Month: June 2013

Bauxite and Alumina Industry: May 2013 Performance

For the month of May, Alumina Production rose by 19% to 171,273MT from 143,451MT in April. Alumina Production has not been this high since March 2011 when output was 172,615MT. Additionally,May 2013’s output is the highest recorded output for the

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5 Facts – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela has spent most of his life committed to and fighting for democracy, equality and freedom in his native South Africa. As such, he is held in high esteem not only in his country but around the world, by

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Chart of the Week: Jamaica’s Major Cause of Death “Neoplasms”

The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is a treaty adopted by the 56th World Health Assembly on 21 May 2003. It is an agreement that seeks “to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of

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Image Of The Week – Under Construction

This week’s image comes from the Tuesday Gleaner story Nov Completion Date Set For Unfinished School. One hundred new students are expected to start classes at the Cedar Grove Academy, dubbed a ‘centre of excellence’, in Portmore, St Catherine. However,

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

Uncle Sam To Get Rough – US Seeks To Halt Filing For Siblings. The much-sought-after United States (US) Green Card, the path to American citizenship for thousands of Jamaicans, could become much more difficult to acquire if proposed changes to that

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Kingston Beta – June 2013

We’ll be live blogging from the June edition of Kingston Beta this evening. Join us if you can’t make it to the event at the JAMPRO HQ.  

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8 Tips For 5K Training

There has been a veritable explosion in the number of 5k road races over the last two years, so much so that it seems there’s one every week! As Jamaicans become more health and fitness conscious, the number of participants

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 27, 2013

Tesha Sues Government – Man Once Accused Of Leading Clansman Gang Seeks Damages For Incarceration. Tesha Miller, who is now residing overseas, has filed a suit in the Supreme Court seeking damages against the Government for his arrest and incarceration for

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Off The Runway

Wordless Wednesday indeed. Many Jamaicans were left speechless on December 22, 2009 as news broke that American Airlines flight 331 from Miami had overshot the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and crashed only a few feet away from the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 26, 2013

BUTT OUT – Gov’t Announces Smoking Ban In Public Spaces. Describing it as the most far-reaching piece of public health policy undertaken in recent times, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has announced that as of July 15, no smoking will be

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