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NEW ITA ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE IN MAY PEN
Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry (left), greets Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) students who attended the ground-breaking ceremony.

The Island Traffic Authority’s (ITA) administrative office in May Pen, Clarendon, is to be reconstructed as part of work to upgrade the motor examination depot, at a cost of $15 million.

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PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTS $9 BILLION IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

Private investment totalling more than $9 billion has been pumped into the agricultural sector, says Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda.

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CABINET GIVES APPROVAL TO AMEND MOTOR VEHICLE POLICY

Cabinet has given approval for the  motor vehicle policy to be amended to reflect increases in the Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) and the 20 per cent concession upper limits for assigned vehicles.

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EMPHASIS ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS: JULY 23 TO 30

The Ministry of Justice will be hosting a series of activities to commemorate Trafficking in Persons Week from July 23 to 30, aimed at raising awareness of the offence and having the public recognize it as a national issue.

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DONATE HEALTH-RELATED GIFTS THROUGH FOUNDATION

Members of the Diaspora are being encouraged to make use of the Health for Life and Wellness Foundation when donating health-related gifts to Jamaica.

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CULINARY EDUCATORS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has awarded scholarships valued at $20 million to 450 culinary educators from secondary and tertiary institutions across the island.

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2,300 YOUNG PERSONS TO BE EMPLOYED BY MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS

On August 14, 2,300 young persons will be employed by the Municipal Corporations to identify shut-ins; and to undertake the auditing of street lights.

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SKILLS BANK TO BE ESTABLISHED FOR PENSIONERS

The Jamaica Government Pensioners Association (JGPA) will be establishing a skills bank, which will enable retirees to continue to utilise their talents to earn an income.

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MSMES URGED TO UTILISE DBJ VOUCHER PROGRAMME

Micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) are being encouraged to utilise the variety of business support services offered under the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) Voucher for Technical Assistance (VTA) programme.

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PROPERTY TAX COLLECTION STRONG FOR FIRST QUARTER

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, is reporting an increase in property tax collections for the first quarter of 2017/18, with $3.7 billion garnered for April to June.

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