Statement on the Passing of Hon. Roger

Clarke by Most Hon. P. J. Patterson

By Most Honourable P. J. Patterson – August 29, 2014


Hon. Roger Clarke

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Roger Clarke.
- Photo by: JIS Photographer

With the passing of Roger Clarke, our nation has lost one of our most colourful political stalwarts who devoted so much of his own life to the service of his country and people. He belonged to a special breed of Jamaicans.

Even before he began his political career at the Parish Council level, we had worked together in the campaign trenches of North East St. Elizabeth. From those early days, until he rose to high positions in the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Cabinet, his commitment to Party and loyalty to Jamaica were unwavering.

He never once forgot his roots and brought a wealth of knowledge to his portfolio responsibilities. While he was always willing to take advice from the professional and technical staff in his Ministry, he never shied away from making bold decisions based on his own practical experience and innate common sense.

This article was taken from the Jamaica Information Service Website – http://jis.gov.jm/
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Jamaican Flag Raised At Wall Street

Roland Hyde Story and Photos

​Proud Jamaicans and Jamaican Americans pose with Consul General, Hon Herman LaMont and Mrs LaMont as they gather at Wall Street, New York to witness the raising of the flag celebrate Jamaica's 52nd Anniversary of Independence.

​ Proud Jamaicans and Jamaican Americans pose with Consul General, Herman G. LaMont and Mrs LaMont as they gather at Wall Street, New York to witness the raising of the flag in celebration Jamaica’s 52nd Anniversary of Independence.

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Jamaican Consul General to New York, Herman G. LaMont, led a proud group of Jamaicans and Jamaican Americans to Bowling Green-Wall Street, center of the financial district, to raise the Jamaican Flag in celebration of Jamaica’s 52nd Year of Independence. All eyes were glued to the Black, Green and Gold as the Jamaican flag ascended majestically to greet the universally respected American…

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Jamaicans Urged to Adhere to

Guidelines on Use of National Symbols

By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker – July 31, 2014


Lilyclaire Bellamy

Executive Director (Acting) and Legal Counsel of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Lilyclaire Bellamy, makes a point during an interview at the JIPO offices in New Kingston July 28. – Photo by: JIS Photographer

It is two days before Emancipation Day and eight days until Independence, and Jamaican flags are adorning cars, homes and business places in a show of patriotism and celebration of nationhood.

Other national emblems and symbols are often used as part of the various ceremonies and festivities held during the annual ‘Emancipendence’ period.

While this practice is encouraged, citizens are being reminded to adhere to the guidelines and rules governing the appropriate use of the country’s seven national symbols and emblems.

This article was taken from the Jamaica Information Service Website – http://jis.gov.jm/
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Charities Must Register to Benefit from 

Tax Exemptions

By Latonya Linton – November 29, 2013.

Charitable organisations that wish to benefit from tax exemptions or other statutory relief must register with the relevant authority in order to access such benefit.
This was stated by Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Senator Mark Golding, in the Senate on Thursday, November 28, in response to a comment by Opposition Senator, Alexander Williams, during debate on the Charities Act 2013. The Bill, which was passed, provides for the regulation of all charitable bodies intending to, or are already operating in Jamaica.
A key part of the Extended Fund Facility between Jamaica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the legislation makes provision for the establishment of a comprehensive legal and institutional framework and will facilitate the registration, regulation, administration and governance of the private voluntary sector operating in Jamaica.

This article was taken from the Jamaica Information Service Website – http://jis.gov.jm/
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