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NMIA Divestment to be Completed by 2019

The divestment of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is scheduled to be completed by June 2019. The disclosure was made by President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Airports Authority of Jamaica and NMIA Airports Ltd., Audley Deidrick, in an interview with JIS News. Outlining the stages that have been completed to date, […]

IDB Official Says Inclusive Approach will Improve Tourism

Country Manager for the Caribbean at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, says the region must take a more inclusive and environmentally sustainable approach to improve competitiveness in the tourism industry. Speaking with JIS News, she pointed out that the global environment is not what it was 10 years ago, because of climate change, […]

CSJP Tackles Crime Through Parenting Programme

The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III is seeking to tackle antisocial behaviour that can lead to criminal activity, through a Parenting Education Programme now under way. The initiative aims to modify the behaviour of parents who practise coercive styles of discipline, which research has shown can result in the development of conduct disorder […]

Labour Market Forum Dec. 13

A Labour Market Forum, to be hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on Wednesday (December 13), will seek to facilitate a robust discussion on access to employment opportunities for youth, the labour market needs and the existing skills gaps in the sector. According to Portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, the forum will […]

Construction Industry Members Urged to Ensure Quality of Buildings

Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney, is encouraging members of the construction industry to continue to ensure that quality buildings are constructed across the island. Speaking at a Construction Conference hosted by JSIF at Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew on December 5, he noted that the quality of construction […]

Health Minister Supports Private Wings at Public Hospitals

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the establishment of private wings at some of the island’s public hospitals could serve to fill the gaps or offset costs associated with the provision of universal access to healthcare. Speaking at the official launch of the Black River Hospital Foundation (BRHF) in St. Elizabeth on […]

54 Young People Equipped With Skills in Filmmaking

Fifty-four young people from vulnerable communities across the island have been equipped with skills in film-making, having successfully completed training under the University of the West Indies Community Film Project (UWICFP). The graduates, from UWI’s Mona and Western Jamaica campuses, represent the largest cohort, to date, under the initiative, which was implemented in 2012. Founder […]

Mayor of Kingston Highlights Importance of Building Act

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says the Building Act 2017 is a major step for the country as it supports a resilient infrastructure and disaster risk reduction measures. “It seeks to protect health, safety and welfare and to make Jamaica resilient to natural disasters,” he said while making his contribution to the debate […]

Registration of Political Parties Begins Jan. 2, 2018

Registration of political parties will begin on January 2 next year, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has announced. In a Statement to the House on Wednesday (December 6), the Prime Minister informed that the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is to formally start the registration process on this date, in keeping with the […]


JLP COUNCILLOR FURTHER IGNITES GUN SHIPMENT SAGA JLP Councillor for Mobay West David Brown has released information which runs contrary to previous information given to the media by the Opposition – PNP PNP Councillor Micheal Troupe last week indicated that a female whose name was mentioned in the ongoing gun shipment to Montego Bay saga […]