Month: July 2013

Preparing For Independence






We’re going back in time to 1962 this Wordless Wednesday. This seven-acre lot at the corner of Burke and March Pen roads in the ‘old capital,’ Spanish Town, was being prepared as the site of the town’s independence celebrations. The








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Gas Prices Review – Week Ending July 2013






The ex-refinery prices announced by Petrojam for the week ending July 2013 showed an increase in the price for all three transportation petroleum products: 87 Octane, 90 Octane and Diesel fuel. The price per litre (J$/L) for 87 Octane J$115.21








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 31, 2013






INDECOM Has Powers Of Arrest, Court Rules. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), which is headed by attorney-at-law Terrence Williams, scored a major victory yesterday when the Constitutional Court ruled that INDECOM and its investigators had the power to arrest, charge,








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Historical Sites In Jamaica – Part 2






It’s Travel Tuesday again and we continue our trek across Jamaica, marvelling at the island’s rich historical sites. This week, we go to Portland, St Andrew and Kingston. Portland Portland Parish Church – Also known as Christ Church, it was built








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






ECJ To Decide If Campaign Funds Soar – Commission To Review Proposal To Double Contribution Limits. The full membership of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) will tomorrow consider a proposal to increase by 100 per cent the sum individuals and








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IMF Watch: Is The Deadline For The 360 Megawatt Plant In Jeopardy?






In the IMF Agreement, the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies (MEFP¶ 17) strategic investments are thoroughly outlined. The investments include specific growth projects in areas where Jamaica has a competitive advantage. These areas of competitive advantage will be improved and supported








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






No More Delays – Gov’t Won’t Accept Further Hold-Ups In 360MW Project’s Bidding Process. Under pressure from several of the country’s powerful private-sector groups, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Phillip Paulwell has hinted that the Government could step in








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Chart of the Week: Change in Total Debt vs Change in Exchange Rate






digGers it is common knowledge amongst all, big and small, here and abroad, that Jamaica land we love is a ‘Debt Ridden country. In a number of previous blogposts we have given you a in-depth expedition into the layers of








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5 Facts – The Gleaner






We’re keeping it in the family with this week’s Fact Friday as we share some information about The Gleaner Company. Let’s take a trip back in time to see where it all began and how far we have come over the








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Image Of The Week – Seaga Talks Reviving Downtown






This week’s image comes from the Wednesday Gleaner story entitled Seaga Urges Hasty Development, Capital Push For Downtown Kgn. In the photo, former Prime Minister Edward Seaga (left) greets Patrick King, distribution director for Digicel, while Olivia Grange looks on during








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