Government of Jamaica

Type: Organization
Name: Government of Jamaica
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

Cabinet Has Received No Information Regarding Arms Embargo – Falconer

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says Cabinet has received no information regarding a United States (US) imposed arms embargo on the island.“We had a Cabinet meeting on Monday (and) there ... [Published CaribSeek - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

GOJ to reduce public debt by one per cent by early 2015

The Government of Jamaica is to reduce guaranteed debt and other public debt by at least one per cent or $16 billion by early next year.That's the indication given in the latest update on the country's programme with the IMF.The report says the scheduled ... [Published RJR News Online - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Jamaican government requests Expression of Interest for Norman Manley International Airport public-private partnership

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ), through the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing (MTWH) has announced it is looking for a private sector operator with proven experience in the aviation sector to operate, finance, develop and maintain the Norman Manley ... [Published Passenger Terminal Today - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Jamaica Customs Collects $134 Billion

KINGSTON (JIS) -- For the financial year 2013/14, the Jamaica Customs Agency’s net revenue collected was $134.254 billion, some $14.172 billion or 12 per cent above the previous year.This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for the Public Service, ... [Published CaribSeek - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Cabinet takes charge of power generation procurement

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Government of Jamaica and the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) have signed off on an amendment to the company’s licence, to allow the Cabinet to manage the procurement process through the Electricity Sector Enterprise ... [Published Jamaica Observer - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Jamaican Government to regulate Internet Gaming

The Government of Jamaica has announced that it will bring regulation to Internet Gaming in Jamaica as it seeks to earn revenues from the source.Horace Dalley, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of  Finance, making his contribution to the Sectoral ... [Published RJR News Online - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Ten facts about the Port Authority

A.C. Countz, Guest ColumnistThe responsible officials for Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) are Minister Dr Omar Davies, Chairman and CEO Professor Gordon Shirley, and other directors Dr Janine Dawkins, Peter Melhado, Gary Peart, Horace Reid, Major Richard ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Devon House noise nuisance

1. Events that go on to 3 a.m. and beyond at loud volume.2. Worse still, the behaviour and noise from the 'patrons' who frequent the parking lot and lawn and have obviously happily accepted these areas as their gift of a 'Free and Partee All Night' Entertainment ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

If we abolish the buggery law...

Dear Editor,It is of the utmost importance that we do our best to influence the Government of Jamaica not to abolish the buggery law. For if it is abolished, this is what will happen in our country:HIV and AIDS will not be reduced, but will get out of ... [Published Jamaica Observer - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

JSIF Signs $19.9 Million Contract For Repairs At Aberdeen Primary And Junior High

MONTEGO BAY (JIS) -- The Aberdeen Primary and Junior High School in St Elizabeth is being rehabilitated in time for the start of the new academic year in September when the institution will be upgraded to a high school.The Jamaica Social Investment Fund ... [Published CaribSeek - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Gov't denies death squad talks with US

"When government to government have conversations, … we would not discuss it in a forum like this because we have diplomatic relations and we value those," Falconer told journalists at a Jamaica House press briefing last week.Her comments came a day after ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Jamaica sets final yield of 7.625% on 2025 US dollar bond

By Abhinav RamnarayanLONDON, July 1 (IFR) - The Government of Jamaica has set a final yield of 7.625% on a US dollar-denominated bond with an average maturity of 10 years, according to one of the lead managers.The sovereign, rated Caa3/B-/B-, earlier ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Jul 01 2014]

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...The news item ended: "Well-placed sources say British authorities have temporarily restricted Jamaica from surveillance sharing."
build, and seek to obtain an optimal generation mix, "espe-cially considering the planned injection of 78 MWs of renewable energy projects over the next 15 months under IPP projects."
The customary ways of controlling the spread of HIV and AIDS among homosexuals will not work. The Lancet Medical Journal points out that "HIV prevention approaches to date have been insufficient to curb epidemics in MSMs. Because of the high biological risks of HIV transmission associated with anal intercourse, the bar for HIV prevention may be higher for MSMs. To date, no single HIV prevention approach is sufficient to control the expansion of HIV epidemics among MSMs."

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What's the real reason for Ellington's sudden r... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 18 hours ago]
Cabinet Has Received No Information Regarding A... [Published CaribSeek - Jul 13 2014]
GOJ to reduce public debt by one per cent by ea... [Published RJR News Online - Jul 11 2014]
Jamaican government requests Expression of Inte... [Published Passenger Terminal Today - Jul 11 2014]
JPS still targeting LNG for replacement capacity [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 11 2014]
Jamaica Customs Collects $134 Billion [Published CaribSeek - Jul 11 2014]
Cabinet takes charge of power generation procur... [Published Jamaica Observer - Jul 09 2014]
Jamaican Government to regulate Internet Gaming [Published RJR News Online - Jul 09 2014]
Ten facts about the Port Authority [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 09 2014]
Parrotfish ban? [Published Jamaica Observer - Jul 09 2014]
Alcoa Reports Strong Second Quarter ... [Published EFYTimes.com - Jul 09 2014]
Devon House noise nuisance [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 09 2014]
If we abolish the buggery law... [Published Jamaica Observer - Jul 08 2014]
JSIF Signs $19.9 Million Contract For Repairs A... [Published CaribSeek - Jul 08 2014]
Gov't denies death squad talks with US [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 07 2014]
Jamaica Commits To Closer Relations With Spain [Published CaribSeek - Jul 06 2014]
Jamaica to Tighten Bonds with Spain [Published Caribbean News Digital - Jul 05 2014]
Bull Bay quarry irks homeowners [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 05 2014]
Viber, others robbing Jamaica of revenue, Digic... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 05 2014]
Getting tough on fraud [Published Barbados Daily Nation - Jul 04 2014]
PriceSmart ban breached CARICOM laws and Consti... [Published RJR News Online - Jul 04 2014]
Bad road repairs, late payments - Government no... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 04 2014]
LETTER OF THE DAY - Digicel boss: No free ride ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Jul 04 2014]
Jamaicans Not Afraid Of Business Failure – Stud... [Published CaribSeek - Jul 04 2014]
JIPO Seeks Help To Protect Reggae [Published CaribSeek - Jul 04 2014]
IMF cautions Jamaica against over spending duri... [Published RJR News Online - Jul 03 2014]
"Too much austerity!" - Dr. Ken Baugh [Published RJR News Online - Jul 03 2014]
820 Serviced Lots For Sugar Workers [Published CaribSeek - Jul 03 2014]
Govt Committed To Reducing Poverty, Child Labour [Published CaribSeek - Jul 03 2014]
World Bank funds master plan for redevelopment ... [Published RJR News Online - Jul 02 2014]
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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corpo... [Published MicroCapital - Jun 05 2014]
The International Financial Corporation (IFC), the private investment arm of the World Bank Group, has partnered with the Superintendence of Corporations of Colombia, a government agency that regulates corporations, and Confecamaras, the Colombian Federation ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Jamaica Microfinancing Asso... [Published MicroCapital - Apr 28 2014]
According to statements attributed to Mr Raymond Gabbidon, Executive Director of the eleven-member Jamaica Microfinancing Association (JamFA), the recent characterization [1] of the country’s microfinance sector as being afflicted by “loan sharks” by ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Government of Jamaica Intro... [Published MicroCapital - Mar 20 2014]
The government of Jamaica has initiated the implementation of the Security Interests in Personal Property (SIPP) Registry to facilitate financial access for micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) by supporting the use of non-real estate assets, ...
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IOM Supports Government of Jamaica in Mapping t... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Jun 10 2014]
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