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  • Photo of Jamaica participates in clinical trials for Zikv

    Jamaica participates in clinical trials for Zikv

    Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica will shortly be participating in a number of clinical trials in the drive to find a vaccine to treat the Zika Virus (ZIKV). Addressing a Ministry of Health/Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) Parish Town Hall Meeting at the Sandy Bank Primary School in St. Elizabeth on July 21, the Minister…

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  • Photo of Discussions between Jamaica and T&T to strengthen bonds – PM Holness

    Discussions between Jamaica and T&T to strengthen bonds – PM Holness

    Bilateral discussions between Jamaica and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are expected to result in robust initiatives that will lead to increased co-operation, and the promotion of improved trade relations. This is the sentiment expressed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who is hosting his Trinidadian counterpart, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, on an official four-day visit.…

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  • Photo of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago Prime Ministers continue talks – Bilateral Meeting Positive – PM Holness

    Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago Prime Ministers continue talks – Bilateral Meeting Positive – PM Holness

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, on July 18, has led to a deeper understanding of critical issues between the two countries. Making a brief statement at the Office of the Prime Minister following the meeting, Mr. Holness said he and…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Welcomes Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister

    Jamaica Welcomes Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister

    Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, and Mrs. Sharon Rowley, arrived in Jamaica today (July 17) for a four-day official visit. They were met at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston by a welcoming party led by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister,…

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  • Photo of Jamaica’s PM launches CARICOM Review Commission

    Jamaica’s PM launches CARICOM Review Commission

    Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuessday launched the CARICOM Review Commission at Jamaica House. The Chairman of the Commission is Mr Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister. In his address, Prime Minister Holness said, “We cannot preempt what the commission will say, but it was never the intention to lay any groundwork or chart any path out of CARICOM. This…

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  • Photo of Jamaica leads region in surveys, statistics

    Jamaica leads region in surveys, statistics

    JAMAICA is leading the region in terms of the administration of surveys and statistics. “Jamaica is the country in the Caribbean that produces the most statistics and on the most frequent basis,” says Director General at the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Carol Coy. She said a number of countries in the region do not produce the types of surveys…

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  • Photo of Development of marijuana industry urgent – Jamaica Finance Minister

    Development of marijuana industry urgent – Jamaica Finance Minister

    Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says Jamaica must move with urgency to develop a medical marijuana industry. He pointed out that exploiting the benefits of marijuana is “not about smoking a spliff” or “walking around with two ounces of the weed.” This is about building an industry of value-added products,” the Minister emphasised. Mr. Shaw…

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  • Photo of Technology Minister Wants More Females in ICT

    Technology Minister Wants More Females in ICT

    Energy, Science and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, is underscoring the need for greater female involvement in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). Speaking at the Girls in ICT Day seminar and exhibition, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, on April 28, Dr. Wheatley acknowledged the role of local women in the industry, but…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG meets PM Holness

    CARICOM SG meets PM Holness

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque briefed recently elected Prime Minister of Jamaica Most Honourable Andrew Holness on current issues engaging the attention of the Community. The discussions took place on Tuesday at the start of a two day visit to Jamaica during which the Secretary-General also met with the Leader of the Opposition Most Honourable Portia Simpson…

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  • Photo of Jamaica to Take Full Advantage of CARICOM Benefits

    Jamaica to Take Full Advantage of CARICOM Benefits

    The Government will be appointing a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission, aimed at positioning the country to take full advantage of benefits under the organisation. This was announced by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, today (April 27), at the unveiling ceremony for new equipment installed at International Biscuits Limited (IBL), in St. Andrew. “I think the time has…

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