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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… Read more ›
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6 Things You Need To Know Today- June 2, 2016 - General Practitioners Say Zika Cases Numerous, Want Change To Reporting Of Virus. Some of  Jamaica’s general practitioners are urging the Government to review the reporting mechanisms of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease, in light of what they claim is the… Read more ›
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6 Things You Need To Know Today- June 1, 2016 - Stormy Defiance – Residents In Flood-Prone Areas Vow To Wait Out Hurricane Season. If weather experts are on target in their predictions for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, communities, including those along the country’s coastline, must brace themselves for a tempestuous… Read more ›
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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 31,2016 - Conductor In Fatal Bus Crash To Face Manslaughter Charges. Thirty-six-year-old Rohan Robinson of Galina, St Mary, is expected to be charged with five counts of manslaughter as a result of last Friday’s accident on the Llandovery main road in St Ann. Robinson… Read more ›
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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 28, 2016 - Lockdown Threat – Private Children’s Homes Lobby For Increased Subvention As Many Face Closure. As Child Month comes to a close, the Private Children’s Homes Association (PCHA) has revealed that a majority of the 50 facilities that fall under its umbrella… Read more ›
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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 27, 2016 - We Will Rise, Says Wisynco Boss After Massive Warehouse Fire. Wisynco chairman William Mahfood has described yesterday as a “very sad day” for his company, following a massive fire at its Lakes Pen warehouse in St Catherine. However, Mahfood said his entity… Read more ›
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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 25, 2016 - Housing Stimulus – Holness Announces New NHT Policy Targeting Low-Income Earners. LOW-INCOME earners will, effective July 1, have the opportunity to borrow up to $4.89 million per contributor, or $9.8 million jointly, from the National Housing Trust (NHT) to purchase a… Read more ›
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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 24, 2016 - Health Push For Labour Day. If the walls of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital could talk, they would probably be expressing profuse gratitude to members of the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation following a massive clean-up exercise that took place there yesterday…Read more… Read more ›
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5 Facts: Jamaica’s 11th and 12th IMF Reviews - The IMF has concluded Jamaica’s 11th and 12th tests under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement. As previously reported, the 11th and 12th tests were done jointly due to delays caused by the February 25th general election. Here are 5… Read more ›
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Estimates of Tax Revenue 2016/2017 - The infographic shows the change in estimated tax revenues (2016/17) over tax receipts (2015/16) as per the 2016/17 Budget documents laid in Parliament. Below find a table listing the estimates of tax revenues for each category of taxes collected by… Read more ›
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