$1.5 billion allocation for secondary road repairs forces NWA to prioritise

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It would cost approximately $8 billion to carry out the maintenance work needed on nearly 70 per cent of the nation’s secondary roadways, an assessment conducted by the National Works Agency (NWA) has revealed.Executive Director of the NWA E.G….

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No support for Maduro - Kingston, Caracas rift deepens as Jamaica backs OAS resolution not to recognise Venezuela’s president

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Jamaica yesterday sided with 18 other members of the Organization of American States (OAS) in favour of a resolution not to recognise the legitimacy of Nicol·s Maduro’s new term as Venezuela’s president.The resolution was passed in Washington…

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Williams: Creative industries must drive Kingston’s development

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Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams is calling for greater emphasis on the creative industries in order to diversify the city’s revenue streams.He made the suggestion recently at the first meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (…

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Safety not 100 per cent guaranteed - Tourism security expert

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Tourism security expert Dr Peter Tarlow says that while he will be working closely with the Ministry of Tourism to provide a new architecture for tourism ethics and visitor safety, he cautioned citizens against expecting 100 per cent security.Tarlow…

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Female prisoner survives being stabbed seven times

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A probe is under way into the circumstances that led to the stabbing of a woman inside the Fort Augusta Correctional Centre on South Camp Road in Kingston yesterday.Luckily, she survived the attack, reportedly carried out by a fellow inmate, who…

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Young Jamaicans benefiting from Poverty Reduction Project

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Three hundred young people have benefited from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund Poverty Reduction Project (JSIF-PRP) tertiary and vocational scholarships programme since its implementation in 2015.Managing Director of the JSIF Omar Sweeney, while…

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Petrojam gets back money for Wheatley surprise birthday party

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A letter from Winston Watson, general manager of Petrojam, has revealed that the $1,370,850 that was spent on a surprise birthday party for former science, energy, and technology minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has been reimbursed.The letter, dated…

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400 employees working without degrees in the Ministry of Education

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WESTERN BUREAU:Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Dean-Roy Bernard has revealed that steps are being taken to ensure that the approximately 400 persons now employed to the ministry without degrees can attain them over a four-year…

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National Diaspora Policy to be developed

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State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says that strengthening the relationship with the diaspora must include pertinent input from critical stakeholders as much as from the Government.This active…

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JTA wants better policies to empower community colleges

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WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Garth Anderson, president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, is calling on the Government to provide the legislative frame-work that would empower and equip community colleges to effectively prepare their students to meet the…

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