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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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Western Jamaica to pay tribute to Sir Howard

Thousands of Jamaicans in the western end of the island, are expected to pay tribute to late former Governor-General, the Most Hon. Sir Howard Cooke, at several activities being planned to honour the distinguished son of St. James....
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POLICE WOMAN DIES ON DUTY

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was plunged into mourning, at the untimely death of one of their members, Woman Detective Camille Spencer....
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DNA connects CNN anchor to Cambridge

A DNA test for her job as CNN anchor has led Michaela Pereira of Canada to Cambridge in St. James, Jamaica to unearth her genealogical roots....
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Sav Hospital - 50 years of quality service

The Savanna-la-Mar General Hospital in Westmoreland is this year, celebrating its Golden Jubilee under the theme: ‘50 Years and Beyond – Offering Quality Health-care for All’. ...
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Residents welcome Waste Transfer Station

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be spending $35 million to establish a Waste Transfer Station near Georges Plain, in Westmoreland....
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$250m to light up Elegant Corridor

Amidst concern for the number of accidents on that stretch of the North Coast Highway branded as the Elegant Corridor in Montego Bay, a contract was signed on Friday for the area to be lighted at cost some $250 million....
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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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