Tag: Jamaica Civil Society Coalition

Jamaican Civil Society Organisations Get Multi-Million Dollar Boost

The nation’s social infrastructure will receive a substantial boost through the launch of the European-Union funded Civil Society Boost Initiative (CSBI), a multi-faceted programme aimed at helping civil society groups to build capacity as they carry out their varied roles

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

Jamaica To Import Ganja – Bureau Of Standards Wants Marijuana Seeds To Help Guide Regulatory Framework. Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has sought permission from the Government to import some 100 ganja seeds for a pilot project that is expected to

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

PNP Considering Lennox Lewis’ Wife For East Hanover. Violet Lewis, the wife of former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, is being considered by the People’s National Party (PNP) as a replacement for Dr D.K. Duncan as its candidate in Eastern

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 25, 2014

NHT Board Adds Four. Resisting pressure to fire the remaining members of the board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) amid the ongoing Outameni controversy, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller last night announced the appointment of four new members to strengthen

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 8, 2014

Top Cop Dispute – Call For Overseas Police Commish Stirs Debate. A suggestion by one of the country’s most powerful private-sector lobbies that the search for the next police commissioner should extend beyond Jamaica’s borders has been met with consternation by

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 30, 2014

Boys Abused In Silence. A senior official of Women Incorporated in western Jamaica has decried the cloak of silence that results in many cases of sexual and physical abuse against boys going unreported in the society… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Top-10

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 2, 2014

Break Silence, EWI – Energy Consultant Urges Hong Kong-Based Company To Show Public Its Ability To Implement Project. Stephen Wedderburn, the man who coordinated the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project which was aborted by the Portia Simpson Miller-led Government, has declared

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 29, 2014

Gov’t Plea For EWI – State Considers Approach To IDB As Loan Rejected For 381MW Project. The Jamaican Government is contemplating making an approach to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to ask that it respond favourably to a loan request from

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

Church Has Power To Transform Politics. With more than 80 per cent of Jamaicans of the view that the country’s politicians and public officials are corrupt, according to a 2011 LAPOP survey, church leaders are expressing the view that there is

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 3, 2014

Cold case freeze – Thousands of unsolved murders are decades old – Retired cop says police talented, but have no time. Nearly a third of the more than 40,000 homicides committed in Jamaica since 1970 have gone cold, and files are

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