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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 14, 2016

Green Light For New Phone Firm – Holness Rejects OCG Recommendation, Grants Cellular Licence To Holding Company. The true beneficiaries of Jamaica’s third cellular licence remain under a cloud as the Government has admitted that in doing its due diligence, it

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EPOC Communiques

What Is EPOC? EPOC stands for Economic Programme Oversight Committee. The committee consists of persons from the private sector, the public sector and civil society. They receive and review information from the GOJ on the progress of implementation of the Memorandum of Economic and Financial

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5 Facts: Jamaica’s Ninth IMF Review

In September, the IMF completed its ninth review of the nation’s performance under the EFF agreement of 2013. The organization published a country report detailing the findings of this review. Read the entire report, and check out the 5 facts that

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 23, 3015

Prison ‘Cellfies’ – Hundreds Of Photos, Videos And Other Posts Give Rare Look Into Life Behind Bars. An accomplice in an armed robbery counts down his time remaining in prison on Facebook. “Freedom day creeping up like rum,” he posts from his

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 22, 2014

Pleas For Patience – PM Declares Economic Programme Bearing Fruits. Proclaiming that Jamaica is now reaping “the sweet fruits of sacrifice”, Portia Simpson Miller, president of the governing People’s National Party (PNP), yesterday pleaded with the nation for greater patience, stating

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Hurricane Season: Better To Be Prepared

Every June, millions of people in the regions of the Caribbean Seas, the Gulf of Mexico and the North Atlantic Ocean brace themselves for the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on the first of the month and lasts until November

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 21, 2014

Tariff Suspensions To Make Smartphones Cheaper For Jamaicans. The Council of Trade and Economic Development of CARICOM has granted approval for Jamaica to suspend the Common External Tariff (CET) now charged on smartphones, paving the way for the removal of the

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Is Jamaica Happy Or Miserable?

According to Measuring Misery Around the World, a recently published report from the US-based public policy research organisation the Cato Institute, Jamaica is the fifth most miserable country on the planet, behind Venezuela, Iran, Serbia and Argentina at first through fourth, respectively. Jamaica’s score

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 7, 2014

Ja Will Live Within Its Means – Phillips. Signaling that the Government is intent on walking a chalk line in order to meet its fiscal targets under the four-year extended fund facility (EFF) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Finance Minister

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 13, 2013

China Harbour Looking Elsewhere. China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), which has proposed the use of the Goat Islands for a trans-shipment port, has indicated to the Jamaican Government that it has other options outside of the country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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