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Tourism Minister Projects 41,000 New Jobs by 2022

Story Highlights Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is projecting that the tourism sector will provide 41,000 new jobs by 2022. In his speech, delivered by Regional Manager of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Odette Dyer, at the Hyatt Hotels’ Eminence Staff Awards at the Hyatt Ziva/Zilara Rose Hall Resorts in St. James on February 19, […]

Millions allocated to help returned migrants

A sum of $10 million has been budgeted by the Government to strengthen the policy, legislative and institutional framework that guides the management and treatment of involuntary returned migrants to the island. The money has been allocated in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. It will go towards preparing a […]

Educational Assessment Centre Opens in Mandeville

Story Highlights The parish of Manchester now has a diagnostic and care centre, which will cater to the special learning needs of children with autism and cognitive challenges. The Educational Assessment and Resource Centre, located on the grounds of Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville, was built by the Government at a cost of $35 million. […]

Clarendon man charged for ganja

Narcotics detectives have charged a businessman with drug offences, following a ganja seizure in Andrew Hill district, Frankfield, Clarendon, on Tuesday. Lascelle Taylor, 57, businessman and farmer was charged with the offences of: possession of ganja; dealing in ganja; and using premises for the storage of ganja. Reports are that about 6 a.m., during operations […]

Prime Minister Encourages Past Students to Give Back to their Schools

Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is encouraging past students with the resources to contribute to the enhancement of school facilities. He commended citizens like the Ashenheim family, who, “without second thought”, donated an eight-lane 400-metre synthetic track to Jamaica College (JC). The Prime Minister was speaking at the official opening of […]

KSAMC was right to exhume body

Following the exhumation of Ester Edwards’ body last Friday and the outcry from her family members, town clerk Robert Hill has said that all the necessary protocols were followed by his team before they did anything. He said that the family did pay for the inspection of their property before their family member was buried […]

Thieves force goat farmer out of business

Hanna Malcolm Henry has thrown in the towel where goat rearing is concerned in her community of Raymonds Settlement, Clarendon. She has been burnt one too many times, but when it comes to her faith, she still stands strong in her belief that God will always work out what is best for her. Henry, who […]

Millions for Essex Valley project

The Government has allocated approximately $628 million to the Essex Valley Irrigation Infrastructure Development Programme, which aims to boost the yield of crops in the arable St Elizabeth region by at least 90 per cent. The money has been set aside in the 2019-20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. Being implemented […]

Hyacinth Spence chasing big dreams

As a young girl growing up, Hyacinth Spence, who is now in her early 50s, had dreams of becoming a nurse or a teacher. It all seemed like a possibility, until she lost her father, and with it the financial means to start the journey. Life took another turn for her when she ended up […]

More garbage trucks for NSWMA

A total of $320 million will be spent by the Government in the 2019-20 fiscal year to augment the aged fleet of garbage trucks owned by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA). The money has been set aside in the 2019-20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. Under the Local Government […]