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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New Appointed Minister at MEGJC

Senator the Honourable Pearnel P. Charles Jr. is the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.  Prior to this appointment, he was the Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs, the National Council for Coastal Zone Management, among other areas. He also served as…

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EMPLOY CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY – VAZ

FARMERS MUST EMPLOY CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY FOR THE NATION – H.M. VAZ Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz has noted that Climate Smart Agriculture is one of the tools that the island’s farmers must employ to ensure the nation’s food security for this and future generations….

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Government Pursuing Gender Equality

  Prime Minister Andrew Holness has committed to gender equality as a priority of the Government.   The Prime Minister underscored that gender equality is a part of the Administration’s prosperity plan.   “For this Government, achieving gender equality is now accepted, understood and pursued as a condition for inclusive economic growth, social equity, human capital and socio-emotional development….

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PM Signs Instrument on CARICOM Multilateral Air Services

Jamaica is now a signatory to the CARICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement (MASA).   The historic signing took place at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on Wednesday (February 27) in Basseterre St. Kitts.   The regional MASA will allow for any CARICOM member state to move passengers and freight by air…

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PM Holness Calls on CARICOM to Build on Successes

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called on CARICOM leaders to act decisively, take action and build on the successes of the 39th Heads of Government of CARICOM Conference. Making his address as the outgoing Chairman of CARICOM in Basseterre St. Kitts this morning (February 26) Prime Minister Holness said the regional group must act decisively to strategically seize opportunities that…

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