Save our turtles! - Duncans Bay residents, environmentalists continue to sound alarm over threats to species

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Western Bureau: The illegal practice of killing turtles and poaching their nests for eggs, which has become a feature of life in Duncans Bay, Trelawny, has left one veteran fisherman fuming as he does not believe that enough is being done to…

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Charge ahead - Businessman urges fresh thinking to accelerate growth

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Jamaica Producers CEO Jeffrey Hall is urging policymakers to stop treating agriculture as a poverty-alleviation measure but as a sound business enterprise. Warning that geopolitics is dictating that there is a need to change the conversation around…

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Legal ganja industry lighting up, says Seiveright

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Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) Delano Seiveright has expressed satisfaction with Jamaica’s progress in developing its medical marijuana industry despite challenges such as a lack of regulatory framework governing export. Local…

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CRH offers free First-World breast cancer care, says Fray

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WESTERN BUREAU: One of the island’s most respected breast cancer experts says Montego Bay’s Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) is equal to any First-World facility in treating the dreaded disease. Dr Delroy Fray, clinical coordinator at the CRH, is…

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OUR turns down JPS application for rate increase

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The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has rejected the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) 2019-24 tariff review application. In a release yesterday, the OUR said it was turned down due to material deficiencies, including the absence of…

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Hanover steps up awareness campaign in mosquito fight

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Western Bureau: The Hanover Health Department yesterday staged a major march in Lucea as part of its public-education drive to highlight the importance of vector control and its benefits to the parish. The staff were joined by members of the public…

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Four more institutions to offer Mandarin come September - Cornwall College, CMU, NCU and Police College sign MOU with embassy

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Four local institutions of learning and training have latched on to the opportunity of being able to teach their students Chinese Mandarin, when they signed a memorandum of understanding with the government and people of China on Thursday at the…

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News Briefs

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Amnesty Int’l welcomes murder charge against cops Amnesty International has welcomed the laying of charges against six policemen over the murders of three men more than six years ago. Sergeant Simroy Mott, Corporal Donovan Fullerton, Constables…

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Afghanistan rocked by explosion, dozens feared dead

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Dozens of people are dead or wounded after an explosion ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan capital of Kabul, a government official has confirmed. Reports indicate that hundreds of…

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All in place for a ’seamless’ start to new school year — McLean

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The Ministry of Education says all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the new school year next month. Public schools are scheduled to reopen on September 2. Acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education Dr Grace McLean says already…

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