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Jamaica’s UN Peacekeepers Honoured

Jamaica joined the rest of the world in celebrating the efforts of United Nations’ peacekeepers who have lost their lives working to maintain global peace and security, on Thursday (June 17). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Coordinator, Mr. Mihn … Continued


Broadcasting Commission Engages Young People

As the Broadcasting Commission continues its efforts to increase engagement with the nation’s young people, it has developed a series of monthly features for the Children’s Own, Youth Link (Gleaner) and Teenage (Jamaica Observer) publications. The features, the ‘Young Commissioners’, … Continued


Notice to the Public

The Emergency Powers Review Tribunal was established pursuant to Regulation 38 of the Emergency Powers Regulations 2010 on the 28th May 2010. The members of this Tribunal are Pamela Benka-Coker, Q.C., Chairman, Mr. Justice Henderson Downer, retired Judge of Appeal, … Continued


Vaz Welcomes ICT Road Show Montego Bay Stop

The second stop on the Jamaican leg of the Caribbean Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Road Show was held at the St. James Parish Library, Montego Bay, on Wednesday (June 9). Students representing primary, secondary and high schools in western … Continued


Post Mortems Begin Tomorrow

The police has advised that post mortems on the bodies of those killed during the current operation by the security forces in West Kingston will begin tomorrow, June 1, 2010. The relatives of the deceased are advised to appoint independent … Continued


Vaz Says Residents In Emergency Areas Free To Move

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has advised that, as of today, all residents in communities affected by the ongoing State of Emergency are free to go about their lawful business. Minister with Responsibility … Continued


Public Service Announcement

The Ministry of Education takes the safety of our students very seriously and as such has taken steps and is taking steps to ensure their physical safety, psychological health and emotional wellbeing. Concerns have been raised about sittings of the … Continued


JIS Supports Braeton Primary Reading Fair

Braeton Primary and Junior High School staged its inaugural Reading Fair, to stimulate and foster a culture of reading, at the school, St. Catherine on Friday (May 21). Held under the theme, ‘Read Today for a Brighter Tomorrow’, the day’s … Continued


LAMP to be expanded to more Parishes

With just under half of the 800,000 parcels of land on Jamaica’s tax roll unregistered, islandwide, expansion of the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) is being considered. LAMP, which falls under the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), was … Continued


Carib Broadcast Regulators meet in Kingston in June

Caribbean regulators, policy specialists and professionals in the Broadcasting, Telecommunications and wider ICT community will meet June 7 – 8, at the Terra Nova Hotel, Kingston, to discuss the future of broadcasting in the Caribbean. The disclosure was made by … Continued


Vaz Confident of Resolution of Air time Issue

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says he is confident that the Government and the Media Association of Jamaica (MAJ) will resolve the issue of the distribution of Government air-time in the privately owned … Continued


Vaz Says Government Committed To Press Freedom

Minister with responsibility for Information, Hon Daryl Vaz, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to Press freedom. Minister with responsibility for Information, Hon Daryl Vaz. Mr. Vaz said that the Government would not do anything to threaten the tradition that the … Continued


Senior Citizens’ Bible Quiz Competition Launched

The National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) has launched it Seniors’ Bible Quiz Competition under the theme, ‘Enhancing Mental Ability’. The Bible quiz is aimed at encouraging active ageing and intellectual stimulation among seniors. The competition is open to all … Continued


NSWMA Launches 2010/11 PR Campaign

As part of efforts to sensitise the public to its role and functions, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) launched a year-long public relations campaign Wednesday (April 7). According to NSWMA’s Executive Director, Joan Gordon Webley, the campaign will … Continued


Development Assistance Centre (DAC) now at NEPA

The Government has implemented a pilot Development Assistance Centre (DAC) within the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), to improve the turnaround time for building applications. Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunication and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says the … Continued

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