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ROAD IMPROVEMENT FOR HANOVER

Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, says a contract is to be signed early May for road improvement works in sections of Hanover.
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Hope Burns Bright at Parenting Workshop

Employees at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa were recent beneficiaries of a one-day series of parenting seminars organised by the resort in partnership with the Child Development Agency (CDA), one of the leading organisations in Jamaica’s child protection system. The sessions, which were held under the theme “Hope Burns Bright”, were aimed at empowering the staff who act as both parents and caregivers to their own children, other family members and guests who participate in the hotel’s diverse activities for youngsters. ...
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Ashli-Ann has a golden heart

While many members of the population run away from street persons, 18-year-old Montegonian Ashli-Ann Broughton has been reaching out to them in her own way, through ‘Street People Liberation’ group. ...
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Teenager needs help replacing heart valve

When a child is brought into this world through blood, sweat and tears, there is little that a mother will not do for him or her, especially when that very child’s life is at stake. A mother, Sandra Howell-Housen, currently finds herself in this dreaded situation....
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Help for fire victims

Victims of last Thursday’s fire which destroyed several homes at Upper King Street in Montego Bay, St. James, were aided with supplies on Wednesday April 22....
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Rastafari exhibition on at MoBay Cultural Centre

The National Museum West opened its first Exhibition in the West on the History and Culture of Rastafari on April 18, at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre. This exhibition forms part of the artistic and cultural fare that is currently exhibited at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre....
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LOVE IN ACTION - Jamaicans get 550 more free wheelchairs

Persons with disabilities, grossly impeded in terms of moving around freely and affected by amputations, stroke and health issues that make it difficult for them to move about, are to benefit from 550 wheelchairs donated by the Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM) operating out of the USA in partnership with the Errol Rattray Evangelistic Association (EREA)....
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Students urged to be positive role models

Students from Irwin High School in St. James, benefitted from motivational talks by the Ministry of National Security’s Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) and Unite for Change, recently....
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Fire leaves 38 homeless

Thirty eight persons were reportedly rendered homeless, following a fire in the early hours of Thursday morning on King Street in Montego Bay. ...
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PENSION SCHEME FOR TOURISM WORKERS

Cabinet has given approval for the establishment of a tourism workers’ pension scheme....
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Winning deals at CARIFORUM… - but room for improvement

The 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum opened in Montego Bay on Wednesday, with calls for Caribbean countries to seize new opportunities offered by globalisation and, improved access for the region to international markets....
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JAMAICA’S COURTS GOING ELECTRONIC

Jamaica will shortly be joining a host of developing countries that will be using information technology in the trial of cases in its courts....
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STREET PEOPLE LIBERATION -Teen volunteers treat homeless persons

Just under 200 homeless persons were treated, as part of what has been dubbed a Street People Liberation Project recently, at the St. James Parish Council City Spirit Care Centre, 2 Lawrence Lane in Montego Bay. ...
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COP KILLS COP - Inspector guns down rogue colleague

Tongues are still wagging in Hopewell, Hanover, in the aftermath of Saturday morning’s incident at a popular hot spot during which a police constable, who attempted to rob a business establishment, was shot and killed by an off-duty police inspector....
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BUTCHERS CAUGHT RED-HANDED - meats deemed unfit for consumption seized

An April 29 court date has been set for eleven of the sixteen butchers nabbed, during Saturday’s sweep of the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay, St. James to clamp down on the sale of illicit meat....
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NEW WATER SUPPLY LAUNCHED - Scores of households to benefit

Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, on March 26, officially launched the Bath Mountain to Bleauwerie Water Supply Project in Westmoreland....
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IDB LAUDS ST. BESS WOMEN FARMERS - Agro Park model working

Farmers at the New Forrest/Duff House Agro Park on the boarder of Manchester and St. Elizabeth, are progressing well according to Country Representative for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Theresa Tuner-Jones....
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JEEP GIVES GOOD HOPE ROAD

The growing community of Good Hope Botttom in Negril, Westmoreland, has lauded the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), for giving them an improved road at a cost of over $8 million....
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Ninth Agro-Park launched at Sweet River Abattoir

With an injection of $27M in grant funding, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries on Thursday, March 26, launched its 9th agro-park at the Sweet River multi-species Abattoir in Ferris Westmoreland....
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Persons urged to become teachers of Mathematics

Persons entering the teaching profession are being encouraged to opt to become Mathematics teachers, as the system can currently accommodate over 500 professionals....
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