Appointment Of Permanent Secretary

Ministry Of Labour And Social Security

By Office of the Services Commissions – November 20, 2014


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Mrs. Colette K. Roberts-Risden, has been appointed as Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, with effect from January 1, 2015. – Photo by: JIS Photographer

The Governor-General, on the advice of the Public Service Commission, has given approval for the appointment of Mrs. Colette K. Roberts-Risden, as Permanent Secretary to be assigned to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, with effect from January 1, 2015. She will replace Permanent Secretary, Alvin McIntosh, CD, JP, who will be proceeding on retirement.

Mrs. Roberts-Risden first joined the Public Service as a Research Fellow at the Management Institute for National Development on April 1, 1997. She was later appointed to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on January 3, 2000, as Director of Public Assistance and was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH).

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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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