Month: June 2015

Sexual Abuse By The Numbers: January To June 2015

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

Fire Destroys Wortley Home For Girls. A near century-old building housing 19 girls at the Wortley Home at 193 Constant Spring Road in St Andrew was destroyed by fire yesterday, but no one was harmed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Grade-Four Students

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10 Camps & Programmes For Kids & Teens This Summer

  June 21 marked the official beginning of summer, and most schools are also on break for the holiday, while others are wrapping up with graduation ceremonies. That means parents and guardians now have their youngsters at home complaining that they’re

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

Tax Cuts, Please – Mahfood Says Heavy Tariff Crippling Construction Sector. Slashing the excessive taxes on building materials while significantly cutting the waiting time for approvals from the regulatory agencies and utility companies could go a far way in stimulating the

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5 Facts From The Spirit Licence Act

Recently, it was announced that the fine for operating a business selling spirits – wine, beer, rum, malt liquors, etc – without a licence would be increased from a mere $2 to $250,000. Currently, if any person carries on a trade or business

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 26, 2015

Tivoli Residents May Have Been Roughed Up, Says Retired JDF Officer. A former high-ranking member of the Jamaican military has admitted that members of the security forces might have roughed up residents of the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens during

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#TBT – Michael Jackson Visits Jamaica

Today marks six years since the world lost Michael Jackson, one of the greatest entertainers and best selling artistes who ever lived. Jackson’s left a great legacy behind, with 10 solo albums, including Thriller – the top selling album of all

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How To Obtain A Jamaican Work Permit

Persons seeking to obtain a work permit are required to submit an application to the Work Permit Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) through their prospective employer, contractor or legal representative. Employers submitting work permit applications

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 25, 2015

Toll Rate Hike. The new rates will apply to motorists travelling in all classes of vehicles along all legs of the highway… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Move On From Krauck – PSOJ Boss Advises State To Seek New Investors For Logistics

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Going Separate Ways – How To Get Divorced In Jamaica

Earlier this year, we learned that Jamaica’s divorce rate has increased while its marriage rate has decreased. At the time of publication in January, there were 600 divorce petitions currently before the Supreme Court. But how does the process work? Divorce or

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