Merger of National Land Agency and LAMP complete; Stock exchange to expand even more in 2019; and Tourism Ministry to roll out coffee experience in Portland.
30 detainees under St. Catherine North State of Emergency released; plans being finalized for Montego Bay bypass and; Government examining long term solutions for coffee industry.
Security measures to be put in place after State Of Emergency ends in St. James, NWA says it’s half way through drainage infrastructure work on Hagley Park road and BPO stakeholders urged to meet the growing demands of the sector.
Correctional centres to receive increased funding; security audit of hotel and attractions to be completed in June; and rehabilitation work to start on two new running tracks next fiscal year.
Jamaica posts record tourism earnings for 2018, Work on Dyke road in portmore 80 percent complete and two more athletics tracks to be upgraded next fiscal year.
Implementation of Plan Secure Jamaica far advanced; Stadium east project to be completed in February; and Caribbean Maritime University to launch marine Cadet Corps.
Government to pursue legislative action to retake full control of Petrojam, discussions underway with investors regarding Government’s waste to energy plan and Home Circuit Court employing Trial Date Certainty for Hilary Term.
Prime Minister says Dunns River audit report findings will not be covered up
Westmoreland to get more vector control workers; Alternative development programme to get underway in short order; and Education Ministry says all is in place for primary exit profile PEP.
Health Ministry intensifies dengue fever public education campaign, close to 300 Jamaicans to take up work in Canada and NCEL to host leadership development webinar on January 7
Prime Minister says growth figures to continue improving; Health Ministry making staffing adjustments in public health facilities; and Drink manufacturers urged to reduce sugar content in their products.
Effective January 1, all stocks of single use plastic bags of dimension 24 by 24 inches and thickness of 1.2 mils or less along with disposable plastic straws should be embargoed by manufacturers, importers and distributors in a manner as prescribed by the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority.
Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has confirmed an outbreak of the dengue virus.
Health Ministry announces increased measures to combat spread of dengue fever, Chinese Coaches to train athletes in several sporting disciplines and NSWMA to procure more trucks for garbage collection.
Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition hold private talks on states of emergency; Rehabilitation work to start on Stadium East Running Track; and Government to partner with private sector to increase the availability of re-useable shopping bags. The news in detail after the break
Ministerial Orders governing plastic ban gazetted, May Pen and Negril Fire Stations being improved and NWC seeks funding for projects to expand water supply in Kingston
Members of the National Commission on Violence to be announced in short order; NWC to construct additional water treatment plant in St. Catherine; and social housing component of HOPE Programme to be implemented this year. The news in detail after the break.
The Government says is moving ahead with the plastic ban, despite calls for an extension on the implementation date of the new policy.