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Jamaica General Elections To Be Held on February 25th

Prime Minister of Jamaica and People’s National Party President Portia Simpson Miller last night ended months of speculation and put the electorate in full election mode with her announcement in Half-Way-Tree square that the country’s 17th general election is to be held on Thursday, February 25. Parliament is to be dissolved on February 5, and nominations are to be held ...

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Dancehall Artiste J Capri Has Died

23-Year-Old Dancehall artiste Jordan Phillips more popularly known as J Capri has died. It is understood that the singer succumbed to her injuries this morning at the the University Hospital of The West Indies in St. Andrew. Capri was hospitalized two weeks ago after being involved in a serious car accident. She was in an induced coma since the accident.

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Dancehall/Reggae Artiste J Capri Involved in Serious Car Accident

23-year-old Dancehall/Reggae recording artiste J Capri real name Jordan Phillips was involved in a serious car accident early this morning on Barbican road, Kingston. Several persons from the music industry have since sent their prayers online. Capri is said to be in serious condition and is currently undergoing surgery.

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Jamaican Nurses Finally Sign Wage Deal

Following months of deliberations, nurses in Jamaica yesterday signed a 7% 2015-2017 wage deal. Under the agreement, nurses will receive an overall salary increase of 4% & 3% in year 1 & 2 respectively. The government has also agreed to assist with the education and training of nurses in the provision of sponsorship for tertiary studies. Children of nurses will ...

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Nicketa Thomas Owner of Nickfotoworks.com Has Been Found Dead

Update: News has surfaced that Nicketa Thomas was not found dead in Spanish town and he is still missing. Reports from Zip103FM is that popular photographer in the entertainment circles Nicketa Thomas owner of Nickfotoworks.com was found dead in the Spanish Town area today. Thomas was reported missing from 5pm on Monday. It was reported that two (2) bodies were ...

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Mount Rosser Bypass Toll Rates To Increase

Motorists using the North/South highway will pay increased toll rates as of this Friday September 11. The increased rates are for the Linstead bypass to Moneague leg of the Highway 2000. The new rates for class one vehicles is $360 up from $200. $715 up from $420 for class two vehicles, $1,075 up from $1000 for class 3 vehicles and ...

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Jamaica Public Servants Get Pay Increase

After several months of negotiations and more than a dozen drafts of a new wage deal, the Jamaican government has finally reached an agreement with most of the island’s public sector trade unions that will see civil servants getting a 7% pay hike and increased benefits. The majority of unions and associations bargaining with the Portia Simpson-Miller administration under the ...

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Veteran Jamaican Broadcaster Fae Ellington Awarded Order of Distinction

Veteran Jamaican broadcaster, Fae Ellington has been awarded the Order of Distinction Commander Class for her contribution to communication, media, education and culture. Ellington, on September 16, 2014 celebrated 40 years in media. Ellington is also best known for hosting the television series Morning Time on JBC (Now TVJ) for more than twelve years.

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UWI Offers 2% Discount on Tuition

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus is offering students a discount of 2% on tuition for the 2015/16 academic year. The discount, UWI said in an e-mail to students Friday, is available on conditions. It said for students to qualify for the discount, all fees relating to previous academic years must be paid in full. Additionally, the ...

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$75m Fire At The Montego Bay Shoe Market

Fire early yesterday morning razed a big section of the Old Shoe Market in Montego Bay. About 30 vendors lost their shops, which left losses estimated at j$75m. Some of the affected vendors alleged that the fire was started after one of their female colleagues fell asleep, leaving a burning candle unattended. The fire comes 3 days after a JPS ...

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