|1||Ministry of Finance & the Public Service
One of the Government’s main objectives is to create a society in which each citizen has every prospect of a better quality of life. The Ministry of Finance and The Public Service plays a critical role by providing the necessary financial and economic policy framework and allocating resources to facilitate the provision of public services.
|2||Ministry of Education
To provide a system which secures quality education and training for all persons in Jamaica and achieves effective integration of educational and cultural resources in order to optimise individual and national development
|3||Ministry of Health|
|4||Early Childhood Commission
The Early Childhood Commission is an agency of the Ministry of Education and Youth, established by the Early Childhood Commission Act of 2003. Born out of the need for a long-term vision and plan for a comprehensive delivery of early childhood programmes and services, the Commission was established as the agency with overall responsibility for early childhood development (ECD) in Jamaica. Using an integrated approach, the Commission, brings under one umbrella, all the policies and standards pertaining to early childhood development. It also maximizes the use of limited resources by ensuring a more cohesive delivery of services.
|5||National Contracts Commission
The National Contracts Commission (NCC) is an independent anti-corruption Commission which supplements the role and functions of the independent Parliamentary Commission of the Contractor General. Its primary objectives are the “promotion of efficiency in the process of the award and implementation of Government contracts and ensuring transparency and equity in the awarding of such contracts”.
|6||Contractor General’s Office
The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) is essentially comprised of the administrative, technical and secretarial personnel who are retained and employed by the Contractor General to assist him in the discharge of his respective functions and mandates under the Contractor General Act.
|7||National Health Fund
The National Health Fund is established to provide financial support to the national healthcare system to improve its effectiveness and the health of the Jamaican population through two categories of benefits.NHF Individual Benefits provide assistance to persons, initially, to purchase specific prescription drugs used in the treatment and management of designated chronic illnesses. The National Health Fund started operations on April 28th 2003 with the registration of persons applying for NHF Individual Benefits. The NHF also conducts an intensive public information programme to educate the public about chronic illness prevention and management.
|8||Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF)
The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is a limited liability company incorporated under The Company’s Act of Jamaica. It was established in 1996 as a component of the Government of Jamaica’s (GoJ’s) national poverty alleviation strategy. The Fund was designed primarily to channel resources to small-scaled community based projects. This is done with the use of an Operations Manual that acts as a guide to ensure transparency, accountability and efficiency in project implementation
|9||Environmental Foundation of Jamaica|
The Supreme Ventures Group of companies was established in 2005. The company initially operated solely as a lottery company (Supreme Ventures Limited) for three years. However, diversification into other activities such as Video Lottery Gaming; MoneyGram remittance and Cambio operations created the need for restructuring and the birth of the Group.
|11||Betting, Gaming and Lottery Commission
The Betting Gaming & Lotteries Commission is a statutory body established in 1975 under the provisions of the Betting Gaming & Lotteries Act to regulate and control the operations of betting and gaming and the conduct of lotteries in the island, but without prejudice.
|12||Local Gov’t… & Sports|
The St. Joseph’s Hospital was presented with a new utility vehicle, courtesy of the CHASE Fund, during a handover ceremony at the hospital on January 29. According to Gail Hudson, CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the vehicle will be used for transporting specimens and goods. She noted that the hospital had been operating without a [...]read more »