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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 20, 2016

  Ganja ATMs! – Port Kiosks To Issue Tourists With Medical Cards To Buy Weed. If the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has its way, Jamaica’s air- and seaports will have kiosks or dedicated desks where visitors can pick up a licence

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 30, 2016

Call For Order – Negril Stakeholders Want Prostitution Regularised. While stopping short of calling for the establishment of a red-light district in the resort town, some business stakeholders in Negril, Westmoreland, want to see prostitution decriminalised and regulated in order to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 29, 2016

Seventh H1N1 Death Confirmed. There has been another H1N1 death. Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton confirmed the death today. This brings the number of influenza A (H1N1) virus related deaths to seven. The Ministry of Health is to issue a detailed update tomorrow, which

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

NSWMA To Purchase New Trucks To Ease Strain On Waste Collection Operations. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is set to purchase 17 new Renault trucks to complement its ageing fleet, even as it seeks to tighten its grip on

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 21, 2014

Honourable Couples – Husbands And Wives Celebrate National Awards. When veteran educator Professor Geraldine Hodelin stepped forward on National Heroes Day 2013 to receive a national honour, she had no idea her husband would just a year later be walking the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 15, 2014

Ready To Rebound – Hylton Claims Country’s Global Business Rankings Set For Massive Improvements. Jamaica’s Industry Minister Anthony Hylton is predicting that the major indices which measure the country’s efficiency at enhancing its business environment will gradually climb as a result

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 14, 2014

Chasing Cheats – Tax Authority Goes After Delinquents. Delinquent taxpayers and dodgers are being put on notice that the State will be coming at them with unrelenting force this year as it seeks to secure revenues due to the national purse…

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 4, 2014

$539.3B Budget – Government Tables Marginally Increased Estimates of Expenditure For New Fiscal Year. Debt and public-sector wages are to account for nearly 70 per cent of the $539.3-billion Budget which was tabled yesterday in the House of Representatives by

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5 Facts – Awarding Government Contracts

The Office of the Contractor General has been in the news recently, following the tabling of two damning reports in Parliament: one concerning junior minister Richard Azan’s actions to facilitate the illegal construction of wooden shops at the Spaldings Market

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 10, 2013

Extortion Menace – Crime On The Rise As Downtown Kingston Returns To Pre-Tivoli-Incursion State. Raging illegality, rampant indiscipline and flagrant criminality that have, again, overtaken the bustling downtown Kingston commercial district have left influential players in the redevelopment exercise troubled… Read

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