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A more humane police force

A more humane police force


KINGSTON – Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which is marking 148 years of existence this year, must engage in a continuing process of change in order to remain relevant and to effectively serve the publi...

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Attorney General underscores importance of intellectual property rights

Attorney General underscores importance of intellectual property rights


BASSETERRE – Attorney General and Minister of Communications Vincent Byron Jr has underscored the importance of artistes to have their creative and original works protected by the law.Appearing on the Government’s weekly radio programme “Working for ...

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Baroness Patricia Scotland is new Commonwealth Secretary General

Baroness Patricia Scotland is new Commonwealth Secretary General


VALLETTA – Britain’s former attorney general Baroness Patricia Scotland was elected secretary general of the Commonwealth yesterday, replacing the outgoing Indian former Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamalesh Sharma.Baroness Scotland, who was nominated...

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Jamaican gymnast aiming for Olympics

Jamaican gymnast aiming for Olympics


GYMNAST REISS BECKFORD is aiming to make history by becoming the first ever Jamaican gymnast to compete in the Olympics.Reiss, who recently represented Jamaica at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow, paid a courtesy visit to the Ja...

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PM Stuart addresses Commonwealth Business Forum

PM Stuart addresses Commonwealth Business Forum


THE CARIBBEAN IS OPEN TO BUSINESS!That was Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s clear message today in Malta, as he addressed a Commonwealth Business Forum which focused on investment in the Caribbean.He was joined by the Prime Ministers of St Kitts and ...

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Trinidadian is Rhodes Scholar

Trinidadian is Rhodes Scholar


TRINIDADIAN ZAHRA GOMES is the latest recipient of the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship.She was chosen from a field of six candidates who were interviewed today at Government House by the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee. The Committee...

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Holness: Consider the ramifications of not voting

Holness: Consider the ramifications of not voting


ST JAMES, Jamaica – Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness is urging uncommitted voters to seriously consider whose hands they are leaving their fate in, if they decide not to participate in the democratic process.“Quite likely, (it is) som...

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New water projects for St Lucia

New water projects for St Lucia


CASTRIES – The Government of Saint Lucia, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCo) Inc., are scheduled to launch the John Compton Dam Rehabilitation Project today.The dam was built with a reservoir design capac...

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LIAT launches new service from Barbados to Trinidad

LIAT launches new service from Barbados to Trinidad


ST JOHN’S – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, will launch a new service from Barbados to Trinidad early next year.Starting January 18, LIAT will fly nonstop daily from the Grantley Adams International Airport to Piarco International Airport. The flight wi...

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Change public sector mentality

Change public sector mentality


BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Minister of State Wendy Phipps is calling for a change in the public sector workforce ethics that is based on productivity and meritocracy rather than one of entitlement.Speaking on the radio programme Working For You this week...