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Trelawny Emergency Services Test Disaster Response

The quiet of the Primary and Infant School in Trelawny was on Wednesday (Jan.14) broken by the blast of sirens from emergency vehicles attached to the Trelawny Fire Station, the Falmouth Hospital, and the Police Department. As the vehicles descended … Continued


Earthquake Drill Held at Cacoon Castle All-Age

The Cacoon Castle All-age School in Western Hanover was yesterday (Jan. 14) the site of an earthquake evacuation drill, organised by the Hanover Parish Council to mark Earthquake Awareness Day in Schools. The 170 students and eight teachers at the … Continued


UNESCO Assisting To Set Up Multimedia Centres

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is assisting to transform community radio stations into multimedia centres, thereby facilitating the development of a knowledge-based society. This was noted by Vilma Gregory, Head of the Multimedia Centre at the … Continued


UNESCO Head Pays Three-Day Vist To Jamaica

Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will be making his first official visit to Jamaica on Thursday, May 1 for the opening of the International World Press Freedom Day Conference, to be held … Continued


Women Urged To Be More Pro-Active

Head of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Glenda Simms, is urging females “to take a more pro-active role” as it relates to the shaping of their future. Her call came at the recent annual yard sale of the Treasure … Continued


Israeli Journalist Wins World Press Freedom Prize

Israeli Journalist, Amira Hass, is this year’s recipient of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Miss Hass has been recognized for her efforts in reporting the facts on the Palestinian territories for … Continued


Women’s Centre Foundation Motivates Teenage Mothers

Teenage pregnancy is a reality. But being a teenage mother should not be a ‘death sentence’, says Beryl Weir, Director of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation. She insists that teenage mothers should resolve to continue their education and pursue … Continued


WCJF Reaching Out To Adolescent Mothers

For almost 25 years the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) has been quietly going above and beyond the call of duty, not only assisting pregnant teenagers through its programme for adolescent mothers, but also following up the progress of … Continued

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