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Man Perish in Fire in St. James

Man Perish in Fire in St. James

A 57-year-old, man lost his life in a fire which completely destroyed his board dwelling house in Anchovy, St James, on Monday night, January 13th. The deceased has been identified as Balferd Boyde,  laborer of Wiltshire. Reports are that shortly after 9:30 p.m., on Monday, residents living at a section of Anchovy known as Wiltshire, […]

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Plans for Two More Running Tracks in Kingston and Central Jamaica

Jamaica News: There are plans for the installation of additional running tracks in Kingston and central Jamaica. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, made the disclosure during her visit to observe repair work at the Stadium East running track in Kingston, yesterday (January 7). The upgrading work is scheduled to be […]

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Health Ministry Making Progress in Containing Dengue

Jamaica News: Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is giving the assurance that the team at the Ministry is making progress and will continue to take the appropriate actions necessary to contain the dengue virus. He made the remarks during a statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 8) at Gordon […]

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Howard Pre-Release Hostel Reopened

Jamaica News: The Ministry of National Security has reopened the Howard Pre-release Hostel, which will house qualified, low-risk inmates for up to 18 months, while they make their transition back into society. Located at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston, the dormitory- like facility has the capacity to accommodate 40 men. Speaking at […]

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Jamaica Takes Action to Safeguard Energy Security

Jamaica News: In an effort to safeguard Jamaica’s energy security, the Government will take legislative action to retake ownership of the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam, which is held by the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company, PDV Caribe. At a press conference at the Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Ministry in New […]

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‘Plan Secure Jamaica’ Well Advanced – P.M. Holness

Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is well advanced in executing Plan Secure Jamaica, which will target a reduction in murders below the regional average of 16 per 100,000 (under 500) within the next decade. “This will take time, and the development of unity of purpose within the Parliament, […]

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Second Supplementary Estimates Tabled in House

Jamaica News: The Government on Tuesday (January 8) tabled the Second Supplementary Estimates, which show that the Administration is proposing to spend an additional $11.4 billion for this fiscal year. The document was tabled by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, in the House of Representatives. The Estimates reveal […]

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Five Farmers Receive Grant Support from Diaspora Group

Jamaica News: Five small farmers have benefited from micro grants from the Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Taskforce (JDAT) Investor Circle, which will go towards improving and expanding their operations. They are Mazie Bent from St. Elizabeth, Nicolette Smith-Francis from Clarendon, Clive Pullen from Clarendon, Lorna Fong from Manchester, and Patricia Parchment from Westmoreland. The recipients, who […]

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Importance of Networks to Tourism Highlighted

Jamaica News: Director of the Tourism Linkages Network, Carolyn McDonald-Riley, has emphasised the importance of the five networks in further diversifying the country’s tourism offerings and creating business opportunities among various sectors. The five networks – Gastronomy, Sports and Entertainment, Health and Wellness, Shopping, and the Knowledge economy – which were officially launched in December […]

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St. Elizabeth Health Dept. Steps Up Fight Against Mosquitoes

Jamaica News: Vector Control Coordinator at the St. Elizabeth Health Department, Michael Myles, says the Vector Control Unit has ramped up activities to destroy mosquito breeding sites and to educate residents in the parish about the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Speaking to JIS News, Mr. Myles said the Depatment has intensified its health education campaign in […]

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Teachers Encouraged to Work with Ministry to Tackle Indiscipline in Schools

Jamaica News: Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has called on teachers to work with the Ministry to tackle the issue of indiscipline in schools. Senator Reid, along with top officials from Region Four, visited the Little London, Grange Hill and Petersfield High schools in Westmoreland, on January 7, where […]

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NWA Initiates Review of Events That Caused Flooding of Roads

Jamaica News: The National Works Agency (NWA) has initiated an internal review into the events of October 23, 2018 and November 12, 2018, which led to the flooding of parts of Marcus Garvey Drive and Mandela Highway. This was disclosed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, during the sitting of the House of […]