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Motorcyclist Killed in Manchester

Latest Jamaica News, Manchester: A motorcycle rider died from injuries he sustained in an accident which occurred along a section of the Smithfield main road in Manchester, on Tuesday, July 16. Dead is 25-year-old Oshane Greenwood, labourer of Woodland district, also in Manchester. Reports by the Cross Keys police are that about 9:45 a.m. on […]

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Bethel Town Celebrates the Demise of Dushane Allen

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Drama as Cop Chase Taxi Driver Amidst a Woman’s Plea

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Montego Bay Expected to Generate US$12 Million from Sumfest

Jamaica News: Business leaders and tourism stakeholders in Montego Bay are expecting a major financial boost from the staging of the annual Reggae Sumfest. The event is being held over seven days, from July 14 to 20, and will be highlighted by a stage show on July 19 and 20 at Catherine Hall. Montego Bay’s […]

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Logistics Being Arranged for Deposit Refund Scheme

Jamaica News: Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says that the necessary logistical arrangements are being put in place for the effective implementation of the Deposit Refund Scheme (DRS) in 2020. The private sector-led scheme will see consumers being paid a cash rebate for plastic bottles […]

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Drought Alleviation Programme Being Prepared as Extreme Heat Expected to Continue – Vaz

Jamaica News: The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC) is now in the process of preparing a programme to alleviate drought conditions across the island as temperatures are expected to rise in the coming months. The programme is to be presented to Cabinet shortly. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the […]

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PHOTOS: Minister McKenzie Courtesy Call

Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie (right), listens to Action Programme Alignment and Capacity Building Officer, Science, Technology and Implementation (STI), at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Dr. Richard A. Byron-Cox, during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s Hagley Park Road address in Kingston, on July 16.   Source: […]

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House Approves Extension of SOE in South St. Andrew

Jamaica News: The House of Representatives on Tuesday (July 16), approved a 90-day extension of the State of Public Emergency (SOE) for the South St. Andrew division. In his address, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, informed that between January 1 and July 15, 2019, the country recorded 726 murders and 726 shootings across […]

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6,000 Premises Inspected In Westmoreland for Mosquito Breeding Sites

Jamaica News: Vector Control Officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Ryan Morris, says more than 6,000 premises were inspected for Aedes aegypti mosquito breeding sites in the first week of July. Mr. Morris told JIS News that this was carried out by the new cohort of Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme workers. He […]

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7-year-old De’Janique Porter Missing, from St Andrew

Latest Jamaica News, St Andrew: De’Janique Porter Missing – De’Janique Porter, 7 y/o of Jack Allen district, Woodford in St. Andrew, has been missing since July 13. She is of dark complexion, slim build, about 3ft tall. Last seen wearing a blue blouse, aqua shorts & a pair of slippers. If you have any information, […]

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Body of St Catherine Man Found in Stream

Latest Jamaica News, St Catherine: The Guys Hill police in St Catherine say they are now carrying out investigations into the death of a man, whose body was discovered in a stream in his community on Tuesday, July 16. The deceased has been identified as Linford Murdock, labourer of Springfield district, also in St Catherine. […]

Representatives from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP); (l-r) Christopher Corbin, Eunice Semeleer, Tito Cover and Georgina Singh join community members Christopher Thomas and Julie Cole in making upcycled jewelry during an upcycling session at the Whitehouse Community Center.

Treasures in the Trash – Sandals Foundation Upcycling Workshop Turning the Tide on What We Call Garbage

Westmoreland, Jamaica (July 17th): Sandals Foundation Upcycling Workshop – As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and it’s a thought come true for approximately 25 members of the Whitehouse and Bluefields communities who participated in an Upcycling Workshop at the Whitehouse Community Centre last week Friday. Upcycling is the process of […]

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