Tourism boom continues under Labour

LBC NEWS

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, […]

SDC help over 2000 young persons says McKenzie

LBC NEWS

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 […]

Styrofoam band takes effect today

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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 […]

Stop the fear mongering over Malaria

LBC NEWS

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 […]