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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 4, 2016

‘Rethink Coal Plan’ – Environmentalists Decry Nain Plant Proposal, Gov’t Official Also Wary. Jamaica will pay dearly in terms of the health of its people and the environment if the new owners of the Alpart bauxite facility in Nain, St Elizabeth,

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

  Drastic Measures – Radical Changes Coming To Tackle Murder Wave, Says Malahoo Forte. Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has sent a strong signal that the Andrew Holness administration is prepared to make radical changes to cramp the spiralling murder rate,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 11, 2016

Royal Mess – Probe Launched Into Collapse At Hotel Construction Site In Negril. Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to yesterday’s collapse of decking at the Blue Diamond Royalton

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 4, 2016

‘No Margin For Error’ – PM Holness Appeals For Bipartisan Cooperation For Good Of Country. Acknowledging that the razor-thin majority of his administration will mean no easy cruise, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday extended the hand of partnership to the Opposition

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 2, 2016

Shaw Up To Bat – Next Finance Minister Must Hit Ground Running, Say Economists. Audley Shaw, the man anointed by Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness to take charge of the Ministry of Finance, will have to bat boldly on a sticky wicket

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Get Involved: International Coastal Cleanup Day

Jamaica is renowned for having spectacular coasts. Unfortunately, the presence of trash and other pollutants diminishes the beauty of our coasts and threatens our local wildlife. Saturday, September 19 is International Coastal Cleanup Day, a day dedicated to ending this threat. Given Jamaica’s wealth of beautiful, yet

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 27, 2015

What Gangs? – Thwaites Questions Accuracy Of Reported Criminal Cliques In Schools. Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, backtracking on his recent description of uncontrolled students as ‘leggo beasts’, yesterday went a step further to condemn reports that students are forming gangs within

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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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Where To Find Information On Riverton – Jamaica Environment Trust

Earlier this week, we highlighted some of the many dangerous substances present in the Riverton City dump, which become airborne whenever there’s a fire (and there has been a major one every year of the last decade except 2013) and

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Scenes From International Coastal Cleanup Day 2014

Saturday, September 20th, marked the 26th anniversary of International Coastal Cleanup Day. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world come together to clean up beaches, lakes and rivers to clean up unsightly and dangerous litter in their countries.

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