KINGSTON (JIS) -- At least 1.1 million kilograms of onions are expected to be harvested within the next three weeks, as Government seeks to ramp up production of the crop in order to satisfy local demand.

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), Dr. Andrei Cooke, is reminding members of the public that persons in areas affected by smoke from the Riverton Disposal Site should cover their nose and mouth with a mask or a damp cloth.

MONTEGO BAY (JIS) -- Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says Jamaica intends to lead a charge in the United Nations to effect changes to the international treaties concerning marijuana.

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The community of Hill Run, in St. Catherine, now has a police post that will also serve other districts, such as Hartlands and its environs.

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has given an undertaking to seek the inclusion of the Services of the Caribbean (SOCA) Initiative in discussions between the Government and United States President, Barack Obama, during his State Visit to the island on April 9.

MONTEGO  BAY  (JIS) -- Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton, has emphasised that food security and safety has become a national priority.

MONTEGO BAY (JIS) -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, says Jamaica has been making critical advances in meeting international food requirements.

Saturday, 28 March 2015 14:42

60% Of Burnt Site Covered

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reporting that as of today (March 18) at 12 noon,  approximately 60 per cent of the burnt area at the Riverton Disposal Site has been covered.

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), in collaboration with the Road Safety Unit of the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, has embarked on a major training initiative focusing on traffic crash investigating and reporting.

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Opposition Spokesperson on Finance, Audley Shaw, has recommended that the Government develop a formal overseas work programme to provide more employment opportunities for Jamaicans outside of the traditional areas of farming and hospitality.

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