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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 7, 2016

Increase Gas Tax – Economist Urges Gov’t To Top Up Petrol Cess As Part Of Reform. Calling for urgent radical tax reforms, economist John Jackson has suggested that the Government increase tax on gasolene in order to fund the national budget…

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What Are The Agencies Of Local Government?

November is observed annually as Local Government and Community Development Month. This year’s theme is ‘Empowering Communities through Improved Governance.’ According to portfolio minister, the Hon. Noel Arscott, the observance of the month is occurring at a time when there is a

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 21, 2015

Prime Minister Promises 28,000 Posts To Be Created In Next Five Years. Jobs aplenty are said to be on the horizon for Jamaicans with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller using the platform of her political party’s 77th annual conference to announce

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 14, 2015

Firefighters’ Resources Depleted, Will Have To Watch Fires Burn. Resources employed to combat the Mavis Bank inferno are running at an all-time low, as the raging flames show no sign of retreating… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Negligent Parents Of Abused Children

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 13, 2015

Yes To CCJ – Gov’t Urges Opposition To Cast Aside Party Lines And Vote For Bill. Even  after seeing efforts to secure the parliamentary opposition’s support of three bills that would pave the way for Jamaica to abolish appeals to

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Riverton Update From ODPEM

Here is the latest situation report from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) on the Riverton fire, released yesterday, March 19, 2015. SITUATION OVERVIEW: The Jamaica Fire Brigade team in conjunction with the National Solid Waste Management Authority

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6 Things You Need To Know- March 6, 2015

FINSAC Commission ‘Gaan Bad A Mawning’- Phillips. The parliamentary opposition has said it is prepared to accept the blame for the composition of the commission which examined the financial crisis of the 1990s, saying someone with legal…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Three

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

Revenue Jump: Gov’t Eyes Huge Increase In Tax Haul. Recurrent tax revenues are projected to jump by 54 per cent in the next fiscal year, with the Government indicating it will be seeking to collect $402 billion in taxation this year,

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We diG Infographics

Infographics are cool, aren’t they? We think so, too. This year, we decided to incorporate them into our content and that has certainly helped us to share information and data in a whole new way. Below is a roundup of the

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INFOGRAPHIC – The Jamaica Fire Brigade At A Loss

The Gleaner periodically reviews the audited and in-house accounts and reports of companies and entities owned or influenced by government and gives its take on the findings. The review of the Jamaica Fire Brigade’s operations revealed that it is inadequately equipped

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