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Bill and Melinda Gates give J$226m to Jamaica's ICT development
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided US$2 million (approximately J$226 million) to finance a project to provide Jamaicans with increased access to ICT services, as well as training to promote personal, organizational ... [...]
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Jamaica puzzled by theft of beach
Police in Jamaica are investigating the suspected theft of hundreds of tons of sand from a beach on the island's north coast. It was discovered in July that 500 truck-loads had been removed outside a planned resort at Coral Spring beach. Detectives say ... [...]
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CVM employees on strike
Employees of  CVM Television are on strike. The employees took protest action on Tuesday, after a decision by the management to make the post of  the chief  union delegate redundant.       Workers, who protested outside CVM's Constant Spring Road... [...]
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Clarendon Custos lauds May Pen Hospital staff
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Custos of Clarendon, William Shagoury, has commended the members of staff of the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon, for consistently providing quality care to the residents of the parish. [...]
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Thousands of Haiti protesters demand president to step down
PORT AU PRINCE, Haïti (AFP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters in Haiti called Tuesday for the resignation of President Michel Martelly, whom they accused of trying to reinstall a dictatorship. [...]
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Japan Ambassador gives lecture on Jamaica/CARICOM relationship
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, HE Yasuo Takase, will this evening make a presentation dubbed 'A lecture on Japan's Foreign Policy: Japan's policy towards Jamaica and CARICOM', at the Kiwanis Club of Kingston meeting in ... [...]
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City Seeks Ideas to Transform Jamaica Garage Into Affordable Housing
The city's Economic Development Corporation will soon release a request for proposals in an effort to develop the 45,000-square-foot site on 168th Street, between Jamaica and Archer avenues, Kyle Kimball, president of the agency, announced at a recent ... [...]
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Haliborange Ebola Facts – NO EBOLA IN JAMAICA
There are NO suspected or confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola virus in Jamaica and the Government is working to keep it that way, undertaking numerous preparedness and response strategies under the multi-agency Ebola Contingency Action Plan. [...]
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Can Jamaica still claim reggae music as its own?
Reggae and Jamaica have been inextricably linked since its origin in the 1960s. The genre of music is considered to be 'the heart and soul' of the country's entertainment landscape and holds an important place in the country's history. Its contribution ... [...]
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Homophobic Violence in Jamaica
In April and June 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) conducted five weeks of field research on violence in Jamaica. The group interviewed 71 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, as well as government officials and other stakeholders. [...]
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OAS hails Jamaica's push for campaign financing reform
Organisation of American States (OAS) Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza addressing last Thursday's sitting of the Jamaica Observer Press Club at the newspaper's head office in Kingston. At left is Jeanelle van GlaanenWeygel, the representative ... [...]
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Ebola surveilance could cause delays at airports – Ministry of Health
Jamaica's Ministry of  Health is advising that persons leaving and entering the island during the Christmas period may encounter delays, due to Ebola surveillance procedures at airports.      Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson is therefore appealing for... [...]
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Man remanded for attempting to bribe officer
A 34-year-old man, who is accused of bribing an officer of the law to avoid ganja charges, was remanded in custody when he appeared in ... [...]
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$22 MILLION worth of cell phones
A man, who is accused of stealing $22,000,000 worth of cellular phones from the Kingston Wharves, was further remanded in custody when ... [...]
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