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Awareness About Persons With Disabilities heightened

The National Youth Service (NYS) has partnered with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) on a unique project, which aims to use the visual arts to heighten public awareness about persons with disabilities in Jamaica.

Jimmy Carter ill-leaves Guyana ahead of polls

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 10, 2015 - Former United States President, Jimmy Carter and several members of his delegation left Guyana suddenly on Sunday after he fell ill, the Carter Centre said in a statement.
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Hollande makes historic visit to Cuba after climate change summit

MARTINIQUE, Sunday May 10, 2015- French President Francois Hollande, will end his whirlwind five day Caribbean tour with an official visit to Cuba on Monday, where French a president has not set foot in over a century. He will hold talks with Cuban president Raul Castro about improving relations between the two countries.

PM Says Abuse of Children Will Not be Tolerated

KINGSTON, May 8, 2015- Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she is taking a zero tolerance approach to the abuse of the nation’s children warning that if the abuse continues, the Government will take a serious look at the laws which impact the lives of that group.

Local Economic Development Support Programme launched

OCHO RIOS, St. Ann May 8, 2015 - The Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP) of the Social Development Commission (SDC), under which the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector will be given priority, was launched yesterday by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in Ocho Rios, St. Ann.

Ramotar says opposition planning to steal elections

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CND, May 6, 2015 - Facing its toughest electoral battle in 23 years, Guyana's ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has accused the opposition of plotting to create confusion and steal during the May 11 general and regional elections.
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Youth Minister Concerned About Child Trafficking

The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honorable Lisa Hanna, notes with concern yet another news story of a child being sexually abused or ‘trafficked’ in a ring of prostitution.  She said that while the country has made strides in rescuing over twenty girls in child trafficking cases and seven arrests had been made, there is yet to be a conviction for these acts.

JBDC Stages 8th Annual Small Business Expo on May 21

Operators of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) will benefit from business support services, at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation’s (JBDC) eighth annual Small Business Exposition and Conference on May 21.

consensus reached on improving intra-OECS travel

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, May2, 2015 – The difficulties of travelling within the sub-regional Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has been the subject of much discussion, with a proposal to establish a “One STOP Security Check” system identified chief among the measures to be undertaken to improve intra-regional travel within the OECS.
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PM Urges Road Users to Take Heed and “Save Kids Lives”

Prime Minister, the Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is urging all road users to heed to road safety warnings and to be careful at all times in light of the growing number of road deaths in Jamaica over the past two years. Last year 330 persons died from road crashes.

Revisit Community Child Rearing – Custos Perrin

Custos Rotulorum for the parish of Westmoreland, Hon. the Very Reverend Canon Hartley Perrin, has joined the call for society to take greater responsibility for the care and protection of the nation’s children.

AG concerned over recent police action against lawyers

In light of the number of attorneys and senior members of the Bar who have been interdicted by the police on fraud charges, Attorney General Patrick Atkinson has expressed concern over the potential damage this may have to the image and reputation of the Legal Profession in Jamaica.

STATIN Labour Force Report for January 2015

The main findings of the January 2015 Labour Force Survey, conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) are presented below. The reference week for this survey was December 14-20, 2015.

BoJ to Engage on Credit Union league on Regulations

The Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) is to engage members of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League (JCCUL) and other stakeholders on proposals for the amendment and finalization to the latest draft of the BoJ credit union regulations.

Occupational Safety Act (OSHA) To Be Approved This Fiscal Year

Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier, says significant groundwork has been completed towards legislating the proposed Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) which is expected to be approved in Parliament by the end of the 2015/16 fiscal year.
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