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Seaview Gardens Residents Get Titles

Seventy residents of Seaview Gardens Phase Two in St. Andrew have received titles to units they occupy in the housing development. Minister with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, handed over the documents at a ceremony held on Wednesday, February 26, at the Christ The Redeemer Human Resource Centre…

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Residents Of Arnett Gardens Receive Titles

Residents of Arnett Gardens are the latest beneficiaries of the Government’s land titling project, with 85 of them receiving  their documents on February 27. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, held in the South St. Andrew community, Member of Parliament for the area, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, who is…

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Cabinet Approves Public-Private Partnership Model for Kingston Terminal

Cabinet has approved the structuring of the public-private partnership (PPP) model for the operation of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT). Making the announcement at Wednesday’s (December 18) Jamaica House press briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister, Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said the move follows…

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JUTC Rolls Out 20 More Buses to Increase Seating Capacity

The seating capacity of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is being bolstered by the addition of 20 new articulated buses, which will provide 1, 600 more passenger seats. Ten of the units will be rolled out immediately and the remaining 10 will begin operating at the start of the…

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Gravel Heights Residents Get Land Titles

Eight-five residents of Gravel Heights in St. Catherine are now proud landowners having received the titles to the property that they occupy from the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ). The residents, some of whom have been living in the area since the 1970s, received the instruments on Friday, December 13,…

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Jamaica Re-Elected To International Maritime Organization Council

Jamaica has once again been elected to the influential Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Jamaica will join 19 other states that were voted into the ‘C’ category of the Council, at its Assembly, which took place in London between November 25 and December 4. This category comprises states…

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Transport Authority Gets More Vehicles to Monitor Roads

The Transport Authority (TA) has been provided with nine new vehicles to enable personnel to carry out their tasks more effectively. Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, handed over the units at the TA’s offices in Kingston, on November 3. The…

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Jamaica Deposits Maritime Instruments at IMO

Jamaica, on Thursday, November 28, deposited Instruments of Accession on Maritime Salvage (1989) and two Maritime Protocols at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretariat. The instruments were presented to the IMO Secretary General, Koji Sekimizu, by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. Morais Guy, at…

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Jamaica and Singapore Sign Open Skies Agreement

Jamaica and Singapore have signed an Open Skies Agreement (OSA) which will allow some airlines to fly freely between the two countries. The deal was signed on behalf of the Jamaican Government by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing the Hon. Dr. Morais Guy in…

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Gov’t Intensifies Efforts to Provide Affordable Housing

The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, has been moving to implement the government’s strategic priority of providing affordable housing solutions for Jamaicans since the start of financial year 2013/14. Portfolio Minister with responsibility for Housing, Dr. Morais Guy, told JIS News that this is being done through a mixture…

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Mortgage Insurance Act to be Amended to Assist Home Buyers

The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing has received Cabinet’s approval for a proposed amendment to the Mortgage Insurance Act,aimed at making mortgages more accessible for persons seeking to acquire a home. Minister with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, says this will allow for an increase from 90…

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More Housing Solutions Through Partnerships

More housing solutions are being developed as a result of the administration’s renewed mandate and focus on facilitating increased public/private partnerships. This was noted by Minister with responsibility for Housing in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, at the official opening of the Caymanas Country…

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