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Deadline for Census takers is December 3

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reminding Jamaicans that the deadline to apply for the posts of Census Takers for the 2011 Population and Housing Census is Friday, December 3, 2010. Over the coming days, persons can drop off … Continued


VAZ urges MAJ to sign off on government broadcast agreement

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, is appealing to the Media Association of Jamaica (MAJ) to sign off on the agreement regarding time allotted for government broadcasts on radio and television. Addressing the issue … Continued


Germany donates to recovery effort

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has received a $5.5 million donation from the German Government to support recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of recent heavy rains. Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, His … Continued


Service of thanksgiving for food for the poor

Persons from across the Caribbean Diaspora turned out on November 18 for a Service of Thanksgiving, followed by a tour of the headquarters of Food for the Poor at Coconut Creek, South Florida. Under the patronage of the Consulate General … Continued


Persons applying for titles under LAMP to pay less

Persons applying for land titles under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), are now benefitting from further reductions in fees paid to process the documents. “We calculate our fees on the unimproved value of the land, so we have … Continued


PIOJ optimistic of growth for January quarter

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is optimistic that the economy will return to positive growth in the last quarter of the fiscal year, despite a decline in earlier quarters. “We are forecasting a return to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) … Continued


Region must be proactive on climate change – PIOJ head

Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, has said that Caribbean nations must become more proactive in addressing climate change, given the region’s vulnerability to natural disasters. “As planners we can no longer sit by … Continued


PIOJ says funding available for climate change projects

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that more funds are becoming available for Climate Change projects, internationally. Director, Sustainable Development & Regional Planning Division, PIOJ, Claire Bernard, told the JIS that the institute has been mobilizing resources through … Continued


Irene McDonald, guardian angel at Clifton Boys’ Home

For approximately 30 years now, the welfare of orphaned kids and boys of unfortunate circumstances at the Clifton Boys’ Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, has been in the capable hands of Irene Roslyn McDonald, the ‘guardian angel’ for countless children for … Continued


Remembrance Day

Prime Minister Bruce Golding was among those who laid wreaths at the shrine of persons who fought in the great wars during yesterday’s (Nov 14) National Remembrance Sunday at the National Heroes Park in Kingston. The Day is traditionally observed … Continued


JAST President commends Government

President of the Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists (JAST), Ian Maxwell has commended the Government for sticking to its philosophy that the industry has to be driven by privately owned entities. Mr. Maxwell was speaking at the JAST Banquet and … Continued


PIOJ to host dialogue for development lecture

With global climate change emerging as one of the most significant threats to the sustainable development agendas of CARICOM countries, the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will host a Dialogue for Development Lecture, focusing on the theme: ‘Building Climate Resilient … Continued


Statutory payments for October due November 15

The Tax Administration wishes to remind Employers that the payment of payroll deductions and contributions for PAYE (income tax), NIS, Education Tax and HEART for the month of October becomes due on Monday, November 15. In keeping with the law, … Continued