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PM: New Curfew Measures Effective July 1, 2021

PM: New Curfew Measures Effective July 1, 2021

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, during the Sitting of the House of Representatives, announced adjustments to the nightly island-wide curfew scheduled to take effect July 1 to August 11. He also sought to address concerns regarding quarantine orders for visitors who are not fully vaccinated. Watch the full report for details: 

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Residents In Norwood St. James Disgruntled With JPS

Residents In Norwood St. James Disgruntled With JPS

Disgruntled residents in the Norwood community appealing to the Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, to intervene. The residents told our news team that the electricity supply has been inconsistent for weeks. This resident says compensation should be given to persons who had to dispose of spoiled food items. He also adds that some individuals have...

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CHASE Fund Partners with St. Catherine High to Construct Arts Centre

CHASE Fund Partners with St. Catherine High to Construct Arts Centre

The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund has partnered with the St. Catherine High school to construct a Performing Arts Center with requisite amenities and seating for over eight hundred (800) patrons. This project is to also bolster programmes that develop the talents and skills among the nation’s youth.The CHASE has committed financial...

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Manchester: Business Operators Warned to Adhere to The Law

Manchester: Business Operators Warned to Adhere to The Law

Business Operators in Manchester Warned to Adhere to The Law Business operators in Manchester are being warned against using containers as outlets without permission, failure to comply according to the Mayor, Donovan Mitchell, will result in high fines. Speaking at the Parish Council Meeting on Thursday Mayor of Mandeville Donavon Mitchell sought to highlight the main issues...

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Commodore District in Portland Gets Water Shop

Commodore District in Portland Gets Water Shop

The government has budgeted additional funds to bolster the construction of more water shops across Jamaica, in areas that have been parched for years, like a Portland district that now has its own source. The commodore district in Portland is the second to receive a water shop over the weekend. Minister of Local Government Desmond Mckenzie who spoke with our...

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JCF Recruit Alleges Being Forced to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

JCF Recruit Alleges Being Forced to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

One recruit in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is alleging that trainees are being advised that if they decline to accept the COVID-19 jab, they will not be allowed to continue training. Meanwhile, one senior official in the JCF has sought to denounce these claims.   The recruit who is currently in training at the National Police...

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New Amendments Added to the Domestic Violence Act

New Amendments Added to the Domestic Violence Act

Gender Minister Olivia Grange on Tuesday sought to table the amendments to the Domestic Violence Act in the Lower House Tuesday afternoon. She was speaking during her sectoral budget presentation. A new amendment was added to the Domestic Violence Act in the house of representatives on Tuesday. Minister of Gender Olivia Babsy Grange highlights the adjustment. Minister...

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Sunnyside Residents Concerned Amid 2021 Hurricane Season

Sunnyside Residents Concerned Amid 2021 Hurricane Season

One St. Catherine community marooned nearly four years ago left scores of residents with damaged properties and rising fears during the rainy season. Residents of Sunnyside say promises were made by the government to intervene but to date, little to nothing has changed. As the country braces for what is projected to be the worst and most active hurricane season,...

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Environmental Awareness Week in Jamaica

Environmental Awareness Week in Jamaica

May 31 to June 4 was observed as Environmental Awareness Week. A webinar was held last Friday with various stakeholders and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to discuss plans and solutions to safeguard and further develop the country’s environment.