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Have No Fear, Census Info is Safe, Says STATIN

KINGSTON — The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has assured householders that the 2011 Population and Housing Census is not aimed at invading their privacy, but at collecting data for national development. This year’s census, being undertaken under the theme, … Continued


All Systems Go for Census 2011

KINGSTON — Director General of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Sonia Jackson, says the agency is  ready to undertake the 2011 Population and Housing Census (Census 2011), slated to officially get underway on Tuesday, April 5. Ms. Jackson tells … Continued


Heart Foundation cautions against excess salt use

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is cautioning consumers against excessive use of salt, and to be vigilant when purchasing food items as the salt level may not be properly represented in the labeling. Representatives of the Foundation made the call … Continued


RISE Life looking to expand reach

RISE Life Management Services Limited is looking to expand its programmes to assist more at-risk youth and to extend its reach outside of the corporate area. “Because our focus is the at-risk youth and their family members, we would like … Continued


LAMP beneficiaries to receive loan support

The Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has partnered with several financial institutions to fund the second phase of the land titling initiative, dubbed LAMP II. Under this partnership, the institutions will … Continued


NWC Officer Outlines Reasons For Rate Increase

Community Relations Officer for the National Water Commission (NWC), Charles Buchanan, has outlined reasons why the Commission should get a rate increase for supplying water to consumers islandwide. Addressing a public forum at the Port Antonio High School in Portland … Continued


Marlin Tournament Gets Off To Smooth Start

The 40th Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament got off to a smooth start yesterday (September 29).The tournament, which will last until Friday, October 3, was officially opened by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Howard Cooke, at the Old … Continued


UK Appoints First Black Police Chief Constable

Mike Fuller, 44 year-old Deputy Assistant Commissioner with Scotland Yard, has become the United Kingdom’s (UK) first black Chief Constable having being appointed to head the Kent Constabulary. Mr. Fuller, whose parents are Jamaicans, will take up his new post … Continued

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