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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government has received approximately US$36.16 million (250 million RMB Yuan) from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to construct the Western Children’s Hospital in St James and undertake other projects to be agreed on by both countries. The 220-bed facility, which will be the first such in Jamaica […]

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Press Release:-  The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) participated in a number of events that were held in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The organisation took the opportunity to establish contact with, and strengthen links with other organisations. SCLAN was represented by the Her Excellency Kim Simplis […]

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Antigua Observer:-  The police are probing what appears to be a murder suicide following the discovery of the bodies of two adults who had reportedly not been seen or heard from by relatives since Tuesday. A tearful relative of one of the deceased, told OBSERVER media via phone last night that the police confirmed that the […]

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(CMC) – The Guyana government Friday said it had signed a US$20 million loan with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) for financing the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL Inc.) Power Utility Upgrade Programme (PUUP). The agreement was signed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan and the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, speaking at the end ...

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(CMC) – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says given Jamaica’s favourable macroeconomic conditions, it is no longer far-fetched to believe that the island could attract at least six million visitors annually. Addressing the opening of the Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel in Trelawny, northwest of here, Holnbess said he has been watching very closely as Jamaica had ...

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(CMC) – A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 30 days hard labour after he falsely reported that he had been kidnapped by armed men earlier this month. Jonathan Ramcharran was charged with wasteful employment of police time by making a false police report. He pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine in the ...

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(CMC) – The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) says it remains optimistic that the economic growth momentum in Jamaica will be sustained. Figures released by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) data indicate that the economy grew by 2.2 per cent during the April to June quarter. “As growth levels continue to rise quarter over ...

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(CMC) – President Jovenel Moise is promising that no one “will escape justice” as the leader of the radical opposition “Pitit Dessalin” Party Friday called for continued street demonstrations in protest at the illegal use of the PetroCaribe funds. “Citizen’s demand for light to be made on the use of PetroCaribe funds testifies to the ...

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