Jamaica to negotiate air services agreement with Dominican Republic

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said a new air services agreement is to be negotiated between Jamaica and the Dominican Republic to complement a soon-to-be-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on multi-destination tourism.

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‘I am the builder’ - Holness claims title for building houses for Jamaicans

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Describing himself as “the builder”, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday declared that his administration was on track this fiscal year to deliver 8,500 mortgages to new homeowners - a new record in the National Housing Trust’s 40-year history….

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‘Help now, not after disasters’

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With Caribbean states facing the brunt of what many believe to be the effects of climate change, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that pumping aid into countries hit by hurricanes was not necessarily the answer.In a message to the international…

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Montague says no bail - Security minister wants persons charged with gun crimes to serve mandatory minimum sentence

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Minister of National Security Robert Montague yesterday told Labourites at the National Arena in Kingston that he would shortly bring to Parliament legislation to deny bail to individuals charged with gun crimes, and if convicted, they would not be…

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MoBay to get bypass

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Construction of a bypass for Montego Bay, St James, is expected to begin next year, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Currently, the Government is negotiating a loan with China to carry out the work in the Second City.Holness told…

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I came because I miss you - Seaga

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Former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader and prime minister, Edward Seaga, who had been absent from the party’s annual conference for several years, yesterday told thousands of Labourites that he showed up at this year’s conference, held at Kingston…

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Major tourism conference kicks off in MoBay today

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WESTERN BUREAU:A milestone in the process of advancing tourism development is how UN World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai describes the ‘Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth for Sustainable Tourism’, which kicks off in Montego…

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Rockfort gets Internet cafe

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Residents of Rockfort in Kingston now have easier access to Internet and other computer-related services with the establishment of a community access point (CAP) in the community by the Universal Service Fund (USF) at a cost of $2.6 million.The…

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Nat’l parenting body intensifies public-education campaign

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The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) is stepping up its efforts to empower parents with the knowledge and skills to effectively raise their children.Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid, in a statement in the…

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DomRep leader arrives for state visit

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Danilo Medina Sanchez, president of the Dominican Republic, is expected to arrive in the island today at approximately 10 a.m. for a two-day state visit.The visit will see him making a number of appearances, beginning with a floral tribute at the…

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