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Female Farmers Holding Their Own

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, greets farmers on arrival at the Schwallenburgh Greenhouse Cluster and Water Harvesting Project in Rio Hoe, St. Ann, on September 15.

Female farmers at the Schwallenburgh Greenhouse Cluster and Water Harvesting Project in Rio Hoe, St. Ann, say things are changing, while acknowledging that farming has long been a male-dominated profession. Speaking to JIS News, the female farmers note that of … Continued

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National Registry for Seniors

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson (right), in conversation with Director of the United Nations Population Fund, Alison Drayton, during the launch of Senior Citizens’ Week 2017, held on September 21 at The Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. Under the theme ‘Seniors Promoting Intergenerational Solidarity’, Senior Citizens’ Week will be observed from September 24 to October 3.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is ensuring the safety and security of the nation’s elderly citizens through the development of a National Registry for Seniors. Speaking at the launch of Senior Citizens’ Week 2017 on September 21 at … Continued

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Jamaica to Adopt Madrid Protocol

The Government is working to fast-track the process of adopting and implementing the international trademark registration system, the Madrid Protocol. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says to accomplish this, changes are being made to the … Continued

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23 Retired Educators Honoured

Twenty-three retired educators from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Region Two, who have served between 18 and 43 years, were honoured during a Recognition Ceremony held on September 19 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. The retirees, … Continued

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