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Mandatory 10-digit Calling Takes Effect Today in Jamaica

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Starting today, making phone calls will require 10 digits, with the first three being 876 or the newly introduced area code of 658.

The Office of Utilities Regulation has said that the additional area code is to ensure that there are sufficient numbers to meet the demand over the next 25 years because the 876 area code that has been in use since 1996 has almost been exhausted.

PEACE CORPS PROJECTS ALIGNED WITH JAMAICA’S DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Twenty-Nine (29) volunteers of the United States Peace Corps (PCV) were officially sworn in on Tuesday, May 22, after they made their pledges at the Collin Powell Plaza in Manor Park.
While motivating and encouraging the spirit of volunteerism, Senator the Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr., State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in his speech reminded the volunteers that “the core of being here is to move and stretch beyond the normal.”

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to Participate in G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is to arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday, May 20 to represent the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting.

HMOS CHARLES TO EXAMINE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES AT 46TH COTED MEETING IN GUYANA

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Regional development issues pertaining to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade and economic agenda will form part of the focus of two days of deliberations at the 46th meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) slated for Georgetown, Guyana from May 16-17.

 

COTED is responsible for the promotion of trade and economic development of the Community.

 

JAMAICA TO BENEFIT FROM CLOSER TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION WITH INDIA – STATE MINISTER CHARLES

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Thirty Five Jamaicans will participate and benefit from the Indian Technical Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) in the coming year.

 

Senator the Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr. Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and His Excellency, Sevala Naik, High Commissioner of India to Jamaica, recently discussed expanding the 50-year-old programme, in which public sector and quasi-government employees are given the opportunity to spend 2-6 months receiving technical training in areas of special interest in India.

 

Informal Mission Briefing in Advance of the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Informal Mission Briefing in Advance of the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (A/RES/72/274) co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Brazil, Denmark, Jamaica and the Russian Federation, and WHO in collabration with the NCD Alliance at 11:00 to 13:00 in Conference Room 5, United Nations Headquarters, New York.