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Regional ILO Meeting Ends on High Note

The two-day International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Tripartite Caribbean Conference officially ended Thursday (April 2) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in New Kingston. At the closing ceremony, a document outlining nine principles and actions deemed desirable, as the way forward in … Continued


Charles Welcomes ILO Caribbean Conference in Kingston

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles, has described the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Tripartite Caribbean Conference, which opened at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel yesterday, as timely, in the context of the current global economic crisis. “I believe that … Continued


Charles Says Labour Day is Monday, May 25

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles, has confirmed that Labour Day, which falls on May 23, will be celebrated on Monday, May 25, this year. In an interview with JIS news today (April 1), Mr. Charles explained that … Continued


Disabled Community Happy with Assistance for the Deaf

Executive Director of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD), Ransford Wright, has said that members of the disabled community are overwhelmed with the recent development of personnel being trained to assist deaf persons to obtain their driver’s licences. … Continued


Ministry of Labour Offering Training for Laid-Off Workers

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security, is offering training to persons who have been separated from their jobs. This was disclosed by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles, on the Prime Minister’s monthly radio call-in programme, ‘Jamaica … Continued


Charles Summons Employers/Trade Unions to Discuss Lay-Offs

Minister of Labour and Social Security(MLSS), the Hon. Pearnel Charles, has invited employers and trade unions to a meeting at the Terra Nova Hotel, Kingston, Thursday morning to continue discussions on the issue of redundancies and lay-offs. Mr. Charles told … Continued


Early Stimulation Programme a Success

Director of the Early Stimulation Programme in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Antonica Gunter-Gayle, has pointed out that over the last three years, public interest in the programme has grown significantly. “Last year, we had 700 children up … Continued


Japanese Specialist to Assist Business Sector

The Jamaica Productivity Centre will be partnering with Japanese product improvement specialist, Makoto Oyama, to provide technical assistance to a number of public and private sector organisations over the next two years. Mr. Oyama, who has over 30 years of … Continued


Labour Ministry Training Young People for Job Market

With the impact of the financial crisis crunching down on world economies, and concerns about job losses increase, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), through its Special Youth Employment and Training (SYEAT) project, is preparing young people for … Continued


Labour Unrest Victims of 1938 Remembered

A commemorative civic ceremony was held in Islington, St. Mary on Tuesday, May 30, to honor four citizens of the parish who lost their lives during the labor unrest of 1938. Caleb Barrett, Archibald Franklin, Thaddeus Smith and Felix McLeggon … Continued

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