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NIDS Is A Most Important Advancement in Modernising Jamaica


NIDS Is A Most Important Advancement in Modernising Jamaica

The National Identification System is one of the most important advancements in the effort to modernise Jamaica. It will ensure that all Jamaicans have access to a universally accepted, secure and efficient system of identity verification. It will also make transactions and access to services easier for all citizens allowing the government to adequately plan […]

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Statement on Seizure of High Powered Weapons by the Security Forces in St. James


Statement on Seizure of High Powered Weapons by the Security Forces in St. James

Earlier today (May 4) in the Ramble/Bogue Hill area of St. James, the joint security forces recovered four (4) M16 assault rifles, magazines, ammunition and marked ballistics vests. This cache of military-grade weaponry gives a clear indication of the destructive capabilities of gangs and dons to wage war on our civilian population and our security […]

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Energy Efficient Solar Lamps Pilot


Energy Efficient Solar Lamps Pilot

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (April 30) launched the first phase of a project to provide 5000 solar lamps across the country. The pilot project will serve seven constituencies across the Corporate Area in the first instance. The lamps are aimed at reducing open flame fires in households. These fires have resulted in more than 125 […]

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The Key to Growth is to Support Private Sector – PM Holness


The Key to Growth is to Support Private Sector – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the key spurring economic growth in the country is supporting the Micro Small Medium-sized enterprises [MSMEs]. The Prime Minister while speaking at the DBJ’s Ignite Closing Ceremony today [April 27] said key to growth is to support the private sector. “We must stimulate innovation, through creating start-ups, increasing the number […]

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PM Holness Calls for Political Unity in Reducing Bureaucratic Culture


PM Holness Calls for Political Unity in Reducing Bureaucratic Culture

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says removing the existing bureaucratic culture will help to fast track several projects and grow the economy. Speaking yesterday (April 24) at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 230 housing units as part of the Foreshore Estate development in Delacree Pen, South West St. Andrew, the Prime Minister said […]

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PM Lauds CAP Students on their Performance on the International Stage.


PM Lauds CAP Students on their Performance on the International Stage.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has congratulated members of the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) Entrepreneurship Team who copped second place at the recently staged Youth Entrepreneurship Summit at Delaware University in the United States. The Prime Minister yesterday (April 24) addressed the seven member team at Jamaica House. The team, under the name Paradise Care took […]

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