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Book Industry Optimistic about Prospects

Players in the local book industry are upbeat about the future and anticipate an expansion in the sector. Publishing Director of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ), Kelly Magnus, said the sector is on the cusp of growth, fostered … Continued


$9.3 Billion Disbursed Under Chase Fund

A total of $9.3 billion has been disbursed by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund to aid in the implementation of several developmental projects across Jamaica over its 10 years of operation. This was disclosed by Chief … Continued


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

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