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420 – National Weed Day

April 20 is largely ‘celebrated’ as National Weed Day in the United States. The number 420 is symbolic to the whole day as it marks the actual time five high school friends in California would collectively meet up on a mission

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 15, 2015

Top Of The Class – CMI And Edna Manley College Getting Best Employment Offers Before Graduation. The top two tertiary institutions in Jamaica, which offer graduates the best prospects for employment, are the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) and the Edna Manley

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The Biggest Stories Of 2014

What a year 2014 has been! As usual, there were highs and lows; good, bad and ugly. Below, we round up some of the biggest headline-making stories of the year. Look back with us. Prime Minister’s $50M Travel Bill irks Jamaicans,

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

Hitched In High School! Teenagers’ Marriage Stuns Parliamentary Committee. Two high-school students who tied the knot in December last year would have been denied the opportunity to become man and wife if a recommendation from the Office of the Children’s Advocate

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 1, 2014

Jamaica On High Alert As Ebola Reaches The US. Jamaica is now on high alert following reports that the deadly Ebola virus has reached the Western world. The Ministry of Health is stepping up its response, monitoring travel, and is affirming

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 11, 2014

‘Jamaica Needs Me’ – Recovering Clarke Has No Intentions Of Leaving Politics Now. Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke has committed to a much healthier lifestyle, including ending his “rum-drinking days”, following surgery at a Florida hospital to alleviate back pains caused by

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 28, 2014

Make Portmore A Parish – Holness. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has called for Portmore to be made Jamaica’s 15th parish… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com ‘Stop Locking Up Persons For Ganja’. Professor Archibald McDonald, principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI),

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The Marijuana Debates

The call to decriminalise marijuana has come from various quarters of Jamaican society over the years, with stated reasons ranging from medicinal value to its use by Rastafarians as a religious sacrament. The debate has again intensified, following the recent move

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