Greenpeace, JET protest against deep sea mining

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The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and representatives of several other local civil society organisations joined activists from international environment group Greenpeace in a peaceful protest this morning outside the downtown Kingston-based…

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St Catherine woman said to be mentally ill reported missing

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Forty-two-year-old Debbie Henry, unemployed of Tawes Meadows, Spanish Town, St Catherine, has been missing since Tuesday, July 16. The police say she is of dark complexion, stout build and is about 5 feet 5 inches tall. The police further say that…

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JFB superintendent urges fire safety for children on summer break

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With children on summer break, Superintendent, Kingston and St Andrew Fire Service, Julian Davis-Buckle, is encouraging parents to be vigilant of their activities and not to leave them unattended. “For the holiday season, it is important that…

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Gov’t launches project to protect forests

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The Government is taking steps to protect and preserve the country’s forest cover, through the launch of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Readiness Preparation Project. The initiative is being…

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47 chronically delinquent taxpayers arrested in St Ann

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A total of 13 chronically delinquent taxpayers who failed to obey court orders were yesterday arrested in St Ann by a joint team from the Tax Administration Jamaica and the Major Organized Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency. The TAJ says…

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Growth & Jobs | Oncology nursing training gets a boost

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Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mike Henry, has said the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund has committed financing towards the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ oncology nurses training…

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Growth & Jobs | I quit! Kimone Shirley takes leap of faith into entrepreneurship

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Five years ago, Kimone Shirley took a leap of faith and quit her job as a credit officer to become a full-time nail technician. At the time, she only had a few clients and, therefore, worked part-time. Now, the 2018 winner of the JN Small Business…

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Growth & Jobs | Business students ‘level up’ to digital transformation

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Students at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at The University of the West Indies were exposed to the importance of digital transformation to businesses, which was underscored as being critical for entrepreneurs, if they want to…

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Growth & Jobs | RGD to digitise business processes

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The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is digitising its business processes through the implementation of an image management system. The system provides digital images of records, which can be viewed and used in various other forms. It is…

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Vaz: East Portland awakening from slumber - MP celebrates achievements in first 100 days in office

Gleaner on July 23rd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Ann-Marie Vaz says she has achieved her infrastructural targets set for her first 100 days in office as member of parliament (MP) for Eastern Portland. Vaz, who found favour with electors during the April 4 by-election, told The Gleaner last week…

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