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Jamaica gets EU funding for justice reform programme

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
A euro 46-million agreement between Jamaica and the European Union (EU), signed at the recent third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), will assist the justice reform efforts, says Minister of Justice Senator Mark Golding.

When 'Butch' Stewart rallied Jamaicans to declare war on devaluation

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
THE 1990s will be remembered for several major events that would change the Jamaica we knew and set the country on a radically new path.

Munro makes about-turn

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
MUNRO College in St Elizabeth has put a sudden brake on the participation of 13 girls registered for its sixth form programme, only two weeks into the start of the 2014/2015 academic year.

Raw sewage haunts Cedar Manor residents

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
RESIDENTS of Cedar Manor in Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday called on the National Water Commission (NWC) to correct a a sewerage problem, which over the weekend left raw sewage running in the community and an unbearable stench.

Toying with science

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
IN this age of 'computer kids', nine-year-old Leonardo Kirkland lives outside the norm.

Show appreciation for politicians while they are alive, says Patterson

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson has charged Jamaicans to appreciate the work of our political leaders while they are alive, instead of lambasting them.

Addressing of corruption a priority, says finance minister

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
MINISTER of Finance and Planning Peter Phillips says addressing the issue of corruption remains a priority for the Government.

60 breadfruit trees to be planted in honour of G Raymond Chang

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
THE Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) will today host a special breadfruit tree planting ceremony in memory of Jamaican-born Canadian philanthropist G Raymond Chang.

Flexible work arrangements to be delayed again

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
DESPITE fulfilling his promise to debate flexible working arrangements (FWAs) in the House of Representatives in September, Minister of Labour and Social Security Derrick Kellier is likely to delay the implementation of the legislation by another three months.

Beet Armyworm under control in St Elizabeth

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has reported that the Beet Armyworm infestation, that has been plaguing St Elizabeth, has declined to less than five per cent in cultivations still affected by the pest.

No Smarter Card, no concession fare

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
THE elderly, children and the disabled will no longer be able to get concessionary fares when they travel on Jamaica Urban Transit Company buses without the use of a Smarter Card.

JNBS leads new project to tackle underperformance in schools

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
THE Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) will tomorrow launch the iLead education leadership programme — a partnership between the JN Foundation and the Ministry of Education — which will targeted 15 of the country's weakest performing primary and secondary schools.

17-year-old cancer patient to benefit from St Ann/ St Mary Relay For Life

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
A 17-year-old cancer patient is to benefit from the staging of the ninth annual St Ann/St Mary Cancer Society Relay For Life which was held in July.

Brown's Town College students to receive NYS scholarships

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
Fifty students at Brown's Town Community College in St Ann are to benefit from the National Youth Service (NYS) Access to Higher Education Partnership (AHEP) programme which will provide financial assistance for studies in agriculture, tourism, Information Technology, logistics and engineering at the institution.

BITU seeks meeting on flight attendants' dispute

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
THE Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) is seeking an urgent meeting with the management of Caribbean Airlines (CAL), to avoid industrial action by its Jamaican flight attendants represented by the union.

Scotia gives back

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
As part of its 125th Anniversary Random Act of Kindness Series Scotiabank representatives paid a surprise visit to Port Antonio Hospital in Portland to present wheelchairs to patients.

PHOTO: JPS gives back

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
The Port Antonio branch of the Jamaica Public Service recently awarded scholarships to seven primary and high school students from across the parish.

Brown's Town Community College faces competition

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
Two more high schools in the parish introduce sixth-form programmes

This Day in History - September 15

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
Today is the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

RURAL ROUTES - SEPT 15

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:00
(Photos: Kenyon Hemans)

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