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Grace Recalls a Batch of Chicken Vienna Sausages

GraceKennedy has recalled a batch of its Chicken Vienna sausages, produced at its food processors division in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. The recall is for the 140 gram, easy-open metal containers, marked with lot number 1-4-0-4-1-5-1-0-G-C-H-2-6. Persons in possession of the products are advised not to consume them and return them to the point of purchase, where they will be refunded. Michael ...

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St. James Parish Council To Spend $8m On Drain Cleaning

With the hurricane season beginning on Sunday, the St. James Parish Council is set to ramp up its drain-cleaning programme in its 17 divisions over the next two weeks in a bid to avert flooding in low-lying areas of the parish. The flood-prone areas include Cambridge, Montpelier, Spring Bottom, Johns Hall, Roehampton, Dumfries, Irwin, Somerton, and Bullock Heights.

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Government To Help With Funeral of Drowned MoBay Twin Boys

The Government has committed to assisting with the funeral expenses of nine-year-old twin brothers Brandon and Brayden Jones who died in St James last Monday. The commitment was made by state minister in the Ministry of Transport and Works, Richard Azan, during a visit to Montego Bay yesterday.

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Inmates To Sit CXC Exams Behind Bars in Jamaica

25 inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre and the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre for women are sitting Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations. This is the first time that prisoners are sitting the external examinations as part of the rehabilitation activities of the charity group, Stand Up For Jamaica. Stand Up For Jamaica is a non-profit association.

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Scotia To Offer Free Breast Cancer Screening in Montego Bay

As part of its 125th anniversary celebrations, Scotia Foundation is ensuring breast health for women who live in Montego Bay. The bank is encouraging them to sign up for the free breast cancer screening at Scotiabank Ironshore on Thursday, May 29. Only 30 persons can be accommodated per screening.

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To Help Boost Tourism 23 More Countries Can Now Enter Jamaica Without Visas

Jamaica has waived visa requirements for 23 countries,16 in Europe and seven in Latin America. The visa waiver relates to nationals of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Kosovo, El Salvador, The Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, the Republic of Serbia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Guatemala, and Peru. In order to benefit from the visa ...

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Toyota Recalls 370,000 Sienna Minivans

Toyota is recalling 370,000 Sienna minivans because salt water can corrode parts under the vehicle, causing the spare tire to sometimes fall off. The recall affects those minivans that were sold or registered in cold weather states where salt is routinely used to keep roadways ice-free, the company said today. The recall includes model years 2004-2011.

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Two Policemen Arrested And Charged By INDECOM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), today arrested and charged two more members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. The cops are linked to the murder of Adolphus Reader on Sevens Road, May Pen, Clarendon on February 28, 2013. Senior Resident Magistrate, Judith Pusey, denied applications for bail and the policemen were remanded.

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Transportation Centres Across Jamaica To Be Upgraded

Transportation centres across Jamaica are to undergo significant upgrading, in keeping with modern standards, according to the government. Dubbed the Transportation Centre Modernisation Programme, the initiative was launched yesterday at the Hotel Four Seasons in Kingston, where a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Transport Authority and representatives of the Councils was signed.

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Government To Reduce Proposed Tax on Liquor For The Hotel Sector

The government plans to reduce the proposed additional stamp duty (ASD) on alcoholic beverages announced in April as part of a $6.7 billion tax measures to meet its primary surplus target. The move was in response to complaints from the hotel sector about the effect that the original amendment would have on the industry.

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