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  • ZOSO is working in Mount Salem

    THOMAS…. lives have been impacted due to ZOSO.
    Date Published: 
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:45am
    News Detail: 

    Seven months after the zone of special operations (ZOSO) started in the community of Mount Salem, councillors from both sides of the political divide at the St James Municipal Corporation are lauding the measure, saying that many lives have been positively impacted.

  • Fire Brigade gets emergency units

    Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie (third left) cuts the ribbon symbolising the official handover of four new fire trucks to the Jamaica Fire Brigade during a ceremony at the fire boat station, Newport East, Kingston, on April 16. Others sharing in the moment (from left) are Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams; Chairman, Jamaica Fire Brigade Board of Directors, Russell Hadeed; and Commissioner Jamaica Fire Brigade, Raymond Spencer.
    Date Published: 
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:30am
    News Detail: 

    The fleet of the Jamaica Fire Brigade has been improved with the acquisition of six new emergency response vehicles valued at $385 million. The units include two firefighting boats, two fire engines and two pumper tankers. The firefighting boats are to be assigned to the parishes of Kingston and St James, to serve the western part of the island.
    Meanwhile, McKenzie said a sum of $189 million has been set aside in the 2018/19 Budget for the purchase of more fire trucks.He also informed that through a partnership with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), six additional trucks will be added to the fleet of the Jamaica Fire Brigade shortly. 

  • Request For Expressions of Interest: Provision of Coordination of Sporting Events & Data Collection

    Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now invited from private sector institutions and non-governmental organizations for the Provision of Coordination of Sporting Events and Data Collection to children and young adults from the following targeted communities:  Kingston & St. Andrew; Denham Town, Greenwich Town, Hannah Town, Majesty Gardens, Rema, Rose Town, Tivoli Gardens, Maxfield Park. St. Catherine; Ellerslie Garden. Clarendon; York Town, Canaan Heights, Treadlight. St. James; Granville, Anchovy, Barrett Town, Retirement. St. Ann; Steer Town. Westmoreland; Russia.

    Collection Period: 
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 8:30am to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
  • JSIF Spearheads National Risk Information Platform

    Environment and Project Officer at the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Stacey-Anne Preston highlights plans for the development of a National Risk Information Platform (NRIP), at a JIS Think Tank session.
    Date Published: 
    Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:30am
    News Detail: 

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is spearheading the development of a National Risk Information Platform (NRIP), which will allow all risk data to be located and updated in a centralised platform that is available to government agencies and the public.In an interview with JIS News, Environment and Project Officer at JSIF, Stacey-Ann Preston, said that the NRIP will promote a culture of safety and risk reduction through the collection of targeted hazard and risk information, and will involve the assistance of several government ministries, departments and agencies.

  • Gov’t Strengthens Social Interventions in Mount Salem

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, makes a point during the sitting of the House of Representatives on April 11. At left is Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.
    Date Published: 
    Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:00am
    News Detail: 

    The Government is intensifying social-intervention activities in the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in St. James.
    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation will be signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for construction of 1,000 metres of concrete fencing under the Zinc Fence Substitution Project.

  • Gov’t Committed to Social Intervention in Tackling Crime

    Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, speaking at a Ministry of National Security-sponsored stakeholders forum on community intervention at the Iberostar Hotel in St. James on April 5, 2018.
    Date Published: 
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 8:30am
  • Procurement of Two Plastic Bottle Balers for the National Solid Waste Management Authority

    Jamaica Social Investment Fund now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Procurement of two (2) Plastic Bottle Balers, for the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).

    Bid Number: 
    8010
    Collection Period: 
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 8:30am to Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 4:45pm
  • Design & Build Services for NSWMA Technical Assistance – Fukuoka Method (Leachate collection and treatment)

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the proposed Design & Build Services for NSWMA Technical Assistance – Fukuoka Method - (Leachate collection and treatment).

    Bid Number: 
    8008
    Collection Period: 
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 8:30am to Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:45pm
  • Tawes Meadows Community Centre & Barrett Town All-Age School Expansion and Rehabilitation

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) intends to award works contract(s) for the Tawes Meadows Community Centre Expansion and Rehabilitation (Lot 1) St. Catherine, Jamaica and Barrett Town All Age School Expansion and Rehabilitation (Lot 2), St. James, Jamaica with financial assistance from the EU Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP-IV).

    Collection Period: 
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 8:30am to Monday, June 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
  • Request for Expressions of Interest: Provision of Skills Training Services

    Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now invited from private sector institutions and non governmentalorganizations for the Provision of Skills Training Services to young adults from targeted communities.

    Collection Period: 
    Monday, April 9, 2018 - 8:30am to Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
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