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New Infant School Opens in Marlie Hill

The Marlie Hill Infant School, built at a cost of approximately $24 million, was officially opened on April 15, in the deep rural St. Catherine community where Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, spent her early years. Mrs. Simpson Miller, who was the keynote speaker at the opening,…

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PM Condemns Latest Reported Cases of Child Abuse

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has made another blistering condemnation of those who continue to abuse the nation’s children. “I condemn every attack on any child in this country. If they are misbehaving and you don’t like it, take them to a teacher, a pastor, a community…

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Jamaica Must Eliminate HIV/AIDS Stigma – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says efforts to eliminate the discrimination and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS will only yield success when those most in need of medical care, support, and treatment, can access these without fear of victimization and ridicule. She emphasised this point in a speech…

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PM Urges Parents to Ensure Children Attend School

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, is appealing to parents to ensure their children attend school and get an education. Mrs. Simpson Miller said even if the parents themselves cannot read, they should show interest in their children’s education by ensuring that the homework is done and by…

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25 Persons and Groups Get PM’s Youth Awards for Excellence

Twenty-three outstanding young Jamaicans and two youth groups are the 2013 recipients of the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence. The two youth groups are the Youth Organisation for Upliftment and the National Interschool Brigade. The awards ceremony was held on the East Lawns of Jamaica House, Kingston, on April…

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More Than 600 Foreign Buyers at Expo Jamaica 2014

A record number of over 600 buyers from 28 countries are participating in Expo Jamaica 2014, the Caribbean’s largest trade show, which got underway on April 3, at the National Arena in Kingston. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who officially opened the event, said the expo is…

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Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence set for April 6

The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna, MP, has announced the nominees for the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence. The Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence are presented to young Jamaicans between the ages of 15 and 24 for outstanding achievement in agriculture, arts and culture,…

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Lights to be Installed at Sabina Park

By July, Jamaica’s cricketing Mecca, Sabina Park, will be able to host night matches, as a result of a US$2.1 million ($229 million) grant being provided by the Government of India, to install floodlights at the venue. The funding is being made available under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which…

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More Women Must Get Involved In Leadership – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says more women should be integrally involved in leadership, governance, and making decisions that impact their lives. “We can no longer sit back and feel comfortable because a few women have been able to break through the barriers and create history,” she…

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Scientist Wants Kingston To Be A ‘Green City’

Well-known Jamaican Scientist, Dr. Henry Lowe, is proposing that the authorities implement policies and programmes to redevelop Kingston as a green city. Dr. Lowe, who is also Executive Chairman of Environmental Health Foundation (EHF) Group of Companies, said his organization is committed to working with both local and central government…

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PM Honoured By COPA

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has been honoured by the Executive Committees of the 27th Meeting of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA) and the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas, for her 40 years of unbroken and dedicated service as a Parliamentarian. She was…

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PM Youth Awards Celebrates ‘Sweet Sixteen’

The Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence will be celebrating its “sweet sixteen” birthday this year with a number of changes, which the organisers say will make the 2014 staging one with a difference. The Awards, which is recognised as the most prestigious national honour bestowed upon outstanding young Jamaicans…

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PM Hands Over 66 First Start Homes in Trelawny

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, on March 27 handed out 66 keys to the first set of completed houses under the First Step Homes programme, in Hampden Heights, Trelawny. The houses, which were constructed through the collaborative efforts of the National Housing Trust (NHT) and Food for…

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PM to Address COPA Meeting This Weekend

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller will on Sunday, March 30, address the 27th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA). Mrs. Simpson Miller will also be honoured for 40 years of service to Jamaica as a Parliamentarian, and being the country’s…

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Growth and Job Creation the Way Forward – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says Jamaica is going for growth, with the emphasis on job creation. Mrs. Simpson Miller, who was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for 32 housing units in Majesty Gardens, South West St. Andrew, on March 26, reiterated that the Government is not…

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32 Housing Solutions to be Built in Majesty Gardens

Thirty-two housing solutions are to be constructed in Majesty Gardens, South West St. Andrew, by the National Housing Trust (NHT), at a cost of $175.2 million. Ground was broken for the project on March 26, by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller. Construction of the units will result…

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PM Encourages Investment in Medical Tourism

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller wants Jamaica to tap into the global market for medical tourism, which is estimated at US$40 billion. Citing the recent announcement of Jamaica’s first medical tourism facility to be built in Montego Bay; the country’s world renowned cadre of nurses and doctors;…

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Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to Travel Overseas for a Private Event

The Most Hon. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will leave the island on Friday, March 21st for Florida in the United States to attend a wedding. While she is overseas the Honourable Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Water, Land, Environment & Climate Change will oversee the operations of the Government. The…

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PM’S Youth Award for Excellence Set for April

Preparations are far advanced for the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence, scheduled to take place in April. Details of the award ceremony will be provided by the Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, at a press conference to be held shortly. Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Youth…

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PM Upbeat about Deliberations at CARICOM Conference

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has expressed satisfaction with the increased focus that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has placed on the issue of climate change, which is critical for the future sustainability of the region. She said climate change, which has been gaining prominence globally, is of…

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