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Artificial Intelligence and the Economy |19-yr-old applies facial recognition AI in improving fraud detection

Artificial Intelligence and the economy feature machine-learning computer models in Jamaica. These models are computer algorithms, or smart apps that seek to give computers the ability to learn, like children, to do a variety of tasks. Here, we...
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Artificial Intelligence and the Economy |19-yr-old applies facial recognition AI in improving fraud detection

Artificial Intelligence and the economy feature machine-learning computer models in Jamaica. These models are computer algorithms, or smart apps that seek to give computers the ability to learn, like children, to do a variety of tasks. Here, we...

In-School Productivity Campaign | NGO productivity - A must for sustainability

The Jamaica Productivity Centre's recently held Productivity Forum was a gentle reminder that productivity in the NGO sector is a must.As expected, the conversation was mostly focused on the manufacturing and distribution of products and services...
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In-School Productivity Campaign | NGO productivity - A must for sustainability

The Jamaica Productivity Centre's recently held Productivity Forum was a gentle reminder that productivity in the NGO sector is a must.As expected, the conversation was mostly focused on the manufacturing and distribution of products and services...

Performance-linked wage system can boost productivity - What is PLWS? - Objectives of PLWS - Benefits of PLWS - The Case of the Bauxite/Alumina Industry in Jamaica

Productivity is one of the key factors constraining Jamaica's economic growth and living standard. Therefore, improvement in productivity is a strategic means to enhance competitiveness and economic growth.Generally speaking, it is desirable for...
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Performance-linked wage system can boost productivity - What is PLWS? - Objectives of PLWS - Benefits of PLWS - The Case of the Bauxite/Alumina Industry in Jamaica

Productivity is one of the key factors constraining Jamaica's economic growth and living standard. Therefore, improvement in productivity is a strategic means to enhance competitiveness and economic growth.Generally speaking, it is desirable for...

Ja-born judge lands another big US promotion ... Credits upbringing for success - Jamaican experience taught judge to treat people fairly

United States judge, Renatha Francis, who was born and raised in Jamaica, has been named to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, emerging above five other persons who were considered for the position.The St Hugh's High School alumnus, is...
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Ja-born judge lands another big US promotion ... Credits upbringing for success - Jamaican experience taught judge to treat people fairly

United States judge, Renatha Francis, who was born and raised in Jamaica, has been named to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, emerging above five other persons who were considered for the position.The St Hugh's High School alumnus, is...

Mexican wall keeps Germans out!

MOSCOW (AP):Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception.The 2014 champions, ranked No. 1 in the world, were exposed defensively and surprisingly beaten by CONCACAF...
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Mexican wall keeps Germans out!

MOSCOW (AP):Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception.The 2014 champions, ranked No. 1 in the world, were exposed defensively and surprisingly beaten by CONCACAF...

Manchester, St Elizabeth rocked by earthquake

Sections of Manchester and St Elizabeth were rocked by a magnitude 3.2 earthquake shortly before noon today. There are no reports of injuries. The Earthquake Unit at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies report that the epicentre of...
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Manchester, St Elizabeth rocked by earthquake

Sections of Manchester and St Elizabeth were rocked by a magnitude 3.2 earthquake shortly before noon today. There are no reports of injuries. The Earthquake Unit at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies report that the epicentre of...

41 people killed in motor vehicle crashes last month

Forty-one persons were killed on the nation’s roadways last month. This is the highest number of road deaths in a single month over the last five years, according to figures compiled by the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of...
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41 people killed in motor vehicle crashes last month

Forty-one persons were killed on the nation’s roadways last month. This is the highest number of road deaths in a single month over the last five years, according to figures compiled by the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of...

Nearly 2,000 migrant children separated from their families at US-Mexico border

United States (US) officials have confirmed that in the last six weeks nearly 2,000 migrant children were separated from their families at the US-Mexico border. According to the US Department of Homeland Security, 1,995 children were separated from...
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Nearly 2,000 migrant children separated from their families at US-Mexico border

United States (US) officials have confirmed that in the last six weeks nearly 2,000 migrant children were separated from their families at the US-Mexico border. According to the US Department of Homeland Security, 1,995 children were separated from...

Accused killer remanded

A St Catherine man accused of killing a coconut vendor in the parish last month will have to remain in custody. Forty-year-old Charles Lewis appeared before the St Catherine Parish Court yesterday where Senior Parish Judge Tara Reid-Carr ordered...
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Accused killer remanded

A St Catherine man accused of killing a coconut vendor in the parish last month will have to remain in custody. Forty-year-old Charles Lewis appeared before the St Catherine Parish Court yesterday where Senior Parish Judge Tara Reid-Carr ordered...

I can now start my life, says man freed of murder after 13-year wait for retrial

The fourth man who dodged a murder conviction then waited 13 years for the retrial of a 17 year-old murder case has been freed.
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I can now start my life, says man freed of murder after 13-year wait for retrial

The fourth man who dodged a murder conviction then waited 13 years for the retrial of a 17 year-old murder case has been freed.

Unbelievable! Taliban fighters, Afghan troops embrace amid ceasefire

In scenes that would have seemed impossible several days ago, Taliban fighters in Afghanistan have been captures in photographs and social media videos embracing members of the Afghan security forces during a three-day ceasefire called to mark...
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Unbelievable! Taliban fighters, Afghan troops embrace amid ceasefire

In scenes that would have seemed impossible several days ago, Taliban fighters in Afghanistan have been captures in photographs and social media videos embracing members of the Afghan security forces during a three-day ceasefire called to mark...

Secure your livestock! JDF to conduct live firing at Twickenham Park Range

Starting on Monday, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says it will be conducting live firing exercises at its Twickenham Park Gallery Range, in St Catherine and is appealing to residents in the area to secure their livestock. The training exercises...
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Secure your livestock! JDF to conduct live firing at Twickenham Park Range

Starting on Monday, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says it will be conducting live firing exercises at its Twickenham Park Gallery Range, in St Catherine and is appealing to residents in the area to secure their livestock. The training exercises...

RGD to host registration fair in Linstead

The Registrar General's Department (RGD) will be hosting a registration fair on Wednesday, June 20, at the Linstead Methodist Church, St Catherine. This fair is another of the RGD's efforts to ensure that all Jamaicans are fully registered.The fair...
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RGD to host registration fair in Linstead

The Registrar General's Department (RGD) will be hosting a registration fair on Wednesday, June 20, at the Linstead Methodist Church, St Catherine. This fair is another of the RGD's efforts to ensure that all Jamaicans are fully registered.The fair...

Hundreds of young J'cans to be exposed to tertiary training - Programme embodies PCJ's corporate social responsibility policy

Hundreds of young Jamaicans are being exposed to tertiary training this summer through an internship programme at the University of Technology (UTech).The programme is being carried out through a partnership between UTech and the Petroleum...
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Hundreds of young J'cans to be exposed to tertiary training - Programme embodies PCJ's corporate social responsibility policy

Hundreds of young Jamaicans are being exposed to tertiary training this summer through an internship programme at the University of Technology (UTech).The programme is being carried out through a partnership between UTech and the Petroleum...

St Elizabeth farmers allegedly held with $48M worth of ganja charged

The police yesterday charged the three men who were arrested last Sunday in ​Parotee, St Elizabeth after they were allegedly held with approximately 1,200 pounds of compressed ganja which has an estimated street value of $48,000,000. Thirty-four-...
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St Elizabeth farmers allegedly held with $48M worth of ganja charged

The police yesterday charged the three men who were arrested last Sunday in ​Parotee, St Elizabeth after they were allegedly held with approximately 1,200 pounds of compressed ganja which has an estimated street value of $48,000,000. Thirty-four-...

Wheatley summons Petrojam Board over "grave and troubling matters"

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley today summoned the three Jamaican directors on the Petrojam Board to a meeting. The directors present were Chairman Dr. Perceval Bahado Singh, Richard Creary and Harold...
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Wheatley summons Petrojam Board over "grave and troubling matters"

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley today summoned the three Jamaican directors on the Petrojam Board to a meeting. The directors present were Chairman Dr. Perceval Bahado Singh, Richard Creary and Harold...

Boy falls from JUTC bus and ran over, driver being questioned

Police investigators are questioning the driver of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus involved in this morning's tragic incident where a minor reportedly fell from the vehicle and ran over. The driver has been in custody following the...
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Boy falls from JUTC bus and ran over, driver being questioned

Police investigators are questioning the driver of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus involved in this morning's tragic incident where a minor reportedly fell from the vehicle and ran over. The driver has been in custody following the...

Local gov't ministry to provide $1M to assist needy in St Catherine

The Ministry of Local Government will be providing $1 million to the Poor Relief Department of the St. Catherine Municipal Corporation to assist needy individuals in the parish. Portfolio Minister Desmond McKenzie said needy cases will be...
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Local gov't ministry to provide $1M to assist needy in St Catherine

The Ministry of Local Government will be providing $1 million to the Poor Relief Department of the St. Catherine Municipal Corporation to assist needy individuals in the parish. Portfolio Minister Desmond McKenzie said needy cases will be...

Mavado's teen son charged with murder

The 16-year-old son of top Jamaican entertainer Mavado is facing murder and other criminal charges arising from the shooting death of a man in Cassava Piece, St Andrew last week, the police have confirmed. The teen’s identity has not been...
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Mavado's teen son charged with murder

The 16-year-old son of top Jamaican entertainer Mavado is facing murder and other criminal charges arising from the shooting death of a man in Cassava Piece, St Andrew last week, the police have confirmed. The teen’s identity has not been...

Jamaican man imprisoned in Cayman Islands for beating boss with hammer

A Jamaican man has been sentenced to six years in prison in the Cayman Islands after he was convicted of wounding with intent for hitting his supervisor on the head with a hammer.  According to a report from the Cayman News Service, 33-...
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Jamaican man imprisoned in Cayman Islands for beating boss with hammer

A Jamaican man has been sentenced to six years in prison in the Cayman Islands after he was convicted of wounding with intent for hitting his supervisor on the head with a hammer.  According to a report from the Cayman News Service, 33-...

Jamaica elected to UN's Economic and Social Council

Jamaica was among countries elected on Wednesday, June 13 to serve on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) for the 2019-2021 term. Brazil and Paraguay were the other two countries elected in the Latin American and...
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Jamaica elected to UN's Economic and Social Council

Jamaica was among countries elected on Wednesday, June 13 to serve on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) for the 2019-2021 term. Brazil and Paraguay were the other two countries elected in the Latin American and...

$386,000 donated to Mico unattached male youths education programme

The Mico University College on Wednesday received a cheque in the amount of $386,000 towards its Pre-University Men’s Programme (PUMP), which provides financial support to unattached young men who are from economically challenged backgrounds...
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$386,000 donated to Mico unattached male youths education programme

The Mico University College on Wednesday received a cheque in the amount of $386,000 towards its Pre-University Men’s Programme (PUMP), which provides financial support to unattached young men who are from economically challenged backgrounds...

PwC Deals expert says JA should look to renewables for future competitve advantage

PwC partner and deals expert Wilfred Baghaloo says that Jamaica can build a future competitive advantage in electricity generation by maintaining its focus on building out a robust renewable energy infrastructure. Bagahloo says in addition to the...
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PwC Deals expert says JA should look to renewables for future competitve advantage

PwC partner and deals expert Wilfred Baghaloo says that Jamaica can build a future competitive advantage in electricity generation by maintaining its focus on building out a robust renewable energy infrastructure. Bagahloo says in addition to the...

Shaw wants to expand 'mother farms' initiative

WESTERN BUREAU:Audley Shaw, the minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, is expressing a desire to expand the 'mother farm' concept, which allows for large companies to enter into partnerships with small and medium farmers to...
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Shaw wants to expand 'mother farms' initiative

WESTERN BUREAU:Audley Shaw, the minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, is expressing a desire to expand the 'mother farm' concept, which allows for large companies to enter into partnerships with small and medium farmers to...

Fee not required for overseas job says labour ministry

Concerned that vulnerable job seekers are being defrauded by some employ-ment agencies, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has advised that the charging of a fee for job placement under the H-2B programme is prohibited.The ministry said it...
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Fee not required for overseas job says labour ministry

Concerned that vulnerable job seekers are being defrauded by some employ-ment agencies, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has advised that the charging of a fee for job placement under the H-2B programme is prohibited.The ministry said it...

NEPA says Hopewell beach is okay

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the concerns of users of the Orchard Beach in Hopewell, Hanover, who have been raising concerns about possible water contamination from waste flowing from nearby shacks, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says...
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NEPA says Hopewell beach is okay

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the concerns of users of the Orchard Beach in Hopewell, Hanover, who have been raising concerns about possible water contamination from waste flowing from nearby shacks, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says...

PIOJ seeking Sustainable Development Goals Champions

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are inviting members of the public to nominate persons who could be recognised as Jamaican Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champions by June 30.Nominees...
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PIOJ seeking Sustainable Development Goals Champions

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are inviting members of the public to nominate persons who could be recognised as Jamaican Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champions by June 30.Nominees...

Symposium examines role of obesity in dementia

In keeping with this year's Medical Association of Jamaica's 2018 National Symposium theme of obesity, the Partners Interventional Centre of Jamaica (PICJ) and Medical Associates Hospital (MAH) chairman's luncheon focused on the impact of negative...
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Symposium examines role of obesity in dementia

In keeping with this year's Medical Association of Jamaica's 2018 National Symposium theme of obesity, the Partners Interventional Centre of Jamaica (PICJ) and Medical Associates Hospital (MAH) chairman's luncheon focused on the impact of negative...

Businessman Ernal Richards freed of sexual assault charges

Sixty-six-year-old businessman Ernal Richards has been freed in the Home Circuit of two counts of sexual assault in relation to a 15-year-old relative. It was alleged that the offence was committed between May and October 2015. When the trial...
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Businessman Ernal Richards freed of sexual assault charges

Sixty-six-year-old businessman Ernal Richards has been freed in the Home Circuit of two counts of sexual assault in relation to a 15-year-old relative. It was alleged that the offence was committed between May and October 2015. When the trial...

St Thomas councillors concerned about 'hazardous' JPS poles

Councillors in the St. Thomas Municipal Corporation today raised concerns about the recent erection of two utility poles by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) at a section of Greenwall along the White Horses to Pamphret main road. They say the poles are plant
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St Thomas councillors concerned about 'hazardous' JPS poles

Councillors in the St. Thomas Municipal Corporation today raised concerns about the recent erection of two utility poles by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) at a section of Greenwall along the White Horses to Pamphret main road. They say the poles are planted too close to the road, posing a serious risk to road users.

No toll increase on East West highway

TransJamaican Highway Jamaica today announced that there will be no increase in the toll rates for users of the East-West leg of Highway 2000 this year. “After taking into account the exchange rate, the consumer price index (CPI) — both...
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No toll increase on East West highway

TransJamaican Highway Jamaica today announced that there will be no increase in the toll rates for users of the East-West leg of Highway 2000 this year. “After taking into account the exchange rate, the consumer price index (CPI) — both...

Attorney Patrick Bailey freed of fraud charge

Prominent attorney Patrick Bailey has been freed of fraud-related charges. Bailey was acquitted of conspiracy to defraud in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court a short time ago after Parish Judge Tara Carr ruled that there was no case for him...
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Attorney Patrick Bailey freed of fraud charge

Prominent attorney Patrick Bailey has been freed of fraud-related charges. Bailey was acquitted of conspiracy to defraud in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court a short time ago after Parish Judge Tara Carr ruled that there was no case for him...

Molynes Road/Washington Boulevard traffic lights to be suspended Friday

The National Works Agency (NWA) will be temporarily taking out of operation on Friday, the traffic signals at the Washington Boulevard/Molynes Road intersection in St Andrew as part of a road improvement project there. NWA manager of...
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Molynes Road/Washington Boulevard traffic lights to be suspended Friday

The National Works Agency (NWA) will be temporarily taking out of operation on Friday, the traffic signals at the Washington Boulevard/Molynes Road intersection in St Andrew as part of a road improvement project there. NWA manager of...

St Catherine YIC opens homework centre, music studio

Young persons residing in Spanish Town, St Catherine, and its environs now have access to a homework centre and a music recording studio, which have been established at the newly rebranded St Catherine Youth Innovation Centre (YIC).Formerly referred...
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St Catherine YIC opens homework centre, music studio

Young persons residing in Spanish Town, St Catherine, and its environs now have access to a homework centre and a music recording studio, which have been established at the newly rebranded St Catherine Youth Innovation Centre (YIC).Formerly referred...

Gov't commits - $75m towards plastic bottle deposit scheme

The Government is committing $75 million over three years, towards the implementation of a plastic bottle-deposit scheme.This was announced by minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, who said that...
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Gov't commits - $75m towards plastic bottle deposit scheme

The Government is committing $75 million over three years, towards the implementation of a plastic bottle-deposit scheme.This was announced by minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, who said that...

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