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Published:Thursday | September 26, 2013 | 12:00 AM

UTech to host cooperation with China lecture today

The Faculty of the Built Environment (FOBE) of the University of Technology Jamaica is to today host a public lecture titled 'Moving Towards Mutually Beneficial Cooperation with China in the Caribbean'.

The lecture, which is being held as part of the FOBE's mandate to strengthen the discourse centred on built environment issues in the Caribbean, will be delivered by Vanessa Leon, principal planner from Pinchina Consulting, New York, USA.

The public lecture will take place at the Lecture Theatre 4, FOBE at 5 p.m.

MP commends cops for York Town success

Member of Parliament for South West Clarendon Noel Arscott has commended the Jamaica Constabulary Force on the success it has reaped from the York Town initiative.

He was speaking during Tuesday's tour by the Police Chaplaincy Unit and students of the Northern Caribbean University who were on hand to counsel and reassure members of the community, especially those family members of the victims injured in the firebombing incident.

Arscott said the people have been receptive, and have also expressed their gratitude for the help and support they are being given.

JAMPRO pleased with Dom Rep trade mission

Representatives of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the local private sector are hailing the positive impact of a trade mission to the Dominican Republic earlier this month.

President of JAMPRO Diane Edwards said the trip had a 100 per cent satisfaction rate among the participants.

Edwards was providing an update on early outcomes of the JAMPRO mission to the Dominican Republic between September 10 and 14, at the agency's head office on September 23.

She reported that there were 15 participating companies from Jamaica, which included a mix of small, medium and large entities. They met with a number of retail giants, including Grupo Ramos and Super Bravo, two of the largest supermarket chains in the Dominican Republic.