Government of Jamaica

Type: Organization
Name: Government of Jamaica
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

JUST on track for positive changes

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner WriterCANADIAN HIGH Commissioner to Jamaica Robert Ready has asserted that a high-level meeting with Justice Minister Mark Golding has uncovered positive changes from its CN$20 million initiative called Justice Undertakings ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 21 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

How reparations can work

The case has now been officially recognised in the Caribbean by the decision of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government, in July 2013, to establish a CARICOM Reparations Commission, which will report to a Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Repa ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Women prisoners shine with jewellery project

Christoper Serju, Gleaner WriterIF THE exhibition of jewellery and accessories crafted by inmates in Jamaica's only adult penal institution for women is anything to go by, the rehabilitation process at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre, St Catherine, ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

The functions of the CIB

The Jamaican coffee industry is regulated by the Government of Jamaica through the Coffee Industry Board (CIB), which was established under the Coffee Industry Regulations Act in 1948.The agency was created to rehabilitate and expand the coffee industry ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Migration and national development

There is a school of thought that Jamaica pursues a programme of training persons specifically to have them migrate. This would result in, among other things, population control and increased remittances. This programme is, by default, in effect.The 2011 ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

IMF Board Approves US$68.8 Million Disbursement To Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today (September 24), completed the fifth review of Jamaica’s economic performance under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF).This follows the successful staff review by the IMF ... [Published CaribSeek - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Govt. Signs Us$50 Million MoU To Strengthen Business Environment

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Government has signed a US$50 million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Bank, to strengthen the business environment in Jamaica to enable further private sector investment.The loan agreement was signed by Minister of Finance ... [Published CaribSeek - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Ambassador reiterates Jamaica’s commitment to rule of law

WASHINGTON DC, United States (JIS) – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, has reiterated that the Government of Jamaica is committed to the rule of law in its relations with the international community. ... [Published Jamaica Observer - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

182 Information Technology Centres Established

KINGSTON (JIS) -- A total of 182 information technology (IT) resource and skills training centres have been established across the country, as the Government continues to provide Jamaicans with access to information technology (IT).Prime Minister, the ... [Published CaribSeek - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Minimum Business Tax yields less revenue than projected

The Government of Jamaica has collected less revenue than it expected from the recently introduced Minimum Business Tax.The total collected so far is $278 million, instead of the $300 million dollars projected.The Minimum Business Tax, which took effect ... [Published RJR News Online - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Media focus too much on bad news

There is too much coverage of politicians and the Government of Jamaica and not enough coverage of, for instance, the work being done by social workers, NGOs, charity organisations, and the Church. Positive news stories will attract more readers, viewers ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Government to focus on rural development - PM

The Government of Jamaica is promising to significantly develop some of the country's deep rural communities, which for generations have not had the benefit of critical state services and resources.Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, addressing the ... [Published RJR News Online - Sep 22 2014]

Quotes

"We are also working with the director of public prosecutions (Paula Llewellyn) and her office on some procedural manuals related to the nitty-gritty of carrying out cases in the system" added Ready
"We are really thinking about how we can do another phase of the programme in terms of career guidance and entrepreneurial strategies that can assist you in moving the training to another level to market and for doing promotions" he told them
"This government should be saying 'look, you are opening up a can of worms; you are opening up potential illegalities here for Jamaican products coming in, and we want that name to be free. We do not want it to be owned by anyone ... Jamaica gets this US relief and Jamaica appreciates that, but we are throwing up a flag and saying please help us in this area as well'" said the attorney

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CDB Funds Chronicle Of JSIF Social Development ... [Published CaribSeek - 7 hours ago]
JUST on track for positive changes [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 21 hours ago]
How reparations can work [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 22 hours ago]
Women prisoners shine with jewellery project [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 29 2014]
The functions of the CIB [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 29 2014]
'Let Obama stop them! [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 28 2014]
Migration and national development [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 28 2014]
Logistics hub far from reality! [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 28 2014]
IMF Board Approves US$68.8 Million Disbursement... [Published CaribSeek - Sep 28 2014]
Govt. Signs Us$50 Million MoU To Strengthen Bus... [Published CaribSeek - Sep 28 2014]
Ambassador reiterates Jamaica’s commitment to r... [Published Jamaica Observer - Sep 27 2014]
Don't give Gov't one red (reparations) cent [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 26 2014]
182 Information Technology Centres Established [Published CaribSeek - Sep 25 2014]
Minimum Business Tax yields less revenue than p... [Published RJR News Online - Sep 24 2014]
Media focus too much on bad news [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 22 2014]
Government to focus on rural development - PM [Published RJR News Online - Sep 22 2014]
Don't rush to court with reparation, says commi... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 21 2014]
Micro-insurance (Part I) [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 21 2014]
Increase in aviation fees necessary - McNeil [Published RJR News Online - Sep 19 2014]
WRB Enterprises and Jamaica Public Service Comp... [Published CNBC - Sep 19 2014]
Let the public judge! - Banana Board stands on ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 19 2014]
Microsoft : JAMAICA-SECURITY- Jamaica discusses... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 18 2014]
Robust growth projection for Jamaican economy [Published RJR News Online - Sep 17 2014]
A failure at accountability [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 17 2014]
OAS and Jamaican Government Present Draft Natio... [Published Organization of American States - Sep 16 2014]
JPS in arrears on payments to Petrojam [Published RJR News Online - Sep 16 2014]
EDITORIAL - Good going, Mr Hickey [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 16 2014]
Beet Armyworm infestation less than 5% - agri m... [Published Power 106 - Sep 14 2014]
PM Leads House Tribute To Roger Clarke [Published CaribSeek - Sep 14 2014]
Savings Of US$1.2 Billion Per Year From Energy ... [Published CaribSeek - Sep 14 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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