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Senate Approves New Road Traffic Act

The Senate has approved the amended Road Traffic Act, which has new offenses, larger fines and harsher penalties for motor vehicle operators who breach the law. Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, who piloted the Bill through the Senate on December 7, said too many lives are being lost on the roads, due to “bad […]

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Prime Minister Holness Congratulates X Factor Winner Dalton Harris

Congratulations to Dalton Harris, winner of the prestigious X Factor competition. Dalton is a phenomenal talent who underscores the fact that Jamaica, though a Small Island Developing State, produces some of the world’s best talent in entertainment and culture. Dalton has progressed effortlessly throughout the competition always remaining humble and true to his Jamaican roots with his singing producing goose […]

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Jamaica Numbered Among Countries With High Incidence Of Domestic Violence

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has named Jamaica as one of the many countries where the perpetration of violence against women by an intimate partner continues to be widespread. The organization noted that the prevalence of physical and sexual violence varies among countries in the region. It pointed to the public health problem such violence creates not only in […]

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Reggae Makes Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity List

The uniquely created music — Jamaican Reggae has been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The decision was made at the 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Mauritius following a strong lobby and advocacy by the Government of Jamaica, led by […]

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U.S. Signs Energy Cooperation Framework With Jamaica

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin have signed an Energy Framework to foster cooperation on energy and infrastructure investment in Jamaica. The Framework is part of a U.S. initiative called the Americas Grow. Mr. Holness expressed gratitude to the U.S. Treasury Department for its support accordingly: “Thank you to the Treasury Department for […]

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Dalton Harris On The Cusp Of Taking X Factor Grand Prize

Jamaica’s Dalton Harris has cast behind him the controversy which placed him in a spot of bother last week to produce again another commanding performance on Saturday’s semi-finals of the televised talent show X Factor U.K. which puts him in pole position of winning the competition. Earlier in the week, Harris had to deal with a lot of criticisms after a photo […]

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CMU Signs MOUs With Nigerian Universities

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) in a press release has reported that The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with three Nigerian universities that will enhance cooperation between the local institution and Nigeria’s educational sector. It named the institutions as Nigeria Maritime University (NMU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), and Ondo State University of Science and Technology. […]

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Nearly 15 Percent Of Jamaican Women Experience Violence From A Male Partner

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton revealed that nearly 15 percent of all women in Jamaica, aged 15 to 49, who have never married or partnered have experienced physical or sexual violence from a male partner in the previous 12 months. Dr. Tufton made his remark while addressing a public forum on gender-based violence at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in […]

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Jamaica Can Attain Full Employment – PM

According to a Jamaica Information (JIS) report, Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted that if the economy continues on the current growth trajectory, Jamaica can attain full employment. Speaking at a town hall meeting at Closed Harbor Beach in Montego Bay, St. James recently, the Prime Minister said the economy continues to show a positive outlook with unemployment at an all-time […]