Month: October 2016

#MondayMusings: Let’s Talk About Girls & Sexual Abuse

It’s a topic that continues to carry relevance in the Jamaican context: the prevalence of sexual abuse in society. Here are some infographics, showing sobering statistics:

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell 1. Suspect in JC student killing charged, court date set The suspect in the killing of 14-year-old Jamaica College student, Nicholas Francis, has been charged and is set to appear in court on Friday. The Corporate

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#FiveFactsFriday: Jamaica in the Global Gender Gap Report 2016

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been publishing Global Gender Gap Reports since 2006. Each year, they conduct studies and compile a list of the level of parity between males and females in a large number of countries. When the

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#TipThursday: Have A Good Cry

Yes, you heard right. That’s what we’re encouraging you to do at some point today. Don’t hold back. Let the tears flow. Scientists have proven that, contrary to popular belief, crying is actually a good and healthy exercise that, among

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Jamaica, the Caribbean & De-Risking

    There has been much talk about de-risking in economic circles recently, centering especially around the impact it will have on Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region. The consensus from these groups seems to be that if left unchecked,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell. Stay in the know while you’re on the go with our quick read that keeps you up to speed … 1. Rainy days ahead Get out those umbrellas and raincoats. The Met Service has forecast

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The Complete Research Resource for Info on Jamaica

How many times have you heard somebody ask, “Where would I find information on …?” or “How do I find out …?” It’s about time someone put together a list of where to find different kinds if information on Jamaica. Well,

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De-Risking for Dummies: A Very Simple Explanation

What is de-risking? Derisking: “The phenomenon of financial institutions terminating or restricting business relationships with clients or categories of clients to avoid, rather than manage, risk.” (as defined by The World Bank) A simple way of understanding de-risking is to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell LOCAL 1. Jamaica falls in Doing Business ranking, IMF says this is good Jamaica ranked 67th in the global Doing Business Report 2017, published Tuesday, which actually betters Dominican Republic and Panama, the fastest-growing countries

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Types of Scams and How To Protect Yourself

What is a scam? A scam is a dishonest or fraudulent business or scheme in which someone attempts to steal money or something else of value from an unsuspecting victim. Scams are characterised by tricks, lies, deception and false representation.

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