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More J’cans Believe Country Is Headed In Right Direction

More Jamaicans believe the country is heading in the right direction than those who say it’s not, that’s the finding of the Nationwide Bluedot poll. With concerns about the economy no longer among the biggest problems facing the country, more Jamaicans believe the island is heading in the right direction …

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Grange Calls On J’cans To Help End Gender-based Violence

Gender Minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, is calling on all Jamaicans to get involved in the push to end gender-based violence. Minister Grange made the plea as she condemned the most recent acts of domestic violence in which Suzanne Easy of Portmore, St Catherine, and Nevia Sinclair of Nain in St. …

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‘JLP 1.5 Income Tax Break Has Hurt More J’cans Than Those It Has Benefited’

Home Politics ‘JLP 1.5 Income Tax Break Has Hurt More J’cans Than Those It Has Benefited’ – Robinson Politics By Abka Fitz-HenleyJan 14, 2020, 15:39 pm 6 PNP General Secretary, Julian Robinson, is alleging that there’s evidence that the JLP-administration’s 1-point-5 income tax break plan has hurt more Jamaicans than …

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J’cans See Crime, Unemployment & Corruption As Biggest Issues Affecting Country

Crime, unemployment and corruption are the biggest problems facing the country. Meanwhile, a plurality of 46 per cent of Jamaicans have no confidence that either Prime Minister Andrew Holness or Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, can manage the problem that’s driving fear in the country. That’s one of the findings …

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Blind J’cans glad for new phone technology | News

Daemion McLean says the roll-out of a voice-enabled smartphone “has returned a semblance” of independence to blind and visually impaired people. McLean, chairman of the board of directors for the Jamaica Society for the Blind, made the comment while speaking at a recent meeting of the organisation, which was attended …

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National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons Calls On J’cans To Help End Deadly Trade

National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Diahann Gordon Harrison’s appealing to Jamaicans to play their part in ending the deadly trade. She says there’s been relatively low awareness among the general population concerning human trafficking. Meanwhile, Mrs Gordon Harrison says following recent collaboration with the British High Commission they’ve completed …

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J’Cans Perish in Suspected Arson in Ohio, USA, on New Year’s Day

Three Jamaicans perished in a fire in South East Columbus, Ohio in the United States on New Year’s Day. One of the victims is a 2-year-old girl. The toddler and with her parents died in the fire late last evening. The adults are 33-year-old Nerissa Distan and 42-year-old Gary Morris. …

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More Than 2000 J’Cans Benefit from SDC Job Creation in 2019

Minister of Local Government Desmond, McKenzie says more than two-thousand Jamaicans benefited from social and grant assistance programmes administered by the Social Development Commission SDC in 2019. He made the disclosure at a recent press briefing at the Ministry’s offices in Kingston. Minister McKenzie says the SDC was instrumental in developing …

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More J’cans Sending Tips To Crime Stop

Executive Director of National Integrity Action, NIA, Professor Trevor Munroe, says he’s encouraged by the number of useful tips received by Crime Stop which has doubled. The NIA boss disclosed that the monthly average number of tips received for the first nine months of 2016 and 2017 was 100.  He …

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11 J’cans Were Murdered Between Christmas Eve and December 27

Despite the holiday period, the bloodletting across the island has continued with 11 people being murdered between Christmas Eve and today. Police reports suggest that two people were murdered on Christmas Day. The first occurred in the early morning in Point Hill District, St. Catherine. Police reports are that about …

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