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2017 Festival Queen Recognised By Rotaract Club of St. Andrew

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2017, Dainalyn Swaby, has been awarded by the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew (RCSA) for outstanding contribution to their community and club service projects during her reign. The 25-year-old Festival Queen, who created history by being the first winner from the parish of St. Elizabeth, was…

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Statement to Parliament on Petrojam By the Most Honourable Andrew Holness

Mr. Speaker, this Honourable House will recall that I made a preliminary statement on Petrojam on 26 June, 2018 giving Parliament an account of Cabinet’s actions on Petrojam, including an update on the administrative report we had received from the Permanent Secretary. A Press Release was issued on July 2,…

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Gov’t Allocates $30 Million to Alleviate Drought Conditions

The Government has allocated $30 million to truck water to several communities across the island that are experiencing shortages due to drought conditions. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said the measure forms the first phase of the Government’s response to the current dry spell affecting…

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Free Summer Digital Storytelling at UTech July 25-27

The Animation Production and Development Department of the University of Technology (UTech) will host a free Summer Digital storytelling and viewing session from July 25 to 27 at its campus, 237 Old Hope Road in Kingston. This event is open to high-school students, aged 14 to 17, and will take…

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Budget in Place for MOCA – Dr. Chang

Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the budget is in place for the establishment of an independent Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and focus will now be placed on ensuring that the entity is adequately staffed. “At the moment, I think they are at less…

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Cabinet Requests Policy on Corporate Social Responsibility

Cabinet has requested the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service to develop a policy concerning corporate social responsibility (CSR), inclusive of donations and sponsorship. This was disclosed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, as he addressed the House of Representatives on Tuesday (July 10), where he provided…

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Training for Court Administrators

A five-day Leadership training course for court administrators began today (July 10), at the Norman Manley Law School, University of the West Indies (UWI). Similar training was provided for Supreme Court Judges, Senior Parish Court Judges and Directors of Court Management Services from July 2 to 6. The training is…

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JSIF Spends $9 Million to Train Unemployed Youth

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), in partnership with the Institute for Workforce Education and Development (IWED), has trained 62 unemployed persons in landscaping and facility maintenance at a cost of $9 million. The young persons, who are from needy communities in the parishes of St. Andrew, Kingston and Clarendon,…

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Health Facilities Must Be Accessible to All – Dr. Skyers

The Ministry of Health is reiterating its commitment to ensuring that all its health facilities are customer-friendly and accessible to every Jamaican. Senior Medical Officer in the Ministry’s HIV/STI/TB Unit, Dr. Nicola Skyers, stressed that all Jamaicans should be able to utilise healthcare services without discrimination. “It is not enough…

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