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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 13, 2016

Scrapped – Gov’t Pulls Plug On Controversial $1-Billion Negril Breakwater Project. The decision of the Andrew Holness administration to scrap the controversial billion-dollar Negril Breakwater Project has been described as…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Laws To Be Strengthened To Punish Child Killers

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 2, 2016

Shaw Up To Bat – Next Finance Minister Must Hit Ground Running, Say Economists. Audley Shaw, the man anointed by Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness to take charge of the Ministry of Finance, will have to bat boldly on a sticky wicket

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Meet Your MP – Dr Omar Davies

Transport, Works and Housing Minister Dr Omar Davies is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Andrew Southern. Here are some more facts about him: He was born on May 28, 1947 in Four Paths, Clarendon. A graduate of

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#JaVotes2016 – Meet Your MPs: Kingston

Kingston Central – Rev Ronald Thwaites Education Minister Rev Ronald Thwaites is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Kingston Central. Here are some facts about him: He was born on February 12, 1945, in St Andrew, the son of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 25, 2016

‘Murders In Jamaica Higher Than In Hottest War Zone’. A reputable academic has suggested that the murder wave that has been making its way across Jamaica over the past decades is more devastating than the one-off terrorist attack of September 11,

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MLK’s Three Days In JA

Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. Although it is a US holiday, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr is a global icon and his life and work still mean a lot to people everywhere. As many of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 18, 2016

Juliet Ready To Go – Holness Presented As JLP Candidate For East Rural St Andrew. Declaring that the “I tricked you” era is a thing of the past, the leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) late yesterday threw down the

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#JaVotes2016 – Meet Your MPs: Westmoreland

Dwayne Vaz – Westmoreland Central Young businessman Dwayne Vaz won the by-election to become the Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Central following the death of the much loved Roger Clarke. Here are some more facts about him: He was born on July

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GIS Day – Geographic Information Systems In Jamaica

Today is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, and several local organisations have been making use of this technology to help institutions, companies and other agencies to leverage data when making critical business and planning decisions. See some of these organisations below: MonaGeoinformatics

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#ElectionJa – Meet Your MP: Damion Crawford

State Minister Damion Crawford is the current Member of Parliament for the St Andrew East Rural constituency. He was recently defeated by businessman Peter Blake in a run-off and will no longer be representing the constituency. Here are some facts about him: He is

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