Month: September 2013

It’s Holness Vs. Shaw For JLP Leader






The leadership race within the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) shifted into high gear yesterday as spokesman on finance, Audley Shaw, officially launched his campaign to challenge the incumbent, Andrew Holness for the principal position. Shaw confirmed his decision earlier this








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






All About Strategy. Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness last evening stridently defended his stewardship at the helm of the party… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Time For A Fresh Start. “Wrapped up in my decision to run for leadership of the








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Go Miss Jamaica!






Miss Jamaica World, Gina Hargitay, takes on 128 other beauties from around to world today to vie for the Miss World crown in Bali, Indonesia. If her quest is successful, she will become the fourth Jamaican woman to take the








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Chart Of The Week: Breakdown of Road Fatalities






This week’s Chart of the Week we examine the statistics for Road Fatalities 2011-2013 for the period January 1 – September 13. The data from the National Road Safety Council shows that despite numerous efforts to reduce the number of








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Image Of The Week – Holmwood Mourns… Again






This week’s image comes from the Thursday Gleaner story DAY OF HORROR – Four Students Perish In Crash. The photo shows Holmwood Technical High School students and a teacher comforting each other after the deaths of their schoolmates, who were killed in a three-vehicle








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






‘GOD IS GOD’ – No Charges For Azan In Spaldings Market Affair. In a prayerful tone, former Junior Minister for Transport and Works Richard Azan yesterday indicated that his exoneration by the director of public prosecutions (DPP) proved that “God is








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Is Holmwood Under A Spell?






Holmwood Technical High School is once again in the news, and this time it is not for its prowess at the annual Boys and Girls Champs. The school is now mourning the loss of four of its students, who died








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Throwback Thursday – Tessanne Chin






Many Jamaicans were already familiar with her older sister, Tami, when songbird Tessanne Chin was introduced to us on the small stage of the 2006 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Since then, the former back-up singer for reggae legend








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






DAY OF HORROR – Four Students Perish In Crash. It’s a scene that is becoming too familiar, and not in a good way: grieving students weeping openly, and teary-eyed teachers trying to console them… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Rural School-Bus Plan








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IMF Watch: Update On 2010 SBA & Omnibus Incentive Tax Bill






diGgers in keeping with our mandate to bring you all the need to know news and information about the implementation of the IMF programme, we bring to you a timely update. Today, September 25, 2013 the Government of Jamaica is








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