HM Vaz Meets With Ambassador

Caption: Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in discussion with Spanish Ambassador, H.E. Josep Bosch Bessa. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, met recently with Spanish Ambassador, H.E. Josep Bosch Bessa, and members of the TSK Group out of Spain, at Jamaica House.   The…

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Reduction of plastic waste

Statement by Hon. Daryl Vaz, MP Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (Land, Environment, Investment and Climate Change) on Reduction of plastic waste: Implementation of a Deposit Refund Scheme for Plastic Bottles in the Houses of Parliament Tuesday, February 5, 2019 In my Sectoral Presentation to the Parliament earlier this financial year, I…

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New Hotel to Offer Further Boost to Employment

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the latest Spanish investment in Jamaica will offer over a thousand job opportunities for Jamaicans.   Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for Ocean Coral Spring Hotel, Prime Minister Holness expressed gratitude to the Spanish investors for considering Jamaica as the destination of choice for investment.   “In a few months we will have a new…

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Parliament Approves Extension of ZOSO

Parliament has approved the extension of the Zones of Special Operations in Mount Salem, St. James and Denham Town, Kingston. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (Tuesday, February 5) sought and received the approval of Parliament for the extension of the two zones for a further sixty (60) days. Prime Minister Holness told the Parliament that the security measures in…

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Prime Minister Hails Accompong Town Maroons

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has hailed the Accompong Town Maroons in St. Elizabeth, noting that their togetherness is a shining example of peace for the rest of Jamaica. According to the Prime Minister, the Maroons have preserved the culture of their ancestors, using it as a guide to live in peace and harmony with each other,…

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Prime Minister’s New Year’s Message

Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Michael Holness, O.N., M.P. This is the New Year that the Lord has given us and we who have been spared to see it, rejoice and are glad in it for we stand on the threshold of new possibilities and opportunities. As a country, we were able to accomplish much in 2018: –…

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Shaw backs Chinese

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw has come out in robust defence of Chinese investments in Jamaica, telling business leaders here that criticism of such major projects as highway and road development is “irresponsible”. Pointing to road improvements now taking place across Kingston, last year’s completion of the North-South link of Highway 2000 and…

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Vaz Clarifies $75 million commitment by Government

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has clarified a Gleaner news item, in which he was mentioned as saying that J$75 million would be committed by the Government over three years towards the implementation of a plastic bottle deposit scheme. The news item followed an address that was given by…

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