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Ackee & Saltfish Ranks 2nd Most Favorite Food

Jamaica’s very own national dish, Ackee & Saltfish, is ranked second on a list of 10 favorite or national dishes which are popular with residents and forms part of a country’s identity. National Geographic, which did the rankings, says such dishes are an essential experience for visitors. Heading the list of popular or national dishes are hamburgers, identified with the ...

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Kaci Fennell Makes Yahoo’s Celebrity Photo of The Day

Miss Universe Jamaica, Kaci Fennell, on Wednesday, was featured in Yahoo’s celebrity photo of the day. Kaci posted the update below on her Facebook page.. “Look who’s in the center of Yahoo Celebrity #PhotoOftheDay! Nuh Kim big ‘daughta’. Lol #MissJamica #MissUniverse #TeamKaci #Fenmade”

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Gas Prices To Go Down By $3.03

Effective tomorrow 87 and 90 octane gasoline will be sold by Petrojam for $88.90 and $90.56 per litre respectively, down down by $3.03. Automotive diesel fuel will be sold for $90.84 per litre following a decrease of $3.56, while ultra-low sulphur diesel will go down by $1.86, and will be sold for $99.38 per litre. Kerosene oil will decrease in ...

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JDF Soldiers To Get New-Look Uniform

When next you see a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier in operation, he will be in a new-look uniform. The JDF is expected to unveil, today, a new digital combat uniform (DCU) to replace the existing disrupted pattern material (DPM) camouflage uniform that it has worn since 1992. The new uniform, which the JDF says will become standard issue tomorrow, ...

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DHL Opens $30-m Call Centre in Jamaica

Courier service DHL Jamaica has set up a $30-million call centre that employs 20 new staff. The Caribbean Telesales Centre started operations on Monday with the remit of seeking new business from 26 countries in the Caribbean. “It’s all about selling on the phone. So we do all the inbound and outbound [calls] where we are selling… DHL services,” stated ...

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Detroit Crowns The VW Golf The Car of The Year

The Volkswagen Golf was named North American car of the year at the Detroit auto show yesterday, while Ford picked up the honours in the truck category. The Golf saw off fierce competition from the Ford Mustang and Hyundai Genesis to take the prestigious award at the North American International Auto Show in a resurgent Detroit. Ford’s F-150 pick-up triumphed ...

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Jamaica Has The Most Women Managers Globally

A new study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found that Jamaica has the highest proportion of women managers, globally. The study released in Geneva today also found that while women are still under-represented in top management, the number of women in senior and middle management positions has increased over the past 20 years. The study entitled ‘Women in ...

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Barbados High School Bans Natural Hairstyle

“My daughter’s hair style was considered too flamboyant and unsettling for school. At assembly the students were told twist outs are not appropriate for school”. An online petition in Barbados that has gotten over 500 signatures is protesting the school’s decision to outlaw the ‘twist-out’ hairstyle often worn by girls and women with natural hair. The twist-out hairstyle is untwisted, ...

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JPS Bills To Reduce This Month Due To Oil Prices

Customers of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) will see a further reduction in electricity bills this month. The latest cut is as a result of the electricity company passing on the reduction in fuel costs. This comes just after a determination by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) that JPS should cut electricity rates by 1% to 5%. The ...

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The West Indies Historically Defeats South Africa

West Indies went 2-0 up in the three-match Twenty/20 International series against South Africa yesterday at the Wanderers Ground, with a record breaking batting performance, achieving the highest run chase in the relatively short history of the 20 overs-a-side version of the game. Set 232 to win, the West Indians blazing their way to 236/6, stunning the South African players ...

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