Big support for Byles

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The financial and business communities have firmly endorsed the appointment of accomplished corporate leader Richard Byles as the new central bank governor, pointing to his successes in the private sector and leadership of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), which monitored Jamaica’s performance under its agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Caregivers benefit from mental health support

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SCORES of caregivers across the island have benefited from support to better enable them to carry out their work.The caregivers, who primarily look after sick, elderly or disabled family members, were exposed to best practices and mental health resources at the University of Technology (UTech) Inaugural Caregivers Symposium held from June 11 to 12 at the institution’s campus in St Andrew.

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JCAA developing guidelines for use of drones

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The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) says that, in addition to its new strategic goals designed to guide its navigation modernisation programmes over the next five years, it is developing guidelines to govern the operations of drones in Jamaica.

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Phenomenal Sandals

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The impact that Sandals Resorts International has had on the development of Jamaica and the wider Caribbean has been described as “nothing short of phenomenal”.Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s tourism minister, made the observation during a tour of the new 220-room AC Hotel in Kingston last week conducted by Sandals/ATL Group’s Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart.

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Traffic cops working overtime to bring order on roads

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POLICE say that since the beginning of 2019, officers have issued 250,000 traffic tickets for breaches of the Road Traffic Act, This was disclosed by commanding officer of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)Calvin Allen, who pointed out that this represents a 12 per cent increase over the corresponding period in 2018.

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Measles alert

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness yesterday issued a travel advisory on 12 countries, including the United States and Canada, in light of an outbreak of the measles virus in the region. The other countries identified are Argentina, The Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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This Day in History — June 14

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Today is the 165th day of 2019. There are 200 days left in the yearTODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1993: Tansu Ciller becomes Turkey’s first female prime minister after being elected leader of the centre-right True Path Party. OTHER EVENTS1775: The Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, is created.

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Westmoreland initiative for safety, public

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OPERATION Sustainable Public Safety and Public Order, launched recently by the Westmoreland Police Division, is already bearing fruit.Commanding officer for the Westmoreland Police Division Superintendent Gary McKenzie says in the weeks since the launch of the initiative, the Westmoreland police have executed 19 warrants, issued 73 traffic tickets and removed nine vehicle registration plates.

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Violence destroys what we intend to create,says former gangster

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THIRTY unattached young people from Corporate Area communities have benefited from a training session aimed at empowering them to make responsible life and career choices.The life skills training, held on June 6 at the College of Insurance and Professional Studies in Kingston, was organised by the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III under its pre-vocational training initiative.

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Bermuda to hold first gay pride march

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HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — The first march to celebrate gay pride is to be held in Bermuda – A British overseas territory – later this year, as the ruling Progressive Labour Party (PLP) Government prepares to go to the London-based Privy Council in a bid to reimpose a ban on same-sex marriage in the island.

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