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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


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


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


Emancipation Day Will Be Celebrated on August 1

Emancipation Day will be celebrated on August 1, as usual, this year although the date falls on a Saturday. A release issued by the JIS yesterday had quoted Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles, as suggesting that Emancipation … Continued


Reggae Enthusiasts Attend Concert

Hundreds of reggae enthusiasts attended the second staging of the Reggae Symphony concert series, held at the Broward Centre for the Performing Arts (BCPA), Fort Lauderdale, on Sunday (March 29). Included in the line-up were reggae singer, Freddie McGregor; reggae … Continued


Young Jamaicans Urged to Exhibit Fixity of Purpose

General Manager of the National Building Society of Cayman, Dunbar McFarlane, has urged young Jamaicans to exhibit a fixity of purpose, as only this would ensure their success, in this climate of economic change and uncertainty. Speaking at the first … Continued


School for Deaf Children Needs Help

Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Andrew Gallimore, has appealed to Corporate Jamaica to come to the aid of the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD), while pledging his Ministry’s full support for the … Continued


Jamaica Stages First Int’l Jerk Cooking Challenge

The first ever International Jerk Cooking Challenge, held on March 20 at the Jamaica Inn Hotel in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, proved exciting for participants and patrons. The event, which featured demonstrations by self-taught Jamaican executive chef, Cheryl Smith, of … Continued


JCDC Extends Deadline for Festival Song Entries

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has extended the deadline for entries for the 2009 Festival Song Competition to March 31. Chairman of the Festival Song Competition, Vernon Derby, said that this year competition, dubbed Festival K9, promises to be … Continued


Japan Gives Maxfield Park Children’s Home $3.5 Million

The Maxfield Park Children’s Home, in Kingston, has been granted approximately $3.5 million (US$39,915) to renovate sections of the 90-year old institution. An agreement was signed today (March 19) between the Embassy of Japan and the Maxfield Park Children’s Home … Continued

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