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






Ready For Matthew – Gov’t Says It’s Prepared For Hurricane, Jamaicans Urged To Store Water. The Government late last night declared that it was prepared to deal with the impending passage of Matthew, which yesterday afternoon, became the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com








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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- May 27, 2016






We Will Rise, Says Wisynco Boss After Massive Warehouse Fire. Wisynco chairman William Mahfood has described yesterday as a “very sad day” for his company, following a massive fire at its Lakes Pen warehouse in St Catherine. However, Mahfood said his entity








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 11, 2016






PNP By Default? – Study Shows Undecided Tired Of Ruling Party But No Love For The JLP. The People’s National Party (PNP) could return to form the Government almost by default, after the votes are counted on February 25, as a








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Year In Review: The Exchange Rate






Today, for our year in review series, we take a look at the progression of the exchange rate. For the year, the Jamaican dollar went from trading at $115.81 to $120.34, and the rate of depreciation from December 2014 to








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 17, 2015






Beating Ban Stands – Amid Opposition Calls, Education Ministry Stresses Corporal Punishment Remains Against School Regulations. Opposition Spokesperson on Education and Youth Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has called for a ban on the use of corporal punishment in all schools and








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 24, 2015






Collaborate To Bridge Gap Between Primary And Prep Schools – Educators React To Gleaner/Bill Johnson GSAT Rankings. The 2015 Gleaner-Bill Johnson Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) rankings show that prep schools continue to outperform their primary-school counterparts in the exams. Educators,








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 15, 2015






Portia Unwanted – Most Jamaicans Don’t Want Simpson Miller Re-Elected. The hesitance, reluctance or downright unwillingness of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to communicate with the populace is being blamed for more than half of Jamaicans polled wanting to see her








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Jamaica Then & Now – The BOJ Complex And Scotia Centre Under Construction






In celebration of Heritage Month, we will be sharing some ‘then and now’ photos of well-known spots in Jamaica in our Flashback Friday series. We kick things off with a very recognisable spot in the downtown Kingston area. Then – 1972








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 21, 2015






Bank On Bolt – Jamaican Sprinter Confident Ahead Of World Championships Titles Defense. Usain Bolt is said to be in 9.6 seconds shape heading into the IAAF World Championships, and he’ll give the first indication of his conditions on today’s opening








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