Month: May 2013

Image Of The Week – Trelawny Tragedy

This week’s image comes from the Thursday Gleaner story Jealousy Blamed For Child’s Murder – Dad’s Ex-Lover Accused Of Butchering Four-Year-Old. On Tuesday, members of the Duanvale community in Trelawny were on high alert after four-year-old Natasha Brown failed to make

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Chart of the Week: Are the IMF-set fiscal targets at risk?

Chart of the Week is a look at the summary of 2013/2014 Government of Jamaica  Revenue Measures that were announced in February 2013. During the four year arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) with the IMF, Jamaica is expected

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5 Facts: Smoking

Today is the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World No Tobacco Day, which is observed annually on May 31. The organisation’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) addresses several issues with the objective of reducing tobacco use, such as: tobacco tax and price

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4 Visa Application Tips

No matter the country you plan to visit, applying for a visa can be a tricky undertaking if you are not sufficiently informed. This Tip Thursday, we share four easy ways to help smooth the process. Get your documents in

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 30, 2013

Gov’t Looks To Limit OCG’s Powers. The Portia Simpson Miller-led Cabinet is to consider a submission, which is aimed at amending the Contractor General Act to prevent the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) from getting involved in certain strategic investment

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Jody-Anne Maxwell Casts A S-P-E-L-L

Prior to May 28, 1998, most Jamaicans – indeed, most people in the world – had never even heard the word CHIAROSCURIST before. However, it soon became etched in the minds of many after Jody-Anne Maxwell, then a 12-year-old student

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 29, 2013

Talk Gets Cheap – Reduced Mobile Rates Coming In Weeks. Jamaicans could be seeing further reductions in the cost of telephone calls within weeks. Telecommunications sources have told The Gleaner that the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has made a final

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The Bob Marley Tour

It’s Travel Tuesday! This week, it’s all about Bob Marley as we visit some of the most important places in his life. This tour is perfect for reggae lovers and arts and culture buffs. Let’s go! Bob Marley Mausoleum- Nine

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 28, 2013

Shame! CISOCA Boss Decries Apparent Increase In Rapes By Cops. The police unit responsible for investigating sexual offences says it appears more policemen are being accused of rape and is warning members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that it would

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