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Broadcasting Commission seeks to widen revenue net

The Broadcasting Commission is proposing an “equitable” license fee for all players in the sector, to finance its regulatory system. Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Hopeton Dunn, has pointed out that, currently, the broadcasting side of the industry, including radio … Continued


Persons urged to take food to shelters

State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Local Government Reform, Hon. Robert Montague is reminding persons who find it necessary to use shelters during storms or other disasters, that they must take their own food … Continued


ODPEM on all systems for Tomas

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) says it is taking its preparations for Tropical Depression Tomas “very seriously,” despite the fact that the system has been weakening. At a press conference hosted by the ODPEM at its … Continued


JIS stages work day at Mount Olivet Boys Home

With Christmas fast approaching, members from the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) journeyed to the Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Walderston, Manchester, to bring cheer to the boys, through a work day, on Saturday (October 30). The JIS work day included … Continued


Fire Brigade gets funds and equipment

Minister of State for Local Government, Hon Robert Montague, on (October 25) presented the Jamaica Fire Brigade with $5 million towards enhancing the working environment of its staff. In addition, rescue equipment were donated by Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) … Continued


Leaders pay tribute to Centenarian

Resident of Bull Savannah in St. Elizabeth, Mrs. Simonette Rochester, was showered with praise by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, and Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson … Continued


Firefighters in Portland observe Fire Safety Week

The Portland Division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade is observing Fire Safety Awareness Week from October 24 to October 30 under the theme: ‘Partnering with communities for fire safety’. Activities got underway on (Oct. 24) with a national church service … Continued


Dengue risks explained at JIS Portland meeting

Measures to prevent mosquito infestation and reduce the risk of Dengue Fever transmission, were outlined at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Community Meeting at Mount Pleasant All Age School, Portland, on Wednesday (October 20). Among the measures outlined by Assistant … Continued


Patterson calls for action in Haiti’s rebuilding efforts

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica and CARICOM’s Special Representative on Haiti’s Reconstruction, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, has said that Haiti deserves unprecedented levels of support from the international community. Speaking at the 12th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture Series … Continued


Miss Rita Laid To Rest

Merita Charles, mother-in-law of Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding, and mother of Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, was laid to rest in Moneague on Sunday, October 17. The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late … Continued


World Statistics Day, October 20

On Wednesday, October 20, Jamaica will join the rest of the world in celebrating the inaugural World Statistics Day, a United Nations’ designated day which will be observed under the theme, “Celebrating the Many Achievements of Official Statistics”. The Statistical … Continued