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Government Signs US $7Mil

Government Signs US $7Mil

Government signs US $7Mil contracts for compensation review and introduction of shared corporate services The Government has signed two US million dollars contracts for public sector compensation review and introduction of shared corporate services. Permanent secretaries are said to have agreed to a performance based pay, as part of their compensation package. The Minister of Finance and...

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S.T.E.M For Growth In Jamaica

S.T.E.M For Growth In Jamaica

The lack of focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics might be stifling the country’s growth. Just one of the statements made at the recent consultative meeting on STEM for growth, a move to ensure the future competitiveness of Jamaica’s economy. Speakers at the event, experts, also spoke of plans for the national stem center in...

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Natural Disasters And The Effect On The Economy

Natural Disasters And The Effect On The Economy

Natural disasters have a dire impact on the World Economy and Jamaica needs to practice disaster risk reduction to combat the effects from a global perspective. That’s the word from the Acting Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Richard Thompson,who says there were over 300 natural disasters globally in 2018....

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Infrastructure Development Affecting Small Businesses

Infrastructure Development Affecting Small Businesses

The Small Business Association of Jamaica and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Alliance is expressing concern over the development taking place across the island. According to them small business operators are being displaced under the guise of development. The concerns were expressed at a joint press conference at the Small Businesses Association location on Trafalgar...

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$14 Billion To End Shift System In Jamaica’s Schools

It will cost the Jamaican government 14 billion dollars to remove schools from the shift system. That is according to the Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information Karl Samuda. His announcement follows the Opposition’s call earlier this year for more attention to be given to ending the system. ” The Permanent Secretary (Dr. Grace...

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Triple Murder In Waterford Portmore

Triple Murder In Waterford Portmore

The Police are pursuing several leads in a bit to locate those responsible for a triple murder in Waterford, Portmore on Sunday Night. Based on police reports, around 9:20 pm, armed men posing as robbers entered the house and shot 74 year old Pamela Russell, her daughter, 48-year-old Shemellia Russell-Craig and  grandson, 21-year-old Romario Craig. Sources...

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Awarded At MOE For Exceptional Performance

Awarded At MOE For Exceptional Performance

The objective of the Ministry of Education is to ensure that every child and student has an equal opportunity.  According to Minister with Responsibility for Education Karl Samuda, if this objective is supported by the administration, then the ministry will succeed.

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Tackling Dengue In western Jamaica

Tackling Dengue In western Jamaica

As concerns heighten about the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ ability to control the spread of Dengue in the island, the Western Regional Health Authority is taking steps to address the issue. This follows the recent death of a dengue patient whose body was found near a bridge in St James. Fifty year old Reymond Deans was admitted...

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Family Of Dead Dengue Patient Demands Answers

Family Of Dead Dengue Patient Demands Answers

The family of  year old Reymond Deans is demanding answers from the Cornwall Regional Hospital after he wads found dead under a bridge in the parish. It is reported that Deans was admitted at the hospital on Saturday after showing symptoms of dengue but by Sunday, his lifeless body was found under a bridge. His wife,...

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In Her Heels, Jamaican Men Strut Against Gender Violence

In Her Heels, Jamaican Men Strut Against Gender Violence

In an effort to bring greater awareness to violence against women in Jamaica, several men participated in the walk a mile in her shoes – the International Men’s March to stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. Several men in women’s flats or heels journeying around the ring road at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.Their...