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Foreign Minister Offers Condolence to Britain Following Terror Attack

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade

Press Release

 Public Relations and Media Affairs Unit

21 Dominica Drive

Kingston 5, Jamaica W. I.

Tel:  (876)926-4220; Fax: (876)929-6733; e-mail: pr@mfaft.gov.jm

Foreign Minister Offers Condolence to Britain Following Terror Attack

(MFA&FT Kingston: March 22, 2017)

Message from Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Wednesday, 08 March 2017

Message from Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith,

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade,

on the occasion of International Women’s Day

8th March 2017

 

Jamaica joins the international community in the celebration of International Women’s Day, today 8th March. The 2017 International Women’s Day campaign theme, “Be Bold For Change”, heralds a call for us all to be agents of change, to create a more inclusive society, where women and girls are empowered to achieve their full potential.

 

GROUND BROKEN FOR RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF WOMEN’S SHELTER

Friday, 10 February 2017

KINGSTON, Jan. 31 (JIS):

Ground was broken on Monday (Jan. 30) for the renovation and expansion of the Woman Inc. Crisis Shelter in Kingston to house additional women and children, who are victims of violence. 

The five-month project is being undertaken by the Government through over

$14 million in funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

18 COMMUNITY PROJECTS RECEIVE $84.92 MILLION IN GRANTS

Friday, 10 February 2017

KINGSTON, Jan. 30 (JIS):

            Eighteen community-based organisations and civil society groups have been awarded grants totalling $84.92 million to implement climate change adaptation and resilience-building projects across the island.

            The grant awards, of up to $5 million each, were provided by the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ), which is the fund administrator for the Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund (SCCAF).

US WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT JAMAICA’S ENERGY PROGRAMME

Friday, 10 February 2017

MONTEGO BAY, Jan. 31 (JIS):

            Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Jamaica, Maura Barry, says the United States government will continue to give full support to Jamaica and other Caribbean countries to become energy independent.

            Addressing a recently held energy-efficiency training workshop for members of the hotel sector at the Half Moon Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James, Ms. Barry said support will also be given to efforts aimed at reducing greenhouse gases as well as other energy-efficient initiatives.

AGD IMPROVES SERVICE TO PENSIONERS

Friday, 10 February 2017

KINGSTON, Jan. 30 (JIS):

            The Accountant General’s Department (AGD) has introduced a number of initiatives to improve service delivery to Government pensioners.

            Accountant General, Carlene Murdoch, told JIS News that the most recent initiative introduced late last year is a receipt system that helps to improve efficiency in processing pensioners’ life certificates and ensure the timely delivery of pensions.

HOUSE APPROVES ORDER FOR NEW PERSONAL INCOME TAX THRESHOLD

Friday, 10 February 2017

KINGSTON, Feb. 01 (JIS):

            The House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 31) approved the Provisional Collection of Tax (Income Tax) (No.2) Order 2016.

            The Order, which was piloted by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, will allow the new personal income tax threshold to remain in effect.

AGD URGES CIVIL SERVANTS TO ENSURE DOCUMENTS ARE UPDATED

Friday, 10 February 2017

KINGSTON, Feb. 2 (JIS):

            The Accountant General’s Department (AGD) is urging civil servants close to the age of retirement to ensure that all their documents are updated to minimise delays in receiving their pension.

             Client Services Manager at the AGD, Tanisha Weir Grant, told JIS News that Ministries, Departments and Agencies are being strongly encouraged to invite the AGD to speak with this group of persons to ensure that they have the necessary information to begin the process.

GOVERNMENT REASSURES SMALL BUSINESS OPERATORS

Friday, 10 February 2017

KINGSTON, Feb. 2 (JIS):

State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Government remains committed to creating a safe environment for small business operators.

Speaking at a Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) Biz Social, held on January 31 at the offices of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) in Kingston,

 Mr. Charles said the Government continues its effort to manage criminal activities.