Minister with Responsibility for Education, Youth and Information Karl Samuda says a new sexual harassment policy is almost complete for the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing arts.
Starting in 2020, international skills development organisation, City & Guilds will provide digital certificates to Jamaican students, upon the successful completion of their programmes.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced that the Compassionate Care Programme will be fully rolled-out in all public health facilities by the end of the year.
The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is exploring the establishment of a transitional permit to make it easier for small farmers to enter the medical cannabis industry.
Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton is reminding the public to utilize health centres as the first point of contact for clinical assessments. This to help decrease the strain on the island’s Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments in hospitals, partly due to the dengue outbreak.
Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the Government will be improving the housing stock of residents in West Kingston, following a tour of the community recently.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called on the executives of the National Housing Trust (NHT) Board to explore new construction styles that will reduce the cost of housing.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is in the process of creating additional factory space to assist small business operators.
A new National Identification Bill is likely to be tabled in Parliament by the end of March 2020 as the government works to craft new drafting instructions with strengthened oversight and security provisions.
The Planning Institute of Jamaica says there is a window of opportunity for economic growth resulting from the demographic dividend which now has the country’s working age citizens comprising the largest portion of the population.
The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is set to launch a text help line and resource guide in braille to support victims of gender-based violence living with disabilities.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the infrastructure works for the Information Communications Technology (ICT) component of the National Identification System (NIDS) is set to begin in 2020.
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is looking to introduce agricultural aides for farmers in effort to strengthen the extension services provided by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).
The Bank of Jamaica is inviting feedback from financial institutions regarding a proposal for the use of forward contracts for the timely acquisition of funds for transactions on clients’ foreign exchange investment portfolios.
Come January 24, persons who apply for a learner’s licence will first be required to pass a road code test as outlined by the new Road Safety Act passed in the Houses of Parliament in 2018.
National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang, says the revision of the Air Marshal Agreement with the US government, will strengthen security for travellers and facilitate US air marshals on short notice missions to Jamaica.
Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie, says the Government is working closely with the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to address challenges related to streetlights in communities across Jamaica.
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that to date over 16 individuals and companies have been charged for breaching the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (Plastic Packaging Materials Prohibition) Order.
A Health and Wellness Research Fund is to be launched early next month as part of the Health and Wellness Ministry’s efforts to find innovative solutions to address issues affecting public health.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is set to implement a full ban on corporal punishment as a form of discipline in a bid to end violence against children.