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Bureau to Honour 50 Outstanding Women

Fifty women, who have excelled in various fields, will be honoured by the Bureau of Women's Affairs (BWA) on International Women's Day (IWD) Thursday (March 8). At a function slated for the Wyndham Kingston hotel, the women will be awarded … Continued

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ILO Pledges Assistance to Jamaica

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has pledged assistance to Jamaica in a number of areas aimed at improving labour and productivity, including HIV/AIDS in the workplace. “As far as HIV/AIDS is concerned we have targeted Jamaica, because there are resources, … Continued

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Glenhope Gets $650,000 towards Rebuilding Efforts

The National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) Committee and the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) have donated $650,000 to the Glenhope Place of Safety towards the institution’s rebuilding effort. The donation was in keeping with a commitment from the committee, at … Continued

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National Well-Being Improves

The latest key indicators of national well-being: ‘health status; education status and labour force quality’ under the Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan’, has revealed that tertiary level enrolment for 2011 recorded a 3.1 per cent increase over the … Continued

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Service Clubs Urged to Modernise

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is encouraging service clubs to adopt modern methods as part of their programme offerings in order to attract more young people. He noted that while the principles being imparted will always … Continued

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Prince Harry Arrives March 5

Grandson of The Queen, His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales (always known as Prince Harry), will visit Jamaica from March 5 to 8 on behalf of  The Queen. The four-day visit is in commemoration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee … Continued

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Gov’t Committed to Addressing Business Ethics

Minister of State for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, said that the government is committed to addressing the issue of ethics in business. Speaking at a panel discussion held at the Old Hope Road campus of the University … Continued

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Poverty Reduction Coordinating Unit to be established

A Poverty Reduction Coordinating Unit is to be established as government places focus on ensuring social protection for the country’s most vulnerable. This was disclosed by Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson on February … Continued

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Importance of Labour Advisory Council Highlighted

Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, has given an undertaking to re-commit the Labour Advisory Council (LAC) to the mission of being part of the country’s governance process. This, he says, is to ensure that significant accruable benefits … Continued

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Scores Turned Out For Justice Run

Scores of school children lined the streets from Stony Gut, St. Thomas to Spanish Town, St. Catherine, last Wednesday (February 8) to view the runners participating in the “Justice Run” organised by the Ministry of Justice. Along the 45-mile trek, … Continued

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Senators Pay Tribute to Ambassador Dudley Thompson

Members of the Senate, on February 10, paid tribute to former Cabinet Minister and Senator, Ambassador the Hon. Dudley Thompson, who died on January 20. Government Senator, Lambert Brown, described the late Ambassador Thompson, who was laid to rest last … Continued

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Tributes to Barclay Ewart in the Senate

Tributes were paid  to former Senator and prominent businessman, Alexander Barclay Ewart, who died on February 1, by  Members of the Senate on February 10. Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, said Mr. Ewart was one of Jamaica’s … Continued

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Information Minister Pledges Support to JIS

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, has pledged her full support in enhancing the work of the Government’s news agency, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). Addressing staff members, following a tour of the entity’s head office … Continued

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