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More Chinese visitors expected

The recent elimination of the need for Chinese tourists to obtain a visitor’s visa to vacation in Jamaica, is expected to play a major role in attracting nationals from that country says Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Dr. Wykeham McNeill.
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Literacy programme boosts scores in western schools

As the Great Shape! SuperKids Literacy programme hits its third year in Westmoreland and Hanover, several schools are reporting an increase of as much as 30% in their Grade 4 Literacy Test ratings, thanks in part to the intervention....
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Intruders poison teacher

A police officer has reportedly been fingered, as one of three suspects involved in the death of 30-year-old teacher Kerry Ann Powell who was found dead in a room of her home in the Horizon Park Housing Estate in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, on Wednesday. ...
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Ebola experts arrive today

Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says two Cuban experts are to arrive in the island today, Friday, November 21, to assist with training Jamaican...
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Thousands benefiting from improved water supplies

Thousands of persons in the parishes of St. James, Westmoreland, Trelawny, St. Elizabeth, St. Ann, Manchester and Clarendon are benefiting from improved water supplies....
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CHANGES TO NEGRIL BREAKWATER PROJECT

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has made two material changes to the proposed project, for the construction of two breakwater structures to protect...
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Female escapees on the run

Up to press time, the police in St. Elizabeth were on the hunt for two female prisoners who escaped custody, while being transported from hospital...
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Craft vendors in the cold

Some 12 shops and their contents were affected when the inferno swept through a section of the craft market, destroying the shops while others were partially burnt....
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Ebola preparations advanced at CRH

Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says that work is advanced on the permanent Ebola quarantine facility, currently being built at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St. James....
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Hampton High principal Cop Lasco Awards

Hampton High Principal, Heather-Dawn Murray, and Aneita Bailey of Marymount High, are the proud LASCO/Ministry of Education (MoE) 2014 Principal and Teacher of the Year, respectively....
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CRACKDOWN! - Tougher guidelines coming for JPs

Becoming a justice of the peace in the parish of St. James in the future is going to be “much harder than before”, according to Custos of St. James, Ewen Corrodus. Persons desirous of serving at this level of the justice system must be able to read and write and will also have to get the unanimous approval of a three-member panel....
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EBOLA READY! - Cornwall Regional Hospital prepared for suspected cases

The Cornwall Regional Hospital is now in a state of readiness for any suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus in western Jamaica. ...
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More lotto scammers arrested

Fourteen persons suspected of being involved the illicit lottery scam, were yesterday arrested by the Lottery Scam Task Force in various communities across St James. The...
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Chikungunya clean up underway in St. James

Clean up efforts in St James are underway, following work which commenced yesterday in Norwood....
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Sir Clifford Campbell Primary receives tablets

Distribution of devices under the Government’s ‘Tablets in Schools’ pilot programme continued on October 24, with 613 students of the Sir Clifford Campbell Primary School in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland receiving tablet computers....
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International University of the Caribbean encourages mandarin

As trade and diplomatic relations expand between Jamaica and China, the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) is promoting more effective communication between the peoples of both countries by teaching Mandarin, the official Chinese language. Jamaica has been seeing a gradual increase in Chinese nationals taking up residence reside here and conducting business. Stop-over visitors from the Orient has also been growing....
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Ebola scanning machine for Sangster Airport

The country’s preparedness against the Ebola virus will be further boosted with the acquisition of a state-of-the-art thermal scanning machine, at a cost of approximately $4.3 million (US$38,000)....
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Cornwall humbled

Eleven times champions Cornwall College suffered back-to-back-defeats for the first time this campaign, after making a losing start to the quarter final round of the ISSA/LIME da’Costa Cup Schoolboy Football Competition at Juici Patty field yesterday, (Thursday, October 23)...
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Hanover has no fire truck

The parish of Hanover which is home to three major hotels, is operating without a fire unit....
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AGRO-PARK TO BE ESTABLISHED IN WESTERN JAMAICA - Anchovy High gets broiler chicks

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is pursuing plans to establish an agro-park in St. James, targeting the export banana trade....
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