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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 17, 2016

Brilliant! – History Made As McLeod Mines Olympics Gold In 110m Hurdles. Omar McLeod created history, becoming the first Jamaican to win the 110m hurdles at any major championships after an imperious 13.05 win at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games last

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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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 20, 2016

  Ganja ATMs! – Port Kiosks To Issue Tourists With Medical Cards To Buy Weed. If the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has its way, Jamaica’s air- and seaports will have kiosks or dedicated desks where visitors can pick up a licence

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REPORT: West Kingston Commission of Enquiry 2016 [Full Text]

The report on the work and findings of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry has been released. At several hundred pages, the report is an extensive but worthwhile read as it investigates the lead up to the events of May

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- June 3, 2016

$100m ZIKV Bite – Government Not Sure How Widespread Zika Is, Allocates More Money For Response. Although millions of dollars more is to be spent on the anti-Zika campaign, there is still no clear picture as to how many Jamaicans are

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 18, 2016

Inside Call Centres: ‘No More Jobs For Life’ – JAMPRO President Comfortable With Attrition Rates Among Call Centre Employees. Concerns about a high turnover rate and low wages in business processing outsourcing (BPO) call centres are being dispelled by officials of

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

US Report Blasts Ja’s ‘Dysfunctional’ Justice System – Government Agrees With Findings. A second major United States government report in two months has highlighted weaknesses in Jamaica’s judicial system that “obstruct access to justice for victims of crime and their families

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

Big Spenders – ECJ Publishes Election Returns, Reports Delinquent Candidates To DPP. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has submitted the names of 41 delinquent candidates who contested the February 25 general election to Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn for

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

JDF Warning – INDECOM Search Warrant Too Risky, Solicitor General Tells Court. The nation’s solicitor general, Nicole Foster-Pusey, is warning that granting the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) a warrant to search the army’s Up Park Camp headquarters could shake international

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It’s A (Wo)man’s World – The First Women To Join The JCF & JDF

Whenever we think of a police officer or a soldier, the image that comes to mind for most of us is a man. That’s because these fields are traditionally male-dominated, in just about every country in the world. In many instances, women

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