Category: Midday News

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Mining Minister Exploring Expansion of JISCO Mining Activities

Mining Minister, Mike Henry, says he will be taking a proposal to Cabinet next week, to expand the area in which Jiquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) is allowed to mine...

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Is Age of Consent Criminalizing Sexually Active Teens?

More than half the persons arrested for having sex with a person under 16 years are teenagers. Opposition Spokesman on Justice, Senator Mark Golding, made the disclosure...

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PROJECT KASE INTENSIFIES EDUCATION OUTREACH

Two schools in the Trench Town community in St. Andrew are to benefit tomorrow from the donation of 2-hundred school bags packed with school supplies. This as the...

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Recent Floods Wreak Half-billion dollar Damage to Agriculture

Last week’s flood rains have resulted in over $520-million worth of damage to the agricultural sector. That’s according to Minister without portfolio in the...

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Nursing Shortage at Spanish Town Hospital

The Spanish Town General Hospital in St. Catherine is operating with a shortage of over 200 nurses. Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says his Ministry is working...

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Redefining the JCF’s Mandate

The government is to develop a policy framework which will redefine the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, as a protection and service organisation. Prime Minister, Andrew...

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Fire at Court Offices in Spanish Town

Firefighters are at this hour carrying out cooling down operations at the Spanish Town court office in St. Catherine. Fire personnel responded to reports of a fire at...

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77 Water Systems Still Down

The National Water Commission says seventy-seven water systems across the island remain out of operation. This, following flood rains last week. Acting Corporate Public...

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Opposition Urges CARICOM to Step Up Role in Resolving Venezuela Crisis

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is this morning urging CARICOM to intensify its role in attempting to bring a peaceful resolution to the crisis...

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Jamaica and Dominican Republic Broker Visa Waiver Agreement

Jamaica has signed a visa waiver agreement with the Dominican Republic for diplomats and officials only. Jamaica House says the visa waiver is one of several bilateral...