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  • $100m rescue plan for Trelawny cane farmers May 24, 2017
    Western Bureau:The cloud of uncertainty that has been hanging over cane farmers in Trelawny in the wake of the shutting down of operations at the Long Pond Sugar Estate is poised to be lifted, thanks to plans to establish an ambitious $100 million...
    Mark Titus
  • Security ministry welcomes IDB study May 24, 2017
    The Ministry of National Security has accepted a recommendation from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that Jamaica and other Caribbean states must quickly change their crime-fighting strategies if the runaway problem they now face is to be...
    Arthur Hall
  • MoBay Chamber leads the 'labouring' out west May 24, 2017
    Western Bureau:As per tradition, residents and business entities from across western Jamaica were out in significant numbers yesterday, putting labour into Labour Day as they sought to give much-needed facelift to important infrastructure across the...
  • Ward Theatre to breathe again May 24, 2017
    As Prime Minister Andrew Holness spoke in front of the world-famous Ward Theatre about plans to restore the cultural landmark to its former glory, on Labour Day, a cooling breeze swept through its interior as if it was breathing again for the first...
    Paul Clarke
  • Schools receive well-needed facelift May 24, 2017
    When some students enter their schools' premises today, an enhanced environment and a boost in their institution's aesthetics will greet them.That is because persons turned up in their numbers at various schools in the Corporate Area yesterday to...
    Jodi-Ann Gilpin
  • Gov't committed to creating environment for investment May 24, 2017
    Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, said the Government is committed to creating a hassle-free environment to facilitate investment.He said that while the State must always be seen as an...
  • Labour Day spirit alive in Portland May 24, 2017
    The true spirit of Labour Day was evident across the eastern parish of Portland as dozens of patriotic community residents turned out in large numbers to participate in various projects.Despite the inclement weather, which was heavy at times, a team...
    Gareth Davis Sr
  • Jamaicans urged to plant one million trees by 2019 May 24, 2017
    Jamaicans are being encouraged to plant trees to support the 'Trees for Life' initiative, aimed at strengthening the island's diverse flora, and improving its resilience to climate change.Trees for Life is a campaign being undertaken as part of the...
  • Major leap - Improved public-private partnership rating shows Ja on right economic path May 24, 2017
    Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says that Jamaica's meteoric rise to fourth in the latest public-private partnership (PPP) programme index for Latin America and the Caribbean is proof enough...
    Paul Clake
  • Major roadworks by NWA can stand up to scrutiny - Hunter May 23, 2017
    Chief Executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA), E.G. Hunter, has moved to defend major works carried out by his agency.He declared that there is no evidence that such roadworks have been found wanting."One needs to establish factually...
    Edmond Campbell

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