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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Deals sealed - Expo Jamaica 2018 ends on high note
With an almost capacity crowd, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, attending yesterday's final day of Expo Jamaica 2018 at the National Area and National Indoor Sports Centre, satisfied Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) officials said...
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Jamwest a winner at Expo
A mere six months into its operations and Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park Ltd copped the 2016 Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association award for attraction of the year, besting the likes of world-renowned ice cream purveyor Devon House, Dolphin...
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Please be gentle, Doc - Medical practitioners urged to take more care in administering Pap smears
Recognising that out of fear, Pap smears are painful, many women shy away from the possibly life-saving procedure, an appeal is being made to medical practitioners to be gentle when carrying out the test.Pap smear screening could help women detect...
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Cops shot in St Catherine North - Less than a day after national security minister announces crime reduction
A corporal and a constable attached to the Shady Grove Police Station in St Catherine North were shot and injured by gunmen early yesterday morning while responding to a robbery in the area.The incident occurred less than 24 hours after National...
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Airports at risk as effects of climate change draw closer
With the issue of climate change taking sharp focus on the global stage, at least one local expert is sounding an ominous warning that Jamaica's airports and others in the Caribbean could be at risk due to rising sea levels.Addressing a public...
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Jamaica losing out as sea economy yet to be tapped for growth - World Bank official
Jamaica is said to be losing out on billions of dollars because of the country's failure to fully exploit the resources of the sea and a continued stubborn reliance on land area only to generate economic growth, this despite the allocated ocean area...
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Many professionals not prepared for life after work, says retirement expert
Professionals such as medical doctors and lawyers are often considered among the top tier on the career pyramid, usually earning considerably more than the average worker.Given their earning power and high level of education, many persons also...
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:13:07 -0500: Five per cent jump in murders
Four hundred and forty-two murders have been committed across Jamaica between January 1 and April 21 of this year, a 5.2 per cent increase when compared with the same period last year when 420 were killed.According to the latest statistics compiled...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Jeep jeopardy - Soldiers, civilians at risk as JDF deploys vehicles without basic safety features
Scores of members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are putting their lives at risk each day by driving around in Jeeps without some of the basic safety features for motor vehicles.But the army says that its members are trained to deal with the...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Despair in Denham Town - ZOSO peace dream becomes bloody nightmare for residents after police and soldiers pull out
The announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on October 17 last year that Denham Town had been declared the island's second zone of special operations (ZOSO) was welcomed by the residents, who dreamt of a peaceful future after months of...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Overreach! - Businesses going too far in demanding ID pictures and TRN from customers using debit and credit cards
Struggling to deal with the incidents of debit and credit card fraud, locally, businesses are introducing several measures to confirm the identity of the persons presenting the cards.In addition to the long-established practice of requesting valid...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: 'Indecent proposal' - More criticism of Data Protection Act over parliamentarians exemption from provisions
A provision in the proposed Data Protection Act to exempt parliamentarians from culpability if they disclose personal data during a sitting of either House did not find favour with participants of a recent round table discussion on the legislation...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Expo's 'Jamaicanness' wows PSOJ boss
While expressing his joy at the quality of the products being displayed by small entrepreneurs at Expo Jamaica 2018, Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has urged them to demand more from the government...
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:26:54 -0500: No ?dissing? the detainees - ACP rejects claims that inmates are frequently transferred from lock-ups by vindictive cops
Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevin Blake has rejected claims that rouge cops are moving prisoners from one lock-up to the next to lose them in custody. Blake was responding to claims from some Kingston Justices of the Peace (JPs) and human...
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Lazy people! - Canadian politician apologises after labelling Jamaicans as unproductive weedheads
Faced with a social media backlash, Canadian Legislative Assembly member Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, has backtracked on claims that Jamaicans are lazy and underproductive because of their excessive use of ganja.Smith-McCrossin, a member of the Legislative Assembly...
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: JUTC running ads against preaching on buses
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is currently running advertisements in the media, appealing to lay preachers who attempt to win souls on the state-run buses to discontinue the practice.JUTC's Communications Manager Cecil Thoms told The...
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Man who pulled gun in bank says he felt threatened by security
The man who caused panic at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on Thursday, brandishing his licensed firearm inside the institution, has claimed that he was physically assaulted by the bank's security and felt threatened...
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: FLOW's School Garden Project important life lesson in self-sustainability - VP
Lisa Bailey, vice-principal of the Mountain View Primary School, has hailed the recently launched School Garden Project as an important life lesson in self-sustainability and community development. Yesterday, FLOW Foundation launched the initiative...
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Photo | Women screen for cervical cancer
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Expo Jamaica 2018 goes nuts for for Crazy Jim
For longstanding ice cream purveyors Crazy Jim, Expo Jamaica 2018 is proving to be the ideal springboard into the retail market, which it will now supply with 11 premium gold flavours.One of the more popular exhibitors at the four-day show-and-tell...
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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