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Government, US agency partner to control mosquitoes

Up to 90 per cent of some homes have been found to be breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but the Government will be partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the coming months to deal with this...
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Government, US agency partner to control mosquitoes

Up to 90 per cent of some homes have been found to be breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but the Government will be partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the coming months to deal with this...

Technology and its impact on the church

******SATURDAY FAMILY AND RELIGION LEAD*****Cecelia Campbell-LivingstonGleaner Writer"No temptation has overtaken you that is unusual for human beings. But God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. Instead, along...
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Technology and its impact on the church

******SATURDAY FAMILY AND RELIGION LEAD*****Cecelia Campbell-LivingstonGleaner Writer"No temptation has overtaken you that is unusual for human beings. But God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. Instead, along...

Jamaicans urged to show greater levels of national responsibility

Director of the Fi Wi Jamaica Project, Professor Rosalea Hamilton, is appealing to citizens to show a greater sense of national responsibility, noting that this is key to addressing social ills.She argued that there is a direct correlation among...
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Jamaicans urged to show greater levels of national responsibility

Director of the Fi Wi Jamaica Project, Professor Rosalea Hamilton, is appealing to citizens to show a greater sense of national responsibility, noting that this is key to addressing social ills.She argued that there is a direct correlation among...

Celebrating Queen Esther!

It has been 46 years since we have been formed as Fr Richard Ho Lung and Friends. In fact, it began even 10 years before Missionaries of the Poor!Queen Esther is a work of love! I have written and adapted it for the stage as a musical drama. I had...
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Celebrating Queen Esther!

It has been 46 years since we have been formed as Fr Richard Ho Lung and Friends. In fact, it began even 10 years before Missionaries of the Poor!Queen Esther is a work of love! I have written and adapted it for the stage as a musical drama. I had...

Food For The Poor celebrates opening of its 100th school

The Mount Zion Infant School in St Ann became the 100th school built in Jamaica by Food for the Poor (FFP). It is also the sixth school to be funded by FFP partner, the Florida-based Levitetz Family Foundation.FFP Jamaica has now doubled its goal of...
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Food For The Poor celebrates opening of its 100th school

The Mount Zion Infant School in St Ann became the 100th school built in Jamaica by Food for the Poor (FFP). It is also the sixth school to be funded by FFP partner, the Florida-based Levitetz Family Foundation.FFP Jamaica has now doubled its goal of...

Phillips deeply saddened by passing of Colin Bullock

Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips says he is deeply saddened by the death of former head of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Colin Bullock. Bullock died yesterday after ailing...
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Phillips deeply saddened by passing of Colin Bullock

Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips says he is deeply saddened by the death of former head of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Colin Bullock. Bullock died yesterday after ailing...

Earth Today | Soils aren't dirt - Local scientist urges priority for healthy land use

WITH SOILS the second largest carbon store after oceans, one local scientist is insisting they must be given their due as Jamaica boosts efforts to minimise the threats of a changing climate."I think that any discussion surrounding climate change...
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Earth Today | Soils aren't dirt - Local scientist urges priority for healthy land use

WITH SOILS the second largest carbon store after oceans, one local scientist is insisting they must be given their due as Jamaica boosts efforts to minimise the threats of a changing climate."I think that any discussion surrounding climate change...

Soils aren't dirt - Local scientist urges priority for healthy land use

WITH SOILS the second largest carbon store after oceans, one local scientist is insisting they must be given their due as Jamaica boosts efforts to minimise the threats of a changing climate."I think that any discussion surrounding climate change...
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Soils aren't dirt - Local scientist urges priority for healthy land use

WITH SOILS the second largest carbon store after oceans, one local scientist is insisting they must be given their due as Jamaica boosts efforts to minimise the threats of a changing climate."I think that any discussion surrounding climate change...

35 tertiary students benefit from Canadian scholarships

Five beneficiaries of the Jamaican Scholarship Support Fund (JSSF) met recently with Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, and shared their appreciation for the assistance given them, which has allowed some to complete...
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35 tertiary students benefit from Canadian scholarships

Five beneficiaries of the Jamaican Scholarship Support Fund (JSSF) met recently with Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, and shared their appreciation for the assistance given them, which has allowed some to complete...

Over 1,900 children diverted from state care

The Child and Family Support Unit (CFSU) of the Child Development Agency (CDA) has implemented strategies to successfully divert 1,901 children from becoming wards of the State.Team leader at the CDA and overseer in the Child Support Unit Jean...
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Over 1,900 children diverted from state care

The Child and Family Support Unit (CFSU) of the Child Development Agency (CDA) has implemented strategies to successfully divert 1,901 children from becoming wards of the State.Team leader at the CDA and overseer in the Child Support Unit Jean...

30 vehicles purchased for ZOSOs

The Ministry of National Security has acquired some 30 vehicles to be used in the zones of special operations (ZOSOs).This was disclosed by portfolio minister Robert Montague during a press conference at Jamaica House on Tuesday, where Prime...
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30 vehicles purchased for ZOSOs

The Ministry of National Security has acquired some 30 vehicles to be used in the zones of special operations (ZOSOs).This was disclosed by portfolio minister Robert Montague during a press conference at Jamaica House on Tuesday, where Prime...

Briefing | Jamaica must manage capital flows

Capital flow refers to the movement of money in and out of a country for the purpose of investment, trade, commerce and production. Developing countries with the correct capital flow legislation/...
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Briefing | Jamaica must manage capital flows

Capital flow refers to the movement of money in and out of a country for the purpose of investment, trade, commerce and production. Developing countries with the correct capital flow legislation/...

Hello Mi Neighbour | All hope is not lost

Hello, mi neighbour! This is part two of a perspective on crime and violence, last shared in this column.While talking with someone on the phone who was travelling in traffic recently, she suddenly exclaimed, "Watch yah, watch yah, watch yah ... mek...
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Hello Mi Neighbour | All hope is not lost

Hello, mi neighbour! This is part two of a perspective on crime and violence, last shared in this column.While talking with someone on the phone who was travelling in traffic recently, she suddenly exclaimed, "Watch yah, watch yah, watch yah ... mek...

Gov't to assess capacity needs of five hospitals

The Government, through a private entity, will be assessing the capacity needs of five public hospitals across the island, to provide resources for the expansion of services.Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, said among the things that will...
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Gov't to assess capacity needs of five hospitals

The Government, through a private entity, will be assessing the capacity needs of five public hospitals across the island, to provide resources for the expansion of services.Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, said among the things that will...

Poor infrastructure blamed for rural-urban drift

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda is blaming the lack of infrastructural development for both rural-urban drift and the migration of trained young people, who feel they have no other option but to move away in search of...
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Poor infrastructure blamed for rural-urban drift

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda is blaming the lack of infrastructural development for both rural-urban drift and the migration of trained young people, who feel they have no other option but to move away in search of...

Ja must manage capital flows

WHY IS AN UNDERSTANDING OF CAPITAL FLOWS NECESSARY?Capital flow refers to the movement of money in and out of a country for the purpose of investment, trade, commerce and production. Developing countries with the correct capital flow legislation/...
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Ja must manage capital flows

WHY IS AN UNDERSTANDING OF CAPITAL FLOWS NECESSARY?Capital flow refers to the movement of money in and out of a country for the purpose of investment, trade, commerce and production. Developing countries with the correct capital flow legislation/...

All hope is not lost

Hello, mi neighbour! This is part two of a perspective on crime and violence, last shared in this column.While talking with someone on the phone who was travelling in traffic recently, she suddenly exclaimed, "Watch yah, watch yah, watch yah ... mek...
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All hope is not lost

Hello, mi neighbour! This is part two of a perspective on crime and violence, last shared in this column.While talking with someone on the phone who was travelling in traffic recently, she suddenly exclaimed, "Watch yah, watch yah, watch yah ... mek...

Samuda mulling changes to coffee industry

WESTERN BUREAU:Amid speculation that the Jamaican coffee industry is poised to face a dismal future, Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda said the dim prospect could be turned around if certain changes are made."Japan has been very good to the Jamaican...
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Samuda mulling changes to coffee industry

WESTERN BUREAU:Amid speculation that the Jamaican coffee industry is poised to face a dismal future, Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda said the dim prospect could be turned around if certain changes are made."Japan has been very good to the Jamaican...

Teachers trained to assist students with behaviour issues

The Catherine Hall Primary and Infant School is the latest in a series of schools to benefit from an initiative by the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III aimed at building the capacity of school administrators, guidance counsellors,...
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Teachers trained to assist students with behaviour issues

The Catherine Hall Primary and Infant School is the latest in a series of schools to benefit from an initiative by the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III aimed at building the capacity of school administrators, guidance counsellors,...

Growth & Jobs | Alphanso Blake - The Professional Artist

His paintings are displayed in art galleries from Kingston to Port of Spain and New York, and Alphanso Blake is now considering expanding his focus beyond the Caribbean  and North America.
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Growth & Jobs | Alphanso Blake - The Professional Artist

His paintings are displayed in art galleries from Kingston to Port of Spain and New York, and Alphanso Blake is now considering expanding his focus beyond the Caribbean  and North America.

Growth & Jobs | Mushroom industry sprouting in central Jamaica

More than five years ago, Pauline Smith, a returning resident of George North, near Spaldings, Manchester, founded the Network of Women for Food Security, a specially authorised society registered with the cooperatives and friendly societies. The...
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Growth & Jobs | Mushroom industry sprouting in central Jamaica

More than five years ago, Pauline Smith, a returning resident of George North, near Spaldings, Manchester, founded the Network of Women for Food Security, a specially authorised society registered with the cooperatives and friendly societies. The...

Growth & Jobs | Keeping Jamaicans employed - JAMPRO and HEART prepare workforce for BPO job surge

More Jamaicans will soon be able to take advantage of the many employment opportunities in the fast-growing business process outsourcing (BPO) sector through training initiatives spearheaded by JAMPRO, the national trade and investment promotion...
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Growth & Jobs | Keeping Jamaicans employed - JAMPRO and HEART prepare workforce for BPO job surge

More Jamaicans will soon be able to take advantage of the many employment opportunities in the fast-growing business process outsourcing (BPO) sector through training initiatives spearheaded by JAMPRO, the national trade and investment promotion...

Keeping J'cans employed - JAMPRO and HEART prepare workforce for BPO job surge

More Jamaicans will soon be able to take advantage of the many employment opportunities in the fast-growing business process outsourcing (BPO) sector through training initiatives spearheaded by JAMPRO, the national trade and investment promotion...
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Keeping J'cans employed - JAMPRO and HEART prepare workforce for BPO job surge

More Jamaicans will soon be able to take advantage of the many employment opportunities in the fast-growing business process outsourcing (BPO) sector through training initiatives spearheaded by JAMPRO, the national trade and investment promotion...

Local gov't minister urges corporations to collect fees

Local Government and Community Develop-ment Minister Desmond McKenzie is urging Municipal Corporations to maximise the revenue-generating potential from the requisite payment of fees by businesses and residents for services the councils administer,...
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Local gov't minister urges corporations to collect fees

Local Government and Community Develop-ment Minister Desmond McKenzie is urging Municipal Corporations to maximise the revenue-generating potential from the requisite payment of fees by businesses and residents for services the councils administer,...

Ackees & avocados - Two unique fruits

Ackees and avocados are two unique fruits in that both have a high fat content, a very unusual feature for a fruit. The misinformed anti-fat propaganda has used this to claim that eating these foods may be unhealthy.Absolutely false statements like...
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Ackees & avocados - Two unique fruits

Ackees and avocados are two unique fruits in that both have a high fat content, a very unusual feature for a fruit. The misinformed anti-fat propaganda has used this to claim that eating these foods may be unhealthy.Absolutely false statements like...

Government targeting significant reduction of NCDs

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says the Government is targeting a significant reduction in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through policies promoting healthier lifestyles and measures to mitigate...
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Government targeting significant reduction of NCDs

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says the Government is targeting a significant reduction in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through policies promoting healthier lifestyles and measures to mitigate...

Spain ideal partner for Jamaica -Ambassador Bessa

Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica Josep Maria Bosch Bessa says that his country is the ideal foreign partner Jamaica needs to achieve its target of five per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth over a four-year period.He was speaking at the official...
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Spain ideal partner for Jamaica -Ambassador Bessa

Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica Josep Maria Bosch Bessa says that his country is the ideal foreign partner Jamaica needs to achieve its target of five per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth over a four-year period.He was speaking at the official...

Illegal minor in the UK

Dear Mr Bassie,My child is a minor and is living illegally in the United Kingdom. What can be done to legalise his status?- P.T.Dear P.T.,If a child is living in the United Kingdom illegally, that parent should apply for him/her to live in the...
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Illegal minor in the UK

Dear Mr Bassie,My child is a minor and is living illegally in the United Kingdom. What can be done to legalise his status?- P.T.Dear P.T.,If a child is living in the United Kingdom illegally, that parent should apply for him/her to live in the...

Caribbean, Japan youth confront climate issues at conference

Caribbean and Japanese youth have put forward their recommendations for climate-smart actions for the region following two days of intense dialogue during the third staging of the Youth Climate Change Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre in...
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Caribbean, Japan youth confront climate issues at conference

Caribbean and Japanese youth have put forward their recommendations for climate-smart actions for the region following two days of intense dialogue during the third staging of the Youth Climate Change Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre in...

COJO charity benefits from airline's philanthropic spirit - Island remains among favourite destinations - for JetBlue passengers

It is no coincidence that the New York-based non-profit Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc has enjoyed the partnership support of JetBlue Airways for more than a decade, as the airline and charity share a culture of giving.Long before the...
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COJO charity benefits from airline's philanthropic spirit - Island remains among favourite destinations - for JetBlue passengers

It is no coincidence that the New York-based non-profit Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc has enjoyed the partnership support of JetBlue Airways for more than a decade, as the airline and charity share a culture of giving.Long before the...

Shineka Gray case moves to next year

WESTERN BUREAU:The case against Gregory Roberts and Mario Morrison, the two men charged with murder in relation to the death of 15-year-old Green Pond High School student Shineka Gray earlier this year, has been committed for hearing in the St James...
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Shineka Gray case moves to next year

WESTERN BUREAU:The case against Gregory Roberts and Mario Morrison, the two men charged with murder in relation to the death of 15-year-old Green Pond High School student Shineka Gray earlier this year, has been committed for hearing in the St James...

More rejection of 'Intimate Conviction' - Another church group stands firm against repeal of buggery law

Yet another church group has come out against attempts by some Christians to spur the Government and civil society into softening their tones on the possible repeal of the buggery law.The Independent Churches of Jamaica said that it "categorically...
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More rejection of 'Intimate Conviction' - Another church group stands firm against repeal of buggery law

Yet another church group has come out against attempts by some Christians to spur the Government and civil society into softening their tones on the possible repeal of the buggery law.The Independent Churches of Jamaica said that it "categorically...

Earthquake drills could save lives - Lyew Ayee

Head of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the University of the West Indies, Dr Parris Lyew Ayee, has again warned that preparedness at the policy and individual levels will determine the severity of the damage Jamaica encounters, should an major...
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Earthquake drills could save lives - Lyew Ayee

Head of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the University of the West Indies, Dr Parris Lyew Ayee, has again warned that preparedness at the policy and individual levels will determine the severity of the damage Jamaica encounters, should an major...

NSWMA dismisses claims of improper garbage disposal

Unfounded and untrue is how Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), described reports that heavy-duty equipment operators at the Riverton City disposal site had taken industrial action. He also...
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NSWMA dismisses claims of improper garbage disposal

Unfounded and untrue is how Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), described reports that heavy-duty equipment operators at the Riverton City disposal site had taken industrial action. He also...

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