Friday, February 23, 2018

Hindus Urge Jamaica to Deny Japan’s Okinoshima Island UNESCO Heritage Status Unless Women Allowed

Hindus are urging the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, whose 41st session is meeting in Krakow (Poland) on July 2-12, not to endorse Okinoshima Island of Japan for the World Heritage Site status, unless women are also permitted on this Island.
 
“Okinoshima Island and Related Sites in Munakata Region”, where the women are not allowed to set foot and which is on the Tentative List under Japan in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention since 2009, would reportedly be on the agenda of this Committee session for nomination to World Heritage List.

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15 Primary Schools Awarded for Performance in Japanese-Developed Maths Programme

Calculation Time Japan Jamaica

Last week, (Thursday, March 23), fifteen primary schools from across Jamaica, were awarded by JPS shareholder, Marubeni, for their commendable performance in the Japanese-developed Mathematics programme - “Calculation Time.” 

The programme, which is a collaborative effort between the Government of Japan and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI), was designed to assist students at the primary level to gain a better understanding of Maths, with the aid of games, toys, music, dots and other non-traditional tools.

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JN Bank Issues Diaspora CD

Maureen Hayden-Carter

Jamaicans living overseas now have a new opportunity to invest in their country, while getting good returns, through JN Bank’s innovative JN Diaspora Certificate of Deposit (CD).

Maureen Hayden-Cater, managing director, JN Bank, said a portion of the interest earned by the certificate of deposit will be used to fund small business growth in Jamaica.  The JN Diaspora CD's, available in the United Kingdom, United States of America, and Canadian currencies, go on the market on March 17.  

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