UDC BOARD APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER

The Board of Directors of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has appointed Ms Heather Pinnock, General Manager of the entity as of April 1, 2019. Ms Pinnock acted as General Manager from September 24, 2018 until the time of her appointment. Prior to that she served as Deputy General Manager, Planning Development and Project Management Division. According to Chairman…

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Government Reviewing Decision of the Court

The Supreme Court today handed down it’s ruling on aspects of the 2017 National Identification and Registration Act. The Government is respectful of the court’s ruling and will spend some time carefully reviewing the judgment, after which a more fulsome response will be forthcoming. The Government would like to place on record its sincere gratitude to the full court…

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Greater Mandeville Water Supply System to Be Upgraded

Minister with responsibility for water, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. says the National Housing Trust will undertake works estimated at JM$1.0 Billion to improve the Greater Mandeville Water Supply system. Minister Charles made the announcement yesterday (Thursday, April 11) while at the ground-breaking ceremony for Perth Estate Phase 1A. “The scope of works will upgrade the potable water…

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Minister Charles Jr. Congratulates NWC on Global Award

Minister with responsibility for water, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. says the recent Global Water Award copped by the National Water Commission (NWC) augurs well for the country’s water sector. Jamaica’s national potable water service provider placed fourth (4th) in the Global Water Award in the category of Water Leader of the Year 2019 in London, England. The…

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Inter-Agency Collaboration Will Improve Efficiency – Charles

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC), Senator Pearnel Charles Jr. at the Heads of Agencies meeting held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Inter-Agency Collaboration Will Improve Efficiency – Minister CharlesMinister with responsibility for Water, Housing and Infrastructure, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. says strategic alignment and collaboration across agencies will improve efficiency…

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NSDM rolls out teacher training programme

The National Spatial Data Management Branch (NSDMB) of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation recently conducted a  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Teacher Training workshop at the Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville on under the Land Information Council of Jamaica (LICJ)/NSDMB’s GIS in Schools Education Programme (GISSEP). Under the theme,  “Teaching With GIS: Thinking Spatially” , the workshop…

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