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NASTY CRASH

Four persons are now nursing serious injuries, following a motor vehicle accident on the Rose Hall Main Road in St. James on Monday.
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State Minister recognizes importance of MoBay’s fishermen

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams says, fishermen should be recognized as very important members of the society because of their contribution to the economy, people’s overall health and nutrition. ...
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MET OFFICE PROJECTS EXTENDED DRY SPELL

Gov’t continues to ramp up contingency measures The Meteorological Service of Jamaica is forecasting that the drought, that the island has been experiencing could continue into the January to April dry season of 2015. ...
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CCTV now in Falmouth

The town of Falmouth recently received a boost in its security management, with the installation of close circuit television cameras (CCTV) in the town. ...
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Westmoreland PC to get new building

A new building is to be constructed to house the Westmoreland Parish Council....
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NEPA to meet with residents of Alligator Pond

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), will be holding a special meeting with residents of Alligator Pond and surrounding areas, to discuss concerns relating to the beach erosion....
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CHOOSE CAREERS FOR LOGISTIC HUB

Students entering secondary schools are being encouraged, to start charting their career paths early and to choose careers, that will enable them to benefit from the Global Logistics Hub....
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We have the handle on crime-Bunting

Minister of National Security Peter Bunting says, that Government is making “significant headway” in the fight against crime....
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Motorcyclists out west get safety boost

Over 50 motorcyclists in and around Little London in Westmoreland were beneficiaries of a recent road safety sensitization session, organised by Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Negril, amidst concerns about rising road accidents and fatalities in the area. The intervention was done in collaboration with the Area One Police Division and Savanna-la-Mar Fire Brigade, with support from several bike companies....
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Faith, trust and money

A story of how faith and trust gave the St. Paul’s United Church in Montego Bay a $32 million multi-purpose building, unfolded at the recent dedication of the facility. ...
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Improved performance by CSEC students

Students’ performance improved in 14 of the 35 subjects taken, in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination....
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Fire destroys community centre

The community centre in the Rhyne Park Housing Scheme at Rose Hall in St. James, was destroyed by fire last Friday afternoon....
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Community greenhouse farm reaps success

Stemming from the recently launched Project Sprout by the Sandals Foundation, the non-profit organization in partnership with the Digicel Foundation, established its first greenhouse farm in Westmoreland and is reporting huge success, with the farm producing over 800 pounds of sweet peppers since it opened in March of this year....
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TOURISM BUILT HOPEWELL-PRINGLE

A pioneer of Jamaica’s upscale tourism development Ambassador Frank Pringle, has cited the town of Hopewell in Hanover as an example of how the industry can build a community....
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WHO KILLED MARIO DEANE?

Who killed Mario Deane and why? These questions continue to be asked in wake of the tragic death on Wednesday, of the 31-year-old Rosemount, St. James, resident in the Cornwall Regional Hospital, following the severe beating received, while in the custody of the state at the Barnett Street Police Station on Sunday, August 3-2014....
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Help for farmers in St. Elizabeth

With immediate effect, farmers in drought-stricken areas of South St. Elizabeth are to start benefitting from Government’s National Drought Management Plan, geared towards alleviating the impact of the drought....
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Great growth potential in ICT sector - Paulwell

Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell, remains optimistic about the potential for growth in the island’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector....
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JAMAICA NOT IN HIGH RISK CATEGORY FOR EBOLA

Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says Jamaica does not at this time, fall into the category of high risk countries for transmission of the Ebola Virus....
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One spliff leaves man near death

The family of a St. James man has been left bewildered, as to what could have rendered him unconscious and near death while under the care of the police, at the Freeport Lockup on Sunday morning, August 3....
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Skills centre to offer agriculture training

Education Minister Rev. Ronald Thwaites, is giving full support to plans by the South Trelawny Edu-Skills Centre to expand its training curriculum to include agriculture....
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