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Concept of GovNet a Reality – Vaz

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has announced that the concept of a government-wide communication network, dubbed GovNet, aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness in operations and service delivery, is now a reality. “The … Continued


More JAMPRO Offices to be Opened Overseas

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has said that the Government will be opening more Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) offices overseas. Speaking with JIS News, the Minister said that the JAMPRO office located at the Jamaican Consulate … Continued


Jamaicans Say Farewell to Horace Clarke

Jamaicans turned out on July 24 to say farewell to the late former Minister of Agriculture, Public Utilities, Mining and Energy, and Water and Transport, Hon. Horace Clarke, O.J, at the official funeral service, held at the St. Andrew Parish … Continued


ICT to be A Growth Driver -Vaz

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has said that the government is working to create a productive Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry that will drive social and economic growth. The industry, he said, … Continued


Jamaicans Urged to Support 2011 Census

Jamaicans have been urged to give their full co-operation to the 2011 census exercise, when it begins April 5, by Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr. Heather … Continued


Head Count of Jamaicans to Begin April 5

Preparations are being made for a head count of all Jamaicans, by way of the Jamaica Population and Housing Census, which will begin on April 5, 2011. Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, on July 6, Acting Director, Social Policy, … Continued


New NIS Rates Effective August 2

The new effective date for revised contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is August 2, Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has confirmed. Speaking at Wednesday’s (June 30) Post Cabinet press briefing at … Continued


Mia Mottley For Broadcasting Commission Forum

Leader of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Hon. Mia Mottley, will deliver the keynote address at the Broadcasting Commission’s Regional Regulators’ Forum on Policy and Regulation in the Electronic Media. The Forum, which will bring together a cadre of … Continued


Jamaica’s UN Peacekeepers Honoured

Jamaica joined the rest of the world in celebrating the efforts of United Nations’ peacekeepers who have lost their lives working to maintain global peace and security, on Thursday (June 17). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Coordinator, Mr. Mihn … Continued


Broadcasting Commission Engages Young People

As the Broadcasting Commission continues its efforts to increase engagement with the nation’s young people, it has developed a series of monthly features for the Children’s Own, Youth Link (Gleaner) and Teenage (Jamaica Observer) publications. The features, the ‘Young Commissioners’, … Continued


Notice to the Public

The Emergency Powers Review Tribunal was established pursuant to Regulation 38 of the Emergency Powers Regulations 2010 on the 28th May 2010. The members of this Tribunal are Pamela Benka-Coker, Q.C., Chairman, Mr. Justice Henderson Downer, retired Judge of Appeal, … Continued

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