VIDEO: Ja agrees to MOU terms with US on tackling gun, drug smuggling at ports, Tapia says

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It took more than four years, but Jamaica has finally signed off on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United States (US) that seeks to stamp out corruption at the ports, which has, for decades, facilitated the inflows of guns, drugs and…

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FINALLY - Ja agrees to MOU terms with US on tackling gun, drug smuggling at ports, Tapia says

Gleaner on January 4th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

It took more than four years, but Jamaica has finally signed off on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United States (US) that seeks to stamp out corruption at the ports, which has, for decades, facilitated the inflows of guns, drugs and…

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‘It was very terrifying’ - Man calls for action after near-death encounter on Mandela

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After his motor vehicle suddenly shut down while travelling along the Mandela Highway three weeks ago, Richard Goodall was attempting to go over what he thought was a regular median in the vicinity of the Hydel Group of Schools in St Catherine when…

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Colleagues: Robinson had passion for health sector - NERHA chairman dies of COVID-19 in Florida

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The death of North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) Chairman Tyrone Robinson from COVID-19 in Florida in the United States has sent shock waves throughout the local health sector. The 58-year-old Robinson had been a respected and beloved…

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Going for growth - Stakeholders say major policy changes needed to move agriculture forward; Green confident sector on right path

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Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green is anticipating an excellent year for farming as he spearheads a number of initiatives aimed at insulating the sector against external shocks and extreme weather conditions, having learnt lessons from…

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August Town yearns for reopening of Sir John Golding Road

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More than two and a half years since a huge crater forced the closure of Sir John Golding Road in St Andrew, motorists and residents of August Town are hoping they will regain access to the thoroughfare early in the new year. The road had been…

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JAS plans to go back to roots for 2021

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The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is embarking on a mission this year to re-energise all its branches islandwide to make it more attuned to the needs of its members and the Jamaican society. Formed in 1895 under the instruction of then…

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Bartlett cautiously optimistic about tourism’s performance for 2021

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Despite reeling from a $76 billion loss in earnings and a 2.3 million decline in visitor arrivals, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says not only was 2020 a watershed moment for his industry, but that Jamaica emerged from it the epitome of “tourism…

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CXC releases CSEC, CAPE review results online

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The final grades from the majority of reviews from the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) examinations will be released today by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). CXC says…

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Man fatally shot by police in St James

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The police are reporting that a man was fatally shot during a confrontation with cops on King Street, Montego Bay, St James on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as 29-year-old Mikhail Cunningham, otherwise called ‘Lucifer’,…

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