Southside job bank - JP to establish list with skills of unattached youths

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The explosion of work made available through construction of the new GraceKennedy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs buildings on the waterfront in downtown Kingston has put the brakes on crime in ‘Southside’, central Kingston.But strong fears abound…

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Southside: more than meets the eye

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While it is easy to draw a link between ‘Southside’, the inner-city community in central Kingston, and crime and violence, there is a whole lot more to it than meets the eye, according to social worker Andrew Payne.Payne said that while Southside is…

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Stop the squatters early - Property owners warned to take charge of their land

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Owners of unoccupied houses and unused land are being cautioned to periodically monitor their properties to prevent squatters from taking over.Senior director for housing and land administration at the Ministry of Job Creation and Economic Growth,…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | CRH open for business … despite longer wait, reduced services

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The beleaguered Cornwall Regional Hospital - the largest medical facility in western Jamaica - remains open for business, but patients should brace for longer waiting periods and reduced services at the St James facility.Officials of the hospital…

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MOU signed to help MoBay’s at-risk youth

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Western Bureau:Three major entities on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Montego Bay to forge a public-private partnership that is aimed at granting some 25 unattached youths the opportunity to transform their lives through a…

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Cops step in as alarm raised over counterfeit Viagra

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With pharmaceutical company Pfizer claiming that pharmacies in Jamaica are selling counterfeit versions of its drug Viagra, the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is reporting that a facility in Spanish Town, St…

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Shaw takes aim at ‘cheap money’ for agriculture

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Western Bureau:Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says the interest rates being offered on some loans by lending entities to small businesses and new entrepreneurs are way too high and has announced a plan to target…

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Chuck: Justice system must deliver ‘results, results, results’

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Newly commissioned justices of the peace yesterday received an up close and personal charge from Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, who asked that they be part of the network of Jamaicans helping to solve the country’s myriad problems.Chuck said that…

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Worrell outlines plans to revitalise Barbados economy

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Less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Mia Mottley said that her new Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration would be suspending payments due to domestic and external creditors, a former Central Bank governor, believes he has an answer to the…

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Hansen out as agricultural commodities boss

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Everton Hansen is out as director general of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority. The Gleaner understands that the decision was announced during an emergency board meeting at the authority’ office, 1 Willie Henry Drive…

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