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Rural Electrification Programme to be Renamed

The Rural Electrification Programme (REP) will be renamed Jamaica Ener­gy Solutions Limited (JESL), and given a new mandateto develop renewable energy solutions. In his contribution to the 2013/14 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on April 24, Minister of … Continued


Minister Falconer and PAJ meet on Proposed Protocol

Minister with responsibility for Information, Sen. Sandrea Falconer on Thursday, April 25, met with a team from the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) on the matter of protocols governing relations with the media and in particular the conduct of interviews … Continued


Matalon Family Donates Yacht to CMI

The training capacity of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) in Kingston has been significantly boosted by its acquisition of 60-foot yacht, valued at $20 million (US$200,000). The vessel, the “M/Y Penny Reel”, is a gift from the Matalon Family, and … Continued


Jamaicans to be Trained for Logistics Hub

The Government is working to ensure that there is a pool of skilled local workers available to operate in the Global Logistics Hub, when it is developed. Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said that the process … Continued


Prince Visits Mona Primary for Road Safety Exercise

Flag waving students of the Mona Heights Primary School in St. Andrew, excitedly welcomed His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent, when he visited the institution on Wednesday morning, April 17. The over 1,000 students eagerly received the Prince, who … Continued


Information Minister Expresses Sadness at Laing’s passing

The local music, entertainment and broadcasting industries have lost one of their strongest advocates with the death Saturday (April 13) of musicologist and entertainment consultant, Mr. Anthony  ‘Tony’ Laing. In expressing her sadness at his passing, Information Minister Sen. Sandrea … Continued


Tribute to Dr. Olive Lewin

The Jamaican High Commission in London joins with the UK Jamaican community to express sadness at the news of the death of pioneering Jamaican musicologist and social anthropologist, Dr. Olive Lewin who was the founder of the Jamaica Folk Singers. … Continued


No Truth to Report of Cabinet Reshuffle

The following is a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister. Reports on the Gleaner’s website of a Cabinet reshuffle are false. The Prime Minister and her team remain focused on the national growth and the development agenda and … Continued


Ian Boyne Launches ‘Profile of Excellence’

Inspiring speeches, good music and infectious laughter filled the evening, as veteran journalist, Ian Boyne, launched his captivating book, which highlights the extraordinary achievements of ordinary Jamaicans. Written in collaboration with author and motivational speaker, Glenford Smith, ‘Profile of Excellence: … Continued


Support for Sub-Regional Office of Olade

Some $6 million is to be spent to support  the sub-regional office for the Latin America and Caribbean Energy Organisation in Jamaica  (OLADE). The sum is allocated in the Estimates of Expenditure, which is before the House of Representatives. The … Continued


Project to Phase Out HCFC Gets Funding

A sum of $8 million has been allocated to the hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase out Management Plan Implementation project, in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. The project seeks to freeze importation of HCFCs at 2009 … Continued

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