Senator the Hon. A. J. Nicholson, QC

presents donation to St. Monica’s

(children’s) Home

Donation to St. Monica’s

Senator the Hon. Arnold J. Nicholson QC, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade( left) presented to Sister Myrel Moss, Superintendent at the St. Monica’s(children’s) Home a monetary donation at the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Mrs. Moss who was accompanied by her husband, Wesley Moss accepted the donation of US$ 1,923.33 which represents a portion of the offering received at the Jamaica 51st Anniversary of Independence Church Service held in New York on August 4, 2013.

Founded in 1953 by the Anglican Church in Jamaica, the St. Monica’s Home is one of three Anglican-operated homes. The other two are Wortley ( Girls ) Home in Constant Spring and Clifton ( boys) Home in Darliston, Westmoreland. St. Monica’s which has a capacity of 24, houses both males and females and currently houses 18 children.

“We have one student now at Churches Teacher’s College and another at Ebony HEART Trust NTA. The others are at high school and one has just finished GSAT,” Mrs. Moss informs. – Photo by: MFAFT Photographer


$9.3M Irrigation System Commissioned

in Nain, St. Elizabeth

By Glenis A. Rose – May 5, 2014.

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke (Right), performs the symbolic ribbon cutting exercise to formally open and commission the $9.3 million Alpart Community Council drip irrigation system in Nain, St. Elizabeth, on May 2. – Photo by: JIS Photographer

Forty-six small farmers in Nain, St. Elizabeth, are now benefitting from a $9.3 million drip irrigation system, which will assist in enhancing their cultivation of vegetables and other crops.

The project was a joint undertaking involving the Government of Jamaica, World Bank, Alpart Community Council, and Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), through its Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI).

The system was commissioned into service by Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, during a ceremony in Nain on May 2.

Delivering the keynote address, Mr. Clarke lauded the stakeholders involved in the project’s implementation, while encouraging the beneficiaries to utilize the facility to enhance their engagements.

He listed increased crop yield and quality, decreased water cost, the prospects for significant profits, among the accruable benefits the farmers will gain from the system.

“There will also be decreased energy and labour costs as well as a decrease in fertilizer cost. This drip irrigation system…is expected to inhibit pest prevalence and improve (on matters of) environmental concerns. This project will go a far way in improving overall production, and the country’s food security,” Mr. Clarke added.

This article was taken from the Jamaica Information Service Website –

RGD presents 106 year old with

Birth Certificate

Mrs. Ena Shouburgh, 106 years old Jamaican national, recently received her birth certificate from the RGD. Mrs. Deirdre English Gosse, the Chief Executive Officer and her Team from the Registrar General’s Department visited New York, the Tri-State Area, Connecticut and New Jersey for an outreach programme, and took advantage of the time to make the presentation. Mrs. Shouburgh will be 107 years old in June 2014.

 ? From left: Mr. Herman G. LaMont, Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Mrs. Deirdre English Gosse, CEO, Registrar General’s Department, Jamaica, partially hidden is Reverend Terry Lee, President/CEO, Community Concerns Network and Ms. Alicia Gaudin, Recreational Director, Cabs Nursing Home.

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 –

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