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Gov’t Paying Down Debt

Jamaica’s debt is steadily decreasing as a result of increased payments being made by the Government. This is according to Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who informed that the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service repaid $58 billion in debt last month. Mr. Holness was addressing his quarterly press briefing at the […]

Workshops on Handling Conflicts and Grievances in Mining Underway

The Mines and Geology Division is staging a series of workshops on conflict-sensitive mining and grievance-handling mechanisms for stakeholders in the mining sector. The objective is to equip persons with skills to address conflicts, which left unresolved, could affect productivity, operational efficiency, and impact the emotional health and well-being of workers. Some 39 stakeholders benefited […]

Jackpot! – Pick 4 winnings ease father's back-to-school worries

The Pick 4 numbers 6-6-6-6 will always be etched in the mind of Nakia Anderson, especially during back-to-school period, as they brought him winnings last Saturday, easing the financial pressures he is accustomed to facing at this time of the year. Anderson’s only child will be attending St George’s College in September. With glee, he […]

Ebony Park Heart Academy Offers Free Training and Boarding

Ebony Park HEART Academy in Clarendon is calling on Jamaica’s unattached youth to take advantage of the free training programmes and boarding being offered by the organisation for the upcoming academic year. In an interview with JIS News, Director/Principal, Ebony Park HEART Academy, Robert Green, says there are numerous programmes which 500 unattached persons can […]

Innovation Centres Will Provide Safe Space for Young People

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Ministry plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all the youth innovation centres that are being established across the island. He said the objective is for these facilities to serve as safe spaces for young people to meet, […]

Cheque fraud accused gets bail

A St James man who reportedly tried to cash a fraudulent cheque in the name of a prominent hotel was offered bail when he appeared in the St James Parish Court recently. Kempwell Williams, of a Westgreen address, is charged with uttering a forged document. The allegations are that on July 26, Williams went to […]

'Auntie Sharon' gets cheerful send-off

The Emmanuel Chapel in Mt Salem, Montego Bay, was filled with music and fond memories as relatives and friends turned out on Sunday, August 12, to say their final goodbyes to Sharon Walker-Frater, who was praised as a loving mother and faithful… http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20180814/%E2%80%98auntie-sharon%E2%80%99-gets-cheerful-send