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Education Ministry Ramping Up Career Guidance Programme

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is ramping up its career guidance programme, which is expected to produce school-leavers who are better prepared for the 21st century job market. Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, says the programme will provide secondary-school students with critical information on…

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Festival Queen Wants to Recycle Plastic Bottles

Within a week of being crowned Jamaica’s Festival Queen for 2018, Ms. Ackera Gowie is optimistic about launching her national project – recycling plastic bottles. According to the 23-year-old young woman from St. Mary, it has been heartbreaking for her to see drains clogged, and rivers, sea and shorelines polluted…

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Work to Start Soon on Essex Valley Irrigation Project

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says development of the Essex Valley irrigation project in St. Elizabeth is expected to start within the next three months. “This project will positively impact the livelihoods of over 700 farmers on 1,700 acres of land through the provision of…

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Jamaicans Celebrate in Washington

It was standing room only as Jamaicans and friends poured into Dumbarton Chapel at Howard University School of Law in Washington DC on Sunday, August 5 for the Service of Thanksgiving for their country’s 56th anniversary of independence. Organised by the Embassy of Jamaica, the annual church service was attended…

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US Government Congratulates Jamaica

The United States government has sent congratulations to Jamaica on the occasion of the country’s 56th anniversary of Independence. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, noted the strong connections between the people of both countries, noting that Jamaica is one of the strongest partners of the United States of America. “Your…

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Customers of Gayle Post Office to Collect Mail in Port Maria

Communities previously served by the Gayle Post Office in St. Mary will be able to access their mail and any other postal services at the Port Maria Post Office, and their pension at the Lucky Hill Post Office in the parish. The new arrangements, which are temporary, have been implemented…

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