Montague touts school rail service among transport options

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague has revealed that the Government is exploring a raft of transportation options, among them, domestic flights, which he noted should start in time for Reggae Sumfest, scheduled for Montego Bay between July 14 and 20.He also spent time looking at railway transport for school children.

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OPIC delegation arrives today on investment mission

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A high-level delegation from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is scheduled to arrive in Jamaica today as part of a visit to five Caribbean territories.

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Offer more critical illness plans – urges Gordon

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EXECUTIVE director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, Yulit Gordon, is urging insurance companies to offer more affordable critical illness plans to patients, amid increasing cancer diagnoses and the rising costs for treatment or health coverage.Gordon was a guest at the Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange last week, held to discuss the organisation’s main fund-raising event —Relay for Life.

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BRUTAL DEATHS!

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MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny — A five-year-old boy and his grandmother were hacked to death by her machete-wielding son, said to be of unsound mind, who went berserk at their family home here late Saturday night.The mentally challenged man, Leon White, a 28-year-old labourer, was later fatally shot after he reportedly attacked the police with a machete in the former Trelawny parish capital.

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Sandals Foundation, Great Shape brighten smiles at Priory Primary

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ALL 685 students at Priory Primary and Infant School in St Ann were given a greater chance at fighting and preventing cavities, after the Sandals Foundation and Great Shape! Inc, brought their school-based oral health preventative programme, also called Sealant Programme, to the institution last week.

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Councillor airs plans for Bellefield Division

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BELLEFIELD, Manchester — The focus was on water, but Councillor Mario Mitchell (People’s National Party, Bellefield Division) grabbed the opportunity to bring other issues to the fore at a recent opening of a water shop here.

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Concrete to replace broken rails on Lacovia Bridge

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LACOVIA, St Elizabeth — The National Works Agency (NWA) says plans are in place to correct an increasingly dangerous situation affecting the bridge which spans the Black River here.A major accident on the bridge several years ago left broken metal rails on both sides. The situation has worsened more recently, with the remaining rails seeming to have become more unstable.

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Compassionate Care Programme going well, says SRHA

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) — which has responsibility for Clarendon, Manchester, and St Elizabeth — says it is making progress in implementing a Ministry of Health programme to train staff in compassionate care.

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Report urges Carib nations to cut low birth weights

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LONDON (CMC) — A new United Nations-backed report is urging Caribbean and other countries to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights, which puts their health at risk.The UN said around one in seven babies worldwide weighed less than 5.5 pounds, or 2.5 kilogrammes at birth, according to latest data from 2015.

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Who will take the crown?

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — On Sunday, June 2, seven young women here will be vying for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Manchester Festival Queen title.At a recent sashing ceremony the contestants, who range between ages 18 and 25, and their sponsors were introduced.

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