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Upgrade for South Coast attractions

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has called for greater public-private sector partnership in tourism product development. While touring sites with potential for development as tourist attractions on Jamaica’s South Coast last Thursday, the minister cited Lover’s Leap as an example that holds great potential for such partnership, that will allow the already famous South Coast attraction to realize its fullest potential.
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Restoration afoot in Falmouth

Falmouth is interestingly poised as a new and upcoming tourist destination, with its major attraction being its historical landmarks....
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Snake scare in Quarry

Scores of curious onlookers (residents) from the community of Quarry, leading off the Salt Spring main road in Montego Bay, yesterday afternoon converged on a section of that community eagerly trying to get a glimpse of the over eight-feet-long snake discovered in a yard wrapped around a banana tree which eventually broke and the reptile took refuge in an ackee tree. ...
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Flooding in Falmouth

Some streets in Falmouth were almost impassable on Tuesday as the weather system affecting the island continues to dump inches of rain on some sections of the island....
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CHTA Travel Marketplace 2014 reaps success at MoBay Convention Centre

Sitting on approximately 35 acres in the resort area of Rose Hall, Montego Bay, is the winner of the Caribbean’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre World Travel Awards for the past three (3) years, The Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC). It is the second-time host of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Market place, held on January 12-14, 2014....
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MINISTER THWAITES ANNOUNCES SCHOOL-BASED CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMME

Professor emeritus Frederick Hickling will head a committee established by Education Minister Rev. Ronald Thwaites to coordinate the implementation of a crime prevention programme in 56 schools commencing next month....
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Hope for Ulster Spring women in yam

A US$1 million project is set to alter the lives of residents of Ulster Spring district in Trelawny, particularly women and boost the production of agro products utilizing yam. ...
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Government pays US$1.6m to Carib Cement for clinker

The Government has handed over a cheque valued at US$1.69 million to Carib Cement Company Limited as part payment for the provision of clinker to...
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Old milk plant to house regional Abattoir

The long-abandoned Cornwall Dairy Development Limited plant at Montpelier in St. James, could become home of a modern abattoir serving western Jamaica. Montego Bay, the commercial...
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No ‘death squad’ in the force - High Command

The Police High Command notes with great concern, two articles published in The Gleaner of Sunday, January 19, alleging the existence of “death squads” in...
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BOMB THREAT FORCES LOCK DOWN OF MONTEGO BAY

The police in Montego Bay are now describing Wednesday morning bomb scare in the downtown Area of Montego Bay as the largest of its kind in recent time, which resulting in the authorities being forced to lock down four major streets in the city. ...
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ST. JAMES PC LOBBIES FOR SPECIAL LEVY - Moves resolution for charge on vehicles transporting concrete mix and asphalt

The St. James Parish Council is lobbying the support of the local municipal authorities and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) for the imposition of a special levy on companies whose vehicles transport concrete mix and asphalt....
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‘Sabotage’ at garbage dump

Allegations of workers sabotaging the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s operations in western Jamaica, surfaced at the recent regular monthly meeting of the St. James Parish Council....
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First lotto scam conviction

The Lottery Scam Taskforce secured its first conviction in the Circuit Court on Monday after a man, who was arrested on December 28, 2013 for Breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act 2013, pleaded guilty. ...
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$80m upgrade for East Westmoreland water supply

The Government has signed two contracts totaling $80m and broken ground for the upgrading of the potable water distribution system in Eastern Westmoreland. One contract, valuing...
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RAMI is a ‘robber’ - Council slaps JPS’s ‘ram goat system’

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is said to be robbing customers even as it moves to thwart the theft of electricity, particularly in a number of inner-city St. James communities....
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SUICIDE IN ORANGE

Fifty-two year-old truck driver Michael Brown is suspected to have committed suicide at his home Wednesday morning in Kirkpatrick, Orange district in St. James. ...
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TANK WELD ASSISTS ST. VINCENT

A Tank Weld vessel with a supply of building material valued at US$1.6 million on concessionary terms will leave the company’s Port Rio Bueno this...
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CDA opens new home for girls

The Child Development Agency (CDA) officially opened the My Father’s House Residential Child Care facility in Reading, St. James, last Friday, January 3....
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Improving efficiency of public sector

The Government has reiterated its commitment to improving the efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness of the public sector....
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