Month: April 2015

A Moment In History – Jamaica Gets Its Own Money

The Bank of Jamaica Act came into effect in October 1960, giving the Bank the sole right to issue notes and coins on the island. BOJ notes made their first appearance on May 1, 1961. The front bore a portrait of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 30, 2015

Missing Customs Files Result In $16 Million Revenue Losses. Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis on Tuesday told members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) that someone should be held accountable for 14 files that went missing at Jamaica Customs

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23 Jamaican Songs About Dancing For International Dance Day

Jamaicans love to dance, and our artistes have created a number of fun, high energy moves over the years. Today is International Dance Day, so we have rounded up some popular songs created around dance moves for you to get down

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A Moment In History – Millie Small Takes Jamaican Music To Di World

The year was 1964, the song was My Boy Lollipop, and the singer was a teenage Jamaican girl named Millie Small. The single was only a cover of Barbie Gaye’s 1956 hit, but it undoubtedly catapulted the young singer into

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 29, 2015

Shocker – Parish Councils Owe $3b In JPS Bills. Several parish councils across the island, up to March, owed the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) almost $3 billion for street lighting and other general electricity costs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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Travel Tuesday – Must-See Places By Parish 3

As we end our trek around Jamaica for Parish Pride month, we decided to check in at the hot spots in Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew that we have featured in our Travel Tuesday series over the years. How many

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A Moment In History – ‘Red Gold’ Is Shipped From Jamaica

Few people now recall that Jamaica’s bauxite/alumina industry was launched in the hills just north of Ocho Rios and that it was this that started the metamorphosis of the tiny fishing village. At Phoenix Park near Moneague, the genesis of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 28, 2015

Jamaicans For Justice Hit With $11 Million In Back Taxes. Having lost its charity status, after its application to the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies was rejected, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is now facing an overhang of statutory and back

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A Conversation With Dr Sonjah Stanley Niaah

Many commentators have expressed concern that Jamaican music, in its current state, is dying. They have argued that our island beats, particularly contemporary reggae and dancehall, have been watered down and that the business side is corrupt. To make things

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6 Things You Should Know About Protoje

Protoje first burst onto the music scene with the single Arguments, and has used the traction from that song to build the beginnings of a successful global career. His acclaimed debut album 7 Year Itch was an instant hit, as was the follow-up 8

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