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PM Defends Budget Cuts

Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has defended the Government’s decision to cut expenditure in a number of areas, noting that the Government had to contain spending in light of serious economic challenges. “We are not making any apologies about it,” the … Continued

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Use Research to Improve People’s Lives – PM Urges

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has urged academics at the University of the West Indies (UWI), to continue their research but also challenged them to ensure that their work is eventually used to improve the lives of people. He was speaking … Continued

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Seaga Honoured for Service to Stock Exchange

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Eward Seaga, is the second recipient of the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s (JSE) Regional Award for outstanding and distinguished service to the organisation. He was presented with the award and a citation during the first day … Continued

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St. Mary Businesses Tested for Earthquake Safety

Several businesses in Port Maria, were inspected yesterday (Jan. 31), during a ‘hazard hunt’ by the St. Mary Disaster Committee. The exercise, which was conducted as part of activities celebrating January as Earthquake Awareness Month in the parish, served to … Continued

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‘Revival’ Exhibition Opens Monday

Jamaicans have been encouraged by Research Fellow at the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), Dr. Julian Cresser, to visit the exhibition, ‘Revivalism: An Afro-Caribbean Religion’, which opens on Monday (February 2) at the Institute, Ocean Boulevard, downtown … Continued

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Condolence Books Open for Ryan Peralto Snr.

Condolence books have been, and will be opened for signing by members of the public, for the late Senator and former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament, Ryan Peralto Snr., who died on January 23. One was opened at … Continued

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Jamaica Committed to Establishing & Renewing Diplomatic Relations

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, says Jamaica remains committed to establishing new, and strengthening existing diplomatic relations, in its effort to maintain the country’s status as a visible and active member of the international community. To this end, the Government will … Continued

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Public-Private Sector Partnership Spurs Innovative Solutions

Government and the Private Sector are taking a “fresh new” approach to driving the implementation of the National Planning Summit (NPS) initiatives in an effort to spur economic growth and development. Building on the partnership and work already being carried … Continued

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Several Activities to Mark World Wetlands Day

The Natural History Division (NHD) of the Institute of Jamaica, as part of its continued drive to raise public awareness of the value of wetlands, will commemorate World Wetlands Day (February 2), with a week of activities during the period, … Continued

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Official Funeral for Ryan Peralto

The Government has announced that an official funeral will be accorded the late Senator and former Member of Parliament, Ryan Peralto, who died on Friday, January 23. The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 9, at the Stella … Continued

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PM Underscores Importance of Customs Department

Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has underscored the importance of the Customs Department in the development of the country. Addressing a special consultation organised by the Customs Department today (Jan. 27) at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge in Kingston, as part of … Continued

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Jamaica Complying with International Anti-Doping Standards

Jamaica is in full compliance with the international standards set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the World Anti-Doping Code, says Executive Director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), Dr. Patrece Charles-Freeman. “In order for us to be compliant … Continued

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NEPA Replants Mangroves along the Palisadoes Strip

Approximately 700 mangrove seedlings were planted along the Palisadoes Strip by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) in collaboration with the Port Royal Marine Laboratory of the University of the West Indies. The activity was the second such event … Continued

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World Bank to Fund Review of Poverty Estimates

The World Bank is to provide grant funding to facilitate updating of the series on poverty estimation as part of the 20-year review of the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC). The revision, which is projected to be completed by … Continued

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No Purchase of New Car for PM …

Government has denied reports that a new official car costing J$13-Million is being purchased for the Prime Minister. A contract in the amount of US$64,400 or J$5.4Million (based on the current exchange rate ) was approved by the National Contracts … Continued

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