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Disability Care Grant Extended To Children 

Disability Care Grant Extended To Children 

Children with disabilities are now able to benefit from a grant under the Government of Jamaica Covid-19 Care Programme. Persons over 65 are also eligible to apply for grants once registered with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) up to June 30, 2020. Director of Public Relations and Communications at the Ministry of...

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Prime Minister Speaks On Emancipation

Prime Minister Speaks On Emancipation

Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora are celebrating Emancipation 2020 under restrictions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness in his address to the nation on Saturday, says education is a pertinent tool in the continued freedom of Jamaicans. He made reference to the recently created National Education Transformation Commission, which he...

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Supreme Court and Dreadlocks Ruling

Supreme Court and Dreadlocks Ruling

As Jamaica celebrates one hundred and eighty-six years of Emancipation, a reported ruling by the Supreme Court has thousands of Jamaicans disgruntled as they debate the extent to which cultural identities continue to suppress. Lawyers in the matter disclosed, on Friday, that the Supreme Court had ruled that the constitutional rights of a seven-year-old dreadlocked girl...

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UWI Students Overwhelmed By Tuition Costs Quoted In USD

UWI Students Overwhelmed By Tuition Costs Quoted In USD

Students at the University of the West Indies – U.W.I, Mona, where tuition fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars will have to pay up to $100,000 more for the upcoming academic year. This comes despite the university’s promise to not raise fees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students from the Faculties of Law, Medical Sciences,...

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Auditor General’s Report Reveals Major Breaches at JUTC

Auditor General’s Report Reveals Major Breaches at JUTC

Major Breaches identified – The Auditor General’s Report on the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) reveals that more than five hundred unapproved persons  have been working at the  company, costing the entity over a billion dollars The report also indicates that the company’s overtime claims exceeded the budget by more than seven hundred million dollars. The audit shows that JUTC had...

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New Fire Stations to Be Built In Clarendon

New Fire Stations to Be Built In Clarendon

The Clarendon Municipal Corporation says plans are underway to build at least three new fire stations across the parish over an extended period. Mayor, Winston Maragh says too often the locations of the fire stations have proven to be woefully inadequate when there are fires in remote sections of the parish. Maragh says this is...

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SCJ Holdings Dismisses Recent Claims By The PNP 

SCJ Holdings Dismisses Recent Claims By The PNP 

Sugar Company of Jamaica Holdings, (SCJ) is dismissing recent claims by Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, Victor Wright that he is in good standing as it relates to the lease agreement between himself and SCJ Holdings. CVM LIVE obtained a copy of an SCJ Holdings release, outlining lease agreement between the company and Wright. It commenced...

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Islington Water Works is Underway

Islington Water Works is Underway

The community of Islington in Portland has been experiencing an extended water crisis for the past several months, now their citizens’ association is leading an initiative to address the lack of potable water in the community. A few months ago CVM LIVE carried a news report in which residents pleaded for a reliable water system...

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COVID-19 Candidate Vaccines in Clinical Development Stage

COVID-19 Candidate Vaccines in Clinical Development Stage

WHO: COVID-19 Candidate Vaccines in the Clinical Development Stage – While there are more COVID-19 candidate vaccines in the clinical development stage, the World Health Organization (WHO) is advising countries to use available measures and take urgent action to fight the Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. There are now a total of twenty three COVID-19 candidate vaccines in clinical development around the world....

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J.C. Hutchinson Removed From Ministry Of Agriculture

J.C. Hutchinson Removed From Ministry Of Agriculture

J.C Hutchinson has been removed from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, one of the many steps taken by the Prime Minister as the Holland Estate controversy takes centre stage. New directives have been issued by Prime Minister Andrew Holness as the Holland land controversy grabs the nation’s attention. Minister J.C Hutchinson who...