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$51M Irrigation System for Yallahs

KINGSTON — In an effort to increase agricultural production in Yallahs, St. Thomas, the Government is seeking to improve the irrigation system in the area. Cabinet has approved a $51 million contract, awarded to Jamaica Drip Irrigation Limited, for the … Continued

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Westmoreland Honours Heroes

MONTEGO BAY — Seven 'local heroes' who had made outstanding contributions to the development of Westmoreland, were showered with accolades and awards at the parish's National Heroes' Day salute in Norman Square, Savanna-La-Mar, on Monday, October 17. At the Civic … Continued

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St. Ann Recognizes Seven Local “Heroes”

MONTEGO BAY — St. Ann, birthplace of Jamaica's first national hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey, recognized seven persons and honoured them for serving the parish, as it celebrated National Heroes Day on Monday (October 17) with a civic ceremony … Continued

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Big Plans for Downtown

KINGSTON — The transformation of downtown Kingston is rapidly gathering momentum, as evidenced by over 300 percent increase in expressions of interest in the tax incentive programme for urban renewal by interested investors, over the last 18 months. This was … Continued

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Stony Hill Health Centre to be upgraded

KINGSTON — Health Minister, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, says the Ministry will be moving to address challenges at the Stony Hill Health Centre in St. Andrew, with a view to re-instating it to a Type V facility. Speaking with JIS News, … Continued

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More Residents Using Portmore Health Centres

KINGSTON — Minister of Health, Hon Rudyard Spencer, says that there has been an increase in the number of persons accessing care at public health centres in Portmore, St. Catherine. Speaking at the official reopening of the Waterford Health Centre, … Continued

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Charles Town Maroons celebrate culture

PORT ANTONIO — The best of maroon culture and heritage were on display on Saturday June 25 at Asafu Yard in Charles Town, Portland. Organised by the Charles Town Maroons, the day was the culmination of the third annual International … Continued

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Emancipation Jubilee returns to Spanish Town

KINGSTON — Youth, Sports and Culture Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, has announced plans to begin staging Emancipation Jubilee celebrations in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, beginning this year. The annual event, she said, will be in addition to the customary July … Continued

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Businesses Downtown Resuming Operations

President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Milton Samuda, has said that downtown Kingston is returning to normal as businesses begin to resume operations. Speaking with JIS News this morning (May 28), Mr. Samuda informed that he worked from … Continued

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