JISCO to invest US$2 billion in Alpart

By |2016-07-27T18:04:28+00:00July 27th, 2016|news|

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Chinese company Jiuquan Iron and Steel (Group) Company Ltd (JISCO) and Russian mining company, UC RUSAL yesterday executed the agreement for the transfer of ownership of Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) which has its bauxite mining and alumina processing plant in Nain, St Elizabeth, to the Chinese enterprise. Government sources said [...]

JMF donates another $1 million to Renal Foundation UHWI

By |2018-08-17T06:55:16+00:00July 21st, 2016|news|

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:00 AM Contributed Professor Everard Barton (third right) is all smiles as he receives a cheque in the amount of $1 million to assist the UHWI Renal Foundation in its treatment objectives. Enjoying the moment are (from right) Sabrina Cooper of Sagicor Bank, which was one of the Gold [...]

Over 200,000 breaches of the Road Traffic Act — SSP Allen

By |2018-08-17T06:55:16+00:00July 21st, 2016|news|

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 5:38 PM SSP and Commanding Officer of the Traffic and Highway Division, Calvin Allen (left), in discussion with Director, Island Traffic Authority, Ludlow Powell, during a press conference at the Office of the Police Commissioner in St Andrew. (Photo: JIS) http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Over-200-000-breaches-of-the-Road-Traffic-Act---SSP-Allen   KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaica Constabulary Force [...]

Government to formalise use of health insurance cards at public facilities

By |2016-07-21T05:30:23+00:00July 21st, 2016|news|

Thursday, July 07, 2016 Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton addressing this week’s Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange at the newspaper’s head office on Beechwood Avenue in Kingston. (Photo: Antonio Graham) HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says Government plans to formalise a system which would require private health insurance holders to utilise their coverage when they access [...]

Committee to Develop Plans for National Health Insurance Scheme

By |2018-08-17T06:55:16+00:00July 21st, 2016|news|

The Ministry of Health has set up a committee to develop plans for the establishment of a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme for the country. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, made the disclosure during his contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate on June 29 in the House of Representatives. He said the [...]

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