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300 NYS Graduates to be Placed in Health Sector

A total of 300 young people are to benefit from six-months of work experience in health-related fields under the National Youth Services (NYS) health corps programme. A 28-day residential camp was held at the Knox Community College’s Cobbla Campus in … Continued

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Jamaicans Urged to Take Part in Physical Activities

Director of the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC), Lieutenant Colonel Desmond Clarke, is imploring Jamaicans to get involved in physical activities, to ensure good mental and physical health. In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Clarke, who has responsibility … Continued

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Raymond Stewart to be Honoured by Team Jamaica Bickle

Five-time Olympian, Raymond Stewart, will be honoured by Team Jamaica Bickle for his contribution to athletics, at the New York launch of Penn Relays 2009. At the event, set for this evening (April 15) at Ruder Finn’s, Manhattan office, Stewart … Continued

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Child Development Agency Receives $1.36 Billion

Approximately $1.3 billion has been allocated to the Child Development Agency (CDA), in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The CDA represents an amalgamation of the functions and operations of the Children Services Division, the … Continued

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Young People Urged to Take up Jobs in Tourism

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, is encouraging young people to take up jobs in the tourism industry. The Minister, who was addressing the inaugural Tourism Youth Expo and Career Fair held last Wednesday (April 8) at the Ritz Carlton Resort … Continued

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$600 Million to Deepen Cultural Stimulation

The Development of Sport and Recreational Facilities Project has received $600 million to continue to help preserve Jamaica’s cultural heritage. The funds have been set aside in the Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives. The … Continued

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Festival Song Semi-Finalists Selected

Twenty one, of more than 300 singers and songwriters across the island that entered the Festival Song 2k9 Competition have been selected to participate in the semi final round on April 16. They include: Linoleum White from the parish of … Continued

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Government Spending Millions on Youth Empowerment

The Government is spending approximately $82 million this fiscal year on youth empowerment and development programmes. The Ministry of Education has been allocated $50 million in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure for a Youth Development Programme aimed at strengthening institutional … Continued

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