Finance Minister tables first Supplementary Estimates for the 2015/16 and Bill passed to improve Jamaica’s financial services sector.
Enterprise Team to review bidding process for the privatisation of the Norman Manley International Airport and financial closure for KCT upgrade to take place by March.
Forty Bills approved in Parliament since January 2015; Firearms Amendment Act passed in the Lower House; and SEZs regime hailed as an opportunity for further growth.
Sexual Harassment Act 2015 tabled in the House and Transfer Pricing rules get approval
Jury Amendment Act gets approval in the Lower House and Senate passes bill to prevent tax leakage.
Parliamentarian proposes establishment of a National Election Campaign Fund and debate on the Jury Amendment Act, 2015 opens in the Lower House.
DNA Bill and Administrator General’s Fees Collection Validation and indemnity Act 2015 both passed in the Lower House.
Law makers give the nod to the new Road Traffic Act and Bills to strengthen Local Government Reform passed in the Lower House.
Security Minister assures commitment of security forces in bringing perpetrators to justice and Transport Authority (Amendment) Act gets approval.
Govt expresses condolences to the families of babies who died from infection at Cornwall Regional and University Hospitals and special unit to be established within Health Ministry to monitor operations at public and private facilities for new born babies.
Parliament approves withdrawal of over 400 million dollars from the CDF and debate begins on the Transport Authority (Amendment) Act.
Cybercrime Act gets approval and amendments to the OUR Act passed in the Lower House
National Security says Prisoner Transfer Agreement with the UK will only be signed after adequate public education and Health Minister gives update on hand, foot and mouth disease.
British Prime Minister announces 360 million pound aid package for the Caribbean, and Finance minister tables fiscal policy paper interim report.
Legislation passed to increase membership of civil aviation board, Lime Tree Grove and Lakes Pen sports complex in East Central, St Catherine rehabilitated and students benefitting from new classrooms at Aaubuthnott Gallimore High.
Amendments to the Weights and Measures Act passed in the House of Representatives; Workforce College to be established in Seaview Gardens; and Government urged to allow low income earners to benefit from National Housing Trust loans.
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.