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Seaga’s pride! - Former prime minister welcomes renaming of highway in his honour

Gleaner on March 24th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Despite objections by the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), former Prime Minister Edward Seaga says that he deserves having the North-South Highway renamed in his honour, which Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced during the dedication…

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Morris wants disability law to come into force

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Opposition Senator Floyd Morris has urged Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson to set the effective date for the Disabilities Act, which was passed in 2014, to come into force. He made the call during his contribution to the…

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Yallahs division by-election set for April 27

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Voters in the Yallahs division of St Thomas Western will go to the polls in a by-election on April 27. Nomination day will be on April 10, Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie announced at a press conference in Kingston yesterday.The…

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Team Jamaica Bickle: Serving Jamaican athletes

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The opportunity to interact with future Olympians is one of the main factors that have caused Team Jamaica Bickle to continue to attract a steady cadre of volunteers at a time when several social organisations are struggling to get primarily younger…

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Big GSAT blow-out planned for students

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Grade six students at the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston will be in for a treat after completing the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) examinations, as teachers plan a range of activities to provide an avenue for fun and relaxation.Winsome…

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CRH gets J$5.5m equipment from Guardian Life

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Western Bureau:The administration at the beleaguered Montego Bay-based Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) received something to smile about yesterday when it was presented with medical equipment valued at $5.5 million to help improve healthcare at the…

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Ambassador McCook leaves public service for WTO senior adviser role

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Career diplomat Ambassador Wayne McCook is to leave the government service to take up a post in an international organisation.McCook’s tenure as Jamaica’s permanent representative to the United Nations and its specialised agencies in Geneva,…

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Farmers missing out on land tax relief

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Persons who can benefit from a 50 per cent discount on property tax for land used primarily for agriculture have been unable to access this benefit available under the Land Taxation Relief Act for more than a year now. This is because the Land…

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#GLNRChamps: Defending champions Calabar, Edwin Allen continue dominance

Gleaner on March 24th, 2018 | File Under Sport News -

Defending champions Calabar and Edwin Allen retained their respective titles at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on Saturday with comfortable victories. Calabar were winning their seventh…

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#GLNRChamps: Taylor dominates 200m but misses record attempt

Gleaner on March 24th, 2018 | File Under Sport News -

Calabar High School’s Christopher Taylor and Anthony Carpenter were head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the field, as they grabbed a quinella in the Class 1 Boys 200m final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics…

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