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Grange mourns Troy Caine

Jamaica News: Kingston 11 January 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has expressed sadness at the passing of the Political Historian and Analyst, Troy Caine. Mr Caine was a member of the Board of Management of the National Library of Jamaica, an agency of the Ministry of […]

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Mining an Important Player in the Economy

Jamaica News: Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, says that mining continues to play an important role in the country’s economic growth and development. He noted that gross domestic product (GDP) for the July to September 2018 quarter grew by 1.8 per cent, bolstered by significant improvement in mining and quarrying. Real value added […]

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Jamaicans Urged to Get Into the Habit of Using Plastic Alternatives

Jamaica News: Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Peter Knight, is encouraging citizens to get in the habit of using alternatives to plastic, which he noted, is harmful to the environment. He said that there are practical solutions to the material available on the market. “Reusable (cloth) bags are available […]

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More Companies Urged to Offer Internships for Young People

Jamaica News: Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is calling on more private sector companies to offer internships and apprenticeships for young people. “We need more employers on board. We have to continue to dialogue with our private sector to say ‘this is a critical plan to […]

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Mining Minister Highlights Significance of ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

Jamaica News: Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)-European Union (EU) Development Minerals Programme has assisted stakeholders in the mining sector to embrace international standards. The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a three-year, €13.1 million capacity building project, which is an initiative of the […]

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Traffic to be Shifted to Westbound Carriageway, Mandela Highway Saturday Morning

Jamaica News: The National Works Agency (NWA) is set to switch traffic travelling along the Mandela Highway towards Spanish Town to the newly constructed westbound carriageway. The change will be effected tomorrow morning (Saturday, January 12) at 6:00 a.m. Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw explains that the shifting of the […]

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Grange Names Drax Hall Development Committee

Jamaica News: The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says that a committee has been established to oversee the execution of the development of the Drax Hall Sports Complex in St Ann. Minister Grange was speaking yesterday (January 10) following a meeting with the Member of Parliament for North East […]

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Jamaica Welcomed 4.31 Million Visitors in 2018

Jamaica News Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is reporting that Jamaica welcomed a record 4.31 million visitors in 2018. “This represents the second year in a row that Jamaica has had more than 4.3 million visitors in a single year,” he said at a press briefing held at his New Kingston offices on Tuesday […]

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We Must Develop a Culture of Work – PM Holness

Jamaica News: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the policy of the Government is not just to create employment but to create a culture of work. Commenting on the increase in Global Services Sector through Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in the country and the record number of employment, Prime Minister Holness stated that the Government must […]

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Steps Being Taken To Fund Education of Students Up to Age 18 – Reid

Jamaica News: The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is taking steps to fully fund the education of students up to 18 years old. Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says, once finalised, this will be implemented over a three-year period. “So I am now trying to get us to this bold statement of […]

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Funds Allocated to Complete Classroom Block at Little London High

Jamaica News: Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has allocated $13 million to assist with the completion of a classroom block at the Little London High School, in Westmoreland. During a visit to the institution on Tuesday, January 8, Senator Reid said the new block will help to alleviate a […]

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Educational Institutions Urged to Employ Blue Ocean Strategy

Jamaica News: President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Professor Fritz Pinnock, is encouraging heads of educational institutions to employ the Blue Ocean Strategy as a transformational tool. “We can use the blue ocean shift as a real tool. What we need is not principals who were first-class teachers; we need chief executive officers (CEOs) […]