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US Ready to Provide More Renewable

Energy Support to Jamaica

By Alecia Smith-Edwards – April 19, 2015


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Counsellor for Public Affairs at the United States Embassy, Joshua Polacheck (left), emphasises a point while addressing a Jamaica House press briefing on Thursday (April 16). Listening are Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer; and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson. – Photo by: Yhomo Hutchinson

Counsellor for Public Affairs at the United States Embassy, Joshua Polacheck, says his Government is prepared to increase its partnership with Jamaica on renewable energy projects.

He said the US is willing to offer additional support projects similar to the 36.3 megawatt wind farm being developed by BMR Jamaica Wind Limited in the Santa Cruz Mountain, in St. Elizabeth.

“We look forward to working with the Government of Jamaica on those sorts of investments and making the regulatory and other environment attractive for that investment,” Mr. Polacheck, while speaking at a Jamaica House press briefing on Thursday (April 16).

The wind farm project is being financed through a $42.7 million loan from the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) along with funding provided by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the IFC-Canada Climate Change Programme.

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


Jamaicans Urged to Adhere to

Guidelines on Use of National Symbols

By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker – July 31, 2014


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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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