December 4, 2023

Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has announced Financial Services Commission (FSC} appointment of Langston Sibblies

From Peter Polack Prominent Attorney Is New Board Member For The FSC – Jamaica Information Service ( The invasion of Grenada by the United States military and a coalition of six Caribbean nations started on the morning of 25 October 1983 nearly forty years ago. Three decades later a trove of information was received from […]

Polish President receives Olympic Order in Gold

President Bach awards Polish President Andrzej Duda with Olympic Order in Gold 25 Jul 2022 – President Bach was in Krakow on Saturday to present the Polish Head of State with the Olympic Order in Gold. The ceremony took place in the newly renovated room where the Polish Olympic Committee was founded in 1919. President Duda […]

St Lucia minister admits border agency consultation process ‘flawed’ as Customs sick-out begins to bite

By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now associate editor CASTRIES, St Lucia — In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, minister for the public service in the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr Ubaldus Raymond, has not only admitted that the consultation process for the establishment of the proposed new border control agency in Saint […]

Jamaica fisheries sector gets World Bank aid

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life The World Bank has signed a multi-million dollar grant to aid climate-resilient practices in the fisheries sector in Jamaica. The Washington-based financial institution said Dr. Nigel Clarke, Jamaica’s minister of Finance & the Public Service, and World Bank Country Manager Jamaica Galina Sotirova signed the US$4.875 million grant […]

“Jamaica is on The Path to becoming the Caribbean’s First Digital society” – IDB Group President Luis Alberto Moreno

By Ministry of Finance and the Public Service From JIS Story Highlights The Government of Jamaica on February 26 took strategic steps to strengthen the foundation for the creation of a digital society, with the signing of a package of loan operations from the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB). The loans are part of a […]

How can the Caribbean and other island regions improve the resilience of their energy systems?

Later this month Solar Head of State will be hosting an expert panel to discuss strategies for creating a more sustainable future for the region, with lessons that will be applicable worldwide. Our guests are:  ★Daniel Kammen – Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley & former climate Science Envoy for the […]

Child Protection Agency Commits to Paying Tertiary Fees of State Wards

By Barbara Ellington From JIS + Story Highlights Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, has pledged the continued commitment of her organisation to pay the fees for wards in childcare facilities, like Mount Olivet Boys’ Home, who make it to tertiary institutions. Minister of Finance and the […]

Jamaica lauded for its customs processes to be used as model for other Caribbean countries by International body

By Jamaica Customs Agency Story Highlights The Jamaica Customs Agency has been lauded for its customs processes by the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, who today, paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, at the offices of the Ministry. The country […]

Caribbean Development Bank to hold Annual Meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica

On May 18 and 19, 2016, Heads of States, Ministers of Finance and High Level Representatives of 28 countries will assemble in Montego Bay, Jamaica for the Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Board of Governors. At the Annual Meeting, CDB will release its annual report which provides an overview of the […]

New Jamaica cabinet sworn in – PM promises frugal and efficient government

From JIS Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness on March 7 charged members of his newly-appointed Cabinet to conduct the affairs of the country with the highest level of integrity, even as he committed to leading a frugal and efficient government, and to build public trust. Prime Minister Holness named 14 ministries, headed by […]