Tag: United Kingdom

What is the Windrush Generation and why does it matter to Jamaica?

  What is the Windrush Generation? The Windrush Generation are the thousands of Caribbean migrants invited to Britain between 1948 and the early 1970s to help rebuild the nation after World War II. Commonwealth citizens living in the United Kingdom

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 1, 2016

Commissioner Of Police Orders Full Investigation Into Alpha Girl Shooting. Gregord O’Conner, driver of a robot taxi in which a 15-year-old second-form student of the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) was travelling when she was shot in the head, allegedly

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 23, 2016

Former High Commissioner To UK Urges Diaspora To Vote To Remain In EU. Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, a former high commissioner of Jamaica to the United Kingdom (UK), has urged Jamaican immigrants in Britain to vote for that country to remain in

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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 – June 8, 2015

Smoking Ganja Is Still Illegal. With the view that there is wide-scale misunderstanding on the rules governing the smoking of ganja in public, some stakeholders believe more needs to be done to clearly outline the new regulations that came into effect

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A Moment In History – Jamaica Is Granted Universal Adult Suffrage

Today’s historical moment is not related to just one parish, but is of national significance. Jamaica was granted full adult suffrage on November 20, 1944. Prior to that, the right to vote was determined by the amount of wealth or property a

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European Reggae Playlist

Earlier this week, we looked at the reggae music scene in several countries in Europe. Today, we present a playlist featuring hits from some of the artistes we mentioned, with iTunes, MySpace and SoundCloud links. Enjoy! The UK Don’t Turn Around

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

Housing Dilemma: Develop Solutions For Low-Income Earners – Former NHT Boss. More discussion is needed on the issue of providing proper housing for low-income earners, according to Earl Samuels, assistant general manager at the Jamaica National Building Society… Read more at

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

Gomes Goes – JFJ Apologises For Sex Education Course, Former Executive Director Quits Board. With concerns mounting yesterday over the involvement of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) in an explicitly worded sex-education programme, the human-rights lobby’s former executive director, Dr Carolyn Gomes,

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Industry Update: Foreigners Stay 9 Nights On Average

Source: Jamaica Tourist Board diG Deeper Click here to see the Motion Chart – Long Stay Arrivals January 2010 to November 2013 Click here to see the Motion Chart –  Cruise Ship Arrivals January 2010 to November 2013 In case

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