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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...

Playtime is important!

As the 'Month of Play' initiative gets under way, I thought it would be important for me to start this month-long series by talking to the parents, particularly those with children as young as one month to as old as 10 years old.This #PlayMattersJA...
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Playtime is important!

As the 'Month of Play' initiative gets under way, I thought it would be important for me to start this month-long series by talking to the parents, particularly those with children as young as one month to as old as 10 years old.This #PlayMattersJA...

Growth & Jobs | Invest in data protection officers - Thorpe

With the imminent passage of the Data Protection Act, Sean Thorpe, president of the Jamaica Computer Society, said it is critical that proper investment is made in creating a skilled workforce of data protection officers.Pointing to the European...
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Growth & Jobs | Invest in data protection officers - Thorpe

With the imminent passage of the Data Protection Act, Sean Thorpe, president of the Jamaica Computer Society, said it is critical that proper investment is made in creating a skilled workforce of data protection officers.Pointing to the European...

Growth & Jobs | Jamaica’s energy future firmly rooted in its past

Private capital and ownership as well as renewable energy sources, the two pillars on which electricity generation was established in Jamaica more than 120 years ago, will in all likelihood be the platforms for supplying the country's future energy...
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Growth & Jobs | Jamaica’s energy future firmly rooted in its past

Private capital and ownership as well as renewable energy sources, the two pillars on which electricity generation was established in Jamaica more than 120 years ago, will in all likelihood be the platforms for supplying the country's future energy...

Growth & Jobs | IDB: Consider catastrophe bonds

Jamaica should consider following Mexico's example by developing catastrophe bonds as part of its disaster risk management strategy, says Yuri Chakalall, senior specialist, natural disaster and risk management at the Inter-American Development Bank...
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Growth & Jobs | IDB: Consider catastrophe bonds

Jamaica should consider following Mexico's example by developing catastrophe bonds as part of its disaster risk management strategy, says Yuri Chakalall, senior specialist, natural disaster and risk management at the Inter-American Development Bank...

Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO trade mission penetrates Cuban market

To support the agency's market development strategy and market penetration efforts in Cuba, the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) led a trade mission to the Havana International Fair (FIHAV).The fair, which was held from October 29 to November...
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Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO trade mission penetrates Cuban market

To support the agency's market development strategy and market penetration efforts in Cuba, the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) led a trade mission to the Havana International Fair (FIHAV).The fair, which was held from October 29 to November...

Woman's body found in Yallahs Pond, St Thomas

The body of a woman has been was found floating in the Yallahs Pond in St Thomas. Police investigators are now at the scene. Details of the discovery are yet to be disclosed. We want to hear from you! Send us a message on WhatsApp at 1-876-499-0169...
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Woman's body found in Yallahs Pond, St Thomas

The body of a woman has been was found floating in the Yallahs Pond in St Thomas. Police investigators are now at the scene. Details of the discovery are yet to be disclosed. We want to hear from you! Send us a message on WhatsApp at 1-876-499-0169...

Chief Justice denies application for new trial date for 'death squad' cops

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes this morning denied the prosecution’s request for a new trial date for three cops implicated in alleged extrajudicial killings in Clarendon.
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Chief Justice denies application for new trial date for 'death squad' cops

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes this morning denied the prosecution’s request for a new trial date for three cops implicated in alleged extrajudicial killings in Clarendon.

Body discovered in Yallahs Pond identified, case being treated as a homicide

Police investigators in St Thomas are treating the case of the body of the woman that was found in the Yallahs Pond this morning as a homicide.  
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Body discovered in Yallahs Pond identified, case being treated as a homicide

Police investigators in St Thomas are treating the case of the body of the woman that was found in the Yallahs Pond this morning as a homicide.  

Weed Ed | So, your teenager is smoking weed …Here’s what you should do

  The revelation that your teenage child is smoking ganja is an unsettling moment for most parents. In many cases, the child has been smoking for far longer than the parent would imagine. Teenage ganja use is a worrisome topic for educators,...
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Weed Ed | So, your teenager is smoking weed …Here’s what you should do

  The revelation that your teenage child is smoking ganja is an unsettling moment for most parents. In many cases, the child has been smoking for far longer than the parent would imagine. Teenage ganja use is a worrisome topic for educators,...

Mandela Highway streetlights back in operation

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the streetlights along Mandela Highway are now back in operation. The lights became inoperable after circuit breakers were removed by thieves. Manager of Communication at the NWA Stephen Shaw says...
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Mandela Highway streetlights back in operation

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the streetlights along Mandela Highway are now back in operation. The lights became inoperable after circuit breakers were removed by thieves. Manager of Communication at the NWA Stephen Shaw says...

Spanish hoteliers commit to economic development

Becoming significant contributors to economic and overall development of the country are among the goals Spanish hoteliers have indicated they are committed to maintaining, according to the Ministry of Tourism.The hoteliers, who operate...
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Spanish hoteliers commit to economic development

Becoming significant contributors to economic and overall development of the country are among the goals Spanish hoteliers have indicated they are committed to maintaining, according to the Ministry of Tourism.The hoteliers, who operate...

We will not relent in arresting gang leaders - JCF

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will not yield in its efforts to arrest and charge gang leaders and members under the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act (anti-gang law), a statement from the police has said.The...
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We will not relent in arresting gang leaders - JCF

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will not yield in its efforts to arrest and charge gang leaders and members under the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act (anti-gang law), a statement from the police has said.The...

Steve Lyston | When seasons change

When governing a nation, a business or even in carrying out our daily individual tasks, times and seasons are critical to everything we do.  It is very foolish for anyone to operate without seeking divine intervention and understand how and...
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Steve Lyston | When seasons change

When governing a nation, a business or even in carrying out our daily individual tasks, times and seasons are critical to everything we do.  It is very foolish for anyone to operate without seeking divine intervention and understand how and...

Man electrocuted in St Catherine

Twenty-seven-year-old labourer Carl Dunn of Lucky Valley district, Riversdale in St Catherine died after he was electrocuted in his community on Sunday, November 18. The police report that about 12:40 p.m. Dunn was cutting down a tree when he...
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Man electrocuted in St Catherine

Twenty-seven-year-old labourer Carl Dunn of Lucky Valley district, Riversdale in St Catherine died after he was electrocuted in his community on Sunday, November 18. The police report that about 12:40 p.m. Dunn was cutting down a tree when he...

Ammunition seized near National Stadium

The Stadium Police are reporting that they seized a quantity of ammunition in the vicinity of the National Stadium yesterday afternoon. According to the police, a team was on patrol in the area about 1:35 a magazine containing 17 nine millimetre...
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Ammunition seized near National Stadium

The Stadium Police are reporting that they seized a quantity of ammunition in the vicinity of the National Stadium yesterday afternoon. According to the police, a team was on patrol in the area about 1:35 a magazine containing 17 nine millimetre...

Clarendon cane farmers 'bawling out' for help

Chairman of the Clarendon Cane Farmers Association Clayton Washington says that his members are bawling out for help.Pointing to the pending closure of the Monymusk Sugar Factory during a meeting in Lionel Town, Clarendon, last Thursday, Washington...
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Clarendon cane farmers 'bawling out' for help

Chairman of the Clarendon Cane Farmers Association Clayton Washington says that his members are bawling out for help.Pointing to the pending closure of the Monymusk Sugar Factory during a meeting in Lionel Town, Clarendon, last Thursday, Washington...

Build back our bridge' - Havana Heights residents demand action

It has been almost two years since the Woodside Bridge in Havana Heights, Clarendon, collapsed during heavy rains, and residents are upset that it is yet to be replaced."From last year, the bridge is like this. We nuh have nuh whey fi walk when we...
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Build back our bridge' - Havana Heights residents demand action

It has been almost two years since the Woodside Bridge in Havana Heights, Clarendon, collapsed during heavy rains, and residents are upset that it is yet to be replaced."From last year, the bridge is like this. We nuh have nuh whey fi walk when we...

Phillips: Touted economic growth not reaching the masses

Opposition Leader and People's National Party President, Dr Peter Phillips, has charged that the growth being touted by the Andrew Holness administration is not filtering to most of the people, particularly those on the lower rung of the economic...
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Phillips: Touted economic growth not reaching the masses

Opposition Leader and People's National Party President, Dr Peter Phillips, has charged that the growth being touted by the Andrew Holness administration is not filtering to most of the people, particularly those on the lower rung of the economic...

Mischief! - Shaw dismisses concerns over Jamaica-China deals

Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has dismissed concerns about China's growing influence in Jamaica, describing the critics as either political or mischievous.Several persons have expressed concerns about China'...
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Mischief! - Shaw dismisses concerns over Jamaica-China deals

Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has dismissed concerns about China's growing influence in Jamaica, describing the critics as either political or mischievous.Several persons have expressed concerns about China'...

Cocoa Walk residents protest after police shoots mentally ill man

Residents of Cocoa Walk, south Manchester, are up in arms over the shooting of a man in the community yesterday by a member of a police team.Thirty-four-year-old Jeffrey Allen was shot in the neck, allegedly by a member of the Cross Keys police, in...
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Cocoa Walk residents protest after police shoots mentally ill man

Residents of Cocoa Walk, south Manchester, are up in arms over the shooting of a man in the community yesterday by a member of a police team.Thirty-four-year-old Jeffrey Allen was shot in the neck, allegedly by a member of the Cross Keys police, in...

J'cans to take over more jobs at Alpart - Paulwell

Opposition spokesman on mining and energy Phillip Paulwell says the Chinese firm Jiuguan Iron and Steel (Group) Company (JISCO) has reiterated its commitment to make more job available to Jamaican workers over their Chinese counterparts at the...
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J'cans to take over more jobs at Alpart - Paulwell

Opposition spokesman on mining and energy Phillip Paulwell says the Chinese firm Jiuguan Iron and Steel (Group) Company (JISCO) has reiterated its commitment to make more job available to Jamaican workers over their Chinese counterparts at the...

UPDATE: It imploded...Argentina Navy says of doomed submarine

The Argentine submarine that vanished one year ago with 44 crew members imploded, officials have now confirmed. The confirmation comes after the Argentine Navy confirmed that the ARA San Juan was located yesterday 2,950 feet below the surface...
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UPDATE: It imploded...Argentina Navy says of doomed submarine

The Argentine submarine that vanished one year ago with 44 crew members imploded, officials have now confirmed. The confirmation comes after the Argentine Navy confirmed that the ARA San Juan was located yesterday 2,950 feet below the surface...

Carnage on the roads...28 deaths already this month

Twenty-eight persons have died in motor vehicle crashes since the start of the month. That’s according to the latest statistics from the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport. The number of road deaths recorded just over half way...
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Carnage on the roads...28 deaths already this month

Twenty-eight persons have died in motor vehicle crashes since the start of the month. That’s according to the latest statistics from the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport. The number of road deaths recorded just over half way...

Police, residents clash over shooting of Manchester man with mental challenges

A man who residents say has mental health challenges was shot and injured by the police in Coco Walk district, Manchester this afternoon. The incident reportedly triggered a tense stand-off between the police and angry residents. The police say the...
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Police, residents clash over shooting of Manchester man with mental challenges

A man who residents say has mental health challenges was shot and injured by the police in Coco Walk district, Manchester this afternoon. The incident reportedly triggered a tense stand-off between the police and angry residents. The police say the...

JPS to repair another 2,000 street lights by month end

Another 2,000 malfunctioning streetlights across the island are to be repaired by the end of the month. That’s according to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), which says the move is part of its accelerated streetlight repair programme...
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JPS to repair another 2,000 street lights by month end

Another 2,000 malfunctioning streetlights across the island are to be repaired by the end of the month. That’s according to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), which says the move is part of its accelerated streetlight repair programme...

Karim Campbell's passion for the things of God

The sheer dedication to God's work and will, even above his double-major university degree, has positioned Karim Campbell as a suitable leader and competitive employee in his field.The young man told Family...
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Karim Campbell's passion for the things of God

The sheer dedication to God's work and will, even above his double-major university degree, has positioned Karim Campbell as a suitable leader and competitive employee in his field.The young man told Family...

Young mother confident she will walk again

Montpelier, Manchester:Imagine finding out that you will be bringing new life into this world, only to find out after giving birth that you, quite possibly, may never walk again?This is the shocking news that 28-year-old Saschaine Crawford heard...
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Young mother confident she will walk again

Montpelier, Manchester:Imagine finding out that you will be bringing new life into this world, only to find out after giving birth that you, quite possibly, may never walk again?This is the shocking news that 28-year-old Saschaine Crawford heard...

Property taxes are too low, says economist

At least one tax expert and an and economist believe that Jamaicans are paying too little property taxes to meet the expectation for its eventual use.Allison Peart, managing partner at the Ernst...
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Property taxes are too low, says economist

At least one tax expert and an and economist believe that Jamaicans are paying too little property taxes to meet the expectation for its eventual use.Allison Peart, managing partner at the Ernst...

Principal turning things around at Morgan's Pass All-Age

Tucked away in North Central Clarendon, just about six miles from Chapelton is the Morgan's Pass All-Age School.While it may not one of those 'name-brand' institutions, Principal Hikeba Haase could not be more proud of the school she leads and its...
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Principal turning things around at Morgan's Pass All-Age

Tucked away in North Central Clarendon, just about six miles from Chapelton is the Morgan's Pass All-Age School.While it may not one of those 'name-brand' institutions, Principal Hikeba Haase could not be more proud of the school she leads and its...

Shaw calls for diversification in agro-processing, ease of doing business

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Acknowledging the increase in the number of innovative businesses, particularly by young people who are creating products from Jamaican raw material, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is...
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Shaw calls for diversification in agro-processing, ease of doing business

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Acknowledging the increase in the number of innovative businesses, particularly by young people who are creating products from Jamaican raw material, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is...

Let it go! ... Shaw warns cane farmers against blocking development

Cane farmers were stunned into silence on Wednesday after Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw warned them against resisting the development of traditional sugar estates for other purposes.
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Let it go! ... Shaw warns cane farmers against blocking development

Cane farmers were stunned into silence on Wednesday after Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw warned them against resisting the development of traditional sugar estates for other purposes.

Mother killed in St Thomas attack

A St Thomas mother was this morning shot dead as she was about to leave home to take her child to school at the St Theresa Prep School in Kingston. The incident happened in Retreat, St Thomas about 5:15 a.m. This morning, there was anguish at...
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Mother killed in St Thomas attack

A St Thomas mother was this morning shot dead as she was about to leave home to take her child to school at the St Theresa Prep School in Kingston. The incident happened in Retreat, St Thomas about 5:15 a.m. This morning, there was anguish at...

Relax restrictions for opening hours - Lawson

The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is appealing to the Government to relax the restrictions on opening hours for businesses during the festive season to allow its membership to recoup some of the revenue that is being lost...
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Relax restrictions for opening hours - Lawson

The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is appealing to the Government to relax the restrictions on opening hours for businesses during the festive season to allow its membership to recoup some of the revenue that is being lost...

New surveillance plane ready to stem guns and drug trafficking

Guns, drugs smugglers and illegal fishermen, no longer have a free ride operating in Jamaica's territorial waters, now that the island has its own maritime patrol aircraft, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said.The Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing...
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New surveillance plane ready to stem guns and drug trafficking

Guns, drugs smugglers and illegal fishermen, no longer have a free ride operating in Jamaica's territorial waters, now that the island has its own maritime patrol aircraft, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said.The Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing...

Ja to strengthen healthcare system with IDB support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has provided loans in the sum of US$100 million to assist Jamaica in its fight against non-communicable diseases (NCD).The Government says that the funding from the IDB will strengthen health policies that...
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Ja to strengthen healthcare system with IDB support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has provided loans in the sum of US$100 million to assist Jamaica in its fight against non-communicable diseases (NCD).The Government says that the funding from the IDB will strengthen health policies that...

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