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BPO sector projected to create 11,000 new jobs annually, says Wehby as he stresses need to train workforce

The fast-growing business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is projected to create some 11,000 new jobs annually. That's according to chairman of JAMPRO, Don Wehby, who said the industry has created employment for 32,500 persons as at...
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JAMPRO engages IFC to advise on improving Jamaica's doing business ranking

The chairman of Jamaica's chief investment promotions agency, JAMPRO, says it has engaged the services of the World Bank's International Financial Corporation (IFC) to assist with propelling Jamaica within the top 10 of the Doing...
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Joking with justice - JPs illegally certifying documents for strangers in MoBay bus park

For the price of a drink, or a $200 lunch, you can get any document you want signed by a group of justices of the peace (JPs), who operate out of the Transport Authority post in the Montego Bay Transportation Centre.These JPs are ignoring the oath...
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Holness: False, untrue and misleading - Prime minister fires latest salvo in SOE debate

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has vowed that the Government will use the security forces to ensure that the fight against crime, which has led to a 21 per cent decline in murders since the start of the year, will continue into the new year when the...
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Editors' Forum | 'GOOD GAS!' - BSJ confident that its monitoring will ensure motorists get quality and value for money at the pumps

Three years after scores of Jamaica motorists were impacted by bad gas sold at some stations, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is expressing confidence that the measures instituted since then will make a repeat highly unlikely.The BSJ is also...
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Editors' Forum | Candy crush - State agencies join forces to move suggestively packaged sweet from school gates

The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) has joined forces with other state agencies in an effort to rid school gates of the CiCi liquid fruit candy that appears to have a rainbow-coloured male genitalia on the package."We have gone...
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Rally around the Girlz - Grange: We want to generate support for the women's team

Moments after she was blanketed by a group of athletes from her alma mater, St Jago High, which took a break from a track meet at G.C. Foster College to greet the Reggae Girlz yesterday, Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw flashed back to her playing days at the...
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Top of the table RSPL clash - Waterhouse host leaders Portmore

Donovan White, president of Red Stripe Premier League club Waterhouse FC has, perhaps, one of the broadest smiles in local football at the moment. After watching his team do what was considered improbable at the end of the first round of last season...
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JUCDA reverses course on vehicle pre-inspections - Policy driving up business in auto market, pressures Japan dealers

The used-car sector is walking back its howls of protest over the pre-shipment inspection policy for motor vehicles that they initially pronounced would have been the death knell of vulnerable dealers.But that was last year.Now, some 16 months into...
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Most of NIDS loan to be used for tech upgrades

Most of the US$68 million the Inter-American Development Bank has approved for Jamaica's controversial National Identification System (NIDS) will go towards upgrading the information and communication technology infrastructure across government....
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Chillin at Capacity - Singy Singy and Keznamdi filled the house for Signature Nights finale

Chillin' at the Serengeti has only been open for a few weeks, but the restaurant has quickly proved itself a worthy performance space.On Thursday's staging of 'Appleton Estate's Signature Nights', dedicated fans of Keznamdi and Tarrus Riley filled...
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Remembering Garnet Silk - 24 years on

The month of December is quite celebratory with all the excitement and joyous atmosphere that abounds as Christmas is upon us. But for Novlyn 'Lovey' Banton, December carries an air of melancholy as it signifies the tragic death of her fiance,...
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Editorial | Wheatley has time yet in purgatory

The picture Andrew Wheatley painted of himself in his interview with this newspaper a week ago was of a snivelling, remorseful character, too out of his depth to be aware that Petrojam was being incompetently run and, figuratively, sacked by the...
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Nigel Clarke | Securing NIS for the future

The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) was established in 1966 and is a compulsory, contributory, funded social-security scheme. Employers and employees make contributions to the National Insurance Fund (NIF), and these contributions are used to...
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Another departure from President Trump's Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP):Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said yesterday.Trump, in...
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Hemp set to become legal nationwide in US

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves. A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the...
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Harnessing the spirit of volunteerism

"How one shapes their life is always very interesting to me," says Paul Sully, country director of Peace Corps Jamaica. It is a simple yet deep-rooted statement because every one of us has as story to tell, a chapter to write, possibilities to...
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Jamaica 4-H club credits volunteerism for success

One of Jamaica's largest and oldest voluntary organisations, the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, has credited its success and effectiveness to provision of support and measurable feedback from its volunteers....
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Toyota feeding the SUV rush

You'd be forgiven if you walk up to the side of the 2019 Toyota Rush and think it is the latest Rav4. They both have the same ride height and the side-on lines are strikingly similar, but all that ends when you step back and look at the length...
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Loose Cannon Tours - Cruising Kingston Harbour in style

If you like shimmering water, cool ocean air, and the freedom of rocking on open water, all while enjoying the protection of a 69-foot yacht, you might be interested in booking a tour with Loose Cannon Tours.The Loose Cannon company started as an...
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Gordon Robinson | Rescued from the brink

Last week, the Jamaican political landscape shifted like a tectonic plate, producing a massive civic earthquake as one nine-day wonder was superimposed on another.Just as Jamaicans braced to deal with the Petroscam quake, the PNP's announcement that...
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Mark Wignall | Lesson number one: Win elections big

Viewed mostly through the rational lens of political cynicism, the Opposition PNP has taken a gamble that its refusal to offer continued parliamentary support to enhanced security measures will make it more relevant to the voting public.In its still...
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Tie-dye with the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation

Stepping out of its corners to champion the cause for children who rely on dialysis is the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation.The facility is rolling out an independent campaign, which takes the form of a...
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Embracing fashion with Pablos

Strutting in style is all about being confident and original. And you can't get more authentic than creating custom-fit designs from beautiful one-of-a-kind apparel. For more than 25 years, L P Azar has mastered the...
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