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Emergency Medical Service Technicians Eager to Begin Serving the Public

Emergency Medical Technicians attached to the recently launched Portmore Emergency Medical Service (EMS) say they are eager to begin serving the people of the area. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Corporal Laticka Thomas said now that she has completed her training, she is ready to offer assistance when…

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Mexico Celebrates 207 Years of Independence

Minister of Justice Hon. Delroy Chuck has lauded the government and people of Mexico for its achievements since gaining Independence on September 16, 1810. “Mexico has made significant strides in providing for the welfare of its people, ranking now in the top echelons of the world’s leading free market economies…

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Main Street in Ocho Rios to be Rehabilitated

Some $160 million has been allocated to upgrade Main Street, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, as part of the multimillion-dollar redevelopment project being undertaken by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) in the resort town. The project, which is being funded through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), will see 400 metres…

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Three Judges Appointed to Higher Office

Three judges have been appointed to serve at higher offices within Jamaica’s judiciary. They are Ceciel Pettigrew Collins and Calys Ruth Patricia Wiltshire, who will act as Puisne Judges of the Supreme Court, and Andrea Maud Thomas, who will act as Master-in-Chambers of the Supreme Court. The appointments take effect…

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Jamaica Taking Greater Ownership of Policy Goals – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says passing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reviews is indicative that the Government is “slowly but surely” taking greater ownership of the policy goals and objectives as articulated in the country’s economic reform programme. Reviews were conducted for the previous Extended Fund Facility…

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Zones will be Carefully Assessed to Determine Intervention Needs – Sweeny

Communities that are declared Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) will be carefully assessed to determine the needs and the extent of services to be provided for residents. Deputy Chairman of the ZOSO Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says the support will, among other things, enable persons to receive health services…

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Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Town Halls in Clarendon

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, will be hosting two disaster preparedness and mitigation town halls in Clarendon next week. The community sessions will be held at the Edwin Allen High School in Frankfield on Wednesday (September 20) and at the St. Gabriel’s Anglican Church Hall,…

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Farmers Urged to Utilise Organic Fertilisers

Minister without Portfolio in the Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson is calling for more local farmers to utilise organic fertilisers. He noted that crops grown organically fetch a higher price at market. The demand for organic produce continues to grow, with the global market estimated to…

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Former State Wards Awarded Tertiary Scholarships Valued at US$22

Six former wards of the State have been awarded tertiary-level scholarships totalling US$22,500 by diaspora charity Children of Jamaica Outreach Inc. (COJO). The presentations were made on Wednesday (September 13) during a luncheon held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. These scholarship recipients are Gold-Mae Bullock, who received…

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