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876 and 658: The history behind Jamaica’s area code

Jamaica has a new area code: 658. It became necessary for Jamaica to get an additional Numbering Plan Area (NPA) code, commonly called an area code, as the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), which is responsible for Numbering Administration in Jamaica, moves

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876 and 658: All You Need To Know About Jamaica’s New Area Code

Two important developments were recently announced by the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) in Jamaica: Jamaica got another area code – 658 Ten-digit dialing will become mandatory in the island for local calls on May 31, 2018 The big question

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 12, 2016

Growth Delay – Vaz Appeals For Patience, Says Council’s Report May Be Ready Today. The Economic Growth Council (EGC) missed its August 31 deadline to submit its plans for growing the economy, but Daryl Vaz, the Government’s point man on investments,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 19, 2016

Good As GOLD – Two Down, One To Go. There, will never be another like him, and as the Jamaican sprinter closed another chapter of a book coated in gold, he became the first in what, for him, was also a

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 11, 2016

Royal Mess – Probe Launched Into Collapse At Hotel Construction Site In Negril. Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to yesterday’s collapse of decking at the Blue Diamond Royalton

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 19, 2016

Power Probe – JPS Responds To Demands For Info On Blackout From Energy Minister And Regulator. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) yesterday indicated that it would submit a preliminary report, demanded by Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley and the Office

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

Parties Flagged – Inaction Pushes Political Ombudsman To Seek Police, NSWMA Aid In Removing Paraphernalia. Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says she is unhappy that the general secretaries of the two major political parties have, to date, failed to take steps

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 26, 2015

Murders Near 800 – Ja Records 20% Jump Over Corresponding Period Last Year. Figures obtained by The Gleaner show that 775 persons were reported killed up to Monday, a 20 per cent increase when compared with the 643 murders reported over

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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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