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Homework for parents - Educators defend complex projects given to children under 12 years old

Whether it is creating a replica of a house or the solar system, teachers of primary and preparatory schoolchildren are sending them home to do complex projects for homework, and several parents are getting upset.A number of parents have complained...

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...

Environmentalists raise concerns over 8,000-room Trelawny hotel project

Environmentalists have raised concerns over the planned construction of an 8,000-room hotel in Stewart Castle, Trelawny, citing that the developer, Amaterra Group, was awarded permits based on environmental impact assessments (EIA) done more than a...
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Environmentalists raise concerns over 8,000-room Trelawny hotel project

Environmentalists have raised concerns over the planned construction of an 8,000-room hotel in Stewart Castle, Trelawny, citing that the developer, Amaterra Group, was awarded permits based on environmental impact assessments (EIA) done more than a...

Haemophiliacs continue to lobby Gov’t for subsidy

Local haemophiliacs are planning to ramp up their public-education campaign in a bid to increase awareness of the disorder among Jamaicans even as they continue to urge the Government to make medication more affordable and accessible to patients....
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Haemophiliacs continue to lobby Gov’t for subsidy

Local haemophiliacs are planning to ramp up their public-education campaign in a bid to increase awareness of the disorder among Jamaicans even as they continue to urge the Government to make medication more affordable and accessible to patients....

Technology in Focus | Environmentalist, ICT expert call for urgent action to tackle e-waste

In 2016, Jamaica generated approximately 17,000 tons, or 5.9kg, per inhabitant, of e-waste domestically, according to a Global E-waste Monitor 2017 report done by the United Nations University in association with the International Telecommunication...
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Technology in Focus | Environmentalist, ICT expert call for urgent action to tackle e-waste

In 2016, Jamaica generated approximately 17,000 tons, or 5.9kg, per inhabitant, of e-waste domestically, according to a Global E-waste Monitor 2017 report done by the United Nations University in association with the International Telecommunication...

St James Municipal Corporation seeking to collect millions in unpaid rent

The St James Municipal Corporation is on a collection drive to amass revenue of $70 million, which is needed for infrastructure development and for maintaining public facilities. Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the corporation, Councillor...
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St James Municipal Corporation seeking to collect millions in unpaid rent

The St James Municipal Corporation is on a collection drive to amass revenue of $70 million, which is needed for infrastructure development and for maintaining public facilities. Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the corporation, Councillor...

Anguish in Sterling Castle after eight-year-old girl found murdered

It was plain anguish in the St Andrew community of Sterling Castle Heights today after the body of eight-year-old Shante Skyers was found in bushes. «Unnu kill me baby!» wailed a woman who was identified as the child's grandmother. According
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Anguish in Sterling Castle after eight-year-old girl found murdered

It was plain anguish in the St Andrew community of Sterling Castle Heights today after the body of eight-year-old Shante Skyers was found in bushes. «Unnu kill me baby!» wailed a woman who was identified as the child's grandmother. According to the police, Skyers was found approximately 12:30 p.m in an area called Blue Hole.  

UPDATE: Body of missing 8-y-o St Andrew girl found, suspect identified

The search for eight-year-old Shantae Skyers of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew who went missing last Thursday has ended. A search party led by the St Andrew North Police found the child’s body among rubble in an area known as Blue Hole in the...
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UPDATE: Body of missing 8-y-o St Andrew girl found, suspect identified

The search for eight-year-old Shantae Skyers of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew who went missing last Thursday has ended. A search party led by the St Andrew North Police found the child’s body among rubble in an area known as Blue Hole in the...

Body of child found in rural St Andrew

The body of a child has been found in a section of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew. According to the police, the body was spotted in an area called Blue Hole. Detectives are processing the scene. The child's identity has not been...
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Body of child found in rural St Andrew

The body of a child has been found in a section of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew. According to the police, the body was spotted in an area called Blue Hole. Detectives are processing the scene. The child's identity has not been...

Jamaica proclaims April 16 as Education and Sharing Day

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen proclaimed today as Education and Sharing Day as a day of increased focus on education in a time of increasing concern over moral standards. This is a first for Jamaica. April 16 is used to mark the global...
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Jamaica proclaims April 16 as Education and Sharing Day

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen proclaimed today as Education and Sharing Day as a day of increased focus on education in a time of increasing concern over moral standards. This is a first for Jamaica. April 16 is used to mark the global...

HEART TRUST/NTA accepting applications for HOPE summer job programme

The Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust/NTA continues to accept applications for its 2019 HOPE Youth Summer Employment Programme, which will run from June to August.          ...
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HEART TRUST/NTA accepting applications for HOPE summer job programme

The Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust/NTA continues to accept applications for its 2019 HOPE Youth Summer Employment Programme, which will run from June to August.          ...

Ann-Marie Vaz sworn in as Portland Eastern MP

Ann-Marie Vaz has been sworn in as Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern. Vaz took the Oath of Allegiance in Gordon House this afternoon. «Mrs Vaz I welcome you to the Parliament,» declared House Speaker Pearnel Charles. Applause and...
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Ann-Marie Vaz sworn in as Portland Eastern MP

Ann-Marie Vaz has been sworn in as Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern. Vaz took the Oath of Allegiance in Gordon House this afternoon. «Mrs Vaz I welcome you to the Parliament,» declared House Speaker Pearnel Charles. Applause and...

JCF to get new 'transparent' promotion policy

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is now crafting a «transparent process» to address the vexed issue of promotions in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The announcement was made by Minister of National Security Dr...
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JCF to get new 'transparent' promotion policy

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is now crafting a «transparent process» to address the vexed issue of promotions in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The announcement was made by Minister of National Security Dr...

Heart surgery saved 3-y-o’s life, now she inspires mom - Daughter’s journey with illness moves mother to become a nurse

In 2015, little Ashalae Grant was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, the general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal way the heart works. She was constantly ill, and at the time, her mother began fearing the worst. “It...
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Heart surgery saved 3-y-o’s life, now she inspires mom - Daughter’s journey with illness moves mother to become a nurse

In 2015, little Ashalae Grant was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, the general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal way the heart works. She was constantly ill, and at the time, her mother began fearing the worst. “It...

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