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GOV’T TO INTRODUCE PROGRAMMES TO ADDRESS GENDER EQUALITY

Monday, 12 December 2016

KINGSTON, DEC. 4 (JIS):

The Government will be introducing several new community-based programmes next year to address issues of gender equality, with emphasis on men.

Jamaica is a signatory to several regional and international agreements to reaffirm its commitment to gender equality and equity for the achievement of the country’s sustainable development goals.

Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service Think Tank held at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport,

JAMAICA WINS NINE AWARDS AT WTA CEREMONY

Monday, 12 December 2016

MONTEGO BAY, Dec. 4 (JIS):

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the nine awards won by Jamaica at the 23rd World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony on Friday (December 2) are a testament to the current international value of Brand Jamaica.

Mr. Bartlett said the awards were a vindication of all the hard work and dedication that have been put into enhancing the tourism product and “a ringing endorsement of all the policies and programmes we have been undertaking.”

QUALITY EDUCATION CIRCLE IMPROVING OUTCOMES IN SCHOOLS

Monday, 12 December 2016

MONTEGO BAY, Dec. 4 (JIS):

The education and development outcomes of students attending schools across Southern Trelawny are receiving priority attention through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s Quality Education Circle (QEC) 31.

This initiative seeks to ensure that students receive quality education through all levels of the education system.

JA TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS FROM ATLANTA

Monday, 12 December 2016

JA TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS FROM ATLANTA

 

MONTEGO BAY, Dec. 3 (JIS):

The much-anticipated winter tourist season, which officially starts in another two weeks, will be significantly boosted by some 60,000 visitors courtesy of Delta Vacations and the Mexico headquartered, Turissimo Excursions.

The two destination management companies have facilitated a partnership where Jamaica will be receiving a number of weekly additional Delta Airlines flights from Atlanta, Georgia.

ALL JAMAICANS MUST CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING A STRONG NATION – ATTORNEY GENERAL

Monday, 05 December 2016

MONTEGO BAY, Nov. 28 (JIS):

Attorney General, Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte, says the time has come for all Jamaicans to become active participants in the building of a strong country.

Addressing a ceremony to officially launch the Albion Development Committee at the Albion Community Centre in St. James recently, Mrs. Malahoo Forte said now is not the time for people to be self-centred, and Jamaicans must start seeing the value of the positive role they can play in the process of nation building, working alongside the Government.

REGIONAL COURT COMPLEX FOR MANCHESTER

Monday, 05 December 2016

KINGSTON, Nov. 28 (JIS):

            Discussions are in progress for the development of 40 acres of land for a Regional Court Complex in Manchester, says Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck.

            Mr. Chuck, who was addressing a justice sensitisation session in Mandeville, on November 25, said the Ministry has initiated talks with a developer for the complex, and he is inviting other persons to invest in the project.

NEW CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS URGED TO GUARD INTEGRITY

Monday, 05 December 2016

MONTEGO BAY, Nov. 27 (JIS):

            Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., has charged the latest batch of correctional officers to carry out their duties with integrity.

 “I emphasise the importance of integrity and that it is something that you must guard with care. I encourage you also to aim to be the best at what you do. Aim high and do not settle for the ordinary,” he said. 

ALCOHOL REMAINS MOST USED DRUG IN JAMAICA

Monday, 05 December 2016

KINGSTON, Nov. 27 (JIS):                                                           BY: TOMEICA GUNN 

            Alcohol continues to be the most widely used drug in Jamaica, with 40 per cent of the population or four out of every 10 people reporting that they currently use the substance.

This is according to the most recent Household Drug Survey conducted by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA).

            Seventy-five per cent of the population said that they had used alcohol at some point in their lifetime.