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Jamaica-born Rajiv Maragh to pump more investment in his country

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:10am
Rajiv Maragh, who rose to prominence as a racehorse jockey and is well-known within the diaspora, has ambitions of further investments in his native Jamaica. Maragh began this journey last year, during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in November...
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GoodHeart | Flow supports national development

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:08am
VICE-PRESIDENT and country manager of Flow Jamaica, Stephen Price, recently called for a more cohesive partnership including the Government, key stakeholders and the private sector to further drive national development. Over the years, Flow has...
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GoodHeart | VM Foundation gifts $4.5m to Adopt-A-Clinic Programme

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:08am
The VM Foundation has officially renewed its partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Adopt-a-Clinic Programme with a $4.5 million commitment to the St Jago Park Health Centre in St Catherine for the provision of well-needed medical...
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Ministry calls on J’cans to protect honeybees

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:08am
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is calling on Jamaicans to safeguard the island’s food security by protecting honeybees. On May 20, the world will recognise World Bee Day under the theme ‘Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and...
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Voluntary sector should seize the opportunity to contribute to the SDGs – Salmon

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:07am
Maxsalia Salmon, partnerships and development finance officer at the UN Multi-Country Office for Jamaica, The Bahamas, Bermuda, The Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands, says the voluntary sector has the opportunity to contribute to the...
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5K Run-Walk, church service among launch events for Jamaica’s 60th in South Florida

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:07am
WASHINGTON DC: Jamaica’s 60th anniversary celebrations got off to a tremendous start in the southern United States with three major events which took place in South Florida last weekend. The Florida launch, which featured three major activities...
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Jamaican candidates gear up for upcoming Ontario election

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:07am
TORONTO: A slew of candidates of Jamaican heritage are seeking election in the upcoming polls for Ontario. They are: New Democratic Party MPP Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre); Charmaine Williams (Brampton Centre) and Mark Saunders (Don Valley...
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The life of Equiano for BBC 4 Radio drama

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:07am
LONDON: On Tuesday, May 24, a new BBC radio docudrama I made with fellow producer, Deborah Hobson, will chart the life and times of a remarkable forgotten black British hero who died 225 years ago. It is called ‘The Amazing Life of Olaudah Equiano...
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Silvera: Build up your city before uplifting elsewhere

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:06am
WESTERN BUREAU: Janet Silvera, the immediate past president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), is urging businesses based in the western city to play their part in uplifting their home city and the local chamber before...
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Thousands of children rescued yearly by CPFSA

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:06am
The home is very dangerous place for lots of Jamaican children, with the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) having to rescue, on average, at least 12,000 of them each year, Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams disclosed...
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St James overshoots combined murder toll of other western parishes

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:05am
A senior cop in St James has expressed alarm that the northwestern parish has seen at least 91 murders since the start of the year, more than the combined total homicides seen in Trelawny, Hanover, and Westmoreland – the other divisions in Area One...
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We must all commit to safer road practices – Shaw

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:05am
REDUCING THE carnage on Jamaica’s road will require much more that the pending road traffic regulations but more importantly, a significant buy-in from all who travel on the nation’s road who must commit to safer practices, Minister of Transport...
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Tread carefully in granting amusement licences - Lucea mayor

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:05am
WESTERN BUREAU: WITH THE island now into its fifth wave of COVID-19, municipal and health officials in Hanover are now directing their attention towards amusement events as a means of assisting in controlling the spread of the virus in the parish....
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Cop seriously injured in Stony Hill crash

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 5:42am
A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is in serious condition in hospital following a collision involving a police service vehicle and a Jamaica Urban Transit Company bus on Long Lane main road in Stony Hill, St Andrew, this evening...
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Holness says rent-to-own housing programme coming

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 4:10am
The Government is promising to ease the demand for housing by allowing Jamaicans to acquire their homes in a rent-to-own arrangement. The Prime Minister did not provide any timelines for the rolling out of this new housing model he promised.
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Student's battle to get PhD from UWI hits another hurdle

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 2:21am
A PhD student whose thesis was rejected by The University of the West Indies in 2014 has lost her legal battle in the Court of Appeal to have a Supreme Court ruling against her overturned.
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Exotic dancer and auto repairman get life for murder of St Andrew businessman

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 1:20am
An female exotic dancer and an auto repairer who pleaded guilty to the murder of businessman, Roger Chang have been handed life sentences for the killing. They will both have to serve more than 20 years in prison before the possibility of parole.
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Transport Authority worker accused of collecting money from motorists charged

Jamaica Gleaner - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 12:06am
A June 29 court date has been set for Transport Authority employee Carlene Brown who is accused of taking money from motorists. The 44-year-old administrative assistant, who is charged with larceny as a servant, was arrested and charged last...
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Body of woman found at sea in Portland

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 11:50pm
The partially nude body of a woman was found floating in the sea behind the compound of Titchfield High School in Portland today. The discovery was made shortly after 9 o'clock this morning. It is reported that a fisherman was on his...
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Gun found under house in St James

Jamaica Gleaner - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 10:26pm
Cops seized an Intratec nine millimetre sub-machine gun with a magazine containing seven 9mm rounds of ammunition during an operation in Amity Hall, St James on Thursday night. The police report that about 9:30 p.m., a team was in the area...
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