4 design groups to present visions for Detroit’s West Riverfront Park

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Malone, 65, will succeed Roger Playwin, who has served as interim executive director since last fall when former Executive Director Christopher Stark, who had been in the role for a year, left to become outreach director for Guest House in Lake Orion. Playwin, a director on the St. Vincent De Paul Foundation board, will continue Read More

Gospel concert at Kirby Center will benefit St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen

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The Howard University Gospel Choir from Washington, D.C., will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 with half of each $10 ticket to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, Wilkes-Barre. The kitchen is a program of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton. Planning the event are Read More

Applications Invited for PM’s Jamaica 55 Commemorative Medal

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Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora are being encouraged to submit applications for the Prime Minister’s Jamaica 55 Commemorative Medal of Appreciation for service to Jamaica, for which nominations will close on February 16, 2018. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on February 7, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Read More

Water Abstractors to Begin Paying Fees April 1

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Effective April 1, some 159 licensed water abstractors will begin paying water abstraction charges/volume-based fees (WAC/VBF). The fee is applicable to all persons who have a license to abstract and use water, and is being applied under the Water Resources (Water Abstraction Charges) Regulations, 2017. The charges are calculated based on the amount of water Read More

Voluntary Separation Offered to Public-Sector Workers

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The Government, through its Special Early Retirement Programme (SERP), is offering voluntary separation from the public sector to employees 50 to 59 years of age who are under the non-contributory Government pension scheme. The SERP, which is being undertaken through the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, was opened on January 2, 2018 and Read More

Social Research is Critical – Grange

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The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says social research, like scientific research, plays a critical role in the development of Jamaica. The Minister was speaking at the Opening Ceremony for the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Research Days 2018 on Wednesday (February 7). “Understanding behavior and why Read More

Linstead Hospital A&E Reopened After $144-Million Renovation

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The Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine was officially reopened on Tuesday (February 6), following extensive renovation at a cost of $144.98 million. The work, undertaken through funding from the National Health Fund (NHF), included infrastructural upgrades, new furniture and equipment, installation of a new air-conditioning system, upgrading of Read More

Government to Allocate $30 Million for Research

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Over the next three years, the Government will be allocating $30 million to fund high-quality research in the areas of indigenous knowledge and water. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, made the announcement at the launch of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Research Days at the institution on February Read More

Ernst & Young presents laptop to JIS Heritage Photo Competition winner

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The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Heritage Photo Competition Winner for 2017, Sarah Fay Buckland (right) is all smiles as she accepts her prize of an HP touch-screen laptop from Country Managing Partner at Ernst & Young (EY) Jamaica, Allison Peart (left), at the EY offices in Kingston on Monday (February 5). The laptop is one Read More

HIGH SCHOOLS:

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Story. Story. Story. GIRLS TENNIS ST. VINCENT’S 5, METTER 0 Singles — Alexis Salgueiro def. Haley Calloway 6-0, 6-0; Breezy Stewart def. Hannah Campbell 6-0, 6-0; Abby Hohnerlein def. Makayla Williams 6-1, 6-0. Doubles — Anna Kropp/McCaillaigh Rouse def. Mary Berry/Kayley Vaughn 6-1, 6-0; Anna Hogan/Bridget McCarthy def. Layni Lanier/Abigail Zerwig 6-1, 6-1. SCHEDULE Region Read More