Month: August 2013

Image Of The Week – GSAT Overachievers

Our Image of the Week comes from the Wednesday Gleaner feature entitled LIME, Gleaner Reward Top-Five GSAT Students. The LIME-Gleaner Inner-city Overachievers, from left: Latoya Jibbison, Chevoy Craigie, Shaquille Thomas, Britney Hemmings and Korey Hamilton (partially hidden), along with their parents, were

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

No Stopping Hub Plan. Jamaica’s logistics-hub initiative will not be jeopardised if China Harbour Construction and Engineering Company (CHEC) decides against creating the port facility and logistics and industrial park, which it has proposed for Goat Islands, located off the

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The Evaporating Dollar…

December 31, 1999 – Some of us as “techies” waited till midnight to see if the world would end with the Y2k bug that was supposed to reset millions of machines. Some of us just went out and partied. Others

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4 Tips For Managing Your Credit Card

It’s Tip Thursday and this week, we share an article from the Monday Gleaner on how to properly manage your credit card. As a rule, unless you are wealthy, a travelling businessman, or woman, you will only need one credit card. For

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

Give Ganja Green Light. A prominent Jamaican scientist has challenged the Government to pave the way for the development of a medical ganja industry, which would go a far way in providing cost-effective treatment for a number of lifestyle diseases, including

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Hurricanes And The IMF

It is not well known that our rigorous four-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) comes with no provisions for external economic shocks such as a hurricane. While the IMF agreement does not make any

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

PIOJ Predicts Return To Growth In Sept Quarter – GDP Shrinks 0.4% In Q2. Led by agriculture and its associated industries, the Jamaican economy contracted in the June quarter by 0.4 per cent, the Planning Institute of Jamaica reported Tuesday… Read

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Chasing Waterfalls

It’s almost time for the start of the new school year, but we can still squeeze in one more quick trip, right? This Travel Tuesday, we explore some of the most popular and breathtaking natural waterfalls in Jamaica. Dunn’s River Falls

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

Hunt On For Back-To-School Deals Amid Cash Crunch. With less than a week to go before the 2013-2014 school year begins, hundreds of parents flocked the shopping malls and plazas in downtown Kingston yesterday scampering to find the best deals… Read

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

Ja, China Talk Visa Waivers. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has said discussions are taking place between the governments of Jamaica and China to deal with the issue of visa waivers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com PAJ Calls For Samuda’s Resignation. The Press

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