Tag: Brazil

What’s the Beef About Brazilian Corned Beef?

On Monday, March 20, 2017, the Jamaican Government “imposed an immediate ban on imports of corned beef originating from Brazil”. This was in response to reports from Brazilian authorities that several major Brazilian meat processors have been selling rotten beef and poultry,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 13, 2016

Jamaica Accuses CXC Of Being ‘Very Difficult’ Over Penwood Issue. Jamaica is accusing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) of being “very difficult” but has said it will not back down from its push for exam grades for…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Millions

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Jamaica’s Medal Hauls At The Olympic Games: 1948 – 2016

The curtains came down on the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last night. More than eleven thousand athletes from 205 countries and two independent teams came together in a spectacular closing ceremony to celebrate the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 15, 2016

The Greatest – Bolt Sprints To Historic Third Olympic 100m Title. Everything stood still. even the lottery draw in Jamaica was delayed, but Usain Bolt hit the jackpot last night, continuing his…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Half-Way Tree Electrified As Jamaica Celebrates

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 9, 2016

UWI, JCF Team Up To Qualify Cops. Noting efforts to present a more professional police force to the nation, Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams said yesterday that with a rise in “intelligent crimes”, there is need for more police

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 5, 2016

Lights, Camera, Rio! – Olympics Officially Under Way Today. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games would fit very comfortably in a Hollywood script. For some, it’s supposedly a horror movie – take your pick from dope, to deadly mosquitoes, and everything in between,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 12, 2016

Tivoli Jackpot – High-Powered Lawyers At West Kgn Enquiry Cost Taxpayers $150m, JDF Bill Alone $71m. Jamaican taxpayers had to fork out almost J$150 million to cover fees for the high-powered lawyers used by all but one state agencies that participated

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UPDATE: Health Minister Urges Preparation For Zik-V

Map of counties affected by Zika Virus as of December 2015. Source: CDC Health Minister, Horace Dalley has again sounded the alarm for vigilance of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases by heightening the alert for the Zik-V virus. The Minister has

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 20, 2015

From Chik-V To ZIKV – Jamaica On High Alert For Another Mosquito-Borne Disease. Take precautions but do not panic. That’s the urgent advice from stakeholders in the health sector as Jamaica faces the threat of another serious mosquito-borne disease, the Zika

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ZIKV – The New Mosquito-Borne Virus You Need To Know About

Last year, productivity in Jamaica was crippled due to an outbreak of the chikungunya virus, popularly referred to as chik-v. Even as the nation waits to hear from the relevant ministries just how many cases were reported and how this

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