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Two Judges Sworn Into Higher Office

Jamaica News: Two judges were sworn into higher office on Wednesday (October 9) by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House in St. Andrew. Justice Nicole Simmons was sworn in to act as a Court of Appeal Judge, while Justice Tricia Hutchinson was sworn in to act […]

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Tourism Resilience Summit In Progress

Jamaica News: Local and overseas tourism and environment stakeholders are now in Jamaica for the second Tourism Resilience Summit of the Americas, now under way at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew. The two-day event, which opened on Wednesday (October 9), is being jointly hosted by the UWI and […]

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NHT Board Members Announced

Jamaica News: Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, has announced the appointment of the Board of Directors for the National Housing Trust (NHT). The 12-member Board will be chaired by Lennox Channer. The other members include Senator Kavan Gayle, Doran Dixon, Senator Kerensia Morrison, Granville Valentine, Sergeant Patrae […]

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Lady who said she Caught her Husband Speaks

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National Task Force Appointed To Deal With Threat To Banana And Plantain Industry

Jamaica News: A National Task Force has been appointed as part of the Government’s monitoring and prevention programme to safeguard against the threat of the Tropical Race 4 (TR4) Disease, which could impact the banana and plantain industry. The Task Force is to be chaired by a member of the Banana Board and include representatives […]

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USF Allocates Another $50 Million For Special Needs Community

Jamaica News: The Universal Service Fund (USF) has earmarked another $50 million for the implementation of projects to benefit the special needs community during this financial year. The entity’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Daniel Dawes, made the disclosure at the commissioning of a Community Access Point (CAP) at the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf […]

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Motorcyclist Killed in Westmoreland Crash

Latest Jamaica News, Westmoreland (McKoy’s News): Motorcyclist Killed in Westmoreland Crash – On man died from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident which occurred along a section of Top Road in Little London, Westmoreland, on Wednesday morning, October 9. The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Okino Smith, also of a Little London address. […]

27 Year-Old man dies after being hit from his motorcycle in Little London

27 Year-Old man dies after being hit from his motorcycle in Little London

A young man has died in a motorcycle crash along the Little London main road on Wednesday morning. He was allegedly struck from his motorcycle by a motor vehicle. The deceased man has been identified as 27-year-old Okeeno Smith, a labourer of Little London, Westmoreland. According to police reports, at approximately 8.20 a.m, Smith was […]

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Ministry And Stakeholders Take Action To Safeguard Banana Industry

Jamaica News: The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and other relevant stakeholders are on high alert and have taken swift action to implement preventive initiatives to safeguard the Jamaican banana and plantain industry against the Tropical Race 4 Disease (TR4). This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, in a statement to […]

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$100 Million From LAMP Fund To Support Land Titling

Jamaica News: Cabinet has approved the use of $100 million from the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) Fund as grant funding to support land titling for approximately 2,000 beneficiaries under the voluntary system of land registration. This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, during Wednesday’s (October […]

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Construction Of Yallahs Fire Station To Start Soon

Jamaica News: Construction of the Yallahs Fire Station in St. Thomas is expected to begin shortly. This follows Cabinet’s approval of a $109.49-million contract to Alcar Construction and Haulage Company Limited for the undertaking. Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, made the disclosure during Wednesday’s (October 9) post-Cabinet press briefing […]

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Municipal Corporations To Get New Water Trucks

Jamaica News: Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says that municipal corporations will be equipped with new water trucks during financial year 2020/2021. “We are going to be providing right across the country, in the new financial year coming, at least one water truck for every municipal corporation in Jamaica to […]

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