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Defective Bridge Detected on Howard Cooke Highway in Montego Bay

Jamaica News, Montego Bay: Defective Bridge Detected on Howard Cooke Highway – The National Works Agency has announced the sighting of a defective bridge along a section of the Howard Cooke Highway in Montego Bay, St James. Our news team has learnt that following a recent assessment of the bridge, it has been discovered that […]

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Jamaicans Encouraged to Engage in Climate Smart Activities

Jamaica News: Jamaicans are being encouraged to engage in climate smart activities for World Meteorological Day, to be observed on March 23. “We encourage persons to conserve on energy. If you don’t have to do any unnecessary driving on World Meteorological Day, don’t do so. You can also plant a tree or two, so that […]

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Construction Loan Limit for NHT Serviced Lots Increased

Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says that the loan limit for construction on National Housing Trust (NHT) serviced lots has been increased. The new limit will now be calculated as the difference in price of the NHT’s two-bedroom unit in the scheme where the lot is located and the price of […]

Kingston Man Perish in Fatal Crash

Another Tourist Perish in Fatal Crash

Jamaica News, Manchester: 67-year-old Vermon Francis, of Middle Town Street in South Carolina, United States of America, died from injuries he received in a motor vehicle accident which occurred along a section of the Content main road in Manchester, on Wednesday, March 20. Reports by the Kendal police are that about 7:00 p.m., Francis and […]

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Finance Minister Announces Changes to Stimulus Package

Jamaica News: Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon Nigel Clarke, has announced changes to the recently announced $14-billion stimulus package. Closing the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 20, Dr. Clarke said the ad valorem Stamp Duty payable on any instrument pursuant to the Stamp Duty Act […]

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PHOTOS: JICA Senior Volunteer visits with the Minister of Labour and Social Security

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson (centre), introduces Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Colette Roberts-Risden, to Senior Volunteer, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tobita Kenji, when he visited the Ministry on North Street in Kingston, on Wednesday (March 20). The visit came after a press tour of the Work Permit Department, which […]

Minister Grange Encourages Young Artistes to Build on the Legacy Reggae Pioneers

Great Performance by Special Olympians- Grange

Jamaica News: The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has described as “a great display” the performance by Jamaica’s team to the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi. The Sport Minister’s comment follows Jamaica’s 15 gold in its 33 medal haul at the Special Olympics which exceeds all previous performances by a […]

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14 Newly Certified Tour Guides for Montego Bay

Jamaica News: The resort city of Montego Bay now has 14 newly trained and certified tour guides. The 13 males and one female, who previously operated as unofficial tour guides in the tourism capital, recently completed a 12-day course covering elements of customer service as well as Montego Bay’s cultural, historical and contemporary heritage. The […]

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NHT Partnering with Local Government Ministry to Refurbish Infirmaries

Jamaica News: The National Housing Trust (NHT) is partnering with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development to refurbish infirmaries across the island at a cost of $135 million. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who has portfolio responsibility for the NHT, said the allocation will go towards improving conditions for less-fortunate persons, […]

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Gov’t Committed to Making Funds Available for MSMEs – Green

Jamaica News: Minister of State for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to making more funds available for the growth and development of the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector. “We do know the challenges that our small businesses face in accessing the formal banking sector, and […]

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PHOTOS: Minister Grange Presents Cheques to Netballers

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange (second right), presents cheque for £19,835 to 1st Vice President of Netball Jamaica, Patricia Robinson (left), to assist with funding the Sunshine Girls for the 2019 World Cup in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Sharing the moment (from second left) are President, International Netball Federation, Molly Rhone; […]

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Preparations for PEP Completed – Terrelonge

Jamaica News: State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, says all preparations by the Ministry for the administration of the upcoming Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations have been completed. Students will sit the Performance Tasks in their classroom under the supervision of a teacher. The Language Arts Performance Task will be held […]