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Parliamentary Proceedings & Making Laws

Parliamentary proceedings are usually conducted by Parliamentarians who are elected after each General Election. The main role of Parliamentarians is to review Bills, guiding them to law. Some Bills start by being read in the House of Representatives before they … Continued

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The Ceremonial Mace

The Mace is an ornamented staff used in Jamaican Parliamentary ceremonies and sessions; it represents the monarch’s authority over such proceedings. It was once used as a weapon in medieval times by foot soldiers. It is present at every session … Continued

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The Hon. Michael Lee Chin, OJ

Economic Growth Council (EGC) Chairman, Michael Lee-Chin (left), addresses Thursday’s (January 26) quarterly media briefing at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Seated (from left) are EGC Deputy Chairman, Ambassador Nigel Clarke; and members, Adam Stewart and Pat Ramsay.

Michael Lee-Chin is a Jamaican businessman who is considered a visionary in the world of business. His philosophy of “doing well and doing good” has contributed to great success in his entrepreneurial undertakings. He was one of the first black … Continued

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The Jamaican Parliament – History

The Jamaican Parliament is responsible for making the laws of the land. The Jamaican Parliament has its history in the House of Assembly that first met on January 20, 1664 in Spanish Town, then called St. Jago de la Vega. … Continued

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The Budget

The Budget is a document that proposes how much money the Government will allocate to the services it has to carry out and how it intends to collect the money to do so. The Budget comprises of the recurrent expenditure … Continued

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #4

In a competitive global market, the natural environment plays an impactful role in the success of any country’s economy. Therefore, the fourth National Goal of the Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan has this focus – “Jamaica has a … Continued

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #3

The third goal of Vision 2030 Jamaica is to ensure that “Jamaica’s economy is prosperous”.  There are six (6) National Outcomes for this National Goal. These are: A stable macro economy An enabling business environment Strong economic infrastructure Energy security … Continued

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #2

Each year the Government has continued to implement strategies to move the country towards realising the National Goals outlined in the Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan.  National Goal #2 The second National Goal of Vision 2030 Jamaica is … Continued

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Goal #1

Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan has four (4) National Goals. These goals are to ensure that: Jamaicans are empowered to achieve their fullest potential. The Jamaican society is secure, cohesive and just. Jamaica’s economy is prosperous. Jamaica has … Continued

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Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan

“Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business.” Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan outlines steps that Jamaica must take to become a developed country by the year 2030. The plan is being implemented … Continued

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Security Guards Health Insurance Scheme

The Government in collaboration with Guardian Life Limited has initiated a health scheme for all private security guards. Types of Plans The plan is divided into five options which can be accessed based on the preference of the individual. The … Continued

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Mary Seacole: Caring for the Wounded

Mary Seacole, a Jamaican-born nurse, was known for her many acts of kindness towards those wounded in battle. Mary Seacole was born Mary Jane Grant in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805. Her father was a Scottish army officer, and her mother … Continued

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The Ceremonial Opening of Parliament

To mark the start of the new fiscal/parliamentary year, the Ceremonial Opening of Parliament takes place at Gordon House. This tradition began in 1962, at the first opening of Parliament for newly independent Jamaica The ceremonial opening of Parliament entails … Continued

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World Wetlands Day 2017

World Wetlands Day will be celebrated on February 2, 2017. The theme is “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction.” According to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, otherwise known as the  Ramsar Convention,  wetlands include: “all lakes and rivers, underground … Continued

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Types of Wetlands

There are many different types of wetlands. These include marshes, swamps and bogs. There are several that are specific to the Caribbean such as mangroves, lagoons, swamp forests, and freshwater and brackish marshes. In Jamaica, the most common wetlands are … Continued

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Earthquake Safety Precautions

An earthquake can strike at any time, so it is important prepare as best as possible.  Remove hazards Secure heavy furniture, such as bookcases and storage cabinets by bolting them to the floor and wall. Place larger and heavier items … Continued

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After an Earthquake – Part 2

Minimise Further Problems  Stay off the streets. Keep them clear for the passage of emergency vehicles and equipment. Do not use the telephone unless there is an emergency. Do not flush toilets until water and sewage lines have been checked … Continued

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After an Earthquake – Part 1

Check for Injuries After an earthquake, the most important thing to do is to check for injuries among family members and neighbours. Qualified persons should administer first aid, where necessary. Seriously injured persons should not be moved unless they are … Continued

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During an Earthquake

The effects of an earthquake can be minimised if you take the right action. Here are some things to do during an earthquake. Firstly and most importantly, remain calm. If you panic, you are more likely to suffer injuries and … Continued

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