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Hopewell High gets new name

The publicly controversial Hopewell High School in Hanover, is expected to be rebranded as the Hopewell Centre of Excellence in Technical and Vocational Studies for the 2014-2015 academic year.
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JAMROCK SUMMER

Tourism Minister Dr. Wykeham McNeill, last Wednesday, July 16, officially launched the ‘Jamrock Summer – 90 Days 90 Ways’ programme, which is aimed at promoting Jamaica as a year-round entertainment destination....
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SKI SUSPENSION LIFTED

Effective today Friday, July 18, 2014, the operation of private Personal Water Crafts (PWCs) will be re-opened across the island for licensed PWC users. This, after an island-wide ban was imposed in February to allow for the regularization of the commercial operations; and for steps to be taken by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) to register all PWCs or jet-skis in the island. ...
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MORE BOOSTS FOR THE SQUARE - Plans afoot to transform it into architectural jewel

The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has invested over $100 million in the creation of Montego Bay’s first cultural centre....
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Two St. Bess schools to be rehabilitated

Such problems as chunks of ceiling falling during class and animals wandering unto the school premises, should soon become problems of the past at Austin Primary school in Myersville in St. Elizabeth. Better conditions are also coming to Bethlehem All Age School in the community of Malvern in the parish. ...
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COMMISSION GETS READY FOR CASINO GAMING

Minister with responsibility for the Public Service in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Horace Dalley, says the Casino Gaming Commission is ramping up its operations to prepare for the introduction of casino gambling in Jamaica....
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Gov’t looking to regulate Internet Gaming

Government is mindful of the potential of iGaming or Internet Gaming, and is reviewing the possibilities for regulating this platform in Jamaica, says Minister with Responsibility for the Public Service in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Hon. Horace Dalley....
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Paul Pennicook back as Tourism Director

Paul Pennicook officially takes up duties today as Director of Tourism, following the announcement of his appointed by the Jamaica Tourist Board. This is Mr. Pennicook’s second tenure in the position....
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CIVIC CENTRE TRANSFORMED INTO CULTURAL CENTRE - TEF’s latest gift to Montego Bay

A process of transformation is underway in the resort city of Montego Bay, driven by funding from the Tourism Enhancement Fund. The former civic centre in Sam Sharpe Square exemplifies this process, as it becomes the Montego Bay Cultural Centre housing the National Art Gallery West, a museum, a space for the performing arts and a bistro. The centre will be officially opened to the public on Friday, July 11....
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Police Commissioner steps down

Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has stepped down from his post, effective yesterday....
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Eyesore gone, Falmouth Post Office reopens

Residents of Falmouth and its environs were greeted with a refreshing sight, when the doors to the post office were reopened on Monday June, 30th 2014....
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USAID funded project boosts farmers productivity

Faced with the high cost of buying water to nourish acres of farmlands for years, members of the Flamstead Farmers Group in Hanover are embarking on a rainwater harvesting project....
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Jamaica reaping positive results from exchange rate adjustment

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, says the current exchange rate has made the country more competitive internationally. She noted, that foreign direct investments have increased by 15 percent and more manufacturers are looking to move their businesses to Jamaica....
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Hope fading for Easton - Marching band member needs help

A prominent member of the Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club Easton ‘Tata’ Townsend, is now on the brink of a mental breakdown due to a Mixed Connective Tissue disease, that warrants an immediate hip replacement which is to be done by Dr. Don Gilbert at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH)....
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More homes for former sugar workers

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller handed over 45 Certificates of Ownership to former occupants of sugar cane estate barracks, in Barham, Shrewsbury and Masemure in Westmoreland last Thursday....
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STRIKE CRIPPLE CRH

“Some aah dem too greedy, look how much money dem a wuk aready and one time dem tek out some dem a quarrel. Dem fi come look afa people mek dem get fi go a dem yaad, a from maning me ova yah a waste time aahn me nuh nyam, mi caan bada wid dis a b**** clat”, blurted an angry Albert Hudson as he waited in vain to be treated at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, hit by industrial action taken by doctors, nurses and other medical personnel....
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Tourism, construction push SSL first-year growth

Positive growth in the tourism and construction sectors in western Jamaica over the past year, has seen Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) recording much higher than expected intake of funds in the first year of its Montego Bay branch opening....
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CURRICULUM CHANGES FOR NATION’S LONE AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL

The curriculum at Sydney Pagon Agricultural High School in St. Elizabeth, is being revised to incorporate the delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programmes....
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SECOND CAMPUS FOR ANCHOVY HIGH

The Government will be spending $120 million to transform the facility at Montpelier in St. James where Haitian refugees were housed, into a second campus for Anchovy High School....
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GUN, AMMO SEIZURE

The Montego Bay police made a major gun and ammunition seizure in the Catherine Hall community last Friday, June 20....
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