House Matters 2020/21 budget tabled

On House Matters this week: Finance Minister tables estimates of expenditure for the 2020/2021 fiscal year; we’ll also bring you highlights of the throne speech delivered by the Governor General.

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House Matters discusses the ZOSO Extension

On House Matters this week, Mount Salem and Denham Town zones of special operations extended, second supplementary estimates approved and members pay tribute to Rudyard Spencer.

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Parliament YIR 2019

On this special edition of House Matters, We present highlights of the 2019 Parliamentary year.

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The Government’s Plan to Initiate the ICT Component of NIDS set to begin in 2020.

On House Matters this week: ICT infrastructure works to begin under National Identification System (NIDS), new patents and designs act tabled, and two initiatives launched in support of victims of gender based violence in the disabled community. Listen to House Matters to find out what’s happening in the Houses of Parliament.

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Government Signs Bilateral Agreement with the United States

On House Matters this week, Government signs new bilateral security agreement with the United States, public hospital patients to access diagnostic radiology services at private facilities and bill tabled to formalize merger of Heart Trust and other agencies. Listen to learn all about the details

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Government secures 2 Billion for Natural Disaster Contingency Fund

On House Matters this week, Government to place 2 billion dollars in contingency fund to help the country recover from natural disasters, Jamaica to access grants for climate change projects and Lower House in full support of public procurement order.

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Transport Ministry to Introduce New Security Features for Driver’s Licence

The Ministry of Transport and Mining will be introducing new security features on the drivers licence to eliminate fraud. Speaking in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague said changes are being made to the road traffic act to facilitate the introduction of new security features.

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PCJ to be absorbed into the Energy Ministry

Absorbing PCJ into energy ministry will make operations more efficient, States of Emergency in St Catherine and Clarendon extended by 21 days  and  Education minister issues statement on the collection of finger prints by schools.

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Funding Set Aside For Farmers Affected By Drought

Funding set aside for farmers affected by drought; digitization of records underway at labour and social security ministry and labour ministry steps in to address working conditions of security guards.

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