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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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Mesh wire for Bluefields fishermen

Fisher folk from the Bluefields Bay Fishermen’s Friendly Society in Westmoreland, were on Thursday October 16, presented with 50 rolls of mesh wire for the making for fish traps....
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Tablet computers handed out at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College

Tablet computers were presented to 300 members of the faculty and student teachers at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Granville, St. James, on October 15, under the Tablets in Schools project....
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Kidney transplants will go on at CRH - Ferguson

The kidney transplant programme, which started at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in 2013, is to be continued with full backing by the Ministry of Health....
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UWI to deliver degrees on behalf of teachers’ colleges

Eight Government-funded teachers’ colleges on, October 7, signed a Heads of Agreement with the University of the West Indies (UWI) authorizing that institution to award Bachelor of Education degrees (B.Ed) on their behalf....
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New basic school opens in Cambridge

Senior Primary Education Officer at the Ministry of Education’s Region Four, Hyacinth Stern, has welcomed the addition of 30 new classroom spaces for early childhood education in Cambridge, St. James....
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Derrick Kellier appointed Agriculture minister - Also retains Labour and Social Security portfolio

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has announced that on her recommendation, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has appointed Derrick Kellier as Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security with immediate effect. The appointment gives Minister Kellier permanent portfolio responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries in addition to his responsibility for Labour and Social Security....
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Negril ramps up improvement works

Work on several improvement projects in Negril is to be ramped up to improve conditions in the resort area as the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment pursues its programme of transforming resort towns for the benefit of both residents and visitors....
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Hazardous Waste Management Convention needed

Senior Director in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Gillian Guthrie, has cited the need for a comprehensive Hazardous Waste Management Convention, to direct how countries in the Caribbean handle the importation and exportation of dangerous substances....
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Upgraded Williamsfield Health Centre opens

The extensively refurbished and expanded Williamsfield Health Centre in Westmoreland, was re-opened on October 3 by Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson....
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CRH expands kidney transplants

Buoyed by the success of last year’s breakthrough operations, the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay will follow up next week with more kidney transplants....
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Shortage of personnel, parts hampers fire brigade

In a move designed to boost the capability of the fire service to respond to emergencies, a regional maintenance department was set up in St....
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Minister proposes plan to redesign health care system

Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson has informed, that upon the recommendation of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), a proposal for the redesign of the...
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Cops charged with death of Deane out on bail

The three police officers charged in connection with the death of Mario Deane whilst in custody were granted bail in the sum of $400,000 each in the St. James RM Court on Friday, September 26....
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Students Loan Bureau receives funding

With the Government having sourced additional funds to finance tertiary education for 2014/15, students are being advised to immediately visit the offices of the Students...
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NARROW ESCAPE - Four guns seized in police operation

A man narrowly escaped death, after the police allegedly foiled an attempt by armed men to execute and bury him, in a grave they were digging in Llandilo, Westmoreland on Sunday....
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JAPEX 2014 will boost business for local tourism interests

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is expressing optimism that Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) 2014 will result in “tremendous business” for local players in the industry....
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