JIS News

Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, has announced that the Government’s information structures and systems are to be rationalised and streamlined.
Speaking at Wednesday’s (October 15), post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House, Miss Grange told journalists that the move would include the re-organisation of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). “So, what you are going to find is that the structures to provide information – the dissemination and the whole communication process, not just to the media, but to the people in this country, and to Jamaicans overseas – you will find that it is going to be a revolutionary process, and it is going to improve tremendously. I think you will be most impressed,” the Minister said.
Regarding developments at the JIS, Miss Grange advised that the head of the agency’s Public Relations Department, Donna-Marie Rowe, has been appointed to act as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), until a replacement is recruited to fill the vacancy created after former CEO, Huntley Medley’s contract was terminated on October 8.
The Minister informed that the opening has been advertised, with the deadline for the submission of applications being October 27. Applications, she further said, would be forwarded to the Office of the Services Commission, which would conduct the interviews.
Regarding the tenure of the agency’s staff, Miss Grange said: “I met with members of the senior staff yesterday (October 14), and the staff has been reassured that there is absolutely no reason to be uneasy or to be concerned.”