NEW CHINA ERA - More investments to flow into Jamaica after groundbreaking MOU signed

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Jamaica is on the cusp of reaping the benefits of expanded relations with China after yesterday’s signing of a landmark memorandum of understanding set to be the launching pad of ramped-up investment and trade between the two nations. First…

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Editors’ Forum | LNG to supply 80% of power by 2023

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Jamaica’s transition to cleaner liquefied natural gas (LNG), now at nearly 25 per cent of generated power for the national grid, will move to 80 per cent in four years. It will result in one private supplier, United States-based New Fortress Energy…

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Inner-city youths get chance to share stage with stars

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A major demand locally and internationally for young people who are trained and certified in event production has given birth to M-Academy, a brainchild of Main Event Entertainment Group Limited (MEEGL), in partnership with the Jamaica Social…

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Brain drain crippling Westmoreland, says chamber boss

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WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland is suffering from a major brain drain as increasing numbers of highly trained and qualified workers are leaving the parish to live overseas or migrate to other regions of Jamaica, says a leading business lobbyist. Moses…

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Retired JDF officer is new prison boss

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A retired Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer has been put in charge of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) as it embarks on a multipronged approach centred on rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders to transform the more than 200-…

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Aviation body stands by plane crash report

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The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has countered claims made by Captain Errol Stewart, operator of the Caribbean Aviation Training Centre, that it was conflicted in the investigation it carried out on the flight school’s ill-fated crash in…

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Rock to get new bridge

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Rock Bridge in Falmouth, Trelawny, which was recently closed by the National Works Agency (NWA) because of significant structural defects, will be replaced. Janel Rickets, community relations officer at the NWA’s Western Region…

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Drats, rats! - MoBay mayor appeals for proper garbage disposal to ease infestation

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WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is making a fresh appeal to business operators in the western city and the rest of St James to practise proper waste disposal in order to eliminate the parish’s perpetual problems with rat infestation….

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FLOW unveils unlimited call packages

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Telecommunications company FLOW has sought to simplify its packages, flattening its offerings with unlimited calls for both its prepaid and postpaid plans as a key lynchpin. FLOW said it was responding to the demands of customers after it conducted…

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PNP’s Robinson attributes NIDS victory to strength of Constitution

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The People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson is attributing the success of his National Identification and Data System (NIDS) challenge to the strength of the Jamaican Constitution and the protection it…

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