Month: January 2014

Chart of the Week: 3% Decline In MSEs Based On Returns

diG Deeper Business Update: Doing Business Report 2014 – Jamaica’s Ranking Continues To Decline Doing Business Report 2014

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Image Of The Week – Honouring Innovation

This week’s image comes from the Friday Gleaner story, Gleaner Honour Awards – Just Two Good – Shelly-Ann, Tessanne Named Women Of The Year. Each year, since 1979, the Gleaner has been honouring the initiative, courage and accomplishments of organisations and

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 31, 2014

Gleaner Honour Awards – Just Two Good: Shelly-Ann, Tessanne Named Women Of The Year. Two of Jamaica’s most celebrated women, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tessanne Chin, created history yesterday when they were chosen as the 2013 Gleaner Honour Awards Women Of The

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IMF Program Highlights 2014

In this blog post diGJamaica summarizes the major structural benchmarks and happenings for 2014 that are apart of the four-year economic program with the International Monetary Fund. Back in May 2013, diGJamaica launched the IMF Special Report , which is the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 30, 2014

Bruce Backs Banks – Former PM Says Fees Are Warranted To Keep Institutions Afloat. In joining the debate on fees and charges levied by commercial banks, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has called for Jamaicans to be fair and avoid what

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List: NSWMA Garbage Collection Schedule

Wondering when your garbage should be picked up? Click on the relevant link below to get the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) collection schedule for your region. Metropolitan Parks and Markets Ltd (MPM) – Covering St Catherine, Kingston and St

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 29, 2014

MPs Fear Consumers At Mercy Of Bankers, Increased Fees. A parliamentary oversight committee is expressing fears that customers of the various banking institutions will remain at the mercy of some financial entities in relation to increased banking fees as the proposed

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Explore The Cockpit Country

Last Travel Tuesday, we took to the Blue Mountains for our first outing of the year. This week, we continue on our nature trail with a trip to explore the wonders of the Cockpit Country. There are a number of

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The Story of the Jamaican Bobsled Team

The image above shows one of the first newspaper articles written about Jamaica’s historic 1988 bobsled team of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, and Nelson Stokes, who competed in that year’s Winter Olympics held in Calgary, Canada. As the two-man sled team of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 28, 2014

‘Parents To Blame’ … At Fault For Allowing Widespread Sexual Activity Among Kids – Nat’l PTA Boss. With several videos of schoolchildren engaging in sexually explicit activities surfacing online in recent times, questions are now being asked about what can be

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