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The initiative to establish a library association was led by Mr. A. S. Bryant, the first Director of the Jamaica Library Service, as such a body was regarded as an 'essential part of library organisation in the island.' Accordingly in 1949, a year after the Jamaica Library Service was established, the Provisional Library Board approved the convening of a meeting of all persons working in libraries or having an interest in library development. The meeting was a success as 94 persons met at the St. Catherine Parish Library on July 14, 1949 and passed a resolution that the Jamaica Library Association be formed.
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) was established in 1976. It is a national organisation of private sector associations, companies and individuals that are working together to promote a competitive and productive private sector.
The organisation seeks to influence national policy issues of a political, social, or economic nature. The Executive Committee, under guidance from the Council, leads this process by promoting discussions with the country's government, political directorate and the opposition. The Organisation is also in close and constant contact with the major multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies.
The White Water Meadows Citizens' Association is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization whose mandate is to represent its members in all matters of public interests related to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the life and welfare of the community.
The Executive Committee meets on the last Saturday of each month to review Association business and discuss issues of importance to the residents of White Water Meadows community. The General meetings are held on the last Sunday of
On September 21, 1962, Sir Alexander Bustamante, then Prime Minister of the newly independent Jamaica, applauded as the island's black, green and gold flag was unfurled at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, marking Jamaica's entry, on September 18th, into that body as a member. Since then, despite limitations of size and resources, Jamaica has played an outstanding role in the United Nations' system, helping to focus international attention on such significant matters as human rights, decolonization, economic cooperation and indebtedness, and women's issues.
Established in 1973, the National Youth Service was re-launched in 1995 after a 12 year break amidst major concerns about the high level of youth unemployment, academic underachievement, the lack of training opportunities for young people and their escalating trend toward anti-social behaviour. The NYS mandate therefore, is t o tackle these youth issues and make a meaningful impact on the number of unattached youth (i.e. unemployed and not enrolled in school) in Jamaica now totalling over 140,000.
The Authority has visited some communities and has organized community meetings in which the local and area police have participated. The PCOA has engaged communities and the police as the Authority believe that the essential role of the police is to serve the community and to be responsive to the needs of the community.
The PCOA stands ready to meet with you and you
During the reign of King Charles II, the Governor of Jamaica was instructed to make arrangements for the establishment of a post office in Jamaica. This was because of complaints from early settlers concerning the slow delivery of mail.
As a result in October 31, 1671, Jamaica became the first British colony to have established a Post Office. The post office was established in the then capital, St. Jago De La Vega, or Spanish Town as it is now known.
The P.S.R.A. is a Statutory Body under the Ministry of National Security charged with the responsibility to monitor and regulate the operations of:
Contract Security Organizations
Proprietary Security Organizations
Private Security Guards
The Authority is established under the P.S.R.A. Act, 1992 and is headed by a nine member Board with a Secretariat of twenty nine (29) members of staff, led by the Executive Director who is the Secretary of the Board.
The Social Development Commission (SDC) is the principal community organization agency working with Jamaica’s 783 communities. Positioned in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture since 2007, the SDC continues to execute its legal mandate to inter alia, “promote and control schemes for, and to do any act or thing which may directly or indirectly serve the advancement of - sport, social, cultural & economic development - for the people of Jamaica and workers in particular”(S7/1965).
The Allen-Shaw Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides educational services to children in Jamaica, West Indies since 1996. In the year 2000, we built a library, the Allen-Shaw Reading Room, in Resource District, South Manchester, a rural District in Jamaica. With the construction of the Allen-Shaw Reading Room, a window of educational opportunity open up in the life of the children, providing them access to information which was beyond their limited boundaries and gave them the desire and hope to strive for excellence. Many of our children in Jamaica’s rural areas are unable to attend school for various reasons, primarily due to parent’s inability to afford school fees. In the deep rural areas certain facilities and privileges are lacking. Children have to travel many miles to access vital information. The Allen-Shaw Foundation was established to provide several basic community services such as a library (Allen-Shaw Reading Rooms), scholarship programs, summer school/camps and literacy classes within this community. These programs are offered specifically through the Allen-Shaw Reading Rooms with funding from the Foundation.
The island nation of Jamaica is treasured by many as a tropical paradise, one whose natural bounty offers the visitor an exquisite opportunity to relax. It has provided a second home for film stars, writers, artists, and captains of industry.
In the cities, parishes, and mountains, however, many Jamaicans live in poverty and are in need of assistance. The American Friends of Jamaica exists to support the efforts of local non governmental organizations that provide this assistance to Jamaicans in need. We rely on the generosity of those who love Jamaica and its people to raise much needed funds and impact the islands' development.
Breds is a community based organisation led by stakeholders from a cross-section of the community including a fisherman, principal,a guest house operator, a shop owner, villa owner and a hotelier to name a few.
The objective of Do Good Jamaica is to celebrate and encourage activity by civil society organizations. As a vehicle for sharing information among organizations and between the organizations and their stakeholders, Do Good Jamaica is designed to be a central hub for comprehensive information for and about the organizations, and especially highlighting the good work that they do.
Hands Across Jamaica For Righteousness (HANDS), is a registered non-governmental organisation that was launched on March 1, 1995 by his Excellency, the Most Honourable Sir Howard Cooke, then Governor-General of Jamaica through the instrument of a King’s House Proclamation that also declared July 30 as Hands Across Jamaica Day.
In the 1950’s the very charismatic, then Custos Rotolorum of Hanover, Willy De Lisser along with his wife Ida lived at the Blue Hole Great House. Known as “Custos”, Willy De Lisser, and Ida, famed for their excellent hospitality and internationally renowned polo field, entertained many visitors, including royalty such as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip as well as the host of celebrities who were flocking to the island.