February 26, 2021

Jamaica: Gov’t implementing measures to increase number of nurses

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From JIS: Story Highlights The Ministry of Health and Wellness is putting measures in place to increase the number of nurses serving the public health sector. Chief Nursing Officer, Patricia Ingram Martin, said the Cuban Nursing Programme is to be expanded in the short-term, and the Ministry is looking to forge bilateral arrangements with other […]

Jamaica: Gov’t to make further investments in national security — Holness

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From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that increased investments will be made to improve national security. Speaking on Friday at the opening of the new Lathbury Barracks Offices and Accommodation at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Up Park Camp, Holness said the Government is recalibrating its efforts to restore […]

Jamaica: Gov’t finalising prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill

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By Latonya Linton From JIS The Government is finalising the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill, which will be brought to the House of Representatives shortly. This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 6). Delivering a Statement on […]

Jamaica: Gov’t taking steps to make adoption easier

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By Latonya Linton from JIS Story Highlights The Government is taking steps to amend the Children (Adoption of) Act with a view to making the adoption process in Jamaica less tedious and conform to international standards. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, tells JIS News that the […]

Jamaica: Gov’t moves to find new investors for Pan-Caribbean operations as Chinese prepare to pull out

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By Alphea Saunders From Jamaica Observer The Government is scrambling to find investors to inject new life into the operations of Pan-Caribbean Sugar Company, which the Chinese outfit has given notice will grind to a halt by June. The shutdown, if it happens, will come on the heels of the completion of the 2016/17 crop, […]