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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 12, 2014

‘Proceed Until Apprehended’ – JTA Tells Teachers Ignore Education Ministry’s Master Book List. The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has instructed the nation’s teachers to disregard the Ministry of Education’s master book list, continue operating as they have been, and if they

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

On Target – Transport Minister Says Goat Islands Project On Track – Draft Agreement To Go Before Cabinet Month End. Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies now has his hands on the framework agreement which Cabinet will use to determine whether to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 7, 2014

Corrections Department Admits No Pharmacists In Prisons – Says It Is Actively Seeking Persons To Fill Positions. The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has confirmed a Sunday Gleaner report that it does not have a pharmacist on staff to dispense medication

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 6, 2014

Job Cuts Considered As Minimum Wage Increases. The increase in minimum wage takes effect today, amid concerns about the preparedness of employers to embrace the change and the impact of the payout on their budgets… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Bight Betrayal

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 2, 2014

PM Trips For 2013 To Exceed $50 Million. It now appears certain that the Government spent more than $50 million to send Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and her team on foreign trips last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Digicel, Gleaner

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 11, 2013

Real ‘Man A Yaad’ – Holness Clobbers Shaw To Remain JLP Leader. The delegates of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) yesterday spoke loudly and convincingly with their ballots as they cemented incumbent Andrew Holness in the top seat by a majority

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 30, 2013

No Good For Hub: Lobbyists’ Alternatives To Goat Islands Not Viable – Studies. After conducting technical studies in sections of the island, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) rejected sites that would subsequently be suggested by concerned interests as alternatives to the

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Should Jamaica Allow Development On Goat Islands?

The Goat Islands have been among the top news stories in recent weeks, following  the announcement that they are China’s preferred site for the development of a logistics hub in Jamaica. Since then, a number of arguments have arisen regarding

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 9, 2013

PM, Finance Minister To Address The Nation Monday Night.  Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Finance Minister, Dr Peter Phillips will address the nation in a joint broadcast on Monday, February 11.   The Prime Minister and Dr Phillips will update

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