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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


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


Trevor Rhone Donates Family Property for Community Project

Renowned playwright, Trevor Rhone has donated his family home in Bellas Gate, St. Catherine for the construction of a basic school, community/skills training centre and visitor’s lodge. Several residents of the community, which served as the inspiration for Rhone’s very … Continued


Region Will Engage New U.S. Administration – PM

Prime Minister, Bruce Golding yesterday (Jan. 20) expressed the hope that the interest of developing countries like Jamaica, which is often left on the periphery of the global agenda, will form part of the United States’ foreign policy framework under … Continued


Bauxite Industry to Return to Profitability in Three Years

Minister of State in the Ministry of Mining and Telecommunications, Laurence Broderick, is projecting that the bauxite sector should return to profitability within three years. He noted that with the current downturn in demand on the world market for metals … Continued


PM Golding – Working on New Deal for Jamaica

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has said that the Government was working on a new deal for the people of Jamaica that would bring communities out of poverty. He was speaking at the opening of the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) … Continued


NSWMA Competition Rewarding Employees for Exemplary Work

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), yesterday (Jan. 19) presented some of its sanitation team members with gift baskets, movie tickets and certificates, as part of its ongoing ‘Get the Cash Competition’. The competition rewards sanitation workers for exemplary … Continued


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

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