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Jamaica

We Must Not Repeat the Economic Mistakes of the Past – Prime Minister Holness

Amid Crises, the Government Must Maintain a Stable Economy to Ensure the Protection of Livelihoods While at the Same Time, Implementing Programs and Policies to Cushion the Impact on the Most Vulnerable. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government’s management of the economy during two major crises has resulted in growth and historic unemployment figures, which are crucial to Jamaica’s […]

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Sri Lanka PM ‘Willing To Resign’ After President’s House Stormed

Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office says he is ready to resign to make way for an all-party government as protesters storm the president’s residence. Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is willing to resign to make way for an all-party government, his office says in a statement which follows angry protesters storming the president’s residence and office. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was evacuated […]

Jamaica

Ja. Government Set To Spend $31 Billion On Hard Infrastructure

According to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Matthew Samuda, the government is set to spend $31 billion on hard infrastructure this year, in a bid to boost climate resilience on the island. “We are going to ensure that the roads that connect us to our transport hubs are the sort […]

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Iraqi MPs From Muqtada al-Sadr’s Bloc Resign

Al-Sadr had urged the lawmakers from his bloc to resign in order to create space for the establishment of a new government. Iraqi lawmakers from firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s bloc resigned on Sunday, the parliamentary speaker said, a move ostensibly designed to end eight months of political paralysis. “We have reluctantly accepted the requests of our brothers and sisters, […]

Jamaica

Project Birthright To Provide 11,000 Undocumented Jamaicans With Birth Certificates — Green

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Approximately 11,000 undocumented Jamaicans will be provided with birth certificates this year under the Government’s so-called Project BirthRight, which is being rolled out under the National Identification System (NIDS). Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Floyd Green, said Project BirthRight will coincide with the country’s 60th anniversary of independence, which is being observed this […]

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St. Thomas Set To Get Infrastructure Boost

According to the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, the government will be spending more than US$200 million to develop the infrastructure in St. Thomas to position the parish as a new prime tourism destination. The parish will see the development of Rocky Point Beach, rehabilitation of the road to Bath Fountain Hotel, as well as the leverage of strategic […]

Jamaica

Gov’t Monitoring 5th Wave Of COVID-19 – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the country and will take appropriate action if required. “Clearly, if our monitoring shows that we need to take certain preventative actions, we will very quickly and very rapidly mobilize. We have never demobilized; we are still prepared and ready to act,” […]

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Iran Seeks To Expand Its Military Cooperation With China

TEHRAN — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed Wednesday his government’s desire for closer cooperation with China in remarks made during a visit by the Chinese defense minister, state media reported. According to the report, Raisi told China’s Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe that Tehran sees its ties with Beijing as strategic. Closer cooperation would serve to confront what the Iranian […]

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Cayman Joins In The Act Of Freezing Billions of Russian Assets

According to press reports, more than 800 asset freeze designations of individuals and entities have been enforced in the Cayman Islands since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February. The Cayman Government has created a task force to coordinate a new sanctions regime. Numerous financial service providers have submitted more than 400 compliance reporting forms confirming that assets with an […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Announces Kamina Johnson Smith’s Candidature for Commonwealth Secretary-General

The Government of Jamaica is pleased to announce the candidature of Senator the Honorable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. A decision on the appointment of a Secretary-General is to be made during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, to take place from 20th to 25th June 2022 […]