Ministry of Health and Wellness establishes National Coordinating mechanism in response to coronavirus threat, HOPE driver training programme launched and Ministry of Education to increase security in schools.
Lower House approves second supplementary estimates, Zones of Special Operations extended and fire station to be built in Trelawny.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Missouri for international lecture series, government to increase NIS contribution rate and World Health Organisation declares 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
Grammy winning artiste Koffee back in Jamaica; Schools complying with guidelines for sugary drinks; and Tourism Ministry calls for emergency funding to combat spread of coronavirus.
Government monitoring all countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus; tourism pension scheme to impact over 300,000 workers and; Asafa Powell statue to be unveiled on Sunday.
Travel ban imposed on persons coming from China; 60 million dollars allocated for reggae month activities; and public encouraged to utilize LMIS app.
Sugar-cane farmers in St. Thomas to receive financial assistance; Ground broken for new RADA office in Hanover; and Government assisting Jamaicans in China amidst Coronavirus outbreak.
Local testing for new coronavirus to become possible by February, Finance Minister welcomes latest Fitch rating and prostate cancer awareness campaign going well.
Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, says the States of Public Emergency (SOEs) continue to have positive results, in the areas where they have been implemented. In 2019 SOEs were declared in St. James, Hanover, Westmoreland, Clarendon, St. Catherine and the St. Andrew South Police Division. All areas under the security measure subsequently recorded declines in shootings and murders.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has outlined several measures to be taken as part of efforts to improve the management and governance of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).
These will include changes to the institution’s procurement, record keeping and human resource management systems, based on recommendations found in the Auditor General’s report on the school for the 2016-2018 period. Mr Holness says a governance framework has been created which will guide operations going forward.
Contracts awarded for porter and cleaning services at hospitals, Three Miles Traffic Lights now Operational and 230 youngsters to benefit from additional training under Local Government Ministry’s Youth Summer Employment Programme.
Port Royal to receive first cruise ship later this month; Heads of government agencies urged to seize growth opportunity; Office of Utilities Regulation invites submissions for logo design competition.
Public health security audit now underway; Cabinet embarks of paperless initiatives; and agriculture programme to be launched in St Catherine
Health Minister calls for security personnel at public health facilities to be trained, Agriculture Minister hails farmer to farmer programme; and Accompong Maroons to benefit under Economic Opportunities Development Programme
Over 16,000 Jamaicans dispatched participate overseas employment programme in 2019, Jamaica remains free of locally transmitted malaria and Government to redevelop Trelawny multipurpose and national stadiums.
Increased security for public health facilities, labour ministry hails Canada farm work programme and Coffee Exporters Association celebrates blue mountain coffee day.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will receive enhanced security tools to aid crime-fighting efforts in 2020. Among them, purpose-built police cars fitted with tracking devices and onboard computers. Prime Minister Andrew Holness, during his New Year’s Day address to the nation, said several administrative and operational improvements are being undertaken internally as the JCF works to be a force for good.
Economic Expansion Continues Despite Economic Shocks, Companies Office to Rollout More Electronic Business Registration Kiosks and JCF to Improve the Quality of Policing.
JCF to receive enhanced security tools, Police to get largest allocation in upcoming budget and environmental impact assessment to be done for plastic ban.