Month: March 2016

List Of Government Ministries & Agencies On Social Media

Earlier this month, we shared a comprehensive list of Cabinet ministers, MPs and Senators who are active on social media, with Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. Below is a list of government ministries and agencies that also have social media accounts. A

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 31, 2016

Lottery Scam Takes Massive Hit – Nineteen, Including Cop, Taken Into Custody. The infamous lottery scam took a massive hit yesterday, with 19 people, including a policeman and seven women, taken into custody and more than $1.8 million in Jamaican currency

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IMF Monitoring Requirements – Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annually

Under Jamaica’s 2013 EFF agreement with the IMF, the government agreed to monitor and provide information on a number of key economic factors. These indicators are tracked systematically, with the frequency of monitoring varying. Specifically, indicators are tracked on any

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Introducing Notes From Cabinet

Starting today, diGJamaica will be sharing The Gleaner‘s Notes from Cabinet, highlighting decisions taken, announcements and any other pertinent information coming from the weekly meetings. The notes are from the office of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. The first publication,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 30, 2016

Call For Order – Negril Stakeholders Want Prostitution Regularised. While stopping short of calling for the establishment of a red-light district in the resort town, some business stakeholders in Negril, Westmoreland, want to see prostitution decriminalised and regulated in order to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 29, 2016

Seventh H1N1 Death Confirmed. There has been another H1N1 death. Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton confirmed the death today. This brings the number of influenza A (H1N1) virus related deaths to seven. The Ministry of Health is to issue a detailed update tomorrow, which

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How Did The Bun & Cheese Tradition Come About?

Bun and cheese is as integral to the Jamaican Easter experience as attending church on Good Friday and/or Easter Sunday. There are several different brands of bun on the shelf every year, and some people prefer to make their own.

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Spice Up Your Easter Weekend With These Gleaner Cookbooks

We’re right in the Easter season, and for many Jamaicans that means church on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and lots of bun and cheese! If you’re having any family gatherings this weekend and want to make your own Easter

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 24, 2016

Motorists Get Temporary Discount On New Highway. Motorists using the North-South Link of Highway 2000, which reopened at midnight, will pay a 25 per cent discount on the proposed toll rates outlined in press advertisements on Wednesday, March 16 – a

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 23, 2016

Budget Time- Shaw To Announce Implementation Of New Tax Policy After Cabinet Retreat. Education and Information Minister Ruel Reid says an announcement will be made on the implementation of the Government’s tax policy at the end of the two-day Cabinet retreat,

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