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Kingston Being Positioned As City Tourism Centre

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says with the addition of more hotel rooms in the country’s capital, Kingston is positioning itself as a centre for city tourism. “City tourism is a very exciting area of development; that’s what makes New York what it is, London what it is and…

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Government Lauded for Emphasis on BPO Sector

Chairman of Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), Lyttleton Shirley, says the Government has wisely tapped the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector as one of the key industries to “ramp up” growth and employment. Speaking at JAMPRO’s third staging of the Jamaica Investment Forum, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St.…

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Fisheries Minister Says Local Fishermen Must Take Advantage of Deep-Sea Resources

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says local fishermen should focus less on nearshore practices and instead take advantage of opportunities offered out in the deep ocean. Addressing reporters at JAMPRO’s third staging of the Jamaica Investment Forum at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James,…

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$230 Million Saved Under Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects

The Government has saved $230 million, to date, and reduced environmental emissions from the implementation of major programmes in energy efficiency, conservation and management. The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ)-implemented initiatives are the Deployment of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector Project, launched in 2016, to provide…

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Minister Montague Warns PPV Drivers

Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, is appealing to drivers in the public transportation sector to stay on the right side of the law. He said there may come a time when persons with criminal records will not be allowed to operate public passenger vehicles (PPV). “No person…

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Alternative Energy Expo June 15 and 16

Service providers in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency industry are among the persons invited to the upcoming Alternative Energy Expo being held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on June 15 and 16. The event will serve to educate the providers on government procurement processes as well as to showcase…

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Transport Minister Makes Proposals to Adjust Rules

Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, has made proposals to adjust the rules for public passenger vehicle operators, with the objective of reducing road crashes, safeguarding the lives of Jamaicans and accommodating drivers who want to design their own routes. At IGL Blue’s Health, Safety and Environment Road…

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PM Wants to Make Jamaica Centre of the Caribbean

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is committed to making Jamaica the ‘centre of the Caribbean’. “We want to be the centre of the Caribbean for innovation and technology. We want to be the centre of the Caribbean for trade and commerce and logistics, business process…

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