Trafficking task force, CISOCA boosted by donations

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 Public sensitisation should consume the bulk of a $500,000 donation to the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA). Meanwhile, the JHTA donated…

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Jamaica wooed by Mexican wave - Head of mission talks up trade fortunes after investment summit

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Jamaica stands to benefit tremendously from a massive jump in trade if a recent Business Summit for Investment between the Mexico Business Council and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States begins to bear fruit,…

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Tech exec: Artificial intelligence won’t lead to wide-scale job cuts

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A top executive of a leading outsourcing firm has rubbished the popular notion that the imminent implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in commercial operations would result in a mass loss of jobs. Speaking to The…

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Less abuse in state care, says Gage-Grey

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WESTERN BUREAU: Rosalee Gage-Grey, the chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), says the welfare of children in state care is improving with a sharp decline in incidents of abuse. “We have a critical-…

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No more traffic gridlock in MoBay

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Western Bureau: The new traffic management plan, which is an integral part of the St. James police’s overall drive to contain lawlessness, is producing the desired result, according to Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the…

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President of JANN says future of animation looks bright

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President of the Jamaica Animation Nation Network (JANN) Kevin Jackson says the future is looking bright for the animation sector, owing to the increased demand for local professionals in the field, exposure to international markets, and…

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Free flu vaccine now available in Hanover

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Western Bureau: The Hanover Health Department has launched an initiative, inviting persons in the parish to get the flu vaccine. This comes against the background of a low take-up rate of the vaccine locally which…

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MoBay bridge to be repaired

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the bridge located at the eastern end of Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James is to be repaired. Community Relations Officer at the NWA’s Western Office, Janel Ricketts, told JIS…

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Suspected suicide in Newlands, Manchester

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Thirty-year-old Dwayne Sinclair, a labourer of Newlands district, Mandeville, Manchester is suspected to have committed suicide in his community on Thursday. The police about 4:00 a.m., residents stumbled upon the body and alerted them.  On…

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Gov’t exploring asset-based financing for MSMEs

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The Government is exploring the feasibility of utilising accounts receivables asset-based financing as a funding option for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The concept allows business owners to access capital that is secured by…

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