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Hanover Marks Bustamante’s 125th Birthday on Tuesday

A civic ceremony, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the birth of National Hero, Sir Alexander Bustamante, will be held on Tuesday (Feb. 24), at Sir Alexander’s birthplace in Blenheim, Hanover. The annual event is being staged jointly by the … Continued


Prime Minister Regrets the Passing of Col. Ken Barnes

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has expressed regret at the passing yesterday of retired army officer, Col. Ken Barnes. “Colonel Barnes gave outstanding service and made a significant contribution to Jamaica in several areas, most notably the military and sports”, Mr. … Continued


‘Jamaica House Live’ to be Aired March 4

The monthly call in radio programme, ‘Jamaica House Live’, hosted by Prime Minister Bruce Golding, will be aired on Wednesday, March 4, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The programme will not be broadcast on Wednesday, February 25, as this … Continued


Broadcasting Commission Brings Soca and Gun Lyrics Under Control

The Broadcasting Commission, in a release yesterday(Friday), prohibited transmission of soca music content on the airwaves displaying, simulating or instructing about sexual activities or positions. The Commission has also put a halt to the transmission of lyrics glorifying the gun … Continued


UN Urged to Examine Assistance Protocol to Vulnerable States

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Faith Innerarity, has appealed to the United Nations, to re-examine its assistance protocol to member states deemed most vulnerable as a result of the global financial crisis. She said … Continued


Fire Brigade and HEART/Trust Enter Into Reciprocal Agreement

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and the HEART Trust/NTA, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will facilitate the certification of fire fighters and improvement of safety standards throughout HEART institutes. Copies of the reciprocal agreement were signed … Continued


Bauxite Monitoring Committee Briefs PM

On the day when bauxite fell to US$1,300 per ton, Prime Minister Bruce Golding was briefed on the status of all bauxite companies at the first meeting of the Bauxite Industry Monitoring Committee, today, (February 17) at Jamaica House. Speaking … Continued


JSIF Gets ISO Certification

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), has achieved International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001:2004 Certification, which will strengthen the agency’s overall environmental management capacity in carrying out its various development projects. JSIF was recommended for ISO 14001 Registration in December … Continued


Myths on Revivalism Dispelled

Anthropologist and Lecturer at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Allison Berry, is seeking to dispel the myth that Revivalism is a form of witchcraft, noting that the teaching of the faith argues against devil worship … Continued


BBC Begins Production of Jamaican’s Novel

Production has started on a BBC television adaptation of the best selling and multi award winning novel, ‘Small Island’, by British author of Jamaican heritage, Andrea Levy. The novel, which traces the lives of a Jamaican couple and their families … Continued


King And Queen Tour Exhibition at Institute of Jamaica

Their Majesties, King Juan Carlos I, and Queen Sofia of Spain, today (February 17), participated in an official tour of an exhibition, titled ‘Xaymaca: Life in Spanish Jamaica’, at the Institute of Jamaica, in downtown Kingston. The ‘Xaymaca: Life in … Continued


Fast Track Land to Bauxite Workers – PM Golding

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has said that he is prepared to arrange a special task force to deal with the sale and issue of titles for non-bauxite lands to bauxite workers. He was speaking with union heads at a recent … Continued


Forensic Audit of PCJ’s Operations Started Today

A forensic audit of the operations of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), which started today, is to be conducted over the next 17 weeks, Jamaica House has disclosed. Cabinet was briefed on the issue last week Monday. The brief … Continued


Possibility Programme to be Expanded

The Possibility Programme, for vulnerable boys, may be expanded to Spanish Town and Montego Bay, says the director, Lolita Philips. “We expect to continue the mandate of improving the lives of vulnerable youths in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA). However, … Continued


Ground Broken for Conference Centre in Mobay

Ground was broken on Saturday (Feb. 14), symbolically marking the official start of construction of the long awaited Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James. The facility, located in the Rose Hall area of Montego Bay, will be financed by … Continued

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