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Portland Communities to Benefit from Socio-Economic Programmes

Several communities in Portland are poised to benefit from training and social development programmes, aimed at improving their socio-economic conditions. One such area, Janga Gully in Port Antonio, will see the HEART Trust/NTA providing certification for persons who are already … Continued

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Young People Give Facelift to St. James Infirmary

Representatives of three youth groups in Montego Bay recently came together to give a facelift to the St. James Infirmary and donate food packages and other necessities to the elderly residents. The young people from the St. James Junior Council, … Continued

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JARIA Stages Honour Awards Sunday at Pegasus

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA) is promising a night of spectacular entertainment at its inaugural Honour Awards on Sunday, March 1, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston. The JARIA will recognise artistes, musicians, sound systems, producers and engineers … Continued

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Fire Brigade to Move to Half-Way-Tree in July

The administrative headquarters of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to be relocated to Hagley Park Road, Half-Way-Tree, St. Andrew, in July, says State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister(OPM) with responsibility for Local Government, Robert Montague. In … Continued

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Jamaicans Must Treasure the Memory of Bustamante – PM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has urged all Jamaicans to hold dear, the memory and legacy of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, the great and exemplary leader, who was instrumental in making things happen, that set the country … Continued

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Government to Accelerate Initiatives Under Ethics Programme

As part of its efforts to address the perception of growing corruption within the Public Sector, and the need to have in place appropriate mechanisms to guide Public Servants about appropriate conduct, the Government is moving to further accelerate initiatives … Continued

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Recording Artistes Urged to Create More Sustainable Music

Former Managing Director of Synergy Production, Ronnie Burke, is urging Jamaica’s recording artistes to create more sustainable music that will be accepted in the global marketplace, and thus contribute to the economic development of the country. In an interview with … Continued

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Music Festival to Honour Bob Marley Feb. 28

The 16th annual Caribbean Music Festival honouring the life and philosophy of the late legendary reggae star, Robert Nesta Marley, will be held on Saturday, February 28, at the Bayfront Park, in downtown Miami, Florida, in the United States. This … Continued

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Barnes Brothers Donate Records to Jamaica Music Archives

Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports(MICYS), the Hon. Olivia Grange, today (February 23) received the first instalment of a donation of records from Jamaican-born broadcasters, Jeff, Winston and Ed Barnes, to the Jamaica Music Archives, Spanish Town, St. Catherine. … Continued

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Hanover Marks Bustamante’s 125th Birthday on Tuesday

A civic ceremony, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the birth of National Hero, Sir Alexander Bustamante, will be held on Tuesday (Feb. 24), at Sir Alexander’s birthplace in Blenheim, Hanover. The annual event is being staged jointly by the … Continued

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Prime Minister Regrets the Passing of Col. Ken Barnes

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has expressed regret at the passing yesterday of retired army officer, Col. Ken Barnes. “Colonel Barnes gave outstanding service and made a significant contribution to Jamaica in several areas, most notably the military and sports”, Mr. … Continued

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‘Jamaica House Live’ to be Aired March 4

The monthly call in radio programme, ‘Jamaica House Live’, hosted by Prime Minister Bruce Golding, will be aired on Wednesday, March 4, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The programme will not be broadcast on Wednesday, February 25, as this … Continued

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Broadcasting Commission Brings Soca and Gun Lyrics Under Control

The Broadcasting Commission, in a release yesterday(Friday), prohibited transmission of soca music content on the airwaves displaying, simulating or instructing about sexual activities or positions. The Commission has also put a halt to the transmission of lyrics glorifying the gun … Continued

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