New Year messages from the Governor-General, His Excellency Sir Howard Cooke, Prime Minister P. J. Patterson and Leader of the Opposition, Bruce Golding will be available in print and audio format on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) website on Sunday, January 1, 2006. The messages can be accessed at the website, www.jis.gov.jm.
On Christmas Day, messages from the Governor-General, the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, were also made available in print and audio on the JIS website. In April, several presentations made during the 2005/06 Budget Debate by Cabinet Ministers were disseminated via web casting, facilitated by the JIS in association with Emoquad.
Chief Executive Officer of the JIS, Carmen Tipling said the webcasts allowed Jamaicans at home and abroad and interested parties to view the presentations in real time. “The move was in keeping with the Government’s policy to broaden the reach of the presentations and engage more Jamaicans in the affairs of the country,” she added.