3.0 quake rattles sections of Corporate Area

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The Earthquake Unit is reporting that a minor quake rattled sections of the Corporate Area this afternoon. The unit says the 3.0 quake occurred at 2:27 p.m. and had an epicentre of 8 km north of Penlyne Castle, St Thomas in the Blue Mountains. It…

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$17 million repair to Orange Hill road in Westmoreland

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that it has spent just under $17 million to repair sections of the Orange Hill roadway in Western Westmoreland. Orange Hill is a small, rural community located on the outskirts of Negril.  The NWA…

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Jamaica’s economic expansion continues despite shocks - Clarke

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Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says the Jamaican economy continues to show improving resilience given the country’s modest expansion, despite external economic shocks, in the third quarter of 2019. Clarke notes…

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Global stocks rise on optimism about US-China deal

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TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose Thursday on optimism about a United States-China trade deal and the Chinese government’s efforts to boost its economy. France’s CAC 40 rose 1.4% to 6,058 on the new year’s first day of trading…

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Nine firearms, 86 assorted rounds of ammunition seized

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The police are reporting the seizure of nine firearms and 86 assorted rounds of ammunition over three days. They further say a number of persons have been arrested in connection with the seizures. The recoveries were made between Monday, December…

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NSWMA embarking on composting awareness campaign

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The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be partnering with the Social Development Commission and Rural Agricultural Development Authority to heighten public awareness about the benefits of composting. Composting is a…

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COJ to roll out more business registration kiosks

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The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) is encouraging persons to use its Electronic Business Registration Form kiosk, located at its New Kingston offices, to register their business or company. Public Relations Officer at the COJ Kawain…

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Health professionals being equipped to support persons affected by depression

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Parish Psychiatrist for Kingston and St Andrew Dr Craig Radlein says health professionals and other personnel are being equipped to provide the necessary support to persons suffering from depression and anxiety. Radlein noted that both conditions…

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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s ex-partner Nick Gordon dies at 30

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ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Gordon, who was found liable in the death of his ex-partner Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died. He was 30. Gordon’s attorney Joe S. Habachy confirmed his client’s death in a statement Wednesday to The Associated…

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Pastor’s daughter shot in churchyard

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The daughter of a pastor was shot in the head in Mount Salem, St James, allegedly by men involved in a gun salute as part of New Year’s celebrations. The incident happened in the Emmanuel Chapel churchyard. “I had just finished delivering the…

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