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Hanover Gears Up for Bustamante’s Birthday

Secretary/Manager of the Hanover Parish Council, Alfred Graham, is confident that arrangements for the 128th birthday anniversary tribute to National Hero, Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, will be successful. In an interview with JIS News, following a meeting of the … Continued


Deadline for Best Community Competition Is March 2012

The Social Development Commission (SDC) is inviting applications for the annual National Best Community Competition and Programme (NBCCP). The deadline for submission is March 2012. Director of Governance, SDC, Sherine Walker Francis told JIS News that any of the island’s … Continued


Pictorial on Montego Bay Launched

MONTEGO BAY — Philanthropist and past president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pauline Reid, on Thursday (Dec. 15), launched her book ‘Montego Bay Jamaica: An awe-inspiring photographic journey.’ The 300-page coffee table pictorial provides a colorful … Continued


CDF Brings Water to Benin/Brown’s Town

MONTEGO BAY — Over 500 households in Benin, Browns Town, St. Ann, now have piped water, courtesy of a project involving the town's Community Development Committee (CDC), the National Water Commission (NWC) and Member of Parliament for North West St. … Continued


West Kingston Residents Get Counselling Centre

KINGSTON — West Kingston residents now have a victim support and counselling centre, where they can benefit from expert mediation and receive psychological and emotional support. Established as a response to the May 2011 operation by the security forces in … Continued


$51M Irrigation System for Yallahs

KINGSTON — In an effort to increase agricultural production in Yallahs, St. Thomas, the Government is seeking to improve the irrigation system in the area. Cabinet has approved a $51 million contract, awarded to Jamaica Drip Irrigation Limited, for the … Continued


Westmoreland Honours Heroes

MONTEGO BAY — Seven 'local heroes' who had made outstanding contributions to the development of Westmoreland, were showered with accolades and awards at the parish's National Heroes' Day salute in Norman Square, Savanna-La-Mar, on Monday, October 17. At the Civic … Continued


St. Ann Recognizes Seven Local “Heroes”

MONTEGO BAY — St. Ann, birthplace of Jamaica's first national hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey, recognized seven persons and honoured them for serving the parish, as it celebrated National Heroes Day on Monday (October 17) with a civic ceremony … Continued


Big Plans for Downtown

KINGSTON — The transformation of downtown Kingston is rapidly gathering momentum, as evidenced by over 300 percent increase in expressions of interest in the tax incentive programme for urban renewal by interested investors, over the last 18 months. This was … Continued


Stony Hill Health Centre to be upgraded

KINGSTON — Health Minister, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, says the Ministry will be moving to address challenges at the Stony Hill Health Centre in St. Andrew, with a view to re-instating it to a Type V facility. Speaking with JIS News, … Continued

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