Petrojam in spotlight again - Gov’t asked if company is owed US$3 million by firm that filed for bankruptcy in US

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Jamaica’s parliamentary Opposition has sought answers from the Andrew Holness administration about whether the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam is owed more than J$380 million by a Greek fuel-trading company that filed for bankruptcy protection in…

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It’s a play date! - Parents urged to have fun with children on November 20

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Parents, educators and caregivers are being asked to make a play date with children on November 20, as the day will be designated National Play Day each year going forward.The day was conceptualised by several stakeholders who yesterday expressed…

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US Midterm Election | Dems take House control, but GOP retains Senate

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WASHINGTON (AP): Democrats took House control Tuesday night but Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency…

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Comprehensive tobacco legislation coming in 2019, says Tufton

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(JIS): Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, says that comprehensive tobacco legislation is coming next year. He said that the law will, among other things, restrict tobacco companies from advertising in certain settings. “(It) will…

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New acting US attorney general is a Republican Party loyalist from Iowa

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation’s top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller…

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Agriculture minister urges Jamaicans to support local food producers

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(JIS): Jamaicans are being encouraged to give more support to local food producers, as this creates opportunities for the diversification of farms, and places greater focus on value-added products, micro and small business development and job…

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Female taxi driver shot to death in Tollgate, Clarendon

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A 45-year-old female taxi driver was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon along the Tollgate main road in Clarendon.

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Lady Allen implores Jamaicans to safeguard nation’s youth

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Wife of the governor general, Lady Allen, is urging well-thinking Jamaicans to take the necessary steps to safeguard the society’s children and youth and aid their holistic development.Noting that 33 per cent of the population are children and…

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Cancer survivor supports health ministry’s HPV vaccine drive

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Cervical cancer survivor, Juliet Davis, is in support of the health ministry’s introduction of the bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine being administered to thousands of grade-seven students across the island.Davis, who was first diagnosed…

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Schools in Hanover welcome Jamaica Moves

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Regional Health and education promotion officer at the Western Regional Health Authority, Marceleen Wheatle, says primary- and high-school students in Hanover have been highly receptive of the Jamaica Moves programme.The national health initiative…

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