Dump the dump - JET happy with plans to wind down Riverton City operations, as single-use plastic ban takes effect

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The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it stands in support of a planned winding down of operations at the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew to move centralised waste-management activities to other sites across the island.The announcement…

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Needed: Refresher courses for drivers - Survivor of deadly collision proposes measure to reduce road accidents

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A motorist who survived a crash, which left two persons dead last year, is calling for new legislation to require mandatory periodic refresher courses for drivers.The motorist, whose name is being withheld as the deadly crash is still being…

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Dump the dump

Gleaner on January 1st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it stands in support of a planned winding down of operations at the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew to move centralised waste-management activities to other sites across the island.The announcement…

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Two churchmen drown at Duncans beach

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Western Bureau:A special team of divers yesterday joined forces with members of the Trelawny Marine Police in a bid to locate the body of one of the two St Ann men who drowned at a beach in Duncans, Trelawny, while they were on a church trip on…

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Resilient Cubans mark 60 years since revolution

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As the people of Cuba mark the 60th anniversary of the revolution that toppled the Batista regime, Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Inez Fors Fern·ndez is declaring that the country is better today because of the work of its late former leader, Fidel…

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Montague calls for swifter audits of marine vessels

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Transport Minister Robert Montague has asked the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) to fast-track the ongoing audits being carried out on marine vessels operating islandwide and to also complete, within two weeks, an audit relating to Palisadoes…

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Opposition irked by ‘negative’ label - OPM declares - no time for ‘meaningless’ talk on SOEs

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Bristling at a release in which the Government said that it had no time for meaningless talk, the People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday lambasted Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ office for suggesting that Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips’…

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Andrew Holness | Great things happening for Ja

Gleaner on January 1st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

This is the new day that the Lord has made, and we who have been spared to see it rejoice and are glad in it for we stand on the threshold of new possibilities and opportunities.As a country, we were able to accomplish much in 2018:…

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Rekindling hope

Gleaner on January 1st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Fellow Jamaicans, at home and abroad, I greet you warmly and wish for you a bright, prosperous, and happy New Year.It does not seem like a year since we were ushering in 2018, but we cannot hold back the hands of time.Last year had its fair spread…

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Early bird registration for 2019 Sagicor Sigma Run opens online tomorrow

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Early bird registration for the 2019 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run will open tomorrow with a special registration cost of $1,200 per individual participant for race day on Sunday, February 17.In a statement yesterday, Sagicor said that registration…

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