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THEY MUST PAY - Ministry gets strict on motorists damaging road furniture

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Audrey Sewell, says the Ministry has mandated the National Works Agency (NWA), to step up efforts to claim from the insurance of drivers who destroy road furniture.
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Mario Deane’s case……. - DPP rules that deaf mute be charged

Damion Cargill, the deaf-mute who has been fingered in the beating death of 31 year-old St. James construction worker Mario Deane, is to be charged. This...
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Rapist slapped with 40-year sentence

Patrick Green, the man, who, on Monday, (March 9), pleaded guilty to the vicious 2012 rape of five females, including an eight-year-old girl at Irwin...
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Proposed revitalization of MoBay’s ‘Hip Strip’

The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment on Tuesday (March 10), outlined proposals to redevelop Montego Bay’s popular ‘Hip Strip’ and return it to the vibrant hot spot that it was in its ‘glory days’....
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Security concerns at Falmouth Hospital

Staff members at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny are concerned about their safety....
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FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR PRIMARY, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The pilot phase of the initiative involving the Ministry of Education and private sector entity Money Basics for Kids, to deliver financial literacy to primary and high school students kicked off on March 4, with a teacher training symposium at the Medallion Hall Hotel in St. Andrew....
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JTB chairman calls for more investment in MoBay

The business community in Montego Bay has been challenged to invest in the resort city to rescue it from decline....
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Free-to-air tv station coming to MoBay

If all goes according to plan, Montego Bay will to have its first free-to-air television station this year. Mello FM, one of Jamaica’s top five radio stations, is set to launch its television arm – MELLO TV in July. ...
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LIME links network improvement to BPO job creation

Jamaica’s fast-growing employer, the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, has received assurance from telecommunications firm, LIME that a recent network upgrade will enable expanded capacity which can increase demand for jobs among the third-party service providers....
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Whitehouse residents benefit from free health services

Scores of residents in the rural community of Whitehouse, Westmoreland, received a variety of free health and wellness services, courtesy of Sandals Whitehouse and key health partners recently....
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Ground broken for construction of Wind farm in St. Elizabeth

Ground was broken for the construction of a US$89 million 36.3 megawatt wind farm at Munro, St. Elizabeth, on February 25, by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell....
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Gov’t looking to west for banana production

Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier says that a planned move to renew banana production in western Jamaica, will help to boost exports to new markets, especially those in the United Kingdom. ...
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Ambassadorial Corps launch scholarship fund

Having served two years as the faces of the University of the West Indies -Mona, Western Jamaica Campus, the 12 members of the Ambassadorial Corps have launched an inaugural scholarship fund. The fund, opened with $1.6 million will aid students struggling to remain enrolled at the western Jamaica institution....
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Second elderly woman dies in fire

A second fire related tragedy has befallen the St James community....
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Another fatal crash

The carnage on the nation’s roads continued on Monday afternoon (February 23), with yet another fatal crash in the parish of Hanover....
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Manning’s agriculture programme gets boost

The newly renovated greenhouse at the Manning’s School will impact over 1,800 students through new technologies in agriculture. ...
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Businessman gunned down

A businessman was shot and killed in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland on Wednesday night....
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Restorative justice to be made law

Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding has pledged to push for the entrenchment of restorative justice in the formal justice system. He made the promise while addressing a ceremony to officially open the Montego Bay Restorative Justice Centre at Overton Plaza in the city. ...
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641.5B BUDGET TABLED FOR 2015-2016 fiscal year

The government yesterday revealed that it plans to spend $641.5 billion in the new 2015-2016 financial year. This was a little more than $102.2 billion more than the 2014-2015 budget. ...
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$20m upgrading of Grange Hill Health Centre

The Grange Hill Health Centre in Westmoreland is to be renovated at a cost of $20 million....
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