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FAKE GUN BUST

Up to press time the police hierarchy in Falmouth, Trelawny, was still trying to ascertain how and who imported the large cache of toy guns seized at a business establishment in the town last week.
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Sandals inspires small business owners

On Thursday November 27th, 35 aspiring and existing small business owners from the Cambridge Development Area, benefited from a one day intense entrepreneurship workshop hosted by Sandals Resorts in the Montego Bay region. ...
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Tourism in schools

“No matter what career you choose, be sure to approach it with sincerity and passion. Constantly ask yourself ‘what can I do to move the company, industry and country’s economy forward, what will be my legacy.” These were some of the key points made by Public Relations Manager Rochelle Forbes, to a group of 22 students from Anchovy High School, who recently participated in a Tourism in Schools programme at Sandals Royal Caribbean....
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Boy burnt to death in car fire

“Rushi screaming , him screaming, you affi carry me to him, him a call me” were the repeated words of the distraught, bewildered and still in a state of denial mother of five year-old Jonathan Ward, who died under tragic circumstances in the community of Norwood on Saturday, afternoon, (November 29)....
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Tourism investment provides major economic boost

The local economy continues to receive a major boost from billions of dollars which are currently flowing into the island, through investment in the tourism sector. Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. Wykeham McNeill has indicated that “current investment in the industry stands at some $35 billion. This is in keeping with a growing demand for rooms, to satisfy the increasing interest in the country as a preferred tourist destination.” ...
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Improved water supply for West

About 6,000 residents in sections of Westmoreland are now receiving improved water supply, following the re-commissioning of the Barneyside water tank, under the Government’s Water Improvement Project....
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Disabilities Act to address social injustice – PM

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, says the passage of the Disabilities Act 2014, is milestone legislation and a necessary step in the right direction, in addressing the social injustice faced by persons living with disabilities....
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More Chinese visitors expected

The recent elimination of the need for Chinese tourists to obtain a visitor’s visa to vacation in Jamaica, is expected to play a major role in attracting nationals from that country says Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Dr. Wykeham McNeill....
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Literacy programme boosts scores in western schools

As the Great Shape! SuperKids Literacy programme hits its third year in Westmoreland and Hanover, several schools are reporting an increase of as much as 30% in their Grade 4 Literacy Test ratings, thanks in part to the intervention....
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Intruders poison teacher

A police officer has reportedly been fingered, as one of three suspects involved in the death of 30-year-old teacher Kerry Ann Powell who was found dead in a room of her home in the Horizon Park Housing Estate in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, on Wednesday. ...
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Ebola experts arrive today

Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says two Cuban experts are to arrive in the island today, Friday, November 21, to assist with training Jamaican...
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Thousands benefiting from improved water supplies

Thousands of persons in the parishes of St. James, Westmoreland, Trelawny, St. Elizabeth, St. Ann, Manchester and Clarendon are benefiting from improved water supplies....
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CHANGES TO NEGRIL BREAKWATER PROJECT

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has made two material changes to the proposed project, for the construction of two breakwater structures to protect...
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Female escapees on the run

Up to press time, the police in St. Elizabeth were on the hunt for two female prisoners who escaped custody, while being transported from hospital...
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Craft vendors in the cold

Some 12 shops and their contents were affected when the inferno swept through a section of the craft market, destroying the shops while others were partially burnt....
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Ebola preparations advanced at CRH

Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says that work is advanced on the permanent Ebola quarantine facility, currently being built at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St. James....
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Hampton High principal Cop Lasco Awards

Hampton High Principal, Heather-Dawn Murray, and Aneita Bailey of Marymount High, are the proud LASCO/Ministry of Education (MoE) 2014 Principal and Teacher of the Year, respectively....
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CRACKDOWN! - Tougher guidelines coming for JPs

Becoming a justice of the peace in the parish of St. James in the future is going to be “much harder than before”, according to Custos of St. James, Ewen Corrodus. Persons desirous of serving at this level of the justice system must be able to read and write and will also have to get the unanimous approval of a three-member panel....
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EBOLA READY! - Cornwall Regional Hospital prepared for suspected cases

The Cornwall Regional Hospital is now in a state of readiness for any suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus in western Jamaica. ...
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More lotto scammers arrested

Fourteen persons suspected of being involved the illicit lottery scam, were yesterday arrested by the Lottery Scam Task Force in various communities across St James. The...
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