Highlight work of young innovators, Floyd Green tells Heart Trust/NTA
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has tasked the HEART Trust/NTA to keep track of young innovators and to highlight their creativity.

DBJ to issue 64 bank guarantees to SMEs
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) will be issuing 64 bank guarantees to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the upcoming fiscal year.This exercise is to be carried out under the...

Young males urged to focus on positives
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Education Officer for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Region IV, Stokely Reid, is imploring the country's young males to focus on the positives, noting that their dreams...

​St Thomas mother loses custody of daughters after machete beating
Jamaica Gleaner

The two children of St Thomas mother Doreen Dyer including the daughter she was seen in a video beating with a machete will remain in the custody of their aunt until they are 18 years old.  That was the verdict of...

Forex: J$127.14 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, February 22, ended trading at J$127.14 down by 19 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended...

Security guard accused of stealing $10m offered bail
Jamaica Observer

A security guard who is accused of stealing $10 million from an armoured truck was offered $1-million bail when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday.When the matter was called, the court...

Wheatley cautious on outcome of oil/gas find
Jamaica Observer

Dr Andrew Wheatley yesterday cautiously welcomed a report that Jamaica could have found inland oil or gas reserves in the parish of Trelawny.Speaking at a function on the premises of the country's sole oil refinery,...

Students to participate in climate change sensitisation project
Jamaica Observer

THE Kiwanis clubs of North and Eastern St Andrew are on a mission to ensure more students aware of climate change issues and their impact on the Jamaican society.

High-profile visitors helping to sustain tourist arrivals, says Bartlett
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says that an increasing number of high-profile visitors in recent times is stabilising tourists' response to the current enhanced security measures.In a release from his ministry...

Boys outdo girls in JSIF science quiz
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Boys outperformed girls in the recent Jamaica Social Investment Fund's (JSIF) 2017 School Science Quiz Competition.JSIF Social Development Manager, Mona Sue-Ho, said of the 30 students who...

Cabinet approves separate category for nutraceuticals in Food and Drug Act
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Cabinet has given approval for nutraceuticals to be named as a separate category in the country's Food and Drug Act.Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, said this...

Tourism minister says companies that invest in workers will reap rewards
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says organisations that value and invest in their employees will reap the rewards of a truly engaged workforce.The minister, who was speaking at the...

Investors urged to support small business sector
Jamaica Gleaner

President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica Hugh Johnson is warning against ignoring the value of the small business sector and its importance in fuelling a strong and sustainable economic growth.He told The...

THE RAKE MASTER SAYS... Road a fix and dem still a fuss
Jamaica Observer

Friends, you can know when drowning men (23, 12) are grabbing at straws. They smell defeat and start crying wolf (11).

This Day in History - February 23
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1954: The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.OTHER EVENTS1573:...

Gov't, FAO working to develop insurance scheme for farmers
Jamaica Observer

THE Government of Jamaica is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop an insurance scheme for crop and livestock farmers.Principal director, planning and policy, Ministry...

Do you trust the Lord?
Jamaica Gleaner

Saint Augustine says, "Work as though everything depends on you, and pray as though everything depends on God."Atheists do not believe in God. They don't know what they are missing: God's help, His actual grace and...

In support of young mothers
Jamaica Gleaner

International Game Technology (IGT) continues to support Jamaicans in need by donating care packages for young mothers at four women's centres and the Mustard Seed Communities' residential home for teen mothers in crisis,...

Investors urged to support small business sector
Jamaica Gleaner

President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica Hugh Johnson is warning against ignoring the value of the small business sector and its importance in fuelling a strong and sustainable economic growth.He told The...

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