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Bureau of Women’s Affairs Says Ban on Lewd Songs Long Overdue

The Bureau of Women’s Affairs has joined the growing list of organizations and public officials in commending the Broadcasting Commission for its decision to ban songs with explicit sexual content from the nation’s airwaves. “We welcome this decision because I … Continued

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President of the Senate Welcomes Chinese Vice President

President of the Senate, Dr. Oswald Harding, has expressed appreciation for the technical and cultural co-operation, and the various bilateral agreements between Jamaica and China. “I [would] like to see the growth and development of cultural exchanges between our peoples,” … Continued

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Spanish Town Prepares for King of Spain

Preparations are in high gear for the visit of the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, to Spanish Town, St. Catherine. The Spanish Monarchs, who are to be conferred with national civil decorations by the Government, will … Continued

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PM Says Future of Bauxite Industry Not Endangered

Prime Minister Bruce Golding gave an assurance today(Feb 12) that although the Bauxite Industry was under severe stress, its future was not in danger and it must prepare and position itself to rebound with renewed energy. Mr. Golding said that … Continued

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NSWMA Promotes Safety Standards at Landfills

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), has instituted new rules, to prevent easy access to its landfills by children and trucks with crews searching for scrap metal. The rules are being put in place to promote safety standards in … Continued

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Broadcasting Commission Eyes Carnival

The Boadcasting Commission will be keeping an eye on this year’s Carnival activities, in continuation of its efforts to regulate violent and lewd forms of entertainment. Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Hopeton Dunn, made the announcement during a press conference … Continued

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Government Receives Report on Social Partnership from CAPRI

The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) has presented Government with the results of its research on a new social partnership for Jamaica. The report was presented yesterday to Prime Minister Bruce Golding, by the President of CAPRI, John Rapley, when … Continued

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PM Calls for Meeting to Address Concerns of Music Industry

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has instructed the Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, to set up a meeting this week to discuss the concerns and impact of the negative lyrics and images being portrayed through Jamaica’s … Continued

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