ODPEM to launch public Education Campaign on Disaster Risk Management act this year; BOJ issues almost 3 billion in currency for the last week in December; and Marlie Mount Primary to be taken off shift system
Over 700 million spent on infirmaries: ODPEM urges public to comply with evacuation orders; and Agriculture Ministry says local Romaine lettuce safe for consumption
National Solid Waste Management Authority to acquire 100 new trucks in 2020, Government to utilize lands at the Bustamante Children’s Hospital and Special permits needed for fireworks.
Prime Minister says aviation upgrades to have a positive impact on the economy; Government to speed up farm road rehabilitation programme; and 18 bed hostel to be constructed at the Bustamante Hospital for Children.
Bank of Jamaica intervention in foreign exchange market working for small businesses, increased revenue expected from aviation and water disruptions in Westmoreland and St Elizabeth to be resolved today.
Ban on the local manufacture and distribution of polystyrene to come in effect tomorrow; NSWMA to launch composting campaign; and 200 MSME operators to be trained in business continuity planning.
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr. says the Ministry will be partnering with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and other relevant stakeholders to develop a drought management committee. He says the committee will be a sub-committee of the integrated water resource management council and will be used to develop a strategy to prepare for future drought conditions.
The temporary extension for party lock offs during the Christmas period may go longer than initially planned. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says the Government is reviewing the short-term measure and will take a decision in the coming weeks. In the meantime, he is calling on party-goers and promotors to honor the terms of the extension efforts made by the Government. Under the temporary adjustment, the government extended event activities to 2:00 a.m. during the week and 4:00 a.m. on weekends.
Prime Minister donates one million dollars to Bustamante Children’s Hospital; Party goers reminded to abide by road code; and Public urged not to consume food items that have come in contact with rats.
Fire safety infrastructure to be improved, Tax Administration Jamaica introducing mandatory e-filing of income tax returns; and Bank of Jamaica reports 11.2 percent increase in currency circulation.
Jamaica Fire Brigade and JCF join calls for holiday vigilance, more water shops to be built and Local Government Minister commends work of the NSWMA.
Ministries of Economic Growth and Local Government partnering on drought mitigation strategy; NSWMA adds 50 tipper trucks to Christmas fleet; and parents urged to vigilant this holiday season.
Nursery in St Thomas Women’s Centre to be named in honor of Miss World 2019, Jamaicans urged to utilize tyre retreading company and Government announces activities for rural water supply for 2020.
Public urged to buy from reputable e-commerce platforms, Government mulls extension of new noise abatement cut off times; and Police offering free cash escort services.
The upgraded Kingston Air Traffic Control Centre at the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority headquarters in St. Andrew has been officially reopened. The multimillion dollar upgrading project, included the installation of a new voice communication control system, system-wide air traffic management automation surveillance system, and a new global positioning system, GPS. Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the upgrading of the Air Traffic Control Centre will strengthen the island’s air transport sector.
Government to ramp up its delivery of housing in 2020; public reminded to drink responsibly; and Central And Western Jamaica Inner-City Youth Trained in Event Production.
Trust Fund established for victims of Coral Gardens Incident; JCF illegal vehicle lights removal operation bearing fruit and KPH receives 2 million dollar equipment donation.
Violence Prevention Commission to be established, Increased Deployment of Police Officers for Holiday Season and Island-wide clean up exercise set for January 2020.
Kingston air Traffic Control Tower re-opened; Cabinet approves land acquisition for new St. Catherine North Police Division headquarters; and consumers urged to be vigilant when purchasing meat.