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PM Breaks Ground for Apartment Complex in New Kingston

Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Thursday (March 21) broke ground for Guardian Life Limited’s 176-unit luxury apartment complex in New Kingston. The $4-billion housing development, dubbed ‘The Cambridge’, will be built on three acres of land located at 2 to 4 Musgrave Avenue, Kingston 5. Mr. Holness lauded the financial […]

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Miss Global International 2019: Promises to be Bigger and Better

Miss Global International 2019: In “Uniting the World through Beauty and Tourism“, the Miss Global International Pageant 2019 had their media launch hosted by Lachu Ramchandani OD JP and sponsors last Wednesday, March 13, at the Royalton White Sands in Trelawny to commence this year’s pageantry. Miss Global International has partnered this year with the […]

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Calabar High School Star Athlete Could Face Judgement for Allegedly Beating Teacher

Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: Calabar High School Star Athlete – A star athlete who attends Calabar High school in St Andrew, could find himself facing judgment in short order, for allegedly beating a male teacher on the compound in late December 2018. Our news team learnt that the complainant is now planning to go public […]

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American National Dies in Spanish Town Crash

Jamaica News, St Catherine: American National Dies – 57-year-old Paulette Baptise-Diallo, a transportation security officer of Legion Street, Brooklyn in the United States of America, died as a result of injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident which occurred along a section of Old Harbor Road in Spanish Town, St. Catherine on Tuesday, March […]

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Government Explores Successor to MIDP

Jamaica News: The Government is to pursue opportunities for competitive sources of financing, to undertake a proposed third infrastructure development programme to significantly improve aspects of Jamaica’s transportation network. This would be the potential successor to the soon to be concluded Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP). This was disclosed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. […]

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Tender Process for Southern Coastal Highway Project to Begin Shortly

Jamaica News: The tender process for the local component of construction works under the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP) is slated to begin shortly. Prime Minister, the Most Hon Andrew Holness, made the disclosure during his presentation in the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 19. SCHIP is part of […]

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Applications for New Jamaica House Fellows Open March 26

Jamaica News: Applications open on March 26 for the new cohort of participants in the Jamaica House Fellowship Programme. The initiative, launched by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness in 2016, is geared at exposing bright, young talent to public administration, in the hope that they will make public service their first career choice. […]

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222 Loans Valued at $135.41 Million Provided Under Housing Microfinance Programme

Jamaica News: The Government’s Housing Microfinance Loan Programme (HMLP) has facilitated 222 loans valued at $135.41 million since its establishment in August 2017. The HMLP involves partnership between the National Housing Trust (NHT) and credit unions, of which there are currently eight signatories. It aims to expand the NHT’s reach to low-income contributors by improving […]

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NHT Approves Projects Under GPP

Jamaica News: The National Housing Trust (NHT) has approved four projects, comprising 2,143 homes, under its Guaranteed Purchase Programme (GPP), since its launch in November 2018. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the projects include 2,050 one- and two-bedroom units in St. Catherine, another 41 in Westmoreland, and 52 two-bedroom houses in St. […]

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Residents of Chesterfield, St. Mary, to get Bridge Soon

Jamaica News: Residents of Chesterfield in St. Mary will soon have easier access to their homes during periods of heavy rainfall. In approximately two weeks, community members will be able to see the launch of the Chesterfield Bridge, as the National Works Agency (NWA) moves into the assembly phase of the project. The bridge will […]

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NHT Loan Limit Increases to $6.5 Million

Jamaica News: Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has announced that the National Housing Trust (NHT) loan limit will move from $5.5 million to $6.5 million, an increase of 18 per cent. “This increase is consistent with the estimated changes in construction cost per square foot since the last adjustment,” he said. Mr. Holness […]

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Lupus Foundation Welcomes Subsidy for Medication

Jamaica News: The Lupus Foundation of Jamaica has welcomed the Government’s decision to subsidise medication for persons living with the disease, at a cost of $340 million annually. During his contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 19, Prime Minster, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, disclosed that starting April […]