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Minister Bartlett to meet with tourism stakeholders in Florida
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett leaves the island today (June 16, 2016) to meet with strategic tourism partners in Miami, Florida, in a bid to boost arrivals to the island. Minister Bartlett.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-06-16 00:00:00

Karisma Hotels and Resorts’ Mega Hotel Project now ready to proceed
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that the largest single development of hotels in Jamaican history, being undertaken by Karisma Hotels and Resorts, is now ready to proceed as th.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-06-16 00:00:00

JFJ responds to the tabling West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Report
Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) welcomes the tabling of the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry in parliament, and unreservedly affirms the value of the Commission’s process to securing just.....
JAMAICANS FOR JUSTICE | 2016-06-16 00:00:00

Mars voluntarily recalls specific varieties of COMBOS®
Mars Caribbean & Central America (“Mars”) has announced a voluntary recallof two variants of COMBOS brand of products in Jamaica......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-06-16 00:00:00

NSWMA responds to complaints-noncollection of solid waste
The Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie met with the NSWMA management team earlier today to address media reports and complaints from citizens about non.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2016-06-16 00:00:00

NCC comments on senseless killing of visitor
The Negril Chamber of Commerce would like to offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was tragically taken on Friday night while walking on the West End Road......
| 2016-06-16 00:00:00

D’YUTES comments on mass shooting at Club Pulse in Orlando
The Executive and Members of the Democratic Youth United to Evolve Society sends our sincere condolences to the families of the fifty innocent lives that were taken out of hate and discrimination......
| 2016-06-16 00:00:00

Flow counts down to Rio 2016 Olympic Games
The magic will begin in just under 50 days from now, and Flow is all set to deliver the most comprehensive coverage of the Olympic Games the people of the region have ever seen......
FLOW | 2016-06-16 00:00:00

What motivated US Embassy to fly Rainbow Flag?
I commend our Attorney General Mrs. Marlene Malahoo Forte for her boldness in standing on a principled and moral position that also reflects the views of the majority of our people whom she and her ad.....
| 2016-06-16 00:00:00

Appointments completed for GOJ Sports Sector Boards
Sport Minister the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, today, disclosed that the appointment of all boards in the Government’s sports sector have now been completed with Cabinet’s approval of the new Bo.....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-06-16 00:00:00

Women’s Prosperity Network celebrating 3 years in Jamaica
Prosperity Network (WPN) announced the celebration of the 3-year anniversary of the Kingston, Jamaica Chapter......
| 2016-06-16 00:00:00

Women’s Prosperity Network celebrating 3 years in Jamaica
Prosperity Network (WPN) announced the celebration of the 3-year anniversary of the Kingston, Jamaica Chapter......
| 2016-06-16 00:00:00

Multimillion Dollar Hotmix Patching Programme to commence across the Island
The National Works Agency (NWA) will next week commence a new multi-million dollar Hot Mix patching programme across the island......
National Works Agency | 2016-06-15 00:00:00

Dominica kicks off first day of Caribbean Aviation Meetup Conference
The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal and Discover Dominica Authority officially opened the first CARIBBEAN AVIATION MEETUP Conference in Dom.....
| 2016-06-15 00:00:00

Ministry pays schools $1.4 billion early for next year
THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, Youth and Information this week released $1.4 billion to high schools, which is considered the earliest historically......
Ministry of Education | 2016-06-15 00:00:00

JCHS comments on Flag flown at US Embassy
The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society joins with others in condemning the murder of 49 persons and the injuring of 53 others at a mass shooting in Orlando, USA on Sunday, June 12, 2016......
| 2016-06-15 00:00:00

Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship calls upon US Ambassador to take down rainbow flag
The Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship views as provocative and insensitive the flying of the rainbow flag at the US Embassy in Kingston since yesterday, Monday June 13, 2016......
| 2016-06-15 00:00:00

American Paediatrician exposes relationship between childhood trauma & adult illnesses
Child care professionals are being urged to take a collaborative approach in treating children exposed to trauma instead of the segmented methods being employed......
| 2016-06-14 00:00:00

JFJ calls for action on support for foster families
Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to review the government’s support for foster parents and implement improved monitoring measur.....
JAMAICANS FOR JUSTICE | 2016-06-14 00:00:00

Huge interest in Tessanne's NYC performance
With less than two weeks left before New York's premier reggae and R&B summer festival - Groovin In The Park - unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on Sunday, June 26, 2016, event organizers are repo.....
| 2016-06-14 00:00:00

Culture and Entertainment Minister attends Creative Industries Workshop
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, led a delegation to a Caribbean Export Development Agency sponsored Workshop in Port of Spain, Trinidad and .....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-06-14 00:00:00

Moody hails growth of CPL & predicts bright chapter in Sunshine State
Australian two-time ICC Cricket World Cup winner Tom Moody believes that this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be the most competitive yet and that the inclusion of a myriad of world-cl.....
| 2016-06-14 00:00:00

Single phase power supply problem disrupts water supply in sections of Portland
The National Water Commission is advising customers who are served by the Drapers Pumping Station in Portland that the disruption in service they are currently experiencing is as a result of a single .....
National Water Commission | 2016-06-14 00:00:00

NWC working on sewerage problem affecting Edgewater
The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that work is continuing to complete a series of repairs to various sections of its sewerage network in Portmore, St. Catherine following sewer line bre.....
National Water Commission | 2016-06-14 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of Clarendon
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of Clarendon that the disruption in service they are currently experiencing, is as a result of an electro/mechanical fault affectin.....
National Water Commission | 2016-06-14 00:00:00

Electricity prices increase due to rising fuel costs
Jamaica’s energy company, JPS, is urging customers to conserve on their electricity usage, as the upward trend in oil prices has resulted in an increase in the cost of electricity......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-06-14 00:00:00

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program keeps farms viable
As a chronic shortage of domestic workers on Canadian farms intensifies, demand is continuing to grow for a 50-year old labour program that helps Ontario farmers remain viable......
| 2016-06-14 00:00:00

St. Ann gets new Optimist Club
The parish of St. Ann has a new Optimist Club......
| 2016-06-13 00:00:00

NCU Board of Governors selects President Elect
The Board of Governors of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) on Sunday selected Dr. Lincoln Edwards to replace outgoing President, Dr. Trevor Gardner who demits office after graduation in August 2016.....
Northern Caribbean University | 2016-06-13 00:00:00

Income Tax threshold to be increased effective July 1, 2016
Legislation has now been amended to bring into law, the increase in the income tax threshold of $407,492 from $592,800 to $1,000,272, effective July 1, 2016......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-06-13 00:00:00

PM Holness to open First Security & Ethics Conference
Prime Minister Andrew Holness will open the inaugural Security and Ethics Conference to be held this Tuesday, June 14 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, commencing at 8:00 a.m......
Ministry of Education | 2016-06-13 00:00:00

Fire causes damage at JPS’ Hydro Station
A unit at the JPS Maggotty Hydro Station was damaged this morning during a fire at the St. Elizabeth power plant......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-06-13 00:00:00

NCC offer condolences to family of victim
The Negril Chamber of Commerce would like to offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was tragically taken on Friday night while walking on the West End Road......
| 2016-06-13 00:00:00

ScotiaFoundation Contributes to the JAAC Free Medical Mission to Jamaica
The ScotiaFoundation stepped in to assist the Jamaica Awareness Association of California, (JAAC) with the cost of transporting their 46 strong mission team across the island. The JAAC is a charitabl.....
Scotiabank | 2016-06-13 00:00:00

Scotiabank Targets 3000 for Regional HIV/AIDS Testing Day
3000 people, at 16 locations islandwide, will be targeted by Scotiabank for HIV/AIDS testing for this year’s celebration of Regional Testing Day. That’s up from ten sites in 2015. The activities kick .....
Scotiabank | 2016-06-13 00:00:00

Public Health Inspectors always present says Chief Public Health Inspector
Chief Public Health Inspector for Manchester, Mrs. Charmaine Palmer-Cross says Public Health Inspectors are always present at slaughtering facilities in Manchester which could not result in the police.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

TAJ holds access to Third Party Information Sessions out West
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) recently held a series of stakeholder meetings with hotel and medical sector representatives in Western Jamaica......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of Portmore
The National Water Commission sincerely apologizes to its customers in Portmore, St. Catherine regarding the continued water supply disruption they are experiencing......
National Water Commission | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

Digicel launches Jamaica’s First LTE Network
Jamaica’s largest and fastest network, Digicel, picked up significantly more speed with the switching on of its LTE network today – becoming the first mobile provider to introduce innovation that deli.....
Digicel Jamaica | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

Produce more locally to meet tourism sector’s demand says Tourism Minister
Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett is urging local manufacturers to boost local production to meet the growing demand of the island’s vibrant tourism sector......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

INDECOM probes fatal shooting of two civilians in Marvely
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of two civilian this morning at approximately 5:35 a.m. The incident occurred on Denver Crescen.....
INDECOM | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

Approximately $4m worth of marijuana seized at Kingston Container Terminal
On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, members of the Jamaica Customs Agency’s Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) and officers from the Port Security Team seized a shipment consisting of 605 lbs of marijuana with.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

Youth top new electors on May 31 voters’ list
Seventy-four per cent of the newly registered electors on the May 31, 2016 voters’ list are between the ages of 18 and 24 years......
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

JPS among lowest electricity rates in the region
Jamaicans are paying less for electricity than many of their regional counterparts, according to the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) most recent Electricity Tariff Results......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

Spain’s RMF/ The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation host Dynamic Coaching Workshop
The Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) - the instrument through which the Real Madrid Football Club develops social and cultural awareness programs aimed at giving back to society - in association with The .....
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

MPs to be given 1 million to support Zika Response
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton announced in Parliament on Tuesday June 7, 2016 that the Ministry of Health through the National Health Fund will be providing one million dollars t.....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

Minister Grange endorses new focus of Reggae Sumfest
Culture and Entertainment Minister, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has endorsed the new focus taken by organisers of Reggae Sumfest to put on show the best of Jamaica’s roots, rock and reggae a.....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-06-09 00:00:00

Inaugural Caribbean Showcase provides landmark opportunities for Caribbean athletes
Young, talented sportsmen and women from the Caribbean and Brazil are being urged to take advantage of a landmark opportunity to gain the attention of United States-based colleges and universities......
| 2016-06-08 00:00:00

Minister of Health attends UNGASS High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton is at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) attending the UNAIDS high level meeting on ending the AIDS epidemic......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2016-06-08 00:00:00

UTech, Ja./Joan Duncan Memorial Lecture examines monetizing Brand Jamaica’s music success
A large gathering of music business experts, influencers, music aficionados, academics and students, gathered for the 3rd Annual Joan Duncan Memorial Lecture hosted by the Joan Duncan School of Entrep.....
University of Technology | 2016-06-08 00:00:00

Fort Lauderdale’s CPL Ticket Office open tomorrow
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are delighted to announce that the Ticket Office at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, located next to the Central Broward Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, will .....
| 2016-06-08 00:00:00

Staying Fit, Strong and Sexy at age 40 and beyond – the Spartan Way
We all agree that staying fit, strong and sexy at 40 and beyond isn’t as easy as it used to be when you were in your 20’s or even 30’s......
| 2016-06-08 00:00:00

Guyana Amazon Warriors ticket offices open tomorrow
The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are delighted to announce that the Ticket Offices at Guyana CPL Office, Corner Camp and Quamina Streets in Georgetown will open tomorrow......
| 2016-06-08 00:00:00

Judiciary launches National Public Education Symposium
The Honourable Mrs. Justice Zaila McCalla OJ, Chief Justice of Jamaica, encouraged members of the public to embrace the reform programmes being implemented in Justice Sector......
Court Management Services | 2016-06-08 00:00:00

Broken 20 Inch transmission main disrupts water supply
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of Portmore, St. Catherine that their present no water supply disruption is due to emergency repairs being carried out on a break i.....
National Water Commission | 2016-06-08 00:00:00

Tax payments due June 15
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding business persons that payments are due on or before Wednesday, June 15, 2016......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-06-08 00:00:00

NWA implements drain cleaning exercise in the Corporate Area
The National Works Agency (NWA) is now conducting a drain cleaning exercise at several locations in the Corporate Area......
National Works Agency | 2016-06-08 00:00:00

ACS to host historical VII Summit
In just five days, the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will host its historical VII Summit of Heads of State and/or Government which will take place on June 4, Havana, Cuba......
| 2016-06-07 00:00:00

CDB funding Caribbean music sector development
The Caribbean Region is known and celebrated for reggae and dancehall, soca, zouk and other genres......
| 2016-06-07 00:00:00

Jamaica to host Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Plenary Meeting
The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in conjunction with the Government of Jamaica will host its Plenary and Working Groups Meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica from June 6-9, 2016 at the Hilt.....
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2016-06-07 00:00:00

Blood Bank appeals for public support for ‘Donorfest’ 2016
The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), popularly known as the Blood Bank, is appealing for support to register at least 150 Voluntary Blood Donors at “Donorfest”; its annual event to mark Worl.....
National Blood Transfusion Service | 2016-06-07 00:00:00

NIA appreciates MP Robinson’s disclosure of his finances
NIA wishes to express its appreciation to Member of Parliament Julian Robinson for publicly disclosing his statutory declaration, an important step towards enhancing transparency and accountability in.....
National Integrity Action Limited | 2016-06-07 00:00:00

Simmons vows Patriots will leave no stone unturned in quest for CPL title
West Indies star batsman Lendl Simmons says that the best is yet to come from the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and his team are primed to challenge for.....
| 2016-06-07 00:00:00

Grange expresses shock and disbelief at Gary Spaulding’s untimely passing
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has expressed shock and disbelief at the untimely passing of veteran journalist of the Gleaner Company Limited, Gary .....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-06-07 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Board approves recommendation for a three-for-one stock split
The Board of Directors of GraceKennedy Limited has approved a recommendation being made to the Stockholders of the Company for the sub-division of its ordinary shares (a stock split), three-for-one......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-06-06 00:00:00

Grange: Muhammad Ali – The People’s Fighter
Minister of Sport, Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, in reacting to the passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, says he’s the people’s fighter and has called for everyone to celebrate his life. Ali died last.....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-06-05 00:00:00

South African Delegation visits Jamaica
“A South African delegation headed by Mr. Collin Pillay, Programme Manager, Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE), located in the EThekwini Municipality in Durban, South Africa is now in Jamaica on a.....
| 2016-06-05 00:00:00

Power problem disrupts water supply in sections of Corporate Area
The National Water Commission is advising customers who are served by the Havenmeade Pumping Station in the Corporate Area that the disruption in service they are currently experiencing is as a result.....
National Water Commission | 2016-06-06 00:00:00

ICOJ celebrates life of Muhammad Ali
The Islamic Council of Jamaica (ICOJ), the umbrella organization for All Muslims in Jamaica, wishes to express regret at the passing of our beloved brother in Islam, the Champ, Muhammad Ali who was pr.....
| 2016-06-05 00:00:00

Grange expresses sorrow at death of journalist, Glenroy Sinclair
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, has expressed sorrow at the sudden passing of the Assignment Co-Ordinator at the Jamaica Gleaner, Glenroy Sinclair......
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-06-05 00:00:00

Jamaican Government to promote Medical Tourism at business forums in the U.S.
Jamaica’s trade and investment promotion arm Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be hosting two business forums on June 7 and 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C and Atlanta, Georgia respectively......
JAMPRO | 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Amalgamated Security Services Regional Recognition Awards Programme for Public Law Enforcement 2016
On a yearly basis Amalgamated Security Services invites 25 members of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police to nominate top performers within their respective police forces for the Amal.....
| 2016-06-03 00:00:00

NWC lends a hand to residents of Rema
Responding to a request for assistance from the Minister of Local Government and Community Development and arising from the reportedly untenable situation of sewage overflow in the community of Wilton.....
National Water Commission | 2016-06-03 00:00:00

$750,000 Lifeline for Renal Clinic in Manchester
The Haemodialysis (Renal) Unit of the Mandeville Regional Hospital has received another lifeline from proceeds from the High Mountain Coffee 10K Road Race valued at $750,000......
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Minister Johnson Smith emphasises need for reform at 8th ACP Summit
“The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group must re-evaluate and adapt its role in order to maintain its relevance and effectiveness”......
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade | 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Government of Taiwan donates rice to Food For The Poor
As Haiti endures its worst food crisis in more than a decade, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is donating 3,380 metric tons of rice to the country this year through Food For The Poor......
PROComm | 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Brand Jamaica takes cyberspace by storm
Irie Finds, a 100% Jamaican owned and operated online boutique, started welcoming shoppers to its website, www.iriefinds.com in April 2016......
| 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Jamaica to host Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Plenary Meeting
The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in conjunction with the Government of Jamaica will host its Plenary and Working Groups Meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica from June 6-9, 2016 at the Hilt.....
Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Food For The Poor 5K raises J$53 million
Sixty poverty-stricken families will have the comfort of new two-bedroom houses from Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica later this year, thanks to the J$53 million donated by individuals, companies and o.....
Food For The Poor - Jamaica | 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Carter excited about new CPL chapter with St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots
West Indies and St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots batsman Jonathan Carter has spoken exclusively to www.cplt20.com about his hopes for this year’s HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and what makes the bigge.....
| 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Discussions underway for long haul flights between Jamaica & Ethiopia
The facilitation of long haul flights between Jamaica and Ethiopia, through Ethiopian Airlines, was the subject of yesterday’s discussion between Hon. Michael Henry, Minister of Transport and Mining, .....
| 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Wigton III commissioned by Prime Minister Holness
Wigton III, the 24 MW expansion of the Wigton Windfarm in Rose Hill, Manchester which was officially commissioned today by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is the first of the three renewable energy pro.....
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica | 2016-06-04 00:00:00

Major patching programme continues in Kingston & St. Andrew
A major hotmix patching programme that commenced in early April continues across the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew......
National Works Agency | 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Photo Release- Ethiopian Ambassador meets with contingent from the Ministry of Transport and Mining
Ethiopian Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Girma Birru yesterday met with Hon. Mike Henry, Minister of Transport and Mining and his contingent at the Ministry of of Transport and Mining......
| 2016-06-03 00:00:00

Air Racing drama returns to Japan 4-5 June
The only Red Bull Air Race stop in Eastern Asia – Chiba, Japan – serves up volatile open-water conditions and crowds that are crazy about motorsport......
| 2016-06-02 00:00:00

RTAJ congratulates Cecil Morgan
The Route Taxi Association of Jamaica (RTAJ) wishes to use this medium to congratulate Mr. Cecil Morgan on his appointment as Managing Director of the Transport Authority......
| 2016-06-02 00:00:00

US Embassy releases Presidential Proclamation
The dynamism and diversity of Caribbean Americans have contributed to our Nation's story in extraordinary ways......
U.S. Embassy, Kingston | 2016-06-02 00:00:00

SportsMax kicks-off Copa America 6-A-Side Competition
Football fans are in for a treat as SportsMax kicks-off its Copa America 2016 coverage with its 6-A-Side competition at Football Factory on Sunday, June 5 at 10am with 32 teams vying for over JA$100,0.....
SportsMax | 2016-06-02 00:00:00

Brendon McCullum aims to shine ahead of CPL bow with Trinbago Knight Riders
Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) star batsman Brendon McCullum says that the chance to be a part of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) this summer is an exciting one and one which he is determined to.....
| 2016-06-02 00:00:00

JPS launches mobile money for customer convenience
JPS customers now have another convenient way to pay their bills from their phone or other device, even without a bank account or credit card......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-06-02 00:00:00

Flow’s TV Services reach new heights
Revolution has a new name, as Flow rolls out the rebranding of its cutting-edge Advanced Video Services (AVS) to Horizon from Flow......
FLOW | 2016-06-02 00:00:00

Inaugural Nursing Symposium challenges nurses to do what is right at all times
At a time when nurses are challenged to give of their best, one noted educator is appealing to nurses to do what is right at all times and go beyond what is expected of them......
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2016-06-02 00:00:00

JET welcomes news of no coal plant for JAMALCO
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) welcomes the recent announcement that there will be no coal fired plant for the JAMALCO facility in Clarendon......
Jamaica Environment Trust | 2016-06-02 00:00:00

Denbigh gets Bigger and Better
Digicel today announced its recommitment to the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show to the tune of JMD26,500,000 (twenty-six million dollars)......
Digicel | 2016-06-01 00:00:00

Ministry of Health increases days yellow fever vaccinations are administered
Persons intending to travel to yellow fever affected areas now have greater access to yellow fever vaccinations......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2016-06-01 00:00:00

Photo Release: Minister Bartlett meets one of Negril’s oldest hoteliers
It was indeed a delightful moment for Doretta Forrester and Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, as they greeted each other at Caribbean Delight, one of the fine boutique hotels along the coastline.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-06-01 00:00:00

Digicel unites the Caribbean with Bring the Beat Campaign
Today, Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, teamed up with Digicel to launch its Bring the Beat campaign in front of an inquisitive bunch of little kids from across the Caribbean at the Terra Nova All S.....
Digicel | 2016-06-01 00:00:00

Digicel benefits from sun2com solar energy solution
Steady developments of new technologies as well as an increasing need of staying online and connected on an international level require reliable internet and mobile phone connections – even in the mos.....
| 2016-06-01 00:00:00

Inova Solutions recognized as 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year
Inova Solutions today proudly announced it has won the 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Jamaica......
| 2016-06-01 00:00:00

Jamaica & Ethiopia to strengthen sport and cultural bilateral cooperation
Jamaica and Ethiopia have agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the areas of sport and culture......
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-05-31 00:00:00

Portland JSX Limited to launch Initial Public Offering
Portland JSX Limited is set to launch its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on June 8 and it is expected to close on June 22......
Victoria Mutual | 2016-05-31 00:00:00

GraceKennedy launches 8th Annual 5K Education Run
With hundreds of invited patrons working out in Emancipation Park, GraceKennedy launched its 8th Annual 5K Education Run on Monday, May 30......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-05-31 00:00:00

Single Phase power problems disrupt water supply
NWC customers in sections of St. Catherine and the Corporate Area are being advised that their present disruption in service, is as a result of a single phase power supply problem affecting operations.....
National Water Commission | 2016-05-31 00:00:00

Chairman of Southern Regional Health Authority to address MAJ Banquet
Wayne C. Chen, President of the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation, Chairman of NCB Insurance Company and Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority will be the Guest Speaker at the Medical As.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2016-05-31 00:00:00

HMCL extends Title Sponsorship of Hero Caribbean Premier League until 2018
Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL), the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, today extended its Title Sponsorship of the popular Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for another three years......
| 2016-05-31 00:00:00

Minister Bartlett visits Japan for critical tourism engagements
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett and Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook will meet with several tourism stakeholders in Japan as part of efforts to re-engage the market and grow visitor traff.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-05-31 00:00:00

Honey Bun unveils solar-energy system
Honey Bun (1982) Limited unveiled the first phase of its 100-kilowatt solar-energy system on Friday, May 27, 2016......
| 2016-05-31 00:00:00

Caribbean countries expanding share in US$130 billion global seafood market
Caribbean economies are poised to benefit from a region-wide initiative to expand seafood market share, through the implementation of food safety measures to enable countries to get a bigger piece of .....
| 2016-05-31 00:00:00

#JPSPowerSmart Energy Challenge starts May 29 on TVJ
The highly anticipated second season of the Reality TV show, JPS PowerSmart Energy Challenge is finally here......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-05-31 00:00:00

CARICOM-US discuss threat of lawsuit over queen conch & IUU fishing
Officials from the Caribbean Community and the United States advanced talks in Washington last week at the 7th Annual Meeting of the CARICOM-US Trade and Investment Council, on several key concerns af.....
| 2016-05-31 00:00:00

#JPSPowerSmart Energy Challenge starts May 29 on TVJ
The highly anticipated second season of the Reality TV show, JPS PowerSmart Energy Challenge is finally here......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-05-31 00:00:00

NWC working to recover from flood damage in St. Thomas
The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that restoration work continues apace to complete repairs to a number of its water supply systems that have been severely affected by the recent flood .....
National Water Commission | 2016-05-31 00:00:00

Water supply disruption affects sections of Clarendon & St. Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising customers in the Belle Plain area of Clarendon that the disruption in service they are currently experiencing is as a result of an electrical fault affecting .....
National Water Commission | 2016-05-31 00:00:00

Millions recovered from delinquent taxpayers
Tax Administration Jamaica’s (TAJ) Special Enforcement Team (SET) recently conducted joint operations with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in the parishes of St. Mary, Manchester and Clarendon......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-05-27 00:00:00

Inmate dies after being shot during escape bid
The Department of Correctional Services says about 12:10 p.m. an inmate who attempted to escape from the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre was shot by a Correctional Officer......
Ministry of National Security | 2016-05-27 00:00:00

Caribbean Airlines sponsors National Culinary Team
Caribbean Airlines is delighted to provide sponsored air travel for the 2016 National Culinary Team members to attend the prestigious “Taste of the Caribbean” competition in Miami, Florida from June 6.....
| 2016-05-27 00:00:00

PSOJ saddened by WISYNCO Fire
The PSOJ’s officers, executives, council, membership and staff are saddened by news of the massive fire still raging at WISYNCO Group’s Warehouse in St. Catherine......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2016-05-27 00:00:00

Jamaica to host 2018 International Sport Kickboxing Association World Championship
Sport Minister, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says a meeting will be convened with members of the organizing committee headed by Mr. Jason McKay at the earliest possible date, with a view to se.....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-05-27 00:00:00

Pan-Jam votes to split stock at AGM
Shareholders of Pan-Jamaican Investment Limited (Pan-Jam) approved a five for one stock split on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at its annual general meeting (AGM) at the Courtyard by Marriott Kingston......
| 2016-05-27 00:00:00

Measures recommended to improve adjudication of praedial larceny cases
The establishment of specialized Parish Courts for Praedial Larceny and specialized training for clerks of courts in the prosecution of praedial larceny cases, along with accompanying manuals, are amo.....
Ministry Of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fish | 2016-05-27 00:00:00

Evan Thompson appointed Head of the Meteorological Service Division
The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Evan Thompson as the new Director for the Meteorological Service Division......
Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation | 2016-05-27 00:00:00

Inova Solutions presented “Be Bigger & Faster in your Growing Business” free Seminar
Last Thursday, May 26, Inova Solutions organized a 1-day seminar and breakout session at the Courtyard by Marriott......
| 2016-05-26 00:00:00

Minister Grange congratulates the Jamaica Taekwon-Do Team
Sport Minister, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has congratulated the Jamaica Taekwon-Do team on their outstanding performance at the recently concluded International Sport Kickboxing Associatio.....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-05-26 00:00:00

Mandeville Regional Hospital improves capacity building for medical education
The Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) has now boosted its capacity for medical education through the opening of an Internal Medicine Teaching Room which will be used to teach medical students, conduc.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2016-05-26 00:00:00

Minister Johnson Smith to attend ACP Summit in Papua New Guinea
Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, leaves the island Friday, May 27 to attend the 8th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Caribbean .....
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade | 2016-05-26 00:00:00

High turbidity disrupts water supply in sections of St. Catherine
National Water Commission (NWC) is advising Customers in some sections of St. Catherine, that the disruption they are currently experiencing is as a result of high turbidity affecting the operations a.....
National Water Commission | 2016-05-26 00:00:00

Water supply disruption to affect sections of St. Andrew
The National Water Commission is advising customers in the Chancery Hall area of St. Andrew, that their water supply will be disrupted tomorrow Friday, May 27, 2016 from 8:00am to 5:00pm......
National Water Commission | 2016-05-26 00:00:00

TEF provides $286 million to enhance Ocho Rios
The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has approved funds to carry out additional improvement work in Ocho Rios this year, as part of ongoing efforts to make the resort town more appealing......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-05-26 00:00:00

Flash Flood Warning in effect for St. Thomas, Portland, St. Mary & St. Ann
As a Trough continues to move across Jamaica, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is urging citizens to be alert as the Meteorological Service of Jamaica has advised t.....
ODPEM | 2016-05-25 00:00:00

Tourism Minister urges agricultural suppliers to help reduce import bill
Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has issued a charge to local agricultural suppliers to use the recently released tourism demand study to help reduce the island’s import bill......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-05-23 00:00:00

Guyana Amazon Warriors announce home 2016 CPL fixtures
The Guyana Amazon Warriors have announced their fixtures for the forthcoming 2016 HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign and will open the home series of matches with an evening clash against Ja.....
| 2016-05-23 00:00:00

The Regentrification of Downtown Kingston
I went to a real estate meeting and listened to a representative of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) demonstrating via slide show, the grand plans for the upgrading or renewal of Downtown Kings.....
Azanell Properties Int’l | 2016-05-19 00:00:00

More government action needed to reverse smoking epidemic in the Americas
A number of countries of the Americas have made progress in implementing tobacco control policies designed to reduce suffering and death due to tobacco......
| 2016-05-18 00:00:00

Minister of Finance scores with outlined vision for Jamaica's Ganja Industry
The Minister of Finance Audley Shaw in his Budget Speech to Parliament on Thursday May 12th made it clear that Jamaica will move with a sense of Urgency in developing an international standard medical.....
| 2016-05-17 00:00:00

NWC will contribute to Golden Grove road repairs
The National Water Commission (NWC) is publicly indicating that it will be contributing to covering the costs of effecting needed repairs to the Golden Grove main road in St. Ann......
National Water Commission | 2016-05-12 00:00:00

Top draw jackpot doubled to $2,000,000 per day
From now until May 21, players of Supreme Ventures Top Draw game will have a chance to win double the daily jackpot!.....
| 2016-05-12 00:00:00

Four receive Excellence Awards in Hospitality Assured Caribbean Awards Programme
Three Caribbean hospitality businesses and one business advisor received excellence awards today in the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s first-ever Hospitality Assured (HA) Caribbean Awards Prog.....
| 2016-05-12 00:00:00

INDECOM probing fatal shooting in Wakefield - Appeals for cooperation
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeffery Richards on May 10, 2016 at approximately 4:30 a.m. in Wake.....
INDECOM | 2016-05-12 00:00:00

Tourism Ministry calls emergency meeting to discuss Royalton Negril Incident
The Ministry of Tourism has called an emergency meeting to discuss the implications of this morning’s incident in which a section of the Royalton Negril Resort and Spa, Hanover, which is under constru.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-05-10 00:00:00

State Minister meets with Department of Correctional Services staff
Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr. disclosed that an additional 300 cells are to be constructed at the Tamarind Farm facility as part of the drive to r.....
Ministry of National Security | 2016-05-10 00:00:00

Tourism Minister dispatches high level team to Royalton Negril Resort
Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has dispatched a high level team from the Ministry to visit The Royalton Negril Resort and Spa, Westmoreland where a section of the building, which is under co.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-05-10 00:00:00

Marcus Garvey Eisteddfod for St. Ann Parish Library May 12
A schools’ Elocution Competition organized by the St. Ann Homecoming & Heritage Foundation will be staged at the St. Ann Parish Library, St. Ann’s Bay, on Thursday May 12, commencing at 10am......
| 2016-05-10 00:00:00

St. Lucia Zouks announce home 2016 CPL fixtures
The St. Lucia Zouks have announced their fixtures for the forthcoming 2016 HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign and will open the home series of matches with an evening clash against St. Kitts.....
| 2016-05-10 00:00:00

Press Release
KIWANIS WORLDWIDE PRAYER WEEK FOCUSES ON PAEDRIATRIC CANCER.....
KIWANIS CLUB OF NEW KINGSTON | 2016-05-12 00:00:00

Bunting condemns murder of third police officer since start of 2016
Opposition Spokesperson on National Security, Peter Bunting, MP is expressing condemnation at the murder of yet another member of the police force, that of District Constable Lewis Robinson......
| 2016-05-09 00:00:00

PAJ invites media workers to discuss trade union representation
The Press Association will be highlighting the issue of trade union representation of media workers, at a special meeting on Sunday, May 15, 2016......
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2016-05-09 00:00:00

GraceKennedy launches Third Annual GraceKennedy Heather Little-White Household Worker Award
GraceKennedy launched its Annual GraceKennedy Heather Little-White Household Worker Awards on Friday, May 6, at its Headquarters on Harbour Street in Downtown Kingston......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-05-09 00:00:00

Physical activity being used to tackle lifestyle diseases
Research has shown that there is a strong association between the emerging epidemic of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs) and lifestyle choices and for this reason, the Ministry of Health is en.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2016-05-06 00:00:00

Prime Minister urges Jamaicans to embrace the spirit of volunteerism
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaicans must embrace the spirit of volunteerism to advance the country’s development agenda......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-05-06 00:00:00

2nd Annual International Safeguarding Children Conference well received by attendees
Local and international stakeholders in child protection yesterday converged on the Mona Visitors Lodge, UWI, for day 1 of the 2nd staging of the International Safeguarding Children Conference, which .....
| 2016-05-06 00:00:00

Phone numbers now available for new Refunds Offices
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising the public that the recently relocated sections of its refunds operations have now been outfitted with telephone lines for the public to call for assistanc.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-05-06 00:00:00

Bogue Power Plant now ready to use natural gas
JPS has officially concluded work to convert the Bogue Power Plant in Montego Bay, St. James, to dual fuel capability......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-05-06 00:00:00

Ministry of Health encourages persons travelling to Yellow Fever areas to get vaccinated
The Ministry of Health is encouraging persons to get vaccinated before travelling to yellow fever affected areas......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2016-05-06 00:00:00

Grand Cayman to use Oxitec solution to suppress wild Aedes aegypti
Oxitec and the Cayman Islands Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) announced a new plan to fight wild Aedes aegypti, the dangerous mosquito that spreads dengue, Zika and chikungunya, to prevent t.....
| 2016-05-05 00:00:00

Temporary closure of the Cornwall Regional Hospital Lab
The Board of Management of the Western Regional Health Authority wishes to advise the public that the Cornwall Regional Hospital Lab has been temporarily closed......
| 2016-05-05 00:00:00

CPL statement in relation to venue of Finals
Following a number of media reports in the Caribbean, Damien O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer of the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL), has issued the following statement in relation to the venue .....
| 2016-05-05 00:00:00

Out of Many, One Jamaica Photo Exhibition in Hamburg
The Jamaica National (JN) Foundation’s photographic exhibition Out of Many, One Jamaica was launched at the Town Hall in Hamburg, Germany, on 25th April 2016......
| 2016-05-05 00:00:00

New Cannabis Board approves long-awaited regulations
One week after being appointed by Cabinet to lead the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), a new Board of Directors has approved the regulations that will guide the start of Jamaica’s legal ganja indus.....
| 2016-05-05 00:00:00

RGD Death Symposium 2016
The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is hosting a Death Symposium on May 6, 2016 at the NHT Overtime Facility, 4 Park Boulevard, New Kingston......
Registrar General’s Department | 2016-05-05 00:00:00

Lupus Foundation of Jamaica opens new office on World Lupus Day
Tuesday May 10 will be observed As World Lupus Day, which will be used to bring further awareness to the plight of persons living with the disease......
| 2016-05-05 00:00:00

Minister of Health expresses condolences to family of slain missionaries
Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton has expressed condolences on behalf of the team at the Ministry of Health to the family, friends and colleagues of Randy Hentzel and Harold Nichols who were .....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2016-05-05 00:00:00

Coveted Canon Award bestowed on Jamaica-based dealer
Multinational Corporation, Canon, has declared Jamaican retailer Appliance Traders Ltd. (ATL) a leader in service, following its attainment of the CANON Association of Technical Service Professionals .....
ATL | 2016-05-05 00:00:00

Update - Dislocated pipelines disrupt water supply in sections of St. Thomas
The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising customers served by WHITEHALL FACILITY in St. Thomas that they will continue to experience a disruption in their water supply as work is still ongoing t.....
National Water Commission | 2016-05-04 00:00:00

Can the private sector champion green economy transitions in the Caribbean?
A new study just published in Sustainable Development, the journal of the International Sustainable Development Research Society, finds that the a big part of building a green economy really boils dow.....
| 2016-05-04 00:00:00

NDM comments on wave of murders in Jamaica
The NDM has expressed deep sadness, disappointment and deeply dismay at the spiralling wave of senseless murders in Jamaica......
National Democratic Movement | 2016-05-04 00:00:00

D’YUTES celebrates Teacher’s Day
Once a year we pay special attention to the supermen and superwomen of the classroom......
| 2016-05-04 00:00:00

UNESCO’s IFCD approves US60,000 to support Jamaica’s revision of National Culture Policy
The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will lead the symbolic signing of the funding agreement between Jamaica and UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) on Thursd.....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-05-03 00:00:00

JBU mourns the passing of two US missionaries
The Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) mourns the loss of Pastors Randy Hentzel and Harold Nicholas, United States nationals, whose bodies were found on April 30, 2016......
Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2016-05-03 00:00:00

Water supply in sections of Clarendon to be affected by planned power outage
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some areas in Clarendon, that they are likely to experience disruptions in their regular supply on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 9:00am to 5:00pm as.....
National Water Commission | 2016-05-03 00:00:00

Maintenance work to disrupt water supply in sections of St. Catherine & Kingston
National Water Commission (NWC) customers served by the Bybrook #2 Pumping Station in St. Catherine continue to experience a disruption in their service......
National Water Commission | 2016-05-03 00:00:00

A vibrant economy must be growing says IDB Regional Head
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) representative for Jamaica and newly appointed General Manager for the Caribbean Country Department, Therese Turner-Jones says the IDB wants to support the Caribb.....
| 2016-05-03 00:00:00

Eppley Limited launches Renounceable Rights Issue of Ordinary Stock Units
The Directors of the Company are pleased to announce a renounceable rights issue to existing Ordinary Stock Unit holders subject to the terms and condition set out in an informational circular (the “R.....
| 2016-05-03 00:00:00

Gary Barrow appointed Chief Technical Officer of JPS
President & CEO of JPS, Kelly Tomblin, has announced the appointment of Gary Barrow as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of JPS, a role designed in recognition of the fact that the strategic future of the.....
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-05-03 00:00:00

Prime Minister attends Energy Summit
Prime Minister Andrew Holness departs the island today (May 3) to participate in the United States Caribbean Central American Energy Summit meeting in Washington D.C......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-05-03 00:00:00

Regent Street SDA Basic School infrastructure upgraded
The Regent Street Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Basic School in the Denham Town community of Kingston has received numerous structural upgrades to enhance the overall teaching environment, through fundi.....
EUROPEAN UNION | 2016-05-03 00:00:00

JCDC hosts Performing Arts Awards for Eastern participants
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Eastern Region will be hosting two awards ceremonies to recognize the outstanding schools and groups in that region for 2016 JCDC Performing Arts Festival Seaso.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-05-03 00:00:00

High level transport group to meet Governor General
The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) is to lead a top level team of Public Transport Operators to pay a courtesy call on His Excellency the Most Honorable Sir Patrick Allen.....
| 2016-05-03 00:00:00

Food For The Poor extends 5K Registration
Local charity organization, Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica, has extended the registration period for its upcoming 5K Run/Walk, which will take place on Saturday, May 7 starting at 6:30 am at Emancipa.....
PROComm | 2016-05-02 00:00:00

NSWMA reports on fire at Haddon Disposal Site
The NEPM Waste Management Limited through the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) advises that a fire occurred at Haddon Disposal Site in Moneague St. Ann last evening......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2016-05-02 00:00:00

INDECOM Statistics – First Quarter 2016
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) recorded 212 complaints for the first quarter of 2016......
INDECOM | 2016-05-02 00:00:00

Maintenance work disrupt water supply in sections of St. Catherine & Kingston
National Water Commission (NWC) customers served by the Bybrook #2 Pumping Station in St. Catherine, are being advised that the system is presently out of operation to facilitate maintenance works......
National Water Commission | 2016-05-02 00:00:00

Bartlett outlines vision for Tourism at JAPEX
Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett pointed out to attendees at the launch of Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) in Montego Bay over the weekend that the tourism industry will be instrumental in achieving.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-05-02 00:00:00

Opposition Spokesperson on National Security condemns brutal shooting of Policewoman
Opposition Spokesperson on National Security, Peter Bunting, MP is strongly condemning the fatal gun attack on Woman Corporal Judith Williams at Brae Street, in East Kingston......
| 2016-05-02 00:00:00

Wellness Tourism on fast track says Bartlett
In the same way, the introduction of cannabis into treatment for diabetes among other illnesses will also play a role in diversifying the product that we market to tourists......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-05-02 00:00:00

TAJ apologizes for Online System error
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise the public that it is aware that difficulties were experienced with making property tax and traffic ticket payments on its tax portal during the perio.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-05-02 00:00:00

CDA embarks on Islandwide activities for Child Month
With less than a day to go before the observance of National Child Month, the Child Development Agency (CDA) will strengthen its focus on the mental, physical and nutritional health of the 4,400 chil.....
Child Development Agency | 2016-05-02 00:00:00

Pick up CXC Exam Time Table at schools
As the May/June examination season commences on Monday, May 2, the Education Ministry is advising candidates to collect their CXC timetables from their schools, if they have not yet done so......
Ministry of Education | 2016-05-02 00:00:00

Digicel launches scholarship and internship programme to celebrate ‘Girls in ICT’
Digicel Business announced today that it will be offering a three-year scholarship valued at US$3,000 for young women to pursue tertiary level studies in the field of Information and Communication Tec.....
Digicel | 2016-04-29 00:00:00

Minister Chang tours the Artificial Groundwater Recharge System & Soapberry Treatment Plant
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, will this morning tour the National Water Commission’s Artificial Groundwater Recharge System in In.....
Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation | 2016-04-29 00:00:00

Michael Lee-Chin appointed growth Czar
THE PRIME MINISTER TODAY ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF MR. MICHAEL LEE-CHIN AS THE GROWTH CZAR......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-04-29 00:00:00

Facebook & Digicel launch "Free Basics" in El Salvador
Digicel El Salvador and Facebook, the most important worldwide social network, yesterday announced the launch of "Free Basics"......
Digicel | 2016-04-29 00:00:00

Regent Street SDA Basic School infrastructure upgraded
The Regent Street Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Basic School in the Denham Town community of Kingston has received numerous structural upgrades to enhance the overall teaching environment, through fundi.....
EUROPEAN UNION | 2016-04-29 00:00:00

Education Minister mourns death of Wolmers schoolboy
Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has expressed sadness at the tragic death of J'Quan Forbes, a student of Wolmers Boys' School......
Ministry of Education | 2016-04-28 00:00:00

Statement, Comrades Grassroots Reasoning, held Sunday 24th April, 2016
The organizers of Sunday’s Comrades Grassroot Reasoning, the New Foundations and New Foundations 95 P.N.P. Groups, have described the event as positive and successful......
| 2016-04-28 00:00:00

Three Digicel customers to ‘sprint to Brazil’ this August
Three lucky Digicel customers will win the ultimate prize of an all-expenses paid trip for two to Brazil this August, with the launch of the Digicel ‘Sprint to Brazil’ promotion......
Digicel Jamaica | 2016-04-28 00:00:00

Samuda calls for new approach to T&T oil pricing and subsidies
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has signalled Jamaica’s dissatisfaction with the current oil pricing systems being used by Trinidad & Tobago (T&T)......
Ministry Of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fish | 2016-04-28 00:00:00

Minister Chang tours three major NWC projects
Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, on Wednesday April 27, 2016 toured sites relating to three major National Water Commission projects.....
National Water Commission | 2016-04-28 00:00:00

Official Funeral to be accorded to former MP
The Government of Jamaica will accord an Official Funeral to former Member of Parliament, Honourable Derrick Austin Rochester, OJ, CD......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-04-28 00:00:00

NRCA/NEPA supports dialogue on the reduction in use of plastics, styrofoam
The Natural Resources Conservation Authority/National Environment and Planning Agency (NRCA/NEPA) yesterday morning discussed the challenges presented by the unregulated use of non-biodegradable plast.....
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2016-04-28 00:00:00

Transport Authority issues stern warning to bus operators
The Transport Authority is issuing a stern warning to Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) operators, to exercise due care, while transporting passengers and ensure compliance with the road traffic laws......
Transport Authority | 2016-04-27 00:00:00

INDECOM probes the death of 13 y-o J’Quan Forbes
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of 13 year old J’Quan Forbes, the son of a member of the JCF on April .....
INDECOM | 2016-04-27 00:00:00

The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation supports Cultural Heritage Research
As part of its efforts towards facilitating greater awareness of cultural heritage, and promoting an openness to multicultural understanding, collaboration and inclusiveness; The Spanish-Jamaican Foun.....
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation | 2016-04-26 00:00:00

Labour & Social Security Minister to deliver relief supplies in flood-affected Portland
Minister of Labour and Social Security Honourable Shahine Robinson will today (Tuesday, April 26, 2016) tour flood-affected areas in Portland for first-hand observation and assessment of damage caused.....
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2016-04-26 00:00:00

100 days to Rio 2016 – until the magic begins!
On April 27th, Flow joins International Olympic Committee (IOC) partners all over the world in celebration of the official 100-day countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games......
FLOW | 2016-04-26 00:00:00

Boy’ Town mentorship department conducts tracer study
The Boy’ Town mentorship department has conducted a tracer study of students who attended the Boys’ Town 15-18 Youth Development Programme at-risk program, started in 2009 and confirmed the chall.....
| 2016-04-26 00:00:00

Books4Kids Jamaica 5th online charity auction goes live!
Books4Kids Jamaica announced today that its 5th Annual Online Charity Auction is set to go live on Thursday April 28, 2016......
| 2016-04-26 00:00:00

Update - Dislocated pipelines disrupt water supply in sections of St. Thomas & Portland
The NWC is advising customers in some areas of St. Thomas, that their continued no water situation is due to dislocated pipelines on the network of a number of water treatment facilities......
National Water Commission | 2016-04-26 00:00:00

Prime Minister to break ground for New Housing Development
Under a Joint Venture arrangement , the SCJ Holdings Limited (SCJH) and Rivi Gardner & Associates will on Thursday, April 28, 2016, 11:00am on site (Chedwin Park Sports Facility), Innswood, Old Harbo.....
| 2016-04-26 00:00:00

Decline in marriages a serious threat to public health?
The current decline in the number of marriages occurring annually, coupled with an increase in divorce rates in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries, is posing a serious threat to public health, soci.....
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2016-04-26 00:00:00

New EXIM Bank Board committed to stimulating economic growth
The newly-appointed Board of Directors of the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica Limited (EXIM Bank) has hit the ground running with a commitment to doing its part in stimulating growth in the Jam.....
EXIM Bank Jamaica | 2016-04-26 00:00:00

Dislocated pipelines to disrupt water supply in sections of St. Thomas
NWC customers in some areas of St. Thomas are presently without their regular water supply, due to dislocated pipelines caused by heavy rainfall......
National Water Commission | 2016-04-25 00:00:00

Plymouth University offer teachers free modules in Online Master’s Degree
The Mico University College in partnership with Plymouth University and Sterling Asset Management has designed and implemented a pilot project to investigate the role of Subject Knowledge Enhancement .....
The Mico University College | 2016-04-24 00:00:00

IDT issues restraining order for Petrojam workers
The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has issued a Restraining Order to workers of Petrojam Limited, who are represented by the Petroleum Workers’ Association (an affiliate of the Union of Clerical,.....
Ministry of Labour and Social Security | 2016-04-24 00:00:00

TAJ refunds operations to be relocated on Monday
Tax Administration Jamaica is advising the public that sections of its refunds operations currently located at 116 East Street (2nd Floor) Kingston will be relocated to the 6th Floor of the NCB Tower.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-04-25 00:00:00

Caribbean Cement Company completes demolition exercise
Caribbean Cement Company Limited successfully completed a demolition exercise and we are pleased to report that our goals were met with no injury or property damage......
Caribbean Cement Company Limited | 2016-04-24 00:00:00

Ashenheim Road emergency sewerage works may cause water disruptions
The National Water Commission is advising the public that emergency remedial works on the Ashenheim Road Sanitary Sewer line in Kingston will result in unavoidable traffic diversions and delays in tha.....
National Water Commission | 2016-04-22 00:00:00

Final Contaminated Gasoline Report inconclusive
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, the Hon. Dr. Andrew Wheatley, has acknowledged receipt of the Final Report from the Petroleum Trade Reform Committee regarding last year’s reports of contam.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2016-04-22 00:00:00

INDECOM probing fatal shooting in St. James
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a civilian in Montego Bay, St. James at approximately 2:30 a.m......
INDECOM | 2016-04-22 00:00:00

Senior government officials address sustainable development priorities of the Caribbean
“National ownership, strong integrated policy planning, and effective institutional coordinating mechanisms are required to foster partnerships and enhance programme implementation as the Caribbean em.....
| 2016-04-22 00:00:00

Transport Authority warns taxis to abide by colour coding specifications
The Transport Authority is issuing a stern warning to operators of Hackney Carriages and Route Taxis to abide by the recently implemented colour coding specifications or face prosecution......
Transport Authority | 2016-04-22 00:00:00

St Ann receives new school building
South Florida based Levitetz Family Foundation has once again, partnered with Food For The Poor Jamaica (FFP) to construct new facilities for the Toddlers Learning Centre (TLC) in St. Ann......
PROComm | 2016-04-22 00:00:00

Customs Agency implores business proprietors to protect trade marks
In keeping with recent media reports of counterfeit goods being sold in Jamaica, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is imploring trade mark owners and licensees, who are negatively impacted, to make a f.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2016-04-22 00:00:00

Morehead-Cain Foundation announces Class of 2020
The Morehead-Cain Foundation—home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, and founded at the first public university in the U.S.—is proud to announce its class of 2020......
| 2016-04-22 00:00:00

ECLAC presents a debt alleviation strategy
ECLAC has made a call for the creation of a Caribbean Resilience Fund as part of a debt alleviation strategy based on a climate change swap proposal......
| 2016-04-22 00:00:00

Caribbean Airlines launches “H.U.M” Campaign
Caribbean Airlines announces the launch of its “Happiest Ultimate Moments” – H.U.M campaign......
| 2016-04-22 00:00:00

Industry Minister discusses SME competitiveness with ITC Executive Director
The Honourable Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, yesterday met with Ms. Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), in the margi.....
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce | 2016-04-22 00:00:00

Jamaica ranked number three island in the world by TripAdvisor
Jamaica is celebrating its #3 ranking on the TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice™ awards’ “World’s Best Islands” list. TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking website, highlighted the world’s top isla.....
Jamaica Tourist Board | 2016-04-22 00:00:00

Red Bull Wings for Life Selfie Run
While thousands run in 34 official locations worldwide on May 8, 2016, at 11am UTC, the Wings for Life World Run app opens the global race up to everyone, everywhere......
| 2016-04-22 00:00:00

Red Stripe goes after ambitious export growth target
Red Stripe has given another big signal of its confidence in the Jamaican economy with an announcement Thursday that the company plans to double its exports by the year 2018......
| 2016-04-21 00:00:00

$640,000 paid out by MILO® Western Relays
The organizers of MILO Western Relays paid out six hundred and forty thousand dollars on Wednesday to several schools and coaches who competed in the meet earlier this year......
| 2016-04-21 00:00:00

National Identification System on track for 2020
The National Identification System (NIDS) project remains on track for full implementation by 2020, Project Director in the Office of the Prime Minister Denzil Plummer has noted......
| 2016-04-21 00:00:00

U.S. Representative advocates for small & multicultural media providers
U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) remains steadfast in her efforts to urge the FCC to consider the potentially damaging impact the proposed ‘Set Top Box’ policy changes will have on small, .....
| 2016-04-20 00:00:00

PM Holness responds to earthquake in Eastern Caribbean
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is thankful that so far, there have been no reported deaths or serious injuries arising from the magnitude 6.9 earthquake which impacted Barbados and St. Vincent .....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-04-20 00:00:00

Health Research Conference to focus on family health
Child health, Zika, Healthy ageing and HIV AIDS are just some of the family health issues that will be addressed at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Health Research Conference this year......
| 2016-04-20 00:00:00

J$9.6 million donation to boost healthcare in Southern Region from Jamalco
The healthcare capacity in the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) facilities will be boosted through the commitment of J$9.6 million dollars from bauxite/alumina company Jamalco......
Southern Regional Health Authority | 2016-04-20 00:00:00

Electricity prices plummet below US20 cents per kWh
For the first time in 10 years, Jamaicans are paying less than US 20 cents per kWh for electricity......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-04-20 00:00:00

Digicel customers win big in Diaspora ‘Grab-a-Gift’ promotion
A total of thirty customers will win big this month in Digicel’s Diaspora top-up competition, Grab-a-Gift, which started on April 1......
Digicel | 2016-04-20 00:00:00

TPDCo launches 20th Anniversary celebrations with church services
The Tourism Product Development Company Ltd. (TPDCo) officially launched its 20th Anniversary celebrations on the weekend with a series of church services across the resort areas of Negril, Ocho Rios,.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-04-20 00:00:00

Jamaican M.A.D.E. Visual Arts Exhibition opens April 24
The Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition will launch its long-awaited exhibition, Jamaican M.A.D.E. (Main Audience Day Experience) on Sunday, April 24 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, 14 – .....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-04-20 00:00:00

Garnishment Policy now in effect at TAJ
In its continued efforts to identify and bring tax evaders and avoiders to book, TAJ has now employed another strategy to bolster its enforcement and compliance activities with the introduction of Gar.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-04-20 00:00:00

PNP Heads being disingenuous says G2K
Generation 2000 (G2K), the Young Professional Affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, has labelled statements made by the heads of the PNP as disingenuous. G2K’s reaction follows erroneous statements m.....
G2K | 2016-04-20 00:00:00

INDECOM probing fatal shooting at the Olympic Gardens Police Station
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a civilian in the vicinity of the Olympic Gardens Police Station at approximately 6 a.m......
INDECOM | 2016-04-20 00:00:00

Gaming Lounge Operators form Jamaica Gaming Association
The operators of the 7 largest Gaming Lounge operations in Jamaica have announced the formation of the Jamaica Gaming Association (JGA)......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2016-04-20 00:00:00

Lascelles Chin to receive international award
Businessman and philanthropist Lascelles Chin will on Saturday, April 23 receive the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) Peacock Award for International Achievement......
| 2016-04-20 00:00:00

Water supply disruption to affect sections of St. Catherine
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some areas of St. Catherine, that the disruption they are presently experiencing in their water supply, is as a result of an electrical problem a.....
National Water Commission | 2016-04-19 00:00:00

Dis Poem Wordz & Agro Festival
On Sunday April 24, Dub Poet and Agro consultant Ras Takura will present the 6th staging of DisPoem Wordz & Agro Festival 2016 in Portland, Jamaica......
| 2016-04-19 00:00:00

Minister Grange committed to positioning Jamaica as a global player
“We are protecting the Blue and John Crow Mountains World Heritage site not only for ourselves, but for the people of the world,” declared Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia .....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-04-19 00:00:00

MBJ brings airports experts and professional training courses to Montego Bay
MBJ Airports, the operator of Sangster International Airport, Jamaica’s leading international gateway majority owned by GrupoAeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), will host the Airports Council Internatio.....
| 2016-04-19 00:00:00

Minister Bartlett to attend important UNWTO Conference
Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett is set to participate in a high level symposium being hosted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to explore ways to further encourage sust.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-04-18 00:00:00

Energy Minister calls on JPS to provide full report on power outages
In the wake of power outages across the island over the week-end, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, the Honourable Dr. Andrew Wheatley has called on the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) .....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2016-04-18 00:00:00

Service restored to JPS customers, as investigation continues
JPS is reporting that electricity supply was restored to customers last night (April 17), following a widespread outage that affected several parishes......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-04-18 00:00:00

Vocal Ink touching hearts & caressing minds
"If yu nah write, den yu wrong and if yu cyaan read, it's hard to get along", Yasus Afari boldly asserts in his new groundbreaking novel, titled "Vocal Ink - The Mental Intercourse"......
| 2016-04-18 00:00:00

Green outlook for The Vistas at Runaway Bay
Over eighty new households in St. Ann are set to benefit from a multi-million dollar sustainable energy project commissioned by the Housing Agency of Jamaica Ltd. (HAJ) through design builder COMPLANT.....
| 2016-04-18 00:00:00

Mechanical problems cause water supply disruption in sections of St. Mary
The National Water Commission is advising customers in St. Mary who are served by the Boscobel Pumping Station that the disruption they are currently experiencing in their water supply is as a result .....
National Water Commission | 2016-04-18 00:00:00

National Gallery to open Digital Exhibition on April 24
The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for April 24, 2016, will feature the opening of the Digital exhibition and a musical performance by Chevaughn......
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2016-04-18 00:00:00

Former West Indian Cricketer Franklyn Rose shares his story
“I need to let people know what really happened, man. I am disappointed in the New Zealand Immigration system. I am very disappointed.”.....
West Indies Players' Association | 2016-04-18 00:00:00

Maintenance work affecting water supply in sections of Westmoreland
The National Water Commission (NWC) apologises to customers served by the Cave facility in Westmoreland for the continued interruption in their water supply......
National Water Commission | 2016-04-15 00:00:00

Jamaica to join the world in celebrating the Heritage of Sport
In observance of Wold Heritage Day 2016, Jamaica will join the rest of the world in celebration, under the theme ‘The Heritage of Sport’, on April 18th......
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-04-15 00:00:00

NIA welcomes items on legislative agenda
National Integrity Action welcomes the items on the legislative agenda, announced in the Governor General’s Throne Speech, relating to the strengthening of good governance in Jamaica and urges both go.....
National Integrity Action Limited | 2016-04-15 00:00:00

INDECOM charge JCF member
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) arrested and charged another member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)......
INDECOM | 2016-04-15 00:00:00

INDECOM charge JCF member
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) arrested and charged another member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)......
INDECOM | 2016-04-15 00:00:00

TAJ to carry out maintenance on specific online services this weekend
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise that it will carry out routine maintenance on some online services from 9:00pm Saturday April 16 to 2:00am Sunday April 17, 2016......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-04-14 00:00:00

Chief Justice congratulates Drug Treatment Court graduates
Fifteen participants enrolled in the Drug Treatment Court Programme in the Parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine, St. Thomas and St. James, successfully completed the programme and were r.....
Court Management Services | 2016-04-14 00:00:00

Transfer Pricing expert in Jamaica for week long official visit
Jamaica is continuing to receive overseas technical assistance on Transfer Pricing......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-04-12 00:00:00

Civilians in triple fatal shooting in Westmoreland identified
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has confirmed the identity of the civilians killed in the triple fatal shooting incident in Westmoreland on April 8, 2016......
INDECOM | 2016-04-12 00:00:00

Planned JPSCo. Power outage & electrical problem affect water supply
The National Water Commission is advising customers served by the Alman Hill and Cavaliers Pumping Stations in St. Andrew, that they will experience a disruption in service on Wednesday April 13, 2016.....
National Water Commission | 2016-04-12 00:00:00

Filing of 2016 General Election returns
Following the April 6 deadline for candidates or agents of candidates who contested the 2016 General Election to file their Election Returns of Expenses, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has rece.....
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2016-04-12 00:00:00

Caribbean Posh Magazine establishes The Region’s Premier Women’s Empowerment Event
Caribbean POSH Magazine recently wrapped thevery successful premier edition of the Caribbean POSHGirl POWER Brunch: BVI earlier this month which was held on Scrub Island, the exclusive private destina.....
| 2016-04-12 00:00:00

INDECOM arrest and charge 2 police officers with murder
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) this morning arrested and charged two police officers with murder......
INDECOM | 2016-04-12 00:00:00

Photo Release - TEF welcomes new Chairman
Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) welcomes new Chairman......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-04-11 00:00:00

Guardian Life makes record profit for third consecutive year
2015 was another record year for Guardian Life Limited as the company achieved improved financial results for the third consecutive year......
Guardian Life Limited | 2016-04-11 00:00:00

FLOW supports Brand Jamaica
With less than a week to go before the official opening of the biennial Expo Jamaica 2016, telecommunications firm FLOW, on Friday gave its team members and other guests a preview of what can be expec.....
FlowJamaica | 2016-04-10 00:00:00

Net Billing resumes on April 11
Customers of Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (“JPS”) will again be able to apply for licences to sell their excess electricity generated from renewable energy sources to the grid as of April 11.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2016-04-08 00:00:00

Photo Release: Getting ready for the Gala for the Girls
The Gala, the culminating event of St Andrew High School’s 90th Anniversary Homecoming Week April 10-16, raises funds for the building of a residential facility for students on the Cecelio Avenue camp.....
| 2016-04-08 00:00:00

Minister of Health plans to improve Oral Health Policies
Minister of Health, the honourable Dr. Christopher Tufton plans to further develop Oral Health policies in a bid to improve these services to the public......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2016-04-08 00:00:00

Disruption in water supply to affect sections of St. Catherine
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers in some sections of St. Catherine, that they will experience a disruption in service on Saturday, April 09, 2016, from 9am to 5pm, this is to f.....
National Water Commission | 2016-04-08 00:00:00

Lotto player hits $45m Jackpot
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) is pleased to announce that one lucky Lotto player hit the Jackpot of $45 million on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2016-04-08 00:00:00

The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation supports Regional Disability Studies Conference
On March 16-17, 2016 the University of the West Indies Centre for Disability Studies (UWICDS), as part of its mission to “transform and empower disabled individuals throughout the Caribbean through th.....
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation | 2016-04-08 00:00:00

Minister Bartlett to host seminar for newly appointed Board Members
Hot on the heels of the Office of The Prime Minister’s announcement of the members of 52 public boards, Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett is slated to host a seminar tomorrow (April 9) at the Mont.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-04-08 00:00:00

Jamaica & U.S. co-host public-private dialogue on Correspondent Banking
In recognition of the significant financial ties between the United States and the countries of the Caribbean, the Bank of Jamaica and the United States Department of the Treasury hosted a public-priv.....
U.S. Embassy, Kingston | 2016-04-08 00:00:00

NSWMA working to implement governance & operational improvements
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has identified the four areas of highest priority for action, which coincide with the recent Investigative Report of the Office of the Public Defe.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2016-04-08 00:00:00

First batch of CPL tickets on sale now for 2016 season
The HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are delighted to announce that the initial batch of tickets for the forthcoming season, which will be staged this year from 29 June – 7 August, are on sale now......
| 2016-04-08 00:00:00

NPTAJ expresses condolences to parents of Kemeisha Butler
The NPTAJ expresses sincere condolences to the parents of young Kemeisha Butler who died recently under yet to be identified circumstances......
National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) | 2016-04-08 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Group CEO accepts International Entrepreneur of the Year Award
It was a humble and grateful Don Wehby who, on Tuesday, April 5, became the first Jamaican to win the Young Caribbean Professional Network’s (YCPN) award as the International Entrepreneur of the Year.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-04-07 00:00:00

Super All-Inclusive Fete on the Farm set for Sunday April 10
In a unique show of “unity for humanity” longstanding non-profit service organization the Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew and the Main Event Entertainment Group have joined forces in a partnership fo.....
| 2016-04-07 00:00:00

Education Minister, Youth Advocate confirmed for 2016 Safeguarding Children Conference
Education Minister Hon. Ruel Reid and multi-award winning youth advocate Nathaniel Peat, founder of the Safety Box, are among the latest influential speakers confirmed for the 2nd staging of the Inter.....
| 2016-04-07 00:00:00

No change to Pension Reform yet says JTA
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is reminding teachers that there is no change to arrangements for pensions, as the proposed Pension Reform is still not law......
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2016-04-07 00:00:00

JTA supports teacher migration
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) says it is not against recruitment of Jamaican Teachers for overseas jobs but it is conscious of the negative effects migration of Jamaican teachers has had and.....
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2016-04-07 00:00:00

Water supply disruption to affect sections of St. Catherine
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers served by the Nutshell Pumping Station in St. Catherine that the disruption in service they are experiencing is due to a broken main on the wat.....
National Water Commission | 2016-04-07 00:00:00

Vandals target Flow fibres again
Vandals this week caused major disruption to FLOW Jamaica’s network severing the company’s fibre cables in the Hope Pastures area in Kingston......
FlowJamaica | 2016-04-07 00:00:00

Jimmy Riley – Inspiring sustainable institutions for Jamaica’s music industry
Culture and Entertainment Minister, the Honourbale Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, speaking at the thanksgiving service for veteran reggae singer, Jimmy Riley, held at Webster Memorial United Church, pledged h.....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-04-06 00:00:00

Leader of Opposition keynote speaker at close-out ceremony in Majesty Gardens
Leader of the Opposition and Member of Parliament of South West St. Andrew, The Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, ON, MP, was the keynote speaker at the recent close-out and handing over ceremony for t.....
| 2016-04-06 00:00:00

Water supply disruption to affect sections of St Mary
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of St Mary, that the disruption they are currently experiencing is as a result of emergency maintenance work being carried out at t.....
National Water Commission | 2016-04-06 00:00:00

NWC alerts public about scammers
It has once again come to the attention of the National Water Commission (NWC) that unscrupulous persons have been committing or attempting to commit acts of fraud against members of the public by cl.....
National Water Commission | 2016-04-06 00:00:00

Cabinet approves new National Health Fund Board
The new Board of Management of the NHF was this week approved by the Cabinet......
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2016-04-06 00:00:00

#CPL16 CPL-bound Australia stars congratulate Sammy on prestigious stadium honour
Australia’s Zouks-bound duo for this year’s HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Michael Hussey and Shane Watson, have sent messages of congratulations to West Indies team captain Darren Sammy followi.....
| 2016-04-06 00:00:00

NSWMA clarifies erroneous media reports
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) takes note of stories reported erroneously stating that the NSWMA has hired the son of the Minister of Local Government & Community Development, H.....
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2016-04-06 00:00:00

Jamaica’s Cannabis Industry start delayed
In response to numerous queries, the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has announced that it will not be accepting applications starting, April 4th as initially indicated......
| 2016-04-05 00:00:00

Crime Stop information leads to apprehension of alleged serial rapist
Information received by the PSOJ Run Crime Stop Programme in March has led to the apprehension and subsequent charge of a serial rapist by the Portmore Police......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2016-04-05 00:00:00

Food For The Poor 5k set for May 7
In this Year of Mercy, one of the Corporal Works, ‘sheltering the homeless’ will receive the support of thousands of Jamaicans......
PROComm | 2016-04-05 00:00:00

JCC President’s Statement at the Meeting of the Board of Directors
It has become very evident that with all the best intentions, an unacceptably high number of Jamaican taxpayers will continue to be unable to realize their dream of owning a home, notwithstanding thei.....
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2016-04-05 00:00:00

NIA comments on “Panama Papers” Debacle
In the light of the continuing exposures in the “Panama Papers” of how the rich, powerful and corrupt use secret companies and highly paid lawyers, bankers, accountants and real estate dealers to hide.....
National Integrity Action Limited | 2016-04-05 00:00:00

Gleaner Company Limited name changed to 1834 Investments Limited
1834 Investments Limited, “1834”, (formerly The Gleaner Company Limited) today announced that it has commenced trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange under its new name and represent.....
| 2016-04-04 00:00:00

JTA extends sympathy to families of teachers who died
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association has extended sympathy to the family of 42-year-old Gail Anderson......
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2016-04-04 00:00:00

Scotland welcomed in London as new Commonwealth Secretary-General
Today, in London, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC began her first day in office as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations. Nominated for the post by Dominica, she is the first woman to hold the .....
| 2016-04-04 00:00:00

Minister Bartlett to meet with tourism partners in New York
Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett will travel to the United States today (April 4, 2016) to attend several important meetings with strategic tourism partners, including representatives of the J.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-04-04 00:00:00

JSEA selects a new Executive Board
The Jamaican Solar Energy Association selected a new Executive Board at their Annual General Meeting on March 31, 2016......
| 2016-04-04 00:00:00

Current Property Tax Liabilities now available on TAJ website
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising those taxpayers paying their 2016/17 Property Tax online that the system has now been updated to reflect their current Property Tax liabilities......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-04-04 00:00:00

TAJ apologises for online Property Tax system glitch
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is apologising to taxpayers intending to pay their 2016/17 Property Tax online......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-04-01 00:00:00

Mandatory use of ASYCUDA World effective April 1, 2016
The Jamaica Customs Agency wishes to advise the public that as at April 1, 2016, it will be mandatory to use the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) world for all export and import declaratio.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2016-03-31 00:00:00

Payment to Election Day workers in progress
The Electoral Office of Jamaica today completed uploading payments to the accounts of all Election Day workers for whom adequate banking information was provided......
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2016-03-31 00:00:00

Caribbean Airlines is the official travel partner for JMA/JEA Expo 2016
Caribbean Airlines is the official air travel partner for the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association and the Jamaica Exporters' Association's (JMA/JEA) Expo 2016 and will offer fare discounts to registere.....
| 2016-03-31 00:00:00

Caribbean POSH Magazine adds Fashion Showcase to Inaugural Empowerment Event
Caribbean POSH Magazine just announced a surprise addition to this weekend’s agenda for the first annual Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI which is set to take place on Scrub Island in the British .....
| 2016-03-31 00:00:00

Transport Authority says last minute rush caused delay
The Transport Authority says despite its best efforts, the last minute rush by public transportation operators to meet the March 31, 2016 deadline for renewal of their road licences, has affected the .....
Transport Authority | 2016-03-31 00:00:00

Exhale for Mental Health & Wellness Symposium set for April 14
Northern Caribbean University’s Department of Communication Studies presents “Exhale”: a Mental Health Symposium and Lime at The Verandah, Juici Patties Head Office, Clarendon Park, May Pen on April 1.....
Northern Caribbean University | 2016-03-31 00:00:00

‘Be wary of scammers’ – JCA warns public
The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is warning members of the public to be wary of persons who are involved in illicit activities, including the sale of motor vehicles that were reportedly not sold on au.....
Jamaica Customs Department | 2016-03-31 00:00:00

Food for the Poor Jamaica frees 9 prisoners for Easter
Food for the Poor (FFP) Jamaica has paid outstanding fines for the release of 10 prisoners in time for Easter, six from the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre, two from the Hunts Bay Police Stati.....
| 2016-03-31 00:00:00

Meadows welcomes intervention into Long Pong Factory
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) MP/caretaker Dennis Meadows is commending the government for its prompt action in intervening in the troubled long Pond Sugar Factory located in Clarks Town, Trelawny......
Jamaica Labour Party | 2016-03-30 00:00:00

Cabinet commences three days of consultations
Cabinet this morning commenced three days of consultations at the Office of the Prime Minister......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-03-30 00:00:00

Minister McKenzie reassures citizens of improvement in garbage collection by weekend
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie is reassuring Jamaicans that measures are being put in place and every effort is being made to improve garbage collection acros.....
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPME | 2016-03-30 00:00:00

Battle on in Performing Arts National Championships
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has dedicated the entire month of April to the Arts, hosting its annual Festival of the Performing Arts National Finals from April 5 to April 29......
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-03-30 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Group CEO to receive 2016 International Entrepreneur of the Year Award
GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby will, on April 5, 2016, be awarded the International Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Young Caribbean Professional Network (YPCN), an organization based in Phil.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-03-29 00:00:00

MSN Lifestyle rates Appleton Estate VX Rum & Grace Tropical Rhythms Cocktail
Grace Foods’ spirits are flying high after recognition from famed website msn, for one of the best signature cocktails served in flight......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-03-29 00:00:00

Property Tax for fiscal year 2016-17 due April 1
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising all property owners that Property Tax for the 2016-2017 fiscal year is due April 1, and that persons have until the end of April to pay and avoid a 10% pen.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-03-29 00:00:00

Minister Wheatley requests Security Audit of Government Websites
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Honourable Andrew Wheatley, has requested that the websites of all Government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) undergo security audits in.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2016-03-29 00:00:00

Inmates benefit from Chess in Prison Programme
Sixteen inmates from the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre have benefitted from the Chess in Prison Programme......
Ministry of National Security | 2016-03-24 00:00:00

State Minister meets with Commissioner of Corrections
Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Sen. Pearnel Charles Jr. who has been assigned direct responsibility for the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) will be embarking on a to.....
Ministry of National Security | 2016-03-24 00:00:00

Digicel Play to offer Bravo Network across the Caribbean
Digicel Play will be offering Bravo to customers across the Caribbean in HD, it was announced today......
Digicel | 2016-03-24 00:00:00

Finalists chosen for Children’s Gospel Song
Forty-seven junior soloists, ensembles and choirs from across the island competed at the Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition semi-final concert on Sunday, March 20, for a chance to be among the.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-03-24 00:00:00

Digicel releases latest version of ‘My Digicel’ APP
Digicel announced the release of the latest version (v5.34) of its ‘My Digicel’ app for Android smartphones, an interactive and user-friendly tool that allows customers to manage their overall mobile .....
Digicel | 2016-03-23 00:00:00

Justice Vivene Harris equipped with knowledge on Children in the U.S. Justice System
She’s easily one of the most affable Jamaican Supreme Court Judges you’ll ever come across......
U.S. Embassy, Kingston | 2016-03-23 00:00:00

WIPA extends its condolences to the family of Rangy Nanan
The executive and members of the West Indies Players’ Association wish to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rangy Nanan who passed away at the age of 62......
West Indies Players' Association | 2016-03-23 00:00:00

Minister Grange saddened by the passing of Reggae Singer, Jimmy Riley
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, says she was deeply saddened by the news that veteran Jamaican singer, Jimmy Riley, died in New York......
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-03-23 00:00:00

Judges sensitized on protocols for persons with disabilities
Parish Court Judges are now better equipped to relate to members of the disabled community, especially persons who are deaf or hard of hearing......
Court Management Services | 2016-03-23 00:00:00

Tax Enforcement Action intensifies in Kingston & Mandeville
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) continues to intensify its enforcement action against delinquent taxpayers through its Special Enforcement Team (SET), as it conducted operations in both the Kingston .....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-03-23 00:00:00

Digicel acquires Tres Networks in Curacao
Digicel Group today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire TRES Networks in Curacao for an undisclosed sum, pending Government approval......
Digicel | 2016-03-23 00:00:00

WIPA congratulates the Guyana Jaguars
The West Indies Players’ Association would like to extend congratulations to the 2015 -2016 WICB PCL champions the Guyana Jaguars......
West Indies Players' Association | 2016-03-23 00:00:00

Jamaicans participate in a U.S. State Department Sponsored Sub-Regional Program
Recognized in their fields as emerging leaders in areas of law enforcement and governance, Omar Cover, Jamaican Defense Force, Cecile Maragh, Senior Director, Ministry of Finance and Planning and Andr.....
U.S. Embassy, Kingston | 2016-03-23 00:00:00

Jamaicans participate in a U.S. State Department Sponsored Sub-Regional Program
Recognized in their fields as emerging leaders in areas of law enforcement and governance, Omar Cover, Jamaican Defense Force, Cecile Maragh, Senior Director, Ministry of Finance and Planning and Andr.....
U.S. Embassy, Kingston | 2016-03-23 00:00:00

Writers to explore “Healthy Eating” and “Road Safety” in 2016 Creative Writing Competition
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports, has partnered with the National Health Fund, Nestle Jamaica and the .....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-03-22 00:00:00

PM Holness condemns terror attack on Belgian Capital
Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expressing shock and deep regret at the attack on innocent civilians at the Zaventem International Airport as well as the Maelbeek City Metro in the Belgian capital Br.....
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-03-22 00:00:00

C&W Business first to offer Contact Center in the Cloud
C&W Business, a division of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC), today announces that it will offer Cisco® Unified Communications as a Service over its multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) netwo.....
FLOW | 2016-03-22 00:00:00

Honey Bun Head attributes success to good corporate governance
Michelle Chong, CEO and co-founder of independent bakery Honey Bun, encouraged small businesses to adhere to best practices and implement good corporate governance at the opening of the three-week Eco.....
| 2016-03-22 00:00:00

Digicel signs new deal with NBCUniversal
Digicel Play recently signed a major content deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution enabling Digicel Play to provide its customers with even more of everything they want – premium content t.....
Digicel | 2016-03-22 00:00:00

NLA to introduce increased fees for certain land transactions
Effective April 1, 2016 the National Land Agency (NLA) will implement an increase in fees in certain transactions under the Registration of Titles Act (Amendment of Eighteenth Schedule to the Act).....
| 2016-03-21 00:00:00

JPS to host Community Wellness Fair in Ellerslie Gardens & Tawes Meadows
On Wednesday, March 23, JPS will host a Community Wellness Fair for the residents of Ellerslie Gardens and Tawes Meadows (formerly known as Tawes Pen), in the old capital, Spanish Town......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-03-21 00:00:00

Minister Bartlett pushes for partnership with Cuba
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett does not believe the changing tide in relations between the United States of America and Cuba threatens Jamaica’s tourism market......
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-03-21 00:00:00

Scheduled JPSCo outage to disrupt water supply
The National Water Commission is advising customers in some sections of St. Andrew, that they will experience a disruption in service on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 8am to 5pm, as a result of a sc.....
National Water Commission | 2016-03-21 00:00:00

Minister Grange lauds David Boxer on his 70th Birthday
Renowned Jamaican artist, Dr David Boxer, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, was lauded by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, The Honourable Olivia Grange, as an extraordi.....
Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment | 2016-03-21 00:00:00

Failure of Strata Management highlights public consultation
The failure of the management of strata properties or strata corporations as they are referred to in the law, highlighted a public forum and consultation held by the Commission of Strata Corporations .....
| 2016-03-21 00:00:00

Financial Executive Stacie Ann Wright joins
GraceKennedy Group CEO, Don Wehby has announced the appointment of noted financial executive Stacie Ann Wright to the GraceKennedy Group, in the position of Business Development Executive. Ms Wright s.....
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-03-21 00:00:00

Significant milestone reached on 190MW gas-fired Power Plant
Jamaica’s leading energy company, JPS, has announced that it has reached another significant milestone on the 190MW power plant project......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-03-21 00:00:00

IPP Earle deLisser has died
The President of the National Democratic Movement, Mr. Peter Townsend, the Executive Members and all members and supporters wish to express our sincere sadness on the transition of Immediate Past Pres.....
National Democratic Movement | 2016-03-21 00:00:00

List Government Entities on the Junior Stock Exchange recommends Victoria Mutual Executive
Devon Barrett, General Manager of Victoria Mutual Wealth Management Limited, the investment arm of the Victoria Mutual Group, is urging the government to consider listing some of its entities on the J.....
Victoria Mutual | 2016-03-18 00:00:00

Minister of National Security hosts town hall meeting in Savanna-la-Mar
Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague will host a town hall meeting at the Sean Lavery Faith Hall, Lewis Street, Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland on Monday March 21, starting at 5:30pm......
Ministry of National Security | 2016-03-18 00:00:00

Interim Report on bad gas inconclusive says Wheatley
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, the Honourable Dr. Andrew Wheatley, has indicated that the Interim Report on the contaminated gasoline, which was prepared by the Petroleum Trade Reform Com.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2016-03-18 00:00:00

March 20 is International Day of Happiness!
Jamaica will join the international community on Sunday, March 20 to observe International Day of Happiness in recognition of the “relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirati.....
| 2016-03-18 00:00:00

Minister Bartlett proposes creation of a Tourism Credit Bank
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has proposed the development of a special tourism credit bank to provide a well neededsource of funding for persons interested in investing in the tourism sec.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-03-18 00:00:00

GraceKennedy talks nutrition at Annual GK Foundation Lecture
Former GraceKennedy Scholar Professor Marvin Reid focused on the issue of nutrition at the annual GraceKennedy Foundation Lecture, which took place on Monday, March 14 at the Jamaica Pegasus......
GraceKennedy Limited | 2016-03-18 00:00:00

Red Stripe launches ‘The Movement’
Red Stripe, in its ongoing commitment to promote responsible drinking habits, will be incorporating edutainment into its awareness campaign with the focus on tackling underage drinking......
Red Stripe | 2016-03-18 00:00:00

Trucker’s unable to see benefits to be derived from use of New Toll Roads
The All Island Truckers Association (A.I.T.A) has been in discussion with its members, including the Port Trailer Haulage Association (PTHA), regarding the proposed toll rates for the St. Catherine to.....
| 2016-03-17 00:00:00

Schneider Electric launches range of mobile power packs
In a bid to reducing the effect of prevalent power supply challenges on daily business and personal activities, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, recently launched an inn.....
| 2016-03-17 00:00:00

Employers Annual Return (S02) due March 31
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding ALL employers that their Employers Annual Return (S02) is due on March 31, 2016 and must be filed electronically via the TAJ Portal www.jamaicatax.gov.jm......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-03-17 00:00:00

ACCA Chief Executive to address ICAJ/ACCA Joint Seminar
Helen Brand, Chief Executive of ACCA, will address the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Joint Seminar this Friday, March 1.....
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica | 2016-03-17 00:00:00

Consolidated Bakeries Ltd- Management comments on audited year end results
Management is pleased to report that increased marketing efforts, company reorganization and our decision to strategically focus on products with growth potential have yielded encouraging results that.....
Consolidated Bakeries Ltd | 2016-03-17 00:00:00

OUR sees 29% customer contact increase
There was an increase in the number of consumers making contact with the Office of Utilities Regulation’s (OUR’s) Consumer Affairs Unit during the October to December 2015 quarter, compared to the pre.....
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2016-03-17 00:00:00

Utility customers leave millions unclaimed at JPS, NWC
Millions of dollars remain unclaimed by Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) and the National Water Commission (NWC) customers who continue to neglect to claim for breaches of the Guaranteed Servi.....
Office of Utilities Regulation | 2016-03-17 00:00:00

Photo Release - Billy's Bay Sign unveiled
Billy's Bay Sign is unveiled......
| 2016-03-16 00:00:00

CCRP enhancing benefits for the elderly
The only criterion for becoming a member of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) is age; you have to be 50 years or older to belong to this community......
Caribbean Community of Retired Persons | 2016-03-16 00:00:00

Red Bull Thre3style Experience for Kingston
Jamaican’s will get a taste of the Red Bull Thre3Style Experience in Kingston......
| 2016-03-16 00:00:00

IGT opens second computer lab in seven months with Mustard Seed Communities
Through its After School Advantage programme, IGT donated eight computers and one printer to a home which caters to pregnant teens......
| 2016-03-16 00:00:00

Minister Wheatley requests brief on seized Honduran registered vessel
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says he notes with concern, the interception and seizure by Jamaican authorities, over the weekend of a Honduran registered ve.....
Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining | | 2016-03-16 00:00:00

JITSA elects New Board to drive IT Industry Mandates to 2018
The Jamaica Information Technology and Services Alliance (JITSA) has a new Board of Directors to further drive its IT mandates for a two-year term, from 2016 to 2018......
| 2016-03-16 00:00:00

National Gallery to stage panel discussion on Masculinities
The National Gallery of Jamaica is staging a panel discussion to accompany its Explorations IV: Masculinities exhibition. T.....
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2016-03-15 00:00:00

TPDCo to lead drive to boost integrity of the Tourism Product
Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has challenged the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) and leaders of key subsectors of the industry to raise standards and maintain integrity within t.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-03-15 00:00:00

Emergency maintenance work to affect water supply to sections of Westmoreland
The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to advise customers served by the Bluefields Water System that there will be a disruption in their regular water supply on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 between th.....
National Water Commission | 2016-03-15 00:00:00

Special arrangements in place for March 15 Tax Day
Today (March 15) is the deadline for business persons, that is, companies, self-employed persons and employed persons with other income sources to file their Annual Income Tax Return for 2015 and decl.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-03-15 00:00:00

Women in Energy Conference a resounding success
The region’s first Women in Energy Conference hosted by the Women of JPS, concluded on Friday March 11, as a resounding success......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-03-13 00:00:00

Children in State care benefit from National Exiting Care Expo
Close to 700 children from State care got an opportunity to interact with several service providers and mentors through the second staging of the Child Development Agency’s National Exiting Care Expo,.....
Child Development Agency | 2016-03-12 00:00:00

JSE & Inter-American Development Bank host Stakeholder Engagement Session
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a Stakeholder Engagement Session at the Jamaica Pegasus on Thursday, March 10, 2016, under the theme ‘Tr.....
Jamaica Stock Exchange | 2016-03-12 00:00:00

Kingston Wharves welcomes the MV Toronto Trader on its maiden Voyage
Kingston Wharves welcomed the MV Toronto Trader and its crew to Jamaica on Monday March 7......
| 2016-03-12 00:00:00

Culinary Workshops serving up exciting and healthy meal ideas
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Culinary Arts Programme will be hosting a series of regional workshops during the month of March to provide training opportunity and exposure to Ja.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-03-10 00:00:00

Photo Release: Commissioner's cocktail reception for the 2016 LASCO Top Cop Finalists
Commissioner's cocktail reception for the 2016 LASCO Top Cop Finalists......
| 2016-03-10 00:00:00

NWC installing new solid state water meters in Kingston
The National Water Commission (NWC) will this week begin to install about 50,000 solid state water meters procured as part of its Non Revenue Water (NRW) programme for the Kingston Metropolitan Area W.....
National Water Commission | 2016-03-10 00:00:00

Photo Release: NCB Merchants Mixer
The National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) recently hosted a 'Merchants' Mixer' to show appreciation for business clients' faithful support as the company underwent system upgrades......
| 2016-03-09 00:00:00

Lucky 13 as Red wins most Gold ADDY awards in the Caribbean
The number 13 was lucky for Red Advertising & Marketing Ltd. as they won 13 Gold in the recently concluded American Advertising Federation 2016 ADDY Awards......
| 2016-03-09 00:00:00

Transport Authority investigates crash in Lawrence Tavern
The Transport Authority has launched an investigation into a crash involving a Toyota Hiace minibus which plies the route Platfield to Constant Spring, which collided into an embankment and overturned.....
Transport Authority | 2016-03-09 00:00:00

Minister of Local Government holds meeting with Directors & Managers at NSWMA
The Minister of Local Government, Honourable Desmond McKenzie met with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Management Team......
National Solid Waste Management Authority | 2016-03-09 00:00:00

LASCO Ambassadors promote the gift of life
“Give a drop of love,” is the call from the reigning LASCO Ambassadors — LASCO/Nurse’s Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Nurse of the Year Treveen Palmer, LASCO/ Ministry of Education (MoE) Principal of th.....
| 2016-03-10 00:00:00

MAS2 TV- Official Content Partner of KingstOOn Animation Festival & Competition
Hot on the heels of their one-year anniversary, the OTT platform signs a landmark partnership with the KingstOOn 2016 Animation Festival, which comes to fruition, March 12th and 13th 2016, at Edna Man.....
| 2016-03-09 00:00:00

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says ‘Growth is the Mantra’
On the heels of yesterday’s official swearing in of members of the new cabinet, the newly appointed Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, hit the ground running on his first day in office today (.....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-03-08 00:00:00

INDECOM probing fatal shooting in Whithorn, Westmoreland
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a civilian in Whithorn, Westmoreland......
INDECOM | 2016-03-08 00:00:00

Environment Portfolio situated within the OPM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness is pleased to advise that the environment portfolio is situated within the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)......
Office of the Prime Minister | 2016-03-08 00:00:00

Jamaican companies target Central America for export at ExpoComer 2016
Five Jamaican companies will head to Panama to show their products at Central America’s largest trade exhibition Exposición Comercial Internacional (EXPOCOMER) on March 9-12, 2016......
JAMPRO | 2016-03-08 00:00:00

Election Day Workers to be paid by end of March
In response to queries from Election Day Workers (EDWs) and members of the media, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) wishes to advise interested parties that it is making arrangements for EDWs and .....
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2016-03-08 00:00:00

Power supply problems disrupt operation of water supply system
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers served by the Apple Farm Deep Well in St. Thomas that the disruption they are experiencing in their service is due to power supply problems whi.....
National Water Commission | 2016-03-08 00:00:00

Pipeline repairs to disrupt water supply in sections of Port Antonio
The National Water Commission is advising that it will be conducting major repairs to a 16 inches transmission pipeline in Port Antonio, tomorrow Wednesday, March 9, 2016 between the hours of 9:00am a.....
National Water Commission | 2016-03-08 00:00:00

1spotmedia delivers PAY PER VIEW streaming of ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys & Girls Championships 2016
The RJR Communications Group brings live coverage of the 2016 ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships for the world to see anywhere, anyplace, anytime! Download our app, 1spotmedia, on Android.....
| 2016-03-08 00:00:00

One week to Income Tax March 15 Filing Deadline
With one week left for the filing of Annual Income Tax Returns for the year 2015 and to declare Estimated Income and Tax Payable for the year 2016, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is increasing its a.....
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-03-08 00:00:00

UCJ celebrates quality assurance in Tertiary Education Week
The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) will celebrate its 11th Annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week, from March 7-11, 2016......
| 2016-03-08 00:00:00

Best Dressed Fun in the Son set for National Heroes Park, July 16
The 2016 staging of the Best Dressed Fun in the Son - the Caribbean’s premier gospel event - is set for Saturday, July 16, at the National Heroes Park......
| 2016-03-08 00:00:00

List of Cabinet Ministers
List of Cabinet Ministers......
Jamaica Labour Party | 2016-03-08 00:00:00

NCOTA congratulates JLP & Prime Minister
The National Council of Taxi Association wishes to use this medium to congratulate the Jamaica Labor Party and Prime Minister The Most Honorable Andrew Holness on their recent victory at the poles......
| 2016-03-07 00:00:00

NCB to host free E-Commerce Summit for SMEs
In the age of the smartphone and globalised customer expectations, e-commerce represents the future of shopping in Jamaica......
| 2016-03-04 00:00:00

More chances to win with Cash Pot ‘Inch’
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has announced that Cash Pot players now have two more chances to win with the Cash Pot Inch promotion, now until April 2......
Supreme Ventures Limited | 2016-03-03 00:00:00

JCC congratulates JLP and urges collaboration
The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce extends its congratulations to Prime Minister elect Andrew Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party and notes that while its winning Parliamentary margin is razor-thin, it .....
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2016-03-03 00:00:00

C&W Business & Scala announce new partnership
C&W Business, part of C&W Communications (CWC), today announces a partnership with U.S. based Scala, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for digital signage, visual communicati.....
FLOW | 2016-03-02 00:00:00

Art Gallery of Mississauga's 13th Annual Fine Art Auction
Tickets are now on sale for the Art Gallery of Mississauga's 13th Annual Fine Art Auction, taking place Thursday April 28th, 6 p.m. at Mississauga Civic Centre......
| 2016-03-02 00:00:00

Traffic diversion along Spanish Town Road
The National Work Agency (NWA) is advising motorist that a section of Spanish Town Road in St. Andrew will tomorrow, Thursday, March 3, be reduced to single lane in order to facilitate emergency repai.....
National Works Agency | 2016-03-02 00:00:00

Pipeline works to disrupt water supply along Spanish Town Road & surrounding areas
The National Water Commission is reporting that it will be conducting repair works to a 28 inches pipeline along Spanish Town Road, tomorrow, Thursday, March 3, 2016......
National Water Commission | 2016-03-02 00:00:00

Leak causes water supply disruption sections of St Catherine
National Water Commission customers in sections of St. Catherine who are served by the Nutshell & Ewarton Relift Stations are being advised that the disruption they are experiencing in their service i.....
National Water Commission | 2016-03-02 00:00:00

Environmental Sector suggests priority areas for Prime Minister Elect
We, the undersigned groups, congratulate the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) on their win in Jamaica’s recent national election and offer our support and assistance in achieving the environmental objective.....
Jamaica Environment Trust | 2016-03-01 00:00:00

FFP celebrates 34 years
Since its inception in 1982, international relief and development organization Food For The Poor Inc as completed 2,286 water projects, built and repaired over 350 schools, and built more than 107,800.....
PROComm | 2016-03-01 00:00:00

JTA regrets passing of Mt Airy Principal & HEART Trust teacher
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) regrets the untimely passing of Devon Brown, Principal of Mt. Airy, Clarendon......
Jamaica Teachers' Association | 2016-03-01 00:00:00

Governor-General’s Achievement Awards Nominations now open
Nominations for the esteemed Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), part of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE), is now open to the public......
| 2016-03-01 00:00:00

Devon Dick to lead the 40,000 strong Baptist Union
Reverend Dr. Devon Dick, Pastor of one of the fastest growing Baptist churches in Kingston was installed on Sunday, (28 February) as President of the Jamaica Baptist Union in the closing services of t.....
Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) | 2016-02-29 00:00:00

NEPA urges public to give feedback on Protected Area Management Plans
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is encouraging members of the public to participate in the development of the management plans for the Ocho Rios Marine Park and the Palisadoes-Port.....
National Environment and Planning Agency | 2016-02-29 00:00:00

PAJ alarmed at reports of threats to journalist
The Press Association of Jamaica is alarmed at reports that Nationwide reporter Abka Fitz-Henley has been forced to take security precautions after receiving death threats......
Press Association Jamaica Of Jamaica | 2016-02-29 00:00:00

Caribbean POSH Magazine announces panelists for 1st Annual POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI
Caribbean POSH Magazine Publisher and Founding Editor, Janette Brin, announced today the panelists for the first annual Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI which is set to take place on April 2nd on .....
| 2016-02-29 00:00:00

Initiatives to prevent child sexual abuse supported by community leaders
The Diaspora NUH GUH DEH Campaign is working to ensure a cohesive effort in combating child sex abuse in the local and international community......
| 2016-02-29 00:00:00

Festival song kick starts 50th year with Semi-Final Concert
This Thursday, March 3 will see the top 26 semi-finalists in the Jamaica Festival Song Competition go head to head at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre for a chance to become one of the competit.....
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission | 2016-02-29 00:00:00

Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering Conference 2016
Heads of Regulatory Agencies and Business Leaders from across 25 territories in the Americas will meet at the 2016 Annual Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference to discuss the l.....
| 2016-02-29 00:00:00

IMPACT Justice hosts Community Mediation Training in Grenada
Police officers, community activists, educators, business persons and social workers are among a group of 35 persons to receive training as community mediators under the Canadian Government funded, Im.....
| 2016-02-26 00:00:00

Digicel launches donation line to help Fiji
Digicel is calling on its customers across the region to show their support for those affected in Fiji by Cyclone Winston with the launch of its #TogetherforFiji text donation line......
Digicel | 2016-02-26 00:00:00

Antigua and Barbuda pioneering in clean energy in the Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda’s electricity sector has just got much closer to becoming the greenest in the whole of the Caribbean......
| 2016-02-26 00:00:00

Holness meets with Governor-General
This morning Prime Minister-Elect, Andrew Holness, met with the Governor-General to discuss arrangements for the transition of government......
Jamaica Labour Party | 2016-02-26 00:00:00

Photo Release: NCB provides five-month business training for SMEs
NCB provides five-month business training for SMEs......
| 2016-02-26 00:00:00

Have you seen missing American Senior Citizen Winnie Senica?
Have you seen this lady? She is 79 year old American Winnie Senica who came to Montego Bay, Jamaica from California on October 19, 2015 and was supposed to go home on October 29 – however, she has no.....
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2016-02-26 00:00:00

FLOW Study Partner Ricardo Allen selected for Whitehouse YLAI Fellowship
Ricardo Allen, the young CEO of One on One Educational Services Ltd. and FLOWStudy partner has been selected to participate in the 2016 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) pilot project wh.....
FlowJamaica | 2016-02-26 00:00:00

PSOJ congratulates Andrew Holness & JLP
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) congratulates Andrew Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), on being selected by the people of Jamaica to form the new government......
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica | 2016-02-26 00:00:00

NGJ’s February Last Sundays to feature Tribe Sankofa
The National Gallery’s programme for Last Sundays on February 28, 2016 will feature Tribe Sankofa with Black Bodies and two exhibitions, Explorations IV: Masculinities and Tribute to Barrington Watson.....
National Gallery of Jamaica | 2016-02-26 00:00:00

Early closure of Tax Offices
Tax Administration Jamaica wishes to advise its customers that due to the General Elections, all tax offices and business locations will be closed for business Thursday February 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-02-24 00:00:00

BITU responds to National Workers Union
President of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union Kevan Gayle has responded to a statement issued by Granville Valentine, President of the National Workers' Union. Mr. Gayle said that the statement w.....
Jamaica Labour Party | 2016-02-24 00:00:00

Cable & Wireless Jamaica returns to profitability
Cable & Wireless Jamaica Limited returned to profitability for the first time in 8 years during the third quarter of the financial year which ended December 31, 2015......
FlowJamaica | 2016-02-24 00:00:00

Jamaica CAUSE invites the parties to key post- elections meeting
The church-led civil society movement, Jamaica CAUSE will be inviting the parties that will form the new government and opposition, to a meeting after the general elections......
| 2016-02-24 00:00:00

Countdown begins for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
On 20 February begins the countdown for the 200 daysuntil the opening of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.For at least 100 years, athletes with some sort ofdisability have competed in these games......
Embassy of Brazil | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

Court says INDECOM entitled to disciplinary records of police officers being investigated
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) last Wednesday, (February 17, 2016) received the decision in a matter brought by the Commission against the Commissioner of Police and the Attorn.....
INDECOM | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

NLPBC hands over cheque to Eira Schader Home for the Aged
The National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (NLPBC) on February 23, 2016 handed over a cheque valued at over five hundred thousand dollars to the Eira Schader Home For The Aged in Trench Town, .....
| 2016-02-23 00:00:00

Tourism Linkages Hub to host Third Speed Networking Event
The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment’s Tourism Linkages Hub has issued an open call for local businesses to register to participate in the third staging of the ‘Tourism Linkages Speed Networking .....
Ministry of Tourism | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

C&W Business awarded 2015 Mid-Market Partner of the Year by Avaya
C&W Business, part of Cable & Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC), has announced its recognition by Avaya, a global leader in business communications software, systems and services, as the 2015 Mid-Mar.....
FLOW | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

Cross Roads Tax Office now relocated
The Cross Roads Tax Office now has a new home at The H.I. Henriques Building, 15A Old Hope Road, Kingston 5, which is located across from the previous location......
Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

Old Harbour Bay Football Club receives sponsorship from Gore Developments Ltd
The Old Harbour Bay Football Club is set to benefit from sponsorship from Gore Developments Limited, which will assist with coach's salary, transportation and purchase of additional gear to better equ.....
Gore Developments Limited | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

Carib Cement announces upcoming price adjustments
Carib Cement is pleased to announce that effective March 1, 2016 customers making cash purchases will benefit from an additional 1.5% discount on all purchases made from the Company......
Caribbean Cement Company Limited | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

Sixty-three percent turnout for special services voters
The sorting of ballots by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) indicates that 63 percent of the police, military and Election Day workers (EDWs) voting population cast their ballots at 282 polling s.....
Electoral Commission of Jamaica | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

GraceKennedy Anniversary Week of Celebrations ends on a high note
Sister Sledge’s ‘We Are Family’ was the closing number for the Crowning of GK’s Karaoke Kings and Queens held at GK’s head office on Friday February 19......
GraceKennedy Financial Group | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

Leonard Percival Howell and the Genesis of Rastafari Book Launch
Leonard Percival Howell and the Genesis of Rastafari is a ground-breaking addition to Rastafari studies......
University of the West Indies | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

JLP Spokesperson addresses response to JLP Rally
JLP Spokesperson Kamina Johnson Smith addresses the positive response to the JLP Rally in Half-Way Tree and Mr. Holness' speech......
Jamaica Labour Party | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

Mechanical problems cause water supply disruption in sections of St. Catherine
The National Water Commission wishes to advise customers served by the Jericho Well in St. Catherine that the disruption they have been experiencing in their water supply is due to mechanical problems.....
National Water Commission | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

Ministry of Health officials express sadness at passing of Dr. Suzanna Roye
Minister of Health, the Honourable Horace Dalley, Permanent Secretary, Dr. Kevin Harvey and the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Winston De La Haye have expressed sadness at the passing of Dr. Suzanna Roye .....
Ministry of Health (NERHA) | 2016-02-23 00:00:00

Brown takes 2016 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run
Of the thousands that participated at the 18th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, 30 year old Kirk Brown clocked the fastest time of 17 minutes and 15 seconds in the Male Run category registe.....
| 2016-02-22 00:00:00

CLA announces April 4 start date
The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has announced that it will be ready to accept applications for ganja licenses for Monday, April 4, 2016......
| 2016-02-22 00:00:00

Digicel launches exciting Grand Prix Shopping Spree
Following on the heels of its super-successful Grand Prix Athletics Championship, which ended on Saturday, February 20, Digicel is giving its customers a chance to continue on a winning streak with an.....
Digicel | 2016-02-22 00:00:00

Jamaica’s Ricardo Allen for YLAI
Driven, is the word which fully defines Ricardo Allen, Jamaica’s participant in the Youth Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), who was selected by the U.S. Department of State......
| 2016-02-22 00:00:00

GJFA to sponsor Medical Symposium
The Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Association (GJFA) in conjunction with Fly Jamaica Airways will be sponsoring a medical symposium in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, Guyana at the Arthu.....
| 2016-02-22 00:00:00

Local & International Businesses collaborate on Women in Energy Conference
A number of local and international companies have signaled their intention to partner with JPS to host the first ever Women in Energy Conference to be held in the Caribbean......
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2016-02-22 00:00:00

Jamaica has first confirmed death from Swine Flu
Jamaica Labour Party responds to the first confirmed death from H1 N1......
Jamaica Labour Party | 2016-02-22 00:00:00

Come clean on H1N1, Zika V & Dengue implores Malahoo Forte
Shadow Minister of Health Marlene Malahoo Forte is calling on Health Minister Horace Dalley to provide an update to the nation on H1 N1 and in parti