Jamaica’s tourism industry attracted significant local and foreign investments totaling over 500 million dollars in 2015. The country also remained on course to record another year of strong visitor arrivals.
Facilitating ready, timely access to official information remains a key objective of the Government, and several measures were undertaken during 2015 to accomplish this goal. We recap these and other developments in the information portfolio for the year 2015.
Improving energy efficiency, increasing access to ICT and the reopening of ALPART were some of the major achievements of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining last year.
The Ministry of Justice continued to develop strategies to improve access to and enhance the delivery of justice and strengthen public trust and confidence in the system in 2015. Among the accomplishments are: the Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act, the country’s first trafficking conviction and the rehabilitation of courthouses across the island.
For 2015, the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change increased access to potable water and undertook the upgrade and construction of several treatment plants and pipelines.
In the 2015 calendar year the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries continued to build on initiatives to make agriculture sustainable and bolster food security.
The Government remained steadfast in its commitment to improve Jamaica’s built environment to first world standards, and provide housing solutions for its people in 2015
With Derrick Kellier, and later Dr. Fenton Ferguson at the helm, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, in 2015 led the government’s initiatives to ensure Jamaicans were supported to find employment, protected on the job and given access to social services. We revisit the major developments.
The Ministry of National Security implemented a number of strategies aimed at improving safety and security for Jamaicans and visitors in the year 2015. Highlights include the launch of the Get the Guns and Anti-lottery scam campaigns, strategic partnerships, the merger of units in the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the acquisition of vehicles and vessels to boost mobility.
High-level visits from world leaders provided significant opportunities for the country and enabled global recognition, while the Biennial Diaspora Conference forged partnerships and had significant outcomes. These are just some of the achievements for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade during the year 2015.
The Ministry of Youth and Culture undertook several initiatives for 2015 all aimed at preserving Jamaica’s culture as well as protecting the nation’s youth. The Ministry has been working to achieve goal one of vision 2030 where Jamaicans are empowered to achieve their fullest potential through training and employment, safeguarding the welfare of the nation’s children, while ensuring that the country continued to make its mark in world culture and heritage.
The year 2015 saw the Ministry of Health continuing initiatives to improve healthcare delivery and increase access to services for Jamaicans.
In 2015 the Government achieved several notable milestones in the field of Sports. We examine several of the top stories in today’s programme.
In this special edition of House Matters, we zoom in on some of the major achievements in Parliament for the year 2015
Since 2000, the Government has been using Vision 2030 to guide Jamaica towards developed country status.The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has been playing its role, toward the fulfillment of vision 2030, by continuing to facilitate the development of communities and improve the amenities provided to Jamaicans.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller continued to lead the charge for economic growth and social development, undertaking a number of important activities and initiatives in 2015. Welcome to the final chapter of a two part look at the achievements of the Office of the Prime Minister, OPM over the past year.
In the Education field, the Government in 2015 focused on boosting student achievement implementing several initiatives geared at improving the quality of instruction given to students, and raising overall performance levels in key subject areas, namely Mathematics and English Language.
The Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, continued to embark on socio-economic programmes and initiatives in 2015, designed to grow the economy and benefit all Jamaicans. Welcome to part 1 of a 2 part look at the achievements of the Office of the Prime Minister, OPM over the past year.
For 2015 the Ministry of Finance remained steadfast in its objectives of fostering overall economic stability, even as it sought to keep national debt trending down and pressing for meaningful economic growth.