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Gov’t Ramps Up Water Distribution Efforts Islandwide

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, says the government is ramping up efforts to distribute water to communities across the island, experiencing drought conditions. He is also warning private truckers to get certified and operate according to protocols. Desmond McKenzie, Local Government Minister. He was speaking last evening at Local Government …

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Jackson Blasts Gov’t For Moving Forward With Bernard Lodge Master Plan

Member of Parliament for South St. Catherine, the PNP’s, Fitz Jackson, is lambasting the government for moving forward with the Bernard Lodge Master Plan without completing what he sees as the necessary consultations. Speaking with Nationwide News this afternoon, Mr. Jackson contends that a media conference called for tomorrow to …

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Gov’t Says Residents Near JISCO Alpart Plant To Be Compensated Over Dust Nuisance

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says compensation will be provided to residents living near the JISCO Alpart Bauxite Plant recently affected by dust nuisance. Minister Vaz, says he expects this to happen as soon as tomorrow. Residents in surrounding communities on …

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Gov’t Exploring Options To Revive Clarendon Sugar

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration is exploring ways to replace the dying sugar industry in Clarendon. He says the business process outsourcing, BPO, industry is among the options being considered for the people of Clarendon, who’ve been hard hit by the downturn in the sugar industry. Prime Minister …

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Gov’t Aims To Have More Than 23,000 Housing Solutions By 2023

The government is aiming to have more than 23 thousand new housing starts through the National Housing Trust, NHT, by March of 2023. That’s according to the Public Bodies Estimates of Revenues and Expenditure for year ending March 31, 2021. The government is also projected to spend an additional three- …

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Governor General Outlines Gov’t Priorities For New Fiscal Year

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, says the government will be introducing new legislation during the new fiscal year as it continues its push to break the back of violent crimes. Sir Patrick was delivering the throne speech today. It’s the highlight of the ceremonial opening of Parliament for the 2020/2021 …

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JTA Gives Gov’t 30-days To Develop Anti-Violence Plan For Schools

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA, is giving the government 30-days to implement what it’s describing as an anti-violence plan for schools. JTA President, Owen Speid, issued the ultimatum as he addressed a media conference at the association’s office in Kingston today. Mr. Speid says while a last resort, industrial action …

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