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PHOTO: Getting there

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
Workmen employed to China Harbour Engineering put the finishing touches on the Mount Rosser leg of the North-South Highway. The more than 19-kilometre roadway is slated for opening on Tuesday, August 5, and will result in significant reduction of travel time for motorists. "The contractors are doing clean-up work, installing signs, and doing the final road markings," Managing Director of the National Road Operating and Construction Company Ivan Anderson said yesterday. Motorists will travel toll free for one month, from August 5 to September 5. The roadway, which extends from Linstead, St Catherine to Moneague in St Ann, is the first of the three legs of the North-South link of Highway 2000 to be completed. The other legs — Caymanas to Linstead, and Moneague to Ocho Rios — are scheduled to be completed by 2016.

There is no shortage of food, says minister

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
ACTING Minister of Agriculture Derrick Kellier says there is no shortage of food on the island, despite the drought the country has been facing over the last couple of months.

You are allowed to have multiple visas

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
Q: Can a person hold multiple visas? For example, if one is the holder of a B1/B2 visitor's visa and that person gets married to a US citizen and starts the filing process, would the US Embassy then cancel the visitor's visa during the immigration process? Or if someone has a visitor's visa and then applies for a student visa, will the visitor's visa be cancelled?

JCA launches revamped Authorised Economic Operator Programme

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
THE Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has launched its revamped Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Programme aimed at protecting the country's borders and revenue.

Two accused in high-profile fraud case denied bail

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
GEORGE Knight, the former National Works Agency projects manager and one of his four co-accused were yesterday denied bail when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on fraud-related charges.

$600 not enough

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
HEADLEY Chambers is a broken man.

Gov't announces new public procurement policy

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
THE Government yesterday tabled a bill to streamline and transform the present public procurement regime, including its legal and regulatory framework.

Is my career area marketable in Canada?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
Hello Mr Brown:

Clan Carthy Primary School teachers get 30 tablets

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
THE teaching staff at Clan Carthy Primary School were recently presented with 30 tablet computers, under the government's Tablets in Schools initiative being implemented by eLearning Jamaica.

6.3 quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico yesterday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.

Answering the call

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
JERMAINE Bailey has come a long way from baptising the chickens in his yard as a 10-year-old-boy.

Nigerian militants bomb bridge, killing 8 people

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say insurgents blew up a bridge in northern Nigeria, killing eight people, as soldiers stationed nearby fled for their lives.

This Day in History - July 30

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading virologist who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died yesterday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.

China reports deadly attack in northwest

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
BEIJING, China (AP) — A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported yesterday.

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
PARIS, France (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.

Central Village Health Centre to be upgraded

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
Improvement work is to be undertaken at the Central Village Health Centre, in St Catherine.

Missing children

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
NAME: Awayna Francis

Staff honoured for long service at Savanna-la-Mar Hospital

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
Eight medical and non-medical employees of the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland have been honoured for long service and leadership.

Two St Ann cops arrested on corruption charges

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:42
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two policemen were today (July 29) arrested and charged by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act, following a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

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