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ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM A PRIORITY – PM

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

KINGSTON, June 14 (JIS):

            Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is making the establishment of the National Identification System (NIDS) a priority.

            He said the system will have a “positive transformational effect” on the country and serve to improve the lives of Jamaicans.

            “It will support the ease of doing business by impacting positively on security-related programmes, while promoting financial and social inclusion, as well as compliance with tax laws,” he noted.

NEW CURRICULUM TO IMPROVE METHODS OF TEACHING

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

KINGSTON, June 13 (JIS):

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the new National Standards Curriculum (NSC) will improve methods of teaching, particularly for boys.

            Mr. Reid was responding to a question on ways to improve the performance of boys in schools, during the Rotary Club of St. Andrew luncheon meeting at the Hotel Four Season in St. Andrew, on June 13.

MINISTRY AND SECURITY FORCES DEVISING STRATEGIES TO REDUCE CRIME

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

KINGSTON, June 13 (JIS):

The Ministry of National Security and the security forces are actively devising strategies to address the increase in the levels of crime affecting the island over the last few weeks.

          This was stated by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (June 13).

          Mr. Montague said there has been an increase in police operations islandwide, but more so in the parishes of Hanover and Clarendon.

MSME AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICY TO BE MADE MORE EFFECTIVE

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

KINGSTON, June 13 (JIS):

            A review of the Micro, Small and Medium-size Enterprise (MSME) and Entrepreneurship Policy is being completed by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, with a view to making it more effective.

            First adopted by Parliament in 2013, the Policy serves as a comprehensive framework for the implementation of strategies to support the growth and development of the MSME sector.

TAX INCENTIVE BIG BOOST FOR COMPANIES ON JSE JUNIOR MARKET

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

KINGSTON, June 13 (JIS):                                            BY: DOUGLAS McINTOSH

Companies listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Junior Market are reaping dividends from the accompanying Government tax incentive, which is also generating benefits for the country.

The regime sees the firms benefiting from a 10-year tax break. For the first five years, entities are exempt from paying corporate income tax, but are required to pay 50 per cent of their statutory obligations for the remaining period.

Message by Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, on the occasion of World Oceans Day 2017.

Thursday, 08 June 2017

World Ocean Day

8th June 2017

 

Jamaica joins the international community in celebrating World Ocean Day 2017.  Not only do oceans connect us globally, but they house vast resources which support people, communities and countries; providing life and livelihoods.  The Ocean’s health is fundamental to the preservation of life on the planet.