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Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 2:05 PMJamaica Information Service

Prime Minister,  Andrew Holness, says the government remains committed to taking steps to boost the complement of nurses in Jamaica’s public health system in order to address the shortage of personnel, due largely to attrition....

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2021 | 5:37 PMJamaica Information Service

Head of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), Senior Superintendent of Police Charmaine Shand, says parents and guardians must, more vigilantly, monitor their children's activities on the...

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2021 | 1:12 PMJamaica Information Service

The government is bolstering its capacity to intercept the trafficking of guns and ammunition into the country, as well as implementing a more robust legislative framework to punish those who engage in the illicit trade. Addressing the ‘Let...

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2021 | 1:53 PMJamaica Information Service

Business sector leaders are optimistic that Jamaica can rebound from the economic fallout sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic to record growth in the next fiscal year. The new fiscal year, 2021/22, commences on April 1. The leaders...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 9:43 AMJamaica Information Service

The process to further amend the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Act has begun. Chairman of the National Taskforce Against Trafficking in Person (NATFATIP), Courtney Williams said the amendments will bring the legislation in line with current...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 11:27 AMJamaica Information Service

The Scientific Research Council (SRC) is making its facilities available to entrepreneurs wanting to produce hand sanitisers. The product remains in demand, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Acting executive director, Dr Charah...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 3:32 PMJamaica Information Service

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) says it secured $12.1 million in refunds and compensation on behalf of aggrieved consumers who transacted business with product and service providers between April 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021. Speaking at a...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 10:03 AMJamaica Information Service

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says work is advanced on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine in Cuba. Speaking during PAHO’s COVID-19 digital briefing last Wednesday, PAHO's assistant director, Dr Jarbas...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 5:06 PMJamaica Information Service

Jamaica has achieved or exceeded 36 per cent of its targets under Vision 2030 Jamaica, the Jamaica Information Service reports. In addition, 26.7 per cent of the indicators showed some improvement over the baseline year towards meeting the targets...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 4:20 PMJamaica Information Service

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says she is confident in Japan’s capacity to deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer in a safe, enjoyable and rewarding manner. “We are assured...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 5:23 PMJamaica Information Service

The government is prioritising legislation to deal with cybercrime and to safeguard the privacy and personal information of Jamaicans, during the upcoming fiscal year. These include implementation of the Data Protection Act and promulgation of Data...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:20 PMJamaica Information Service

Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Dolsie Allen, is cautioning the public against seeking COVID-19 tests from unauthorised entities. “We are appealing to consumers, don’t support entities that are...

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