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Clarification

PLEASE NOTE BELOW, CLARIFICATION TO THE STATEMENT REGARDING CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND FUNERAL EXPENSES CARRIED IN THE NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRIME MINISTER, HON BRUCE GOLDING. ‘Under the revised tax measures Construction services will continue to be free of GCT. Funeral expenses … Continued

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Missing JIS Employee

An employee of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), 41-year-old Printer/Pressman, Michael Roberts, has been reported missing since Wednesday, December 16. Mr. Roberts, also known as ‘Lucky’, resides at 17 Kavita Crescent in Duncan’s Pen, Spanish Town, St. Catherine. When last … Continued

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Minister Vaz Welcomes Claro’s Investment in Jamaica

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Hon Daryl Vaz, has commended telecommunications firm Claro’s significant investment in wireless and data networks across Jamaica, within its first year of operation. … Continued

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Jamaica Magazine Airs on NCU FM Today

The flagship programme of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Jamaica Magazine, has a new outlet – Northern Caribbean University (NCU) FM – and will be aired on the station, beginning today, Monday, November 2. Acting Manager of the Radio Department … Continued

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Access to Information Committee Meeting Postponed

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special projects, the Hon. Daryl Vaz, called off Thursday’s meeting of the Joint Select Committee reviewing the Access to Information Act, after members failed to turn up on time. Mr. Vaz, who as … Continued

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Jamaica Gets $46m to Upgrade Vital Statistics Systems

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has granted Jamaica a J$46.3 million (US$520,000) grant to fund a Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems Modernization Programme. The system is utilized, within the Government service, to capture and record vital data and statistics, … Continued

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Vaz Says Casino Bill to be Re-Tabled Next Week

Cabinet has approved the withdrawal of the Casino Gaming Bill, tabled in the House of Representatives in July this year, and a replacement which will be tabled next week for debate. The decision to withdraw the original Bill was taken … Continued

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JIS Saddened at Passing of Board Member Jean Lewis

Chairman of the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) Advisory Board, Neville James, has expressed great sadness at the passing of JIS Board member, Mrs. Jean Lewis. Mr. James described Mrs. Lewis as a dedicated and an active Board member, who was … Continued

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New-Look JIS Website

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is creating additional features on its website, which will allow users, especially students, to be more interactive with them, while keeping abreast of the developments in Government. This disclosure was made by Chief Executive Officer … Continued

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Vaz Announces Digicel Internship for CCNA Graduates

Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Information and Telecommunications, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has announced that Digicel is to establish a yearly internship programme for 10 persons who complete the Cisco Certified Network Associate … Continued

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Minister Vaz says New ICT Policy Coming Soon

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Hon. Daryl Vaz, says that a new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policy will be tabled in Parliament, soon. Mr. Vaz said that … Continued

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