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Citizens, Police come together

Residents of Caribbean Avenue in Cornwall Court, St. James came out in their numbers and joined forces with members of the Area One Police, headed by Senior Superintendent Egbert Parkins on Easter Monday (April 21), to carry out an extensive de-bushing exercise.
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SLB gets $2 billion - Policy changes

A sum of $2 billion has been earmarked in the Budget to bolster the Students Loan Bureau’s (SLB) ability to lend to tertiary students.Minister of...
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170 stalls for Black River Market

Construction of 170 vending stalls at the Black River Market in St. Elizabeth is to begin shortly, following the signing of a $16.76 million contract to undertake the works....
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Massive fire leaves two homeless

Two persons were left homeless following a massive fire last Saturday morning (April 12). ...
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Transport operators bemoan low support in the park

Transport operators who use the bus park in Falmouth, are saying that they are yet to see the steady influx of commuters into the transport centre, that they expected after the drive to get them there began some 10 weeks ago....
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Lifeline for health facilities in the west

More help should be coming from the Government to improve primary health care in western Jamaica. This was the news from Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for primary health care infrastructure, Luther Buchanan....
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Transport Authority intensifies clampdown on illegal transport operators

The Transport Authority is intensifying road operations to address illegally operated public transportation services Island-wide, following the March 31, 2014 expiration of the majority of public passenger vehicles road licences. ...
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Community tourism consultations get underway in St. Elizabeth

The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, hosted the first in a series of national consultations on the Community-Based Tourism Policy green paper yesterday (April 15), at Lovers’ Leap in St. Elizabeth. The aim of the consultations, which will be held in parishes across the island, is to elicit valuable feedback from community stakeholders and tourism partners. ...
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Marilyn McIntosh-Nash dies at 48

One of St. James’ unsung heroines, community activist and ardent social worker/ activist, Mrs. Marilyn McIntosh-Nash died in the Cornwall Regional Hospital on Monday morning after a prolonged illness. The beloved Flanker resident, who is best known for her work with Flanker Peace and Justice Centre, which she headed for many years as Executive Director, was described as a “tower of strength” by former Mayor of Montego Bay Charles Sinclair, who is also Councillor for the Flanker Division. ...
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Energy World International granted Licence for 381 mega watt project

The Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell, has announced that Energy World International (EWI) was granted a Licence on April 14, 2014 to supply electric power to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), under the terms of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between the JPS and EWI....
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Fire victim needs your help

Weeks after the home of 51 year-old Leleith Brown was destroyed by fire in Salt Spring, St. James, she is yet to recover from the traumatic ordeal which took place on February 28. ...
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Performance and behaviour improved in six high schools - Green Pond High and Godfrey Stewart High included

A five-year, $100 million investment in six non-traditional high schools by the Mutual Building Societies Foundation (MBSF), is now reaping rich rewards in the institutions....
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Schools infrastructure works programme gets $615M

The Government is to spend $615 million this fiscal year to undertake various infra-structural works at several educational institutions across the island. The funds have been...
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$27M for initiatives to improve children’s learning environment

As the Government continues its work to improve the learning environment for the nation’s children, $27 million will be expended this fiscal year towards this objective....
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Lucea Mayor survives no confidence motion

A no confidence motion brought against People’s National Party (PNP) Mayor of Lucea and Councillor for the Green Island Division, Shernett Haughton, during the regular monthly meeting of the Hanover Parish Council yesterday, has failed. ...
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National Child Diversion Programme gets $18 million

The Government has budgeted $18 million for initiatives under the National Child Diversion Programme, which deals with children involved in conflicts with the law, outside...
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$60 MILLION BUDGETED TO BUILD MORE CLASSROOMS

Additional classrooms are to be constructed at four primary schools across the island this fiscal year, at a cost of $60 million.  The money has been...
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Security guards in Westmoreland crash dead

Two security officers employed to a Westmoreland based security company, were killed in a motor vehicle accident which occurred along a section of the Retreat main road in Westmoreland last Friday morning....
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Minister McNeill to attend leading travel trade show in China

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is set to travel to Beijing China, to attend the China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM) event, which will be held from April 9-11, 2014. The Minister departed the island on April 4....
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New telecoms licences expected to enhance ICT services

Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen says the renewal of telecoms and spectrum licences to the country’s two major telecommunications providers, is...
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