JAMAICAN NEWS: February 21st – 27th, 2015

FINANCE MINISTER TABLES BUDGET—02/21/15 Dr. Peter Phillips, Jamaica’s Finance Minister, has tabled a budget of $641.5 billion for 2015-2016. In the budget, which is a little more than the $102.2 billion in the government expense budget for fiscal 2014-2015. The budget estimates include over $432 billion in recurrent expenditures and $209 billion that combine various […]
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JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS: February 21st – 27th, 2015

UTECH, COLORADO LABORATORY PARTNER ON MARIJUANA RESEARCH—02/21/15 Jamaica’s University of Technology (UTech) has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Ganja Inc. in the United States to partner on research into the best practices of medical marijuana cultivation. The partnership between UTech and Ganja Labs USA will include the creation of a multimillion dollar joint […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: February 21st – 27th, 2015

GOVERNMENT IN BARBADOS CONTINUES TO RESTRICT IMMIGRATION—02/21/15 Lawmakers in Barbados are defending the nation’s immigration policy in spite of a ruling from the Caribbean Court of Justice that awarded considerable financial remedies to a Jamaican national who had been denied entry to the country. Legislators encouraged immigration officers to avoid being intimidated by travelers who […]
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JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: February 21st – 27th, 2015

RAINFOREST SEAFOOD FESTIVAL ATTRACTS THOUSANDS—02/21/15 Montego Bay’s Catherine Hall Entertainment Center was the venue for another successful edition of the Rainforest Seafood Festival. The festival enjoys the participation of the Jamaica Public Service Company, the National Commercial Bank, and ATL Automotive. The proceeds from the event support the Cornwall Regional Hospital and the We Care […]
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JAMAICA BUSINESS NEWS: February 21st – 27th, 2015

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE WANTS INCREASED BANANA PRODUCTION—02/23/15 Derrick Kellier, Jamaican Minister of Labor and Social Security, said that the island’s banana industry is poised to increase production. According to Kellier, developments will include adding lands to banana cultivation to meet the demand of successful markets, such as that in the United Kingdom. Kellier traveled to […]
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JAMAICA SPORTS NEWS: February 21st – 27th, 2015

CAMPBELL-BROWN TO BE HONORED AT BEN FRANCIS INVITATIONAL—02/21/15 Veronica Campbell-Brown, seven-time Olympic medalist, is scheduled to be the honoree at the staging of the Vere Technical High fifth Ben Francis Track and Field Invitational in Clarendon. The event will feature a motorcade for past Vere students from May Pen to the venue. She will then […]
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Jobs in Jamaica: Dialysis Manager

JOB TITLE: Dialysis Manager LOCATION:  Health Authority of Anguilla, Anguilla, British West Indies DESCRIPTION: To assess patients/clients, formulate nursing diagnosis, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care, manage and provide nursing services in accordance with quality assurance and nursing standards and specifications; Participate in the delivery and maintenance of individual patient/client care in     accordance with quality […]
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Jobs in Jamaica: Web Sales/I.T. Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Web Sales/I.T. Coordinator LOCATION:  N/A DESCRIPTION: To maintain the organizations Web sites, all extranet sites, customers’ databases, internet sites and support the Sales and IT Departments as required; Secondary responsibilities will be to handle customers inquiries; Carrying out Public Relations activities, as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Diploma or Associate Degree in IT or Marketing; 1-2 […]
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Jobs in Jamaica: Credit Officer

JOB TITLE: Credit Officer LOCATION:  Sugar Industry Authority, St. Thomas DESCRIPTION: Responsible for the execution of the approved loan/grant application procedure, disbursement of approved loans and ensuring timely repayment/collection of outstanding loans; This operation is to be managed to ensure timely repayment of loans by all borrowers; The successful applicant will be offered a 2-year […]
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Jobs in Jamaica: Director – Finance and Accounts – Level 11

JOB TITLE: Director – Finance and Accounts – Level 11 LOCATION:  The Water Resources Authority, Kingston DESCRIPTION: Effectively manage the financial resources of the WRA in keeping with Government Financial Regulations, Policies and Laws and within budgetary limits with direct reporting to the Managing Director;     Advises the Managing Director on financial policies, regulations and procedures; […]
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