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George Nooks donated 18 mattresses to The Golden Age Home.

At least 18 residents of The Golden Age Home in Kingston will now enjoy sweeter dreams, thanks to the donation of several brand new mattresses from reggae singer George Nooks. Cluster supervisor at The Golden Age Home, Morelene Moncrieffe, told The...
 Managing Director of Caribbean Cement Company Limited, Yago Castro (second left), is joined by Member of Parliament for Manchester North East Audley Shaw (right), at the official opening of a concrete road constructed by the cement company in Denham Farms

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Audley Shaw says the use of concrete to build roads should be embraced as an alternative to asphalt in the construction of farm roads. Concrete roads are durable and safe and are less prone to wear and...
 Jamaica Combined Cadet Forces Corporal Taydrian Ellis (left) and Corporal Shaun-Jay Henry showcase one of the many seedlings to be planted to mark the start of a reforestation project at the JP Farms in Annotto Bay, St Mary, on Wednesday.

JP Farms has committed 500 acres over the next 20 years towards offsetting carbon emissions in the Annotto Bay valley in St Mary. The initiative, which was launched on Wednesday, is a collaborative reforestation effort with the Jamaica Combined...

Jamaica-born Renee Bowen has been appointed as a senior economist for trade with the Council of Economic Advisers in the Biden/Harris administration. Bowen, who holds a Ph.D, is originally from Kingston. She earned her Master's and Doctorate...

The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport is prioritising children as it places increased focus on protecting vulnerable road users. Acting director of the unit, Deidre Hudson Sinclair, said that nine children have been killed on the roads...

Cabinet has approved four contracts totalling approximately $1.25 billion for various projects in the education sector. The projects include the provision of textbooks at the primary level, data processing service for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP...

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is reminding manufacturers that they must seek permission to use Jamaica's national symbols to sell or market a product. “Most manufacturers or sellers tend to use the national flag. Now, when this is...

The police are reporting that the mother of a 15-year-old rape victim has been arrested on allegations of conspiring to get her daughter to drop the case against the accused. The police say the woman is facing charges of attempting to pervert the...

There were some “misunderstandings” within Jamaica’s law-enforcement authorities about aspects of the so-called anti-gang legislation, the state’s top prosecutor has admitted. The Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act became...

WESTERN BUREAU: While the Lay Magistrate Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) wants to see a continuation of the existing arrangement that sees some parishes having justices of the peace (JP) associations and lay magistrate associations operating...
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