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Govt Puts$175m to Flood Damage

Local Government Ministry says it’s approved $175-million in emergency funding to address critical infrastructural repairs in six parishes affected by recent heavy...

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Police to Consult DPP Before Cybercrimes Arrests

Police investigators should now consult with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions before taking a decision to arrest and charge an individual under section...

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Weekend Rains Render Several St Thomas Roads Impassable

Several roads in St. Thomas are blocked following rains on the weekend. The Member of Parliament for West St. Thomas, the JLPs James Robertson says there are some...

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Residents of Clarendon Fishing Village Marooned

Residents living on the Farquhar’s beach, a fishing village close to Milk River, in Clarendon are now marooned. This, after the village was cut off as a result of...

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Angry Residents Form Human Blockade Across Section of North-South Highway

The police have now cleared a roadblock along the North-South link of Highway 2000, caused by residents protesting for better roads. Some 200 residents from several...

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New Benchmarks Set as PSTOC Meets Quarterly Targets

The Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee (P-STOC) says several new benchmarks have been added to the list of things that need to be done to transform the...

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Sagicor Bank, New Kgn Closed to Determine Cause of Fire

A fire on the roof of the Sagicor Bank in New Kingston prompted the evacuation of staff this morning. It’s understood that a generator which caught fire prompted...

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Tech Minister Urges Jamaicans to Protect themselves from Ransomware

Technology Minister, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, says Jamaica has been unaffected so far by a major cyber threat that has brought down critical government services in over a...

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Opposition Insists an Early ‘$1.5m Tax Break’ Impact Study was Needed

Members of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) says a study of the impact the government’s $1.5-million Tax Break should have been...

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Govt Improving Conditions at Fire Stations Islandwide

Minister of Local Government, Desmond McKenzie, says the Government will be spending significant sums to improve the condition of fire stations across the island. He...