Publication: Jamaica Gleaner

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Get ready for 'Skool' with LIME

Plans are now in high gear as telecommunications firm LIME prepares to host more than 50,000 patrons this weekend at its annual back-to-school event, Skool Aid, scheduled for JamWorld in Portmore.Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, LIME has expanded ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 10 hours ago]
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SEBI provides assistance to The Source Savanna-la-Mar

Daviot Kelly, Staff ReporterThe Source Community Resource Centre in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, may be the youngest of the five centres, but its reach is no less expansive.The centre serves the Russia, Seaton Crescent, Barracks Road and Broughton communities ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 10 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Stephen Fray heads to Privy Council

The United Kingdom-based Privy Council will be asked to determine if the local court erred when it rejected expert evidence that Jamaican Stephen Fray was suffering from a mental disorder when he hijacked a Canada-bound plane in 2009.Fray's attorney, ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 19 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

'Conserve on utilities', Thwaites to schools

EDUCATION MINISTER Ronald Thwaites said a directive has been issued to school administrators to implement a conservation drive as part of efforts to reduce the high electricity bills in some schools.Thwaites said a proposal has also been taken to Cabinet ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 16 hours ago]
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New high school ready to open in Mandeville

Keisha Hill, Gleaner WriterFor the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, central Jamaica's education system will be further bolstered by the opening of a new institution, the Mount Saint Joseph Catholic High School in Mandeville, Manchester.The institution, ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 16 hours ago]
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JNBS endorses Build on Own Land concept

THE BUILD on Own Land (BOL) concept is now poised to become an attractive housing solution for many landowners, who are eyeing the prospect of developing their properties, particularly in rural parishes.Yuval Moaz of Ashtrom Development said the introduction ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 16 hours ago]
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Clarendon brought up to speed on hub

MEMBERS OF the Clarendon business community, residents, as well as students, have been updated on the proposed Jamaica logistics hub initiative, and the opportunities that will flow from the development.Presentations were made on the initiative at a forum ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 16 hours ago]
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St Thomas secondary institutions to join forces

RANKED AMONG the worst-performing schools by Educate Jamaica, the Ministry of Education has selected Robert Lightbourne, Seaforth and Paul Bogle high schools in St Thomas to kick-start a pilot project for the new school year, which will see them pooling ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 19 hours ago]
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Perservance pays off for single mother

Keisha Hill, Gleaner WriterSingle parenthood can be like a tightrope walk - a balancing act of workplace, domestic life and the needs of the children.Rose Marie McLeod is a single mother caring for three young children, two of whom live with her mother. ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 19 hours ago]
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No concessionary rate without smarter cards, says JUTC

As the beginning of the school year approaches, the Jamaica Urban Transport Company (JUTC) is reminding parents and students that as of September 1, students without a smarter card will have to pay adult fares of $120 and not the student concessionary ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 19 hours ago]
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Teenage cancer patient excels in class, on field

CANCER PATIENT Kimani Francis has defiantly refused to lead anything but a fulfilling life, excelling in both academics and sports.Although Kimani is afflicted with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, the steely 16-year-old Wolmerian ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 19 hours ago]
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PIOJ promises more dialogue on Negril breakwaters

WHILE THE public awaits the Natural Resources Conservation Authority's (NRCA's) decision on the Negril breakwaters, the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has said implementation is not likely to happen without further community engagement.PIOJ is the ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 19 hours ago]

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"We put on workshops, stage seminars, development camps," he said. "We have homework programmes, learning-readiness programmes where we basically teach mothers how to be the first teachers for their children, and we have basic computer skills training as well." Since officially opening in September 2012, thousands have come in seeking assistance
"Not only do we want to give back to Jamaica and to our customers in a meaningful way, but we also see ourselves as playing a vital role in providing assistance for parents and children, most of whom would otherwise have considerable difficulty financing their various back-to-school needs" says Carlo Redwood, LIME's vice-president for marketing
"The results of the research have triggered an increasing number of requests from persons enquiring about the possibility of having their houses designed and constructed" he said
"Our confidence of success in this undertaking is based on the solid backing of local and global investors. It is based on our bilateral and multilateral partners, who have made independent assessments and concluded that Jamaica's prospects as a logistics hub are very real" she asserted

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SEBI provides assistance to The Source Savanna-... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 10 hours ago]
Get ready for 'Skool' with LIME [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 10 hours ago]
JNBS endorses Build on Own Land concept [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 16 hours ago]
Clarendon brought up to speed on hub [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 16 hours ago]
'Conserve on utilities', Thwaites to schools [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 16 hours ago]
New high school ready to open in Mandeville [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 16 hours ago]
Subsidy bleed - JUTC loses $10m on fares every day [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 19 hours ago]
Thwaites outlines plan to help failing schools [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 19 hours ago]
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Stephen Fray heads to Privy Council [Published Jamaica Gleaner - 19 hours ago]
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