Tap local goods - Foreign investors must engage local producers, says Adam Stewart

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The Government must insist that foreign direct investors tap into the wealth of world-class goods and services on offer by locals to ensure more sustainable economic development, according to Adam Stewart, chairman of the Tourism Linkages Network….

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Buying local spreads economic benefits - Hotelier

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Hotelier Adam Stewarthas remained undaunted by complaints about the inconsis-tency of quality and quantity of locally produced goods by some Jamaicans.”I think it’s an honest statement, but where there is a will, there is a way,” said Stewart, who…

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Defective summation

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Justice Lennox Campbell’s summation of the evidence in the Vybz Kartel murder trial was “defective in form and substance”, one attorney has charged.According to Oswest Senior-Smith, the attorney for Andre St John - one of the three men convicted of…

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Former Petrojam chairman finally quits other state boards

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Despite quitting as chairman of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam almost a month ago, the embattled Dr Perceval Bahado-Singh continued to serve as a member of the boards of two government entities in the energy sector.The Gleaner has confirmed…

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J$15 billion investment to reduce power outages

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Underscoring that its customers are now far less tolerant of power outages due to their heavy reliance on electrical devices, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) will this year invest US$116m (J$15b) to improve the reliability of its…

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Explosion damages houses, church in east Portland

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Investigators from the Port Antonio fire station are conducting a probe into the cause of an explosion of a 40-ft container in the farming community of Kensington in east Portland yesterday. At least three houses, a church, and two vehicles suffered…

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Westmoreland records highest child fatalities

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Jodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner WriterStatistics show that Westmoreland has recorded the highest number of child fatalities in traffic accidents between 2012 and 2017.Lead researcher Dr Earl Bailey made the revelation following his analysis of data from the…

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Kingston makes top 20 most dangerous cities list

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Kingston, Jamaica, has worked itself back on the list of top 20 most dangerous cities in the world.On Tuesday, USA Today published a list of 50 cities, globally, deemed most dangerous based on the number of homicides per 100,000.Jamaica is listed as…

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TEF’s funding of squatter-settlement project stirs debate

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Chairman of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) Dr Wykeham McNeill has questioned why the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is financing a $30 million project for National Energy Solutions Limited (NESoL) to carry out…

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Jamaica needs community-based disaster management

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Craig Fugate, former director of the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency, says that Jamaicans need to formulate a community-based approach to disaster management and rely less on government intervention.”… If we only focus on what…

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