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All You Need To Know About Jamaica

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  • 11/29/18--09:20: Girls Who Know JA
  • Developed in 2017 by 18 year old Chelsea Wright, Girls Who Know JA seeks to provide comprehensive sexuality education to the young people of Jamaica. This movement is led by youth under 20 years old which allows it to connect directly with this target population...

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  • 11/29/18--10:11: Turtle Hatching
  • As the year halts to a close, most Jamaicans are eagerly awaiting the sounds of carols and the sights of Christmas lights. In St. Elizabeth the views are slightly different.

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      Scotiabank announced an agreement to sell its banking operations in nine non-core markets in the Caribbean to Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited. The countries included Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, according to a Scotiabank release. Republic Financial indicated that it will spend a total of US$123 million for the acquisition. “The purchase price represents a US$25 […]

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  • 11/30/18--08:09: Tell Your MP
  • Opening up the political process in this way will take some getting used to, but our entire political system can only gain from giving citizens greater ownership of the entire democratic process—by having a greater say and the much-needed transparency to monitor how their tax dollars are being spent. Julian Robinson MP South East St […]

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  • 12/09/18--20:08: NIR – December 7, 2018
  • While everyone was tracking the arrival of Buju Banton’s plane, an important economic indicator was released by the Bank of Jamaica – the Net International Reserve number. As at the end November 2018, reserves stood at US$2.899 Billion. While that number is still significant, it represents the fourth consecutive decline in reserves. That is the […]

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    New data released from the Jamaica Tourist Board revealed that Long Stay Arrivals were up 3.3% versus October 2017 to reach a new all-time high for the month of 162,552. That is considerable growth given that just 2 years ago, Jamaica was receiving only 135,467 visitors for the month of October. These visitors tend to […]

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    “Farming can be very creative,” said Aika Nakakomi, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer, as she scooped up a handful of compost and sifted it in a plastic barrel cut vertically in half. Creativity began just there, with innovative use of a plastic barrel which, she informed is among other recyclable materials namely plastic containers, […]

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    Jamaica is a land full of history and all sorts of interesting things to learn and know. Here are just a dozen of these things: 1. This town clock’s tower was paid for by one of Jamaica’s German settlers and he designed it to look like a German (Prussian)soldier’s helmet. Lucea. 2. Who said “I […]

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    The inflation rate for the month of November 2018, registered 0.0% – or completely unchanged. This is remarkably, the second unchanged reading of the year (with May being the first) and even more notably, only the second time in at least the last 9 years that STATIN has recorded an unchanged inflation rate for a […]

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    Following in the footsteps of Kaci Fennel and Davina Bennett, this year’s Ms. Universe Jamaica is Emily Sara-Claire Maddison.   Here are five things to know: Emily is just 19 years old. She is a recent graduate from Campion College in Kingston Jamaica. Maddison notes that her youth allows her the opportunity to face each situation […]

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    Government Senator Matthew Samuda says there will be no unfair advantages for manufacturers and distributors under the impending January 1, 2019, single-use plastic ban. He was speaking at a ‘Consumer Talk’ on the ban, hosted by the National Consumers’ League, in association with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), at the Bureau of Standards […]

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    The Management of the Half Way Tree Transport Centre in St Andrew has been transferred from the Port Authority Management Services Limited, a subsidiary of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), to the Transport Authority. The Port Authority Management Services Limited have been moved to the Transport Authority since the change took effect on September 1, […]

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  • 12/18/18--14:43: Outreach Outlet
  • Our aim as an organization is to build a better Jamaica by building those individuals who often have no one to build them. We hope to foster a nation of caregivers with kindness and compassion at the core of who they are. Amanda Johnson Founder Written by Danielle Mullings Amanda Johnson, a student of St. […]

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