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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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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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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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A Moment In History – Jamaica Gets Its Own Money

The Bank of Jamaica Act came into effect in October 1960, giving the Bank the sole right to issue notes and coins on the island. BOJ notes made their first appearance on May 1, 1961. The front bore a portrait of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 19, 2015

Corruption Crackdown. A senior official at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is among more than 70 public-sector employees expected to be hauled before the court today in a fresh crackdown by the Corruption Prevention Commission (CPC) on public servants accused ignoring

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 28, 2015

Judges Livid – Only Politicians To Retain Automatic Right To Police Bodyguards. Some of the country’s judges yesterday responded with fury after it was announced that they would no longer be automatically assigned bodyguards… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Lotto Closes In

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 9, 2015

Rogue Principals. Rogue heads of public schools snubbing instructions to attend leadership training at the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL) could, in short order, face the wrath of Education Minister Ronald Thwaites… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com OUR Instructs JPS To

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 17, 2014

Politician Investigated For $500,000 Gift. The Integrity Commission, the body set up to police the annual statutory declarations of politicians to ensure they conform to the provisions in the (Parliament) Integrity of Members Act, yesterday revealed it investigated a gift of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 14, 2014

Police-Related Fatalities Cut By Half, INDECOM Reports. The number of police-related killings has seen a 53.18 per cent decline over the past 10 months in comparison to the first 10 months of 2013 and the cops are attributing this to enforcement

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