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THE agriculture ministry says it will be spending $100 million to help with flood damage repair and recovery in the parishes of Portland, St Mary and Trelawny, which have suffered agricultural and infrastructure damage of more than $342 million from recent heavy rains. Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda, who made the announcement in the House of […]

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says industry players are satisfied that visitors are still coming to Montego Bay, St James, despite the declaration of a state of public emergency in the parish last Thursday. Bartlett, who was scheduled yesterday to meet with travel agents and destination bookers as it relates to future bookings for the country, […]

A directive in 2016 by the Auditor General’s Department that the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) should take action to recover the retirement benefits paid to former executives of the Port Authority of Jamaica is to be carried out by the public body following a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court. Two former executives of […]

he Government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility of lessening the plight of the nation’s most vulnerable children. Members of the private sector and the public must also act if these youngsters are to see a brighter future, many-time World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt has asserted. In a speedy response to the fire that destroyed […]

By: Derek Achong Fifty five years after it was formed by legendary calypsonian Lord Kitchener, the Kalypso Revue tent is set to close due to financial constraints. The announcement was made by the tent’s head Michael “Sugar Aloes” Osuna during a press conference at its traditional home at SWWTU Hall on Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, yesterday afternoon. […]

The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, signed the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) Agreement on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas. He signed the agreement within the margins of the 41st Community Council of Ministers held at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana on Monday, 15 January, […]

By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in a thunderous explosion Monday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may be imminent. The midday explosion sent superheated lava, molten […]

By Katie Hope BBC News, Davos The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year as wealth continued to be owned by a small minority, Oxfam has claimed. Some 82% of money generated last year went to the richest 1% of the global population while the poorest half saw […]

French prison officers have blockaded dozens of jails after renewed attacks by inmates increased fears for wardens’ safety. The justice minister, Nicole Belloubet, was holding a crisis meeting with union leaders on Monday afternoon as industrial action by increasingly angry prison staff entered a second week. Strikers had called for a “total blockade” of the […]

Scores of Jamaicans who bleach their faces are facing delays in renewing their passports as additional checks are often needed to confirm their identities. The ‘bleachers’ are among the more than 2,100 applicants whose passport-renewal applications were referred for further investigation in the last two years by officials at the Passport and Immigration Citizenship Agency […]


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