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Firefighters in Portland observe Fire Safety Week

The Portland Division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade is observing Fire Safety Awareness Week from October 24 to October 30 under the theme: ‘Partnering with communities for fire safety’. Activities got underway on (Oct. 24) with a national church service … Continued


Dengue risks explained at JIS Portland meeting

Measures to prevent mosquito infestation and reduce the risk of Dengue Fever transmission, were outlined at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Community Meeting at Mount Pleasant All Age School, Portland, on Wednesday (October 20). Among the measures outlined by Assistant … Continued


Patterson calls for action in Haiti’s rebuilding efforts

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica and CARICOM’s Special Representative on Haiti’s Reconstruction, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, has said that Haiti deserves unprecedented levels of support from the international community. Speaking at the 12th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture Series … Continued


Miss Rita Laid To Rest

Merita Charles, mother-in-law of Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding, and mother of Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, was laid to rest in Moneague on Sunday, October 17. The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late … Continued


World Statistics Day, October 20

On Wednesday, October 20, Jamaica will join the rest of the world in celebrating the inaugural World Statistics Day, a United Nations’ designated day which will be observed under the theme, “Celebrating the Many Achievements of Official Statistics”. The Statistical … Continued


Road and Crop Damage in Portland

The heavy rains since the start of the week have caused major damage to roads and crops in the Buff Bay Valley area of Portland. Information Minister and Member of Parliament for West Portland, Hon. Daryl Vaz, made the revelation … Continued


Claverty Cottage Shelter Closed

Claverty Cottage Primary School, which was activated as a shelter for displaced persons, is now closed, says Portland Disaster Co-ordinator, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Denise Lewis. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Ms. Lewis said … Continued


437 Persons in 22 Shelters

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reporting that approximately 437 persons are being housed in 22 shelters across the island. The shelters are spread across the parishes of St. James, Trelawny, St. Catherine, Kingston and St. … Continued


Four Persons Confirmed Dead

Four deaths have been confirmed and over 15 persons reported missing as a result of the heavy showers associated with Tropical Storm Nicole. According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), the deaths are from Flagaman, St. … Continued


St. James and Trelawny not Spared

Heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole have severely affected main roads, bridges and buildings in the parishes of St. James and Trelawny. In St. James, the Barnett River overflowed its banks and caused flooding along the Fairfield, Alice Eldemire … Continued


Public Service Announcement

The Registrar General’s Department wishes to advise the public that all our offices will be closed to the public today, due to the inclement weather. Customers and staff are advised to take the necessary safety precautions and to monitor the … Continued


Statistical Institute of Jamaica

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), wishes to advise that all of its telephone lines are currently not working. Persons wishing to make contact with STATIN may do so by calling 929 – 7326 or 926 – 1138. STATIN apologizes … Continued


Retired ISCF Members Honoured

A total of 171 retired members of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) have been honoured for years of dedicated service Addressing the awards luncheon at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel, New Kingston, on Tuesday (September 14), Minister of National Security, … Continued


September 16 is International Ozone Day

September 16 will be celebrated globally as International Ozone Day. The theme for this year’s celebrations is, “Ozone layer protection: governance and compliance at their best”, and highlights the role of good governance in enabling successful implementation and compliance with … Continued

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