Recipients Grateful for National

Recognition

By Chris Patterson – October 21, 2014


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Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (left), presents Marcia Griffiths with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander, for outstanding contribution to the development of Jamaican Music, during the Ceremony of Investiture and presentation of National Honours and Awards at King’s House in St. Andrew, on October 20. – Photo by: JIS Photographer

Expressions of gratitude and humility best epitomise the recipients’ attitude at this year’s National Honours and Awards ceremony, held on the lawns of King’s House in St. Andrew, on October 20.

The highest award that was bestowed at this year’s function was the Order of Jamaica (OJ), with eight persons getting the award.

Speaking to JIS News after being presented with the OJ, for distinguished service in the legal profession and politics, Senator Keith Desmond Knight, Q.C., said “it’s a great honour.”

He vowed to continue serving the people of Jamaica in whatever sphere he can, but particularly in the areas of law and politics, which he said will ultimately redound to national development.

“My approach to this is to do far more than has been done to this point, health and strength permitting, so that I can feel within myself that I deserve it,” he said.

At the ceremony, a total of 233 Jamaicans were recognised for their outstanding contributions to nation building through service in various fields. The function was presided over by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen.

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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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