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Government Pushes Food Safety Measures

Jamaica is stepping up food safety measures for the benefit of the domestic market, and in compliance with North American and European food importation regulations. The latest move is Cabinet’s approval of the National Food Safety Policy, and plans for … Continued


Jamaica Fire Brigade to Get Three New Trucks

The Jamaica Fire Brigade will receive a boost to its fleet, following the signing of a contract for the procurement of three brand new fire trucks. These units are being acquired at a cost of US$1.35 million and are expected … Continued


New Vendor Registration Begins April 1

Come April 1, the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will commence a new vendor registration exercise in the Corporate Area. Making the disclosure during a KSAC Council meeting at its Church Street chambers in downtown Kingston on March 12, … Continued


Ambassador to Address JABA Gala

Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, will deliver the keynote address at the third annual Jamaican American Bar Association (JABA) Awards and Scholarship Gala, in New York, on Saturday, March 16. In addition to benefiting students attending … Continued


Jamaica Making Strides in Empowering Women

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says Jamaica has made significant progress towards the full empowerment of women since independence. “We have elected a female Prime Minister, which means that we have broken the glass ceiling … Continued


Universal Service Fund Reports $9.7bn in Revenue

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is reporting collections of more than $9.7 billion as at February 5, 2013. The funds, generated from incoming telephone calls, will be utilised to accelerate the deployment of broadband services islandwide, in keeping with Government’s … Continued


Gov’t Seeks Input of Church Leaders

Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, on Tuesday, March 5, met with over 100 church leaders across varying denominations to discuss the country’s Economic Reform Programme and to seek their input. The Prime Minister told the leaders, at … Continued


Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is dead

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has died. An emotional vice-president Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on Tuesday evening. Mr. Chavez had not appeared in public since he returned to Venezuela last month after cancer treatment in Cuba. Under the constitution, the … Continued


New OPM Website Launched

The media, students, researchers, the general public, and other stakeholders can now visit the Office of the Prime Minister’s new, interactive web portal, which was launched on Wednesday, February 27. The new-look website,, which was designed by the Jamaica … Continued


LAMP II Extended to Provide More Land Titles

More Jamaicans are expected to become title holders, following a 10 year-extension of the Land Administration and Management Programme II (LAMP II). As part of the expansion, Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation (KCSC), has injected an initial US$2 million in the … Continued


New Contractor General Sworn In

The country’s fifth Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, was on Monday, February 25, sworn into office by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most. Hon. Sir Patrick Allen. Addressing the swearing-in ceremony at King’s House, the Governor-General commended Mr. Harrison on accepting the … Continued


Brigade Seeking to Reduce Fire Incidents

Public Awareness Campaign Being Strengthened The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is among several agencies and departments, which are now intensifying the streamlining of their operations, to ensure greater levels of efficiency, as part of the Government’s overall thrust to increase … Continued


Minister Welcomes Sports Museum at GC Foster College

The G.C. Foster College Museum of Sports and Recreation is now officially open to the public. The museum, which celebrates the life and contribution of Jamaica’s athletes, was set up to preserve, research, promote and celebrate an awareness of Jamaica’s … Continued


Information Minister Commends Strong NDX Support

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says that support for the National Debt Exchange (NDX) has been “extraordinary” and has expressed the Government’s appreciation. “We want to thank all the banks and private individuals, who have … Continued

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