Editors’ Forum | ‘Not fully free’ - Literacy specialists bemoan challenges to freedom of expression in Jamaica

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Jamaica continues to rank among the countries that most respect freedom of information in the world, gaining two places to eight in the recently released Press Freedom Index 2017 by Reporters Without Borders.But organisers of a Media and Information…

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From a grateful nation - Distinguished service, outstanding contribution, bravery recognised

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A grateful nation recognised some of its outstanding citizens yesterday at the ceremony of investiture and presentation of national honours and awards at King’s House.Long and distinguishedservice, outstanding contribution and heart-stopping, life-…

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Abandoned abroad - Jamaicans ill and on their own overseas look to Kingston for help

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A number of Jamaicans are languishing in hospital beds overseas without visits or aid from relatives in those countries, prompting attempts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to locate family members in Jamaica who may be able to…

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‘Not fully free’ - Literacy specialists bemoan challenges - to freedom of - expression in Jamaica

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Jamaica continues to rank among the countries that most respect freedom of information in the world, gaining two places to eight in the recently released Press Freedom Index 2017 by Reporters Without Borders.But organisers of a Media and Information…

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A very fiery municipal corporation meeting

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Last Thursday, there was not a dull moment inside the Clarendon Municipal Corporation as almost every item for discussion proved to be one that evoked some sort of argument.Kicking off the matters arising from the minutes, Councillor for the York…

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‘More speed needed’ - Phillips chides Government for slow pace of economic reform

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Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has criticised the Andrew Holness administration for what he says is its failure, since being elected Government, to continue the necessary reform of the economy at the pace that is needed.”I think what is clear…

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ACP Graham says he will be tough on crime

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Western Bureau:Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) for the police’s Area One, Donovan Graham, says that he will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to police indiscipline as part of his bid to rein in lawlessness in Montego Bay and its environs….

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Industrial waste or excessive rainfall? - Roughly $500 million required to fix entire North Street sewer line

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Millions of dollars have been pumped into the North Street sewer line repair project in Kingston, but to little avail, as raw sewerage has begun to overflow on to the roadway once more in the vicinity of St George’s College, with the only difference…

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JUTC eyeing billions via new technology

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Strapped for cash, under-resourced, and overstaffed, the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is now eager to equip its fleet withthe state-of-the-art RMA five-tracking system, which, according to Managing Director Paul Abrahams, has the…

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Poor infrastructure blamed for - rural-urban drift

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WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of Agricul-ture Minister Karl Samuda is blaming the lack of infrastructural develop-ment for both rural-urban drift and the migration of trained young people, who feel they have no other option but to move away in search of…

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