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‘Cut Public Sector Jobs’ – IMF

The IMF’s resident representative in Jamaica, Dr. Bert van Selm is recommending that the Simpson Miller administration send home some public workers in order to...

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6 Firearms; Almost 100 Rounds Seized

The police are reporting that they seized six illegal firearms and approximately 1-hundred rounds of ammunition in separate operations on Tuesday. The first operation...

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Greater Opportunities with N’ America – World Bank

The World Bank is encouraging Caribbean countries to pursue greater trade opportunities with North America. In a report released yesterday, the World Bank says the...

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Jamaica Passes 8th IMF Test

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has confirmed that Jamaica has passed the eighth consecutive test under the four year Extended Fund Facility...

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4% Improvement in GSAT Passes – Thwaites

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites says there’s been a 3 to 4% improvement in overall GSAT passes this year, when compared to last year’s results in the...

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US Visa Hold-Up

The US Embassy in Kingston is temporarily unable to print visas, passports and other travel documents. Anyone who applied for these documents after June 8 may not be...

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No Timeline for Relocation – Arscott on Riverbed Residents

Local Government Minister Noel Arscott says no timeline has been given to relocate those individuals who live along or on riverbeds. Earlier this month Prime Minister...

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Hatian-Dominican Deportation Threat Nears

Thousands of Haitians and non-citizens in the Dominican Republic are now standing in long lines across the country in a last-minute bid to secure legal residency. This...

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Consumer Price Index Up O.5% in May

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) says the Consumer Price Index increased by 0.5% for May. STATIN attributes the movement to higher prices for vegetables and...

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GSAT Results This Wednesday

The results for the 2015 GSAT Examination will be released to all Regional Offices on Wednesday afternoon. The Education Ministry is asking Principals to liaise with...