Government of Jamaica

Type: Organization
Name: Government of Jamaica
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Boosting resilience in the Caribbean

That's why the upcoming UN conference on SIDS, taking place in Samoa, September 1-4 is so important. It will provide an opportunity to increase international cooperation and knowledge sharing between and within regions. And it takes place at a key moment, ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Who can force the force to change?

The job of commissioner of police had been advertised around the world and it contained no restrictions as to only elicit response from existing members of the JCF.The Government of Jamaica recognises dual citizenship. We are allowed to hold two valid ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Pica corner: Renewing your passport

A Please do not send your passport to Jamaica with your sister. The Jamaican passport is a secure document and remains the property of the Government of Jamaica. Therefore, you are not at liberty to send the document with a relative to Jamaica, or to ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Facts on 'renting' space in private schools

First, for about the past two decades, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) rented spaces in several private secondary institutions. This was in an attempt to fulfil the policy commitment of universal secondary education. Having made this commitment, it was ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Bus fare subsidy is discrimination

The first is that the JUTC receives a subsidy from the Government of Jamaica as part of a policy of supporting the company so that it can charge a lower fare. This is an act of discrimination against the rest of Jamaicans in the rural areas who have to ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Jamaica Set For Further Drawdown From IMF

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica seems set to receive approval for drawdown of SDR 45.95 million (US$71 million) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).This follows a successful fifth Staff Review of the country’s performance under the four-year Extended ... [Published CaribSeek - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Four requirements to deal with crime, Minister Bunting

The following is an open letter to the Honourable Peter Bunting, minister of national security, and the Government of Jamaica ... [Published Jamaica Observer - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

OUR gets $63.6m compensation for consumers

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) obtained $63.61 million in compensation from the National Water Commission (NWC), Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and telecommunications providers LIME and Digicel for consumers during financial year ending March ... [Published Power 106 - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

'Special needs' in special needs trusts

WHEN planning for your special needs child, there are several things to consider. Parents and caregivers can make use of various financial tools to fund the care of their child or adult child with special needs. Insurance policies, savings accounts and ... [Published Jamaica Observer - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Too early for compensation talk - AG

Attorney-General Patrick Atkinson has described as premature, calls for the Government of Jamaica to compensate the family of Mario Deane who died after being beaten at the Barnett Street police station in St. James.Mr. Atkinson is insisting that any ... [Published RJR News Online - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

United States pleased with decision to merge MOCA

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner WriterThe United States Government has expressed satisfaction with the decision of its Jamaican counterpart to merge the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force and the Anti-Corruption Branch, the embassy in ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Let's teach entrepreneurship

Dear Editor,Entrepreneurs see opportunities where others see problems. Jamaica's economy is facing many problems and we need entrepreneurs who can see opportunities.It is a promising sign that the Caribbean Examinations Council has indicated that it will ... [Published Jamaica Observer - Aug 06 2014]

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...The headline shouted 'AGREEMENT SIGNED FOR TRANS-SHIPMENT HUB'. There was an accompanying photograph, with the following caption: "Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr the Hon Omar Davies (4th left), presents memorandum of understanding (MOU) to ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Jamaica, Mr Xiaojun Dong (2nd left), after signing the document with China Engineering Company (CHEC) for the development of a trans-shipment hub in the Portland Bight and a feasibility study on the damming of the Bog Walk Gorge, at the ministry in Kingston, on March 28. ... "
According to a release from the Ministry of Finance on Friday morning, the Fund staff concluded that, "despite challenges, Jamaica’s economic performance has been consistent with the programme and structural reforms are progressing.  Fiscal performance continues to support the debt reduction objective, the external accounts are improving and economic growth is continuing, accompanied by steady growth in employment."
"The workers are under pressure, and the government is digging its own grave when they treat poor people like that" he said
...economic and political nature, influenced by the pressures of the economic environment, the demands of the International Monetary Fund, as well as "the political issues which the honourable minister and his team are required to always take into consideration"

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Boosting resilience in the Caribbean [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 23 hours ago]
Breaking news! [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 31 2014]
Who can force the force to change? [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 31 2014]
A mess of Chinese pottage [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 29 2014]
Pica corner: Renewing your passport [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 27 2014]
Bus fare subsidy is discrimination [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 27 2014]
Facts on 'renting' space in private schools [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 27 2014]
Jamaica Set For Further Drawdown From IMF [Published CaribSeek - Aug 27 2014]
Four requirements to deal with crime, Ministe... [Published Jamaica Observer - Aug 24 2014]
Lorrimers residents treated like second-rate ci... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 23 2014]
Jamaica reports successful 5th IMF Staff Review [Published RJR News Online - Aug 22 2014]
OUR gets $63.6m compensation for consumers [Published Power 106 - Aug 21 2014]
Bus fare increase will affect public sector wag... [Published RJR News Online - Aug 21 2014]
UHWI Gets Fully Equipped Ambulance From Turkey [Published CaribSeek - Aug 21 2014]
Health Ministry Hosts Meeting With Who On Tobac... [Published CaribSeek - Aug 21 2014]
Only Smarter Card Can Access Concessionary Fare... [Published CaribSeek - Aug 21 2014]
North/South Highway Benefits Highlighted [Published CaribSeek - Aug 19 2014]
PIOJ And DBJ Establish ‘Firm’ Partnership [Published CaribSeek - Aug 19 2014]
Private schools in danger [Published Barbados Daily Nation - Aug 17 2014]
'Special needs' in special needs trusts [Published Jamaica Observer - Aug 17 2014]
JIS off base on Negril project [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 15 2014]
iNSIGHT Financial Services offering hassle-free... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 15 2014]
Too early for compensation talk - AG [Published RJR News Online - Aug 13 2014]
Don’t ‘water down’ the Negril breakwater story [Published Jamaica Observer - Aug 13 2014]
How to borrow money with no revenue - the NROCC... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Aug 13 2014]
Phillips confident about upcoming IMF review [Published RJR News Online - Aug 11 2014]
Increased Cooperation In Education Between Jama... [Published CaribSeek - Aug 09 2014]
Opposition wants answers on Goat Islands [Published RJR News Online - Aug 08 2014]
PM Opens Linstead To Moneague Highway [Published CaribSeek - Aug 08 2014]
Increased cooperation in education between Jama... [Published Jamaica Star - Aug 07 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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