Month: September 2015

5 Jamaican Inventors And Innovators You Need To Know About






Yesterday, September 29th, was observed as Inventors Day in several countries around the world. Jamaicans are no strangers to invention and innovation, as we have perfected the art of ‘turning our hands to make fashion.’ Over the years, some of








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






UK Prime Minister David Cameron Comes Bearing Gifts, Making Promises. The official visit of United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron has yielded promises of a share of a £300 million fund aimed at growing the Jamaican economy as well as








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Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease – A Quick Fact Sheet






Parents across Jamaica are on high alert following the news that several cases of the painful hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) have been found among children in nine schools across the Corporate Area and St Catherine, forcing the closure of at least two of








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






Outbreak Of Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease In Schools. Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites is advising schools where children are affected by the hand, foot and mouth disease that it would be best if they remain closed until the children have








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#ElectionJa – Meet Your MP: Dr Kenneth Baugh






Opposition spokesman on health Dr Kenneth Baugh, is the current Member of Parliament for the St Catherine West Central constituency. Here are some more facts about him: Dr Baugh was born in Montego Bay, St James, the fourth of 10 children. He








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#ElectionJa – Know Your Constituency: St Catherine West Central






By the Constituencies (Boundaries) Order 1976, made by the Governor-General under Section 67 of the Constitution of Jamaica and which came into operation on November 24, 1976, the number of constituencies was increased from 53 to 60. St Catherine West








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Election Watch 2015 – September 28, 2015






Welcome to our weekly election watch feature that gathers news related article associated with the upcoming general election. Check out the election related stories up to September 28, 2015 and our #ElectionJA POLITICAL LAWBREAKERS … More That Half Of Candidates Yet To








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International Right to Know Day – Celebrating Access To Information






The seed for International Right to Know Day was planted on September 28, 2002, the last day of a Freedom of Information litigation conference held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Representatives of Freedom of Information (FOI) organisations from 15 countries took part








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






Political Lawbreakers – More That Half Of Candidates Yet To Disclose Election Spending. Nearly four years after the parliamentary election of 2011, less than half of the 150 candidates who contested the polls have filed returns of election expenses to returning








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5 Facts: Tourism In Jamaica






World Tourism Day, September 27, was created to talk about the global impact of tourism. Under the theme “1 Billion Tourists, 1 Billion Opportunities”, this day seeks to highlight and encourage tourism as used for the greater good of development. Though a tiny








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