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Jamaica and US Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement

KINGSTON, April 10, 2015 - The Governments of Jamaica and the United States yesterday signed a Statement of Intent outlining the planned areas of cooperation on the development and deployment of energy-related technologies between both countries.

CARICOM Chair wants concrete action from US-CARICOM Summit

KINGSTON, Jamaica April 10, 2015 - The encounter between the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, should mark a new and positive beginning for CARICOM-US relations, according to Chair of CARICOM, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie.
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Cuba & US in high level Panama meeting

PANAMA CITY,  April 10, 2015 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Thursday night with the Cuban foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, in Panama, ahead of the Summit of the Americas there, State Department Marie Harf announced on Twitter.

President Barack Obama Arrives in Jamaica

KINGSTON, April 9, 2015 - It was at 7:30 pm yesterday evening that Air Force One touched down at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, bringing United States (US) President, Barack Obama to the nation’s shores.

The NMBC welcomes Obama's visit to Ja

April 7, 2015 (NEW YORK) - The National Minority Business Council, Inc. (NMBC), says it welcomes the visit of President Obama to Jamaica this week and looks forward to using the experience of its decades-long ties in the island and wider Caribbean to bolster Washington's evolving relationship with the region.
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US-CARICOM talks to focus on energy and security

KINGSTON, April 8, 2015 - Energy and security will dominate the discussions between Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and United States President Barack Obama during their summit here on Thursday, the senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Ricardo Zuniga said Tuesday.
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Obama supports Ja's Economic Reform Programme

KINGSTON, April 8, 2015- President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, is expected to indicate his strong support for the work being undertaken by the Jamaican Government to reform the country’s economy under the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Extended Fund Facility.

US cop charged with murder after shooting of black man

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - Police in the US state of South Carolina charged an officer Tuesday with murder after video showed him apparently gunning down a fleeing black man, a rare arrest in a string of shootings of unarmed black men that have raised allegations of police racism.

Palestinian Authority rejects Israel tax transfer

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he has refused to accept hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenues unfrozen by Israel. Mr Abbas says he returned the money because Israel deducted a third to pay for what it called utility bills.

US 'disappointed' in Region's support to Venezuela

Roberta Jacobson was surprised not more countries defended the U.S. sanctions and decree claiming Venezuela a threat.   The U.S. Under-Secretary for Latin America admitted Friday that she was “disappointed” by the reactions of the Latin American countries to the sanctions and the “national security threat” decree recently adopted by Washington against Venezuela.

Fidel makes first public appearance in 14 months

Cuba's former president and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro has made his first public appearance in 14 months, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans on a solidarity mission to Cuba, local media reported Saturday.

Framework in Place to encourage teamwork with Diaspora

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator  A. J. Nicholson, says the Government has a “structured framework” in place, that encourages collaboration between members of the Diaspora and Jamaicans at home.
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Símon Bolívar Cultural Centre to Open shortly

KINGSTON, April 3, 2015- Jamaicans will the opportunity to learn about and experience the culture of Venezeula, when the Símon Bolívar Cultural Centre in downtown Kingston opens its doors in another week.

T&T Law Assn wants repeal of No Bail Law

Stating it “amounts to a denial of a person’s constitutional rights”, the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) is calling for the repeal of the Bail (Amendment) bill, 2015, which was passed in the Senate on Tuesday.
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How technology eased Buhari's path to power in Nigeria

ABUJA (Reuters) - Technology played a decisive role in helping Muhammadu Buhari become the first Nigerian to oust a sitting president at the ballot box, from social media campaigning to biometric machines preventing the widespread rigging that marred past polls.

Greece to strengthen Health Care System

ATHENS,  Greece, April 2, 2015- Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday his government will strengthen the public health care system in Greece by the hiring of 4,500 staff and the abolition of a compulsory US$5.4 fee for treatment at public hospitals.

GG signs- Ganja law soon to be in effect !

THE recent amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act making possession of two or less ounces of ganja a ticketable offence, has now been signed by the Governor General and will shortly be an enforceable act upon promulgation of a start date by the Minister of Justice.
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