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

Jamaica Accuses CXC Of Being ‘Very Difficult’ Over Penwood Issue. Jamaica is accusing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) of being “very difficult” but has said it will not back down from its push for exam grades for…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Millions

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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 – August 11, 2015

Shift Tax Burden – Top Economist Calls For High GCT, Low Employment Taxes. One of Jamaica’s leading economists, Dr Damien King, is suggesting that the Government, as part of its tax reform, lift the burden of employment taxes and transfer them

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 22, 2015

FATCA Takes Effect Next Month. Effective August 17, financial institutions in Jamaica will be required to transmit relevant financial information to Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) – the competent authority – on persons who reside permanently in the United States (US) or

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

ZIKV Enters The Region – Mosquito Attack Has Residents Running For Cover. With the painful memories of the recent past still fresh and the threat of a new disease hovering, residents of communities in St Andrew are complaining that they are

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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 5, 2015

Child Allegedly Locked In House And Forced To Have Sex With Men; Burned When She Refused. After being missing for four weeks, a girl attending a prominent Corporate Area high school tells a chilling tale of being abducted and forced into

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 29, 2015

Shocker – Parish Councils Owe $3b In JPS Bills. Several parish councils across the island, up to March, owed the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) almost $3 billion for street lighting and other general electricity costs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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Parish Facts – Portland, St Thomas, Kingston & St Andrew

This week, we conclude our Parish Facts series by venturing east to the county of Surrey, to cover Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew. Portland Originally created in 1723, the parish was named for the Duke of Portland, then the Governor of Jamaica. Portland

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 10, 2015

Church Rape Cover-Up – Sex-Abuse Victims Intimidated By Predator Pastors. The Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA), the agency mandated to safeguard the rights and well being of children in Jamaica, is reporting a disturbing development in the church – that

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