Major leap - Improved public-private partnership rating shows Ja on right economic path

Gleaner on May 24th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says that Jamaica’s meteoric rise to fourth in the latest public-private partnership (PPP) programme index for Latin America and the Caribbean is proof enough…

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Gov’t committed to creating environment for investment

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Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, said the Government is committed to creating a hassle-free environment to facilitate investment.He said that while the State must always be seen as an…

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Ward Theatre to breathe again

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As Prime Minister Andrew Holness spoke in front of the world-famous Ward Theatre about plans to restore the cultural landmark to its former glory, on Labour Day, a cooling breeze swept through its interior as if it was breathing again for the first…

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$100m rescue plan for Trelawny cane farmers

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Western Bureau:The cloud of uncertainty that has been hanging over cane farmers in Trelawny in the wake of the shutting down of operations at the Long Pond Sugar Estate is poised to be lifted, thanks to plans to establish an ambitious $100 million…

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Labour Day spirit alive in Portland

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The true spirit of Labour Day was evident across the eastern parish of Portland as dozens of patriotic community residents turned out in large numbers to participate in various projects.Despite the inclement weather, which was heavy at times, a team…

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MoBay Chamber leads the ‘labouring’ out west

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Western Bureau:As per tradition, residents and business entities from across western Jamaica were out in significant numbers yesterday, putting labour into Labour Day as they sought to give much-needed facelift to important infrastructure across the…

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Schools receive well-needed facelift

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When some students enter their schools’ premises today, an enhanced environment and a boost in their institution’s aesthetics will greet them.That is because persons turned up in their numbers at various schools in the Corporate Area yesterday to…

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Jamaicans urged to plant one million trees by 2019

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Jamaicans are being encouraged to plant trees to support the ‘Trees for Life’ initiative, aimed at strengthening the island’s diverse flora, and improving its resilience to climate change.Trees for Life is a campaign being undertaken as part of the…

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Security ministry welcomes IDB study

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The Ministry of National Security has accepted a recommendation from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that Jamaica and other Caribbean states must quickly change their crime-fighting strategies if the runaway problem they now face is to be…

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Carlos Hill trial postponed again

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The fraud trial of former Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill is scheduled to start in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston tomorrow.The trial was expected to start yesterday, but was again postponed because the judge selected to hear the case was…

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