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Clear as Crystal Punch: The History of Piped Water in Jamaica

A little known fact is that Jamaica is one of the first nations in the Western Hemisphere to develop a piped water supply system. From as early as 1766, Roger Hope Elleston, owner of the Hope Estate, constructed an open aqueduct

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What’s Right With Jamaica? Superior Water Quality

This week, we feature the Yallahs River in St Thomas, which is a major source of potable water in Jamaica. Why does this matter? Because Jamaica’s drinking water is among the best quality in the world. The nation has won, for

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

Ready For Matthew – Gov’t Says It’s Prepared For Hurricane, Jamaicans Urged To Store Water. The Government late last night declared that it was prepared to deal with the impending passage of Matthew, which yesterday afternoon, became the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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

Hanna Misled – CDA Accused Of Giving Minister Wrong Info On Removal Of State Wards. Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna has indicated that the Child Development Agency (CDA) gave her misleading information that the manager of the Sunshine Child Care

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List Of Credit Unions In Jamaica

The final part in our three part series for International World Credit Union Day, here is a list of credit unions in Jamaica: EduCom CU B.J. Staff CCU Broadcast and Allied Services CCU Community & Workers of Jamaica (C&WJ) CCU

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 6, 2015

ECJ Wants Sole Power To Change Election Date Under Certain Circumstances. The Cabinet could be stripped of the power to propose new dates for general elections in certain circumstances if Parliament agrees to a recommendation from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 4, 2015

Election Funds Scarce For Rookie MPs, Caretakers. Aspirants on both sides of the political divide say they are facing stiff challenges in accessing millions of dollars required to run an effective election campaign, and are forced to become creative to keep

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 14, 2015

Another Toll Hike – Massive Rate Increase Planned For North-South Link. The Government has revealed an intention to increase toll rates on the North-South Highway, at the Mount Rosser toll plaza, by as much as 80 per cent… Read more at

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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 – August 4, 2015

Relief – No New Water Restrictions, Says NWC. The National Water Commission (NWC) has indicated that it will not be introducing any new water restriction even as the drought continues to hold the country in a vice grip… Read more at

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