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Alignment of Political Perspective Bring Projects to Fruition – PM Holness


Alignment of Political Perspective Bring Projects to Fruition – PM Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness underscored that the alignment of political perspectives can bring about greater and faster success for the economy. Speaking at the launch of the FESTO FACT Training Centre at Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) today (Wednesday, September19) Prime Minister Holness said the new facility is an example of what can be achieved through […]

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PM Holness Congratulates The Honourable Jean-Henry Céant Prime Minister of Haiti


PM Holness Congratulates The Honourable Jean-Henry Céant Prime Minister of Haiti

Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed his congratulations to the Honourable Jean-Henry Céant on his appointment as Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti. In his capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Mr Holness, in an official letter expressed CARICOM’s commitment to continued partnership with Haiti. The Prime Minister also underscored that Jamaica remains committed […]

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Gov’t Announces Ban on Some Plastics and Polystyrene Foam


Gov’t Announces Ban on Some Plastics and Polystyrene Foam

The Government of Jamaica has announced a ban on the importation, manufacture and distribution of three types of plastic products effective January 1, 2019. The historic move is part of a phased process of reducing the country’s use of plastics and plastic-based products and to regulate specific categories of plastic packaging materials. Minister with Responsibility […]

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YEDAI Project Delivers Graphic Tablets in Time for New School Year


YEDAI Project Delivers Graphic Tablets in Time for New School Year

Over 250 graphic drawing tablets valued at approximately J$21 million were delivered in August to twelve vocational and tertiary training institutions for their animation training programmes. A second delivery of 57 high-end and larger graphic drawing tablets will be delivered, shortly, to the institutions. The upgrading of animation hardware and software is a key element […]

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NSWMA Extends Night Collection in Kingston Metropolitan Area


NSWMA Extends Night Collection in Kingston Metropolitan Area

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will extend its nightly collection of solid waste to several areas within the Kingston Metropolitan area. The NSWMA has indicated that this service will allow for smoother operations and for the collection fleet and crews to move more freely. Nightly operations began on Sunday (September 1) in the […]

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