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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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Drug Court offers second chance to offenders

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, has hailed the drug court programme, noting that it offers drug offenders “a second chance,” while reducing stress on the prison system....
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30% reduction in fuel cost by 2018

Jamaica can expect a reduction of at least 30 percent in fuel cost by 2018, resulting in savings on energy of US$350 million. This is to...
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Falmouth ready for Carnival

With news circulating that Carnival Cruise Lines are planning to pull one of their vessels from Ocho Rios and relocate it to Falmouth, Mayor of the town Garth Wilkinson, is saying that they will be ready when the time comes....
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JDIP roads falling apart

The Parish of St. James is fuming, that so soon after hundreds of millions of dollars had been spent rehabilitating some important roads under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP), the thoroughfares are falling apart....
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First students receive tablets under e-learning project

Students of Salt Savannah Primary and Infant School, became the first to receive tablet computers under the Tablets in Schools (TIS) Pilot Project, during a distribution exercise at the school on Thursday, September 11....
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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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WATER HARVESTING RAMPS UP

To help alleviate the challenges faced by farmers annually in the farming areas of St. Elizabeth because of a lack of water, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is ramping up its water harvesting programme in sections of the parish....
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‘KEEP THE CHILDREN HEALTHY’ –Urges ‘Barry G’

There is a call for public health inspectors to do checks on the practices of a number of fast food entities throughout the island....
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Age limit increases for farm workers

The maximum recruitment age limit for persons for the Overseas Farm Workers Programme has been adjusted from 40 to 45 years....
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SAV HOSPITAL URGED TO EMPOWER RESIDENTS - Health facility celebrating golden jubilee

The Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital, which is celebrating its golden jubilee, is being encouraged to empower members of the communities it serves, to better take charge of their health through healthy lifestyles and preventative care....
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$1.4 billion spent on sugar barracks relocation programme

The Government has spent approximately $1.4 billion to construct 84 concrete houses in sugar dependent areas, under the Sugar Barracks Relocation Programme....
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JAMPRO relocates regional office

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says the relocation of Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s (JAMPRO) regional office from the town centre to the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, will strengthen the image of the organization....
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