• Feature

    The year 2013 was a watershed year for Jamaica. The Government made significant strides in taking the country forward in 2013, in the face of the many challenges it faced.

    All Jamaicans, from all walks of life, answered the call to unite to propel the country towards its economic and social goals.

    This was the year the Government made significant headway in its five strategic priorities along with the mandates under each ministry and agency.

    The JIS has taken an in depth look at the work being done under each ministry and in the furtherance of each strategic priority.



    HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT: Strengthening of Human Capital a Major Strategic Objective

    SOCIAL INCLUSION: Thousands Benefit from Social Inclusion Policy

    ECONOMIC REFORM PROGRAMME (ERP): ERP Central to Reducing Debt and Spurring Growth

    JOB CREATION: GOJ Efforts Advance Job Creation in 2013

    IMPROVED SECURITY & SAFETY: Improving Security and Safety a Priority for the Government


    OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER: Prime Minister Very Focused on Growth and Development Agenda

    FINANCE & PLANNING: Finance Ministry Pushes Ahead with Economic Reform Programme 

    WORKS: Improvements Made to Road Infrastructure During 2013

    CLIMATE CHANGE & ENVIRONMENT: Enhanced Focus on Climate Change and Environmental Protection

    WATER: Many More Jamaicans Received Potable Water In 2013

    NATIONAL SECURITY: National Security Placed Major Focus on Capacity Building Last Year

    NATIONAL SECURITY: Critical Crime Fighting Legislation Passed Last Year

    SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND MINING (STEM): Significant Advances Made in Communications and Energy

    HEALTH: Access to Quality Health Care Advanced in 2013

    EDUCATION: Notable Achievements in Education Sector

    AGRICULTURE: Agricultural Sector Rebounds to Record Growth

    FISHERIES: More Support for Fisheries Sector in 2013

    LABOUR: More Jobs for Jamaicans Overseas in 2013

    SOCIAL SECURITY: Vulnerable Groups Benefit from Social Protection Initiatives

    INDUSTRY, INVESTMENT & COMMERCE: Logistics Hub Initiative Tops Agenda at Investment Ministry

    YOUTH & CULTURE: Major Focus on the Safety of Children in 2013

    JUSTICE: Intensified Efforts to Improve Access to Justice

    FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND FOREIGN TRADE: Jamaica Cements Relations with International and Regional Partners

    TOURISM: 2013 A Successful Year for Tourism Sector

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Millions Spent on Construction and Upgrading of Markets, Fire Stations, Infirmaries

    HOUSING: More Jamaicans Provided With Affordable Housing

    INFORMATION: Modern Defamation Law at Last

    SPORTS: Jamaica’s Athletes Reigned Supreme in 2013


    JAMAICA SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND (JSIF): JSIF Empowering Young People and Communities

    JAMAICA URBAN TRANSIT COMPANY (JUTC): JUTC Improves Service to Commuting Public

    PARLIAMENT: Parliament Advances Economic and Social Agenda in 2013