On the Corner | IMF deal must move up all Jamaicans, Maryland residents tell EPOC

By |2018-08-17T06:55:08+00:00April 30th, 2017|news|

Co-chairman of EPOC Keith Duncan goes 'On the Corner' with residents of Maryland in East Rural St Andrew. 1 Residents of Maryland, a rustic community in east rural St Andrew, came with high anticipation last Thursday to hear co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Keith Duncan explain elements of the Government's deal [...]

Gov’t places new focus on downtown Kgn redevelopment

By |2018-08-17T06:55:08+00:00April 27th, 2017|news|

Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation The Government has again placed the Downtown Kingston Redevelopment Project (DKRP) on the front burner, declaring that the groundwork had commenced with the completion of the project document outlining its rationale, framework and roadmap. Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in [...]

60-day traffic ticket amnesty effective July 1 – Montague

By |2018-08-17T06:55:08+00:00April 27th, 2017|news|

National Security Minister Robert Montague in Parliament on Wednesday. – Ian Allen Photo  National Security Minister Robert Montague has announced July 1 as the start date for the Government’s traffic ticket amnesty. Contributing to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament this afternoon, Montague said the amnesty will run for 60 days. National Security Minister, Robert [...]

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Remittance blow? – Diaspora rep says don’t expect strong opposition to proposed US law to tax remittances

By |2018-08-17T06:55:08+00:00April 26th, 2017|news|

Don't expect "strong" opposition from the Jamaican diaspora in the United States to legislation proposed to tax remittances sent to countries like Jamaica, Irwine Clare, a key New York member, said. The tax would be used to fund the wall President Donald Trump campaigned on and insists will be built at the US border [...]

Cancer facts | What you need to know

By |2018-08-17T06:55:08+00:00April 26th, 2017|news|

Worldwide, tobacco use is the single greatest avoidable risk factor for cancer mortality and kills approximately six million people each year, from cancer and other diseases. - Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize [...]

JAS renews calls for national crop insurance scheme

By |2018-08-17T06:55:08+00:00April 26th, 2017|news|

Grant says preliminary reports suggest there was minimal damage to the agricultural sector overall from the recent rains.  Norman Grant, president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), is renewing calls for the establishment of a national crop insurance scheme for farmers. Grant says preliminary reports suggest there was minimal damage to the agricultural sector [...]

Healthy lifestyle – key to cancer prevention

By |2018-08-17T06:55:08+00:00April 26th, 2017|news|

Exercise helps reduce cancer risk Here are some tips to get you started on an exercise programme! YOU FIRST HAVE TO GET YOUR MIND IN A HEALTHY PLACE You have to realise that eating right and exercising regularly are now going to be a part of you and your regular routine. Just like when [...]

Sagicor counters politicians’ flooding claims

By |2017-04-25T12:20:47+00:00April 25th, 2017|news|

Trey Grandison shovels silt and sand from a drain in Mineral Heights while Tivon Howell patiently waits to take the sludge to a nearby field. (Photo: Michael Gordon) Sagicor yesterday provided building approval numbers for its Millennium Mall in Mineral Heights, Clarendon, as it countered statements made by two politicians implicating the company in the [...]

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