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Youth Innovation Centres Can Help to Fight Crime – Green

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the commissioning of Youth Innovation Centres across the island will assist in the fight against crime. Mr. Green, who was speaking at the official launch of the Westmoreland Youth Innovation Centre, at Llandilo, on May…

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PHOTOS: Retirees of Edith Dalton James High School Receive Citations

[caption id="attachment_182996" align="alignnone" width="630"] Former casual worker and retiree of the Edith Dalton James High School, Carol Campbell (centre), accepts her citation from teacher of the school, Venecia Alwood (left), at the institution’s 40th anniversary retirement function at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on May 31. At right…

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Minister Emphasises Importance of Sound Pension Governance

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, has emphasised the importance of sound pension governance in safeguarding the interest of persons saving for retirement. Speaking at NCB Insurance Company (NCBIC) Limited’s pension seminar, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, on…

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Internal Auditors Urged to Support Business Regularisation Thrust

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, is calling on members of the local chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) to support the Government’s thrust to get more informal businesses regularised. He said regularisation will enable them to access benefits such as financing at reasonable rates,…

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Industry Minister Lauds Credit Union Movement

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the credit union movement has been a tower of economic strength, which has served as a catalyst for many small and medium-size businesses. Speaking at the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League (JCCUL) awards banquet at the Hilton Rose Hall…

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Justice Minister Says Good Customer Service Must Be Top Priority

Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says good customer service has to be a top priority, for the justice system to operate at the highest level of efficiency. Speaking at the recent launch of the Case Information Statistical System (CISS) for the Rural Circuit and Coroner’s Courts at the Jewel…

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Mining Minister Wants Jamaicans to Own Shares in Industry

Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says he intends to seek Cabinet’s approval to sell shares on the Stock Exchange for the average Jamaican to invest in the mining sector. “I have instructed that the Government holdings in Clarendon Alumina Partners (CAP) and Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited (JBM)…

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AAJ Far Advanced With Divestment of Airport

Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) is far advanced with the divestment of the Norman Manley International Airport. “If all goes to plan we should have divested this asset by the end of the calendar year. The invitation for the bid…

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Mining Management Institute to be Established

Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Government will be establishing a Mining Management Institute to provide training and certification for Jamaicans working in the mining sector. “We will …train managers, supervisors and workers in all aspects of mining management,” he said in his contribution to the…

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“We Believe in Data-Driven Decisions” – Dr. Wheatley

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says Government data is being made available to citizens in order to enable them to have an input in decisions impacting the country. “We believe in data-driven decisions and as such, we want to ensure that we engage our citizens…

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ODPEM Ready for 2018 Hurricane Season – Major Davis

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) says that “all critical checks and balances” have been put in place to ensure that the island is in a state-of-readiness for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The forecast from the Meteorological Office of Jamaica (Met Service) suggests that the season,…

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Jamaica and United States Sign MOU to Combat Child Trafficking

The Governments of Jamaica and the United States of America have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, which is aimed at combating the trafficking of children in Jamaica. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Marcia Gilbert-Roberts; and Chargé d’Affaires, United…

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Gov’t Empowering Disabled Persons Through Skills Training

Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Zavia Mayne, says the Ministry is committed to empowering persons with disabilities through skills training so that they can make a decent living. He said that in addition to traditional vocational training, focus is being placed on helping…

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