Walker’s Fire Not Preventable – Gov’t ‘Takes No Comfort’ In Report Findings, Says Green

Firemen at the Walker's Place of Safety in St Andrew following the blaze. The long-awaited report on the fire that destroyed the Walker’s Place of Safety in St Andrew, killing two female wards of the state, has highlighted that the incident was not preventable, says Floyd Green, the state minister with responsibility for youth. In a [...]

By | 2018-04-04T01:39:19+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

Wheatley Warns Against Unrealistic Oil Expectations

Danny Hurn (left), an observer on the Polarcus Adira vessel, explains to Dr Andrew Wheatley (centre) minister of science, energy and technology, the workings of the equipment that will be used in the seismic survey for oil. John McKenna of Tullow Oil looks on. Dr Andrew Wheatley, minister of science, energy and technology, has warned [...]

By | 2018-03-27T15:26:07+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

US Accuses Russia Of Ongoing Operation To Hack Energy Grid

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of a concerted, ongoing operation to hack and spy on the United States' energy grid and other critical infrastructure, and separately imposed sanctions on Russian officials for alleged high-tech interference in the 2016 American presidential election. US national security officials said the FBI, [...]

By | 2018-03-16T20:05:07+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Massive Debt To JPS – PAAC Displeased About Gov’t Paying Bill For Missing Street Lights

The vexed issue of the massive debt owed to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) was on Wednesday discussed by Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) amid members expressing displeasure over the darkness of roads in their constituencies. The PAAC, which was examining the Second Supplementary Estimates 2017-2018, heard that a total of $8.6 [...]

By | 2018-03-16T19:57:30+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

BSJ Launches New Standard for Electrical Appliances

Team Leader, Electrical and Electronics Department, Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Garfield Morgan (centre), shows Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Affairs Commission, Dolsie Allen (left); and Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown, a hair dryer that was tested by the BSJ that did not meet the required standard, at [...]

By | 2018-03-12T19:26:41+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Youth Minister Appeals to Jamaicans to Protect Children

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (right), is greeted by Tashri Thompson, a student of the Friendship Primary School in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, as he arrives at the school on February 8 to participate in the launch of a coin drive dubbed ‘Education Makes Cents’. Also pictured (from left) [...]

By | 2018-03-12T19:22:28+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Gov’t Leading By Example In Conserving Energy Use – Wheatley

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley (left), interacts with students of the Merl Grove High School in Kingston on Wednesday. Also pictured (from second left) are president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service, Emanuel DaRosa; and principal of Merl Grove, Dr. Majorie Fullerton. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology [...]

By | 2018-03-09T17:07:07+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

Paris, FRANCE — Caribbean leaders yesterday announced the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first “climate-smart zone” in the region, which is still reeling from the unprecedented devastation wrought by recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. Supported by funding and resources from the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the World Bank Group and the [...]

By | 2017-12-18T16:27:57+00:00 December 18th, 2017|