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Commemorating Jamaica's Emancipation War December 27, 1831

MONTEGO BAY, St. James, December 29, 2014 - The South St. James Social and Economic Development Trust in Association with the Welcome Hall Citizens Association, The CHASE Fund, the Social Development Commission and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, (JCDC) once again, collaborated to organize, promote and implement activities for this year’s staging of our annual Flames of Freedom, in celebration of Sam Sharpe’s defiant stance against slavery in the Christmas Rebellion which started on December 27, 1831.
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18,000 Tablets to be Distributed By December 18

MONTEGO BAY, St. James, December 15, 2014- As the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, and the Ministry of Education continues its efforts to continually upgrade the island's educational system, Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell, says approximately 18,000 of the targeted 25,000 tablet computers will be delivered to students before the end of the Christmas school term on December 18.

Agriculture Ministry begins cattle ID tagging

BROWNS TOWN St. Ann, November 14, 2014 - Measures to monitor activities in Jamaica’s livestock industry have formally commenced, following  the launch of Government’s $35 million National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS), on November 13, by Agriculture, Minister Derrick Kellier.

Kellier urges the use of sugar cane as a source of energy

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, November 10, 2014 - Agriculture and Labour Minister, Derrick Kellier, says the real future of Jamaica’s sugar cane industry transcends its use as a sweetener, to that of being a source of energy. “The real future lies in the cogeneration of electricity from bagasse and, to a lesser extent, the production of ethanol,” he said.

Government to adopt Red Stripe technology in Cassava Production

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 4, 2014 - Government will shortly be adopting the technology used by Red Stripe in its large-scale cassava production, so that an islandwide cassava industry can be sustained as the technology being being utilized is delivering the kind of yields that will make the industry economical.

Kellier appointed Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security

KINGSTON, Jamaica, October 7, 2014 - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has announced the appointment of the Hon. Derrick Kellier as Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security with immediate effect.The appointment gives Minister Kellier permanent portfolio responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries in addition to his responsibility for Labour and Social Security.

Debate on flexi hours begins in Parliament

KINGSTON, Jamaica September 10,2014 - Debate on a Bill for the introduction of flexi work arrangements in Jamaica commenced in The House of Representatives yesterday, whereby the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act will be amended to give greater protection to the nation’s workers.
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