Jamaica poised for energy revolution, says Williams

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Citing investment projections of more than US$7.3 billion in the energy sector and partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says Jamaica is poised to revolutionise the local energy landscape.

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Grants Pen’s ‘Mighty Mike’

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As a boy growing up in the volatile Grant’s Pen community in St Andrew, Michael Howard dreamed of the day he could earn enough money to help his mother with the bills that were keeping her up at nights.At that time his mother was struggling to make ends meet with the meagre earnings from her job at a printery and the uncertain profits from the small bar she operated in the community.

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Calm and Confident

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A by-election can be a bag of nervousness, anxiety, and frustration, for the candidates depending on which side they are on.

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Election centre ready to monitor voting process

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The election centre for today’s by-election in Clarendon South Eastern is to be housed at the Electoral Office of Jamaica’s (EOJ) regional branch on Manchester Avenue in May Pen.Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown, at the invitation of the EOJ, will operate the election centre from 7 am and will keep it open until after polls close.

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PAINFUL POSTS

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Struggling to deal with the harsh reality that their little treasure is gone, the family of Kimora Whyte is facing more misery from social media trolls who are blaming them for the tragedy.Eight-year-old Kimora was reported missing last Monday afternoon after she attempted to cross a river in Epsom, St Mary. Her body was found in the sea near Annotto Bay in the parish by members of the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard Tuesday afternoon.

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Coronavirus Update: Death toll nears nearly 3,000 as at last Saturday

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More than 88,250 people are now infected globally and nearly 3,000 deaths reported from the illness which the World Health Organization (WHO) has named COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.The latest figures, based on WHO and national counts: Mainland China: 2,870 deaths among 79,824 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

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Dom Rep reports first case of COVID-19 in the region

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SANTO DOMINGO, (AP) — Health officials in the Dominican Republic yesterday reported the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in the tourist-rich Caribbean, while British cruise ship passengers who had been trapped at sea due to virus fears were finally set to head home.

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Celebrating Jamaica’s promise

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There are constant reminders of the inherent promise in our beloved Jamaica, and over the past two weeks we experienced a bounty of affirmation. Our journey included the opening of the Cottage Multipurpose Centre in Woodford, St Andrew; e-Learning’s ‘Celebrating Our Digital Edge’; the listing of Deaf Can! Coffee on the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (JSSE); an uplifting conversation with Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Nigel Clarke; the Campion College Alumni…

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Drop the spin and speak the truth…about babies

Observer on March 2nd, 2020 | File Under Commentary -

On January 15, 2020 President Vladimir Putin announced new measures to increase Russia’s dwindling birth rate, including maternity capital (State funding for mothers) and free school meals, adding to the tax breaks already given to families with two or more children. With births averaging 1.5 children per woman “Russia’s fate and its historical outlook depends on how many of us there are,” the president said.

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10 questions with Michelle Tulloch

Observer on March 2nd, 2020 | File Under Flair -

MICHELLE Ann-Marie Tulloch is not only the conceptualiser behind the Montego Bay-based 1LuvTv and the glue that holds the National Tourism Debate together, but she is also a marketer with decades of experience in the hospitality industry, a Kiwanian, and a mother. The effervescent woman, who aims to be as phenomenal as her favourite author Maya Angelou, sat down for a quick chat with All Woman on her past,…

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