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Jamaican Student Athletes Who Died During or After Sporting Events






Further reference: For further reference, please see the following links with news stories and opinion articles on the students’ deaths: Matthew Hylton: RJR News Online’s story, ‘Swimmer dies’ Terrence Golding: ‘Memorial trophy named in Terrence Golding’s honour’ Cavahn McKenzie: ‘St Jago athlete Cavahn McKenzie








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INFOGRAPHIC – A Quick Guide To The Mt. Rosser Bypass: Highway 2000






The North-South leg of Highway 2000 was officially opened on Monday, August 4. Those who regularly travel between Kingston and Ocho Rios are rejoicing as they now have to option to bypass the winding Mt Rosser terrain, saving time and








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Tourism Industry Report December 2013






Stopover arrivals for the month of December 2013 was 201,347,  represented a 4.8% increase over the 192,158 recorded in December 2012 and 1.8% increase over the 197,713 recorded in December 2011. December 2013 Stopover arrivals has increased by 36% in comparison to a








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$J Depreciated More In March vs February






On March 31st , the Jamaican Dollar traded for an average selling rate of J$109.57 to US$1. In March the dollar lost 1.1% of its value compared to February when it lost 0.6% of its value. The depreciation of the








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2013 Records Highest Remittances Ever – Over $2B Inflows






Remittances are Jamaica’s largest source of foreign exchange. Despite the current economic conditions, Net Remittances for the calendar year 2013 were US$1.8 billion, which represented a growth of 2.8% relative to 2012. This was mainly due to a 1% increase








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Industry Update: Bauxite & Alumina Decline Jan ’14






The latest figures from the bauxite-alumina industry reveal that in January 2014 crude bauxite production fell by 15% to 390,553 MT while alumina production  fell by 3% to 164,449 MT when compared with figures from December 2013. Bauxite – Alumina








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Chart of the Week: Bauxite/Alumina Stats For Jan ’14 Dip






diG Deeper Find out more – Industry Update: Bauxite & Alumina Declines Jan’14  








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Chart of the Week: Unemployment Still A Concern






diG Deeper Find out more – Unemployment Rate Continues To Trend Upwards      








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Chart of the Week: Unemployment Still High In Jamaica






 diG Deeper Find out more – Unemployment Rate Continues To Trend Upwards Unemployment Rate 2010 – 2013 Female Unemployment Rate 2010 – 2013 Male Unemployment Rate 2010 – 2013  








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Chart of the Week: 14% Y-o-Y Depreciation of Monthly Average US$ Selling Rate – January






**Please note the scale on the left hand side of the chart does not start at zero, this helps to magnify the changes in the exchange rate for the period. diG Deeper Indicative US$ selling rates for the last day








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