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  1. Budget Day – Shaw To Present Expenditure Plan For New Fiscal Year

  2. Welcome Relief – Commuters Willing To Stand Inconvenience For Upgrade Of Constant Spring Road

  3. Earth Today | Adaptation Officer Urges Support For Climate Change Division

  4. We’ll Be Alright! – Bobsleigh Federation Upbeat After Coach’s Resignation

  5. Samuda: JOA Backs JCF For 2020 Olympics

  6. Video Release Of Race Protest Song Coincides With Reggae/Black History Month

1. Budget Day – Shaw To Present Expenditure Plan For New Fiscal Year 

Jamaicans should know how much the Government plans to spend in the new fiscal year when the Estimates of Expenditure for 2018-2019 are tabled in Parliament this afternoon. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Welcome Relief – Commuters Willing To Stand Inconvenience For Upgrade Of Constant Spring Road

While acknowledging that the road-widening project now under way along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew will be an inconvenience, the main regret expressed by motorists, commuters, and operators of public passenger vehicles is that the planned 14-month project to turn the heavily travelled corridor into four lanes did not start sooner, this as some who traverse the popular roadway on a daily basis likened the traffic during peak hours to “a scene from hell”. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Earth Today | Adaptation Officer Urges Support For Climate Change Division 

DR ORVILLE Grey, who will shortly leave his role as senior technical officer for adaptation with the Climate Change Division, has urged enhanced government, private sector and civil society support for the entity. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. We’ll Be Alright! – Bobsleigh Federation Upbeat After Coach’s Resignation

The Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) has said that Sandra Kiriasis’ departure from her role as national women’s bobsleigh team driving coach will not affect the association or its athletes preparing to compete in the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Samuda: JOA Backs JCF For 2020 Olympics

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Christopher Samuda, says his organisation will be throwing its support behind the Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) to help the country’s cyclists qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Video Release Of Race Protest Song Coincides With Reggae/Black History Month

Singer Samory I, had a choice in doing what became the penultimate track on his debut album Black Gold, released in 2017. Producer Rorystonelove did not present him with a choice of songs, but two versions of the same song, Is It Because I’m Black. The original is by Syl Johnson, and Ken Boothe did a reggae cover. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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