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JIS continues to Support Haiti relief efforts

Ten-year-old Ashley Wedderburn was so moved by a prayer for Haitian earthquake victims she heard at her Donnington Primary School, she suggested to her Principal that everyone should contribute to the relief of the victims. A week after the deadly … Continued

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CORRECTION

In story with headline: ‘GOV’T TO ASSIST PERSONS WHO LEAVE THE PUBLIC SECTOR’, which was sent out on Tuesday (Jan. 19), it was incorrectly reported that the government was looking at a special credit window at Dehring Bunting and Golding … Continued

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Use Caribbean Content in Programming – Min Vaz to HBO

Minister with responsibility for Information and Telecommunications, Daryl Vaz, has called on the cable and satellite programming service provider, HBO Latin America Group to use more Caribbean content in their programming. He said: “The Caribbean is universally accepted as having … Continued

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Earthquake Tips

The ODPEM implores all Jamaicans to take the following precautions should anearthquake occur.

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PM Heads to ‘Dom Rep’ Monday

Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding will travel to the Dominican Republic Monday, January 18 for a meeting to discuss assistance and co-ordination of efforts for earthquake devastated, Haiti, at the invitation of President Leonel Fernandez. The meeting is being … Continued

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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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