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$60 MILLION BUDGETED TO BUILD MORE CLASSROOMS

Additional classrooms are to be constructed at four primary schools across the island this fiscal year, at a cost of $60 million.  The money has been
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Security guards in Westmoreland crash dead

Two security officers employed to a Westmoreland based security company, were killed in a motor vehicle accident which occurred along a section of the Retreat main road in Westmoreland last Friday morning....
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Minister McNeill to attend leading travel trade show in China

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is set to travel to Beijing China, to attend the China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM) event, which will be held from April 9-11, 2014. The Minister departed the island on April 4....
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New telecoms licences expected to enhance ICT services

Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen says the renewal of telecoms and spectrum licences to the country’s two major telecommunications providers, is...
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MOTORISTS BEWARE - Robbers plague hospital car park

The Mt. Salem Police in Montego Bay are sending a strong warning to members of the public who use the car parks at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, to be very careful of armed robbers and motor vehicle thieves....
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Club Stars bag another win

Club Stars continued their surge up the standings of the Dennis Barton/Weston King Division One Football League following a second victory in three days....
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Kartel gets life

Controversial dancehall star Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and his three co-accused were yesterday, (Thursday, April 3) slapped with life sentences for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Kartel is to serve 35 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole. ...
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GOV’T RENEWS TELECOMS LICENCES - $12.6 Billion In Revenue Expected

The country will see some $12.6 billion (US$115M) in revenue as a result of Government’s renewal of the telecoms and spectrum licences of Digicel Jamaica,...
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Policy coming to regulate tobacco cultivation

Within the next three months, the Government is expected to launch a strategy aimed at discouraging the cultivation of tobacco in Jamaica, as it seeks to regulate the production and use of the drug....
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Jamaica on track to satisfy irish potato needs

Jamaica is on target to be self sufficient in the production of table Irish potato by 2015. This was disclosed by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger Clarke, in a speech read by Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority, Lenworth Fullerton, at the launch of National Farmers’ Month at the Jamaica Agricultural Society’s (JAS), downtown Kingston offices today (April 2)....
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Six-murder suspect nabbed - ‘Little Zulus’ caught in Kingston

One of Montego Bay’s most wanted men has been nabbed. Labeled amongst the most dangerous gunmen coming out of the city, Andre Reid, otherwise called ‘Little...
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Six-murder suspect nabbed - ‘Little Zulus’ caught in Kingston

One of Montego Bay’s most wanted men has been nabbed. Labeled amongst the most dangerous gunmen coming out of the city, Andre Reid, otherwise called ‘Little...
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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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