Gov’t, Opposition hail Clive Peck

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The Government and the parliamentary Opposition yesterday lauded the work of Clive Peck, the Jamaican man who was one of two United Nations (UN) peacekeepers killed in a bomb blast in Libya on the weekend. Jamaica Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson…

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Taken by terror - Friends mourn Jamaican among UN personnel killed in Libyan bomb blast

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WESTERN BUREAU: “Regardless of the threat from terrorism, the government is very serious about fighting terrorists and other criminals,” were the words written by Clive Peck to one of his friends in Montego Bay, St James, in April this year. Peck…

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Lack of legislation delays BCJ’s social media plans

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Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) Professor Anthony Clayton says that the commission cannot act on the trusted YouTube flagger status it received from the Internet giant earlier this year because local lawmakers are yet to…

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Continue to be faithful to Garvey movement, urges Moss-Solomon

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Describing himself as the most unlikely Garveyite because of his mixed heritage, businessman James Moss-Solomon has urged followers of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey to be faithful to the Garvey movement. Delivering the keynote address at the…

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Jamaica National Children’s Home to receive $1m from Sagicor

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The Jamaica National Children’s Home is set to receive $1 million from Sagicor towards relief efforts following a fire that razed the home that houses 41 boys and girls who are wards of the State. Christopher Zacca, president and CEO of Sagicor…

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Give all tertiary students gov’t tuition support, says NCU board member

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Northern Caribbean University (NCU) board member Dr Witford Reid has called for a “complete transformation” in the funding of tertiary education in Jamaica. Speaking yesterday during NCU’s 96th Commencement Ceremony, Reid advocated for the…

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Recruit recent graduates to fill vacancies, Education Ministry urges

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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is encouraging high school principals who are facing challenges identifying Mathematics and Science teachers to contact The Mico University College and the Church Teachers’ College for support…

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RADA seeks to implement sustainable water-harvesting techniques

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Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Peter Thompson, says the organisation is seeking to implement sustainable water- harvesting techniques in the sector, as it seeks to boost the country’s food…

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‘One PNP’ poll shows most believe Ja heading in the wrong direction

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A poll commissioned by the One PNP team led by Dr Peter Phillips has found that 46 per cent of Jamaicans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.
 

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$19 million road patching programme under way in St Elizabeth

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is currently carrying out hot mix patching activities on sections of 13 corridors in St. Elizabeth. The works, which started on August 5, is valued at some $19-million. Community Relations Officer for the NWA’…

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