Up To 8,000 J’cans Could Find Employment With Passage Of Maritime Convention Act

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Mining Minister, Robert Montague, says the government is moving to secure the employment of an additional 8,000 Jamaicans by passing the maritime labour convention bill into law.

Mr. Montague was making his contribution to the sectoral debate in the House of Representatives today.

He told Parliament the government is training people to take advantage of opportunities that will arise as a result of the passage of the maritime labour convention bill.

In the meantime…Minister Montague says he’s made adjustments to his plans to improve the transportation sector.

Robert Montague, Transport and Mining Minister.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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