Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the sector is poised to exit 2019 and enter 2020 on the back of a healthy 10 per cent increase in earnings and an equally impressive 1.7 per cent spike in visitor arrivals, based on the out-turns for December. He told JIS News that the figures, […]
More than 2,000 young Jamaicans benefited from social and grant assistance programmes that were administered by the Social Development Commission (SDC) during 2019. Local Government and Community Development Minister, Desmond McKenzie, made the disclosure during a recent press briefing at the ministry’s offices in Kingston. He said the SDC was […]
Prime Minister Andrew Holness ran out of time in his New Year’s message while listing his Government achievements since taking office. In a warm hearted moment the PM could be heard dashing through his administration’s many achievements only to run out of time. Watch below: Staff Reporter News@lbcnewsjm.com
Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company is reporting that it has reached 62 per cent of the target set to convert 105,000 street lights across the island to light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. On Monday, the company said since the start of 2019 some 65,000 street lights have been converted and that […]
Construction of the new May Pen Fire Station in Clarendon is expected to commence in the 2020/21 financial year. Local Government and Community Development Minister, Desmond McKenzie, made the announcement during a recent press conference at the ministry’s offices in Kingston. He also advised that discussions are far advanced for […]
As of January 1, 2020, the Government will impose a ban on the local manufacture, distribution and use of expanded polystyrene foam products used in the food and beverage industry. This is being done as part of initiatives to place greater focus on pollution control. Speaking in an interview with […]
The Ministry of Health & Wellness notes the recent reports on Malaria cases in Jamaica but wishes to advise the public that as of 2012, Jamaica was re-instated on the Official Register of areas where Malaria eradication was achieved. Since then, Jamaica’s health system has detected only imported cases of […]
Watch Government Senator and head of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Aubyn Hill discusses the issue of Vision 2030.