Tag: Ministry of Finance and Planning

6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 28, 2016

Growth Council Seeking 5% GDP Growth In Next Four Years. Business mogul Michael Lee Chin, who was yesterday named chairman of the Government’s Economic Growth Council (EGC), has pledged to work tirelessly with council members and other Jamaican stakeholders to achieve

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 24, 2016

Schools To Close, But Buses To Roll Tomorrow. Schools across the country will be closed tomorrow, public transportation will roll out as usual, though progressively slower, and commercial activities are expected to be less than brisk in some places… Read more

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

Bauxite Job Cuts – Massive Redundancy To Hit Noranda Workers In January. More than 30 per cent of employees at the Noranda Bauxite Company in St Ann could be out of a job come early next year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 18, 2015

‘Frightening’ – St James Murders Top 200, Mobay Chamber Boss Wants Cops To Do More To Stem Violence In West. With St James crossing the 200-murder mark this calendar year, business leaders have suggested that more creative steps be taken to

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Celebrating Jamaica Civil Service Week

A civil servant, otherwise called a public servant, is a person in the public sector employed for a government department or agency. Starting today, civil servants across Jamaica will be celebrated during Jamaica Civil Service Week, which has been observed

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

Electoral Commission Of Jamaica To Propose Legislation For Same-Day Voting. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) will shortly be recommending legislative changes for the holding of general and local government elections on the same day… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Jamaica Constabulary

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 24, 2015

No Need To Worry About Kick ‘Em Jenny – Lyew-Ayee. The impact of any tsunami (giant sea wave) caused by an eruption of Kick ’em Jenny, the underwater volcano located eight kilometres north of Grenada, would in all likelihood be evident

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 8, 2015

Heat On Commish! – Public Unimpressed With Top Cop Rating Of Himself. New crime-fighting chief Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has been accused of overreaching and overrating himself even as Jamaicans are being urged to give him more time to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 5, 2015

No Room In Private Sector For Displaced Government Workers. Chief Executive Officer of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Dennis Chung, has warned that there is no place in the sector for displaced, untrained public-sector workers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 3, 2015

Job Losses Ahead – Unemployment Looms For 15,000 Public Sector Workers If Gov’t Bows To Wage Demands. The Government calculates that up to 15,000 public-sector employees could lose their jobs if it yields to the demands of the police and other

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