Stand firm on sugar packaging and labelling - Pandohie

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Richard Pandohie, the chief executive officer of the Seprod Group, has said it is important for the Government to resist the temptation to relax the new packaging and labelling standards for sugar, and believes the new packaging regime should be…

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Government to stand surety for bonded students

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The Government will stand surety for tertiary-level students having difficulty identifying a guarantor for a loan from the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB), under the condition that they are enrolled at a teacher-training institution and are willing to…

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CaPRI | Harnessing the power of the people: Resolving Jamaica’s petty corruption problem

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On Wednesday, September 13, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) convened 30 stakeholders to discuss a proposed anti-corruption innovation. The high-level breakfast, held at the Spanish Court Hotel’s Worthington building, was designed to…

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St Mary Technical gets renovated chemistry lab

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The St Mary Technical High School last week Wednesday reopened its newly renovated chemistry laboratory, made possible by a donation from Petrojam Limited, Jamaica’s sole oil refinery.The institution is the only technical high school in St Mary with…

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Disaster law still without teeth in Jamaica: Debate continues on regulations to guide mandatory evacuations

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Policymakers are still tinkering with regulations to outline the process of mandatory evacuation of persons living in areas considered danger zones more than two years after Parliament passed the Disaster Risk Management Act in February 2015.Prime…

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St James Health Department targets JRC over arcade

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WESTERN BUREAU:Lennox Wallace, chief public health inspector for St James, is calling on the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC), which owns the People’s Arcade land in Montego Bay, to swiftly address several abandoned shops at the facility which, he…

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Schools urged to submit needs early

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Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid is urging school administrators to submit early the projection of furniture and other resources they will require for the reopening of school in order to facilitate timely procurement and…

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Senate suspends debate on Agricultural Loan Societies Act

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The Senate on Friday suspended debate on the Agricultural Loans Societies and Approved Organisations Act for a date to be announced, as lawmakers believe more time was needed for closer examination of the bill piloted by Senator Pearnel Charles Jnr….

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MoBay mayor to take on Old Shoe Market health concerns

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WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has said the St James Municipal Corporation will be moving swiftly to address the issue of unsanitary practices at the city’s Old Shoe Market, which were brought to the fore by the St James Health…

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Exciting Literacy Day celebrations out west

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WESTERN BUREAU:Students from 100 primary and 20 high schools across western Jamaica got an insight into the digital world when they participated in the recent International Literacy Day celebration at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in St James.The…

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