PCJ to operate more efficiently under Energy Ministry, NWC customers to see improved water supply during the yuletide season and 52 High Schools Participating in Twinning Programme.
PCJ to remain open until transfer to Energy Ministry is complete, Tourism Ministry to work with AirBnB to solve sector issues and Government announces activities in observance of Tourism Awareness week.
NEPA targeting schools for World Ozone Day, Construction of Barnett street fire station on track and strategies being explored to diversify water sources.
Government mulling import restrictions for coffee; two thousand acres of land in Inswood St Catherine to be put into agricultural production and Jamaica Mortgage Bank provides 1.5 Billion dollars for Housing Projects.
Prime Minister urges Jamaicans to maintain preparedness, Health Minister calls for investments that benefit the elderly and National Water Commission to source water from idle wells to address water issues in corporate area.
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has announced plans to expand the portfolio of the EXIM Bank to increase access to funding for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Portfolio Minister Audley Shaw says he will be discussing a proposal with Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke to source funds from the Development Bank of Jamaica, DBJ. Minister Shaw notes that once an agreement is reached between the agencies there will be a greater distribution of resources for on lending to all business owners to expand their operations.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security, through the National Minimum Wage Advisory Commission, is to host a series of consultations on the National Minimum Wage. The consultations will allow the public to submit their recommendations for the setting and adjustment of the Minimum Wage.
Four schools set to come of shift system this academic year, Master drainage plan completed for the entire island and Mona reservoir and Hermitage Dam record marginal increases.
Alpart operations suspended; Nutrition policy to be examined by Cabinet this month and official funeral for Former Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Ken Baugh.
Prime Minister leads parliamentary tributes to Dr. Ken Baugh, Tourism Minister attending UNWTO general assembly; and Health and Wellness Ministry launches physical activity booklet.
Labour Ministry to host minimum wage consultations, elderly persons urged to avoid body altering procedures and Miss Lou storyboards to be distributed to schools.
Prime Minister calls on Jamaicans to harness the power of culture, dormant funds report to be submitted to cabinet in short order and millions earmarked to upgrade health facilities in Clarendon.
120 member disaster response team now in the Bahamas, Jamaica calls for trade concessions for small island developing states and residents of St Paul’s Lane benefit from re-electrification project.
Health Ministry to begin outsourcing diagnostic services to private facilities this month; Gordon Town Square to receive facelift and Tucker Road in St. James to be repaired.
Tourism sector on track to reach 5 billion US dollars in earnings; Gordon Town Square renamed after Miss Lou, and 47 medical students receives scholarships.
Security forces adapting to tackle criminal networks, Ferris to Mackfield road works substantially complete and training opportunities to be expanded for wards of the state at South Camp facility.
Visa policy to be developed, Cannabis Industry working to develop closer ties with US banks; and persons to be charged for abandoning social cases.
The National Works Agency NWA has reopened the Chesterfield Drive, reversing its decision to permanently close the roadway. Communications Manager at the NWA Stephen Shaw says traffic heading from Marcus Garvey Drive will be allowed to turn left onto Chesterfield drive where they will exit onto Spanish Town Road. Motorists travelling along Chesterfield Drive from Spanish Town Road will not be able to make a right turn onto Marcus Garvey Drive, but must instead turn left, in the direction of Three Miles.
A state of Public Emergency has been declared for the parishes of Clarendon and St Catherine. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement at a press briefing at Jamaica House on Thursday.
Security forces adequately equipped to support States of Emergency; Relief support teams dispatched to the Bahamas; and Agriculture Minister calling for increased breadfruit production.