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Jamaica to set up cyber incident response team
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Jamaica will be establishing a Cyber Incident Response Team as it moves to strengthen the country's virtual security platform. Technical assistance and support for the project will come from the International Telecoms Union ... [...]
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Jazz & Blues signs Mariah Carey
"Welcoming Mariah Carey to Jamaica's shores is truly exciting and we are extremely pleased to announce this iconic star as our headline act for 2015," festival producer Walter Elmore said yesterday. "Her agreeing to perform on our stage is a testament ... [...]
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Can Jamaica Plain businesses go carcinogen free?
When Myra Vargas and her husband took over a dry-cleaning business in Jamaica Plain last spring, they had to make a tough decision: whether to use a common chemical called perchloroethylene, known as perc, or institute a costly change. Vargas knew ... [...]
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Jamaica sends 175-member team to CAC Games
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica will send 135 athletes and 40 officials to the XXII Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games to be held in Veracruz, Mexico from November 14-30. The announcement was made by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) at ... [...]
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Jamaica vows to stick by economic pledges, minister says
Jamaica has already passed five IMF reviews of the loan, but strict conditions such as achieving a budget surplus and freezing wages for government workers have been hard to bear for a population with a per capita income the World Bank calculates at ... [...]
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UPDATE: Court awards former PM $12 million in defamation suit
The Supreme Court on Thursday awarded former Prime Minster P.J Patterson $12.5 million in damages in the libel case against Nationwide News Network and its head Cliff Hughes. The amount could skyrocket to $20-million when costs are added. The award resulted from a story aired in 2009 that... [...]
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"Naturally disappointed" – Cliff Hughes responds to loss
Cliff Hughes, CEO of Nationwide News Network (NNN), having lost the libel suit brought against him and his organization by P.J Patterson, former Prime Minister, expressed disappointment at the outcome of the case on Thursday. "Our lawyers will be examining the written judgment and we will... [...]
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SEIZED CAR STOLEN FROM COPS
A taxi operator, who allegedly stole his motor vehicle from the parking lot of a police station, had his bail extended in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. [...]
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Unidentified body found in Havanna Heights, Clarendon
The circumstances under which the man died are unclear at this time, but the police have theorised that it was as a result of foul play. [...]
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State Minister responds to charges of excessive telephone bill
The following is a statement from Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Arnaldo Brown, acknowledging the high cost of his telephone bill: [...]
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Court rejected Patterson’s $180m claim, Cliff Hughes tweets
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Journalist Cliff Hughes took to social media moments after the court made a multimillion dollar award against him, expressing disappointment in the ruling but happy the initial sum was rejected. [...]
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Noisey Jamaica II: Alkaline, Notnice, Portmore and Popcaan's Mom – Episode 5/6
In this episode of Noisey Jamaica, we meet travel to Portmore to meet the man behind some of Popcaan and Vybz Kartel's main songs, the producer Notnice. Then we go into Kingston to meet Alkaline, a rising star of dancehall. Did he really tattoo his ... [...]
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The Asianisation to Jamaica
RECENTLY, while travelling and shopping in some of Jamaica's major towns, it became shockingly clear that the cream of the nation's retail and wholesale business sector are owned by Asians. Many of whom speak or understand only few words of English. [...]
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Norfolk farmer receives high honour in Jamaica
Jericho-area berry grower Gary Cooper traveled to Jamaica recently to receive a civilian honour from that country's Governor-General. Cooper, centre, displays the letter from Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Miller notifying him of the award. At left is ... [...]
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