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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Wednesday | October 24, 2007

'Make the region the premier tourist destination'
San Juan, Puerto Rico: Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Senator Allen Chastanet, has challenged tourism ministers and marketers to aspire to make the region the 'premier tourist destination' in the world. Addressing more than 630 delegates ...

Portland to be gem in tourism crown

San Juan, Puerto Rico: The island's chief salesman and marketer, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, says Port Antonio, Portland, is the future of Jamaica's top-end ultra luxury product offerings. The resort town, which has been tagged the 'Forgotten Paradise'...

Japanese engineers to tweak JPS operations

A team of senior engineers from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is currently being hosted by the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd.(JPS) as part of a partnership arrangement between TEPCO and Marubeni, the new majority owners of the JPS.

New prison set to be built

AMITY HALL, ST. CATHERINE: Plans are advanced for the construction of a new correctional facility in Amity Hall, St. Catherine. The facility, which is estimated to cost $750 million, will accommodate both males and females, with a capacity for about 5,000 beds. ...

United Theological College students attacked by gunmen

Three students at the United Theological College (UTC) were recently attacked by armed gunmen who entered the school compound by scaling the institution's rear wall last Friday. This has occurred despite school administration's efforts to strengthen security across the campus...

Smith to comment on Woolmer report soon

Minister of National Security, Derrick Smith says he will make a formal statement soon on Justice Ian Forte's review of investigations into the death of Pakistan cricket coach, Bob Woolmer. Justice Forte submitted the report to the Ministry in early September....

Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) deploys new strategies to tackle rising crime rate

WESTERN BUREAU: In response to criticism that its members are ineffective and unprofessional, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is employing various strategies to tackle the escalating crime rate in the country. However, citizens have reportedly taken issue...

Government of Jamaica to secure scrap metal

THE GOVERNMENT plans to intervene in the trade of scrap metal in order to protect lives and properties, Industry Minister Karl Samuda told Parliament yesterday. "There is a cloud that hangs over this sector," said Mr.Samuda in describing a sector which the Jamaica Exporters' Association...





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