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Occupational Safety and Health Bill Passage Expected by Year End

Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Bill (2017) is expected to be passed in Parliament by December 2019. “The Bill is now before a Joint Select Committee… and we intend to pass it in this [2019/20] fiscal year,” he advised. Mr. Holness made the announcement […]

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More Early-Childhood Centres Under Brain Builders Programme

Jamaica News: Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, says that more early-childhood institutions and infant departments will be developed under the Brain Builders Programme. He was addressing the opening ceremony of the Early Childhood Commission’s (ECC) first annual Professional Development Institute, held at the Montego Bay Convention […]

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PHOTOS: Minister Chang and Canada’s Minister of Immigration

  Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (centre), in discussion with Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Hon. Ahmed Hussen (right), during a call at the National Security Ministry’s Oxford Road Offices, on May 22. At left is Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Her Excellency Laurie Peters.   Source: JIS News

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Labour Day 2019 Message from The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister of Jamaica

Jamaica News: Today is the culmination of a week-long celebration of the Jamaican Worker and a commemoration of the Labour Movement in Jamaica. Citizens across the Island, supported by the government, are volunteering their time, labour and resources to undertake meaningful projects to improve their communities and the nation as a whole. The theme for […]

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Labour Day 2019 Message from The Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, MP

Fellow Jamaicans, The annual celebration of Labour Day provides the opportunity for us as a nation to appreciate the fundamental contribution of workers to Jamaica’s development. This year as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the 1938 Labour Rebellion we recall with gratitude the role that the workers played in challenging colonial rule and ultimately […]

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Legal Aid Council Provides Help for 2,484 Cases

Jamaica News: Legal assistance was provided for 2,484 cases in the Parish Courts during the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year by the Legal Aid Council. This represents a 17.3 per cent increase in Legal Aid Services in the Parish Courts from the previous Fiscal Year. This was disclosed by Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, during his […]

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Wigton Windfarm Now on Jamaica Stock Exchange

Jamaica News: Wigton Windfarm Limited in Manchester is now listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) – the world’s best-performing stock market. The listing, which took place today (May 22), followed the success of the company’s initial public offering (IPO), which saw some 31,200 Jamaicans taking up the opportunity to own 11 billion shares in […]

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Prime Minister Calls on Jamaicans to Conserve Water

Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is appealing to Jamaicans to conserve water as the country experiences yet another dry period. Mr. Holness made the call while speaking in the House of Representatives on May 21, as he gave an update on the Rural Water Supply Projects to be undertaken for the […]

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Canadian Immigration Minister on Two-Day Visit

Jamaica News: Ties between Jamaica and Canada should be further strengthened with the expansion of various economic immigration programmes. This was noted by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship for Canada, Hon. Ahmed Hussen, who is in the island for a two-day official visit May 21 to 22. While here, he met with Prime […]

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UNICEF to Increase Spending for Road Safety Campaign

Jamaica News: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be increasing expenditure under the X Marks the Spot School Crosswalk Campaign being implemented by the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation. Country Representative, UNICEF Jamaica, Mariko Kagoshima, said that the entity has contributed some $30 million to the road-safety campaign, which was launched at Hazard Primary School […]

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Odain Morgan Killed in Motorcycle Accident

One man lost his life in a motorcycle accident which occurred along a section of Cave Road, in Westmoreland, on Thursday, May 23. The deceased has been identified as 29-year-old Odain Morgan of Hartford, Westmoreland. Reports by the police are that about 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, Morgan was riding his motorcycle along a section of […]

LABOUR DAY CRASH

LABOUR DAY CRASH

There was a lengthy pile-up of traffic along the Llandovery section of the North Coast Highway, in St Ann, Thursday afternoon, when a Mark X motorcar ran off the road and overturned into a ditch next to the eastbound lane. Reports are that about 4 p.m., the silver Mark X with the driver and two […]

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