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Broderick Proposes Rationalisation of Mining Sector

State Minister in the Ministry of Mining and Telecommunications, Laurence Broderick, has proposed the rationalisation of the mining sector, to allow for legitimisation of those operations, which have not been formalised. “We have to help people to legitimise themselves. We … Continued

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Dr. Baugh Welcomes New ICT Training Centre

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Kenneth Baugh, has said that an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Training Centre, created at the Excelsior Community College, Kingston, should produce a cadre of persons capable of transferring their skills to others … Continued

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Guava Ground Gets Electricity

Residents of Guava Ground, in Clarendon, are happier, now that electricity has been turned on in their area. The first set of street lights were turned on in the area, on February 5, under the Rural Electrification Programme (REP), through … Continued

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PCJ to Partner with Norweigan Firm in Oil Exploration

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), will partner with Norwegian firm, Wavefield Inseis, on a multi client offshore seismic survey to explore for oil and gas resources in Jamaica’s territorial waters. A multi client survey is one conducted to source … Continued

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MIT Improves Capacity to Probe Crimes

The Major Investigation Task Force (MIT) is improving its capacity to probe major crimes, in particular gun-related murders and shootings. Speaking during his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate yesterday (Jan. 23), Minister of National … Continued

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Tanzania Lauds Local Energy and Water Sectors

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, intends to learn from and incorporate Jamaica’s practices regarding its energy and water sectors, as part of a study embarked on by that country to improve these areas. The Tanzanian delegation, who … Continued

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SRC Opens Outpost In Montego Bay

Since July 1, this year, the Scientific Research Council (SRC) has been operating an outpost in Montego Bay, as it steps up efforts to engender greater public awareness of its work and show how communities and small businesses island-wide can … Continued

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Govt’s Plan To Begin Oil Exploration On Track

Government’s plan to begin oil and gas exploration is on track with five companies having already made proposals to conduct analysis of exploration data. Ambassador Peter King, Special Advisor to the Minister of Commerce, Science and Technology, said the successful … Continued

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Mines and Geology Division to Launch Redesigned Website

The Mines and Geology Division of the Ministry of Land and Environment will officially launch its newly redesigned website on Wednesday, August 20 at 10.30 a.m. at the division’s Conference Room, Hope Gardens. The Division has the statutory responsibility under … Continued

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REP To Provide Electricity For 500 New Households

Work will begin by late November on the provision of electricity for 500 new households in rural areas across the island, under the government’s Rural Electrification Programme (REP). In an interview with JIS News, Chief Engineer of the REP, Samuel … Continued

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