Daryl Vaz

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Daryl Vaz said : “The time is now to admit that we have a problem in the country with many Jamaicans not being able to afford to pay light bill, some who can afford but are unwilling to regularise, and some who are willing to regularise but are experiencing other challenges such as proof of ownership or occupancy and the poor state of houses which are unsafe for wiring,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 8, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “While there are no quick fixes, elected representatives, community influencers and State and non-State actors must work together within appropriate policy, legislative and social security frameworks to find sustainable solutions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 8, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Rob Thompson ) : “Mass Roy is one of only 6 persons to ever move from the rank of Constable to that of Commissioner of Police. I am glad he passed peacefully,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The analysis indicates that roughly 200,000 metres of new fibre optic cables must be installed between the parishes of St James and Portland along the north coast highway, 100,000 metres must be installed along sections of the south coast to repair or replace damaged cables, and an additional 300,000 metres of new fibre optic cables must be installed from each municipal corporation in the interior of each parish to facilitate connections to select government entities, such as public educational institutions” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Ardenne High was paying US$5,000 a month in order to supply students with a private provider. Now, as of two weeks ago, they are paid zero,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “From these consultations, along with other data we have provided, we expect that the IFC will be able to provide its recommendation on the best option to ensure that we will have a sustainable, islandwide, open-access network,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “At present, the Government, with the assistance from the private sector, has expanded its fibre optic footprint to provide connectivity to the parishes of St Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, Westmoreland, St James, St Thomas, and St Ann,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz explained : “The pandemic has resulted in significant delays in the delivery of accessories and equipment, including routers, which are critical to the execution of the work. So that when we are talking about timelines for completion, we are now required to factor in significant delays which affect not only the Government's activities but also those of private sector contractors and partners who are working alongside us,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “So far, stakeholder consultations have been held with regulators, government entities, and private-sector telecommunications and utility providers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The goal remains to have not only a truly digital society by 2030 but to have the broadband initiative completed by 2025,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The funding support to procure computers, tablets and other ICT equipment is part of a larger effort of the Government of Jamaica to improve the court's ability to use technology to deliver better service to the public,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “These improvements are in recognition that for too long our courts have lagged behind other government agencies in the use of certain technologies that require high bandwidth. It means that in short order, the justices will be able to have end-to-end secure communications among themselves,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The funding support to procure computers, tablets and other ICT equipment is part of a larger effort of the Government of Jamaica to improve the Court's ability to use technology to deliver better service to the public,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “These improvements are in recognition that for too long our courts have lagged behind other government agencies in the use of certain technologies that require high bandwidth. It means that in short order, the Justices will be able to have end-to-end secure communications among themselves,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz stated : “Petrojam is procuring the service of a communication specialist, but I have instructed that a critical function of that engagement must include addressing what the public views as a lack of transparency in the pricing mechanism used by Petrojam to determine fuel prices and provide ongoing explanation to the public on the process that is involved. Jamaica deserves to know and to understand the formula that is used in calculating fuel prices, which fluctuate based on world oil prices,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Jamaica is redefining the energy landscape to allow us to scale up actions to achieve energy security, energy efficiency, energy resilience and greater energy investments in the country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 21, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The criteria will be monitored closely. Simply put… use it (licence) or lose it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The strategic framework, which will include the fiscal regime, will be placed before the Cabinet for its consideration. Meanwhile, the ministry intends to seek the approval of the Cabinet for the overarching policy framework. I will update the Parliament accordingly,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Jamaica is redefining the energy landscape to allow us to scale up actions to achieve energy security, energy efficiency, energy resilience and greater energy investments in the country,” “As we speak, global investments are being leveraged to advance climate/energy resilience and support the achievements of the [UN] Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially those related to affordable and clean energy, climate action and sustainable cities and communities,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “UOG has identified 21 possible reservoir targets within the Walton-Morant Basin. To further reinforce the potential, an independent Competent Persons Report was performed by renowned Gaffney, Cline & Associates where they estimate that the acreage is capable of containing a potential mean, unrisked prospective resource of over 2.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil across 11 of those identified leads and prospects,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “To provide context, the entire exploration journey since 2014 costs just over US$35 million. If this exploration is successful and properly managed, the potential for Jamaica would indeed be transformational,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted ( about Mobile Application ) : “This support resulted in the successful development and deployment of several solutions, which included the Tax Administration Jamaica's Mobile Application, WeCare application platform used by the Ministry of Finance and Public Service and the Own Your Own Device Programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “My understanding is that the Ministry of Finance has completed its review and is due to take that to Cabinet in short order, so I have the meeting of the council that I am setting up, which is going to guide with the implementation of the fulsome policy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Robert Montague ) : “There is as we speak, some public transportation vehicles that are supposed to come as pilot projects through Minister (Robert) Montague (Minister of Transport and Mining). The Government itself will have to lead by example and, therefore, when the policy is in full effect, the Government will have to follow through in terms of their own procurement of vehicles going forward,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The effect of climate change is being felt along the coastlines,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:16:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “In this regard, we are working to modernise an ICT governance framework and infrastructure. This will enable more technological affordances and facilitate the mainstreaming of a digital culture. Our citizens must be ready for the digital revolution … . In many ways, COVID-19 has confronted us with the inevitable reaction that our telecommunications sector must evolve rapidly,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:23:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As a Government, we are cognisant that electric vehicles are the future, and many global automakers have already begun ramping up their production. We must, therefore, move quickly, both in creating the [supporting] legislative framework and necessary physical infrastructure,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am making a passionate appeal for everyone to play it safe by adhering to the protocols of washing hands, wearing a face mask, and social distancing. It is a frustrating period for everyone, but to breach the curfew order by attending illegal parties and other events is only putting your own lives at risk,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 15, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “The transition must begin in earnest, starting with favourable consideration of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service for how to incentivise this new industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The March 2018 Cabinet decision for the development of an electric vehicle policy indicates the recognition of the Government that vehicles with internal combustion engines will become a thing of the past, giving way to the newer, environmentally more friendly and efficient electric vehicles,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As far as we are aware, this lab is the first of its kind, not just in Jamaica but also in the world, so this is a historic moment for the advancement of science and scientific research in Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 12, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As far as we are aware, this lab is the first of its kind, not just in Jamaica but also in the world, so this is a historic moment for the advancement of science and scientific research in Jamaica,” External link

jis Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This new partnership will assist in the creation of a resilient and robust energy sector as we enter the decade of growth and development towards the year 2030,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 15, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “A new year signals a new start, a new opportunity and new possibilities. It represents a time for us to refocus, strategizse and evaluate the year past and our plans for the year ahead,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “I hope to see a nation that is excited by and uses science, technology and innovation to shape and reshape every aspect of our society,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz charged : “Please continue to keep yourselves and your families safe by observing all the protocols. Remember to always wear a mask, wash your hands frequently and keep your social distance,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “Let us live in unity and peace and allow a spirit of love, hope and brotherhood to return to our hearts once again. Most of all, I want to see Jamaica increase in beauty, fellowship and prosperity and play her part in advancing the welfare of the whole human race,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Like many services of government, the use of technology is an integral way in bringing justice closer to our people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 18, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “All of this will require a significant enabling environment to include cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, a data strategy, policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks. Jamaica will need the tremendous support of the international community and will seek to leverage the knowledge, expertise and experience of our donor community to ensure that we are moving with speed and focus,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Right now it is unacceptable in many cases,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I look forward to having some discussions with you, in terms of your own ideas, as I journey on this learning curve, but just to say definitively that what you have mentioned I will take into account, and I will give you some responses when I have some answers,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This Government will make access to the Internet a public good. The aim is to have every household, every community, connected by 2025,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz outlined : "More than 1500 kilometres of fibre optic cable will be laid to provide access to the last mile; more than 1,000 public institutions connected to guarantee access to the last mile; universal access to the Internet by every household, every community, every Jamaican; and access to public services everywhere, anytime," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The initiative started before the pandemic so the pace at which we were rolling out had to be increased, because there are too many deep rural areas that have no connectivity whatsoever. The pandemic has forced us to fast tract things” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 14, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "The Ministry of Health and Wellness has been at the forefront of our fight against COVID-19, and it is only fitting that we do our part to fuel and support the work of this very important sector in Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 11, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I want to see a Jamaica where our children are app developers, inventors and innovators. I want to see a Jamaica where our citizens in rural areas have the same quality of service as those who live in urban areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It is for this reason that we are working assiduously to roll out full broadband access across the island, so that we can reach every last mile and every citizen. It is going to take some time, but we are committed to making this a reality for the advancement of our people and our country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "It's a new challenge, a make or break for me, and while the naysayers are already at me, that only makes me stronger," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "What I can say further is that I will carry out my duties, and I will continue to pursue the [US visa] matter and will issue a response as soon as I have something to say," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “I have a very simple saying: ‘Don’t listen to the noise in the market, watch the sales.’ Watch the sales. In this case, the sales is the performance,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am here to work, and I am here to ensure that I take the confidence that has been invested in me by the prime minister and by the Cabinet,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “Four of them have already come – four different candidates in four elections and four of them have left by night. I don’t expect any different in this election,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 21, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “She has not ingratiated herself with the people of Portland, and Portland is a very funny parish. It’s not a parish that you can just come in and expect for people to gravitate towards you – you have to earn their trust and respect, and I’m not sure she has been able to do that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 21, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I will be able to bring out maximum votes, and that I think is what will give me the increased majority in what I think will be a low turnout overall,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 21, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As indicated, an amount of $70 million will be provided to the Rural Water Supply Limited, through the MEGJC, to facilitate the installation of approximately 130 wayside tanks and the construction of approximately 39 loading bays,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Contacts have already been made with the various municipal corporations, and they have responded and have advised of suitable locations for the installation of the tanks and loading bay,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As indicated earlier, an amount of $70 million will be provided to the Rural Water Supply Limited, through the MEGJC, to facilitate the installation of approximately 130 wayside tanks and the construction of approximately 39 loading bays,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 17, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Commission ) : “So whereas we have in the past been able to blame the municipal [corporation] or the National Water Commission or Rural Water [Supply Limited] based on what is perceived as inefficiency or neglect, this is the reality of climate change in relation to drought,” “So the only thing that can assist us is a collective prayer and divine intervention when it comes to the weather,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Commission ) : “So whereas we have in the past been able to blame the municipal [corporation] or the National Water Commission or Rural Water based on what is perceived as inefficiency or neglect, this is the reality of climate change in relation to drought,” “So the only thing that can assist us is a collective prayer and divine intervention when it comes to the weather,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “These projects utilise, where appropriate, solar/renewable energy and, in the case of schools, water-saving equipment. Some 63,000 residents are expected to benefit from these projects,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “it smacks of hypocrisy that Phillips would have the audacity to have Hanna remain as the PNP's chief campaign spokesperson and Colin Campbell as PNP communications director, despite Campbell refusing to give testimony in the public domain about the $31-million Trafigura Beheer Corruption scandal which has haunted him and the PNP for over a decade” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Peter Phillips ) : “It must be noted that Dr Phillips has adopted a bitter, toxic and obsessive scandal-hunt approach over the past four years and has not put forward one credible idea to help advance Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Peter Phillips ) : “The people of Jamaica are not fools and they will recognise that Peter Phillips is the chief hypocrite in his posture on national issues,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz stated ( about Peter Phillips ) : “Phillips must bare his soul and tell the country why he was compelled to attend this funeral,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It (the department) will also assess 2,500 hectares of Mangrove forest and complete the Bill to amend the Forest Act (1996),” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I will endeavour to do the same in my new subject areas despite the daunting task ahead as it relates to water, especially with the drought and climate change going forward,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “They got $20 million in 2018 from the TEF (Tourism Enhancement Fund) and they built an enormous two-storey structure, a visitor's lodge, and a café. What I want to know is, if they are a Government lessee, like I would be, and they are building on the land, why would they have an objection to a citizen doing the same thing?” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I would build a log cabin and rent it out for AirBnB like everybody else is doing up in the hills,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “They got $20 million in 2018 from the TEF (Tourism Enhancement Fund) and they built an enormous two-storey structure, a visitor's lodge, and a café. What I want to know is, if they are a Government lessee, like I would be, and they are building on the land, why would they have an objection to a citizen doing the same thing?” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I would build a log cabin and rent it out for AirBnB like everybody else is doing up in the hills,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Given all of these risks, there is no doubt that our present and future health and well-being are linked to the health of our natural environment. But can nature indeed hold the solutions to some of these challenges that we face? The answer is yes. More and more persons are turning to nature-based solutions in everyday life,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Measures being taken by Government include the recent submission of the sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity. We have made significant progress in relation to sub-targets, including increasing the establishment, under law, of marine and terrestrial protected areas. As we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity, let us pledge to do all we can to preserve our biodiversity and to embrace the solutions that nature has to offer us as we rebuild our economy and our country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Solutions ) : “The contract sum from Audley Crossing to Long Road is $550 million and the contractor is YP Seaton and Associates. The corridor from Manchioneal to Fair Prospect has a contract sum of $1.1 billion and the contractor is Construction Solutions. Those roadways have started already and are under construction as we speak,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “The corridor from Hectors River to Port Antonio will be fully rehabilitated and fitted with new drainage, new retaining wall, where necessary, construction of new bridges, and installation of new pipelines,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “As much as 89 of the country’s 91 BPOs have been inspected, and the number of satisfactory ones, so far, is 57,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “As much as 89 of the country’s 91 BPOs have been inspected, and the number of satisfactory ones, so far, is 57,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “Mr Speaker, further to the prime minister's statement, it is the view of the Government of Jamaica that these Bills are the tools that can be used to liberate land, enhance the formal economy and change the fate of the majority of those we represent, (who are) long denied the opportunities of ownership,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Mr Campbell ) : “It moved me, not only on behalf of Government, but personally, and I was in touch with Mr Campbell immediately. I went there physically and the first thing that struck me was that the Jamaican spirit is alive and well, especially in relation to being kind, concern for others, and willing to help,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Mr Campbell ) : “I also arranged with one of the major distributors to assist him with three reefer trucks that can do deliveries for him, with the proper storage for the transportation of the eggs. So, in essence, from a story that was doom and gloom, from the intervention of the Government and the goodwill of the Jamaican people, Mr Campbell is now back in operation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented ( about Mr Campbell ) : “It has created a great opportunity because, as they say, out of adversity comes opportunity – and what Mr Campbell has been able to find as a result of the publicity was to diversify and identify alternative markets outside of his heavy dependence on the tourism industry. So he has now got a number of larger retail outlets who will buy from him during the COVID-19 and... [after] the COVID-19,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “Obviously, there’ll have to be a review and … there’s a possibility that, as a result of this, and the exposure of the citizenry to additional cases of COVID because of this irresponsible behaviour, the industry may actually end up coming to a halt,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It would be unrealistic and unreasonable to ask Jamaican authorities to coordinate the welfare of these persons when we are already stretched dealing with this [COVID-19] crisis,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “I know the minister of foreign affairs and the minister of national security will address this issue urgently, based on the fact that it involves people including women and children,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “With the expansion of agricultural lands and agro-investments to come, we will expand food security and production,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The development will be transformational for Portmore and sections of St Catherine and will be the start of a smart city,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “So crucial is their role, I believe that no nurse or health worker in Portland, or anywhere, should be put through the rigours of using the sometimes challenging public transportation system, particularly at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 23, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Portland is not insulated from COVID-19, hence it is time for all hands to be on deck to assist the parish and, by extension, Jamaica to overcome the current situation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 23, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Commission ) : “As one who represents a rural constituency, I am very aware of the challenges that are there both in terms of the major water supplies from the National Water Commission and the minor water supplies which are served by the Municipal Corporation. What I think we have to do, especially in these circumstances is to have cohesion in terms of how we plan and deliver the water and, most importantly, that people can be assured that they will get paid on a timely basis,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 16, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This is a most unfortunate development and shows what harm persons can do to the country when they focus on politics and cast aspersions without a proper appreciation of the facts,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “I am hopeful that the Government can engage in discussions with the principals of Puerto Caribe to continue their plans to invest in Jamaica, even if it's not the Ocho Rios site, which unfortunately became controversial because of desperate, irresponsible political utterance. It is real when they say 'loose lips sink ships', and that is what has happened in this case,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “Portland has been the parish with the lowest crime rate in Jamaica for many decades and that is as a result of the people. They do not allow strangers to come in the area to seek refuge and any time that happens, it is reported to the police. So, there is a synergy between the police and the citizens and since I became the Member of Parliament in 2007, I have been very strong in relations to making sure Portland remains as is. I cooperate and help the police and act as a mediator between the people and the police when needs be,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 2, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Infrastructure projects are completed, and many more to start,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “Holness has the potential to be the best PM in our history. He not only has the vision but he is connecting the dots to implement it and, most important, he has found ways to communicate and inspire confidence from all age groups and strata of the Jamaican society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : “It is a demonstration that more Jamaicans are aware of the benefits which can be derived from what is taking place in the financial landscape,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz charged : “It's morally wrong and worse that he did not see fit to disclose it. This smacks of 'bad mind', that he wants to personally benefit from the planned development of the Bernard Lodge area as devised by the revised master plan, but he wants to deprive his constituents and scores of other Jamaicans from the benefits,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “I will not be distracted from the task ahead to implement this game-changing development. Let the people judge his actions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The master plan will not take away from existing communities but will enhance the infrastructural legacy deficit which exists through development, which is a part of its remit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The scope of the work will include adding traffic signals, increasing the number of lanes, adding pedestrian crossings, rehabilitation of corridors, installation of sidewalks and street lights, and the construction of a four-lane bridge across Highway 2000 east west,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This media briefing will be the first of many during the execution of the development, which includes a robust community consultation and citizen awareness and education efforts. SCJ Holdings has also, through the public consultation meetings that have taken place between 2019 and now, engaged several community groups, sporting associations and youth clubs,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “This development will be transformation for Portmore and sections of St Catherine and will be the start of a smart city,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Because it is never too late to make changes, if it is that those changes make sense and enhance what we already have,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “It is an absolute crisis [with] what is happening down there as a result of the temporary closure of JISCo,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “What is happening is that as a result of the drought, there has been no rain on that side since December 10, and with the high winds that we get from time to time, there are several dust events that have taken place… and it is an absolute health crisis as it relates to the residents,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “But just to say it is something that is at the top of my list as a priority and I am committing to the residents that I will continue to monitor it personally, and to ensure that we do what we can do as soon as possible,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The master plan will not take away from existing communities but will enhance the infrastructural legacy deficit which exists through development which is a part of its remit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The scope of the work will include adding traffic signals, increasing the number of lanes, adding pedestrian crossings, rehabilitation of corridors, installation of sidewalks and street lights and the construction of a four-lane bridge across Highway 2000 East West,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “SCJ Holdings has also, through the public consultation meetings that have taken place between 2019 and now, engaged several community groups, sporting associations and youth clubs,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Catherine Souty ) : “This development will be transformation for Portmore and sections of St Catherine and will be the start of a smart city,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Because it is never too late to make changes if it is that those changes make sense and enhance what we already have,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “JISCO has agreed to compensate for the dust events that took place in December and one which took place in early January, at total settlement for four days compensation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We are pushing hard to get [the] deposit refund scheme fully implemented that will make plastic bottles valuable by virtue of receiving monetary compensation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Though not confirmed, it is not impossible that waste from other countries end up on our coast and that waste from Jamaica may also end up on other coastlines. We must, therefore, continue to advocate locally and regionally for stronger environmental laws, coupled with public education, compliance, and enforcement, because in the end we are all affected,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Let me reiterate, the Government will be taking strong enforcement action against those persons and companies that do not comply with the ban,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted ( about Plastic Packaging ) : “Unfortunately, to date, six businesses have been fined under The Natural Resources Conservation Authority (Plastic Packaging Materials Prohibition) Order, 2018,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Clear evidence of the positive response is the rapid disappearance of single-use plastic bags and plastic straws from the trade and the pronounced behaviour change and attitude coming from the Jamaican people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Clear evidence of the positive response is the rapid disappearance of single-use plastic bags and plastic straws from the trade and the pronounced behaviour change and attitude coming from the Jamaican people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Plastic Packaging ) : “Unfortunately, to date, six businesses have been fined under the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (Plastic Packaging Materials Prohibition) Order, 2018,” “Thirty other businesses and individuals will face the courts in the coming weeks, making a total of 36 businesses prosecuted, up to the present. Warning notices were issued to the non-compliant persons and companies before enforcement action was taken,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We have had that discussion with them (stakeholders) and they have put their case forward and it was communicated to them that the extension would not be granted,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, December 30, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We have had that discussion with them (stakeholders) and they have put their case forward and it was communicated to them that the extension would not be granted,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "as a result of the revocation of my US diplomatic visa, the diplomatic visa issued to Ann-Marie Vaz, which she would have qualified for as my wife, has been subsequently withdrawn" External link

jamaica-star Friday, December 20, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Ann Marrie ) : “Ann-Marie is presently in the process of pursuing this matter with the US Embassy in Kingston,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “as a result of the revocation of my US diplomatic visa, the diplomatic visa issued to Ann-Marie Vaz, which she would have qualified for as my wife, has been subsequently withdrawn” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Any comments or decisions would be premature at this time,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “These are figures that we as Jamaicans cannot ignore, for the simple reason that our ability to achieve economic growth and sustainable development hinges on how well we are able to mitigate against, and adapt to, the impacts of climate change and other natural and man-made risks that would derail the gains we have made as a country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 25, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “Perhaps the most important role of mangroves, however, is that they protect vulnerable coastlines from wave action by holding the soil together and preventing coastal erosion. Beach erosion is a serious issue for some of our coastal areas in Jamaica, particularly the southern coastal areas,” “Natural hazards and climate change do not discriminate between rich or poor, man or woman, public sector or private. Prince or pauper, we are all going to be affected” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 25, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “These are figures that we in Jamaica cannot ignore for the simple reason that our ability to achieve economic growth and sustainable development hinges on how well we are able to mitigate and adapt against the impacts and climate change and other natural man-made risks that could derail the gains we have made as a country so far,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Much of Jamaica's physical infrastructure, such as our electrical generating plants, international airports and sea ports and major roadways, among other assets, are located near our coastline. The loss of these major assets has the potential to severely disrupt our internal and international trade. In addition, dislocation to both urban and rural communities from these potential and actual impacts, as well as their impact on our most vulnerable citizens, is incalculable,” “Planting new mangroves and conserving on our existing mangrove forests will help to mitigate against further erosion to our coastline. The insightful and comprehensive research that went into this study will no doubt inform our policy and plans in regards to disaster mitigation and recovery and, particularly, the conservation and restoration of our mangroves as we seek to ensure a sustainable future for our beloved country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As future decision-makers, the knowledge you, our students, stand to gain from utilising geospatial technology will enable you to assume leadership positions in increasingly complex sociocultural, economic and environmental situations, and subsequently make your positive mark on the world,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As future decision-makers, the knowledge you, our students, stand to gain from utilising geospatial technology will enable you to assume leadership positions in increasingly complex sociocultural, economic and environmental situations, and subsequently make your positive mark on the world,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 15, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I learnt everything and every value that I have in how I serve the people and how I operate myself from the teachings of my father,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I learnt everything and every value that I have in how I serve the people and how I operate myself from the teachings of my father,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “I want to give an assurance to you today, today is not the day to talk the politics because I'm in mourning, and by extension the entire [Jamaica] Labour Party is in mourning, but tomorrow is another day and you can rest assured that I am going to take them on, on behalf of what my father told me, which is to stand up for your rights at all times,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, November 11, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “My attorneys in the interim will be pursuing a defamation suit but this, as you would appreciate, does not preclude any criminal sanction being pursued simultaneously,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It is something that I have faced, and fought, since 1986, and I will always continue. When these things happen if you do not deal with them, and deal with them appropriately through the proper channels, you will encourage other people to do these sorts of malicious, vindictive acts,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The place is a beautiful sight to behold,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It will likely necessitate a Cabinet decision because a clear policy was already decided on by the Cabinet,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We are implementing three readiness grants with an approved amount of US$1.4 million. Jamaica is also working towards having national entities directly access GCF resources. We have the resources and will commence activities to develop a gender and climate change strategy and action plan,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, November 4, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “I have a commitment to serve the people of Jamaica and in particular the people, of West Portland, who have elected me to represent them since 2007,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “I will continue to serve the people although I am prepared to walk away. I see no reason for me to act prematurely while a final determination has not been made,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am committed to pursuing the matter concerning the revocation of his US visa with the aim of a positive result,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "This has come as an amazing shock to me," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, November 1, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am committed to pursuing the matter concerning the revocation of his US visa with the aim of a positive result,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, November 1, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am committed to pursuing the matter concerning the revocation of his US visa with the aim of a positive result,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 1, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The preparation of these proposals and other very important activities have been made possible through readiness grants from the GCF. We have the resources and will commence activities to develop a gender and climate change strategy action plan,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 1, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “With the developments overtime, including what has happened to the aquifer, plus the illegal dumping and sand mining that was taking place there, the WRA has now designated it a 'care-build zone' with all the necessary safe guards, so it's clear hypocrisy for the PNP to raise that issue,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “So when they speak about displacing farmers and interrupting farming operations the data does not lie,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “The main relocation site will be served by clean irrigation water brought from the Rio Cobre canal system. The new irrigation infrastructure to support the main relocation site for the small farmers is estimated to cost some $300 million and that will be provided for them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The PNP knows that all future sales of the lands in the area included under the master plan will be by way of a public competitive process to be managed by the Development Bank of Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz mentioned : “I continue to be excited that our prime minister, on his recent visit to the Republic of South Korea for the 2019 GCF private investment climate conference, accepted the formal letter of approval for the grant to support activities towards listing a green bond on the Jamaican Stock Exchange,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I want to commend the work of the various public entities that have made the jump possible. I believe it reflects the commitment to change the way we do business in Government, and deliver services that will facilitate greater economic growth,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “Just yesterday (Thursday), the National Competitiveness Council met and reviewed a list of reform initiatives that agencies have agreed to implement to effect the necessary improvements, and we are currently awaiting review and approval for funding to be identified,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “However, I also want to point out that it is only just the beginning of what needs to be done to reduce the bureaucracy and make it easier to do business in Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This is a big deal. Whether in track and field, in music or in climate change negotiations, Jamaica has made sure that its voice is heard around the world,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 25, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “We are more than committed to continuing this tradition of excellence in leadership because despite our best efforts, the effects of climate change rages on more fiercely than it did 25 years ago,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 25, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “If anything, the effects are getting worse with each passing day and year. Bearing this in mind, action is needed all the time and all year round,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 25, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “There will be many outcomes that we need to pay careful attention to. Once again, Jamaica has every intention of being at the table and being engaged in the process to ensure that our needs and vulnerabilities remain at the fore in all the decisions that are made,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 25, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “The preparation of the country programme, and other very important activities have been made possible through readiness grants from the GCF. At present, we are implementing three readiness grants with an approved amount of US$1.4 million. Jamaica is also working towards having national entities directly access GCF resources,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 25, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It's not taking away but rather it's enhancing existing issues that the community face, so all of that will be outlined and the procurement should be finished by the end of October and then the public relations campaign is awarded to whatsoever firm, so the enterprise team will then move around with all the agencies involved and get the necessary input,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Our first NDC, was focused only on the energy sector [but] Jamaica has committed to submitting a revised and enhanced NDC by 2020. My Government will accomplish this through very fruitful collaboration with the NDC partnership and the World Bank with whom we are working to complete an assessment of the current potential for greenhouse gas reduction and avoidance,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It is imperative that this gathering does more than just explore the linkages between trade, climate change, the blue economy and biodiversity,” “We should seek to explore innovative ideas and make strong recommendations on approaches to utilising global trade and trade-related policies to enable and support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “To meet the ambitious targets as described… under the Paris Agreement, it is necessary to ensure that there are no loopholes in international agreements, especially trade and economic agreements, as these have typically been negotiated in fora that are separate and independent of climate negotiations,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “These, we believe, would be positive and timely response measures. They would also serve as mechanisms through which to transfer technology and innovations to SIDS,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “At this important UN Trade Forum, Jamaica, as a voice for SIDS, wishes to highlight this concern and reiterate its call for enlightened and strong leadership and for a concerted effort among all parties, in addressing this global challenge,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “This will happen through improved infrastructure and social services to existing and new communities, while creating jobs and business opportunities for all strata of society. That's my commitment and my word is my bond,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, September 8, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “I have made it my point of duty to consult critical stakeholders and take on board suggestions and recommendations. This will continue and intensify as the enterprise team finalises critical aspects of the master plan after recently presenting to the Cabinet, which the prime minister has requested as part of his review,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, September 8, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “In Clarendon, the JCCCP partnered with the Government and community groups to rehabilitate two concrete water- catchment tanks to provide potable water to communities that did not have access to water from the municipal sources,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, September 6, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Overall, the implementation of the JCCCP Project represents the partnerships that are necessary to advance climate action. That is the involvement of the international community, Government of Jamaica and community members working collectively to sustain and enhance livelihoods while addressing the negative impacts of climate change,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, September 6, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The risks are all too familiar for small-island developing states, and this week, we received yet another lesson on how vulnerable we all are,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “All that I am, I owe to Grandma. She is my rock. She made me believe that anything I set my mind to and worked hard for, I could achieve. She made me dream big. She has given me an unshakeable sense of self, which has carried me through the trials and tribulations in my life,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 16, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The computers will have special software that will allow for effective database management and will also be supported with the global positioning system units that will assist with providing identification of these bush fire locations,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “These desktop computers that are being presented to the fire brigade today are part of the ongoing efforts to furnish this critical government department with additional infrastructure. The Caribbean Development Bank must be commended for their part in making the funds available for this initiative and we look forward to the fulfilment of the project objectives over the next few months,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “A couple of Saturdays ago, Jamaica experienced an unprecedented 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Researchers say these record-breaking temperatures are made five times more likely by the effects of climate change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Riverton City ) : “Successful implementation will allow for the expansion of this initiative to those tyres stockpiled at the other disposal sites across the island,” “Strict enforcement measures are being instituted by the relevant regulatory agencies with the support of the security forces to eliminate the illegal open burning of tyres by individuals within the environs of the Riverton City disposal site. These illegal activities contribute significantly to the poor air quality along the Three Miles corridor,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “That was done and certain instructions were given and, in due course, when the prime minister is satisfied with all he wanted to find out, he will come back to this Honourable House, or wherever he so desires, to make a statement,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about JET ) : “This is yet another initiative by JET to increase awareness about the importance of the environment to our lives and livelihood, and the Natural Resources Conservation Authority will continue to support this programme,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “A revised Rainwater Harvesting Planning Policy Guideline was completed and the Cabinet submission is being prepared for approval and issuance. The guideline will be issued to the local planning authorities to be included as a condition of approval for all new residential and commercial buildings, where appropriate, to be constructed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 10, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “I am happy to say that since the ban came into effect we have carried out extensive public awareness campaigns. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Jamaica Customs, and all our partners have moved with haste to enforce the ban,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “So it means as a people, we are realising and seeing the damage that is being done to the environment by these plastic [materials] and improper disposal of the items,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “I am happy to say that since the ban came into effect, we have carried out extensive public awareness campaigns. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Jamaica Customs and all our partners have moved with haste to enforce the ban,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “I am happy to say that since the ban came into effect we have carried out extensive public awareness campaigns. The National Environment and Planning Agency, Jamaica Customs and all our partners have moved with haste to enforce the ban,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 1, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “I am happy to say that since the ban came into effect, we have carried out extensive public awareness campaigns. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Jamaica Customs and all our partners have moved with haste to enforce the ban,” External link

jis Friday, May 31, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Work Programme ) : “In addition, there are several mechanisms available that provide assistance to Jamaicans and Jamaica to integrate climate resilience into development planning. They include the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), which provides incentives for scaled-up action in regards to climate change and creates a shift to broad-based strategies to achieve climate resilience at the national and regional levels,” External link

jis Friday, May 31, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “At this stage, there is definitely zero tolerance... five months into it, so everybody should be fully okay. All who had issues in terms of getting alternative packaging, the necessary leeway was given for that and therefore there is no excuse for non-compliance,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “The Government of Jamaica is projected to receive more than US$9 million in revenue during the first year of the concluded investment, US$10 million during the second year, and approximately US$11 million in revenue during the third year,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am standing by my decision for my role in the sale,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “The potential revenue and other gains projected for the Government over a reasonably short period of time far exceeds, and is in no way comparable, to the incentive the UDC provided to the investor to conclude the crucial investment which was earmarked to create thousands of jobs while securing the long-talked-about upgrade and redevelopment of sections of Ocho Rios,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Revenue gain arising from the investment was projected to amount to approximately US$30 million in taxes over a three-year period,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “The Government of Jamaica is projected to receive more than US$9 million in revenue during the first year of the concluded investment, US$10 million during the second year, and approximately US$11 million in revenue during the third year,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “So when it comes to vote-buying, talk to the PNP. What we deal with are the issues, and we had an organised campaign — and that made the difference,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “After 30 years in charge of the constituency the PNP had nothing to campaign on in terms of performance, and so they used national issues which were irrelevant to the people of East Portland to a large extent. Their campaign was disastrous as they did know what the people of East Portland wanted to hear,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared ( about Ann Marrie ) : “That shows that he is intellectually dishonest and politically dunce, because that is not a strategy that works in 2019. And for him to say the things he said, knowing Ann-Marie personally, speaking to her on more than one occasion and knowing her emphasis on all her children being properly educated, what he said is unforgivable,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared ( about Andrew Holness ) : “What we had was an absolutely brilliant candidate, we had an organised campaign with dedicated workers, a leader in Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and a team which was organised and united in going after the victory — and the PNP could find nothing to match us,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “The days of hopelessness and despair end tonight,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 5, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “We are happy with the work that we have done, with possibly the best candidate, with the best message that the JLP has run in recent history, along with the most popular prime minister in recent history and the most united that the Jamaica Labour Party has been in recent times,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Ann Marrie ) : “Ann-Marie has proven to be an exceptional candidate and has connected with the people, and I mean all the people. She will get a lot of PNP votes and a lot of people who have not been involved in the political process in east Portland for many, many years,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “After, the election calls started coming from East Portland for me to run as the Member of Parliament. At the time I found it quite hilarious because I had no political ambitions at all. I would still say to this day I really don't consider myself a politician or have any political ambitions. I am here for one reason and that one reason is to better the lives of those that live in east Portland,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 1, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “What I have to say is that I am here for the love of the people of East Portland. I, Ann-Marie Vaz, could not [and] would not, run another constituency. My political career will begin and end in East Portland. I will win the next general election and I will make the lives of over 80,000 people better in east Portland. That's not a promise; that is what I will action in East Portland,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 1, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I like to say my relationship is a diamond because what you are seeing now is years of blending two families. We are a family of two fathers and two mothers and five children. It was not easy, but it was worth it. To have something now that people dream of, I am taken aback that people have a problem with a husband supporting a wife,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 24, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Damion Crawford ) : "The refusal of the political ombudsman to respond to the offensive comments and utterances by People's National Party (PNP) candidate, Damion Crawford to my good self and to my family and in general women, during the last two weeks; these discriminatory comments of classism and sexism are indeed repugnant and offensive" External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Any guy who wants to get to her has to go through me,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “So, when him give yuh the goat for back-to-school, how long it going to take that goat, [worse] a she-goat, to reproduce?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Damion Crawford ) : “Tell Damion Crawford, keep him goat dem, because we nuh need no more goat. And just like what I do in West Portland, I spend $15 million a year to help pickney go back to school. School voucher, school book, university fee and him a tell yuh seh him a gi yuh a goat,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I'm hearing this call for a plan. The fact of the matter is that I don't really have plans. I am executing my plans. What I should say is I have worked the entire division of Port Antonio. I've seen what is needed, which is road, water, jobs, [and] employment. I never had time to sit down and write a full-blown plan because I just had action items. The first bridge I walked across I didn't sit down and plan to fix it. Within one week the bridge was fixed,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz stated : “My focus is jobs; you know why? The bulk of people between ages 18 to 35 have no jobs. The youth have no jobs. They are leaving East Portland, and I cannot afford that. Until tourism picks up, which will be the main provider of jobs; until the farming picks up, which would provide jobs, what I'm doing right now, as we speak, is meeting with youths, 30, 40 of them. They want me to meet with them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We are going to be embarking on and exploring and developing alternative energy source. I'm looking at the seaweed that is washing up now; people are talking about the many different things this can do. I'm looking into health tourism. Portland is a serene paradise. It's one of the last unblemished places in Jamaica. I'm looking into eco-tourism, hiking. We could go on and on because of the potential here. You stay from the seaside and look straight up into the Blue Mountain. The bike trail and the hiking trail is an income generator; we can look to expanding that,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I look on farming and link it with tourism, because my farmers as they are now they carry their produce into Kingston. If tourism picks up, which I anticipate it will, we'll have a synergy between tourism. As it stands now, the critical thing for my farmers now is the roads, fertiliser [and] feed. We're also looking at idle lands in East Portland to lease to farmers, young people too who are interested in farming; and, yes, there are young people who are interested in farming and would love a piece of land to begin,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Women, never let anyone put barriers on what you can achieve,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Antonio Portland ) : “Truth be told, her efforts in impacting the lives of the people of Portland East mek mi look like mi nah try,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 15, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This is all about action, not a bag a mouth,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 15, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “That particular poll result is ridiculous, and it is not a true reflection of what is taking place on the ground in East Portland,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 11, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “I have been living in East Portland for 16 years, and I have never seen so many young people as energised and upbeat about the JLP and its campaign. From the young at heart to the unattached and the uncommitted, the youth are appealing for change. And, of course, there are the thinkers who are crossing over from the other side,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 11, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We are talented enough, we are creative enough. The time has come for us to look at staying and working in our communities to build our parishes, and one way of doing that is by creating job opportunities,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “I have heard Peter Phillips said that East Portland is a PNP seat and so they will win it,” “My question to Phillips is, what has the PNP done for this constituency for the 30 years of loyalty, 22 as a government? The answer is absolutely nothing. The time for ‘Action Ann’ is now and I am confident of victory” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “CHEC (the main contractor, China Harbour Engineering Company) will complete the design work for the highway, which will take approximately six months. So [construction of] that highway will start by the end of this year,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 18, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “The people have been more than patient. I’m committing, on behalf of the Andrew Holness Government, that eastern Jamaica, St Thomas, and Portland, will feel the prosperity of the new Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 18, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz explained ( about Exim Bank ) : “China Exim changed the terms and conditions of the previous loan agreement,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 18, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz stated : “J Wray and Nephew Ltd is putting 20,000 reusable branded bags into the market, and it is a great gesture,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The campaign has been very positive and [we] are embarking on the next step as of February 15, therefore we will widen the enforcement to include the retailers. I am sending a signal for a full cooperation of the ban, and I am glad that a company like J Wray & Nephew Ltd has stepped forward to assist the process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz announced : “in short order, the Government also hopes to announce the measures to be taken to regulate plastic bottles, particularly PET bottles” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 15, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “If you look at it, he is connecting the dots. Infrastructure, the economy, health, garbage collection – all the things that make a healthy and prosperous society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 15, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “There have been casualties, and I’m sure that if there are any more that rear their ugly head, the prime minister will take care of it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 15, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz stated : “It captured exactly the essence of what the priorities of the Government are for this year. What we have been able to do is show what we have achieved and what the plans are, and I think that's what the Jamaican people want to see. They want to see a vision and the execution of a vision” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 15, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “First of all, they have no moral authority to even mention the word corruption,” “The prime minister has already stated that he's not going to accept it. There have been casualties as a result of it [at Petrojam]. I'm sure there will be more, and as we uncover them the prime minister will deal with them effectively and efficiently” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 15, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The deposit refund scheme will allow for the application of a deposit on plastic bottles placed on the market and a cash rebate to the consumer on the return of these bottles to designated redemption centres across the island,” “This scheme will be implemented by a reconstituted Recycling Partners Jamaica Limited,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The Government will monitor the implementation of the deposit refund scheme to ensure accountability and transparency, and if deemed necessary, promulgate legislation to govern the scheme. Unrefunded deposits will be used to maintain the deposit refund scheme as well as provide support to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) in its efforts to improve the island's waste management infrastructure,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “These actions will allow for our colleague to be mourned with the dignity and respect which he showed to all whom he encountered during his tenure as MP,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am hopeful that the police will work swiftly to establish the motive and the perpetrator or perpetrators,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 3, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “He will be remembered as a quiet and respectful man,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz shouted : "Bring back the state of emergency! Bring back the state of emergency! Jamaica first!" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "It sends a very clear and definitive signal as to how serious we are about enforcing this policy. I would further send a message to those who intend to usurp the intent of the policy by importing larger single-use plastic bags, for example 25 inches x 25 inches, that the. policy will be adjusted with immediate effect, rendering those bags also banned," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "So the thing now is to have discussions with these importers because we do not want those bags in the market. We understand that the shipments were caught in transit, and the discussions will be if these importers should be compensated," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : "This is the first far-reaching government policy that has had 90-plus per cent support in decades, and this augurs well for Jamaica's future," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “To date, six staff members have been trained as trainers with further training set for the first quarter of next financial year to have them fully certified. We expect to have the institute, which will be housed at JACRA, fully operational by September,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 11, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "There is no time which will be the right time for everyone. The right time is now and our children, grandchildren, and generations to come will thank us for January 1, 2019. History will judge us kindly," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "We will work tirelessly to make the transition. All policy decisions pose challenges in the early part of the implementation," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "There are some wholesales, like those in downtown Kingston, who I am told have stocked up on these so-called 'scandal bags' which they serve goods in. I would suggest to them that they dump them as we will be taking action against any operator caught giving their customers these bags," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "There will be other alternatives. They must go and explore, because people are using it as a business opportunity. What we have to do is make sure that we are dealing with the single-use plastic bags, which are causing the problem and blocking up the drains and causing this major environmental problem on land and in the sea," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Association ) : "We are working on that as we speak, now with the manufacturers association (Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association) and NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency)," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I can assure the public that there will be teeth [in the law],” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:37:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Based on my checks, the only parcel of land is that parcel identified by the National Land Agency that is Government land that is in close proximity, not walking distance, but easy access in terms of transportation. The objective for this long-standing problem is to work with Food for the Poor (FFP) to duplicate a project they did in St Catherine. We identify the land, put in infrastructure, Food For The Poor build out the houses and other social services. This would be a win-win situation and those persons who are very emotionally attached here would have to look at what they are getting in return for this; a roof over their head and also the amenities and services to make them be able to live a very comfortable life in comparison to what is here,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 24, 2018 10:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This incident is etched in my mind for life," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:36:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Once we have that figure estimated, we will know how and what is required to be done going forward, in terms of private sector and government funding. My commitment is to top up the fund so that January, those who are in need of assistance can meet their expenses," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:36:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "It is absolutely a fear of losing control of Portmore that they have controlled for so long," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Jamaica Labour ) : "We were elected with a mandate of economic growth and job creation and we are doing that, not only in certain parishes, but across the entire Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "And the truth is that they need to look at the bigger picture rather than the parochial politics," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : "The bottom line is that what is coming there, in terms of the opportunities for employment, opportunities to own homes, opportunities for businesses and the expansion of existing businesses in and around that area, it is a game changer," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Once we go out for expressions of interest specific to the development areas that we are divesting and we look at it, the enterprise team will be in a position to decide on the best proposals for the particular areas," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Once we go out for expressions of interest specific to the development areas that we are divesting and we look at it, the enterprise team will be in a position to decide on the best proposals for the particular areas," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 16, 2018 7:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz explained : “The infrastructure is not only about what is required for the new Bernard Lodge Master Plan, it is going to take into consideration the many legacy issues, in terms of infrastructure, which have faced the people of Portmore and the surrounding communities… It will also deal with the legacy issues in relation to drainage, water, sewage, and roads,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:11:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We have a major issue in terms of squatting, in terms of garbage dumping, in terms of sand mining, all of which are a major threat to the people, to the communities, to the environment, and most importantly, to the aquifers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "I only know how to talk one way, and that is straight, the hypocrisy is what I can't deal with. We need to put aside the politics so that we can get progress and prosperity for every single Jamaican throughout the length and breadth of Jamaica, and that is what this minister and this Government is intent on doing," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "Recognising the potential for irreversible and permanent loss due to climate change, the Jamaican delegation is advocating for increased efforts to address loss and damage due to climate change, in light of actions that are necessary due to the limits of adaptation," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "We are hopeful, that the negotiations on the issues relating to loss and damage in developing countries from the adverse effects of climate change will be better understood and articulated now that developed countries are themselves sharing similar experiences," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz disclosed : "I can say very clearly that in discussion with my prime minister, recently, he is for an increase in density at this time," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “You see why Peter Phillips don’t want the Junction road… because him come a St Mary in helicopter. Peter Phillips can’t drive Junction road [but] it takes me 45 minutes every time me drive it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about St Mary ) : “Him a nuh prime minister, but him a charter helicopter fi come a St Mary,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "I can assure you, therefore, that this support from the GCF can be considered a first step on a journey towards many more others that are in the portfolio, in addition to those in the pre planning stage," "We have witnessed the many instances of deaths and destruction from the hurricanes that impacted the region over the past months. I caution, however, that the Atlantic hurricane season is not over and we must remain vigilant" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:34:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Up to now, we don’t know what’s going on. We hear bout Grenada, we hear bout Canada… but we don’t know what is what. Let us not be distracted by that, let us do the work on the ground,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 15, 2017 9:59:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : "Too little, too late. Pure political and moral hypocrisy" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "Furthermore, he cannot formalise his citizenship. He has to apply, and the process has to start from the beginning. Further to that, he has already shown that he has no respect for the people of South East St Mary and the Parliament by deciding to run in an election without even being a citizen of Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "I wonder what Norman Manley and Michael Manley would say, if they were alive, of the PNP running on its ballot a non-Jamaican citizen? They would be horrified, and Peter Phillips and the hierarchy of the PNP have now officially brought the PNP into disrepute, shame, and disgrace," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz insisted : "This has nothing to do with the individual but with the PNP and its hypocrisy," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:15:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "A clause will be included in the new Road Traffic Act now being debated, which will allow for the making of regulations, and tailpipe emission-testing will become an integral part of the motor vehicle fitness certification," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "The Government is also looking at a comprehensive emission policy that will include motor vehicles, aircraft, and seagoing vessels," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This programme is another commendable initiative aimed at improving the lives and livelihoods of our farmers, who are among the groups most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, drought, excessive rainfall, flooding, wind damage and hurricanes,” “Partnerships such as these are critical to our efforts to combat climate change and to achieve sustainable development,” External link

jis Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:34:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Meeting the housing demand, however, cannot be the Government's task alone, and so I encourage other private-sector entities to get on board as we chart a path together for prosperity and sustainable development," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 15, 2017 9:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "The risk is becoming more familiar every day. We no longer have to read about it, we are living it. With climate change, we can expect to see more of this as a typical weather activity in the future. With super storms, devastating flooding, and other impacts occurring more frequently, not only elsewhere, but here in Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 15, 2017 9:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "The NHT will be carrying out a complete rehabilitation of the Port Antonio Police Station," "A temporary location has been identified to house the police during the period of the rehabilitation. We are going to provide the hard-working men and women at the Port Antonio station with a. well-needed and ungraded rehabilitated building, which will allow for a better working environment in comfort and good health" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "I am telling and warning the PNP, cancel the contract and give it to the health sector, because if the Labour Party come in - which they are going to - not a brick can lay and no fence can't lay deh so," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:58:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "I have taken note of the publications in the newspapers on this matter of air quality and I have been advised by the CEO of NEPA that we have a number of challenges in some specific sections of the Corporate Area and some selected urban centres in Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "I have been briefed that there is an illegal solid waste issue, and that burning also creates, and adds to, the major challenge that we have," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "It is a matter that will require some discussion with the Ministry of Finance to provide the funding for NEPA to expand the programme and expand the testing for pollutants," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "The Government is also looking at a comprehensive emission policy that will include motor vehicles, aircraft and seagoing vessels," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "It is a possible opening for Jamaica to receive some funding. The project proposal was submitted and the Government still awaits a response," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "There are hundreds of fires around the country each day, and it is going to be extremely difficult to have a policing mechanism to deal with these matters. It requires public education and a change in the way people think," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "A clause will be included in the new Road Traffic Act now being debated, which will allow for the making of regulations, and tailpipe emission testing will become an integral part of the motor vehicle fitness certification," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "I think Portland is going to have a very good 2017 and beyond, based on the strategic plans being put in place as public-private partnerships and other developments," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We have to integrate climate change with the economic path that we are on in terms of economic growth and job creation and make sure that we are treating climate change with the same importance that we are in terms of our economic policy, which is prosperity,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:00:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz told ( about Antonio Portland ) : "I think Portland is going to have a very good 2017 and beyond, based on the strategic plans being put in place as public-private partnerships and other developments," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Andrew Chapman ) : "Much of the work has already been done from Buff Bay to Session, and the work from Papine to Holywell in the East Rural St Andrew side is to start in the early part of this year," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "The state of Port Antonio is nothing short of a disgrace. As you know, the Jamaica Labour Party won seven out of the nine divisions in Portland in the local government elections, and I have instructed the new mayor and the councillors that they make every effort to clean up the town and the surrounding areas," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz warned : “The Jamaican people want more transparency and accountability from their political representatives. Create the awareness that local government is an important arm of government and set the pace, where growth in the construction industry is concerned, with the speed in which building approvals are delivered. Do not neglect the people,” “The town of Port Antonio needs to be properly cleaned and it shows the pride of place we live in. It is unsightly when we drive through. If we can’t keep our town clean we have nowhere going as a town and a parish and it borders on a national disgrace. I charge you, Mr Mayor, as your first point of duty and to get the other government agencies to assist” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 9, 2016 8:21:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "It (an early election) would have to be something that is on the mind of a prime minister and Cabinet ministers, and it is being talked about," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:32:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "The Portia Simpson Miller of 2016 is no match for Andrew Holness, based on his performance to date. Holness is displaying leadership qualities that could make him the best prime minister this country has ever seen," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz argued : "Politics is the art of timing, and a day in politics is a very long time. The state of the PNP, plus the two election losses, have plunged them into further disunity, which is playing out. And so a 32-31 seat majority in the Lower House without cooperation is a hindrance to a government," "It would have to be something that is on the mind of a prime minister and cabinet ministers, and it is being talked about, I can tell you. I am not saying it one way or the other, but it is occupying the minds of both PNP and JLP officials" External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Today, you will each receive money to help you to kick-start your livelihood, " "TPDCo has contributed $5,000 to each raft captain, and through the West Portland Development Fund, which is a private organisation funded by donors, I am donating $2,500 to each raftsman. Your livelihood has been disrupted twice in six months, which sets you on a rocky path. Nevertheless, your plights have been addressed, as you will once again be able to earn an honest payday, " External link

jamaica-star Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:19:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Michael Lee-Chin ) : "Sandals Group has pledged $1 million. Additionally, Michael Lee-Chin has also pledged $1 million towards the purchase of the units and $500,000 has also been pledged by a private citizen. From my Constituency Development Fund, I am contributing $1 million. Crime is everybody's problem and we can no longer turn a blind eye as it is now at our doorsteps. Criminals will not be allowed to unleash fear and mayhem on our law-abiding citizens," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Sandals group have pledged $1 million," "Michael Lee Chin has also pledged $1 million towards the purchase of the units, and $500,000 has also been pledged by a private citizen. From my Constituency Development Fund (CDF), I am contributing $1 million. Crime is everybody's problem and we can no longer turn a blind eye, as it is now at our doorsteps. Criminals will not be allowed to unleash fear and mayhem on our law-abiding citizens," External link

jamaica-star Monday, November 14, 2016 8:01:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "We are aware that several attempts have been made by the previous administration to define the boundaries, but we are going to complete the process and lay the issue to rest once and for all," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "It is as bad as it looks on television," "We visited Bellevue by helicopter with the engineers to see how best we can tackle the breakaways expeditiously. We will be getting another front-end loader, whereby we will be tackling the breakaways from both ends, so that they can be cleared in a shorter time. We delivered toiletries, foodstuff, and bleach, so that the health and sanitation concerns can be tackled" External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This is what we are about. A maritime hub has to be an important ingredient of our economic growth agenda and, therefore, this is a perfect fit at the perfect time. I congratulate you and your partners and thank you for your confidence in Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:57:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The reports received so far are that some homes have been completely flooded out by water, in some cases, above knee height resulting in the loss of household items which have been severely damaged beyond repair. Debris and falling boulders have also caused damage to infrastructure,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "Everyone knows about my passion towards education, especially at the early childhood stage," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The partnership will not be liable for income tax. Rather, each partner will be liable in respect of the share of the partnership’s income that is received by the partner,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 21, 2016 5:19:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “So now there is no restriction on the number of partners that a partnership may have in order to register as a partnership,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 21, 2016 5:19:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "The chief of defence staff was coming down to Portland to see and inspect the kind of arrangements down on the ground for his military personnel," "They (JDF soldiers) have been dispatched to east and west Portland with armoured equipment to assist with rescue efforts, if needed, and also to cover for the fire department, whose vehicles are unable to adequately manoeuvre deep or high water. My visit was to meet with the various disaster teams at the emergency operation centre to ensure that sufficient food, blankets, water, and other emergency supplies are readily available," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Through public-private partnership, we are also seeking to add a new commercial district to serve all business segments, including large complexes," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "The children remember the Books4Kids Jamaica team from last year, which is really important," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "It is the last year this school will be in this particular site. We have found a location, and I am in the final stages of partnering with Food For The Poor to build a new school. Public-private partnership is key for getting Jamaica back on track to fulfil its potential," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This project is a step in the right direction indeed. Relocating government offices such as this ministry to downtown Kingston is a signal to investors of our confidence in the potential as a major cultural hub. The revitalisation of our capital city is critical to the process of investment and achieving economic growth," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 23, 2016 10:06:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This project is a step in the right direction indeed. Relocating government offices such as this ministry to downtown Kingston is a signal to investors of our confidence in the potential as a major cultural hub. The revitalisation of our capital city is critical to the process of investment and achieving economic growth," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 23, 2016 8:47:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "International beach clean-up is critically important to the environment, and I would love to see communities across the length and breadth of Jamaica implement their own beach clean-up initiatives to allow for a cleaner Jamaica," External link

jamaica-star Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:30:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz responded : "I haven't heard it before, but obviously, the timing is right in terms of what's happening," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "The drive has to be led by the Government of Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz responded : "I haven't heard it before, but obviously, the timing is right in terms of what's happening," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "From August 31 to now, it's being put together. It has not been submitted (to the Cabinet) and I think it [has been set] for the 12th of this month (today)," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 12, 2016 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "At this point in time, rather than becoming sidetracked or distracted, I am just focusing on devoting my energies on the task at hand. I am focusing on the big projects that can bring growth and create employment for the Jamaican people. When we said we were serious about creating growth, we are serious," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "At this point in time, rather than becoming sidetracked or distracted, I am just focusing on devoting my energies on the task at hand. I am focusing on the big projects that can bring growth and create employment for the Jamaican people. When we said we were serious about creating growth, we are serious," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 4, 2016 8:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "We can start the growth right here in Berrydale," "If we can get the tour companies to take visitors to this raft stand at Berrydale, then that will put money in your pocket. This will allow raft captains to spend money from their earnings locally, at the bar, corner shops, and restaurants. This is what we call growth. We will put in place the facilities and infrastructure that will improve their business, thus allowing them to earn from their livelihood. But they must operate as professionals, as they, too, are an integral part of this industry, " External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:10:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "As the minister with responsibility for the environment, I am seized with the fact that while we pursue development projects for the benefit of Jamaica and create jobs for Jamaicans, it is absolutely critical for us to preserve and conserve our environment and the natural resources with which we are blessed," "As you know, regulatory agencies depend on the voluntary compliance by developers, with the terms and conditions of permits and licenses. However, it is a well-known fact that some developers fail to comply with these terms and conditions" External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 2, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "We are now actively looking at the extension of the Ian Flemming Airport," "With the extension of the Ian Flemming Airport, we aim to bring in the regional jets. Once we are able to bring in the regional jets, we will be able to encourage a number of hotels, including Dragon Bay that has closed, to reopen for business," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “What it says is that we have to think out of the box and we have to work out of the box, and what we have to do is look at what obtains in other jurisdictions and see how they did it and try and duplicate it, rather than just saying ‘no, it cannot work’,” “I want to make a commitment that anything that can bring growth and job creation will be looked at, and we will work feverishly to make it happen. That does not include only large foreign investments, but anything that can generate growth and job creation, local or overseas,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The extension of the runway would be a game changer, not only for the parish of Portland and St. Mary, but the North Coast, with easier access for the tourism belt,” External link

jis Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "We are aware that several attempts have been made by the previous administration to define the boundaries, but we are going to complete the process and lay the issue to rest once and for all," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz announced : "We are looking at several investment projects which will include public and private partnerships that span several sectors," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This ministry is faced with the unique situation of having too many economically viable projects stuck in the pipeline," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "We aim to get these projects off the ground while we redouble our efforts to attract new investments," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "We gone from work, work, work, to jobs, jobs, jobs," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I will never stand here and say that in 100 days that we are 100 per cent on top of things, but one thing is for sure: we are moving in the right direction, we are moving to implement proper policies so that we can address the growth and job creation mandate,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 27, 2016 8:47:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the running around and the unnecessary delays in various approvals. We want the approval process to be smooth and as quick as possible, so you can get your projects off the ground and in a reasonable time,” External link

jis Saturday, June 18, 2016 12:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the running around and the unnecessary delays in various approvals. We want the approval process to be smooth and as quick as possible, so you can get your projects off the ground and in a reasonable time,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 17, 2016 10:44:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "I am particularly pleased that this competition seeks to engage our primary school children in activities to take care of the environment. Our young people are the future of our country and our planet, and you have tremendous responsibility to take care of the world that we older folks will leave behind," "One of the biggest issues we face is in our use and disposal of plastic bags that we commonly call 'scandal bags', as well as the styrofoam containers that our meals come in. They have been a major source of blockage of our drainage system and gullies. During heavy rainfall, they wreak havoc, costing parish councils and central Government much expenditure to clear the drains, and there is loss to business due to flooding" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 13, 2016 9:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz urged : “I am proud of what you have accomplished through REAP, but you must also take your healthy environmental practices into your homes,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 10, 2016 11:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This project is critical as climate change has far-reaching implications, particularly its impact on the livelihoods of Jamaicans as well as the country's sustainable development goals," "Under the J-CCCP, community-based projects will include sustainable agriculture and water-resource management. These projects will benefit the communities by introducing technologies that will improve the livelihoods of residents through job provision and income generation" External link

jamaica-star Friday, June 3, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “It is an eyesore to see the containers and the scandal bags littering our beaches, but more importantly, they are a hazard to the health of our marine environment. The various beach cleanup efforts continue to produce more and more of this waste,” “We need to learn to dispose of these items properly, or better yet, replace them with reusable containers and bags,” External link

jis Friday, June 3, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “You have collected over 700,000 plastic bottles and planted over 1,000 trees as well as flower and vegetable gardens. This is awesome. It shows what can be done when we join our hands and hearts together for the good of our environment, our country and our people,” External link

jis Friday, June 3, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “It is an eyesore to see the containers and the scandal bags littering our beaches, but more importantly, they are a hazard to the health of our marine environment. The various beach cleanup efforts continue to produce more and more of this waste,” “We need to learn to dispose of these items properly, or better yet, replace them with reusable containers and bags,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 3, 2016 6:05:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “You have collected over 700,000 plastic bottles and planted over 1,000 trees as well as flower and vegetable gardens. This is awesome. It shows what can be done when we join our hands and hearts together for the good of our environment, our country and our people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 3, 2016 6:05:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "As children, you ought to aim for the best," "Your brain develops and adapts quickly at the basic, primary and high-school levels and, as such, you automatically become fast thinkers. You are the future leaders of Jamaica and whether or not you do realise it now, it will be your actions and decisions that will help to shape or reshape this country," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This is a monumental occasion after the hard work done by Miss Metty. So important is the work Miss Metty has done and such a shining example of what community leadership and communities are about -- Communities that do not wait on Government to do anything but communities that come together from humble beginnings and pool their resources together, even if it is not monetary it is human resources," External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 16, 2015 11:55:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "I'm free after two and a half years in legal battle and great pain. I am now ready to give 110% to the party" External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 9, 2015 7:14:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "There is really nothing to report," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:44:00 AM EAT



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Stephen Price said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “The minister of science and technology, Daryl Vaz, has committed with various activities across the board. This includes working with the Ministry of Justice in terms of the various legislations in order to make sure that they are stiffened. We have our asset protection measures which have led to some successes from our own apparatus that has helped us to bring some of these criminals to the law. It is an ongoing fight,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Valerie Neita Robertson told ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “People are fed up of Vaz. They want a change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Christopher Tufton said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “So I am as pleased as he (Vaz) is today to be identified with the groundbreaking of what will be one of the most modern public health facilities in the parish of Portland,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Fitz Jackson declared ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “I absolutely rubbish this claim that I am being a hypocrite, and it shows the desperation of Minister Vaz, which is most unfortunate. I would have thought that his maturity, and the office that he holds, would have dictated otherwise,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness announced ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of former Industry and Commerce Minister Douglas Vaz,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness announced ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of former Industry and Commerce Minister Douglas Vaz,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Christopher Charles said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “The entire country was up in arms over that statement, but if what Vaz was saying is true, that civil servants ought to be neutral, and if they ought to be neutral and that they are found to be partial, then there are established procedures for action to be taken against them. So as far as I am concerned, he said nothing wrong. All I wanted to find out was if it is true and were there people undermining the JLP as civil servants on behalf of the PNP,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 30, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Peter Phillips told ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “Until the independent audit is complete, the responsible Minister, Daryl Vaz should be sent on leave,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 7, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Johnson said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “If just those people who voted in the last general election turn out to vote, then our polling indicates that there would be about a five-point spread in favour of Vaz, 47 to 42,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Damion Crawford said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “If you look at potential, the furthest this lady will go is Mrs Vaz. When you look at potential, how far can I go, and how far will you come with me?” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

William Mahfood said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “Right now if you need to get something done people tell you you can call Daryl or you can do this that is not a system. You know, you have to put in place a process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:28:00 AM EAT

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Daryl Vaz said : “The time is now to admit that we have a problem in the country with many Jamaicans not being able to afford to pay light bill, some who can afford but are unwilling to regularise, and some who are willing to regularise but are experiencing other challenges such as proof of ownership or occupancy and the poor state of houses which are unsafe for wiring,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 8, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “While there are no quick fixes, elected representatives, community influencers and State and non-State actors must work together within appropriate policy, legislative and social security frameworks to find sustainable solutions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 8, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Rob Thompson ) : “Mass Roy is one of only 6 persons to ever move from the rank of Constable to that of Commissioner of Police. I am glad he passed peacefully,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The analysis indicates that roughly 200,000 metres of new fibre optic cables must be installed between the parishes of St James and Portland along the north coast highway, 100,000 metres must be installed along sections of the south coast to repair or replace damaged cables, and an additional 300,000 metres of new fibre optic cables must be installed from each municipal corporation in the interior of each parish to facilitate connections to select government entities, such as public educational institutions” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Ardenne High was paying US$5,000 a month in order to supply students with a private provider. Now, as of two weeks ago, they are paid zero,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “From these consultations, along with other data we have provided, we expect that the IFC will be able to provide its recommendation on the best option to ensure that we will have a sustainable, islandwide, open-access network,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “At present, the Government, with the assistance from the private sector, has expanded its fibre optic footprint to provide connectivity to the parishes of St Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, Westmoreland, St James, St Thomas, and St Ann,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz explained : “The pandemic has resulted in significant delays in the delivery of accessories and equipment, including routers, which are critical to the execution of the work. So that when we are talking about timelines for completion, we are now required to factor in significant delays which affect not only the Government's activities but also those of private sector contractors and partners who are working alongside us,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “So far, stakeholder consultations have been held with regulators, government entities, and private-sector telecommunications and utility providers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The goal remains to have not only a truly digital society by 2030 but to have the broadband initiative completed by 2025,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The funding support to procure computers, tablets and other ICT equipment is part of a larger effort of the Government of Jamaica to improve the court's ability to use technology to deliver better service to the public,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “These improvements are in recognition that for too long our courts have lagged behind other government agencies in the use of certain technologies that require high bandwidth. It means that in short order, the justices will be able to have end-to-end secure communications among themselves,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The funding support to procure computers, tablets and other ICT equipment is part of a larger effort of the Government of Jamaica to improve the Court's ability to use technology to deliver better service to the public,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “These improvements are in recognition that for too long our courts have lagged behind other government agencies in the use of certain technologies that require high bandwidth. It means that in short order, the Justices will be able to have end-to-end secure communications among themselves,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 5, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz stated : “Petrojam is procuring the service of a communication specialist, but I have instructed that a critical function of that engagement must include addressing what the public views as a lack of transparency in the pricing mechanism used by Petrojam to determine fuel prices and provide ongoing explanation to the public on the process that is involved. Jamaica deserves to know and to understand the formula that is used in calculating fuel prices, which fluctuate based on world oil prices,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Jamaica is redefining the energy landscape to allow us to scale up actions to achieve energy security, energy efficiency, energy resilience and greater energy investments in the country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 21, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The criteria will be monitored closely. Simply put… use it (licence) or lose it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The strategic framework, which will include the fiscal regime, will be placed before the Cabinet for its consideration. Meanwhile, the ministry intends to seek the approval of the Cabinet for the overarching policy framework. I will update the Parliament accordingly,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Jamaica is redefining the energy landscape to allow us to scale up actions to achieve energy security, energy efficiency, energy resilience and greater energy investments in the country,” “As we speak, global investments are being leveraged to advance climate/energy resilience and support the achievements of the [UN] Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially those related to affordable and clean energy, climate action and sustainable cities and communities,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “UOG has identified 21 possible reservoir targets within the Walton-Morant Basin. To further reinforce the potential, an independent Competent Persons Report was performed by renowned Gaffney, Cline & Associates where they estimate that the acreage is capable of containing a potential mean, unrisked prospective resource of over 2.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil across 11 of those identified leads and prospects,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “To provide context, the entire exploration journey since 2014 costs just over US$35 million. If this exploration is successful and properly managed, the potential for Jamaica would indeed be transformational,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted ( about Mobile Application ) : “This support resulted in the successful development and deployment of several solutions, which included the Tax Administration Jamaica's Mobile Application, WeCare application platform used by the Ministry of Finance and Public Service and the Own Your Own Device Programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “My understanding is that the Ministry of Finance has completed its review and is due to take that to Cabinet in short order, so I have the meeting of the council that I am setting up, which is going to guide with the implementation of the fulsome policy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Robert Montague ) : “There is as we speak, some public transportation vehicles that are supposed to come as pilot projects through Minister (Robert) Montague (Minister of Transport and Mining). The Government itself will have to lead by example and, therefore, when the policy is in full effect, the Government will have to follow through in terms of their own procurement of vehicles going forward,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The effect of climate change is being felt along the coastlines,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:16:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “In this regard, we are working to modernise an ICT governance framework and infrastructure. This will enable more technological affordances and facilitate the mainstreaming of a digital culture. Our citizens must be ready for the digital revolution … . In many ways, COVID-19 has confronted us with the inevitable reaction that our telecommunications sector must evolve rapidly,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:23:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As a Government, we are cognisant that electric vehicles are the future, and many global automakers have already begun ramping up their production. We must, therefore, move quickly, both in creating the [supporting] legislative framework and necessary physical infrastructure,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am making a passionate appeal for everyone to play it safe by adhering to the protocols of washing hands, wearing a face mask, and social distancing. It is a frustrating period for everyone, but to breach the curfew order by attending illegal parties and other events is only putting your own lives at risk,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 15, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “The transition must begin in earnest, starting with favourable consideration of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service for how to incentivise this new industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The March 2018 Cabinet decision for the development of an electric vehicle policy indicates the recognition of the Government that vehicles with internal combustion engines will become a thing of the past, giving way to the newer, environmentally more friendly and efficient electric vehicles,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As far as we are aware, this lab is the first of its kind, not just in Jamaica but also in the world, so this is a historic moment for the advancement of science and scientific research in Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 12, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As far as we are aware, this lab is the first of its kind, not just in Jamaica but also in the world, so this is a historic moment for the advancement of science and scientific research in Jamaica,” External link

jis Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This new partnership will assist in the creation of a resilient and robust energy sector as we enter the decade of growth and development towards the year 2030,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 15, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “A new year signals a new start, a new opportunity and new possibilities. It represents a time for us to refocus, strategizse and evaluate the year past and our plans for the year ahead,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “I hope to see a nation that is excited by and uses science, technology and innovation to shape and reshape every aspect of our society,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz charged : “Please continue to keep yourselves and your families safe by observing all the protocols. Remember to always wear a mask, wash your hands frequently and keep your social distance,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “Let us live in unity and peace and allow a spirit of love, hope and brotherhood to return to our hearts once again. Most of all, I want to see Jamaica increase in beauty, fellowship and prosperity and play her part in advancing the welfare of the whole human race,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Like many services of government, the use of technology is an integral way in bringing justice closer to our people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 18, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “All of this will require a significant enabling environment to include cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, a data strategy, policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks. Jamaica will need the tremendous support of the international community and will seek to leverage the knowledge, expertise and experience of our donor community to ensure that we are moving with speed and focus,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Right now it is unacceptable in many cases,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I look forward to having some discussions with you, in terms of your own ideas, as I journey on this learning curve, but just to say definitively that what you have mentioned I will take into account, and I will give you some responses when I have some answers,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This Government will make access to the Internet a public good. The aim is to have every household, every community, connected by 2025,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz outlined : "More than 1500 kilometres of fibre optic cable will be laid to provide access to the last mile; more than 1,000 public institutions connected to guarantee access to the last mile; universal access to the Internet by every household, every community, every Jamaican; and access to public services everywhere, anytime," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The initiative started before the pandemic so the pace at which we were rolling out had to be increased, because there are too many deep rural areas that have no connectivity whatsoever. The pandemic has forced us to fast tract things” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 14, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "The Ministry of Health and Wellness has been at the forefront of our fight against COVID-19, and it is only fitting that we do our part to fuel and support the work of this very important sector in Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 11, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I want to see a Jamaica where our children are app developers, inventors and innovators. I want to see a Jamaica where our citizens in rural areas have the same quality of service as those who live in urban areas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It is for this reason that we are working assiduously to roll out full broadband access across the island, so that we can reach every last mile and every citizen. It is going to take some time, but we are committed to making this a reality for the advancement of our people and our country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "It's a new challenge, a make or break for me, and while the naysayers are already at me, that only makes me stronger," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "What I can say further is that I will carry out my duties, and I will continue to pursue the [US visa] matter and will issue a response as soon as I have something to say," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “I have a very simple saying: ‘Don’t listen to the noise in the market, watch the sales.’ Watch the sales. In this case, the sales is the performance,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am here to work, and I am here to ensure that I take the confidence that has been invested in me by the prime minister and by the Cabinet,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “Four of them have already come – four different candidates in four elections and four of them have left by night. I don’t expect any different in this election,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 21, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “She has not ingratiated herself with the people of Portland, and Portland is a very funny parish. It’s not a parish that you can just come in and expect for people to gravitate towards you – you have to earn their trust and respect, and I’m not sure she has been able to do that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 21, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I will be able to bring out maximum votes, and that I think is what will give me the increased majority in what I think will be a low turnout overall,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 21, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As indicated, an amount of $70 million will be provided to the Rural Water Supply Limited, through the MEGJC, to facilitate the installation of approximately 130 wayside tanks and the construction of approximately 39 loading bays,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Contacts have already been made with the various municipal corporations, and they have responded and have advised of suitable locations for the installation of the tanks and loading bay,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As indicated earlier, an amount of $70 million will be provided to the Rural Water Supply Limited, through the MEGJC, to facilitate the installation of approximately 130 wayside tanks and the construction of approximately 39 loading bays,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 17, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Commission ) : “So whereas we have in the past been able to blame the municipal [corporation] or the National Water Commission or Rural Water [Supply Limited] based on what is perceived as inefficiency or neglect, this is the reality of climate change in relation to drought,” “So the only thing that can assist us is a collective prayer and divine intervention when it comes to the weather,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Commission ) : “So whereas we have in the past been able to blame the municipal [corporation] or the National Water Commission or Rural Water based on what is perceived as inefficiency or neglect, this is the reality of climate change in relation to drought,” “So the only thing that can assist us is a collective prayer and divine intervention when it comes to the weather,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “These projects utilise, where appropriate, solar/renewable energy and, in the case of schools, water-saving equipment. Some 63,000 residents are expected to benefit from these projects,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “it smacks of hypocrisy that Phillips would have the audacity to have Hanna remain as the PNP's chief campaign spokesperson and Colin Campbell as PNP communications director, despite Campbell refusing to give testimony in the public domain about the $31-million Trafigura Beheer Corruption scandal which has haunted him and the PNP for over a decade” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Peter Phillips ) : “It must be noted that Dr Phillips has adopted a bitter, toxic and obsessive scandal-hunt approach over the past four years and has not put forward one credible idea to help advance Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Peter Phillips ) : “The people of Jamaica are not fools and they will recognise that Peter Phillips is the chief hypocrite in his posture on national issues,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz stated ( about Peter Phillips ) : “Phillips must bare his soul and tell the country why he was compelled to attend this funeral,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It (the department) will also assess 2,500 hectares of Mangrove forest and complete the Bill to amend the Forest Act (1996),” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I will endeavour to do the same in my new subject areas despite the daunting task ahead as it relates to water, especially with the drought and climate change going forward,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “They got $20 million in 2018 from the TEF (Tourism Enhancement Fund) and they built an enormous two-storey structure, a visitor's lodge, and a café. What I want to know is, if they are a Government lessee, like I would be, and they are building on the land, why would they have an objection to a citizen doing the same thing?” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I would build a log cabin and rent it out for AirBnB like everybody else is doing up in the hills,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “They got $20 million in 2018 from the TEF (Tourism Enhancement Fund) and they built an enormous two-storey structure, a visitor's lodge, and a café. What I want to know is, if they are a Government lessee, like I would be, and they are building on the land, why would they have an objection to a citizen doing the same thing?” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I would build a log cabin and rent it out for AirBnB like everybody else is doing up in the hills,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Given all of these risks, there is no doubt that our present and future health and well-being are linked to the health of our natural environment. But can nature indeed hold the solutions to some of these challenges that we face? The answer is yes. More and more persons are turning to nature-based solutions in everyday life,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Measures being taken by Government include the recent submission of the sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity. We have made significant progress in relation to sub-targets, including increasing the establishment, under law, of marine and terrestrial protected areas. As we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity, let us pledge to do all we can to preserve our biodiversity and to embrace the solutions that nature has to offer us as we rebuild our economy and our country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Solutions ) : “The contract sum from Audley Crossing to Long Road is $550 million and the contractor is YP Seaton and Associates. The corridor from Manchioneal to Fair Prospect has a contract sum of $1.1 billion and the contractor is Construction Solutions. Those roadways have started already and are under construction as we speak,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “The corridor from Hectors River to Port Antonio will be fully rehabilitated and fitted with new drainage, new retaining wall, where necessary, construction of new bridges, and installation of new pipelines,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “As much as 89 of the country’s 91 BPOs have been inspected, and the number of satisfactory ones, so far, is 57,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “As much as 89 of the country’s 91 BPOs have been inspected, and the number of satisfactory ones, so far, is 57,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “Mr Speaker, further to the prime minister's statement, it is the view of the Government of Jamaica that these Bills are the tools that can be used to liberate land, enhance the formal economy and change the fate of the majority of those we represent, (who are) long denied the opportunities of ownership,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Mr Campbell ) : “It moved me, not only on behalf of Government, but personally, and I was in touch with Mr Campbell immediately. I went there physically and the first thing that struck me was that the Jamaican spirit is alive and well, especially in relation to being kind, concern for others, and willing to help,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Mr Campbell ) : “I also arranged with one of the major distributors to assist him with three reefer trucks that can do deliveries for him, with the proper storage for the transportation of the eggs. So, in essence, from a story that was doom and gloom, from the intervention of the Government and the goodwill of the Jamaican people, Mr Campbell is now back in operation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented ( about Mr Campbell ) : “It has created a great opportunity because, as they say, out of adversity comes opportunity – and what Mr Campbell has been able to find as a result of the publicity was to diversify and identify alternative markets outside of his heavy dependence on the tourism industry. So he has now got a number of larger retail outlets who will buy from him during the COVID-19 and... [after] the COVID-19,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “Obviously, there’ll have to be a review and … there’s a possibility that, as a result of this, and the exposure of the citizenry to additional cases of COVID because of this irresponsible behaviour, the industry may actually end up coming to a halt,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It would be unrealistic and unreasonable to ask Jamaican authorities to coordinate the welfare of these persons when we are already stretched dealing with this [COVID-19] crisis,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “I know the minister of foreign affairs and the minister of national security will address this issue urgently, based on the fact that it involves people including women and children,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “With the expansion of agricultural lands and agro-investments to come, we will expand food security and production,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The development will be transformational for Portmore and sections of St Catherine and will be the start of a smart city,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “So crucial is their role, I believe that no nurse or health worker in Portland, or anywhere, should be put through the rigours of using the sometimes challenging public transportation system, particularly at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 23, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Portland is not insulated from COVID-19, hence it is time for all hands to be on deck to assist the parish and, by extension, Jamaica to overcome the current situation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 23, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Commission ) : “As one who represents a rural constituency, I am very aware of the challenges that are there both in terms of the major water supplies from the National Water Commission and the minor water supplies which are served by the Municipal Corporation. What I think we have to do, especially in these circumstances is to have cohesion in terms of how we plan and deliver the water and, most importantly, that people can be assured that they will get paid on a timely basis,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 16, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This is a most unfortunate development and shows what harm persons can do to the country when they focus on politics and cast aspersions without a proper appreciation of the facts,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “I am hopeful that the Government can engage in discussions with the principals of Puerto Caribe to continue their plans to invest in Jamaica, even if it's not the Ocho Rios site, which unfortunately became controversial because of desperate, irresponsible political utterance. It is real when they say 'loose lips sink ships', and that is what has happened in this case,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “Portland has been the parish with the lowest crime rate in Jamaica for many decades and that is as a result of the people. They do not allow strangers to come in the area to seek refuge and any time that happens, it is reported to the police. So, there is a synergy between the police and the citizens and since I became the Member of Parliament in 2007, I have been very strong in relations to making sure Portland remains as is. I cooperate and help the police and act as a mediator between the people and the police when needs be,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 2, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Infrastructure projects are completed, and many more to start,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “Holness has the potential to be the best PM in our history. He not only has the vision but he is connecting the dots to implement it and, most important, he has found ways to communicate and inspire confidence from all age groups and strata of the Jamaican society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : “It is a demonstration that more Jamaicans are aware of the benefits which can be derived from what is taking place in the financial landscape,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz charged : “It's morally wrong and worse that he did not see fit to disclose it. This smacks of 'bad mind', that he wants to personally benefit from the planned development of the Bernard Lodge area as devised by the revised master plan, but he wants to deprive his constituents and scores of other Jamaicans from the benefits,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “I will not be distracted from the task ahead to implement this game-changing development. Let the people judge his actions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The master plan will not take away from existing communities but will enhance the infrastructural legacy deficit which exists through development, which is a part of its remit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The scope of the work will include adding traffic signals, increasing the number of lanes, adding pedestrian crossings, rehabilitation of corridors, installation of sidewalks and street lights, and the construction of a four-lane bridge across Highway 2000 east west,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This media briefing will be the first of many during the execution of the development, which includes a robust community consultation and citizen awareness and education efforts. SCJ Holdings has also, through the public consultation meetings that have taken place between 2019 and now, engaged several community groups, sporting associations and youth clubs,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “This development will be transformation for Portmore and sections of St Catherine and will be the start of a smart city,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Because it is never too late to make changes, if it is that those changes make sense and enhance what we already have,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “It is an absolute crisis [with] what is happening down there as a result of the temporary closure of JISCo,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “What is happening is that as a result of the drought, there has been no rain on that side since December 10, and with the high winds that we get from time to time, there are several dust events that have taken place… and it is an absolute health crisis as it relates to the residents,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “But just to say it is something that is at the top of my list as a priority and I am committing to the residents that I will continue to monitor it personally, and to ensure that we do what we can do as soon as possible,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The master plan will not take away from existing communities but will enhance the infrastructural legacy deficit which exists through development which is a part of its remit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The scope of the work will include adding traffic signals, increasing the number of lanes, adding pedestrian crossings, rehabilitation of corridors, installation of sidewalks and street lights and the construction of a four-lane bridge across Highway 2000 East West,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “SCJ Holdings has also, through the public consultation meetings that have taken place between 2019 and now, engaged several community groups, sporting associations and youth clubs,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Catherine Souty ) : “This development will be transformation for Portmore and sections of St Catherine and will be the start of a smart city,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Because it is never too late to make changes if it is that those changes make sense and enhance what we already have,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “JISCO has agreed to compensate for the dust events that took place in December and one which took place in early January, at total settlement for four days compensation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We are pushing hard to get [the] deposit refund scheme fully implemented that will make plastic bottles valuable by virtue of receiving monetary compensation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Though not confirmed, it is not impossible that waste from other countries end up on our coast and that waste from Jamaica may also end up on other coastlines. We must, therefore, continue to advocate locally and regionally for stronger environmental laws, coupled with public education, compliance, and enforcement, because in the end we are all affected,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Let me reiterate, the Government will be taking strong enforcement action against those persons and companies that do not comply with the ban,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted ( about Plastic Packaging ) : “Unfortunately, to date, six businesses have been fined under The Natural Resources Conservation Authority (Plastic Packaging Materials Prohibition) Order, 2018,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Clear evidence of the positive response is the rapid disappearance of single-use plastic bags and plastic straws from the trade and the pronounced behaviour change and attitude coming from the Jamaican people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Clear evidence of the positive response is the rapid disappearance of single-use plastic bags and plastic straws from the trade and the pronounced behaviour change and attitude coming from the Jamaican people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Plastic Packaging ) : “Unfortunately, to date, six businesses have been fined under the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (Plastic Packaging Materials Prohibition) Order, 2018,” “Thirty other businesses and individuals will face the courts in the coming weeks, making a total of 36 businesses prosecuted, up to the present. Warning notices were issued to the non-compliant persons and companies before enforcement action was taken,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We have had that discussion with them (stakeholders) and they have put their case forward and it was communicated to them that the extension would not be granted,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, December 30, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We have had that discussion with them (stakeholders) and they have put their case forward and it was communicated to them that the extension would not be granted,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "as a result of the revocation of my US diplomatic visa, the diplomatic visa issued to Ann-Marie Vaz, which she would have qualified for as my wife, has been subsequently withdrawn" External link

jamaica-star Friday, December 20, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Ann Marrie ) : “Ann-Marie is presently in the process of pursuing this matter with the US Embassy in Kingston,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “as a result of the revocation of my US diplomatic visa, the diplomatic visa issued to Ann-Marie Vaz, which she would have qualified for as my wife, has been subsequently withdrawn” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Any comments or decisions would be premature at this time,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “These are figures that we as Jamaicans cannot ignore, for the simple reason that our ability to achieve economic growth and sustainable development hinges on how well we are able to mitigate against, and adapt to, the impacts of climate change and other natural and man-made risks that would derail the gains we have made as a country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 25, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “Perhaps the most important role of mangroves, however, is that they protect vulnerable coastlines from wave action by holding the soil together and preventing coastal erosion. Beach erosion is a serious issue for some of our coastal areas in Jamaica, particularly the southern coastal areas,” “Natural hazards and climate change do not discriminate between rich or poor, man or woman, public sector or private. Prince or pauper, we are all going to be affected” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 25, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “These are figures that we in Jamaica cannot ignore for the simple reason that our ability to achieve economic growth and sustainable development hinges on how well we are able to mitigate and adapt against the impacts and climate change and other natural man-made risks that could derail the gains we have made as a country so far,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Much of Jamaica's physical infrastructure, such as our electrical generating plants, international airports and sea ports and major roadways, among other assets, are located near our coastline. The loss of these major assets has the potential to severely disrupt our internal and international trade. In addition, dislocation to both urban and rural communities from these potential and actual impacts, as well as their impact on our most vulnerable citizens, is incalculable,” “Planting new mangroves and conserving on our existing mangrove forests will help to mitigate against further erosion to our coastline. The insightful and comprehensive research that went into this study will no doubt inform our policy and plans in regards to disaster mitigation and recovery and, particularly, the conservation and restoration of our mangroves as we seek to ensure a sustainable future for our beloved country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As future decision-makers, the knowledge you, our students, stand to gain from utilising geospatial technology will enable you to assume leadership positions in increasingly complex sociocultural, economic and environmental situations, and subsequently make your positive mark on the world,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “As future decision-makers, the knowledge you, our students, stand to gain from utilising geospatial technology will enable you to assume leadership positions in increasingly complex sociocultural, economic and environmental situations, and subsequently make your positive mark on the world,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 15, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I learnt everything and every value that I have in how I serve the people and how I operate myself from the teachings of my father,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I learnt everything and every value that I have in how I serve the people and how I operate myself from the teachings of my father,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “I want to give an assurance to you today, today is not the day to talk the politics because I'm in mourning, and by extension the entire [Jamaica] Labour Party is in mourning, but tomorrow is another day and you can rest assured that I am going to take them on, on behalf of what my father told me, which is to stand up for your rights at all times,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, November 11, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “My attorneys in the interim will be pursuing a defamation suit but this, as you would appreciate, does not preclude any criminal sanction being pursued simultaneously,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It is something that I have faced, and fought, since 1986, and I will always continue. When these things happen if you do not deal with them, and deal with them appropriately through the proper channels, you will encourage other people to do these sorts of malicious, vindictive acts,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The place is a beautiful sight to behold,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It will likely necessitate a Cabinet decision because a clear policy was already decided on by the Cabinet,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We are implementing three readiness grants with an approved amount of US$1.4 million. Jamaica is also working towards having national entities directly access GCF resources. We have the resources and will commence activities to develop a gender and climate change strategy and action plan,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, November 4, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “I have a commitment to serve the people of Jamaica and in particular the people, of West Portland, who have elected me to represent them since 2007,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “I will continue to serve the people although I am prepared to walk away. I see no reason for me to act prematurely while a final determination has not been made,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am committed to pursuing the matter concerning the revocation of his US visa with the aim of a positive result,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "This has come as an amazing shock to me," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, November 1, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am committed to pursuing the matter concerning the revocation of his US visa with the aim of a positive result,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, November 1, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am committed to pursuing the matter concerning the revocation of his US visa with the aim of a positive result,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 1, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The preparation of these proposals and other very important activities have been made possible through readiness grants from the GCF. We have the resources and will commence activities to develop a gender and climate change strategy action plan,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 1, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “With the developments overtime, including what has happened to the aquifer, plus the illegal dumping and sand mining that was taking place there, the WRA has now designated it a 'care-build zone' with all the necessary safe guards, so it's clear hypocrisy for the PNP to raise that issue,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “So when they speak about displacing farmers and interrupting farming operations the data does not lie,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “The main relocation site will be served by clean irrigation water brought from the Rio Cobre canal system. The new irrigation infrastructure to support the main relocation site for the small farmers is estimated to cost some $300 million and that will be provided for them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The PNP knows that all future sales of the lands in the area included under the master plan will be by way of a public competitive process to be managed by the Development Bank of Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz mentioned : “I continue to be excited that our prime minister, on his recent visit to the Republic of South Korea for the 2019 GCF private investment climate conference, accepted the formal letter of approval for the grant to support activities towards listing a green bond on the Jamaican Stock Exchange,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I want to commend the work of the various public entities that have made the jump possible. I believe it reflects the commitment to change the way we do business in Government, and deliver services that will facilitate greater economic growth,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “Just yesterday (Thursday), the National Competitiveness Council met and reviewed a list of reform initiatives that agencies have agreed to implement to effect the necessary improvements, and we are currently awaiting review and approval for funding to be identified,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “However, I also want to point out that it is only just the beginning of what needs to be done to reduce the bureaucracy and make it easier to do business in Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This is a big deal. Whether in track and field, in music or in climate change negotiations, Jamaica has made sure that its voice is heard around the world,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 25, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “We are more than committed to continuing this tradition of excellence in leadership because despite our best efforts, the effects of climate change rages on more fiercely than it did 25 years ago,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 25, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “If anything, the effects are getting worse with each passing day and year. Bearing this in mind, action is needed all the time and all year round,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 25, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “There will be many outcomes that we need to pay careful attention to. Once again, Jamaica has every intention of being at the table and being engaged in the process to ensure that our needs and vulnerabilities remain at the fore in all the decisions that are made,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 25, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “The preparation of the country programme, and other very important activities have been made possible through readiness grants from the GCF. At present, we are implementing three readiness grants with an approved amount of US$1.4 million. Jamaica is also working towards having national entities directly access GCF resources,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 25, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It's not taking away but rather it's enhancing existing issues that the community face, so all of that will be outlined and the procurement should be finished by the end of October and then the public relations campaign is awarded to whatsoever firm, so the enterprise team will then move around with all the agencies involved and get the necessary input,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Our first NDC, was focused only on the energy sector [but] Jamaica has committed to submitting a revised and enhanced NDC by 2020. My Government will accomplish this through very fruitful collaboration with the NDC partnership and the World Bank with whom we are working to complete an assessment of the current potential for greenhouse gas reduction and avoidance,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “It is imperative that this gathering does more than just explore the linkages between trade, climate change, the blue economy and biodiversity,” “We should seek to explore innovative ideas and make strong recommendations on approaches to utilising global trade and trade-related policies to enable and support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “To meet the ambitious targets as described… under the Paris Agreement, it is necessary to ensure that there are no loopholes in international agreements, especially trade and economic agreements, as these have typically been negotiated in fora that are separate and independent of climate negotiations,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “These, we believe, would be positive and timely response measures. They would also serve as mechanisms through which to transfer technology and innovations to SIDS,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “At this important UN Trade Forum, Jamaica, as a voice for SIDS, wishes to highlight this concern and reiterate its call for enlightened and strong leadership and for a concerted effort among all parties, in addressing this global challenge,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “This will happen through improved infrastructure and social services to existing and new communities, while creating jobs and business opportunities for all strata of society. That's my commitment and my word is my bond,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, September 8, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “I have made it my point of duty to consult critical stakeholders and take on board suggestions and recommendations. This will continue and intensify as the enterprise team finalises critical aspects of the master plan after recently presenting to the Cabinet, which the prime minister has requested as part of his review,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, September 8, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “In Clarendon, the JCCCP partnered with the Government and community groups to rehabilitate two concrete water- catchment tanks to provide potable water to communities that did not have access to water from the municipal sources,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, September 6, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Overall, the implementation of the JCCCP Project represents the partnerships that are necessary to advance climate action. That is the involvement of the international community, Government of Jamaica and community members working collectively to sustain and enhance livelihoods while addressing the negative impacts of climate change,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, September 6, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The risks are all too familiar for small-island developing states, and this week, we received yet another lesson on how vulnerable we all are,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “All that I am, I owe to Grandma. She is my rock. She made me believe that anything I set my mind to and worked hard for, I could achieve. She made me dream big. She has given me an unshakeable sense of self, which has carried me through the trials and tribulations in my life,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 16, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The computers will have special software that will allow for effective database management and will also be supported with the global positioning system units that will assist with providing identification of these bush fire locations,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “These desktop computers that are being presented to the fire brigade today are part of the ongoing efforts to furnish this critical government department with additional infrastructure. The Caribbean Development Bank must be commended for their part in making the funds available for this initiative and we look forward to the fulfilment of the project objectives over the next few months,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “A couple of Saturdays ago, Jamaica experienced an unprecedented 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Researchers say these record-breaking temperatures are made five times more likely by the effects of climate change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Riverton City ) : “Successful implementation will allow for the expansion of this initiative to those tyres stockpiled at the other disposal sites across the island,” “Strict enforcement measures are being instituted by the relevant regulatory agencies with the support of the security forces to eliminate the illegal open burning of tyres by individuals within the environs of the Riverton City disposal site. These illegal activities contribute significantly to the poor air quality along the Three Miles corridor,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “That was done and certain instructions were given and, in due course, when the prime minister is satisfied with all he wanted to find out, he will come back to this Honourable House, or wherever he so desires, to make a statement,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about JET ) : “This is yet another initiative by JET to increase awareness about the importance of the environment to our lives and livelihood, and the Natural Resources Conservation Authority will continue to support this programme,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “A revised Rainwater Harvesting Planning Policy Guideline was completed and the Cabinet submission is being prepared for approval and issuance. The guideline will be issued to the local planning authorities to be included as a condition of approval for all new residential and commercial buildings, where appropriate, to be constructed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 10, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “I am happy to say that since the ban came into effect we have carried out extensive public awareness campaigns. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Jamaica Customs, and all our partners have moved with haste to enforce the ban,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “So it means as a people, we are realising and seeing the damage that is being done to the environment by these plastic [materials] and improper disposal of the items,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “I am happy to say that since the ban came into effect, we have carried out extensive public awareness campaigns. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Jamaica Customs and all our partners have moved with haste to enforce the ban,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “I am happy to say that since the ban came into effect we have carried out extensive public awareness campaigns. The National Environment and Planning Agency, Jamaica Customs and all our partners have moved with haste to enforce the ban,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 1, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “I am happy to say that since the ban came into effect, we have carried out extensive public awareness campaigns. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Jamaica Customs and all our partners have moved with haste to enforce the ban,” External link

jis Friday, May 31, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Work Programme ) : “In addition, there are several mechanisms available that provide assistance to Jamaicans and Jamaica to integrate climate resilience into development planning. They include the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), which provides incentives for scaled-up action in regards to climate change and creates a shift to broad-based strategies to achieve climate resilience at the national and regional levels,” External link

jis Friday, May 31, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “At this stage, there is definitely zero tolerance... five months into it, so everybody should be fully okay. All who had issues in terms of getting alternative packaging, the necessary leeway was given for that and therefore there is no excuse for non-compliance,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “The Government of Jamaica is projected to receive more than US$9 million in revenue during the first year of the concluded investment, US$10 million during the second year, and approximately US$11 million in revenue during the third year,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am standing by my decision for my role in the sale,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “The potential revenue and other gains projected for the Government over a reasonably short period of time far exceeds, and is in no way comparable, to the incentive the UDC provided to the investor to conclude the crucial investment which was earmarked to create thousands of jobs while securing the long-talked-about upgrade and redevelopment of sections of Ocho Rios,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Revenue gain arising from the investment was projected to amount to approximately US$30 million in taxes over a three-year period,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “The Government of Jamaica is projected to receive more than US$9 million in revenue during the first year of the concluded investment, US$10 million during the second year, and approximately US$11 million in revenue during the third year,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “So when it comes to vote-buying, talk to the PNP. What we deal with are the issues, and we had an organised campaign — and that made the difference,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “After 30 years in charge of the constituency the PNP had nothing to campaign on in terms of performance, and so they used national issues which were irrelevant to the people of East Portland to a large extent. Their campaign was disastrous as they did know what the people of East Portland wanted to hear,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared ( about Ann Marrie ) : “That shows that he is intellectually dishonest and politically dunce, because that is not a strategy that works in 2019. And for him to say the things he said, knowing Ann-Marie personally, speaking to her on more than one occasion and knowing her emphasis on all her children being properly educated, what he said is unforgivable,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared ( about Andrew Holness ) : “What we had was an absolutely brilliant candidate, we had an organised campaign with dedicated workers, a leader in Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and a team which was organised and united in going after the victory — and the PNP could find nothing to match us,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : “The days of hopelessness and despair end tonight,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 5, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “We are happy with the work that we have done, with possibly the best candidate, with the best message that the JLP has run in recent history, along with the most popular prime minister in recent history and the most united that the Jamaica Labour Party has been in recent times,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Ann Marrie ) : “Ann-Marie has proven to be an exceptional candidate and has connected with the people, and I mean all the people. She will get a lot of PNP votes and a lot of people who have not been involved in the political process in east Portland for many, many years,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “After, the election calls started coming from East Portland for me to run as the Member of Parliament. At the time I found it quite hilarious because I had no political ambitions at all. I would still say to this day I really don't consider myself a politician or have any political ambitions. I am here for one reason and that one reason is to better the lives of those that live in east Portland,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 1, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “What I have to say is that I am here for the love of the people of East Portland. I, Ann-Marie Vaz, could not [and] would not, run another constituency. My political career will begin and end in East Portland. I will win the next general election and I will make the lives of over 80,000 people better in east Portland. That's not a promise; that is what I will action in East Portland,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 1, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I like to say my relationship is a diamond because what you are seeing now is years of blending two families. We are a family of two fathers and two mothers and five children. It was not easy, but it was worth it. To have something now that people dream of, I am taken aback that people have a problem with a husband supporting a wife,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 24, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Damion Crawford ) : "The refusal of the political ombudsman to respond to the offensive comments and utterances by People's National Party (PNP) candidate, Damion Crawford to my good self and to my family and in general women, during the last two weeks; these discriminatory comments of classism and sexism are indeed repugnant and offensive" External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Any guy who wants to get to her has to go through me,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “So, when him give yuh the goat for back-to-school, how long it going to take that goat, [worse] a she-goat, to reproduce?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Damion Crawford ) : “Tell Damion Crawford, keep him goat dem, because we nuh need no more goat. And just like what I do in West Portland, I spend $15 million a year to help pickney go back to school. School voucher, school book, university fee and him a tell yuh seh him a gi yuh a goat,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I'm hearing this call for a plan. The fact of the matter is that I don't really have plans. I am executing my plans. What I should say is I have worked the entire division of Port Antonio. I've seen what is needed, which is road, water, jobs, [and] employment. I never had time to sit down and write a full-blown plan because I just had action items. The first bridge I walked across I didn't sit down and plan to fix it. Within one week the bridge was fixed,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz stated : “My focus is jobs; you know why? The bulk of people between ages 18 to 35 have no jobs. The youth have no jobs. They are leaving East Portland, and I cannot afford that. Until tourism picks up, which will be the main provider of jobs; until the farming picks up, which would provide jobs, what I'm doing right now, as we speak, is meeting with youths, 30, 40 of them. They want me to meet with them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We are going to be embarking on and exploring and developing alternative energy source. I'm looking at the seaweed that is washing up now; people are talking about the many different things this can do. I'm looking into health tourism. Portland is a serene paradise. It's one of the last unblemished places in Jamaica. I'm looking into eco-tourism, hiking. We could go on and on because of the potential here. You stay from the seaside and look straight up into the Blue Mountain. The bike trail and the hiking trail is an income generator; we can look to expanding that,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I look on farming and link it with tourism, because my farmers as they are now they carry their produce into Kingston. If tourism picks up, which I anticipate it will, we'll have a synergy between tourism. As it stands now, the critical thing for my farmers now is the roads, fertiliser [and] feed. We're also looking at idle lands in East Portland to lease to farmers, young people too who are interested in farming; and, yes, there are young people who are interested in farming and would love a piece of land to begin,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Women, never let anyone put barriers on what you can achieve,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Antonio Portland ) : “Truth be told, her efforts in impacting the lives of the people of Portland East mek mi look like mi nah try,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 15, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This is all about action, not a bag a mouth,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 15, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “That particular poll result is ridiculous, and it is not a true reflection of what is taking place on the ground in East Portland,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 11, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “I have been living in East Portland for 16 years, and I have never seen so many young people as energised and upbeat about the JLP and its campaign. From the young at heart to the unattached and the uncommitted, the youth are appealing for change. And, of course, there are the thinkers who are crossing over from the other side,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 11, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We are talented enough, we are creative enough. The time has come for us to look at staying and working in our communities to build our parishes, and one way of doing that is by creating job opportunities,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz noted : “I have heard Peter Phillips said that East Portland is a PNP seat and so they will win it,” “My question to Phillips is, what has the PNP done for this constituency for the 30 years of loyalty, 22 as a government? The answer is absolutely nothing. The time for ‘Action Ann’ is now and I am confident of victory” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : “CHEC (the main contractor, China Harbour Engineering Company) will complete the design work for the highway, which will take approximately six months. So [construction of] that highway will start by the end of this year,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 18, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “The people have been more than patient. I’m committing, on behalf of the Andrew Holness Government, that eastern Jamaica, St Thomas, and Portland, will feel the prosperity of the new Jamaica,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 18, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz explained ( about Exim Bank ) : “China Exim changed the terms and conditions of the previous loan agreement,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 18, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz stated : “J Wray and Nephew Ltd is putting 20,000 reusable branded bags into the market, and it is a great gesture,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The campaign has been very positive and [we] are embarking on the next step as of February 15, therefore we will widen the enforcement to include the retailers. I am sending a signal for a full cooperation of the ban, and I am glad that a company like J Wray & Nephew Ltd has stepped forward to assist the process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz announced : “in short order, the Government also hopes to announce the measures to be taken to regulate plastic bottles, particularly PET bottles” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 15, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “If you look at it, he is connecting the dots. Infrastructure, the economy, health, garbage collection – all the things that make a healthy and prosperous society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 15, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “There have been casualties, and I’m sure that if there are any more that rear their ugly head, the prime minister will take care of it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 15, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz stated : “It captured exactly the essence of what the priorities of the Government are for this year. What we have been able to do is show what we have achieved and what the plans are, and I think that's what the Jamaican people want to see. They want to see a vision and the execution of a vision” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 15, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “First of all, they have no moral authority to even mention the word corruption,” “The prime minister has already stated that he's not going to accept it. There have been casualties as a result of it [at Petrojam]. I'm sure there will be more, and as we uncover them the prime minister will deal with them effectively and efficiently” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 15, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The deposit refund scheme will allow for the application of a deposit on plastic bottles placed on the market and a cash rebate to the consumer on the return of these bottles to designated redemption centres across the island,” “This scheme will be implemented by a reconstituted Recycling Partners Jamaica Limited,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The Government will monitor the implementation of the deposit refund scheme to ensure accountability and transparency, and if deemed necessary, promulgate legislation to govern the scheme. Unrefunded deposits will be used to maintain the deposit refund scheme as well as provide support to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) in its efforts to improve the island's waste management infrastructure,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “These actions will allow for our colleague to be mourned with the dignity and respect which he showed to all whom he encountered during his tenure as MP,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I am hopeful that the police will work swiftly to establish the motive and the perpetrator or perpetrators,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 3, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “He will be remembered as a quiet and respectful man,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz shouted : "Bring back the state of emergency! Bring back the state of emergency! Jamaica first!" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "It sends a very clear and definitive signal as to how serious we are about enforcing this policy. I would further send a message to those who intend to usurp the intent of the policy by importing larger single-use plastic bags, for example 25 inches x 25 inches, that the. policy will be adjusted with immediate effect, rendering those bags also banned," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "So the thing now is to have discussions with these importers because we do not want those bags in the market. We understand that the shipments were caught in transit, and the discussions will be if these importers should be compensated," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : "This is the first far-reaching government policy that has had 90-plus per cent support in decades, and this augurs well for Jamaica's future," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “To date, six staff members have been trained as trainers with further training set for the first quarter of next financial year to have them fully certified. We expect to have the institute, which will be housed at JACRA, fully operational by September,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 11, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "There is no time which will be the right time for everyone. The right time is now and our children, grandchildren, and generations to come will thank us for January 1, 2019. History will judge us kindly," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "We will work tirelessly to make the transition. All policy decisions pose challenges in the early part of the implementation," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "There are some wholesales, like those in downtown Kingston, who I am told have stocked up on these so-called 'scandal bags' which they serve goods in. I would suggest to them that they dump them as we will be taking action against any operator caught giving their customers these bags," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "There will be other alternatives. They must go and explore, because people are using it as a business opportunity. What we have to do is make sure that we are dealing with the single-use plastic bags, which are causing the problem and blocking up the drains and causing this major environmental problem on land and in the sea," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Association ) : "We are working on that as we speak, now with the manufacturers association (Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association) and NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency)," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:25:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I can assure the public that there will be teeth [in the law],” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:37:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Based on my checks, the only parcel of land is that parcel identified by the National Land Agency that is Government land that is in close proximity, not walking distance, but easy access in terms of transportation. The objective for this long-standing problem is to work with Food for the Poor (FFP) to duplicate a project they did in St Catherine. We identify the land, put in infrastructure, Food For The Poor build out the houses and other social services. This would be a win-win situation and those persons who are very emotionally attached here would have to look at what they are getting in return for this; a roof over their head and also the amenities and services to make them be able to live a very comfortable life in comparison to what is here,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, December 24, 2018 10:03:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This incident is etched in my mind for life," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:36:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Once we have that figure estimated, we will know how and what is required to be done going forward, in terms of private sector and government funding. My commitment is to top up the fund so that January, those who are in need of assistance can meet their expenses," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:36:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "It is absolutely a fear of losing control of Portmore that they have controlled for so long," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Jamaica Labour ) : "We were elected with a mandate of economic growth and job creation and we are doing that, not only in certain parishes, but across the entire Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "And the truth is that they need to look at the bigger picture rather than the parochial politics," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : "The bottom line is that what is coming there, in terms of the opportunities for employment, opportunities to own homes, opportunities for businesses and the expansion of existing businesses in and around that area, it is a game changer," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:44:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Once we go out for expressions of interest specific to the development areas that we are divesting and we look at it, the enterprise team will be in a position to decide on the best proposals for the particular areas," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Once we go out for expressions of interest specific to the development areas that we are divesting and we look at it, the enterprise team will be in a position to decide on the best proposals for the particular areas," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 16, 2018 7:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz explained : “The infrastructure is not only about what is required for the new Bernard Lodge Master Plan, it is going to take into consideration the many legacy issues, in terms of infrastructure, which have faced the people of Portmore and the surrounding communities… It will also deal with the legacy issues in relation to drainage, water, sewage, and roads,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:11:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We have a major issue in terms of squatting, in terms of garbage dumping, in terms of sand mining, all of which are a major threat to the people, to the communities, to the environment, and most importantly, to the aquifers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "I only know how to talk one way, and that is straight, the hypocrisy is what I can't deal with. We need to put aside the politics so that we can get progress and prosperity for every single Jamaican throughout the length and breadth of Jamaica, and that is what this minister and this Government is intent on doing," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "Recognising the potential for irreversible and permanent loss due to climate change, the Jamaican delegation is advocating for increased efforts to address loss and damage due to climate change, in light of actions that are necessary due to the limits of adaptation," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "We are hopeful, that the negotiations on the issues relating to loss and damage in developing countries from the adverse effects of climate change will be better understood and articulated now that developed countries are themselves sharing similar experiences," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz disclosed : "I can say very clearly that in discussion with my prime minister, recently, he is for an increase in density at this time," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “You see why Peter Phillips don’t want the Junction road… because him come a St Mary in helicopter. Peter Phillips can’t drive Junction road [but] it takes me 45 minutes every time me drive it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about St Mary ) : “Him a nuh prime minister, but him a charter helicopter fi come a St Mary,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "I can assure you, therefore, that this support from the GCF can be considered a first step on a journey towards many more others that are in the portfolio, in addition to those in the pre planning stage," "We have witnessed the many instances of deaths and destruction from the hurricanes that impacted the region over the past months. I caution, however, that the Atlantic hurricane season is not over and we must remain vigilant" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:34:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “Up to now, we don’t know what’s going on. We hear bout Grenada, we hear bout Canada… but we don’t know what is what. Let us not be distracted by that, let us do the work on the ground,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 15, 2017 9:59:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz declared : "Too little, too late. Pure political and moral hypocrisy" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "Furthermore, he cannot formalise his citizenship. He has to apply, and the process has to start from the beginning. Further to that, he has already shown that he has no respect for the people of South East St Mary and the Parliament by deciding to run in an election without even being a citizen of Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "I wonder what Norman Manley and Michael Manley would say, if they were alive, of the PNP running on its ballot a non-Jamaican citizen? They would be horrified, and Peter Phillips and the hierarchy of the PNP have now officially brought the PNP into disrepute, shame, and disgrace," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz insisted : "This has nothing to do with the individual but with the PNP and its hypocrisy," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:15:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "A clause will be included in the new Road Traffic Act now being debated, which will allow for the making of regulations, and tailpipe emission-testing will become an integral part of the motor vehicle fitness certification," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "The Government is also looking at a comprehensive emission policy that will include motor vehicles, aircraft, and seagoing vessels," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 9, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This programme is another commendable initiative aimed at improving the lives and livelihoods of our farmers, who are among the groups most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, drought, excessive rainfall, flooding, wind damage and hurricanes,” “Partnerships such as these are critical to our efforts to combat climate change and to achieve sustainable development,” External link

jis Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:34:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Meeting the housing demand, however, cannot be the Government's task alone, and so I encourage other private-sector entities to get on board as we chart a path together for prosperity and sustainable development," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 15, 2017 9:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "The risk is becoming more familiar every day. We no longer have to read about it, we are living it. With climate change, we can expect to see more of this as a typical weather activity in the future. With super storms, devastating flooding, and other impacts occurring more frequently, not only elsewhere, but here in Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 15, 2017 9:28:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "The NHT will be carrying out a complete rehabilitation of the Port Antonio Police Station," "A temporary location has been identified to house the police during the period of the rehabilitation. We are going to provide the hard-working men and women at the Port Antonio station with a. well-needed and ungraded rehabilitated building, which will allow for a better working environment in comfort and good health" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:32:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "I am telling and warning the PNP, cancel the contract and give it to the health sector, because if the Labour Party come in - which they are going to - not a brick can lay and no fence can't lay deh so," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:58:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "I have taken note of the publications in the newspapers on this matter of air quality and I have been advised by the CEO of NEPA that we have a number of challenges in some specific sections of the Corporate Area and some selected urban centres in Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "I have been briefed that there is an illegal solid waste issue, and that burning also creates, and adds to, the major challenge that we have," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "It is a matter that will require some discussion with the Ministry of Finance to provide the funding for NEPA to expand the programme and expand the testing for pollutants," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "The Government is also looking at a comprehensive emission policy that will include motor vehicles, aircraft and seagoing vessels," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "It is a possible opening for Jamaica to receive some funding. The project proposal was submitted and the Government still awaits a response," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "There are hundreds of fires around the country each day, and it is going to be extremely difficult to have a policing mechanism to deal with these matters. It requires public education and a change in the way people think," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "A clause will be included in the new Road Traffic Act now being debated, which will allow for the making of regulations, and tailpipe emission testing will become an integral part of the motor vehicle fitness certification," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "I think Portland is going to have a very good 2017 and beyond, based on the strategic plans being put in place as public-private partnerships and other developments," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “We have to integrate climate change with the economic path that we are on in terms of economic growth and job creation and make sure that we are treating climate change with the same importance that we are in terms of our economic policy, which is prosperity,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:00:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz told ( about Antonio Portland ) : "I think Portland is going to have a very good 2017 and beyond, based on the strategic plans being put in place as public-private partnerships and other developments," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said ( about Andrew Chapman ) : "Much of the work has already been done from Buff Bay to Session, and the work from Papine to Holywell in the East Rural St Andrew side is to start in the early part of this year," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "The state of Port Antonio is nothing short of a disgrace. As you know, the Jamaica Labour Party won seven out of the nine divisions in Portland in the local government elections, and I have instructed the new mayor and the councillors that they make every effort to clean up the town and the surrounding areas," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz warned : “The Jamaican people want more transparency and accountability from their political representatives. Create the awareness that local government is an important arm of government and set the pace, where growth in the construction industry is concerned, with the speed in which building approvals are delivered. Do not neglect the people,” “The town of Port Antonio needs to be properly cleaned and it shows the pride of place we live in. It is unsightly when we drive through. If we can’t keep our town clean we have nowhere going as a town and a parish and it borders on a national disgrace. I charge you, Mr Mayor, as your first point of duty and to get the other government agencies to assist” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 9, 2016 8:21:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "It (an early election) would have to be something that is on the mind of a prime minister and Cabinet ministers, and it is being talked about," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:32:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "The Portia Simpson Miller of 2016 is no match for Andrew Holness, based on his performance to date. Holness is displaying leadership qualities that could make him the best prime minister this country has ever seen," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz argued : "Politics is the art of timing, and a day in politics is a very long time. The state of the PNP, plus the two election losses, have plunged them into further disunity, which is playing out. And so a 32-31 seat majority in the Lower House without cooperation is a hindrance to a government," "It would have to be something that is on the mind of a prime minister and cabinet ministers, and it is being talked about, I can tell you. I am not saying it one way or the other, but it is occupying the minds of both PNP and JLP officials" External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Today, you will each receive money to help you to kick-start your livelihood, " "TPDCo has contributed $5,000 to each raft captain, and through the West Portland Development Fund, which is a private organisation funded by donors, I am donating $2,500 to each raftsman. Your livelihood has been disrupted twice in six months, which sets you on a rocky path. Nevertheless, your plights have been addressed, as you will once again be able to earn an honest payday, " External link

jamaica-star Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:19:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added ( about Michael Lee-Chin ) : "Sandals Group has pledged $1 million. Additionally, Michael Lee-Chin has also pledged $1 million towards the purchase of the units and $500,000 has also been pledged by a private citizen. From my Constituency Development Fund, I am contributing $1 million. Crime is everybody's problem and we can no longer turn a blind eye as it is now at our doorsteps. Criminals will not be allowed to unleash fear and mayhem on our law-abiding citizens," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Sandals group have pledged $1 million," "Michael Lee Chin has also pledged $1 million towards the purchase of the units, and $500,000 has also been pledged by a private citizen. From my Constituency Development Fund (CDF), I am contributing $1 million. Crime is everybody's problem and we can no longer turn a blind eye, as it is now at our doorsteps. Criminals will not be allowed to unleash fear and mayhem on our law-abiding citizens," External link

jamaica-star Monday, November 14, 2016 8:01:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "We are aware that several attempts have been made by the previous administration to define the boundaries, but we are going to complete the process and lay the issue to rest once and for all," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "It is as bad as it looks on television," "We visited Bellevue by helicopter with the engineers to see how best we can tackle the breakaways expeditiously. We will be getting another front-end loader, whereby we will be tackling the breakaways from both ends, so that they can be cleared in a shorter time. We delivered toiletries, foodstuff, and bleach, so that the health and sanitation concerns can be tackled" External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “This is what we are about. A maritime hub has to be an important ingredient of our economic growth agenda and, therefore, this is a perfect fit at the perfect time. I congratulate you and your partners and thank you for your confidence in Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:57:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The reports received so far are that some homes have been completely flooded out by water, in some cases, above knee height resulting in the loss of household items which have been severely damaged beyond repair. Debris and falling boulders have also caused damage to infrastructure,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "Everyone knows about my passion towards education, especially at the early childhood stage," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The partnership will not be liable for income tax. Rather, each partner will be liable in respect of the share of the partnership’s income that is received by the partner,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 21, 2016 5:19:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “So now there is no restriction on the number of partners that a partnership may have in order to register as a partnership,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 21, 2016 5:19:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "The chief of defence staff was coming down to Portland to see and inspect the kind of arrangements down on the ground for his military personnel," "They (JDF soldiers) have been dispatched to east and west Portland with armoured equipment to assist with rescue efforts, if needed, and also to cover for the fire department, whose vehicles are unable to adequately manoeuvre deep or high water. My visit was to meet with the various disaster teams at the emergency operation centre to ensure that sufficient food, blankets, water, and other emergency supplies are readily available," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "Through public-private partnership, we are also seeking to add a new commercial district to serve all business segments, including large complexes," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:51:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "The children remember the Books4Kids Jamaica team from last year, which is really important," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "It is the last year this school will be in this particular site. We have found a location, and I am in the final stages of partnering with Food For The Poor to build a new school. Public-private partnership is key for getting Jamaica back on track to fulfil its potential," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This project is a step in the right direction indeed. Relocating government offices such as this ministry to downtown Kingston is a signal to investors of our confidence in the potential as a major cultural hub. The revitalisation of our capital city is critical to the process of investment and achieving economic growth," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 23, 2016 10:06:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This project is a step in the right direction indeed. Relocating government offices such as this ministry to downtown Kingston is a signal to investors of our confidence in the potential as a major cultural hub. The revitalisation of our capital city is critical to the process of investment and achieving economic growth," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 23, 2016 8:47:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "International beach clean-up is critically important to the environment, and I would love to see communities across the length and breadth of Jamaica implement their own beach clean-up initiatives to allow for a cleaner Jamaica," External link

jamaica-star Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:30:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz responded : "I haven't heard it before, but obviously, the timing is right in terms of what's happening," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz told : "The drive has to be led by the Government of Jamaica," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz responded : "I haven't heard it before, but obviously, the timing is right in terms of what's happening," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : "From August 31 to now, it's being put together. It has not been submitted (to the Cabinet) and I think it [has been set] for the 12th of this month (today)," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 12, 2016 9:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "At this point in time, rather than becoming sidetracked or distracted, I am just focusing on devoting my energies on the task at hand. I am focusing on the big projects that can bring growth and create employment for the Jamaican people. When we said we were serious about creating growth, we are serious," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "At this point in time, rather than becoming sidetracked or distracted, I am just focusing on devoting my energies on the task at hand. I am focusing on the big projects that can bring growth and create employment for the Jamaican people. When we said we were serious about creating growth, we are serious," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 4, 2016 8:57:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "We can start the growth right here in Berrydale," "If we can get the tour companies to take visitors to this raft stand at Berrydale, then that will put money in your pocket. This will allow raft captains to spend money from their earnings locally, at the bar, corner shops, and restaurants. This is what we call growth. We will put in place the facilities and infrastructure that will improve their business, thus allowing them to earn from their livelihood. But they must operate as professionals, as they, too, are an integral part of this industry, " External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:10:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "As the minister with responsibility for the environment, I am seized with the fact that while we pursue development projects for the benefit of Jamaica and create jobs for Jamaicans, it is absolutely critical for us to preserve and conserve our environment and the natural resources with which we are blessed," "As you know, regulatory agencies depend on the voluntary compliance by developers, with the terms and conditions of permits and licenses. However, it is a well-known fact that some developers fail to comply with these terms and conditions" External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 2, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "We are now actively looking at the extension of the Ian Flemming Airport," "With the extension of the Ian Flemming Airport, we aim to bring in the regional jets. Once we are able to bring in the regional jets, we will be able to encourage a number of hotels, including Dragon Bay that has closed, to reopen for business," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “What it says is that we have to think out of the box and we have to work out of the box, and what we have to do is look at what obtains in other jurisdictions and see how they did it and try and duplicate it, rather than just saying ‘no, it cannot work’,” “I want to make a commitment that anything that can bring growth and job creation will be looked at, and we will work feverishly to make it happen. That does not include only large foreign investments, but anything that can generate growth and job creation, local or overseas,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “The extension of the runway would be a game changer, not only for the parish of Portland and St. Mary, but the North Coast, with easier access for the tourism belt,” External link

jis Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "We are aware that several attempts have been made by the previous administration to define the boundaries, but we are going to complete the process and lay the issue to rest once and for all," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz announced : "We are looking at several investment projects which will include public and private partnerships that span several sectors," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This ministry is faced with the unique situation of having too many economically viable projects stuck in the pipeline," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "We aim to get these projects off the ground while we redouble our efforts to attract new investments," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "We gone from work, work, work, to jobs, jobs, jobs," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “I will never stand here and say that in 100 days that we are 100 per cent on top of things, but one thing is for sure: we are moving in the right direction, we are moving to implement proper policies so that we can address the growth and job creation mandate,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 27, 2016 8:47:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the running around and the unnecessary delays in various approvals. We want the approval process to be smooth and as quick as possible, so you can get your projects off the ground and in a reasonable time,” External link

jis Saturday, June 18, 2016 12:14:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the running around and the unnecessary delays in various approvals. We want the approval process to be smooth and as quick as possible, so you can get your projects off the ground and in a reasonable time,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 17, 2016 10:44:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "I am particularly pleased that this competition seeks to engage our primary school children in activities to take care of the environment. Our young people are the future of our country and our planet, and you have tremendous responsibility to take care of the world that we older folks will leave behind," "One of the biggest issues we face is in our use and disposal of plastic bags that we commonly call 'scandal bags', as well as the styrofoam containers that our meals come in. They have been a major source of blockage of our drainage system and gullies. During heavy rainfall, they wreak havoc, costing parish councils and central Government much expenditure to clear the drains, and there is loss to business due to flooding" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 13, 2016 9:31:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz urged : “I am proud of what you have accomplished through REAP, but you must also take your healthy environmental practices into your homes,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 10, 2016 11:56:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This project is critical as climate change has far-reaching implications, particularly its impact on the livelihoods of Jamaicans as well as the country's sustainable development goals," "Under the J-CCCP, community-based projects will include sustainable agriculture and water-resource management. These projects will benefit the communities by introducing technologies that will improve the livelihoods of residents through job provision and income generation" External link

jamaica-star Friday, June 3, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “It is an eyesore to see the containers and the scandal bags littering our beaches, but more importantly, they are a hazard to the health of our marine environment. The various beach cleanup efforts continue to produce more and more of this waste,” “We need to learn to dispose of these items properly, or better yet, replace them with reusable containers and bags,” External link

jis Friday, June 3, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “You have collected over 700,000 plastic bottles and planted over 1,000 trees as well as flower and vegetable gardens. This is awesome. It shows what can be done when we join our hands and hearts together for the good of our environment, our country and our people,” External link

jis Friday, June 3, 2016 6:15:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz added : “It is an eyesore to see the containers and the scandal bags littering our beaches, but more importantly, they are a hazard to the health of our marine environment. The various beach cleanup efforts continue to produce more and more of this waste,” “We need to learn to dispose of these items properly, or better yet, replace them with reusable containers and bags,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 3, 2016 6:05:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : “You have collected over 700,000 plastic bottles and planted over 1,000 trees as well as flower and vegetable gardens. This is awesome. It shows what can be done when we join our hands and hearts together for the good of our environment, our country and our people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 3, 2016 6:05:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz commented : "As children, you ought to aim for the best," "Your brain develops and adapts quickly at the basic, primary and high-school levels and, as such, you automatically become fast thinkers. You are the future leaders of Jamaica and whether or not you do realise it now, it will be your actions and decisions that will help to shape or reshape this country," External link

jamaica-star Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "This is a monumental occasion after the hard work done by Miss Metty. So important is the work Miss Metty has done and such a shining example of what community leadership and communities are about -- Communities that do not wait on Government to do anything but communities that come together from humble beginnings and pool their resources together, even if it is not monetary it is human resources," External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 16, 2015 11:55:00 AM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "I'm free after two and a half years in legal battle and great pain. I am now ready to give 110% to the party" External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 9, 2015 7:14:00 PM EAT

Daryl Vaz said : "There is really nothing to report," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:44:00 AM EAT



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minister without portfolio25.00%EN11/07/201707/11/2017
politician1.09%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
prime minister6.52%EN07/04/201704/07/2017
mp15.22%EN03/26/201726/03/2017
government minister5.43%EN03/20/201720/03/2017
speaker1.09%EN06/06/201606/06/2016
environment minister1.09%EN06/03/201603/06/2016
member9.78%EN08/14/201314/08/2013
ministro2.17%ES04/21/200921/04/2009
minister1.09%SL04/12/200812/04/2008
Names Lang Count
Daryl VazEN99.35%
DARYL VazEN0.65%
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Stephen Price said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “The minister of science and technology, Daryl Vaz, has committed with various activities across the board. This includes working with the Ministry of Justice in terms of the various legislations in order to make sure that they are stiffened. We have our asset protection measures which have led to some successes from our own apparatus that has helped us to bring some of these criminals to the law. It is an ongoing fight,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Valerie Neita Robertson told ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “People are fed up of Vaz. They want a change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Christopher Tufton said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “So I am as pleased as he (Vaz) is today to be identified with the groundbreaking of what will be one of the most modern public health facilities in the parish of Portland,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Fitz Jackson declared ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “I absolutely rubbish this claim that I am being a hypocrite, and it shows the desperation of Minister Vaz, which is most unfortunate. I would have thought that his maturity, and the office that he holds, would have dictated otherwise,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness announced ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of former Industry and Commerce Minister Douglas Vaz,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Holness announced ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of former Industry and Commerce Minister Douglas Vaz,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Christopher Charles said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “The entire country was up in arms over that statement, but if what Vaz was saying is true, that civil servants ought to be neutral, and if they ought to be neutral and that they are found to be partial, then there are established procedures for action to be taken against them. So as far as I am concerned, he said nothing wrong. All I wanted to find out was if it is true and were there people undermining the JLP as civil servants on behalf of the PNP,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 30, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Peter Phillips told ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “Until the independent audit is complete, the responsible Minister, Daryl Vaz should be sent on leave,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 7, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Johnson said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “If just those people who voted in the last general election turn out to vote, then our polling indicates that there would be about a five-point spread in favour of Vaz, 47 to 42,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Damion Crawford said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “If you look at potential, the furthest this lady will go is Mrs Vaz. When you look at potential, how far can I go, and how far will you come with me?” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

William Mahfood said ( about Daryl Vaz ) : “Right now if you need to get something done people tell you you can call Daryl or you can do this that is not a system. You know, you have to put in place a process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:28:00 AM EAT