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Roads in St. Andrew Now Cleared

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that roadways in St. Andrew, that were yesterday rendered impassable following rains on the weekend, are now opened to at least single lane vehicular traffic. Teams from the NWA had been kept busy in the parish since Sunday night, however four corridors remained…

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NCDS Leading Cause of Death in Jamaica

Regional Health Promotion and Education Officer at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Marceleen Wheatle, says non-communicable diseases (NCD) have emerged as the leading cause of death in Jamaica over the past 30 years. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank at the agency’s Montego Bay Regional Office on Monday (May…

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Get Physical on World Move for Health Day

The Ministry of Health is encouraging Jamaicans to get physical on World Move for Health Day on May 10. Community groups, schools, churches and corporate bodies are being urged to organise activities in communities across the island. The Ministry, as part of it Jamaica Moves Campaign, will host a major…

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Cabinet Submission for Pension Increase in Short Order – Robinson

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says a submission will be made to Cabinet in short order for an increase in the rate of pension. She noted that the 2016 actuarial review of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) was recently completed and will be included in the…

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Latin American Boost for Jamaica’s Tourism

With the traditional markets of the United States, Canada and Europe all showing growth, Jamaica could be looking at another outstanding year in tourism based on positive developments emerging from South America. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, and a Jamaican delegation, which included Chief Strategist and Advisor, Delano Seiveright, recently…

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Prime Minister Emphasises Importance of Reading

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is imploring parents to be more involved in getting the children to hone their reading skills, as this will ensure their cognitive prowess is also developed. “Reading is actually a learnt skill, and you have to be very involved in the development of…

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NWA Closes Section of John Golding Road in St. Andrew

The National Works Agency (NWA) has closed a section of the John Golding Road in St. Andrew to vehicular traffic following the collapse of a pipe culvert. The NWA is moving to secure the break-a-way, which spans both lanes in the vicinity of the Hope Valley Experimental Primary and Infant…

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Foundation Provides Second Chance for High-School Dropouts

Jamaican research scientist and educator, Dr. Simone Badal McCreath, has embarked on a noble mission aimed at providing a second chance for persons to gain the education and skills necessary to acquire a job or pursue higher learning. Through her brainchild Anti-Cancer Research Jamaica Foundation (ACRJF), which was established and…

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National Child Month Church Service Held in Trelawny

Hundreds of children living in Falmouth and its environs participated in the National Child Month Church Service, which was held on Sunday, May 6 at the William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Trelawny. The service marked the start of Child Month activities, which will be held under the theme ‘A.F.F.I.R.M…

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Senator Calls for Aggressive Road Safety Campaign

Government Senator, Kavan Gayle, has called for an aggressive public education campaign aimed at changing the unruly behavior of many motorists, particularly taxi operators. “Many drivers have completely ignored the warnings to not overload vehicles, don’t drive when tired, don’t drink and drive, to desist from speeding, to always wear…

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