Month: June 2016

Charts of The Week: Road Fatality Statistics, 1992-2015

June is observed as Road Safety Month. Although the majority of accidents do not result in loss of life, the number of road fatalities in Jamaica continues to climb at a troubling rate. It is important to take a look

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

Amnesty International Demands Action From West Kingston Report. Amnesty International has thrown its full support behind the just released report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry and is demanding that the Jamaican Government immediately detail how it plans to

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

‘Jamaica Is T&T’s ATM’ – Mahfood Slams One-Way CARICOM Benefits. “Jamaica has been the ATM for Trinidad and Tobago.” That’s the claim from the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), which has indicated that it wants Jamaica to use the upcoming Caribbean

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

Yellow Fever Lockout – Nine Sent Home; Eight Quarantined – Visitors Can’t Prove Vaccination. Jamaica has carried out its threat to deny entry to the island persons who could not prove that they were vaccinated against the yellow fever virus

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

PNP NEC Reviews Election Report In Marathon Meeting – Blythe Wants To Know When Portia Will Leave. The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Opposition People’s National Party yesterday ended an eight and a half hour meeting with partial acceptance of

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

Vote Against Deportation – Diplomat Urges Caribbean-Americans To Look To Democrats For Immigration Reform. In the wake of a split decision yesterday by the United States Supreme Court blocking US President Barack Obama’s immigration plan, which sought to…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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

Former High Commissioner To UK Urges Diaspora To Vote To Remain In EU. Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, a former high commissioner of Jamaica to the United Kingdom (UK), has urged Jamaican immigrants in Britain to vote for that country to remain in

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 22, 2016

Battle Over NHT Funds Begins – Court Case Commences Over PNP’s Decision To Extract $46 Billion. Court case commences over PNP’s decision to extract $46 billion. The Supreme Court is today expected to begin hearing a legal challenge to the decision of…Read

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 21, 2016

Not Enough – Phillips Wants Holness To Table Records In Parliament For Independent Verification. Peter Phillips, the man who started calls for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to publicly release his finances, has suggested it is not enough that Holness has now

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 20, 2016

  Ganja ATMs! – Port Kiosks To Issue Tourists With Medical Cards To Buy Weed. If the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has its way, Jamaica’s air- and seaports will have kiosks or dedicated desks where visitors can pick up a licence

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