New Mining School in Operation

On House Matters this week: New Mining School in operation; Desilting programme for Hermitage Dam; and employment prospects up in cruise and maritime industry.

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Jamaica says farewell Former PM Edward Seaga.

Produce markets being revamped; Smart Street light Programme to be completed by 2021 and the country says farewell to veteran Parliamentarian and former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.

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Court Facility Upgrades

On House Matters this week: Court facilities upgraded; Amendments proposed for Criminal Records Act; and Government ramps up drought relief efforts.

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New Solar Energy Plant Commissioned

New solar energy plant commissioned; Urban Traffic Management System for Kingston Metropolitan Area; and Scientific Research Council intensifies science popularization thrust.

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Ministry of Health and Wellness

Ministry of Health now Ministry of Health and Wellness; National Health Insurance Plan Access to boost access to health services; and billion dollar unveiled to significantly reduce hospital wait times for some medical procedures.

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Food Imports Decline in 2018

On this week’s House Matters: Food imports decline in 2018; Trade Information Portal to be launched; and Jamaica to export mangoes to the United States of America after 20 year hiatus.

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Motion to Increase the Contingency Fund Approved

In this week’s House Matters: Motion to increase the Contingency Fund approved; Financial Administration and Audit Act to be amended and Government clears arrears with JPSCO for streetlights.

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Estimates of Expenditure 2019/20

On this week’s House Matters: Presentational changes made to the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, Tourism Ministry projects increased earnings for 2019 and Justice Ministry to build new family courts across the island.

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Food Storage & Prevention of Infestation Amendment Act Passed,

On House Matters this week: Food storage and prevention of infestation amendment act passed, changes made to agriculture ministry’s Research and Development division and Justice minister tables bill to update fines of existing laws.

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US Govt’ Lifts Sanctions on US Rusal

On house matters this week: US government lifts sanctions on Windalco’s parent company US Rusal, Plastic bottle deposit refund scheme announced and zones of special operations extended.

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Cabinet Approves Interim Beverage Guidelines For Schools

This week on House Matters: Cabinet approves interim beverage guidelines for schools; phase one of Vernamfeild aerodrome project almost complete; and Transport Ministry launches campaign to improve processing of transport authority badges.

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All Schools To Be Equipped With Internet Access

On this week’s House Matters: All schools to be equipped with internet access, 1000 computers being procured for schools and reduction of criminal cases for Easter term.

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