Five cousins taken by Dorian - Bahamian survivor recounts terrible loss as 2,500 reported missing just over a week after hurricane

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As Jamaica breathes a sigh of relief that none of its nationals have been reported dead so far, one of the most devastating stories has emerged out of The Bahamas. For 18-year-old Zachary Bain, the onslaught of Hurricane Dorian will be etched in…

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Agri ‘nonsense’ - Corruption, ineptitude hurting sector – Shaw

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Rampant corruption in his own North East Manchester constituency, incompetence of some members of the technical staff under his command, and an out-of-step Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) are just some of the issues…

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14 ratty police stations to receive $200m fix - Chang warns he’ll cancel contracts for poor work

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Eight contractors received deals yesterday to refurbish 14 police stations across the island in the second phase of the Government’s solution for the deplorable conditions under which law-enforcement personnel currently work. The projects, which…

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130 state wards to pursue tertiary studies - COJO assists with scholarships, record number of students from children’s homes take on post-secondary education

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Children of Jamaica Outreach Inc (COJO), a New York-based Jamaican charity, awarded just over US$40,000 in scholarships to 10 wards of the State yesterday. The awardees were nominated by children’s officers from the various parishes and selected…

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Breadfruit: The forgotten gem

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After more than 225 years in the Caribbean, despite the fact that it has achieved culinary and cultural significance, the breadfruit remains largely a neglected and underutilised species. Dr Dwight Robinson, head of the Department of Life…

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Ken Baugh to get official funeral – OPM

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Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Health Minister Dr Ken Baugh has been accorded an official funeral, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) announced yesterday. In a release, the OPM said Cabinet…

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Gospel community answers call to aid Bahamas - Hurricane Relief Concert set for Saturday at Fellowship Tabernacle

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When songwriter, producer and composer Paul Barclay learnt of the fast-escalating humanitarian crisis facing the displaced natives of The Bahamas ravaged by Hurricane Dorian, as well as the turmoil of his fellow Jamaicans on the islands, his mind…

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Regulations on using technology to prosecute traffic offences being pursued - Chuck

Gleaner on September 12th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Jerome Reynolds, Assistant Editor-Online   Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has indicated that efforts are being made to iron out issues surrounding the promulgation of new regulations governing the use of technology…

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Why the August Town ‘zero murder’ project failed

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Residents of August Town have said that the zero murders experienced in the St Andrew community in 2016 could not have been sustained because of the little to no action by police to enable the peace to last.

 

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Jamaica ahead of target on eliminating ozone layer depleting substances

Gleaner on September 12th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Jamaica is way ahead of the national target for phasing out the use of chemical compounds that are harmful to the ozone layer. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are compounds consisting of hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine, and carbon atoms. These…

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