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Jamaica Still Exploiting CBI Biofuels Incentives

The Government is steadfast in its thrust to develop the local biofuels industry, producing ethanol from local feedstock and boosting exports of this highly valued fuel, under the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI). Minister of Energy and Mining, Hon. James Robertson, … Continued


Seniors Learning to Use the Computer

For most persons, retirement is a time for relaxation, after years of contributing to the development of the country. However, for some it’s a time to learn a new skill or to further their education. In an interview with JIS … Continued


Alpart Continues Support Despite Closure

A number of communities in St. Elizabeth are benefitting from support from the Alpart bauxite company despite the closure of mining operations in the parish. The company, through its Community Council, is providing more than 300,000 gallons of water per … Continued


Two Waste-to-Energy Plants to be Constructed

Two waste-to-energy plants are slated for early construction, which will see the country saving some US$60 million in the fuel importation bill, annually. This was announced today (October 16), by Minister of Energy and Mining, Honourable James Robertson, at a … Continued


Scrap Metal Dealers to Help Identify Crooked Traders

Scrap metal dealers have been given one month to co-operate with the Government in uncovering the source of illegal activities, which have re-surfaced in the industry. Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, made the announcement at a … Continued


JPS Boosts Generating Capacity

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has boosted its ability to serve more customers, yesterday (Oct.1) commissioning into service 10 additional megawatts of generating capacity at the Bogue Power Station in Montego Bay. The project, undertaken at a cost of US$8.5 … Continued


Seniors Graduate from Computer Course

Nineteen senior citizens have graduated from a computer introduction course, which was offered by the Manchester Parish Library. The ceremony was held on September 15, at the Mandeville Parish Church Hall, in Manchester, where the seniors were presented with Certificates … Continued


E-10 Gasoline Roll Out in Montego Bay November 1

The Petrojam refinery, in Montego Freeport, St. James, is preparing to roll out the E-10 gasoline on November 1, to ensure islandwide coverage, approximately one year after its launch in Jamaica. To get a first hand view of the preparations, … Continued

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