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  • Jamaica-born novelist up for Booker fiction prize
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    A novel by Jamaican-born Marlon James is among 13 contenders for the 50,000-pound (US$78,000) Booker Prize for fiction. James' 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' was shortlisted from 156 entries, making him the first Jamaica-born Book [...]
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    Jamaican Artistes touring Europe
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    Artists, musicians and dancers are now in Europe to showcase Jamaican art, tradition and style by taking part in a cultural exchange known as the 'UP! United Purpose Tour' project. Some 11 creative people, along with social enterprise found [...]
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    Jerusalem gay pride stabbing suspect remanded
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    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli police say an anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist suspected of stabbing revelers at Jerusalem's gay pride parade has appeared in court. [...]
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    Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
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    LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday. [...]
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    Man in wheel chair pleads guilty drug find
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    Terrick Virgo, 32 of  a Kingston address was charged with possession of, dealing in and... [...]
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    Despite anti-gay fears, Jamaica announces first Pride …
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    Although the country is internationally known for its persecution of the LGBT community, Jamaica will celebrate its first Pride event next week. [...]
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    One-y-o attacked for mom
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    A St James man accused of fracturing a one-year-old child's skull with a board during an argument with the child's mother... [...]
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    Johnnie Walker onboard for Caribbean Amateur Golf Classics
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    KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Johnnie Walker whiskey brand that is synonymous with golf, is once again coming to the forefront as they have partnered with the Jamaica Golf Association to stage the 59th Caribbean Amateur Golf Classics (CAGC) which tee [...]
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    Cuban migrants reach upscale Florida Keys: report
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    MIAMI, United States (AFP) – Five Cuban migrants landed in an upscale town in the Florida Keys earlier this week, after making the treacherous crossing in a rustic open boat, the Miami Herald reported Thursday. [...]
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    Investing in Jamaica – A Diaspora Perspective
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    I often receive emails from people living in the Diaspora who express their commitment to this country, and share their concerns for it. Recently, an overseas reader asked me to recommend some investment solutions that would be appropriate for ... [...]
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    Crackdown on Illegal Dollar Vans Urged in Jamaica
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    QUEENS — City Council legislation to rein in the "Wild West commuter van industry" would increase first-time violations to $3,000 and cap the number of "dollar vans," which have plagued downtown Jamaica for years, lawmakers said [...]
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    Jamaica's Rudy Austin has to leave UK under FA's new work permit rules
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    The Jamaica international Austin, 30, was released by Leeds United at the end of last season and Wednesday had appeared to have won the race for his signature. But Austin, who spent three seasons at Leeds and turned down a £500,000 move to Wigan&nbs [...]
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    Brand Jamaica to be showcased at 'Emancipendence' celebrations
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    Black, gold and green shall run the streets of Jamaica for the islandwide 'Emancipendence' celebrations, as the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) implores all Jamaica, including the rural communities, to partake in the festivit [...]
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    PM heads to NY to give perspective on security threats facing Ja, C’bean
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    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will on Thursday address a special United Nations (UN) Open Debate on Peace and Security Challenges Facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the UN Headquarters in New York. [...]
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