Prime Minister commends athletes on their performance in Beijing and Firearm Licensing Authority successfully clears backlog of applications.
Education Minister announces closure of under-populated schools; guidelines issued for the purchase of textbooks for Primary and Secondary school students for academic year 2015/16; and white paper on special economic zones tabled in Parliament.
Levels of violence in schools on the decline, current spike in murders attributed to lottery scamming and gang related activities and Security and Safety Guidelines to be ready for the start of the 2015 school year.
Legislation to modernise Jamaica’s public procurement laws gets approval and Customs Act sent to Joint House Committee.
Bills to allow for the postponement of Local Government elections passed in the Lower House and work to resume on Bernard lodge Housing project.
Government to spend another 75 million dollars on poverty intervention programme; pre-selection exercise to be conducted to recruit suitable candidates for Canadian Overseas Employment Programme; and debate started on Electricity Bill.
Education Minister reports on GSAT results and debate begins on the DNA Act 2015
Joint select Committee of Parliament recommends use of affixed hands-free electronic devices while driving and Copyright (Amendment) Act gets approval.
Over 7 billion dollars collected in property taxes for 2014/2015 and Debate begins on the Public Procurement Act.
Parliament to host International Conference on Legislative Oversight; and Parish Councils and KSAC receive over 150 million dollars under JEEP Four
Agriculture Ministry to spend 10 Million dollars to assist farmers in drought affected areas and Debate begins on the Administrator-General’s (Amendment) Bill.
CCJ Bills approved in the Lower House and Senate Passes Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2014.
Government starts implementation of National Health Information Strategy; and Ministry of Land develops divestment manual.
Housing Ministry to deliver over 600 lots this year and resolution to amend penalties associated with littering in public places to be taken to Parliament in short order.
Over 400 million dollars to be spent on Agro-parks this fiscal year and Construction of the North/South leg of Highway 2000 scheduled for completion by early 2016.
Development of Logistics Hub Master plan to begin in short order and Tourism Ministry to undertake transformational projects in Montego Bay and Kingston.
Debate begins on the revenue division Bill and measures in place to retain skilled port workers.
Appropriation Act gets approval in the Upper House and Justice Minister hails judiciary for settling constitutional matter.
Harsher penalties coming for murderers of pregnant girls and Government signs agreement for privatization of Kingston Container Terminal.
President of the United States, Barack Obama to visit Jamaica next month and Opposition Spokesperson on Finance makes recommendations for the overseas work programme.