Month: April 2013

Birds Of Paradise

Jamaica has built a very successful tourism industry on its “looks” – sparkling white sandy beaches, washed by shimmering blue sea, complemented by lush green landscapes and, of course, warmed by golden sunlight. Add the wide variety of flora and

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6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 30, 2013

IMF Deal’s Oversight Committee To Be Named This Week. The high-powered economic oversight committee which will monitor conditionalities under the pending International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement will be named before the end of this week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Persons Rush

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6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 29, 2013

‘No Need To Panic’ – Bird Flu Alert Standard Procedure For WHO, Says Health Official. Despite reports that Jamaica and other countries in the Caribbean region have been put on alert for the deadly Avian influenza A (H7N9), more commonly known

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Image Of The Week – Regulating Reproduction?

Our image of the week comes from one of the Tuesday Gleaner‘s lead stories, entitled ‘Educate People About Having Kids’. Mother of six Miriam Wong points to an abandoned building on Hanover Street, downtown Kingston, a section of which she has

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Chart of the Week – “Bang Belly” Economy – “Bang Belly” Spending

Audley Shaw, opposition spokesman on Finance, did not mince words in characterizing the GoJ’s estimated revenue and expenditure measures to achieve a balanced budget and the targeted primary surplus for 2013-2014 when he chose the adjective “bang belly”. The minister

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5 Facts: Office Of The Political Ombudsman

Donna Parchment Brown was sworn in as Jamaica’s fourth Political Ombudsman on November 16, 2015, by Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen. She succeeds Bishop Herro Blair, who resigned in 2013. Jamaica’s first ombudsman was Resident Magistrate Errington Green, appointed in 1977. The second

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6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 26, 2013

‘We’ve Been Butchered’: Holness Tells Gov’t To Backtrack On Taxes, Pitches 10-Point Formula. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness yesterday summoned the Portia Simpson Miller administration to halt plans to impose the revised property tax, even as he launched a broadside against the

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Kingston Beta Live Blog

Join us as we share highlights from the presentations, panel discussions and the exciting startup pitches.

5 Intellectual Property Protection Tips

Intellectual Property Week is being observed around the world from April 22 to 26. Intellectual property (IP) refers to original creations of the mind, including works of art, poetry, choreography, signage and inventions. It has often been said that Jamaicans

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6 Things You Need to Know Today: April 25, 2013

Change A Coming – Energy Minister Says Positive Move To Reduce Electricity Rates On The Horizon. There appears to a flicker of light emerging at the end of the proverbial tunnel that had for long been darkened by protracted uncertainty over

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