December 13, 2019

Jamaica takes action to safeguard energy security

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By CHAD BRYAN From JIS Story Highlights In an effort to safeguard Jamaica’s energy security, the Government will take legislative action to retake ownership of the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam, which is held by the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company, PDV Caribe. At a press conference at the Foreign Affairs and […]

Jamaica: Health Ministry allocates additional $250 million to contain Dengue

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From JIS Story Highlights The Ministry of Health is allocating an additional $250 million to support enhanced measures to contain the spread of the dengue fever virus. Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, made the disclosure at a press conference held at the Ministry’s corporate offices in New Kingston on Thursday (January 3), where […]

Jamaica: Tourism Director hails marathon as part of Kingston City Run

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By Douglas Mcintosh From JIS Story Highlights Tourism Director, Donovan White, has lauded the organisers of the annual Kingston City Run for expanding the slate of activities for the seventh staging in 2019 to include a marathon, noting that this has the potential to attract visitors to the capital city. The three-day run, organised by […]

Jamaica wants stronger voice on financial matters in Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fayval Williams says Jamaica is taking steps to increase its voice in the Caribbean on matters relating to the financial sector. In that regard, Williams is to head a Jamaican delegation to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) to […]

Healthy lifestyle

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Jamaica Health Minister encourages healthy lifestyle From JIS Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (right), greets President, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Sir Trevor Hassell, at the Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s Caribbean Non-communicable Disease Forum, held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, on Monday (April 23). Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton […]

No Tax Haven – Caribbean leaders toughen stance on sweetheart deals, concessions

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By Romario Scott From Jamaica Gleaner Corporate sweetheart deals are hurting Caribbean countries, and their leaders, recognising this, are making a concerted effort to move away from the practice, which was once the tool of choice to lure investors to their respective countries. Their resolve is being fuelled by the low levels of growth in […]

Jamaica: Caribbean officials descend on Kingston for high-level IMF meeting

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From Nation Wide Radio JM More than 300 officials are expected in Jamaica for the sixth International Monetary Fund (IMF) High-Level Caribbean Forum which is slated for Thursday, November 16 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Among the officials expected to attend the forum are current and former regional heads of government, finance […]

Oil In Jamaican Waters?

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Search For Oil In Jamaican Waters Intensifies From Jamaica Gleaner The search for oil in Jamaican territorial waters has intensified with the British exploration firm, Tullow Oil, announcing that it is moving to three-dimensional (3D) seismic surveys. Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley says Tullow has been encouraged by the findings from 18 months of 2D […]

18 Companies to Promote Products Under JAMPRO’s Caribbean Market Mission

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By Alecia Smith From JIS Story Highlights Eighteen Jamaican companies will benefit from the promotion of their products in three countries over a two-week period under Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s (JAMPRO) Caribbean Market Mission Launched at JAMPRO’s New Kingston offices yesterday (May 29), the mission will facilitate visits to Barbados, Trinidad and The Bahamas from June […]

Jamaica hosts first Caribbean World Heritage symposium

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From Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica is to today host the Caribbean’s first symposium on climate change and world heritage at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. The three-day symposium,which is being held under the theme: ‘Rallying for the Protection of Culture and Heritage in SIDS Under a Sustainable 21st Century Climate Change Agenda’, will begin […]