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Jamaica Wants to Expand Economic Relations With France

Prime Minister Bruce Golding says Jamaica wants to expand economic relations with France in the areas of tourism and investments in the productive sector. He expressed this desire when he received a courtesy call this morning from the French Ambassador … Continued


New Facility for Trelawny’s Elderly

The Icy Allen Care Centre, a new addition to the Trelawny Infirmary, was officially opened on February 26. Constructed at a cost of approximately $40 million, through philanthropic contributions from friends of the Infirmary based in the United States, the … Continued


Eleven Stalwarts Honoured at Inaugural JARIA Awards

Reggae Month 2009 came to a pulsating climax with impressive performances by Freddie McGregor, Tanya Stephens, Lloyd Lovindeer, TOK and Professor Nuts, at the inaugural Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA) Honour Awards on Sunday (March 1). In an atmosphere of … Continued


March 15 is Deadline for Filing Income Tax Returns

The Tax Administration Department is reminding all companies, organisations, self-employed persons, and employees with other sources of income, that March 15 is the due date to file income tax returns. Business persons are being urged to use days preceeding that … Continued


Jamaica to Host 2010 Meeting of Hemispheric Parliamentarians

Jamaica is expected to host the next meeting of the executive committee of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas(COPA), which unites democratic Parliaments in the Americas. This has been confirmed by Jamaica’s representative on COPA’s executive committee, Mr. Othneil Lawrence, … Continued


Portland Communities to Benefit from Socio-Economic Programmes

Several communities in Portland are poised to benefit from training and social development programmes, aimed at improving their socio-economic conditions. One such area, Janga Gully in Port Antonio, will see the HEART Trust/NTA providing certification for persons who are already … Continued


Young People Give Facelift to St. James Infirmary

Representatives of three youth groups in Montego Bay recently came together to give a facelift to the St. James Infirmary and donate food packages and other necessities to the elderly residents. The young people from the St. James Junior Council, … Continued


JARIA Stages Honour Awards Sunday at Pegasus

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA) is promising a night of spectacular entertainment at its inaugural Honour Awards on Sunday, March 1, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston. The JARIA will recognise artistes, musicians, sound systems, producers and engineers … Continued


Fire Brigade to Move to Half-Way-Tree in July

The administrative headquarters of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to be relocated to Hagley Park Road, Half-Way-Tree, St. Andrew, in July, says State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister(OPM) with responsibility for Local Government, Robert Montague. In … Continued


Jamaicans Must Treasure the Memory of Bustamante – PM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has urged all Jamaicans to hold dear, the memory and legacy of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, the great and exemplary leader, who was instrumental in making things happen, that set the country … Continued


Government to Accelerate Initiatives Under Ethics Programme

As part of its efforts to address the perception of growing corruption within the Public Sector, and the need to have in place appropriate mechanisms to guide Public Servants about appropriate conduct, the Government is moving to further accelerate initiatives … Continued


Recording Artistes Urged to Create More Sustainable Music

Former Managing Director of Synergy Production, Ronnie Burke, is urging Jamaica’s recording artistes to create more sustainable music that will be accepted in the global marketplace, and thus contribute to the economic development of the country. In an interview with … Continued


Music Festival to Honour Bob Marley Feb. 28

The 16th annual Caribbean Music Festival honouring the life and philosophy of the late legendary reggae star, Robert Nesta Marley, will be held on Saturday, February 28, at the Bayfront Park, in downtown Miami, Florida, in the United States. This … Continued


Barnes Brothers Donate Records to Jamaica Music Archives

Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports(MICYS), the Hon. Olivia Grange, today (February 23) received the first instalment of a donation of records from Jamaican-born broadcasters, Jeff, Winston and Ed Barnes, to the Jamaica Music Archives, Spanish Town, St. Catherine. … Continued

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