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JIS, ODPEM Staging Disaster Preparedness Meetings in St. Ann

The St. Ann Parish Disaster Committee of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) have collaborated to stage a series of public meetings throughout the parish, aimed at heightening citizens’ awareness of … Continued


Jamaicans Urged to Work Together to Address Challenges

Pastor of Hope United Church in Kingston, Rev. Dr. Roderick Hewitt, has called on Jamaicans to work together to effectively address the challenges, which the country currently faces. Addressing the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB), at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel … Continued


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

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