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Jamaicans Urged to Participate in ERA Public Consultations

Jamaicans are being urged to participate in the upcoming consultations on the Environmental Regulatory Authority (ERA), being set up by government to deal with environmental, social and economical issues that will contribute to sustainable development and national growth. The consultations … Continued

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Environmental Regulatory Authority to be Set Up

The government is moving to establish a regulatory body that will have primary responsibility for environmental policing, compliance monitoring and enforcement. A Green Paper has been developed for the establishment of an Environmental Regulatory Authority (ERA). Work is being undertaken … Continued

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JIS Stages Heritage Essay Competition

All is in place for the staging of this year’s Heritage Essay Competition by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). The competition is being hosted by the agency for the second time, and the topic for this year’s essay is: ‘Fifty … Continued

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JIS Mounts Historical Display of Photography

In recognition of the nation’s Golden Jubilee, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) has launched a photographic display at its office at 58A Half-Way Tree Road, highlighting the works of pioneers who have chronicled the country’s history, through their lenses. The … Continued

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Strategies in Place to Address Homelessness

The Committee for the Homeless, a subdivision of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, has embarked on a number of strategies in an effort to end chronic homelessness in Jamaica. Some of the key measures include: establishing outreach … Continued

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PHOTO: JIS Honours Retired and Retiring Employees

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer (fourth left), and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Donna-Marie Rowe (fourth right); share a moment  with retired and retiring JIS employees, who were honoured by … Continued

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JIS Stages Sports Day at Mount Olivet

Inclement weather could not dampen the atmosphere of fun and excitement at the Mount Olivet Boys' Home in Manchester recently as the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) staff joined the residents for a day of sports and games. The event dubbed: … Continued

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JIS to Participate in UTech Book Fair

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) will be participating in the University of Technology’s (UTech) annual book fair to be held today in the Caribbean Sculpture Park, at the institution’s Old Hope Road campus. The event, organised by the Calvin McKain … Continued

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JIS Hosts Peace Corps Volunteers

KINGSTON — The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) opened its doors recently to a group of American Peace Corps volunteers, who wanted to get as much information as possible, to assist them in their preparation to teach and work in schools … Continued

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JIS Hosts Career Day at Mount Olivet

KINGSTON — The Mount Olivet Boys' Home was abuzz with activity recently, when the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) hosted a career day at the Manchester-based home. On hand were representatives of a number of organisations and agencies, and experts in … Continued

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PS in Youth Ministry addresses JIS Think Tank

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC), Faith Innerarity, emphasises the importance of the first Forum of Ministers Responsible for Social and Sustainable Development in the Caribbean that will be hosted at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel … Continued

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RGD Reports Success in its Overseas Outreach Programme

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is reporting a huge success from its recent Overseas Outreach Programme in North America, having successfully processed 204 of approximately 238 applications from the Jamaican Diaspora. The two-week mission conducted from July 12 to 24, … Continued

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