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Ministry allocates $20m to Poor Relief for back-to-school assistance

August 29, 2023
The Poor Relief Department will disburse $20 million in back-to-school assistance to students registered under its programme for the upcoming 2023/2024 academic year, which begins in September. “We have a…

Emergency repairs for St. Ann Infirmary

August 22, 2023
OCHO RIOS, St. Ann:  Emergency repair work has been ordered for the St. Ann Infirmary to address deficiencies at the facility. The Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable…

Ocho Rios gets $22m night shelter

August 22, 2023
OCHO RIOS, St. Ann: A $22 million night shelter to serve the resort town of Ocho Rios, St. Ann and its environs is officially opened for operations. The building, which…

JFB Urges Persons Not to Leave Cooking Unattended

August 16, 2023
The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is urging persons not to leave cooking unattended, in order to prevent fires.   JFB Commissioner, Stewart Beckford, told JIS News that within recent years,…

Ground broken for house in Kendal, Manchester -project part of $300m spend by Local Gov’t in the parish

August 4, 2023
KENDAL, Manchester: Ground has been broken for the construction of an indigent house for a family in Kendal, Manchester under the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s Municipal Social…