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Gov’t Circle to Save Some $2.4 Billion Annually In Rental Costs

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Administration stands to save as much as $2.4 billion in annual office rental costs from development of the proposed Government Circle project in and around National Heroes Park in Kingston. Additionally, he envisages that the project will serve as a catalyst…

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Jamaica Welcomes Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister

Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, and Mrs. Sharon Rowley, arrived in Jamaica today (July 17) for a four-day official visit. They were met at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston by a welcoming party led by Prime Minister the Most…

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Venezuelan President Arrives

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, His Excellency Nicolas Maduro Moros, arrived in the island today (May 21) for a Working Visit. He was met on arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson…

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Prince Sahle-Selassie Ends Visit

His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie and his wife, Princess Saba Kebede, departed the island on April 30, following their nine-day visit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the State visit of his grandfather, the late Emperor of Ethiopia, His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie. The Prince, who spoke with JIS…

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Visit of Haile Selassie’s Grandson Significant – Golding

Former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has hailed the visit to Jamaica of His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie as a momentous occasion. He was addressing a ceremony in honour of Prince Sahle-Selassie at the Jamaica College (JC) grounds in St. Andrew today (April 21), just hours after his arrival in…

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Six Jamaicans Receive Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, presented certificates to six young Jamaicans who are recipients of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, during a ceremony at King’s House on October 1. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, also pinned the awardees with badges. The event formed part of…

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Princess Anne Enjoyed “Real Flavor Of Jamaica”

Her Royal Highness, Princess Royal, Princess Anne, is hailing the wonderful reception from the Government and people of Jamaica during her three-day visit to the island. She said she was “wonderfully entertained with that real flavor of Jamaica” during her visit, which got underway on September 30. Her Royal Highness…

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Princess Anne Urges Emerging Leaders to Empower Change

Her Royal Highness, Princess Royal, Princess Anne, has charged participants in the Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue (CCELD) to use the training and experience gained to empower change in their respective countries. She was addressing the closing ceremony for the 2015 programme held at the Pegasus Hotel on Friday (Oct. 2).…

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Sample Tests Negative for Mosquito-borne Viral Illnesses

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse says the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has reported that the sample which was sent by the Ministry and received by them on Monday (September 28, 2015) tested negative for chikungunya, dengue and zika viruses. She says however that the Ministry will continue…

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Prime Ministers Tour Bob Marley Museum

Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, and Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, visited the Bob Marley Museum, on Hope Road, on September 30, just hours after his arrival in the island. The tour followed a bilateral meeting with Jamaican Government officials at the Office…

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UWI and University in Japan to Sign MoU

A delegation from the University of the West Indies (UWI) is to travel to Japan’s Sophia University in November, to sign the final part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to facilitate cross-cultural studies between both institutions. “This MOU focuses on a number of areas, including scientific research in the…

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Jamaica and Japan Pledge to Strengthen Relations

The Governments of Jamaica and Japan have signalled their intention to continue to strengthen cooperation and cultural ties. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, said the countries share a multifaceted and dynamic relationship, and assured of continued peace, progress and prosperity between the two nations. “I am confident…

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Japan Providing $57 Million Grant for Improvements at IOJ

The Government of Japan is providing $57 million in grant funding to Jamaica for improvements at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), including the procurement of audiovisual equipment and upgrading of exhibitions. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, and her Japanese counterpart, His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, signed the…

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Prime Minister of Japan Is Here

Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, is now on Jamaican soil, after arriving at the Norman Manley International Airport, today (September 30), for a two-day official visit. He was met by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; Chief  of Defence Staff, Major General  Antony Anderson,…

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UK Prime Minister Lauds Effort to Tackle Crime

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK),  the Rt. Hon. David Cameron, says he is impressed by the work of successive Jamaican Governments to tackle crime, corruption and international criminal links. “I’m determined to support you every step of the way. Britain has been working hand-in-hand with Jamaica on counter-narcotics.…

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£60 Million Aid Package for Caribbean

United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. David Cameron has announced a £60 million aid package for Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean. He made the disclosure as he addressed a joint sitting of Parliament this morning (September 30). The £60 million is in addition to the £300…

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Holy Family Primary Celebrates Royal Visit

The mood at Holy Family Primary and Infant School was celebratory as Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex arrived at the institution’s Laws Street premises on March 4. The Countess, who is on a four-day working visit to the island along with His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, was accompanied…

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Young Patients Thrilled At Visit Of Countess Of Wessex

Young patients at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, in St. Andrew, were  thrilled to receive a visit from Her Royal Highness, the Countess of Wessex, today (March 3). The Countess, who is on a four-day working visit to the island, along with His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, the Earl of …

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Prince Edward And Countess Arrive For Working Visit

His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex arrived in the island, today (March 2), for a four-day Working Visit. They were met on arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport, in Kingston, by Chief of State Protocol, Ambassador Elinor Felix; British…

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Earl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2

Prince Edward, the Earl and the Countess of Wessex will arrive in the island on Sunday, March 2, for a four-day Working Visit. Their Royal Highnesses will participate in activities related to the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Jamaica. As the Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Foundation and…

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