Month: June 2014

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






Courting Disaster – DPP Wants Pressure On Gov’t To Invest More In Justice System. Bemoaning the recurring low levels of fiscal support to the justice system, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has called for civil society to “rock the








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 27, 2014






Lagarde Lands: IMF Chief To Face Tough Questions During Two-Day Working Visit. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is expected to face tough questions on the sliding local currency, even while bringing good tidings when she comes








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NCAHM Feature: The Gleaner’s North American Papers






The first issue of the Overseas Gleaner was published in July 1951. Renamed The Weekly Gleaner, the paper grew out of efforts to keep the public informed after “the worst modern day strike by a hurricane on the shores of Jamaica”








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 26, 2014






Child-Care Breach: CDA Report Blasts Gomes In Sex-Ed Saga. The six privately run children’s homes that gave approval for Jamai-cans for Justice (JFJ) to introduce an unauthorised sex- education programme in their institutions have been accused of breaching child-care regulations and








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 25, 2014






CARICOM Did Not Consult Us On Ganja Law Reform – US. A senior American diplomat has charged that Jamaica and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states that are now moving to change their marijuana laws did not consult the United States








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 24, 2014






Sex Shop Slavery – Forced Prostitution In Massage Parlours Concerns Researcher. On the heels of a scathing report by the United States Department of State about Jamaica’s efforts to combat human trafficking, a leading local researcher has raised concerns about the








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NCAHM Feature: A Taste of Jamaica






There is nothing quite like the vibrancy of our Caribbean cuisine: colourful, spicy, sweet and delicious. Indeed, for many Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals living abroad, one of the things they miss most from ‘back home’ is the food. There








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 23, 2014






GSAT Placement Pain – Education Minister Promises Transfers In ‘Obvious Cases’. A weekend has passed since students across the island received the results of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), but some, along with their parents, are still in anguish over








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IMF Update: Press Release Executive Board Concludes 4th Review & Gives JA US$70.9 Million






  An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Jamaica during May 5-16, 2014 to conduct discussions on the Article IV Consultation and fourth review of Jamaica’s IMF-supported program under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The mission met with the Prime








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We Nuh Follow Trend, We Set Trend – A Call to Personal Style






Our National Caribbean American Heritage Month (NCAHM) feature today is a guest post from ‘Jamerican’ foodie and fashionista, Dionne Reid. I have undoubtedly been blessed with having a unique experience in my life thus far, growing up in the Jewel








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