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Manufacturers, exporters encouraged to explore markets in Haiti

Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) President Metry Seaga is encouraging local manufacturers and exporters to explore untapped markets that exist in the neighbouring state of Haiti. “Jamaica and our region remain...
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Manufacturers, exporters encouraged to explore markets in Haiti

Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) President Metry Seaga is encouraging local manufacturers and exporters to explore untapped markets that exist in the neighbouring state of Haiti. “Jamaica and our region remain...

More animators needed in Jamaica - Maitland

With the value of the global animation industry now at an estimated US$254 billion and projected to reach US$270 billion by the end of 2020, senior lecturer and programme director of animation, production and development at the University of...
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More animators needed in Jamaica - Maitland

With the value of the global animation industry now at an estimated US$254 billion and projected to reach US$270 billion by the end of 2020, senior lecturer and programme director of animation, production and development at the University of...

JCF wants power to detain suspected gang members for 14 days without charges

The police want lawmakers to amend the so-called anti-gang legislation to give them the power to detain suspected gang members for up to 14 days without criminal charges being filed.  
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JCF wants power to detain suspected gang members for 14 days without charges

The police want lawmakers to amend the so-called anti-gang legislation to give them the power to detain suspected gang members for up to 14 days without criminal charges being filed.  

Stepping up! - Efforts being made to improve residential, state care of children

The Christmas season and New Year celebrations come hand in hand with recognition of milestones and anticipated plans for the future. The same rings true for the youth and children portfolio of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI...
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Stepping up! - Efforts being made to improve residential, state care of children

The Christmas season and New Year celebrations come hand in hand with recognition of milestones and anticipated plans for the future. The same rings true for the youth and children portfolio of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI...

UNICEF to continue fighting for children

At UNICEF Jamaica, we are a small team dedicated to one big goal: to fulfil the rights of every Jamaican child. Most of our staff members are Jamaicans. We are all very disheartened when any child is harmed or has their rights violated in any way....
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UNICEF to continue fighting for children

At UNICEF Jamaica, we are a small team dedicated to one big goal: to fulfil the rights of every Jamaican child. Most of our staff members are Jamaicans. We are all very disheartened when any child is harmed or has their rights violated in any way....

Jamaican diaspora - urged to develop stronger voice in USA

WASHINGTON, DC:Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr., has called on the leaders of the Jamaican diaspora in the United States to come together and develop a road map to give a stronger,...
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Jamaican diaspora - urged to develop stronger voice in USA

WASHINGTON, DC:Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr., has called on the leaders of the Jamaican diaspora in the United States to come together and develop a road map to give a stronger,...

Jamaicans urged to prepare for duty-free trading

Jamaicans have been encouraged to get their businesses in order to tap into the huge export potential when Haiti opens up for duty-free trading less than a year from now.President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry...
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Jamaicans urged to prepare for duty-free trading

Jamaicans have been encouraged to get their businesses in order to tap into the huge export potential when Haiti opens up for duty-free trading less than a year from now.President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry...

Three questions for the police commissioner

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica in demanding a response from the police high command regarding the 'death squad' conviction, has posed three questions for the police commissioner: 1. What measures have been put in place to...
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Three questions for the police commissioner

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica in demanding a response from the police high command regarding the 'death squad' conviction, has posed three questions for the police commissioner: 1. What measures have been put in place to...

PSOJ wants police commissioner to break 'silence' on 'death squad' conviction

The Howard Mitchell-led Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is taking Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson to task over his silence on the conviction of Constable Collis “Chucky” Brown who was found guilty of...
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PSOJ wants police commissioner to break 'silence' on 'death squad' conviction

The Howard Mitchell-led Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is taking Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson to task over his silence on the conviction of Constable Collis “Chucky” Brown who was found guilty of...

More protests by taxi drivers

Some taxi drivers who operate in downtown Kingston today joined the protest action by their counterparts in other sections of the Corporate Area. Yesterday, drivers who operate in Half Way Tree withdrew their services. Today, the downtown taxi...
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More protests by taxi drivers

Some taxi drivers who operate in downtown Kingston today joined the protest action by their counterparts in other sections of the Corporate Area. Yesterday, drivers who operate in Half Way Tree withdrew their services. Today, the downtown taxi...

Taxi operators with over 700 tickets arrested

Personnel from the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch today arrested two taxi operators who each have over 700 outstanding traffic tickets. The police say one driver has 772 tickets and the other has 751 tickets. They say both drivers...
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Taxi operators with over 700 tickets arrested

Personnel from the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch today arrested two taxi operators who each have over 700 outstanding traffic tickets. The police say one driver has 772 tickets and the other has 751 tickets. They say both drivers...

Gov't to hold consultations on paternity leave

The Government has embarked on discussions regarding the introduction of a Paternity Leave Act to encourage shared parenting, support and mentoring. Speaking at an International Men’s Day forum on November 19 at the University of the West...
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Gov't to hold consultations on paternity leave

The Government has embarked on discussions regarding the introduction of a Paternity Leave Act to encourage shared parenting, support and mentoring. Speaking at an International Men’s Day forum on November 19 at the University of the West...

Cyber bullies hurting Jamaica's children

Nadine Wilson-Harris, Staff Reporter As Jamaica joins the rest of the world to commemorate International Children Day, Jamaica's Youth Ambassador Charles Young is concerned that a number of the nation's children are being victimised...
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Cyber bullies hurting Jamaica's children

Nadine Wilson-Harris, Staff Reporter As Jamaica joins the rest of the world to commemorate International Children Day, Jamaica's Youth Ambassador Charles Young is concerned that a number of the nation's children are being victimised...

Production at NWC St James plant reduced by 75%

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that production at its Reading Spring system in St James has been reduced by 75 percent. The NWC this is due to mechanical challenges at the facility. As a result, customers who are...
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Production at NWC St James plant reduced by 75%

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that production at its Reading Spring system in St James has been reduced by 75 percent. The NWC this is due to mechanical challenges at the facility. As a result, customers who are...

Health ministry supports conditional use of cannabis for research, medicinal purposes

Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie says the Ministry of Health supports the use of cannabis and products derived from the plant for research and medicinal purposes where scientific evidence validates their benefits and...
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Health ministry supports conditional use of cannabis for research, medicinal purposes

Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie says the Ministry of Health supports the use of cannabis and products derived from the plant for research and medicinal purposes where scientific evidence validates their benefits and...

JCF want power to detain suspected gang members for 14 days without charges

The police want lawmakers to amend the so-called anti-gang legislation to give them the power to detain suspected gang members for up to 14 days without criminal charges being filed.  
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JCF want power to detain suspected gang members for 14 days without charges

The police want lawmakers to amend the so-called anti-gang legislation to give them the power to detain suspected gang members for up to 14 days without criminal charges being filed.  

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'...

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