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Dead Elector Removal Exercise to Cut Election Costs

The Electoral Office of Jamaica’s (EOJ) ‘Dead Elector Removal Exercise’ is expected to result in significant savings to the country in terms of election costs, says Director of Elections, Glasspole Brown. He was speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank to announce the launch of the exercise, which is aimed…

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Civil Aviation Master Plan for Vernamfield

Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, says upon the reactivation of aviation activity at Vernamfield, a National Civil Aviation Master Plan will need to be completed to inform an airport master plan for the area. “Based on the airport master plan, the timely…

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PM Holness Ends Successful Working Visit; Signs Major Agreement

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has wrapped up his ten-day working visit to three major international Summits where he delivered key presentations. During his official working visit, the Prime Minister signed a major agreement and made several important announcements. In the US capital, Washington DC, the Prime Minister gave a keynote…

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Bushing of Vernamfield to be Completed This Week

Phase one of the Vernamfield Development Project in Clarendon commenced on October 29 with the bushing of the aerodrome, and is scheduled to be completed by this week. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, during a Statement to the…

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ECJ to Work with Stakeholders in Removing Deceased Persons from Voters’ List

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is extending its stakeholder partnerships in order to clear the names of deceased persons from the national voters’ list. Section 6 of the Electoral Commission Interim Act mandates the ECJ to compile and maintain the register of eligible electors. Chairman of the Commission, Dorothy…

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PM Holness Signs Energy Cooperation Framework with US Treasury Department

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin today signed an Energy Framework to foster cooperation on energy and infrastructure investment in Jamaica. Prime Minister Holness and Secretary Mnuchin signed the Framework to Strengthen Infrastructure Investment and Energy Cooperation at the U.S. Department of the…

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Protection of Music Critical to National Development – Minister Henry

Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, says protection of Jamaica’s music and creative works is critical to national development. “We must protect our music, which is being marketed to the world, more so now than we have done in the past. The Government…

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57 Received PM Youth Awards for Excellence

Fifty-seven of the nation’s youth, who have made invaluable contributions in various areas of national life, were presented with the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence during a ceremony held on the lawns of Jamaica House on Saturday (Nov. 24). The award recipients, which include 2017 Miss Jamaica Universe, Davina…

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More Affordable Housing Solutions for St. James

Prime Minister, the Most Hon Andrew Holness, says the Government is committed to providing more affordable housing solutions for residents of St. James as part of a strategy to tackle squatting in the parish. “The National Housing Trust (NHT) has been building solutions. The Estuary, phases one and two, is…

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PM Says Bypass at Three Miles Will Be Opened Soon

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the new US$1-million bypass for the Three Miles area in Kingston is nearing completion and will be opened soon to the public. In an interview with journalists during a tour of the new road, today (November 23), the Prime Minister said the…

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Government Will Deepen Cooperation To Strengthen Regional Security

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government intends to deepen its collaboration and cooperation with other Caribbean stakeholders and counterparts in order to strengthen regional safety and security. Speaking on November 14 at the commissioning of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) new Maritime Patrol Aircraft Hangar, at…

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PM calls meeting with NWA, CHEC and Flow to resolve road work Issues

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (Thursday, November 15) convened a meeting with the National Works Agency (NWA), China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and the management of Flow to resolve challenges associated with the major roadworks taking place. The meeting was attended by the Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, QC as…

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Disabled Community on Board with NIDS

Members of the disabled community are looking forward to the benefits they will enjoy with their inclusion in the proposed National Identification System (NIDS). This is according to Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart, who said mentally challenged persons in particular “are very happy…

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Minister Henry Appeals for Motorists to Look Out for Children

Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, is calling on motorists to look out for children on the roads. Mr. Henry, who was speaking at the launch of the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation’s ‘X Marks the Spot’ road-safety campaign at the Hazard Primary School…

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Police Station to Be Built In Olympic Gardens

Work is scheduled to get under way shortly on the construction of a police station in Olympic Gardens, St. Andrew. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who made the disclosure, said that the facility will serve as a “community security central point, because the idea is to create an…

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Review of Parole Process to be Undertaken by the Ministry of National Security

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday, October 25, 2018, chaired the monthly sitting of the National Security Council. During the deliberations of the Council, concerns were raised by the Security Forces regarding the granting of parole to offenders whose release has been assessed as being contrary to the public interest,…

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