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.
Promoters reminded to apply for permits for events during festive season; winter tourist season off to positive start; and Toni Ann Singh to visit the island this weekend.
Amount of currency in circulation to increase in December; Transport Ministry Launches App to Curtail Traffic Breaches; and New Well Commissioned in Clarendon.
Greater use of technology to make travel easier, partnership with schools could help combat mental health challenges and pensioners to benefit from early encashment of vouchers
Prime Minister fetes over 2000 children at annual Christmas Treat; Another call for road safety and Traffic Ticket Management System Strengthened.
Banana Board intensifies efforts to protect country from Tropical Race 4 Disease; Public Bodies Management and Accountability Regulations approved; and traffic changes implemented for St. Elizabeth.
Over 7000 persons utilize Government’s trade information portal; Police activities to be ramped up in areas under States of Public Emergency; and Cornwall Regional Renovation works set to be completed in 2020.
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange has set a February 2020 deadline for the completion of Jamaica’s first entertainment zone. Entertainment zones are areas designated for unhindered 24 hour entertainment activity. Work is now underway on the property just outside Port Royal. Speaking at a press conference on amendments to the Noise Abatement Act on Wednesday, the Minister also noted that at least three other areas are being considered for entertainment zone designation.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has moved to assure Jamaicans that the Government will be resolute in dealing with the country’s crime problem. This in the wake of the recent incident in Dover, St. Catherine where gunmen shot and killed four persons and injured 5 others. Mr. Holness, says the Administration will continue to build out the intelligence and investigative capabilities of the security forces, even as it works to bolster the partnership between the state and residents to effectively address criminal activity.
Jamaica receives maritime patrol vessels from Japan, Moody’s upgrades country’s credit rating; and Consumer Affairs Commission secures over 18 million dollars for aggrieved customers.
Government Resolute to Deal with Crime Problem, 50 Wards of the State to benefit from work experience and Section of Constant Spring Road to be Closed for Roadworks Over the Weekend.
First entertainment zone to be introduced in February; States of emergency across the island extended; and consumers urged to be vigilant while shopping during holidays.
JPS commissions Hunts Bay power plant; Government approves temporary adjustments to noise abatement; and online adult passport renewal system rolled out.
Water Rates to be increased; National Cyber Policy to be developed and Health Centres to be upgraded early next year.
Prime Minister heads to Japan for official visit, STATIN gets technology boost as Jamaica prepares for Census 2021 and tourism significant contributor to global GDP.
Tourism sector projected to earn 3.7 billion dollars in 2019; Jamaica moves up Human Development Index and 2019 Reproductive Health Survey results to be released next year.