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MOU signed to improve energy efficiency at Mico

HAMBURG, Germany: MPC Capital and the Mico Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to install a rooftop solar PV facility with a peak capacity of two megawatts at The Mico University College. Power generation is expected to start...

Trelawny Municipal Corporation to get $25 million for road rehabilitation

The government is to allocate $25 million to the Trelawny Municipal Corporation for road rehabilitation throughout the parish. Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie made the announcement at the Corporation’s monthly meeting on...
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Trelawny Municipal Corporation to get $25 million for road rehabilitation

The government is to allocate $25 million to the Trelawny Municipal Corporation for road rehabilitation throughout the parish. Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie made the announcement at the Corporation’s monthly meeting on...

Prominent UK Brexit MP for Canex 2019

Prominent United Kingdom Member of Parliament Crispin Blunt will be in Jamaica next week for a series of meetings and an address to CANEX 2019, a cannabis business-related conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The conference will...
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Prominent UK Brexit MP for Canex 2019

Prominent United Kingdom Member of Parliament Crispin Blunt will be in Jamaica next week for a series of meetings and an address to CANEX 2019, a cannabis business-related conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The conference will...

IKEA apologises after cultural appropriation backlash over Jamaican jerk dish

The New York Post is reporting that IKEA’s new Jamaican jerk chicken with rice and peas has been slammed after the warehouse chain made the traditional Caribbean dish using the wrong ingredients. The Swedish-based retailer recently added the...
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IKEA apologises after cultural appropriation backlash over Jamaican jerk dish

The New York Post is reporting that IKEA’s new Jamaican jerk chicken with rice and peas has been slammed after the warehouse chain made the traditional Caribbean dish using the wrong ingredients. The Swedish-based retailer recently added the...

Criminal Records Office temporarily closed due to air quality issues

Operations at the police’s Criminal Records Office, which is located at 34 Duke Street, downtown, Kingston, has been temporarily suspended because of air quality issues. The police say it received preliminary results of an air quality testing...
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Criminal Records Office temporarily closed due to air quality issues

Operations at the police’s Criminal Records Office, which is located at 34 Duke Street, downtown, Kingston, has been temporarily suspended because of air quality issues. The police say it received preliminary results of an air quality testing...

Police ballistic vest, guns and ammunition seized in Spanish Town

Detectives attached to the Spanish Town Police arrested and charged three persons for breaches of the Firearms Act following the seizure of two pistols and over 100 assorted rounds of ammunition on St Johns Road in St Catherine on Monday. The...
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Police ballistic vest, guns and ammunition seized in Spanish Town

Detectives attached to the Spanish Town Police arrested and charged three persons for breaches of the Firearms Act following the seizure of two pistols and over 100 assorted rounds of ammunition on St Johns Road in St Catherine on Monday. The...

Ministry accused of further hurting local cocoa industry - Farmers want RADA to lead frosty pod rod battle

Stakeholders are accusing the Plant Quarantine Division in the agriculture ministry of mismanagement in the fight to eliminate the frosty pod rot disease. The division, which took over the programme to battle the devastating disease from the Cocoa...
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Ministry accused of further hurting local cocoa industry - Farmers want RADA to lead frosty pod rod battle

Stakeholders are accusing the Plant Quarantine Division in the agriculture ministry of mismanagement in the fight to eliminate the frosty pod rot disease. The division, which took over the programme to battle the devastating disease from the Cocoa...

Jamaican who fought for frontyard veggie gardens dies in Florida

Hermine Ricketts, a Jamaican architect who had a lengthy legal battle that led to a new state law allowing people to grow vegetables in their frontyards without fear of local ordinances in Florida, has died. Born in Hermitage, St Andrew, 63-year-...
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Jamaican who fought for frontyard veggie gardens dies in Florida

Hermine Ricketts, a Jamaican architect who had a lengthy legal battle that led to a new state law allowing people to grow vegetables in their frontyards without fear of local ordinances in Florida, has died. Born in Hermitage, St Andrew, 63-year-...

Growth & Jobs | Small entrepreneur gets his break

Starting his small business, Wood Land Roots Natural Drinks, in 2012 was not easy for Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Oliver Welsh. He had to face many challenges, such as having to walk from Portmore in St Catherine to Kingston, enticing persons...
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Growth & Jobs | Small entrepreneur gets his break

Starting his small business, Wood Land Roots Natural Drinks, in 2012 was not easy for Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Oliver Welsh. He had to face many challenges, such as having to walk from Portmore in St Catherine to Kingston, enticing persons...

Growth & Jobs | Companies losing billions because of bad customer service

Carlene Clarke, head of customer experience and service recovery at JN Bank, says there is need for local companies to place greater focus on quality customer service, given its impact on business continuity and the country’s growth and development...
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Growth & Jobs | Companies losing billions because of bad customer service

Carlene Clarke, head of customer experience and service recovery at JN Bank, says there is need for local companies to place greater focus on quality customer service, given its impact on business continuity and the country’s growth and development...

Growth & Jobs | Be financially literate – Miller

Not being financially literate can be costly, Rose Miller, grants manager at the JN Foundation and head of the JN BeWi$e financial empowerment programme, says. She noted that while there was no available data about the cost of financial illiteracy...
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Growth & Jobs | Be financially literate – Miller

Not being financially literate can be costly, Rose Miller, grants manager at the JN Foundation and head of the JN BeWi$e financial empowerment programme, says. She noted that while there was no available data about the cost of financial illiteracy...

Driver killed, students among 18 injured in MoBay crash

Twelve students are among 18 people injured in a mid-afternoon crash along the Flanker main road near Montego Bay St James on Monday. A motorist was killed on impact when he lost control of his Toyota Corolla motorcar which slammed into a minibus carryin
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Driver killed, students among 18 injured in MoBay crash

Twelve students are among 18 people injured in a mid-afternoon crash along the Flanker main road near Montego Bay St James on Monday. A motorist was killed on impact when he lost control of his Toyota Corolla motorcar which slammed into a minibus carrying the students and several adults.

Montague commits to reviewing NCOTA’s vehicle tracker proposal

Minister of Transport Robert Montague has given his commitment to review a proposal by the National Council of Taxi Associations (NCOTA) to delay the implementation date on vehicle trackers for public transport operators. Montague has directed...
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Montague commits to reviewing NCOTA’s vehicle tracker proposal

Minister of Transport Robert Montague has given his commitment to review a proposal by the National Council of Taxi Associations (NCOTA) to delay the implementation date on vehicle trackers for public transport operators. Montague has directed...

Redevelopment work to be done at Retirement disposal in St James

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be placed in a better position to respond to any possible outbreak of fire at the Retirement Disposal Site in Granville, St James. The last...
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Redevelopment work to be done at Retirement disposal in St James

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be placed in a better position to respond to any possible outbreak of fire at the Retirement Disposal Site in Granville, St James. The last...

Jamaicans urged to buy water from reputable sources

Minister with responsibility for Water, Housing and Infrastructure Pearnel Charles Jr. is encouraging Jamaicans to ensure that they are accepting water from reputable sources for domestic use, particularly trucked water. “We are alerting our...
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Jamaicans urged to buy water from reputable sources

Minister with responsibility for Water, Housing and Infrastructure Pearnel Charles Jr. is encouraging Jamaicans to ensure that they are accepting water from reputable sources for domestic use, particularly trucked water. “We are alerting our...

Health Ministry to embark on islandwide dengue sensitisation

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says the Ministry will be embarking on an all-island tour to sensitise residents about the importance of implementing good vector control measures in the fight against dengue. Following a...
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Health Ministry to embark on islandwide dengue sensitisation

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says the Ministry will be embarking on an all-island tour to sensitise residents about the importance of implementing good vector control measures in the fight against dengue. Following a...

Noranda workers mount protest outside Jamaica Environment Trust

Workers of Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners this afternoon protested outside the offices of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) in St Andrew over what they say is misinformation in the public domain about mining in the Cockpit Country Protected...
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Noranda workers mount protest outside Jamaica Environment Trust

Workers of Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners this afternoon protested outside the offices of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) in St Andrew over what they say is misinformation in the public domain about mining in the Cockpit Country Protected...

Lucea mayor unhappy with removal of military checkpoint

Western Bureau: The recent removal of the military checkpoint that had been in place in Orange Bay, Hanover, since the start of the ­triparish state of public emergency (SOE) is not going down well with residents, who are questioning the decision...
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Lucea mayor unhappy with removal of military checkpoint

Western Bureau: The recent removal of the military checkpoint that had been in place in Orange Bay, Hanover, since the start of the ­triparish state of public emergency (SOE) is not going down well with residents, who are questioning the decision...

Petrojam prepared for low-sulphur marine fuel switch

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says that Petrojam will be ready to supply low-suphur fuels in keeping with new international regulations for marine fuel that will take effect in January. Under the new...
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Petrojam prepared for low-sulphur marine fuel switch

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says that Petrojam will be ready to supply low-suphur fuels in keeping with new international regulations for marine fuel that will take effect in January. Under the new...

Governor general awards two more CMU students with scholarships

Two more students of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) have been awarded tuition support of varying amounts after participating in the Governor General’s I Believe Initiative Summer of Service (SOS) programme. Twenty-three-year-old Kinasha...
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Governor general awards two more CMU students with scholarships

Two more students of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) have been awarded tuition support of varying amounts after participating in the Governor General’s I Believe Initiative Summer of Service (SOS) programme. Twenty-three-year-old Kinasha...

St Mary Corporation to assess damage to market

The St Mary Municipal Corporation is to carry out an assessment on the damage to the Gayle Market following Tuesday’s fire The corporation says it wants to restore electrical power to that facility in the shortest possible time. Mayor of Port...
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St Mary Corporation to assess damage to market

The St Mary Municipal Corporation is to carry out an assessment on the damage to the Gayle Market following Tuesday’s fire The corporation says it wants to restore electrical power to that facility in the shortest possible time. Mayor of Port...

Dengue cases increase in Portland

The Ministry of Health is appealing to residents in Portland to rid their surroundings of mosquito breeding sites, such as containers that can hold water. The appeal comes amid an increase in reported cases of dengue. The disclosure was made by Dr...
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Dengue cases increase in Portland

The Ministry of Health is appealing to residents in Portland to rid their surroundings of mosquito breeding sites, such as containers that can hold water. The appeal comes amid an increase in reported cases of dengue. The disclosure was made by Dr...

Legal Scoop | Why Jamaican directors should give a heck about Jennifer Messado’s personal assistant

One of several cases involving Jennifer Messado since her ignominious fall from the pinnacles of legal stardom is the case brought at the instance of Brilliant Investments, the judgment for which was recently handed down. The Legal Scoop intends...
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Legal Scoop | Why Jamaican directors should give a heck about Jennifer Messado’s personal assistant

One of several cases involving Jennifer Messado since her ignominious fall from the pinnacles of legal stardom is the case brought at the instance of Brilliant Investments, the judgment for which was recently handed down. The Legal Scoop intends...

Religion & Culture | Race first Why we must address self-hatred and disunity among blacks

We could pretend it doesn’t exist or it’s in its last throes of relevance. We could marginalise it and chalk it up to mere ignorance. Of course, we would all like to believe in the idyll. Sadly, black self-loathing and disunity have more legs than...
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Religion & Culture | Race first Why we must address self-hatred and disunity among blacks

We could pretend it doesn’t exist or it’s in its last throes of relevance. We could marginalise it and chalk it up to mere ignorance. Of course, we would all like to believe in the idyll. Sadly, black self-loathing and disunity have more legs than...

Falling through the cracks | Moms fear that children with mental disorder are being ignored

When *Patrice Bryan read the story highlighting the plight of a mother whose 15-year-old son was shot five times by the police on Emancipation Day in downtown Kingston, she cringed. Although she lives across the seas in the United States, the story...
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Falling through the cracks | Moms fear that children with mental disorder are being ignored

When *Patrice Bryan read the story highlighting the plight of a mother whose 15-year-old son was shot five times by the police on Emancipation Day in downtown Kingston, she cringed. Although she lives across the seas in the United States, the story...

Human rats! … Night burglars plaguing downtown Kingston businesses

A year after the relocation of two nearby police posts and a burgeoning of new establishments on the Kingston waterfront, older business operators in the capital city say that they are being plagued by burglars who are seemingly outmatching the...
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Human rats! … Night burglars plaguing downtown Kingston businesses

A year after the relocation of two nearby police posts and a burgeoning of new establishments on the Kingston waterfront, older business operators in the capital city say that they are being plagued by burglars who are seemingly outmatching the...

AU revoir - Jamaica left a lasting impression on IMF outgoing rep, Constant Lonkeng Ngouana

Dr Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, the man who stood as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative in Jamaica and had been living in the country for three years, has said goodbye … for now. The Cameroonian, who was sent from the Washington-...
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AU revoir - Jamaica left a lasting impression on IMF outgoing rep, Constant Lonkeng Ngouana

Dr Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, the man who stood as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative in Jamaica and had been living in the country for three years, has said goodbye … for now. The Cameroonian, who was sent from the Washington-...

Living forgiven

We have been discussing forgiveness over the past four weeks, the importance of it and the steps to accomplish it. We looked at how we forgive others, by understanding the difference between forgiveness and justification or ignoring the pain,...
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Living forgiven

We have been discussing forgiveness over the past four weeks, the importance of it and the steps to accomplish it. We looked at how we forgive others, by understanding the difference between forgiveness and justification or ignoring the pain,...

Bail offered to J'can man fighting deportation after helping US authorities convict Dudus

The undocumented Jamaican man who is fighting deportation after helping United States (US) authorities convict drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke has been offered bailed, according to a report by the New York Daily News. However, it...
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Bail offered to J'can man fighting deportation after helping US authorities convict Dudus

The undocumented Jamaican man who is fighting deportation after helping United States (US) authorities convict drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke has been offered bailed, according to a report by the New York Daily News. However, it...

Two men arrested for illegal guns, ammo

Two men are now in custody after they were allegedly held with illegal firearms and ammunition in separate incidents yesterday. One of the men has been identified as Jamie Stephenson, 26, a construction worker who is from Mansfield Heights, in...
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Two men arrested for illegal guns, ammo

Two men are now in custody after they were allegedly held with illegal firearms and ammunition in separate incidents yesterday. One of the men has been identified as Jamie Stephenson, 26, a construction worker who is from Mansfield Heights, in...

Road deaths top 300...again

For a seventh straight year, Jamaica has failed to keep road deaths below the target of 300. Despite a number of initiatives aimed at reducing the carnage on the roads, the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport reports that 302 persons...
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Road deaths top 300...again

For a seventh straight year, Jamaica has failed to keep road deaths below the target of 300. Despite a number of initiatives aimed at reducing the carnage on the roads, the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport reports that 302 persons...

Rethink review of laws with paltry fines -- Scott Motley

One opposition senator has suggested that the government rethink its ongoing review of laws with so-called paltry fines. Jamaica has over 800 laws on the books and is in the process of reviewing just over 300 legislation which have ...
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Rethink review of laws with paltry fines -- Scott Motley

One opposition senator has suggested that the government rethink its ongoing review of laws with so-called paltry fines. Jamaica has over 800 laws on the books and is in the process of reviewing just over 300 legislation which have ...

Job hunt begins in Bahamas even as another storm threatens

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Jobs are scarce, savings are running low and money is barely trickling in for victims of Hurricane Dorian. As survivors of the Category 5 storm enter week three of post-storm life, many in the northwestern Bahamas,...
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Job hunt begins in Bahamas even as another storm threatens

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Jobs are scarce, savings are running low and money is barely trickling in for victims of Hurricane Dorian. As survivors of the Category 5 storm enter week three of post-storm life, many in the northwestern Bahamas,...

Rebels claim responsibility for drone attack on world's largest oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by the state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco were attacked by drones early Saturday. The kingdom’s Interior...
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Rebels claim responsibility for drone attack on world's largest oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by the state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco were attacked by drones early Saturday. The kingdom’s Interior...

Attorney shot dead in Ocho Rios

An attorney-at-law was shot and killed, and her mother seriously injured after gunmen sprayed their car bullets in Ocho Rios, St Ann, last evening. The slain attorney has been identified as Sasha-Kay Fairclough, who resided in Brook Green, in the...
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Attorney shot dead in Ocho Rios

An attorney-at-law was shot and killed, and her mother seriously injured after gunmen sprayed their car bullets in Ocho Rios, St Ann, last evening. The slain attorney has been identified as Sasha-Kay Fairclough, who resided in Brook Green, in the...

St Mary observes Caribbean Wellness Day

Under the theme ‘Healthy Ageing Begins Now,’ the St Mary Health Department celebrated Caribbean Wellness Day 2019 on Wednesday with a ceremony at the Anglican Church Hall in Port Maria. The event, which is being celebrated across the Caribbean...
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St Mary observes Caribbean Wellness Day

Under the theme ‘Healthy Ageing Begins Now,’ the St Mary Health Department celebrated Caribbean Wellness Day 2019 on Wednesday with a ceremony at the Anglican Church Hall in Port Maria. The event, which is being celebrated across the Caribbean...

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