May 8, 2021

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

NTA to create ‘thousands’ of new opportunities for Bahamians

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From Bahama islands info NASSAU, The Bahamas — Legislation contained in the National Training Agency Bill will provide the framework for the creation of a training programme and mechanism that will serve as a “bridge to the future” by creating new opportunities for thousands of Bahamians, Minister of State for National Security, Senator. The Hon. […]

Gov’t to combine GIS, Radio Cayman and TV

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From Loop Cayman Following the recommendations of the E& Y report, the government has decided to combine the Government Information Service (GIS), Radio Cayman and the Government Television as one unit as it seeks to reform its own media. According to Radio Cayman News this moves comes in the wake of privatization and reform in […]