Month: December 2013

120 Memorable Moments In Jamaica In 2013






What a year 2013 has been! There have been many memorable moments, including a fractious political leadership challenge, a new IMF deal, shocking positive drug tests for some of our elite athletes,  international glory and accolades for other sprinting stars








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






Downtown Despair – Cops Walk Among Potential Victims As Robbers Wreak Havoc. A massive police operation has been under way in the commercial district of downtown Kingston as rampaging criminals carry out their promise to hold up and rob the very








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






Chaos At Customs – Auditor General Says Values And Duties Being Arbitrarily Applied To Imported Items At The Nation’s Ports. The Auditor General’s Department has confirmed a fear held by many Jamaicans that Customs officers are arbitrarily applying values and duties








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Image Of The Week – Educating Seniors About HIV/AIDS






This week’s image comes from the Monday Gleaner story entitled Know The Facts: Retirees Learn About HIV/AIDS. In the photo, author and long-standing advocate for behaviourial change towards persons living with HIV/AIDS, Rosemarie Stone, is seen in discussion with seniors at








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






Eastern Tragedy – PM Mourns With Caribbean Neighbours After Heavy Rains Take Lives. Prime Minister Portia Simpson has pledged Jamaica’s support to its neighbours in sections of the Eastern Caribbean, after heavy rains led to several deaths, flooding and destruction of








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Holiday Blogger – Post-Christmas Party Special






It’s the day after Christmas and while some of us are still stuffed from yesterday’s food overindulgence, many are in the mood to party. Check out this list of events leading up to New Year’s Eve. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 (BOXING








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 24, 2013






Christmas Downer – Shop Owners Mull Disappointing Yuletide Sales. With just one day left before Christmas, the owners and managers of several establishments in the Corporate Area have revealed their disappointment at the small number of customers who have shown up








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 23, 2013






T&T Job Magnet – Jamaicans Drawn To Employment Opportunities In Twin-Island Republic. Trinidad and Tobago – the twin-island republic in the eastern Caribbean – is truly the great Caribbean lure for Jamaican job seekers, and the signs are there for all








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Holiday Blogger – Christmas Eve/Grand Market Shopping Guide






When I was a little girl, my father would cut open my piggy bank every Christmas season and empty all my year’s savings (which was really his) unto our living room floor. Together, we’d sort the coins and the few paper notes








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Image Of The Week – Tessanne Fever In Half Way Tree






Jamaicans at home and abroad gathered in front of any available screen on Tuesday, December 17, anxiously awaiting the moment when our songbird, Tessanne Chin would be crowned the Season 5 winner of Emmy-winning US talent competition The Voice. A








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