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Governor-General Hails Contribution of JAS

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has lauded the 123-year-old Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) for its contribution to advancing the country’s agricultural industry. He noted that the entity has been playing its part in increasing food security, expanding exports and modernising agricultural practices in Jamaica. “The JAS…

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Thousands of Jamaicans Celebrate at Grand Gala

The National Stadium was filled to capacity on August 6, as thousands of Jamaicans came out to celebrate the country’s 56thanniversary of Independence at the Grand Gala. The event got under way at 6:00 p.m. and ended just after 10:00 p.m. with the much-anticipated display of fireworks. Among the attendees…

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New Anti-Litter Act to be Tabled by Year End

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the new Anti-Litter Act is to be tabled in Parliament by year end. Speaking with JIS News, Minister McKenzie said the process is being expedited to get the Act approved, so as to minimise the illegal disposal of waste.…

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JamaicaEye Not Infringing on Privacy Rights

The Ministry of National Security is assuring citizens that its national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme – Jamaica Eye – is not infringing on their right to privacy. Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, Legal Officer, Ministry of National Security, Tonelle Beecher, noted that the programme is voluntary “and…

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