Key IMF talk underway in Washington, Health Ministry signs contract for 17 new ambulances and a bill to protect journalists from lawsuits in the execution of their duties to be brought before parliament.
Prime Minister Simpson Miller hails MegaMart investment; Farmers to get cash up front on retail produce; and upcoming Diaspora Conference to focus on investment and trade opportunities for Jamaica.
New Contractor General calls for renewed commitment to fight against corruption; LAMP II extended to five more parishes; and “School Wi Seh’ Pilot project to be implemented in 4 rural high schools.
Ministry of Finance urges support for NDX; JPS cuts electricity rates; and major housing development set for Bernard Lodge, St. Catherine.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller calls on Jamaicans to unite around efforts to reduce the country’s debt; Head of the IMF Mission to Jamaica welcomes NDX initiative; and national debt exchange will not impact principal investment of bondholders.
2012/2013 Budget cut by almost 10 billion dollars; Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says government keen on pursuing international partnerships; and Jamaica Day 2013 to be observed later this month.
Committee appointed to monitor Government-led projects, St. Mary to benefit from several development initiatives and Economic Reform Programme geared towards achieving economic independence
Ground broken for the historic Red Mud Pilot Plant Project, Jamaicans encouraged to join in the fight against cancer and students urged to exercise caution when using the internet
NDX deadline extended, Finance Minister commends public sector workers and Some 2-thousand fisher folk benefitting from the Rural Economic Development Initiative.
Building act bill to be brought to parliament soon, police urged to use the island’s first Virtual Reference Station to enhance crime fighting capabilities and agriculture sector to benefit from cultivation of sorghum in Jamaica.
BOJ forecasts growth in the economy, Government pumps $1-hundred million in banana production, and 45 early childhood institutions across the island to benefit from furniture donation.
Expansion works to be carried out on main international airports, JDIP completion date extended, and Finance Minister defends adjustments to property taxes. Details after the break.
NHT Best Schemes Competition launched, 50 percent reduction in murders in St. James in last quarter of 2012, scores benefit from NLA road show seroes. The details after this.
Government committed to free health care policy at the primary level, Education Ministry endorses music in schools programme and schools urged to use Jamaica Day to spur interest in culture.
World Bank supports Government’s global logistics hub initiative, White Paper on National Sports Policy to be tabled and thousands in St. Thomas and Portland to benefit from upgraded health center.
Prime Minister expresses sadness at death of student, 9 thousand residents in Hanover to benefit from Water Upgrading project and Education Minister supports JC’s efforts to provide accommodation for teachers.
Jamaica and IMF reach staff level agreement, Finance Minister says country must now focus on successfully concluding the NDX and work far advanced on the development of the Creative and Cultural Industries Policy.Details after this message.
Work on Caymanas Economic Zone to begin by May, Housing Minister says country must follow a path of orderly development of residential areas and government to embark on public education campaign to increase productivity.
Prime Minister assures that NHT will honour its commitment to contributors, some 882 families benefit from new housing solutions in Clarendon and NWC to replace pipeline from Harbour view to Airport roundabout.
More than 2-hundred Clarendon residents to benefit from new housing, Prime Minister urges the region to make greater use of sports and Jamaica’s first Virtual reference Station Network launched.