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Montego Bay airport workers thanked

As Jamaica welcomes the start of the 2014/2015 winter tourist season, Customs and Immigration workers as well as Red Cap Porters at the Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay, St. James, have been lauded for their continued commitment to the local tourism industry.
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Wray’s Q is the key promotion extended to Jan.

Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum’s Q Is The Key promotion, has been extended by 18 days until Sunday, January 18, with additional prizes added to the ground-breaking campaign. The new date for the final draw for the jackpot prizes of two WIHCON homes will be on Friday, January 23. ...
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Highway accidents

The police and the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) are calling on motorists to exercise greater caution on the road, following last week’s spate of fatal road accidents along the Rose Hall main road in St. James....
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Restoration can be hard work - Conolley

Dr. Ivor C. Conolley, Executive Director of the Falmouth Heritage Renewal says restoring the historical structures in the town can sometimes be a difficult task, especially when dealing with persons and interests....
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Cornwall tops tourism essay competition

The Tourism Product Development Company, TPDCo, has awarded six individuals from across the island with cash and prizes valued at over one million dollars, ($1,000,000.00),in their recently concluded Tourism Essay Competition. Also receiving prizes were teachers and schools involved in the competition....
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Education Minister visits Western basic schools

I saw fathers as well as mothers when we visited the schools today. It means that the people have caught a vision that it is education that will afford them a better way of life,” shared Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites during his visit to some of Western Jamaica’s schools last Friday. Among others, Leonara Morris Basic School, Maranatha Learning and Care Centre, Ray of Hope Basic School, Latium Basic School, Lottery Primary and Infant Schools, Edwards Basic School and Mount Olive Basic School were visited....
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Hanover farmers commended for resilience

Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Luther Buchanan, has commended farmers in Hanover for working hard to produce for the nation, despite numerous challenges facing them, including drought. He said, that through their resilience and tenacity, they are contributing to food security, while reducing the country’s food import bill....
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Healthy start by first off-shore medical school

The All American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS), in Black River, St. Elizabeth, staged its inaugural graduation exercise on December 4, in which 19 Pre-Medical and 34 Pre-Clinical students graduated....
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Questions surround teacher’s death - Remembered as an exceptional educator

An autopsy, which could have shed some light into the cause of death of a most beloved Mathematics and Physics teacher, Girard Silvera, of Harrison Memorial High School in Montego Bay, has come back inconclusive....
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FAKE GUN BUST

Up to press time the police hierarchy in Falmouth, Trelawny, was still trying to ascertain how and who imported the large cache of toy guns seized at a business establishment in the town last week....
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Sandals inspires small business owners

On Thursday November 27th, 35 aspiring and existing small business owners from the Cambridge Development Area, benefited from a one day intense entrepreneurship workshop hosted by Sandals Resorts in the Montego Bay region. ...
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Tourism in schools

“No matter what career you choose, be sure to approach it with sincerity and passion. Constantly ask yourself ‘what can I do to move the company, industry and country’s economy forward, what will be my legacy.” These were some of the key points made by Public Relations Manager Rochelle Forbes, to a group of 22 students from Anchovy High School, who recently participated in a Tourism in Schools programme at Sandals Royal Caribbean....
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Boy burnt to death in car fire

“Rushi screaming , him screaming, you affi carry me to him, him a call me” were the repeated words of the distraught, bewildered and still in a state of denial mother of five year-old Jonathan Ward, who died under tragic circumstances in the community of Norwood on Saturday, afternoon, (November 29)....
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Tourism investment provides major economic boost

The local economy continues to receive a major boost from billions of dollars which are currently flowing into the island, through investment in the tourism sector. Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. Wykeham McNeill has indicated that “current investment in the industry stands at some $35 billion. This is in keeping with a growing demand for rooms, to satisfy the increasing interest in the country as a preferred tourist destination.” ...
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Improved water supply for West

About 6,000 residents in sections of Westmoreland are now receiving improved water supply, following the re-commissioning of the Barneyside water tank, under the Government’s Water Improvement Project....
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Disabilities Act to address social injustice – PM

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, says the passage of the Disabilities Act 2014, is milestone legislation and a necessary step in the right direction, in addressing the social injustice faced by persons living with disabilities....
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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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