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SLB Approves 99% of Loans

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has informed that 99 per cent of loan applications received by the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) this year were approved. Making his contribution to the State of the Nation … Continued

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Its Final!….JISCO Complete

Transport and Mining Minister, Lester ‘Mike’ Henry, signed three (3) agreements with Jiuquan Iron & Steel Company (JISCO) in Jiayuguan China this morning, which effectively finalizes the acquisition of ALPART by JISCO. These are the Establishment Agreement, the Fiscal Regime … Continued

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Female Farmers Holding Their Own

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, greets farmers on arrival at the Schwallenburgh Greenhouse Cluster and Water Harvesting Project in Rio Hoe, St. Ann, on September 15.

Female farmers at the Schwallenburgh Greenhouse Cluster and Water Harvesting Project in Rio Hoe, St. Ann, say things are changing, while acknowledging that farming has long been a male-dominated profession. Speaking to JIS News, the female farmers note that of … Continued

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National Registry for Seniors

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson (right), in conversation with Director of the United Nations Population Fund, Alison Drayton, during the launch of Senior Citizens’ Week 2017, held on September 21 at The Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. Under the theme ‘Seniors Promoting Intergenerational Solidarity’, Senior Citizens’ Week will be observed from September 24 to October 3.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is ensuring the safety and security of the nation’s elderly citizens through the development of a National Registry for Seniors. Speaking at the launch of Senior Citizens’ Week 2017 on September 21 at … Continued

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Several Activities for Tourism Awareness Week

Several activities will be held to mark Tourism Awareness Week (TAW), which will be observed from September 24 to 30, under the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development’. This year’s observance will incorporate World Tourism Day, slated for … Continued

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