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Water Minister warns against misuse of resources

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill, is cautioning Jamaicans against misuse of the island’s water resources, and to begin adopting alternative harvesting and storing strategies.
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ODPEM LAUNCHES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS MONTH

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) on May 1, officially launched its Hurricane Preparedness Month under the theme ‘Disasters are a reality, make preparedness your responsibility’. This is being done as part of efforts to heighten the country’s readiness for the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on June 1 and ends on November 30....
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Askenish murder - Third delivery man to be murdered in five days

The usually friendly community of Askenish in the western parish of Hanover, was on Wednesday, (April 30) the scene of a murder. Dead is Melvin Johnson,...
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More Jamaicans to get land titles this year

Government will be acting to ensure that more Jamaicans get their property titles this fiscal year, through the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP)....
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262 persons benefit from languages skills programme

The first cohort of students from a Russian and Spanish Languages Skills Training Programme introduced in November, by the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment through...
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2-Y-O DIES IN FIRE

Two teenagers have been questioned and released by the police, three days after fire claimed the life of a toddler in Salt Spring, Green Island...
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Private sector urged to support community renewal programme

Minister of Finance and Planning Dr. Peter Phillips, has called on the private sector to contribute to the economic development and social empowerment of marginalised communities, particularly through the Community Renewal Programme (CRP). Being implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), the CRP is a multifaceted programme, financed by the Government of Jamaica and international development partners....
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YOUTH INFORMATION CENTRE TO BE BUILT IN HANOVER

The Ministry of Youth and Culture, on Wednesday, April 23, signed a contract valued at approximately $40 million for the construction of a Youth Information Centre (YIC) in Hanover....
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University College of the Caribbean presents Leadercast Leadership Seminar

The University College of the Caribbean, UCC, will offer to people in Kingston (at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel) and in Montego Bay and its environs at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, the chance to attend a satellite broadcast of the star-studded ‘Leadercast Leadership Seminar’ live from Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, May 9 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ...
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Cambridge High reaping success of transformational leadership

The re-branding of Cambridge High School in St. James is already resulting in notable improvements in the school’s culture, and the performance of its students. Principal of four years, Mavis Hamilton who launched the re-branding initiative, tells JIS News that the school community is pleased with the improvements that are being made. ...
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Citizens, Police come together

Residents of Caribbean Avenue in Cornwall Court, St. James came out in their numbers and joined forces with members of the Area One Police, headed by Senior Superintendent Egbert Parkins on Easter Monday (April 21), to carry out an extensive de-bushing exercise....
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SLB gets $2 billion - Policy changes

A sum of $2 billion has been earmarked in the Budget to bolster the Students Loan Bureau’s (SLB) ability to lend to tertiary students.Minister of...
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170 stalls for Black River Market

Construction of 170 vending stalls at the Black River Market in St. Elizabeth is to begin shortly, following the signing of a $16.76 million contract to undertake the works....
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Massive fire leaves two homeless

Two persons were left homeless following a massive fire last Saturday morning (April 12). ...
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Transport operators bemoan low support in the park

Transport operators who use the bus park in Falmouth, are saying that they are yet to see the steady influx of commuters into the transport centre, that they expected after the drive to get them there began some 10 weeks ago....
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Lifeline for health facilities in the west

More help should be coming from the Government to improve primary health care in western Jamaica. This was the news from Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for primary health care infrastructure, Luther Buchanan....
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Transport Authority intensifies clampdown on illegal transport operators

The Transport Authority is intensifying road operations to address illegally operated public transportation services Island-wide, following the March 31, 2014 expiration of the majority of public passenger vehicles road licences. ...
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Community tourism consultations get underway in St. Elizabeth

The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, hosted the first in a series of national consultations on the Community-Based Tourism Policy green paper yesterday (April 15), at Lovers’ Leap in St. Elizabeth. The aim of the consultations, which will be held in parishes across the island, is to elicit valuable feedback from community stakeholders and tourism partners. ...
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Marilyn McIntosh-Nash dies at 48

One of St. James’ unsung heroines, community activist and ardent social worker/ activist, Mrs. Marilyn McIntosh-Nash died in the Cornwall Regional Hospital on Monday morning after a prolonged illness. The beloved Flanker resident, who is best known for her work with Flanker Peace and Justice Centre, which she headed for many years as Executive Director, was described as a “tower of strength” by former Mayor of Montego Bay Charles Sinclair, who is also Councillor for the Flanker Division. ...
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Energy World International granted Licence for 381 mega watt project

The Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell, has announced that Energy World International (EWI) was granted a Licence on April 14, 2014 to supply electric power to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), under the terms of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between the JPS and EWI....
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