The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will begin the phased introduction of electronic textbooks to replace printed versions during the 2020/21 academic year, which starts in September.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warned that stricter measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 are coming following another spike in new cases.
The Tourism Enhancement Fund is to distribute 500 COVID 19 protective kits to small tourism properties island-wide.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness, says approximately 702 million dollars will be expended in July as part of ongoing measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
Acting Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Kasan Troupe, says all is in place for the successful administration of the Caribbean Examination Council’s external examinations.
Tax Administration Jamaica is currently reviewing previous eligibility results for the SET Cash element of the government’s CARE programme to rule an additional 1500 applicants as eligible for payment.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is moving ahead with plans to extend the tenure of Director of Public Prosecution, Paula Llewellyn for another three years.
Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton says data from the National Epidemiology Unit has indicated that the recent dengue outbreak in the country has officially ended.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will launch a major tender for the retrofitting of 110 health facilities across the island within the next two months.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says not enough time has passed to determine whether persons who have had COVID-19 will develop immunity to the disease.
Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the construction industry, is returning to greater productive capacity, with the resumption of more public and private building projects.
The Government is looking to fully acquire the Tranquillity Bay property in St. Elizabeth and transform it into an operational training campus for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting that the inflation rate for April 2020 was 0.2 per cent. The rate was impacted by the reduction in the GCT from 16.5 per cent to 15 per cent which took effect April 1 this year.
The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), have agreed that more will be done to address customers’ concerns about high electricity bills.
National Security Minister, Horace Chang, says high-profile inmates who are believed to be issuing instructions to accomplices on the outside are to be moved to newly constructed cells equipped with technology that jams communication signals.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is to advance the buildout of its technology support systems with the deployment of body-worn cameras in the 2020/2021 financial year.
The Ministry of Education Youth and Information is to provide a sanitization grant to early childhood institutions to assist them in meeting the required COVID 19 health protocols.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a Zone of Special Security and Community Development Operations (ZOSO) in sections of the St Andrew South Police Division.
Starting July 10, visitors wishing to enter the island from some high-risk territories will be required to upload the results of a recent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, via the Visit Jamaica website before approval for travel is given.