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Bog Walk High Renamed in Honour of Late Enid Bennett

Bog Walk High School in St. Catherine has been renamed the Enid Bennett High School in honour of the late former State Minister and daughter of the parish, who was instrumental in the establishment of the institution. Ms. Bennett played a key role in securing the funds and land for the construction of the school, […]

House Adopts Report on CARICOM

The House of Representatives on Tuesday (June 19) adopted the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica’s Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks. The Commission was charged with evaluating the effects of Jamaica’s membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the country’s economic growth and development, with particular reference to trade in goods and […]

China’s Vice Minister of Industry Arrives

The Government will host the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Wang Jiangping, from June 20 to 22. During his stay, Mr. Wang will meet with a number of Government Ministers. Mr. Wang was met at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) by Minister without Portfolio […]

Busts of National Heroes Unveiled in Emancipation Park

Busts of the National Heroes were unveiled in Emancipation Park by the Rotary Club of Kingston on June 18. The ceremony was held under the patronage of Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange. The Heroes are Nanny of the Maroons, Samuel Sharpe, George William Gordon, Paul Bogle, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Norman […]

Transport Authority Gets Buses for Staff

Three buses valued at approximately $28 million have been procured by the Government to improve the comfort and well-being of employees of the Transport Authority. They were acquired based on a decision taken years ago by the Transport Authority and unions representing the employees. Two of the buses, which are Toyota Coasters, will remain in […]

RPD’s Strategies to Include Ethics in Schools

The Revenue Protection Department (RPD) will continue to fight corruption by including in its strategies the recommendation to introduce ethics in schools. Speaking at the RPD’s 10th anniversary church service at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Port Royal on Sunday, June 17, Commissioner/Principal Director (Acting), Cranston G. Morgan, said the Department will step up enforcement […]

One Thousand CCTVs to be Installed Islandwide

By year end, 1,000 closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) will be installed by the Government in strategic locations islandwide. These CCTVs will be fully integrated in the monitoring system of the ‘JamaicaEye’ initiative. JamaicaEye is a public-private partnership designed to network CCTV cameras owned by the Ministry as well as accommodate feed from privately owned CCTV cameras. […]

Cabinet Approves New Petrojam Board

Cabinet has approved the appointment of the following persons to the Board of Petrojam. The new Board would be: Mr. Paul Hoo, Former Chairman of Supreme Ventures LimitedMs. Rosie Pilner, Former Vice President, Scotia BankMr. Wayne Powell, Former Vice President, Scotia Bank Cabinet last night discussed the issues regarding Petrojam that are of concern in […]