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Road works for Manchester

Residents in Southern Manchester to benefit from rehabilitated roadways in the coming months.

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Cuba-Jamaica Eye Programme Resuming This Year

Approximately 12,000 Jamaicans awaiting medical procedures under the Cuba-Jamaica Eye Programme, will start receiving treatment when the initiative resumes, during the first quarter of this year.

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Reggae Month Plans Now Underway

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams says planning is now underway for the highly anticipated commemoration of Reggae Month in February. Mayor Williams says the annual celebration, which is an important line item on the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC’s) calendar of events, will again seek to showcase the best of Jamaica’s culture.

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Government to Partner with Church to Tackle Mental Health Issues

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is pursuing a deliberate and robust approach to addressing, what he terms as, the mental health crises facing Jamaicans. Highlighting poor mental health as a common concern, Mr. Holness says there is the need for proactive steps to be taken in partnership with the church, to prevent private issues from becoming matters of public health.

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Hot Meals For Vulnerable Residents In St. Ann

Scores of homeless persons and some of St. Ann’s most vulnerable residents were treated to hot meals on January 2 by Correctional Officer and Philanthropist, Donovan Small, in collaboration with members of the Bamboo United Pentecostal Church.

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TPDCO hosting Crafting for Christmas Fair

Persons in search of authentic Jamaican made gift items for Christmas are being invited to attend the free Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) ‘Crafting for Christmas’ fair. The event will be held on the South Lawns of Devon House on Friday, December 16, beginning at 11 am.

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Education Ministry Committed To Greater Inclusion Of Children With Disabilities

Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams says her ministry remains committed to ensuring greater inclusion of children with disabilities, adding that no child should be denied registration in school because of a disability. Through the Jamaica Teaching Council Bill, the Ministry will aim to ensure that all teachers are exposed to special education training to create an environment of greater understanding of students with disabilities.

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Shortlisting Completed for Prime Minister’s Diamond Jubilee Awards

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has finished shortlisting candidates for the Prime Minister’s Diamond Jubilee Awards, which will recognise 30 women and 30 men who have contributed significantly to Jamaica’s development since Independence.

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More Receptacles for ‘Drum A Di Gate’ Initiative

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and Hardware and Lumber (H&L) have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the provision of garbage receptacles across the island.

 

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St. James Youth Trained for Jobs As Truck Drivers

Twenty-seven young men and women in St. James have been equipped to take up well-paying jobs in commercial/articulated truck driving, having successfully completed a six-month training programme.

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NSWMA Rolling Out Christmas Cleanup Programme

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), in collaboration with Municipal Corporations islandwide, will be rolling out a special cleanup programme during the Yuletide season.

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Sites Identified For New Sanitary Landfills

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness says sites have been identified for the establishment of two new landfills in Jamaica, as part of efforts to improve Jamaica’s solid waste management system. There are currently eight waste disposal sites across the island.

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Lennon High School Students Recognised for Good Deeds

Lennon High School in Clarendon has rewarded three of its students, Karysse Allen, Devon Anderson, and Damaine Carridice for good deeds performed at the institution. At Lennon students are singled out by various officials when they show kindness to others and rewarded for their behaviour.

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New Transport Centre to be Built in Montego Bay

The Government has announced plans to construct a new transportation centre in Montego Bay, St James, as part of efforts to ease persistent traffic congestion in the resort city.

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Jubilee Market To Be Completed In January

The construction of shops and vending stalls at the Jubilee Market in downtown Kingston is expected to be completed by January 2023. When complete, the new space will accommodate approximately 60 haberdashery vendors who sell at the intersection of West Queen and Orange Streets.

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Therapeutic Park Opened At St. James Infirmary

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie officially opened a therapeutic park at the St. James Infirmary on November 23. The park, which is designed to cater to the physical, psychological, and social well-being of residents, boasts recreational spaces, a mural and water fountains.

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Electronic Health Record System To Be Rolled Out

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management System is to be rolled out shortly in 13 health facilities. Cabinet has also awarded of a 5 million US dollar contract to Phoenix Partnership (Leeds) Limited for the implementation of the second stage of the system over 18 months.

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Lennon High Students To Receive Education Grants

Six students at Lennon High School in Clarendon have received education grants from Member of Parliament for Clarendon North Central, Robert Morgan. The beneficiaries are some of the top Primary Exit Profile (PEP) students at the school.

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Tourism Ministry Hosting Health And Wellness Conference

Jamaicans are invited to attend this year’s Tourism Health and Wellness Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James on November 24 and 25. Chairman, Health and Wellness Linkages Network, Kyle Mais, says the conference aims to strengthen connections between the health and wellness industry and other sectors, particularly manufacturing and agriculture.

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