Tag: West Kingston

A Closer Look at All Jamaica’s States of Emergency

Did You Know? Since its Independence in 1962, Jamaica has had a total of six states of emergency. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about them: Since Independence, Jamaica has experienced a total of seven states of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 15, 2016

TIVOLI APOLOGY – Holness To Apologise In Parliament For Deadly May 2010 Operation. The Government is to offer an apology to residents of west Kingston over the operation by the security forces in the area in May 2010, which left dozens

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 5, 2016

‘PNP Needs Structure’ – Former General Secretary Disappointed With How Party Affairs Being Handled. The growing consensus among Comrades appears to be that the People’s National Party (PNP) is in need of renewal, with the latest to add a voice to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- June 3, 2016

$100m ZIKV Bite – Government Not Sure How Widespread Zika Is, Allocates More Money For Response. Although millions of dollars more is to be spent on the anti-Zika campaign, there is still no clear picture as to how many Jamaicans are

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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 – June 16, 2015

Students Traumatised As Violence Grips West Kingston. Students of all ages were hit hard yesterday as the death toll continued to rise in the ongoing warfare battering west Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com PM Thanks Diaspora, Seeks Brand Jamaica Support. Prime Minister

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 22, 2015

Justice Not Blind – West Kingston Woman Awarded $50m After Security Forces’ Bullet Robbed Her Of Sight. A WestKingston woman has been awarded close to $50 million in damages almost 14 years after a bullet, believed to have been fired

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 29, 2015

Shocker – Parish Councils Owe $3b In JPS Bills. Several parish councils across the island, up to March, owed the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) almost $3 billion for street lighting and other general electricity costs… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dennis Brown

Today is the birthday of Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Emmanuel Brown. Unfortunately, Jamaica and indeed the world, lost this musical treasure far too soon, as he died on July 1, 1999 at the age of 42. He had been battling

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 19, 2015

Price Cut Pipe Dream. Light and power provider, the Jamaica Public Service Company, yesterday warned that customers could be forced to shoulder more than five times the US$15-million price tag they are already set to underwrite for the conversion upgrade of the

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