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Official Funeral for Ryan Peralto

The Government has announced that an official funeral will be accorded the late Senator and former Member of Parliament, Ryan Peralto, who died on Friday, January 23. The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 9, at the Stella … Continued


PM Underscores Importance of Customs Department

Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has underscored the importance of the Customs Department in the development of the country. Addressing a special consultation organised by the Customs Department today (Jan. 27) at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge in Kingston, as part of … Continued


Jamaica Complying with International Anti-Doping Standards

Jamaica is in full compliance with the international standards set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the World Anti-Doping Code, says Executive Director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), Dr. Patrece Charles-Freeman. “In order for us to be compliant … Continued


NEPA Replants Mangroves along the Palisadoes Strip

Approximately 700 mangrove seedlings were planted along the Palisadoes Strip by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) in collaboration with the Port Royal Marine Laboratory of the University of the West Indies. The activity was the second such event … Continued


World Bank to Fund Review of Poverty Estimates

The World Bank is to provide grant funding to facilitate updating of the series on poverty estimation as part of the 20-year review of the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC). The revision, which is projected to be completed by … Continued


No Purchase of New Car for PM …

Government has denied reports that a new official car costing J$13-Million is being purchased for the Prime Minister. A contract in the amount of US$64,400 or J$5.4Million (based on the current exchange rate ) was approved by the National Contracts … Continued


Trevor Rhone Donates Family Property for Community Project

Renowned playwright, Trevor Rhone has donated his family home in Bellas Gate, St. Catherine for the construction of a basic school, community/skills training centre and visitor’s lodge. Several residents of the community, which served as the inspiration for Rhone’s very … Continued


Region Will Engage New U.S. Administration – PM

Prime Minister, Bruce Golding yesterday (Jan. 20) expressed the hope that the interest of developing countries like Jamaica, which is often left on the periphery of the global agenda, will form part of the United States’ foreign policy framework under … Continued


NSWMA Competition Rewarding Employees for Exemplary Work

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), yesterday (Jan. 19) presented some of its sanitation team members with gift baskets, movie tickets and certificates, as part of its ongoing ‘Get the Cash Competition’. The competition rewards sanitation workers for exemplary … Continued


Bauxite Industry to Return to Profitability in Three Years

Minister of State in the Ministry of Mining and Telecommunications, Laurence Broderick, is projecting that the bauxite sector should return to profitability within three years. He noted that with the current downturn in demand on the world market for metals … Continued


PM Golding – Working on New Deal for Jamaica

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has said that the Government was working on a new deal for the people of Jamaica that would bring communities out of poverty. He was speaking at the opening of the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) … Continued


JIS, ODPEM Staging Disaster Preparedness Meetings in St. Ann

The St. Ann Parish Disaster Committee of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) have collaborated to stage a series of public meetings throughout the parish, aimed at heightening citizens’ awareness of … Continued

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