St Andrew Justices of the Peace Association to relocate

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PRESIDENT of the St Andrew Justices of the Peace Association (SAJP) Marigold Harding says the association will be relocating from its current temporary facility at the Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) in June.Harding told JIS News that their lease for office space with the JMB expires in June, and the association has found a site they are hoping to call their permanent home.

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Holness seeks partnership with local charities to address poverty

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is pursuing a policy to partner with social enterprises (charities), like the Mustard Seed Communities (MSC), in caring for poor, marginalised and dispossessed Jamaicans.

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President Granger, Opposition leader to meet next week

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo are scheduled to meet on Wednesday next week for the first time since Jagdeo successfully tabled a motion of no confidence against the Guyana Government late last month.

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RUBiS says JGRA statements inaccurate

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PETROLEUM markeing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica has sought to clear the air in the latest tensions between itself and the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers’ Association (JGRA), which has made claims that one of its prominent members is being victimised by the company.

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Consult a doctor if you experience dengue-related symptoms!

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HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is calling on members of the public to consult a medical doctor in the event that they experience dengue-related symptoms.“If you feel the headache, the fever, the rash, the joint pains, it is important that you see your physician, whether in the public system or your private physician,” the minister advised.

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10 judges promoted

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TEN judges were yesterday sworn in to serve in higher positions in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

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Police: Three young children found dead in Texas apartment

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TEXAS CITY, USA(AP) — Authorities in Texas have taken into custody a 27-year-old man after three young children were found dead Thursday in an apartment.Police in Texas City, 48 miles (77 kilometers) southeast of Houston on the Gulf Coast, went to Pointe Ann Apartments on Thursday evening on a welfare check and discovered the children along with a woman with a gunshot wound to the head.

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Caribbean islands rattled by two quakes

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago yesterday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.The quake, which occurred at 10.33 am was the second tremor to hit the Caribbean yesterday after one with a magnitude of 3.9 shook St Lucia, Martinique and St Vincent and the Grenadines just after midnight.

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Drink manufacturers urged to speed up process to reduce sugar content

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HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is imploring drink manufacturers to speed up the process of reducing the sugar content in their products.The minister, who was addressing the launch of Coldfield Manufacturing Limited’s (Big Jo) zero-sugar drinks at the Clan Carthy Primary School in St Andrew on Thursday, said the move is a critical part of the national effort to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCD).

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5 children heading to Disney killed in fiery Florida crash

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FLORIDA, USA (AP) — Five children heading to Disney World in a church van from Louisiana died along with two truck drivers in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 in north Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said yesterday.The children were traveling in a large passenger van from Avoyelles Parish, Lt Patrick Riordan said during a news conference yesterday in Alachua, south of Gainesville.

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