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  • Photo of Farmers praised for helping to reduce Jamaica food import bill

    Farmers praised for helping to reduce Jamaica food import bill

    With the $5.014 billion dollar decline in the country’s food import bill, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries,  Derrick Kellier is praising farmers in St. Ann, for their resilience and commitment, who, despite the drought conditions, successfully increased food production, which aided in the reduction of the country’s food import bill. Addressing farmers recently  at the Frazer Church of God of…

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  • Photo of More Than 700 Girls To Engage In Computer Coding

    More Than 700 Girls To Engage In Computer Coding

    More than 700 girls across the island will be engaged in computer coding simultaneously between Thursday, December 10 and Saturday, December 12. The programme, ‘Jamaican Girls Coding’, is designed to target females between the ages of 12 and 14. It aims to introduce young girls to the male dominated field of computer coding. During the three days, persons who are…

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  • Photo of High Internet And Mobile Data Charges Hampering Business Development – Professor

    High Internet And Mobile Data Charges Hampering Business Development – Professor

    Professor of Communications Policy and Digital Media at the University of the West Indies, Dr Hopeton Dunn has raised concerns that the high cost of Internet access and mobile data charges may be hampering the ability of Jamaicans to use the Internet for innovation driven activities. Responding to questions from the The Gleaner, Dunn pointed out several weaknesses in Jamaica’s Information…

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  • Jamaica delivers on promise to Dominica after Erika

    Jamaica, on Wednesday (November 4), shipped off close to $50 million worth of bridge infrastructure and materials to tropical storm-ravaged Dominica, fulfilling a pledge that was made nearly two months ago. The donation, initiated by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, represents a joint public/private sector partnership. It included two Bailey bridges from the National Works Agency (NWA), six…

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  • Photo of Jamaica Energy Ministry promoting culture of conservation among youth

    Jamaica Energy Ministry promoting culture of conservation among youth

    The Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining is promoting energy conservation and efficiency among the nation’s youth through its annually staged Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) Energy Week School Tour. State Minister, Hon. Julian Robinson, kicked off the week with a tour of Clan Carthy Primary School located on Deanery Road, Kingston, on November 9. The tour is…

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  • Photo of UNFPA Implements Strategic Framework Targeting Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health

    UNFPA Implements Strategic Framework Targeting Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health

    A sexual and reproductive health information programme, to teach parents how to talk to their children about sex, is among several strategies proposed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in addressing adolescent pregnancy. The strategy is one of five elements outlined in a CARICOM/UNFPA Integrated Strategic Framework, aimed at reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies in each country of…

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  • Photo of UNFPA implements strategic framework targeting adolescent sexual reproductive health

    UNFPA implements strategic framework targeting adolescent sexual reproductive health

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – A sexual and reproductive health information programme, to teach parents how to talk to their children about sex, is among several strategies proposed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in addressing adolescent pregnancy. The strategy is one of five elements outlined in a CARICOM/UNFPA Integrated Strategic Framework, aimed at reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies…

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  • Photo of China funding half billion US-dollar university hospital project in Jamaica

    China funding half billion US-dollar university hospital project in Jamaica

    The University of the West Indies (UWI) and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for a J$60 billion (US$511 million) development programme that will include the expansion of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) from a 500-bed to a 1,000-bed facility. As part of the expansion project, College Commons, which houses staff…

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  • Photo of CARICOM/Spain  Reducing Youth on Youth Violence Project strengthens community partnership

    CARICOM/Spain Reducing Youth on Youth Violence Project strengthens community partnership

    Informed minds; proud faces and without  doubt hearts too; all  104 of them  between the ages of  5 to 18 years with their thirty-four parents of mostly mothers, indeed no less proud, no less informed. It was the occasion of the graduation ceremony of the Law Enforcement Assistive Programme for Schools (LEAPS), a project of the Cunupia Community Champions for…

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  • Photo of Jamaica to host Youth Development Conference in September

    Jamaica to host Youth Development Conference in September

    The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) of the University of the West Indies, is partnering with the Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC) to convene the first SALISES Caribbean Youth Development Conference from September 30–October 2, 2015. The theme of the conference is ‘Youth Post 2015: Directions for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean’. The conference, which will be held at the UWI…

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