Month: April 2016

Scholarships To Go 2016 Is Here!

Financing your child’s education can be a daunting task, especially as they move from primary to secondary school, and from there to tertiary institutions. If you are looking for a financial miracle to make it happen, then we have just

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

IMF Necessary – Lee Chin Endorses Institution’s Squeeze, While Eyeing Economic Growth. Declaring that he has always lived the impossible dream, new growth tsar Michael Lee Chin yesterday endorsed strictures of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) even as he solicited a

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#KeepChildrenSafe – Exposing Online Dangers With Kurt Wright’s ‘Unspoken’

The focus of UNICEF Jamaica’s Keep Children Safe campaign this week has been protecting children from the dangers lurking in the online world. On Monday, we explored a number of these dangers, including cyberbullying, cyberstalking, pornography and sexual predators, and also shared some

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 28, 2016

Growth Council Seeking 5% GDP Growth In Next Four Years. Business mogul Michael Lee Chin, who was yesterday named chairman of the Government’s Economic Growth Council (EGC), has pledged to work tirelessly with council members and other Jamaican stakeholders to achieve

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7 Great Jamaican Sculptors You Need To Know

We have been featuring some of Jamaica’s best known and highly acclaimed creatives since World Creativity and Innovation Week, which was observed earlier this month. Today, we take a look at some of Jamaica’s most celebrated sculptors. Laura Facey Cooper The daughter

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 27, 2016

Opportunity Missed – Did Jamaica Allow Usain’s Global Success To Bolt? To any fan of track and field, Usain Bolt is much more than a great athlete. He is a global icon… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Praedial Larceny Trending Down In

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World Immunization Week – Marking Jamaica’s Immunization Milestones

It’s World Immunization Week, which got underway on April 24th and runs until the 30th. The theme for this year is ‘Closing the Immunization Gap.’ The World Health Organization (WHO) informs us that immunization averts an estimated two to three million

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 26, 2016

Police Tackle Road Crashes…’Three Es’ To Put Brakes On Traffic Accidents. Head of the police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, has declared that the police will continue to operate under the umbrella of the ‘three Es’ – enforcement, education and

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Kingston Was Designated A UNESCO ‘Creative City,’ But What Does That Mean?

Kingston was one of 47 new locales added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network in December 2015. Our city’s designation was for music, one of the seven creative categories recognised. Many in the local music biz

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How To Protect Your Child From Online Dangers

This is the final week of fora in UNICEF Jamaica’s Keep Children Safe campaign, and the focus is online safety. There are many dangers lurking on the internet, including cyberbullying, cyberstalking, sexual predators, pornography and more. As more and more children gain

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