Woman wonders ‘how come’, after JPS bill zips from $3,000 to $123,000

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It was déjà vu for 57-year-old domestic worker Jacqueline Barnes when she arrived home late one evening, two months ago, to find her home in darkness after the Jamaica Public Service Ltd (JPS) disconnected her electricity for an overdue balance of $96,000.

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Fire leaves man and family homeless on his birthday

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Rickie Stewart had a sense of foreboding leading up to his 32nd birthday yesterday.

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Jamaica wants to take advantage of ‘fourth industrial revolution’

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The Jamaica Government says it is working assiduously to ensure its nationals are able to exploit the potential opportunities anticipated with the onset of the technologically driven fourth industrial revolution.

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Jamaica Producers Group expanding its logistics business in UK

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The Jamaica Producers Group (JPG) is expanding its logistics business in the European market, seeking to build-out a logistics hub in London, which is expected to be a multi-million-dollar venture.

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Seaga goes home

Observer on June 23rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The inevitable tears, laughs, and introspection will dominate today’s State funeral for the life of Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister Edward Phillip George Seaga in Kingston.

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Sunday Brew — June 23, 2019

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Should Seaga be made a National Hero?I knew that it would happen. Maybe it took a bit longer, but there was also going to be a call for Edward Seaga, the former Jamaica Prime Minister who will be buried today, to be named a National Hero – Jamaica’s highest national honour.

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Imani with ease

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Having entered as the marginal favourite in the contest to select the next People’s National Party (PNP) representative for the Kingston Central constituency, Imani Duncan-Price made all the running to emerge with an easy victory yesterday.But, there were immediate signs that the selection victory was just the start of the hard work for the woman who unsuccessfully contested the St Andrew East Rural seat for the PNP in the 2016 General Election.

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Riverton is a public health hazard, say local experts

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Gone are the days when you could legitimately say you are going outside to take some fresh air. But is the air we breathe clean air? The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that up to 2016 — some 80 per cent of people living in urban areas are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the standard limits.

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Laws Street Trade Training Centre gets $2m boost

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CONTINENTAL Baking Company, through its National Baking Company Foundation (NBCF), has donated a further $2 million to the Laws Street Trade Training Centre in central Kingston.This donation, while not the first, is the largest single amount to be given to the centre by NBCF for this year. The NBCF has been supporting the centre by way of a monthly donation of $250,000 for the past eight years.

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Over 100 doctors, 200 nurses coming

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JAMAICA’S health care system will benefit from the injection of more than 100 doctors and well over 200 nurses — all coming from Cuba.

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