the Winter Tourist Season, which begins December 15, 2015......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-12-16 00:00:00

GraceKennedy to invest in major BPO Facility in Downtown Kingston
GK Investments Limited, a subsidiary of GraceKennedy Limited, has announced that it has entered into a lease arrangement with the Postal Corporation of Jamaica (“Jamaica Post”), for a section of prope.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2015-12-16 00:00:00

Labour Minister emphasizes need for safety standards on construction sites
Labour and Social Security Minister, Honourable Dr. Fenton Ferguson has underscored the important role the Ministry plays in maintaining safe and healthy workplaces, particularly in the tourism sector.....
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2015-12-15 00:00:00

UTech, Jamaica honours Unsung Humanitarian Heroes at 2nd Annual Ubuntu Awards
The University of Technology, Jamaica through its USAID-funded Fi Wi Jamaica Project on international Human Rights Day, Thursday, December 10, 2015 honoured ten (10) ‘unsung heroes’ and one (1) instit.....
University of Technology | 2015-12-15 00:00:00

Prime Minister officially opens Armadale Skills Training Centre
The people of several communities in South West St. Ann are now benefitting from the Armadale Skills Training Centre which was officially opened on Friday December 11, 2015 by Prime Minister Portia Si.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-12-15 00:00:00

St. James author releases new Christian poetry book on overcoming sin
Author Pensarah debuts her enlightening Christian poetry book, “Stillbirth of Sins,” where she opens the eyes of her readers to see the truth about good and evil......
| 2015-12-15 00:00:00

Transfer pricing provisions
The Arm’s Length Principle (ALP), which is the foundation of internationally accepted transfer pricing rules, was introduced in the Income Tax Act in 1970 as section 17......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-12-15 00:00:00

JPS donates new playground to York Town Basic School
Over fifty children at the York Town Basic School in Clarendon are now benefitting from a brand new playground, as part of the JPS Foundation's effort to help the school attain the minimum standards s.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-12-14 00:00:00

PM Simpson Miller aays Lloyd Goodleigh was brilliant worker advocate
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says a leading light of brilliance and erudition in the Jamaican Trade Union movement has been dimmed with the passing of former President of the Jamaica Confedera.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-12-14 00:00:00

NWC rolls out Cruncher Christmas Brawta
The National Water Commission Cruncher Christmas Brawta officially got under way today (Monday, December 14, 2015) at the entity’s thirteen (13) commercial offices across the island......
National Water Commission | 2015-12-14 00:00:00

New Hall of Residence delivers ‘Christmas Spirit’
The students of the New Hall of Residence, which is operated by 138 Student Living at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, embraced the Christmas spirit and visited The Walker’s Place of Saf.....
University of the West Indies | 2015-12-14 00:00:00

“Badman” politics has no place in Jamaica’s present or future says NDM
The National Democratic Movement is concerned, disappointed and dismayed by the utterances of the young, inexperienced and clearly naïve Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament [MP] who seem to be r.....
National Democratic Movement | 2015-12-14 00:00:00

Sudden death of His Excellency, Aníbal Julio Jiménez y Abascal
The Embassy of Spain with deep sorrow regrets to inform of the sudden death of His Excellency Aníbal Jiménez Abascal, Ambassador of Spain to Jamaica since June 2014......
Embassy of Spain | 2015-12-14 00:00:00

Jamaica joins international community in observance of International Migrants Day—December 18
Jamaica will join the international community in observance of International Migrants Day, on December 18, 2015......
Planning Institute of Jamaica | 2015-12-13 00:00:00

The Formal Weed Party takes center stage
Herbs, weeds and teas were the talk of the night as Eden Gardens Nutraceuticals Wellness Brands and World Brands Services, a Division of Grace Kennedy Foods & Services Limited, launched its partnershi.....
| 2015-12-11 00:00:00

Kingston designated a Creative Music City by UNESCO
State Minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment Hon. Damion Crawford has welcomed news that the push to have Kingston designated a Creative City of Music by UNESCO has yielded significant .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-12-11 00:00:00

Double your winnings with Santa’s Top Draw
Supreme Ventures Santa’s Top Draw promotion returns this Christmas season, offering doubled jackpots as high as $2 million dollars......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2015-12-11 00:00:00

Urgent mechanical problems- sections of St. Catherine affected
The National Water Commission is advising customers in sections of St. Catherine that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is as a result of extensive mechanical problems at.....
National Water Commission | 2015-12-11 00:00:00

Digicel Group acquires Paymaster
Digicel Group has acquired a majority interest in Paymaster, the premier payments company in Jamaica, for an undisclosed sum, it was announced today......
Digicel | 2015-12-11 00:00:00

KingstOOn 2016 Animation Conference & Film Festival prepares to brighten minds of young people
A plethora of professional animators, students and artists from around the world are expected to be at the staging of the coveted KingstOOn 2016 Animation Conference and Film Festival......
| 2015-12-11 00:00:00

Press Statement from Justice for Walter Rodney Committee to the Attorney General’s Claims
If press reports of his statements are accurate, (Kaiteur News, Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – No Extension for Rodney COI; and Demerara Waves, Monday, December 7, 2015 – No More Extension for Walter R.....
| 2015-12-11 00:00:00

Jamaica slips in equal pay global rankings
The Private Sector Organisation (PSOJ) joins with its association member, the Women Business Owners (WBO) Ja. Ltd, in expressing concern about the findings of the November 2015 World Economic Report, .....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2015-12-11 00:00:00

NWC announces its Cruncher Christmas Brawta
The National Water Commission wishes to spread good cheer this yuletide season with its latest debt-forgiveness initiative – the NWC Cruncher Christmas Brawta......
National Water Commission | 2015-12-11 00:00:00

USF seeks to clarify findings in Auditor General’s Report
In light of information released in the Auditor General’s 2014/2015 report on Tuesday, the Universal Service Fund (USF), is seeking to clarify findings regarding the amount collected from terminating .....
| 2015-12-10 00:00:00

Minister of Health hints at User Fee Reintroduction
“Political timidity is the reason user fees have not been reintroduced” the Minister of Health, The Honourable Horace Dalley told the audience and fellow panelists at the CaPRI and US Embassy hosted f.....
CaPRI | 2015-12-10 00:00:00

Prime Minister announces 1500 new housing solutions in St. James
Giving credence to her Administration’s commitment to fostering an ownership society in Jamaica, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has announced that arrangements are almost concluded for a Joint V.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-12-10 00:00:00

Detention of Jamaican women in the Bahamas
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is actively seized of the issue which has been reported in the media, regarding the recent detention in The Bahamas of 11 Jamaican women on suspicion .....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-12-10 00:00:00

Digicel Jumpstart Basketballers raised the bar in New York
The top eight basketball players from the Caribbean took their game to the next level in New York at the Digicel/NBA Jumpstart training camp......
Digicel | 2015-12-11 00:00:00

1.7 million people joined the ranks of the unemployed in 2015 in Latin America & Caribbean
In 2015, the unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean increased for the first time in five years to 6.7 per cent, causing at least 1.7 million people to join the ranks of the unemployed, a.....
| 2015-12-10 00:00:00

Yoplait Jamaica donates J$936,600.00 to the Jamaica Cancer Society
On Tuesday December 8th, Yoplait Jamaica strengthened its resolve to help the fight against breast cancer in Jamaica via the donation of a cheque to the Jamaica Cancer Society valued at J$936,600.00 J.....
| 2015-12-10 00:00:00

YUTE protégés strengthen service for Restaurant Week
Protégés of Youth Upliftment Through Employment (YUTE) who have been trained in Food Preparation, Mixology and related skills are continuing to provide support for special events on the culinary calen.....
YUTE | 2015-12-10 00:00:00

International Anti-Corruption Day is December 9, 2015
In recognition of this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have been spearheading a numbe.....
Office of the Contractor General of Jamaica | 2015-12-09 00:00:00

More time given to enter JCDC Competitions
Persons interested in participating in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) 2016 Competitions have been given additional time to submit their entry forms......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-12-10 00:00:00

New opportunities in Medical Tourism for Jamaica
The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is set to stage the first in a series of lectures on Medical Tourism in Jamaica......
JAMPRO | 2015-12-09 00:00:00

Photo Release - Minister Nicholson meets with Ambassador-designate to China
Meeting between Minister Nicholson and Fay Pickersgill, Ambassador-designate of Jamaica to the People’s Republic of China......
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2015-12-09 00:00:00

UTech, Ja. shares research on advancing deaf literacy through ICT
The College of Business and Management (COBAM), University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica in collaboration with United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Jamaica Associ.....
University of Technology | 2015-12-09 00:00:00

PM commends travel agents for tourism growth
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has commended travel agents and tour operators from around the world for their work in selling Jamaica as a top tourist destination and specifically for contributi.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2015-12-09 00:00:00

Jamaican entrepreneurs explore opportunities for investment and trade in Cuba
The Government and Corporate Jamaica collaborated to host a business forum that would shed light on opportunities for trade and investment in Cuba......
JAMPRO | 2015-12-09 00:00:00

Mahfood calls for unity to boost productivity
President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, William Mahfood is calling on Jamaicans to unity to improve the country’s productivity level......
The Mico University College | 2015-12-09 00:00:00

Minister McNeill to speak at Karisma Marketing Forum in Mexico
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, left the island yesterday for Cancun, Mexico, where he will address international travel wholesalers and tour operators at a Karisma Ho.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-12-09 00:00:00

2nd Annual Ubuntu Awards celebrate unsung Jamaican heroes
On Human Rights Day, December 10, 2015, the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.), supported by the USAID-funded Fi Wi Jamaica Project, will honour ten (10) Jamaican citizens and residents an.....
University of Technology | 2015-12-08 00:00:00

JPS appeals to event planners to avoid last minute rush for temporary supply
JPS is appealing to event planners to avoid the last minute rush for the application of temporary electricity supply......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2015-12-08 00:00:00

Statement by The Honourable Lisa Hanna on Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Mr. Speaker, my statement today to the Parliament and the people of this country is arising from the report tabled by the Children's Advocate which was received in my Ministry on November 23, 2015......
Ministry of Youth and Culture | 2015-12-08 00:00:00

Jamaica facilitates signing of MOU for the use of APIS in Sint Maarten
Jamaica recently facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) and the National Security Services (NSS) of Si.....
Ministry of National Security | 2015-12-08 00:00:00

JGRA mobilize resources to defend against aggression
The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is currently consulting with stakeholders in the petroleum distribution and retail trade to garner support for a unified and sustained effort to resis.....
Jamaica Gasoline Retailers Association | 2015-12-08 00:00:00

Digicel Play strikes deal with Kidoodle.Tv
Digicel Play today announced that it has signed a deal with A Parent Media Co. Inc. (“APMC”), owner of children’s over-the-top (OTT) entertainment service, Kidoodle.TV®, to bring a new entertainment a.....
Digicel | 2015-12-08 00:00:00

SJF hosts National Parent Awards 2015
On December 3, The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF) once again gave its support to the Ministry of Education by hosting the National Parent Awards Ceremony and honouring specially selected parents fr.....
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation | 2015-12-08 00:00:00

Books4Kids Jamaica honours long term sponsors of its Early Childhood Education Program
Books4Kids Jamaica announced today that the charity has presented Sponsorship Award Plaques to 45 companies and individuals who have helped the charity over the last 8 years......
| 2015-12-07 00:00:00

TAJ completes Phase two implementation of RAiS
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) this morning, Monday, December 7, implemented phase two of its new Revenue Administration information System (RAiS)......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2015-12-07 00:00:00

Increase access to capital to boost investment by Jamaicans in Tourism Sector says Minister McNeill
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill is calling on players in the financial sector to make capital more readily available to local investors so they can tap into the tremen.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-12-06 00:00:00

Moon Palace seeks to increase hotel investment in Jamaica
Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr Wykeham McNeill, has welcomed news that Palace Resorts plans to increase investment in the island’s hotel sector......
Ministry of Tourism | 2015-12-06 00:00:00

Caribbean Publishers say no to default ad. blocking
Caribbean digital agencies and publishers like Toucan are openly questioning the ad control policies of Internet Service Providers who decide to impose ad blocking by default for customers......
| 2015-12-05 00:00:00

Strategic Planning Retreat for UN MSDF held in Trinidad & Tobago
On the 3th of December the Strategic Planning Retreat (SPR) for the UN Multi Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF) for the Caribbean was held in Trinidad and Tobago......
| 2015-12-05 00:00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Netball Federation to bring new rules into play
The International Netball Federation (INF) has announced the latest update of its rules of the game......
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RMF(Jamaica) & Water for Humanity provide water for remote rural community in Ghana
The Rita Marley Foundation is a registered non-profit organization in Jamaica and Ghana......
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CPNRS gets New Chairman
On Tuesday, November 17, the Committee for the Promotion of National Religious Services (CPNRS), a committee under the Ministry of Youth and Culture, assigned to the Jamaica Cultural Development Commi.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2015-11-19 00:00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Markland puts words into action for his Alma Mater
In a spirited morning devotion on Monday November 16, Radio Broadcaster, Markland “Action” Edwards didn’t just sing, pray and encourage the students and teachers, he also donated $50,000.00 towards th.....
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JBU National Youth Conference and Rally set for November 19-21
The towns of Duncans and Ocho Rios will be engulfed with youth on fire for God from Thursday November 19 to Saturday, November 21 2015, as they host the most anticipated event on the Jamaica Baptist U.....
Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2015-11-16 00:00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All set for 4th CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk & Smart Eggs Kids K
The fourth annual CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk and Smart Eggs Kids K, is all set for this Sunday, November 15......
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Mechanical problems disrupt water supply in sections of Clarendon
The National Water Commission is advising customers in sections of Clarendon who are served by the Hanbury Well that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their service is due to mechanica.....
National Water Commission | 2015-11-12 00:00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PROMAC’s mandate to reduce infant, child & maternal deaths continues
The Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality, PROMAC, today (Tuesday, November 3, 2015) continued to enhance its mandate to reduce infant, child and maternal deaths with the signing.....
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UWI Historian launches new exhibition: 'UPRISING: Morant Bay, 1865 and its Afterlives'
University of the West Indies (UWI) Historian, Dr. Swithin Wilmot praised the latest exhibition of National Museum Jamaica that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Morant Bay Rebellion......
The Institute of Jamaica | 2015-11-03 00:00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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