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Harsher Penalties For Persons Who Harm Children

KINGSTON, May 14, 2015 - Minister with responsibility for Information Senator Sandrea Falconer says Government is to implement harsher penalties for persons who harm children, and those who fail to protect children placed in their care.

Guyana Opposition coalition demands poll results

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 14, 2015- The opposition alliance, APNU+AFC wants the Guyana Elections Commission to tell the nation the outcome of Monday’s general election amidst fresh demands by the ruling People’s Progressive Party /Civic (PPP/C) for a recount of the ballots in all 10 regions of the country.
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House votes to do away with the Privy Council

KINGSTON, MAY 13, 2015 - With the passage of the Constitutional Amendment to establish the Caribbean Court of Justice as Jamaica's Final Appellate Court in the Lower House earlier yesterday, all eyes are now trained on the Senate to see if any Opposition Senator will break ranks with the JLP and vote in favour of the bills when the matter comes up in the Senate.

Guyanese go to the polls to elect a new government

Guyanese will go to the polls today, Monday May 11, to elect a new government having been ruled by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for some 23 years, with the incumbent President being head of the PPP Donald Ramotar who is running for re-election.
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Fidel and Raul Castro hold meetings with President Hollande

French President Francois Hollande met with Raul Castro and, separately, with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday. Cuban President Raul Castro met with Hollande in the Palace of the Revolution and discussed a series of international affairs as well as strengthening bilateral ties between both nations.

Libraries Open at Two Infant Schools in Westmoreland

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland May 12, 2015- Two school libraries were opened in Westmoreland on May 8 by Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites and Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier.

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.
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