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Annmarie Richards

Inspiring Story of a Jamaican woman who raised 32 Children

Annmarie Richards is a Jamaican woman who has raised 32 children, but not before she came from a broken home, in a struggling community herself. She experienced first-hand what it feels like to be a forgotten victim of Jamaica’s painful economic situation. She has since devoted her life to finding homeless children, raising them as her own, and giving them new opportunities. It’s her goal to take children off the streets and integrate them into school systems, giving ...

Brian Lara donates Money to Child Development Agency

Ministry of Youth and Culture has received a donation of $500,000 to provide assistance to children in the care of the Child Development Agency (CDA) from former West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara. The presentation was made to the Minister Hanna at the Ministry’s head office on December 30, 2013. A portion of the funds will also be used to assist a 15-year-old girl who is in need of a vital surgery. The former captain was initially making a donation of $250,000 but admitted ...
governor general patrick allen

New Year Message from the Governor-General, The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen

As we stand at the dawn of 2014, we must take time to reflect on the experiences of the past year and look ahead to the 365 days of an unknown future. Today, many are making resolutions as we seek the best strategy for securing a 2014 which is happier, healthier and more productive than 2013. Others are regretting the mistakes of the past which have so negatively affected their future. In whatever situation we might find ourselves, let us embrace the start of this new year, with ...

2014 New Year’s Message from Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller

My fellow Jamaicans at home and abroad, visitors, I greet you with all the freshness, promise and hope of this New Year’s Day. A new chapter unfolds, a new scene opens, and a new note is struck. New possibilities await us. What will we make of the blank page which 2014 represents? My personal wish for you is that this year will bring you closer to the achievement of your dreams and aspirations; that this will be the year you will make the breakthroughs; and that this will be ...

2014 New Year Message from Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness

Fellow Jamaicans, I join you in welcoming the New Year 2014 with great expectations. As we herald in the New Year and pause to reflect on the year past, let us give God thanks. In the past year we have had proud moments in sports, entertainment and culture. We must continue to build on these areas of strength and capitalize on the International brand value of Jamaica as a land of talent. Last year we continued to face the disturbing situation of increases in major crimes, some ...

JUTC Adds 20 More Buses to Fleet

The seating capacity of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is being bolstered by the addition of 20 new articulated buses, which will provide 1, 600 more passenger seats. Ten of the units will be rolled out immediately and the remaining 10 will begin operating at the start of the new school term in January. The buses were commissioned into service at a short ceremony held on December 16, at the Half Way Tree Transportation Centre. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry ...
Tessanne Chin - The Voice winner

Tessanne Chin wins Season 5 of The Voice

The Voice has its Season 5 winner. During the NBC talent competition’s Tuesday night finale, Tessanne Chin, the 28-year-old singer from Kingston, Jamaica, won the title for herself and Coach Adam Levine. Chin, whose parents are musicians and who sang backup for reggae artist Jimmy Cliff, was the only remaining finalist who got all four judges (Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and CeeLo Green) to turn their chairs during the blind audition when she performed Try ...

Government Signs greement to Strengthen Monitoring of Deportees

The Government of Jamaica’s (GoJ) efforts to improve the monitoring and management of criminal deportees have been strengthened, under a $48 million agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) Government. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Major General (Retired) Stewart Saunders and British High Commissioner, His Excellency David Fitton, on December 13, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an 18-month project, aimed at boosting the capacity of the ...

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