Month: September 2014

Soul In The Sun To Boost Arrivals






The country’s tourist arrivals is expected to receive a boost with the inaugural staging of an exciting new music event Soul in the Sun Music Festival set to take place in the second city, Montego Bay, October 10 – 12,








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My Chikungunya Chronicles






I am the third person in my household to ‘catch’ the dreaded chikungunya virus. My mother and brother had it simultaneously about a month ago, and since a good amount of time had passed, and we had turned the whole








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A Prostate Cancer Fact Sheet






September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is typically a very slow growing tumor in the prostate gland, which is that part of the male reproductive system that produces the majority of seminal fluid that








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






Chik-V Haven – Seaview Among Areas Hardest Hit By Virus. Violet Thompson was concerned but not particularly worried upon realising her baby grandson had a slight fever yesterday morning… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Church To Flock Parliament For Sex Talk. Christians from








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6 Facts About Universal Service Fund






The Universal Service Fund (USF) mission is to facilitate the provision of universal access to the information superhighway by stimulating and accelerating the deployment of broadband services island-wide. This is facilitated through the effective collection and astute management of the








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International Coffee Day – Jamaica’s Coffee Story






Historical Background Of Coffee In Jamaica Coffee production began in Jamaica in 1728 when the then governor of Jamaica, Sir Nicholas Lawes, brought approximately eight coffee seedlings from Martinique. Governor Lawes planted those seedlings at Temple Hall in St Andrew,








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






Ferguson: Public Health-Care System Ready For Increase In Chik-V Cases. Amid growing anxiety over the outbreak of the chikungunya virus (Chik-V) in Jamaica, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson delivered a sobering reminder last night that the number of cases is expected








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5 Things To Do This Weekend






TGIF! It’s the start of the weekend, meaning you can sleep in late and while away some hours until you have to ‘face reality’ again, come Monday. If you don’t want to while away those hours at home, we have








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






Chik-V ‘Numbers Game’ Over. With widespread concerns that the Ministry of Health is grossly under-reporting the impact of the chikungunya virus (chik-V) on Jamaica, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has said that a decision had been made to discontinue the announcement








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Then & Now: Jamaica’s Commercial Banks






Latest data from the Bank of Jamaica show NCB as the biggest bank in Jamaica, as measured by assets. Of the $810 billion in banking assets in Jamaica, NCB held $352 billion, or 43 per cent of the total. Scotia








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