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Fourteen off to PAN-X Pan Chicken Final Cookoff


Ding Dong and the energetic Ravers Clavers crew From metres away the aroma was unmistakable. Chicken was on the grill. The mesmerising smell and residual smoke served as beacon to passers-by that PAN-X had begun.

PAN-X, the tenth season of CB’s delicious pan chicken competition opened on Saturday at the UDC Car Park in Portmore, St. Catherine dishing 35 mouth-watering variations of distinctly Jamaican pan chicken.  Sampling CB chicken paired with an array of sauces ranging from pineapple, guinep and cantaloupe, coconut, sorrel, beer and other surprise ingredients, attendees to the first regional of PAN-X, hosted by CB had a bellyful.



JPS EBILL Subscriptions Leap by 284% in Under 3 Months


Almost 180,000 JPS customers are now receiving electronic bills (EBILL) exclusively, following a marketing thrust around what the utility describes as the ‘Better Bill’. The heightened focus on converting customers to EBILL comes in response to customer concern about receiving both bills each month. EBILL, which is available within seconds of the customer’s bill being generated and arrives in his/her virtual mailbox days ahead of its ‘traditional mail’ counterpart, has proven to be the medium of choice by customers who were exposed to both with less than 1% of customers that tried EBILL opting to remain with the paper alternative.



Parents Benefit From FHC/CDA Island-wide Workshops


Positive Parenting JamaicaMany parents and guardians have benefited from parenting seminars hosted by the First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union (FHC) in association with the Child Development Agency (CDA) through the campaign series “Positive Parenting: For our Nation’s Sake”.

The campaign launched last month by an MOU signing between the two entities included eight parenting seminars island-wide in areas with high incidences of child abuse cases. The seminars were designed to equip parents with positive parenting techniques in developing better parent-child relationships, highlight their responsibilities under the law, the community’s role in child protection and budgeting for the family.

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