Month: July 2014

Emancipendence Weekend Party Tips






The Emancipendence (Emancipation Day and Independence Day) weekend is a time to party hard for a great number of Jamaicans and the many visitors who flock to the island for all-inclusive parties like the Smirnoff Dream Weekend. This Tip Thursday,








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IMF Watch: Staff To Conduct 5th Review – August






diGgers Did you know the 4 year IMF arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) that was approved on May 1, 2013 consists of 15 reviews? In August staff from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is scheduled to undertake the fifth review








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






JFJ Appoints Interim Board. The very foundation of human-rights lobby group Jamaicans For Justice was jolted by the public condemnation of a controversial sex-education programme which was introduced into six private children’s homes and the subsequent resignation of four board members,








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






Gold Rush In Glasgow – Jamaica Sweep Women’s 400m, Win Triple Jump, 110m Hurdles In Glittering Commonwealth Games Display. Glasgow, cue the Bob Marley, the Jamaicans are taking over! That’s how it seemed anyway, as a historic women’s 400 metres medal sweep








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Blue Waters






It is hot, dry and uncomfortable in Jamaica right now as the drought continues. Wouldn’t you rather be here, playing in the cool waters of the Blue Lagoon, one of Portland’s and Jamaica’s most beautiful attractions?








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






Golden Double! Jamaicans Glitter In Glasgow With Gold-Medal Finishes. O’Dayne Richards created history in the shot put and Kemar Bailey-Cole kept Jamaica’s sprinting pride intact as the island’s athletes made the most of the unusual blanket of Caribbean-like weather, winning two








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






Mercy, Please: Man Serving Life Sentence On A Judge’s Error Begs Sir Patrick For Clemency. A senior citizen has been languishing in prison for the past 21 years because of an error a judge made in 1993… Read more at








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5 Facts – Droughts In Jamaica






Jamaica is no stranger to droughts, which seem to affect the country in varying degrees every year. In light of our current crisis, we decided to look back through the years and collect some Gleaner stories highlighting how droughts have








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Industry Update: Bauxite Production Ramped Up In June






  The latest figures from the bauxite-alumina industry reveal that in June Crude Bauxite production was up 10% to 426 thousand tons compared to 387 thousand tons 12-months ago June 2013. However, production of Alumina was down by 5% to 142








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






Fast And Furious: Dudus Caught At High Speed, Court Told. A police sergeant yesterday testified that minutes before the 2010 capture of then fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, the Reverend Merrick ‘Al’ Miller led police on a high-speed chase in St Catherine








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