The government has announced plans to construct a park in downtown, Kingston at the popular waterfront attraction in the area. When completed the project is expected to boost investment interest in the nation’s capital among other outcomes.
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke, provided an overview of the vision of the park, in his Budget Debate Presentation in the House of Representatives recently. Here’s an excerpt of his presentation.
JIS Evening News March 14, 2023
States of Public Emergency declared in Clarendon and St. James, Ministry of Agriculture sending delegation to Europe and Two Additional Water Shops To be Established in Portland.
Roundabout JA – Saturday & Night Court Sittings Resume To Reduce Traffic Ticket Backlog May 15, 2023
Saturday and Night Court sittings have resumed to better address the backlog of cases associated with close to 400,000 outstanding traffic tickets.
The sittings are being carried out at the Traffic Court at the branches at Melbourne and Camp Road in Kingston.
Jamaica’s Promise – Buses Donated to Schools in St. Catherine and Westmoreland
Students at Old Harbour High School in St. Catherine and Little Bay Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland will soon be able to travel more comfortably to school and on school trips, following the donation of two buses to the institutions.
Commonwealth Youth Day 2023 recap
Highlights from Commonwealth Youth Day 2023, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.
GOJ Minute 1 March 14, 2023
JIS Midday News March 14, 2023
Work underway to address social cases in hospitals, Jamaica and UK to Strengthen bilateral Relations and Fines Under Country Fires Act to be Revised.
Agro Ambassadors Programme
Stay tuned to learn more about the Agro Ambassadors Programme on today’s edition of Calling Farmers.
JIS Evening News March 13, 2023
Local Government Ministry Commits $50M to National Drought Response, STEM Centre Opened at Manning’s School in Westmoreland and Saturday and Night Court Sittings to Resume
JIS Midday News March 13, 2023
CAC secures 36 million on behalf of consumers, Health Ministry receives ambulance from CHASE FUND, and JCDC now accepting Festival Song entries.
GOJ Minute 2, March 13, 2023
TAJ Renovation work update
The government has announced plans to modernize several of the Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ) offices across the island to meet the growing demand of the public. The scope of work includes the expansion of parking facilities, providing larger office areas, and the addition of new services in several locations.
Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke provided an overview of the work to be done in his Budget Debate Presentation in the House of Representatives on March 7. Here’s an excerpt of his presentation.
National Farm Queen Sutanya Ellington
National Farm Queen for 2022, Sutanya Ellington is on a mission to get more women involved in the sector.
GOJ Minute 1, March 13, 2023
Diplomatic Week 2023
Resident and non-residents of the diplomatic corps were feted in fine style and exposed to various elements of Jamaica’s culture in commemoration of Diplomatic Week 2023. An excursion to YS Falls in the breadbasket parish – St. Elizabeth, and a gourmet dinner at Kings House were among the special events.
Sunday News Recap March 12, 2023
CDC donates lab equipment to MOHW
National Public Health Laboratory receives equipment donation from international organisation.
Career Talk – Government Initiatives to Boost Access to Tertiary Education
A major concern for most students pursuing a tertiary level education, is not being able to complete their studies due to lack of finances. To help mitigate this concern among local students, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke recently announced that the Government will be providing 250 full tuition scholarships for new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers each year for the next five years.