Jamaican Info Service (JIS)

Mission Statement:

Communication is one of the most critical elements of modern political life.

At the Jamaica Information Service, our mission is to inform and educate the public about Government's policies and programmes so as to increase awareness, understanding and support for these policies and programmes.


In order to achieve this mission we:

  • Highlight on an ongoing basis, the plans, programmes and projects of the various government ministries and agencies.
  • Promote Government's policies and programmes both locally and overseas.
  • Encourage feedback and public participation in Government's programmes through various fora, including radio, print and television programmes.


About Jamaican Infomation Service:

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is the multifaceted information agency of the Government of Jamaica that gathers and disseminates information on Government policies and programmes, locally and overseas. The agency utilises the full range of media skills and talents - print, radio, television, graphic arts, video projection and public relation, to achieve its goals.

The communication capabilities of the agency help Jamaicans understand their responsibilities and rights as citizens; interpret and present the history of Jamaica, and promote a sense of unity and national identity. JIS programmes and publications serve an archival function as they advance and record Jamaica's culture and community-based activities.

The Jamaica Information Service has the physical infrastructure, equipment, resources and competence to become one of the largest public relations, advertising, research and printing facilities in Jamaica and the Caribbean.


Integral to its operation is the ability of the Agency's staff to:

  • Cover and write news and feature stories
  • Script and produce radio and television programmes
  • Co-ordinate outside broadcasts
  • Design and produce printed materials
  • Develop and mount advertising campaigns


As an Information Agency, the JIS provides a full range of information and communication services to government ministries and agencies, including:

  • Public relations programmes
  • Media consultancy
  • Research services
  • Coverage of national and other news-making events
  • News and feature writing
  • Researching, writing, designing and printing sundry publications
  • Developing and implementing advertising campaigns
  • Speech writing
  • Producing radio and television shows
  • Meeting planning
  • Providing videography services
  • Providing town crier services
  • Providing photography services
  • Mounting exhibitions


Website: www.jis.gov.jm


Head Office:

58a Half Way Tree Road
Kingston 10.
Jamaica W.I.
Phone: +1 876-926-3740
Fax: 876-926-6715
e-mail: jis@jis.gov.jm

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