Month: May 2015

Hurricane Preparedness Week – 9 Facts About Hurricanes






Countries on this side of the world have been dealing with tropical storms and hurricanes for centuries, with perhaps the first report coming from Christopher Columbus, who encountered one near the isle of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1495. Here are








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Child Month Fact – Many Missing Children Return Home






Of the remaining 370, two were eventually reported as deceased while the others were classified as still missing. To report a missing child, contact the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR): Toll Free: 1-888- PROTECT (776-8328) (LIME) 908-2132 (LIME) 754-9133 (LIME) 618-5888








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






$71m In Tivoli Damage. In the aftermath of the 2010 police-military operations in west Kingston, an assessment conducted by the Ministry of Labour found $71.8 million in damage to houses, furniture and other personal properties… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Moody’s Upgrades








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Hurricane Preparedness Week – The Costliest Storm In Jamaica’s History






Hurricane Ivan (2004) did extensive damage to Jamaica’s infrastructure, even though it didn’t make direct contact. Here is a breakdown of the costs, using statistics from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). Read more Hurricanes And The IMF That Day








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Child Month Fact – Children Behind The Gun






Figures from the Statistics Department of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) reveal that 44 children were charged with murder, 40 with shooting and 94 with breaches of the Firearms Act during the time period indicated.








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






Gov’t Weighs FIFA Impact – Sports Minister To Meet With Local Football Officials. Minister with responsibility for sports Natalie Neita-Headley has indicated she will be looking to meet with the hierarchy of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) as soon as the opportunity








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Hurricane Preparedness Week – Retired Storm Names






We’re currently in the middle of Hurricane Preparedness Week, and we started off by looking at how the storms are named. We also found out that a name is retired when the storm is so deadly or costly that future use








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Child Month Fact – 4.2 Per Cent Of Jamaica’s Child Population Abused






In our first Child Month Fact post, we established that the number of children in Jamaica (those 18 years and under) is 934,000, or 33.34% of the total population. Based on this, today’s statistic means that 4.2% of the country’s child








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 27, 2015






Cable Operators Get Three-Month Extension. Jamaica’s largest cable provider, Flow, plans to make full use of the three-month extension given yesterday to cable operators by the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) to cease the illegal transmission of cable channels or








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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Naming The Storms






Some names strike fear into the hearts of people whenever they are mentioned, such as Charlie, Gilbert, Ivan and Sandy. They are innocuous on the surface, but many Jamaicans will recall with a shudder just how hurricanes bearing these names left








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