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Active Labour Day in St. Elizabeth

Hundreds of persons turned out in St. Elizabeth on Labour Day (May 23), to beautify towns, clean community spaces, build community amenities and homes for the elderly. Many of the projects were completed, and in other cases significant work was … Continued

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6,700 More Persons Indentified for PATH

Approximately 6,700 persons have been identified under the Beneficiary Identification System (BIS), a joint initiative between the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) and the Registrar General’s Department (RGD). Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on May 22, … Continued

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Gov’t Achieving Millennium Development Goals – Kellier

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says that Jamaica is well advanced in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  “Some of those goals are the eradication of extreme poverty, universal primary education, reduced childhood and … Continued

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NCSC to Focus on Men Centenarian Day

The National Council on Senior Citizens (NCSC) will be stepping up its activities for 2012, beginning with Centenarian Day, to be observed on May 22. Dubbed, ‘Seniors in Action’,  this year’s Centenarian Day seeks to highlight the importance of senior … Continued

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Labour Minister Underscores Contribution of Workers

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, has underscored the significant contribution of workers to Jamaica’s economy and the society’s fabric.   “Workers’ Week bears testimony to the power, the strength and the accomplishments of the Jamaican labour force, … Continued

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COJ Develops Business Registration Form

As Government continues to put measures in place to improve business facilitation, the Companies Office of Jamaica (CoJ) has developed a business registration form, which integrates information from various institutions. These include the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Inland … Continued

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PATH Families to get Houses

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has signed a partnership agreement with Food for the Poor (FFP) Jamaica, to provide social housing, valued at $20 million, for families who are beneficiaries of the Programme of Advancement Through Health and … Continued

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$87 Million set aside to assist the Elderly

Approximately 67,500 elderly and disabled persons are to receive cash transfers under the Jamaica PATH Conditional Transfer Programme, this fiscal year. As contained in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure, $87 million has been allocated to carry out this and other … Continued

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Kellier Calls for Greater Harmony in the Workplace

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is calling on employers to develop new ways to improve productivity and achieve harmony in the workplace. He said if management and labour work harder to attain greater levels of industrial … Continued

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3,000 Jobs Provided Under JEEP

Approximately 3,000 jobs have already been created under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Omar Davies, has revealed. “They are in varied fields, such as construction, in terms of work being done … Continued

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OHS Day to Focus on Green Jobs

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) will join the rest of the world in observing World Day for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the workplace, on Saturday, April 28. Themed: ‘Promoting Safety and Health in a Green … Continued

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Labour Minister Pleased with Progress of NIS

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says he is pleased with the progress of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), having successfully reached its 46th Anniversary. “We recognise and salute those who were instrumental in the development of … Continued

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