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

OCG Probes PNP – Contractor General Orders Party Bigwigs To Explain Kickback Allegations. The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has stepped into the People’s National Party (PNP) campaign-financing scandal, ordering…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Power Cut, Telecoms Service Loss Force Gov’t

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Reggae Around The World – Europe

Where is the world’s biggest reggae festival held? If you thought that was in Jamaica, then you would have been wrong. Local festivals like Reggae Sumfest and Rebel Salute cannot hold a candle to the likes of Reggae Summer Jam

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 18, 2014

Wrong Target: Anti-Gang Bill Not Aiming At Root Of Crime – Levy. With Parliamentary debate set to continue today on the anti-gang bill, stakeholders are pointing to troubling findings in a recent survey that suggests that the proposed law is likely

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 10, 2014

Preps On Top – Survey Says Private Schools Best At GSAT; Primaries Lagging Behind. If a child was born in rural Jamaica and attends a public school, he or she is more likely to be performing below average on the Grade

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The Story of the Jamaican Bobsled Team

The image above shows one of the first newspaper articles written about Jamaica’s historic 1988 bobsled team of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, and Nelson Stokes, who competed in that year’s Winter Olympics held in Calgary, Canada. As the two-man sled team of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 22, 2014

Prison Schools – Gov’t Study Says Poor-Performing Institutions Produce Most Inmates. Some of Jamaica’s lowest-ranked high schools have been churning out the bulk of misfits, who have ended up in the country’s prisons, a government study has revealed… Read more at

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It’s Official: Jamaica’s Bobsled Team Qualifies for Sochi Games

Below is the text of the official press release from the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation on the team’s qualification: Below is the text of the official press release from the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) on the team’s qualification: The Jamaican Bobsleigh

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120 Memorable Moments In Jamaica In 2013

What a year 2013 has been! There have been many memorable moments, including a fractious political leadership challenge, a new IMF deal, shocking positive drug tests for some of our elite athletes,  international glory and accolades for other sprinting stars

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Industry Update: Overall Arrivals Down 4%

September marks the penultimate month of the Summer Tourist Season. The overall total number of arrivals for the 2013 January to September period was 2,451,183 representing a 4% decline below the 2,548,491 recorded for the corresponding period in 2012. In

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