Spot ‘funny money’ for Carnival

Spot ‘funny money’ for Carnival

By JULIEN NEAVES Newsday IF you are worried about receiving “funny money” this Carnival a representative from the British company that prints Trinidad and Tobago’s currency says that local counterfeiters are not very sophisticated and there are easy steps to spotting a fake bills. Regional manager for De La Rue, world’s largest integrated commercial banknote […]

World Bank grants US$12m to assist early-childhood development

MORE THAN 300,000 children in Jamaica are expected to benefit from expanded and improved early-childhood development programme, as a result of US$12 million in additional funding approved by the World Bank’s board of executive directors. Additional funds will contribute to improve parenting, care and school readiness for children from zero to six; as well as […]

Labour Minister wants Visa waived for farm workers

By Gerald V. Paul Jamaica’s Labour Minister Derrick Kellier has appealed to the Canadian Government to lift the visa requirement for seasonal farm workers in Canada. Kellier made the request to High Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica Robert Ready at the opening of the annual review meeting for the Canada’s Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural programme being […]

Anti-Gang Bill being debated

By Jasminee Sahoye CASTRIES, St Lucia – Legislation to amend sections of the Anti-Gang Bill in St Lucia will be debated this Thursday in the Senate as the government moves to tackle the emergency of criminal gangs. Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony said it was important for criminals in St Lucia to get the strong […]

Stopped by a cop? There's an APP for that

By Gerald V. Paul So, when you are stopped by a cop, go for the phone with the app: Cop Watch, Toronto. Released last week in iTunes, costing 99 cents, it’s an attempt to reduce violence in the community and give citizens a little more control. It has been created by Darren Baptiste. “Sadly, it’s […]

RBC sells Jamaican operations to Sagicor

Royal Bank of Canada Wednesday said it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) Limited and RBTT Securities Jamaica Limited to Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited. It said the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and is expected to be finalized in the coming months. “Consistent with […]

Apology to Rachel Decoste, Mark Persaud

In May 2013, we posted a letter to the editor headlined “When you commit a crime, your race matters” in our Politics section. The letter was wrongly attributed to prominent attorney Mark Persaud, when in fact the author was Rachel Decoste, originally published in the Huffington Post. We apologise to both Mr Persaud and Ms […]

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