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Earth Today | Resilience building a must for Caribbean islands in a COVID-19 world
CARIBBEAN ISLANDS should give attention to climate change and disasters, as part of their sustainable development agenda, even as they adjust to life with COVID-19. “Climate change and disasters must be prioritised,” noted Therese Turner-Jones,... - 2020-07-02 00:16:11
Earth Today | UWI turns spotlight on COVID-19 and the environment
CARIBBEAN STAKEHOLDERS, among them academics and representatives from the private sector, recently got together to bring into sharp focus the need to prioritise a look at the linkages between COVID-19 and the environment. The occasion was a... - 2020-07-02 00:13:22
‘Football can wait’ - CFU president calls for patience amid COVID-19 concerns
President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Randolph Harris said it will be very difficult for football to return to the region under the current coronavirus pandemic. Speaking during Tuesday’s Caribbean Broadcasting Union online seminar on... - 2020-07-02 00:10:08
UN demands halt to key global conflicts to tackle COVID-19
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council demanded an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in key conflicts including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo on Wednesday to tackle COVID-19 in its first... - 2020-07-01 17:17:36
 
 

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August Town 'hit man' arrested at hotel in The Bahamas
Bahamian police are reporting that a notorious Jamaican gangster has been captured in Grand Bahama. According to the Bahamian authorities, shortly after 12 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a team of officers led an intelligence-... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Teen accused of stabbing sister to death
The Hanover police have taken a teenager into custody in connection with the stabbing death of his sister, in Johnson Town, Lucea, Hanover, on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Olebia Sinclair, otherwise called 'Chrisanna...

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Utility companies pay out $87 million for breaches
Jamaica's utility companies paid out $87 million for service breaches during the January to March...

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Three ways the Caribbean can strengthen financing for private companies
by Therese Turner-Jones Growing up in The Bahamas, I remember my grandmother's asue. There weren't any banks where she lived on the island of Inagua, and even if there had been, it wasn't customary for women to frequent them. To adapt, women (and sometimes men) formed their own informal savings groups, known as asues. As her […]

Learning about Jamaica's Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains
by Anaitée Mills Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into "land of wood and water" but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? The Forestry Department figured out a way to teach enthusiastic hikers about the state of […]

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Measures being implemented to address high electricity bills concerns
The Ministry of Energy and the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) have agreed that more will be done to address customers' concerns about high electricity bills. This position was reached following presentations to the...
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50 YEARS IN HOW ONE COMPANY CHANGED THE FACE OF AN INDUSTRY
On June 1, 1970, planes streaked across the Jamaican skies, trailing banners that read Life of Jamaica For a Better Life, announcing to the Jamaican people the birth of a company that would revolutionize the local insurance and financial landscape. Read more in the Firstlook»

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