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Architects Present Designs of New Houses of Parliament to PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (October 30) met with the top-five entrants in the Houses of Parliament Design Competition to examine the concepts of each. The top-five registered architects and their teams outlined the design plans and models, developed based on the guidelines laid out in…

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State Assets Shortlisted for Privatisation

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says several additional State assets have been identified and shortlisted for privatisation by the Government. These include Wigton Wind Farm in Manchester, which he said will be listed via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on…

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Businesses Encouraged to Cooperate with STATIN Field Officers

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is urging businesses to cooperate with field officers conducting the Jamaica Survey of Establishments (JSE). Since July, STATIN field officers have been visiting businesses across the island to collect basic information on the number and types of entities in operation. The data-collection phase of…

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International Bamboo Symposium in November

Local business persons and members of the scientific research community are being invited to attend the upcoming Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium in November. Chairman of the symposium’s planning committee, Marie Casserly Rademacher, said the event, the first of its kind in the Caribbean, is a unique opportunity for Jamaica, as…

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St. James Municipal Corporation to Issue Temporary Vending Permits

Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship, Councillor Homer Davis, says the St. James Municipal Corporation will be issuing temporary vending permits to persons during the upcoming Yuletide season. “I have been in discussion with the Commercial Services Department to see how we can issue temporary vending permits and identify the…

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Emphasis on Parents in November

The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) will observe National Parent Month 2018 in November, under the theme ‘Be the Influence’. This is the continuation of a three-year campaign that was launched in 2017 as a call to action for parents to strive to be positive role models in their children’s…

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NHT Exploring Intergenerational Mortgage Programme

NHT exploring intergenerational mortgage programme, more roads to be built in communities surrounding Douglas Castle and NHT funding 54 million-dollar bamboo construction research project.

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Nurses to be Trained in Critical Care Under Programme with the UK

For registered nurse (RN) Tasheika Hewitt, participation in the Jamaica/United Kingdom (UK) Critical Care Nursing Programme is an opportunity of a lifetime to develop indispensable skills to care for patients with high-dependency and life-threatening conditions. “From this training programme, I know I will (learn to) be able to care for…

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