Category: Press Release

PATH Beneficiaries To Get Flat Electricity Rate

Persons on the government’s welfare scheme the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) are to be given a reprieve on costly electricity bills. The OUR says it has approved a Community Renewal Rate to be charged for Rate 10 residential service. These customers will be charged a flat rate of $9.05 per kilowatt…

Irma Strengthens Into Category 5 Hurricane

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP); Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday on a path that could eventually take it to the United States. The US National Hurricane Center said Irma was a “potentially…

Tropical Storm Harvey expected to affect Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Meteorological Service of Jamaica (MetService) are advising that weather condition across Jamaica could deteriorate as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey. According to a release from the ODPEM this morning, on the forecast track, the system will impact some islands of…

JCF hosts back-to-school clinic

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Chaplaincy Services Branch says it will be hosting a back-to-school motivational clinic to assist students. The clinic, held under the theme “Upliftment through Character Building” is geared towards children aged 10 – 17 and is planned for next week Thursday, August 24, starting at 9:00am at the…

Two Western Union Outlets In Spanish Town To Be Closed

“Although we believe that those enhancements, as well as our continued investment in technology, have been effective in many ways, there are still some locations where an unusually high number of suspected fraudulent transactions are being reported,” it said. “We regret the need for this step and we encourage customers to transact with us at…

Eira Schader Home for the Aged Charity Event – 28.07.2017

Phenomenal Acts of 2 Young Entrepreneurs!!! JK Auto Dynamics Ltd Co-Founder and President Kristen Meikle and Tashana Reynolds, owner of Fabchem Chemicals hosted a charity event at the Eira Schader Home for the Aged located at 38 Upper First Street, Trench Town. Instead of partying and living it up, these young ladies with big hearts,…

Coconut Park Rebranded as Funland Jamaica

The fun space inside Hope Gardens, which had housed the popular Coconut Park amusement facility, reopened last week after being closed to the public for 20 years. It is being operated under a new name, Funland Jamaica, by new operators FYI Consultancy. The first phase of its operations began Friday, and will run throughout summer, with…

2017 Top 30 High Schools

2017 Top 30 High Schools The rankings are calculated by local think tank, Educate Jamaica, based on the number of grade-eleven students who passed at least five subjects, including mathematics and/or English language in the 2016 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams.   Campion College (100%) 2017 ranking: 1 2016 ranking: 2 Immaculate Conception High (99.9%) 2017 ranking: 2 2016 ranking:…

MIND to host two-day regional public sector leadership conference

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Management Institute for National Development (MIND) will be hosting its Regional Public Sector Leadership Development Conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel from July 19 to 20. The two-day event will be held under the theme: ‘Adaptive Public Sector Leadership, Changing MINDsets, Challenging Assumptions, Creating Transformation’. “The conference will challenge the…