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JAMAICA reports an increase in visitor arrivals from Russia

JAMAICA reports an increase in visitor a…

MONTEGO BAY,  September 14, 2019 - The Ministry of Tourism is reporting an increase in arrivals from Russia. Senior Advisor and Strategist, Delano Seiveright, said that just under 3,000 Russian...

14-09-2019 Hits:10 Tourism

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JAMAICA | Jamaica’s first Global Centre for Medical Cannabis Therapy opens in Negril

JAMAICA | Jamaica’s first Global Centre …

NEGRIL, Westmoreland, Jamaica, September 13, 2019 – Jamaica has made a bold step towards capitalizing on the medicinal and revenue earning potential of medicinal cannabis. Medical Cannabis Therapy is now...

14-09-2019 Hits:214 Health

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Twitter blocks accounts of Raúl Castro and Cuban state-run media outlets

Twitter blocks accounts of Raúl Castro a…

Twitter on Wednesday blocked the accounts of the Cuban Communist party leader Raúl Castro, his daughter Mariela Castro as well as Cuba’s top state-run media outlets, a move the Cuban...

13-09-2019 Hits:31 Caribbean

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JAMAICA | Explain Decision to close the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica ! says Paulwell

JAMAICA | Explain Decision to close the …

KINGSTON, Jamaica. September 13, 2019: The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of Mining and Energy, Mr. Phillip Paulwell wants both Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Energy Minister Flaval Williams...

13-09-2019 Hits:39 Energy

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Africa’s Catholic churches face competition and a troubled legacy as they grow

Africa’s Catholic churches face competit…

Pope Francis has completed his seven-day tour of three African countries: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. It was a significant trip for a number of reasons.

12-09-2019 Hits:14 Lifestyle

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Will a vegetarian diet increase your risk of stroke?

Will a vegetarian diet increase your ris…

A UK study finding vegetarianism is associated with a higher risk of stroke than a meat-eating diet has made headlines around the world. The study, published in the British Medical...

12-09-2019 Hits:20 Health

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U.S. denies protective status to Bahamas hurricane evacuees

U.S. denies protective status to Bahamas…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not give temporary protected immigration status to people from the Bahamas who evacuated after the archipelago was battered by a Category 5 hurricane...

12-09-2019 Hits:30 Caribbean

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A French ‘Windrush’? When French Caribbeans were treated as second-class citizens

A French ‘Windrush’? When French Caribbe…

The ongoing “Windrush” scandal continues to dominate the news in the UK. We have been scandalised by the appalling treatment of people from the Commonwealth Caribbean who were encouraged to...

12-09-2019 Hits:18 Lifestyle

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Ethiopia’s new year offers a chance to unite the country

Ethiopia’s new year offers a chance to u…

Meskerem is the first month in Ethiopia’s unique 13-month calendar. Ethiopia celebrates its New Year on the first day of Meskerem, which falls on September 12 of the internationally recognised...

12-09-2019 Hits:12 Lifestyle

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JAMAICA | PNP to focus on reconciliation and party unity

JAMAICA | PNP to focus on reconciliation…

KINGSTON, Jamaica September 11, 2019 - Jamaica’s opposition Peoples National Party is taking steps to unify the party and to focus on reconciliation, following what president Dr. Peter Phillips called...

11-09-2019 Hits:48 Politics

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MEXICO | US Must Stop Guns From Reaching Mexico: Foreign Minister

MEXICO | US Must Stop Guns From Reaching…

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard held a meeting Tuesday with U.S. Vicepresident Mike Pence and Senior advisor Jared Kushner where he called for the U.S. to implement gun controls to freeze the...

11-09-2019 Hits:33 Latin America

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ISRAEL | Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders Slam Netanyahu's Vow of Annexation

ISRAEL | Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders Slam…

U.S. progressive leaders Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to annex parts of occupied West Bank if he is re-elected in next week’s elections. 

11-09-2019 Hits:44 World News

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BAHAMAS | Bahamians Could Be Denied US Entry Due to Trump's Migration Policy

BAHAMAS | Bahamians Could Be Denied US E…

Hundreds of Bahamian evacuees currently in Nassau, Great Abaco, and Florida expressed Monday their intentions of migrating to the United States due to the scarce probability of reconstruction and unlikely effective action from authorities in their homeland, yet due to...

11-09-2019 Hits:18 Diaspora

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CHILE | Chile's 9/11 Coup: Salvador Allende's Last Words

CHILE | Chile's 9/11 Coup: Salvador Alle…

Leftist former Chilean President Salvador Allende gave his last speech to the nation while the presidential palace was surrounded by the coup plotters led by Augusto Pinochet's command.

11-09-2019 Hits:29 Latin America

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JAMAICA | Tourism Industry Continues to Record Growth

JAMAICA | Tourism Industry Continues to …

KINGSTON,  September 10, 2019 - Jamaica's tourism industry continues to record unprecedented growth, with a 9.1 per cent increase in stopover arrivals for the first eight months of 2019.

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JAMAICA | JISCO/Alpart Alumina Plant to close for refurbishing

JAMAICA | JISCO/Alpart Alumina Plant to …

KINGSTON, September 10, 2019 -  Mining Minister Robert Montague says the JISCO/Alpart plant in Nain, St. Elizabeth  is to be shut down halting alumina production and to focus on  refurbishing...

10-09-2019 Hits:39 Business & Economy

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