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PM on Spanish as Jamaica's second language

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says it is of strategic importance that the appropriate programmes be put in place to make Spanish a second language in Jamaica. Delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel...

Police issue safety tips for Easter holidays

The police have released safety tips for the public for the  Easter holidays. See tips below. #Motorists and Pedestrians *Chief among these is to always have a designated driver, as the tendency during the merriment of the season is to...
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Police issue safety tips for Easter holidays

The police have released safety tips for the public for the  Easter holidays. See tips below. #Motorists and Pedestrians *Chief among these is to always have a designated driver, as the tendency during the merriment of the season is to...

NWA warns of possible traffic delays on Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that they may encounter delays along Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew this weekend as a result of works planned for sections of the roadway between today and Monday. NWA Communication and Customer...
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NWA warns of possible traffic delays on Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that they may encounter delays along Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew this weekend as a result of works planned for sections of the roadway between today and Monday. NWA Communication and Customer...

JCF reviewing missing persons response protocol

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has given instructions for the police force's response mechanism and protocols around missing persons to be reviewed. Anderson says the exercise will seek to determine if the police's...
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JCF reviewing missing persons response protocol

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has given instructions for the police force's response mechanism and protocols around missing persons to be reviewed. Anderson says the exercise will seek to determine if the police's...

Government advancing drought mitigation plan

The Government is advancing plans to combat the effects of drought, particularly in vulnerable communities. The interventions are intended to ensure an effective monitoring programme is in place and facilitate the development of long-term plans to...
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Government advancing drought mitigation plan

The Government is advancing plans to combat the effects of drought, particularly in vulnerable communities. The interventions are intended to ensure an effective monitoring programme is in place and facilitate the development of long-term plans to...

Four shot, two fatally in Standpipe, St Andrew

Four people were on Thursday evening shot, two fatally, in two incidents in Standpipe, Liguanea, St Andrew. According to the police, in the first incident about 7:45 p.m., gunmen pounced on a group of men near the Barbican Road entrance to Standpipe...
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Four shot, two fatally in Standpipe, St Andrew

Four people were on Thursday evening shot, two fatally, in two incidents in Standpipe, Liguanea, St Andrew. According to the police, in the first incident about 7:45 p.m., gunmen pounced on a group of men near the Barbican Road entrance to Standpipe...

JMMB hosts ‘Bonfire on the Beach’

The JMMB Group hosted an invitation-only client mixer, dubbed, 'Bonfire on the Beach' last Saturday, at the picturesque Laughing Waters beach in St Ann. The evening provided a relaxed atmosphere for the JMMB team to fete current and prospective...
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JMMB hosts ‘Bonfire on the Beach’

The JMMB Group hosted an invitation-only client mixer, dubbed, 'Bonfire on the Beach' last Saturday, at the picturesque Laughing Waters beach in St Ann. The evening provided a relaxed atmosphere for the JMMB team to fete current and prospective...

Racquel Johnson making macramé modern

Macramé, is the art of knotting strings/ropes/cordinto patterns. Accessories, caps, hats, bags, clothes, household items, hammocks,etc., can be made with the macramé technique. Yet, it is an ancient art from whose popularity had been gradually...
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Racquel Johnson making macramé modern

Macramé, is the art of knotting strings/ropes/cordinto patterns. Accessories, caps, hats, bags, clothes, household items, hammocks,etc., can be made with the macramé technique. Yet, it is an ancient art from whose popularity had been gradually...

BOJ sells US$40 million to forex market

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting that it sold a total of US$40 million over the past two days to the foreign exchange market to help ease the fall in value of the Jamaican dollar against the US dollar. The BOJ says US$20 million was sold to...
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BOJ sells US$40 million to forex market

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting that it sold a total of US$40 million over the past two days to the foreign exchange market to help ease the fall in value of the Jamaican dollar against the US dollar. The BOJ says US$20 million was sold to...

Diplomat, health worker in Antigua accused of practising medicine without licence

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Two people, including Ambassador at Large, Dr Patrick Mathew, are due to return to court on July 2 after they were granted bail on charges of practising medicine without a license. Mathew, a chiropractor...
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Diplomat, health worker in Antigua accused of practising medicine without licence

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Two people, including Ambassador at Large, Dr Patrick Mathew, are due to return to court on July 2 after they were granted bail on charges of practising medicine without a license. Mathew, a chiropractor...

Drainage works across Camp Road, St Andrew to be completed this weekend

Traffic along Camp Road in St Andrew will be reduced intermittently to single lane throughout the course of this weekend, Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 as stormwater pipes are to be installed across the existing roadway. According to the...
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Drainage works across Camp Road, St Andrew to be completed this weekend

Traffic along Camp Road in St Andrew will be reduced intermittently to single lane throughout the course of this weekend, Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 as stormwater pipes are to be installed across the existing roadway. According to the...

JUTC bus route shortened due to breakaway in Above Rocks, St Catherine

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is advising the public that as a result of a breakaway along a section of the main road to Above Rocks, St Catherine, it will have to shorten the journey for buses which ply route 53 - Half Way...
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JUTC bus route shortened due to breakaway in Above Rocks, St Catherine

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is advising the public that as a result of a breakaway along a section of the main road to Above Rocks, St Catherine, it will have to shorten the journey for buses which ply route 53 - Half Way...

Chang promises effective traffic management system by mid-year

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has indicated that the government should have a fully operational traffic ticketing system in place by the middle of the year. “I have given a commitment that by mid-year we will fix the system....
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Chang promises effective traffic management system by mid-year

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has indicated that the government should have a fully operational traffic ticketing system in place by the middle of the year. “I have given a commitment that by mid-year we will fix the system....

Earth Today | CBOs get chance to improve environmental services

MORE THAN 30 community-based organisations (CBOs) serving rural residents in areas of climate change and the environment, among others, have participated in an assessment to help build their capacity to better serve residents. The exercise was...
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Earth Today | CBOs get chance to improve environmental services

MORE THAN 30 community-based organisations (CBOs) serving rural residents in areas of climate change and the environment, among others, have participated in an assessment to help build their capacity to better serve residents. The exercise was...

Earth Today | Developing countries want recapitalisation of the Climate Investment Funds

At ONE of the 2019 spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, more than 30 developing countries called on the global community to recapitalise the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), in response to worsening...
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Earth Today | Developing countries want recapitalisation of the Climate Investment Funds

At ONE of the 2019 spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, more than 30 developing countries called on the global community to recapitalise the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), in response to worsening...

Earth Today | London climate protests a clarion call to Jamaica, Caribbean

IF NOTHING else, the ongoing climate change protests in London by the group Extinction Rebellion is a reminder to Jamaica and other small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean of the clear and present danger of escalating greenhouse gas...
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Earth Today | London climate protests a clarion call to Jamaica, Caribbean

IF NOTHING else, the ongoing climate change protests in London by the group Extinction Rebellion is a reminder to Jamaica and other small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean of the clear and present danger of escalating greenhouse gas...

UTech research provides hope for stroke patients

Research by Professor Felix Akinladejo, recently appointed professor of computer information systems in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology, Jamaica, on computer model and virtual reality technology for post-stroke...
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UTech research provides hope for stroke patients

Research by Professor Felix Akinladejo, recently appointed professor of computer information systems in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology, Jamaica, on computer model and virtual reality technology for post-stroke...

Businessman: If ZOSO were a person, he’d get my vote - Mount Salem basks in transformation ushered in by security initiative

Western Bureau: As the Government continues to mull over the idea of establishing more zones of special operations (ZOSO) across the island, residents of Mount Salem, in St James, which had the first ZOSO, say they are enjoying the transformational...
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Businessman: If ZOSO were a person, he’d get my vote - Mount Salem basks in transformation ushered in by security initiative

Western Bureau: As the Government continues to mull over the idea of establishing more zones of special operations (ZOSO) across the island, residents of Mount Salem, in St James, which had the first ZOSO, say they are enjoying the transformational...

CBOs get chance to improve environmental services

MORE THAN 30 community-based organisations (CBOs) serving rural residents in areas of climate change and the environment, among others, have participated in an assessment to help build their capacity to better serve residents. The exercise was...
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CBOs get chance to improve environmental services

MORE THAN 30 community-based organisations (CBOs) serving rural residents in areas of climate change and the environment, among others, have participated in an assessment to help build their capacity to better serve residents. The exercise was...

Developing countries want recapitalisation of the Climate Investment Funds

At ONE of the 2019 spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, more than 30 developing countries called on the global community to recapitalise the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), in response to worsening...
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Developing countries want recapitalisation of the Climate Investment Funds

At ONE of the 2019 spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, more than 30 developing countries called on the global community to recapitalise the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), in response to worsening...

London climate protests a clarion call to Jamaica, Caribbean

IF NOTHING else, the ongoing climate change protests in London by the group Extinction Rebellion is a reminder to Jamaica and other small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean of the clear and present danger of escalating greenhouse gas...
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London climate protests a clarion call to Jamaica, Caribbean

IF NOTHING else, the ongoing climate change protests in London by the group Extinction Rebellion is a reminder to Jamaica and other small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean of the clear and present danger of escalating greenhouse gas...

Hunt on for gunmen after Spaldings supermarket robbed, policeman shot

The hunt is on for a group of gunmen who this  afternoon robbed a supermarket in Spaldings, Clarendon then opened fire on the nearby Spaldings police station injuring a cop. The men, dressed in army fatigue, were reportedly armed with M16 rifles. They ar
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Hunt on for gunmen after Spaldings supermarket robbed, policeman shot

The hunt is on for a group of gunmen who this  afternoon robbed a supermarket in Spaldings, Clarendon then opened fire on the nearby Spaldings police station injuring a cop. The men, dressed in army fatigue, were reportedly armed with M16 rifles. They are said to have taken an undetermined sum of money from the supermarket as people scampered for safety.

Man shot in Westmoreland, hands over firearm to police

The police are reporting that a man handed over a gun and ammunition to investigators after being shot in an attack in Westmoreland. They say the attack occurred in Truro district in the parish on Monday. According to the police, man, who is...
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Man shot in Westmoreland, hands over firearm to police

The police are reporting that a man handed over a gun and ammunition to investigators after being shot in an attack in Westmoreland. They say the attack occurred in Truro district in the parish on Monday. According to the police, man, who is...

Two men arrested in relation to murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers

The police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that two men were taken into custody today in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers. CCU says they are to be questioned. Skyers’ body was discovered in...
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Two men arrested in relation to murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers

The police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that two men were taken into custody today in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers. CCU says they are to be questioned. Skyers’ body was discovered in...

Gas prices to go up $3.07 Thursday, diesel climbs by $1.30

Gas prices will be going up again this week. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 and E-10 90 will go up by $3.07. E-10 87 will sell for $136.53 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $139.36 per litre. Automotive...
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Gas prices to go up $3.07 Thursday, diesel climbs by $1.30

Gas prices will be going up again this week. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 and E-10 90 will go up by $3.07. E-10 87 will sell for $136.53 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $139.36 per litre. Automotive...

Cop shot, injured as gunmen attack Spaldings Police Station

The Manchester Police are reporting that a cop was shot and injured by gunmen a short while ago during an attack on the Spaldings Police Station. The injured policeman has been rushed to hospital. Details soon. We want to hear from you! Send us a...
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Cop shot, injured as gunmen attack Spaldings Police Station

The Manchester Police are reporting that a cop was shot and injured by gunmen a short while ago during an attack on the Spaldings Police Station. The injured policeman has been rushed to hospital. Details soon. We want to hear from you! Send us a...

Phillips again calls for immediate convening of stakeholders' meeting on crime

Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips says the long-promised anti-crime meeting of stakeholders must be immediately convened by the government to hammer out a national consensus against crime and violence. “There is need for a national...
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Phillips again calls for immediate convening of stakeholders' meeting on crime

Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips says the long-promised anti-crime meeting of stakeholders must be immediately convened by the government to hammer out a national consensus against crime and violence. “There is need for a national...

Education Ministry dispatches trauma team to Red Hills Primary School following tragic death

The Ministry of Education says it has dispatched a grief and trauma team to support staff and students at Red Hills Primary in St Andrew, following the tragic death of 8-year-old Shantae Skyers. Skyers’ body was found in bushes in Sterling...
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Education Ministry dispatches trauma team to Red Hills Primary School following tragic death

The Ministry of Education says it has dispatched a grief and trauma team to support staff and students at Red Hills Primary in St Andrew, following the tragic death of 8-year-old Shantae Skyers. Skyers’ body was found in bushes in Sterling...

Offshore holidaymakers urged to observe safety precautions over Eastern weekend

Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is urging the public to be vigilant and to observe necessary measures if they go offshore to celebrate the upcoming holiday period. The MAJ says it notes that several leisure seekers will be travelling by boat to...
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Offshore holidaymakers urged to observe safety precautions over Eastern weekend

Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is urging the public to be vigilant and to observe necessary measures if they go offshore to celebrate the upcoming holiday period. The MAJ says it notes that several leisure seekers will be travelling by boat to...

Opposition bemoans gov't management of the foreign exchange market

The Opposition says it has taken note that the foreign exchange market is once again suffering a period of severe shortage of supply of the United States dollar coupled with a sharp devaluation of the local currency.   According to the...
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Opposition bemoans gov't management of the foreign exchange market

The Opposition says it has taken note that the foreign exchange market is once again suffering a period of severe shortage of supply of the United States dollar coupled with a sharp devaluation of the local currency.   According to the...

Heather Pinnock appointed UDC General Manager

Heather Pinnock has been appointed as General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) effective April 1. Pinnock was appointed to act in the post on September 24, 2018, following the resignation of former head Dr Damian...
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Heather Pinnock appointed UDC General Manager

Heather Pinnock has been appointed as General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) effective April 1. Pinnock was appointed to act in the post on September 24, 2018, following the resignation of former head Dr Damian...

Attorney-at-law Pat Rousseau has died

Prominent attorney-at-law Patrick Rousseau has died.   Rousseau passed away last night after a long battle with an illness.   Peter Goldson, Managing Partner of the law firm Myers, Fletcher and Gordon, where Rousseau worked for decades,...
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Attorney-at-law Pat Rousseau has died

Prominent attorney-at-law Patrick Rousseau has died.   Rousseau passed away last night after a long battle with an illness.   Peter Goldson, Managing Partner of the law firm Myers, Fletcher and Gordon, where Rousseau worked for decades,...

Hundreds enlist in Jamaica National Service Corps

As of December 2018, more than 1,500 Jamaicans have enlisted in the Jamaica National Service Corps. This was disclosed by Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, when he opened the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives...
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Hundreds enlist in Jamaica National Service Corps

As of December 2018, more than 1,500 Jamaicans have enlisted in the Jamaica National Service Corps. This was disclosed by Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, when he opened the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives...

MOCA regulations to be passed by month-end - Chang

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is to be made fully operational with the passing of the Regulations, which will be tabled in the House of Representatives by the end of April. This will give effect to the provisions of...
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MOCA regulations to be passed by month-end - Chang

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is to be made fully operational with the passing of the Regulations, which will be tabled in the House of Representatives by the end of April. This will give effect to the provisions of...

Terrelonge striving to make Spanish official second language

Jamaica’s education sector is as strong as it has ever been and is poised for grander outcomes as the Ministry of Education ramps up its effort to, among other things, make Spanish the official second language of the land. That’s the pronouncement...
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Terrelonge striving to make Spanish official second language

Jamaica’s education sector is as strong as it has ever been and is poised for grander outcomes as the Ministry of Education ramps up its effort to, among other things, make Spanish the official second language of the land. That’s the pronouncement...

#TalkbackTuesday: Backyard burials ban

At least one local authority is considering to impose a ban on backyard burials because of its negative impact on the environment. Do you believe that backyard burials should be abolished? #GLNRTalk @start_boi_dre: The land is far more valuable...
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#TalkbackTuesday: Backyard burials ban

At least one local authority is considering to impose a ban on backyard burials because of its negative impact on the environment. Do you believe that backyard burials should be abolished? #GLNRTalk @start_boi_dre: The land is far more valuable...

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