Month: August 2017

6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell NWC warns of con artists Tourism earnings exceed $2b in 8 months Four more killed in Clarendon Parents urged to get children vaccinated District constable killed by police Prisoners pass CSEC subjects 1. NWC warns of

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Please find below Jamaica’s Ministry of Education calendar of school terms and holidays for the academic year 2017 to 2018. It details the opening and closing dates for Jamaican schools, when examinations are taking place, and official dates for holidays.

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What is International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances?

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is observed annually on August 30. According to the United Nations’ Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, an enforced disappearance occurs when: “persons are arrested, detained or abducted against their

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell Police Federation rejects govt’s wage offer 114 murders in 20 days J’cans affected by Harvey in Texas get help Chinese want out of Monymusk deal Jamaica’s spiralling murder rate Cuban teachers to help Ja Spanish

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876 and 658: The history behind Jamaica’s area code

Jamaica has a new area code: 658. It became necessary for Jamaica to get an additional Numbering Plan Area (NPA) code, commonly called an area code, as the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), which is responsible for Numbering Administration in Jamaica, moves

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell Cops moving Clarendonians marked for death El-Faisal was recruiting for ISIS? $100m drug bust at Kingston Port X6-linked file found hidden at FLA Telecoms support new area code Hanover’s most wanted killed 1. Cops moving

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876 and 658: All You Need To Know About Jamaica’s New Area Code

Two important developments were recently announced by the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) in Jamaica: Jamaica got another area code – 658 Ten-digit dialing will become mandatory in the island for local calls on May 31, 2018 The big question

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell Clarendon killings skyrocket Police, Gov’t wage talks start $50m from Gov’t for Irish potato project Ananda Alert working Airbnb: Ja’s tourism game changer Clarendon crime level raises concern 1. Clarendon killings skyrocket In the past

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Timeline: Jamaica’s Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Corruption Scandal

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has come under intense scrutiny following allegations of corruption in the issuance of firearm licences to certain questionable characters. The story has ballooned into an uncovering of irregular practices, allegations of bribes and strongarming to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell New FLA board soon to be named Corruption spree at FLA? J’cans weigh in on plastic ban 13-y-o among three killed in gun attack Commish asks churches to help cut domestic violence Elaine inspires relay

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