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By Edition On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Jobs on the line as Scotiabank restructures

KINGSTON – Close to 100 Jamaicans could lose their jobs as Scotiabank embarks on a restructuring exercise. Bank officials confirmed the staff cuts but declined to announce the number. However, according to President More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Jamaica police using WhatsApp to tackle sexual exploitation of children

KINGSTON – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is using messaging service WhatsApp to tackle the sexual exploitation of children via social media. Head of the Corporate Communications Unit of the JCF, Superintendent More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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UK Parliamentarian blasts Jamaica for rejecting Britain’s prison offer

KINGSTON  – The Jamaican Government is yet to respond to a scathing rebuke by a British parliamentarian who criticized the island’s rejection of a £25 million (US$30.5 million) offer from the United Kingdom More...

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By Edition On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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Crackdown on corruption in Jamaica’s prisons

Jamaica’s State Minister for National Security Pearnel Charles jr. announced new measures to control what goes in and out of the country’s prisons. (Photo credit: Jamaica Gleaner) KINGSTON – At the height More...

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By Edition On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Jamaican is among “10 Best Teachers in the World”

KINGSTON — A Jamaican teacher is one of 10 finalists in the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017. Tracy-Ann Hall, who teaches at Jonathan Grant High School, was selected from 20,000 people who applied or More...

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By Edition On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Jamaican scientists close to creating affordable hepatitis C drug from Cannabis

KINGSTON – Research scientists say they have discovered properties in Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major bioactive compounds in the cannabis plant, that have the potential to provide affordable treatment as nutraceuticals More...

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By Edition On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Jamaica sets sights on expanding cocoa industry

KINGSTON  – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda, says the Government is committed to the expansion of the cocoa industry and will be offering increased support to stakeholders. He More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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US$3 billion investment to create tens of thousands of new jobs in Jamaica

Member of the country’s economic growth council Adam Stewart. KINGSTON –Jamaica stands to benefit from over US$3 billion in investment projects up to 2019, which will create over 25,000 new jobs, with another More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Jamaican Singer Jack Radics kicking off his 2017 ‘Watershed’ tour in South Florida

ATLANTA - Platinum selling Jamaican recording artist Jack Radics will take his Watershed Tour to South Florida for four performances only next month, on January 20, 21, 22 and 23,  2017. The tour will kick off More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Jamaica turns down UK offer of new maximum-security prison

KINGSTON - The government of Jamaica has turned down the United Kingdom’s offer to assist in the building of a new maximum-security prison in the island. This was disclosed in the Senate on Friday by minister More...