J$700m cash injection for Falmouth’s Hampden Wharf - Another dimension to local cruise shipping experience being added

Gleaner on February 27th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau:The old Hampden Wharf Building in Falmouth, Trelawny, is to be upgraded to the tune of $700 million as part of the plan to transform the facility into the long-promised Artisan Village, which is expected to served as one of the…

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NSWMA awarded by Japanese agency for waste reduction

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The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) was presented on Mondaywith the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) 13th Laureate President’s Award for its participation in an international waste reduction-through-waste separation…

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Scotiabank denies it acted in bad faith - … in response to being sued by Portland couple - ‘We will deal with them in the courts’

Gleaner on February 27th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Scotiabank Jamaica has denied allegations it acted in bad faith when it sold a Portland couple a house in the hope of recouping unpaid monies owed to it by the previous owners and that it willingly pursued the sale knowing that the house in question…

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Portland couple sue Scotiabank for fraud and negligence

Gleaner on February 27th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The dream of owning a house is a precious aspiration for many Jamaicans, but it is a dream for one Portland couple that has turned nightmarish, as the supposed house they thought they had bought is still occupied, leaving them with only a section of…

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Blue Mountain watersheds to be reforested

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The government will be undertaking the reforestation of 60 hectares of land in the Yallahs River and Hope River watersheds of the Blue Mountains in the upcoming fiscal year.A sum of $197.7 million has been set aside in the 2018-19 Estimates of…

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Understanding medium-term debt management strategy

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WHAT IS THE MEDIUM TERM DEBT STRATEGY?Jamaica’s pursuits to increase its per annum economic growth rate is somewhat dependent on the country’s ability to maintain macroeconomic stability and measures in place to effectively monitor and manage its…

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Met Service to develop model for bush fire prediction

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The Meteorological Service of Jamaica will be developing a multi-criteria model for bush fire prediction in the upcoming fiscal year as it seeks to better manage this natural hazard.A sum of $15 million has been provided in the 2018-19 Estimates of…

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Re-examine resource allocation in court system - Justice Sykes

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Acting Chief Justice Bryan Sykes said the time has come for a re-examination of how resources are requested and allocated within the court system.He noted that, often, concerns are raised about case backlogs, which evoke calls for increased manpower…

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The O’Briens thank Jamaica with school renovation gifts

Gleaner on February 27th, 2018 | File Under More News -

To express his gratitude to Jamaica for the honour of the Order of Jamaica, chairman and founder of Digicel Group, Denis O’Brien, and his family have completed the renovation of three schools in Jamaica - Tivoli Gardens High School (TGHS), and St…

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