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Successful Agro-tourism Farmers’ Market staged in MoBay

Another successful Agro-Tourism Farmers’ Market was staged at the Catherine Hall Stadium, in Montego Bay St. James, on March 26.
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PM hands over 66 First Step homes in Trelawny

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller last Thursday, handed out 66 keys to the first set of completed houses under the First Step Homes programme, in Hampden Heights, Trelawny....
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Corruption plagues societal institutions

Political parties and the judicial system are deemed as the top most corrupt institutions within societies across the world. Speaking at the University College of the...
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BLOW BY BLOW - Alleged eyewitness’ account of Hopewell Square incident

Even as two entities launch separate investigations into Monday morning’s incident in Hopewell Square in Hanover, during which a taxi operator and a policeman were...
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West’land PC gets emergency vehicles

The Westmoreland Parish Council is to receive two ambulances and two fire trucks, valued at $8 million (US$81,010), from the Government of Japan....
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Yam juice factory nearing reality

The Ministry of Health is collaborating with farmers in upper Trelawny, on the proposed establishment of a yam juice processing factory on Government lands, adjacent to the Albert Town Health Centre in Stettin....
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Ansel Beason is Tryall’s new executive chef

The Tryall Club has named Ansel Beason the new Executive Chef of its multiple award-winning villa resort. As Executive Chef, Beason will manage the Food operations of the Club’s signature restaurants, the Great House and Beach Café, and the property’s catering and dining offerings. ...
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Brighter future for Middle Quarters shrimp vendors

If you’ve been to St Elizabeth you’ve seen them. Chances are you have purchased and enjoyed the famous Middle Quarters peppered shrimp like so many other locals and visitors. Today, the vendors have a new look and a new attitude, thanks to the approximately 3.5 million JMD Signage and Capacity Building Project received by the Middle Quarters Shrimp Vendors Association. This project was funded by the World Bank and the Government of Jamaica, under the Rural Agricultural Development Initiative (REDI) project, which is implemented by the Jamaica Social and Investment Fund (JSIF)....
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No clues in tour operator’s murder

The St. James police are still sifting for clues, which could lead them to those responsible for last Friday night’s murder of tour operator, 45-year-old Raymore Wilson. Wilson, who was attached to JCAL, was shot dead moments after he arrived at his Bridgetown Avenue Cornwall Court home, which is about seven minutes from downtown Montego Bay in St. James. ...
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Computers to boost productivity at Parish Councils

Information communication technology (ICT) including computers, software and network equipment, is boosting productivity levels at four Parish Councils....
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MEDICAL BOOST FOR MOBAY

Montego Bay’s long call for a second hospital facility to meet the growing health-care need, has been answered by the Hospiten Group (HG) which is poised to build a new multi-million dollar highly specialized general hospital....
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VYBZ KARTEL FOUND GUILTY

Popular dancehall artiste and renowned head of the Gaza Empire, Adijah Palmer aka Vybz Kartel, was yesterday found guilty of the August 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. ...
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Las Vegas style casino hotel for Rose Hall

The city of Montego Bay is poised to be the venue of a major Las Vegas-style casino hotel, to be constructed by Celebration Jamaica which...
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Student collapses and dies

A post mortem carried out on the body of 9 year-old Tamar Allen, a student of Springfield All Age in St. James, allegedly concludes that...
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MP rolls out training programme

Over 160 persons in Northern Trelawny are expected to benefit from a training programme, developed by the Member of Parliament and to be enacted through the HEART Trust branch in Falmouth....
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National Works Agency opens new $25m Hanover parish office

The National Works Agency’s (NWA) operations in Hanover should be significantly boosted by the opening of its new office, constructed in the parish’s capital Lucea, at a cost of approximately $25 million...
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DOWNTOWN DOWNTURN - MP seeks improvements for second city

A number of communities in the St. James Central constituency that have been suffering from urban decay and socio-economic decline, are down to receive special attention from the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing....
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Agriculture Ministry expending $109m in St. Elizabeth

Some $109m is being spent on the improvement of schools, health facilities, rural roads and water supply systems in St. Elizabeth, through the Sugar Transformation Programme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries....
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University students tour North South Highway

Eighteen students completing a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies at the Montego Bay Community College (University College of Western Jamaica), recently attended a presentation and tour of the North South Highway Project facilitated by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). ...
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Cabinet approves merger of JCF and ISCF

This as Minister of National Security Peter Bunting says Cabinet has approved a merger of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Island Special Constabulary...
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