Jamaica’s National Tree-Planting Initiative On Track

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The objective of the initiative is to support national development in the areas of climate change and reforestation efforts to increase forest cover. By Colleen Dawkins for Jamaica Information Service © 2021 Jamaica Information Service – All Rights Reserved National Tree-Planting Initiative On Track Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the National Tree Planting Initiative is on track with more than 730,000 seedlings planted and distributed as at the beginning of September 2021. “The initiative is aimed at planting three million trees…

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Jamaican Track & Field Icon Usain Bolt Admits He’s ‘Got That Itch’ But Rules Out Comeback, Praises ‘Machine’ Ronaldo

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Jamaican Usain Bolt, the eight-time Olympic champion, retired from track & field in 2017 and remains the holder of the 100m & 200m world records. By RT Sport News © 2021 RT Sport News – All Rights Reserved No Bolt from the Blue: Track & Field Icon Usain Bolt Admits He’s ‘Got That Itch’ But Rules Out Comeback, Praises ‘Machine’ Ronaldo The fastest man in history, Usain Bolt, has ruled out making a comeback but admits he has “got that itch” to test his competitive mettle, while the Jamaican icon…

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‘Jamaica Way’ Named in Paterson, New Jersey

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“Today we are finally going to pay tribute to a country that has contributed so much to the city of Paterson. There is no better way than Jamaica Way,” the Mayor added. By Derrick Scott for Jamaica Information Service © 2021 Jamaica Information Service – All Rights Reserved ‘Jamaica Way’ Named In Paterson, New Jersey Hundreds of Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica gathered on Saturday, September 4 in Paterson, New Jersey, to witness the renaming of one of the major streets in that city, to recognise the outstanding contribution that…

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Nine Finalists Selected for Jamaica’s “FI WI Film” Competition

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The films have been uploaded to the JCDC’s social media platforms, Instagram & YouTube to generate views & likes for the Viewer’s Choice Awards. By E. Hartman Reckord for Jamaica Information Service © 2021 Jamaica Information Service – All Rights Reserved Nine Finalists Selected For JCDC’S FI WI Film Competition Nine short movies created by first-time film makers have been selected under the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) FI WI Short Film Competition. The top finalists are Daindra Harrison (Skammed); Courtney Russell & Samantha Bent (Bad Timing); Lee-San Gayle (Meeting…

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100 Houses to Be Built in Jamaica for the Indigent

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The houses are equipped with two-thousand-gallon black tanks to ensure rainwater harvesting for the homeowners. By Garfield L. Angus for Jamaica Information Service © 2021 Jamaica Information Service – All Rights Reserved 100 Houses to Be Built for the Indigent Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the government is intensifying efforts to deliver 100 indigent houses during the 2021/2022 financial year. He said the programme will commence in West Central St. Andrew, then it will move to South West St. Andrew, Central Kingston, West Kingston,…

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