Month: August 2016

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

Obama’s Leaders – Eight Jamaicans Selected For Young Entrepreneurs Initiative In The US. A little over a year after United States President Barack Obama visited Jamaica and announced his flagship Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), the first crop of

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

Nothing To Hide – JPS Boss Promises Transparency In Islandwide Blackout Investigations. As investigations continue into the power outage that blanketed the entire island on Saturday evening, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) Kelly Tomblin has…Read

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

Police Body Cameras Finally A Reality In Jamaica. After a long delay, police officers in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will now have to use body cameras while interacting with members of the public. Personnel from the Kingston Central, Kingston Eastern, St

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

PNP Officials Tight-Lipped About Campaign Donations Scandal. With the People’s National Party (PNP) ensnared in a campaign donations scandal, officials were tight-lipped yesterday as President Portia Simpson Miller insisted that discussions about the matter remain within the walls of the

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Jamaica’s Olympic Games Medal Haul: Men vs Women

Some of us may still be experiencing a few Olympic withdrawal symptoms, but the Rio 2016 Games are now a sweet memory and we have four more years to wait until Tokyo 2020. Jamaica reproduced its second best ever medal

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

JTA Recruitment Affected By Slow Processing Of New Teachers By Ministry. The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has lamented the slow pace at which the Ministry of Education has been processing new teachers so that their status of employment can be

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The 7 Best Moments Of Rio 2016 For Team Jamaica

The Rio 2016 Olympics has been a roller coaster of emotions for Jamaican fans. There were mostly highs and a few lows, and historic firsts were recorded in the diving pool and the gymnastics arena. In the end, it was

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Jamaica’s Medal Hauls At The Olympic Games: 1948 – 2016

The curtains came down on the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last night. More than eleven thousand athletes from 205 countries and two independent teams came together in a spectacular closing ceremony to celebrate the

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

No Saving Probe – Bunting Says He Tried To Rescue Investigation Of Official. Former National Security Minister Peter Bunting has revealed that shortly after taking office in January 2012, he tried to salvage a police investigation that targeted a Jamaican

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 19, 2016

Good As GOLD – Two Down, One To Go. There, will never be another like him, and as the Jamaican sprinter closed another chapter of a book coated in gold, he became the first in what, for him, was also a

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