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Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 4:24 PMJIS

The St. Thomas Tourism Destination Development and Management Plan has been completed and will be unveiled during the fiscal year. This disclosure was made by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett during a Jamaica Information...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 11:45 AMJIS

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says institutional reforms initiated by the Government of Jamaica placed the country in a very strong position to respond to the economic and financial fallout, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In its...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:17 PMJIS

Education, Youth and Information Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says Jamaicans need to ascribe greater importance to formal education. Speaking at a ceremony at the Brown’s Town Primary School in St Ann recently to hand over 126 tablets...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2020 | 2:42 PMJIS

Former Prime Minister, the Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller; and former Cabinet Minister, Dr Mavis Gilmour, are among 25 great Jamaican women, who will be honoured on International Women’s Day next year. Minister of Culture, Gender,...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 3:03 PMJIS

(JIS)- Starting today, Flow and Digicel are required to provide their customers with full information about charges applicable for service, as the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) commences phase two of the execution of directives to...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:57 PMJIS

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is in the process of identifying a suitable arrangement for the relocation of the Doctor’s Wood landfill in Portland, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reports. The decision was made...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 2:24 PMJIS

The National Works Agency (NWA) says three traffic signals in Montego Bay, St. James have been malfunctioning and works to repair the lights will be undertaken shortly Community Relations Officer at the NWA, Janel Ricketts, says that...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 2:18 PMJIS

(JIS)- The Government is reviewing the strategic implementation of the country’s long-term National Development Plan,Vision 2030 Jamaica, in light of the impact of COVID-19 on the country. Director-general for the Planning Institute of...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 5:00 PMJIS

(JIS): Jamaicans are being urged to be more vigilant as cyber crimes increase globally due to heavier usage and reliance on online tools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Quoting head of by the Jamaica Cybersecurity Incident...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 4:25 PMJIS

(JIS): President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President, Lloyd Distant Jr., says the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for more businesses to be brought into the formal economy. He said government could help...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 11:47 AMJIS

Businesses are to file monthly statutory deductions and quarterly income tax/statutory payments tomorrow and Tuesday. Tax Administration Jamaica says the deductions that are to be filed are: statutory deductions (S01) for August;...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

After 30 years without access to potable water, the community of Flower Hill in St James has received its own supply system.  The water system was commissioned into service by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday. It was...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

The National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) examinations will now be administered by the Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) up to November 2022. This follows the signing of a memorandum of...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says the government will implement tighter measures for funerals, if citizens continue to disregard COVID-19 protocols for these events. The current protocols...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

Shelter managers in St Elizabeth have undergone training, which incorporates risk planning for COVID-19, in preparation for the 2020 hurricane season and other disasters. The training, in the form of a forum, was held at the St Matthew...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security says it has retrofitted a mobile unit to facilitate assessment and registration of children with disabilities in rural communities.  The services are being provided under the Early...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

The Gayle Police Station and multipurpose centre in St Mary have been officially opened. Prime Minister Andrew Holness opened the facilities yesterday during an official opening ceremony. The multipurpose centre was rehabilitated at a...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

(JIS): Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) is being leveraged by stakeholders around the world in an effort to drive the industry’s full reopening and recovery from COVID...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

(JIS): The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is to host a virtual child protection forum this Wednesday.   The session, scheduled for an 8:00 p.m. start, is to address matters such as: child...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

(JIS): School leaders across Jamaica are to participate in a Virtual Instructional Leadership (VIL) online course to equip them with the skills and competencies to effectively manage institutions remotely. The training is to commence June1....

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

(JIS): Leader of  Government Business in the Upper House, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the government will be providing a time line for the return of all Jamaicans on board cruise ships.  The update will be given by Prime Minister...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

(JIS): Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, has lauded the European Union (EU) for its support to Jamaica in its fight against COVID-19 in Jamaica, as she also  hailed the 45 years of...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

(JIS): Parish coordinator for disaster preparedness at the St. Elizabeth Municipal Corporation, Ornella Lewis, says preparations have started for the 2020 hurricane season, which begins on June 1 and runs until November 30.  “Our...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

The National Water Commission is reminding persons not to flush wipes and similar material down the toilet.  In a release today, the NWC said although it recognises the need to increase hygiene practises in light of the spread of COVID-19, its...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMJIS

Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Winston De La Haye, said communities are heeding the Zika Virus (ZikV) prevention tips and advisories and are cleaning their surroundings, including removing containers that can store water.He made the comment...

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