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Gone with the wind—Electricity bills cut 90% as windmills blow into Portmore

Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica - While most electricity consumers are skittish in the wake of a requested rate hike by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), some residents in Portmore, St. Catherine, are letting out a big yawn.

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Gone with the wind—Electricity bills cut 90% as windmills blow into Portmore

Source: Jamacia Gleaner, Mon March 16, 2009
Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica - While most electricity consumers are skittish in the wake of a requested rate hike by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), some residents in Portmore, St. Catherine, are letting out a big yawn.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

New law on cards to tackle child labour

Source: Jamaica Gleaner, Tue June 27, 2006
Kingston, Jamaica - Government is moving to draft new legislation to eliminate child labour locally, despite progress in reducing the incidence of abuses here.

Jamaica’s First Female PM Sworn in Office

Source: The Guardian, Thu March 30, 2006
Kingston, Jamaica - Portia Simpson Miller took office Thursday as Jamaica's first female prime minister, pledging to fight violent crime, root out corruption and protect human rights.

Cabinet Moves to Protect Marine Environment from Pollution

Source: Government of Jamaica, Sat February 18, 2006
Kingston - Cabinet has approved a National Plan of Action (NPA) aimed at protecting the marine environment from land-based sources of pollution.

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