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.
St. James Public Health Services is reporting a more than 60 per cent reduction in the parish’s aedes index since the start of vector control activities in January. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Parish Manager, Lennox Wallace, told JIS News that vector–control workers and aides have been working […]
Jamaica is expected to earn increased revenues from overflight services as a result of the recent US$17 million (J$2 billion) upgrade to the Kingston Air Traffic Control Centre (KATCC). Speaking at the recent opening of the centre, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, explained that Aviation contributes billions of […]
The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting an 11.2 per cent increase in total currency in circulation for the week preceding Christmas (December 16-20) to $14.7 billion. In a statement on Tuesday, the BOJ said this is above the $11 billion or 9.8 per cent increase recorded for the corresponding […]
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says that 250 roads islandwide have been improved under the Government’s National Farm Road Programme. He was speaking at the official opening of the rehabilitated roadways in the Marl Road and Castleton communities, in Balaclava, […]