JDF Eyes Bases In More Western Parishes

Gleaner Story Published: Friday 17 May 2019 The Montpelier, St James base will become the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) western regional headquarters and training facility when it gets up and running under the leadership of…

Caribbean Military Academy signs deal with UWI

Observer Story Published: Thursday 09 May 2019 The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Caribbean Military Academy (CMA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding that should see the university assisting the academy…

SOE declared in Hanover, St James and Westmoreland

The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister speaking at a Press Conference at Jamaica House on April 30, 2019. During the press conference the Prime Minister declared a State of Public Emergency (SOE) for the…

Lieutenant General Meade among 3 officers to join the CGSC International Hall of Fame

Story by: Ftleavenworthlamp.com Staff Writer- Katie Peterson Three international officers were inducted into the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) International Hall of Fame (IHOF) in a ceremony April 4 in the Lewis and Clark…

Hundreds Enlist in Jamaica National Service Corps

JIS Story published: Wednesday 17 April 2019 Written by: Latonya Linton As of December 2018, more than 1,500 Jamaicans have enlisted in the Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC). This was disclosed by Minister of National…




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On Wednesday May 23, soldiers of the Jamaica Defence Force to include members of the Jamaica National Service Corps participated in the 2019 Labour Day activities. The soldiers along with volunteers painted the pedestrian crossing, renovated and rebuilt sidewalks and rehabilitated the perimeter fencing and signage at the Papine High School, as the National Labour Day Project. They also contributed to the renovation and beautification of the Victoria Jubilee and Kingston Public Hospitals, and the Vineyard Town Post Office.

The Most Honourable Andrew Holness along with other Government Ministers were met by Lieutenant General Rocky Meade on location at the Papine High school, where they got their hands dirty in contribution to the nation’s symbolic day of work.

Photos by Private Camoy Watt
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The Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Kingston hosted an awards ceremony honoring its Jamaican and Caymanian law enforcement counterparts. Twenty-nine outstanding officers were awarded for their partnership in combating criminal activities including weapons trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering and lottery scamming. On April 26, 2019 Mr Eric Khant, Chargé d’Affaires, US Embassy Jamaica, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaica Defence Force, Mr Fitz Bailey, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Dextan Dixon, ICE Attaché and Mr Derek Patrick Byrne, Commissioner of Police in the Cayman Islands, were all participants in the event. ... See MoreSee Less

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