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Public Sector Energy Project to Cost $1.2 Billion

KINGSTON – Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, said the government is looking to spend some $1.2 billion over the next two years to undertake several energy saving initiatives within public sector entities. He stated that … Continued

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Govt Receives Funding for Keep Jamaica Clean Campaign

The Government has received $30 million from the CHASE Fund to finance the  Keep Jamaica Clean: Jamaica 50th public education campaign, which is slated to begin next week. Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon Sandrea Falconer, who made … Continued

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CAC to Carry out Price Checks

Following numerous complaints by consumers of excessive price increases in supermarkets and other establishments, Cabinet has instructed the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) to carry out checks. Making the announcement Wednesday June 13 at Jamaica House press briefing at the Office … Continued

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Innovation Centres to be established

A total of $5 million has been allotted by the Government for the establishment of business incubator and innovation centres (IICs), on a phased basis, in key academic institutions during this fiscal year. This is set out in the 2012/13 … Continued

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UDC to Spend $788 Million on Capital Projects

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) plans to spend some $788 in total capital expenditure during the financial year. This is contained in the Jamaica Public Bodies, Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for the year ending March 2013, which was tabled … Continued

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Plans to Relocate Foreign Ministry Downtown Advanced

Plans to relocate the offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, downtown Kingston have been advanced with a further allocation of $92 million in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure. Under the project, expanded and customised office facilities … Continued

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Gov’t Looking to Make Greater use of Social Media

The Government of Jamaica is looking to implement an appropriate social media policy to more effectively engage ordinary Jamaicans in decision making. Minister with Responsibility for Information in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Sandrea Falconer, made the revelation … Continued

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2,945 Employed Under JEEP

A total of 2,945 persons have been employed through the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) across 25 constituencies, since the start of the initiative in March. Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, provided an update on … Continued

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MP wants Throne Speech Renamed

Member of Parliament for North East St. Elizabeth, Raymond Pryce is urging the House of Representatives to take the necessary steps to rename the Throne Speech the ‘People’s Speech’. In a resolution tabled in the House on Tuesday (April 24), … Continued

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Office of Parliamentary Counsel to be improved

The Ministry of Justice is moving to restructure the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, with the aim of improving the legislative support given to the Government. Speaking on the JIS programme, ‘Issues and Answers’, Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. … Continued

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Policy of Openness Being Pursued by Government

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says the policy of the government, since assuming office on January 5,   is to ensure that its communication is open, timely, clear, effectively managed and responsive to the needs of … Continued

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