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21 Jan/2021

Earth Today | Adaptation Fund commits to flexible financing for climate change

THE ADAPTATION Fund, from which Jamaica has benefitted, has noted its commitment to help the world recover better from the COVID-19 pandemic, with its offer of ‘flexible, innovative, and effective financing’ to help developing countries adapt to...
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21 Jan/2021

Earth Today | Aquaponics taking off at College of Agriculture, Science and Education

AQUAPONICS is gaining traction at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), where students are exposed to the farming method that combines aquaculture, or fish farming, with hydroponics, or crop production without soil, to boost...
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21 Jan/2021

Tufton: No need for a field hospital in MoBay

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has rejected the call by stakeholders in Montego Bay for the establishment of a COVIDF-19 field hospital at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), saying the one being established in...
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21 Jan/2021

Apprenticeship without certification won’t get you work, says psychologist

WESTERN BUREAU: John-Earle Spence, the lead psychologist in the Fight for Peace youth programme, says that while some tradesmen may have learned their craft under an informal apprenticeship system, they will be overlooked for employment because...
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21 Jan/2021

Enrieka Blagrove regifts JN Scholarship to colleague

Enrieka Blagrove, the 2020 scholarship recipient of the JN Wise Aspiring Youth (WAY) programme, has started the year by exercising a heart-warming gesture. He gifted the scholarship he received to a colleague and fellow JN WAY Ambassador, Cydon...
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21 Jan/2021

Portal coming for public to track gov’t projects online

The Government will be moving to increase transparency and provide more information to the public on all projects being undertaken at each stage of development via a web portal. Speaking at yesterday’s post-Cabinet press briefing, Information...
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21 Jan/2021

Cops hot on trail of Negril robbers

Negril, Westmoreland: Despite three armed men removing the surveillance system during a multimillion-dollar robbery at a Courts Ready Cash outlet in Negril, Westmoreland, on Tuesday, the police say they are are expecting to collar the crooks soon....
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21 Jan/2021

Falmouth’s homeless get second daily meal from drop-in centre

Western Bureau: The $16.5-million drop-in centre opened in Falmouth, Trelawny, last July has added a second meal to its menu for the homeless, moving to providing breakfast and dinner as opposed to original plans for just one meal a day. “The...
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20 Jan/2021

Two gunmen killed in shootout with police in Portmore

Two men were on Wednesday afternoon pronounced dead at the Spanish Town Hospital after they were hit in a shootout with the police. It is reported that a team from the St Catherine South Police Division was patrolling the Waterford area of Portmore...
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20 Jan/2021

#USInauguration | Biden now US President... What he said

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably...
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20 Jan/2021

#USInauguration | Biden sworn in as 46th president: "Democracy has prevailed"

President Joe Biden says “democracy has prevailed” in a country reeling amid a pandemic and a violent melee two weeks ago at the U.S. Capitol. In his first remarks as president, Biden said Wednesday that his swearing-in marks a day of...
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20 Jan/2021

JHTA: Hoteliers ready to pay for COVID vaccine for staff

Several Jamaican hotels have signed on to a programme being spearheaded by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), which will see them collaborating with the Government of Jamaica to pay for COVID-19 vaccines. Clifton Reader,...
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20 Jan/2021

MOCA to receive independent agency status effective April 1

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says as of April 1, 2021, the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) will formally and legally be designated an independent Agency of the Ministry. “Since its...
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20 Jan/2021

Firearm and ammunition seized in Olympic Gardens

Lawmen assigned to the Hunts Bay Police station say they have seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition along Olympic Way, Kingston 11 on Wednesday. January 20. Reports are that about 7:30 a.m., acting on intelligence, lawmen searched...
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20 Jan/2021

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: ‘Even as we grieved, we grew’

NEW YORK (AP) — The country has a new president and may well have a new literary star. In one of the inauguration’s most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the...
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