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Prayer Breakfast Remains Relevant

President of the International University of the Caribbean, Rev. Dr. Maitland Evans, says the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) remains relevant to Jamaica’s development, as it provides an avenue for the country’s leaders to fellowship in unity in spite of … Continued

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CSJP’s PeaceMobile Moves into Gordon Pen

The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) has welcomed the community of Gordon Pen, St. Catherine, to its family with the use of the PeaceMobile and Information Village, at an event held today (January 17), at the Eltham Park Primary … Continued

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Computer Lab at Women’s Centre Upgraded

The Universal Service Fund (formerly Universal Access Fund) has upgraded the computer laboratory at the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation’s Trafalgar Road headquarters in St. Andrew at a cost of $3.5 million. The lab, which was officially handed over on … Continued

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Hotelier is the New Custos of St. Mary

The parish of St. Mary has a new Custos Rotulorum. He is hotelier Jeffrey McKitty, who was sworn in on Monday (January 14), during a ceremony at King’s House. Mr. McKitty replaces Hon. Alrick Pottinger, whose retirement became effective on … Continued

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Ambassador Whiteman Gets Special Award

Long-time educator and advisor to the Prime Minister, Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, has been honoured by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) for his pioneering work in the development of institutions across the island. He was one of four … Continued

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Leaders to Pray for More Love on January 17

The nation’s leaders will come together and pray for more love among Jamaicans when they meet for the 33rd annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) on January 17. The theme for this year’s breakfast is: ‘Love That Transforms’,  and Chairman … Continued

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JSIF Inviting Proposals for Grant Funding Under PRP III

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is inviting proposals for short-term social intervention programmes under its Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP). The initiative, now in its third phase, is jointly funded by the European Union (EU) and the Government of Jamaica. … Continued

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Georgia-Based Jamaicans Laid to Rest

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Jamaicans and friends turned out at a church in  Decatour, Georgia, on January 5, to celebrate the lives of Ainsworth and Jacqueline Mallett and son Drew, the Georgia-based Jamaican family, who perished in a traffic accident … Continued

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Houses Handed Over to Hurricane Victims

Some 186 of the 500 houses promised to Jamaicans who lost their homes during the passage of Hurricane Sandy in October, have been delivered to persons in eastern parishes, Project Director for the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), Lucille Brodber, … Continued

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Action Taken to Encourage Registration of Yachts in Jamaica

Cabinet has approved the implementation of a prescribed annual fee to replace the existing customs duty, customs user fee, environment levy, and General Consumption Tax (GCT) charges on Jamaican registered yachts. Speaking at Wednesday’s (December 19) Jamaica House Media Briefing … Continued

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Houses for Hurricane Victims Soon

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, has advised that some 158 houses, which are being constructed for victims of Hurricane Sandy, in Portland, St. Mary and St. Thomas, are at various stages of completion. Additionally, she … Continued

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Seniors in St. James Feted

Approximately 86 senior citizens in St. James, including two centenarians, were feted by the St. James National Council for Senior Citizens, at a Christmas dinner, held in Greenwood, on December 17. The two centenarians, Jane Thomas and Euplin Parlane, turned … Continued

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Check House Wiring before Putting up Lights

Homeowners are being advised to get a licenced electrician to check their house wiring before putting up decorative lights, in order to prevent fires. The warning came from Assistant Superintendent in charge of Communication at the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), … Continued

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TAJ Enforces TRN for Overseas Transactions

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) advises that effective January 1, 2013, the requirement  for persons residing or operating from overseas to have a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) to transact business with the tax authority in Jamaica will be fully enforced. This … Continued

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61 Jamaicans Receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

A total of 61 Jamaicans wererecognised for outstanding contribution to nation building through service in the fields of health, security and emergency care, at a special Diamond Jubilee Medal Awards ceremony held this morning (December 14) at King’s House. The … Continued

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Senate Approves Changes to National Insurance Act

Government Senator Lambert Brown has suggested that a review of the National Insurance Act has become necessary in order to give more power to the Minister to increase the benefits to contributors when required. He argued that it wasn’t necessary … Continued

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