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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.

Jack Warner goes on the attack

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - Interim political leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Jack Warner last night claimed that a Government Minister owns six multimillion-dollar palatial homes and properties as well as several bank accounts abroad.
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Shaggy appointed ambassador of JA Diaspora conference

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 2, , 2015: Jamaican international reggae superstar Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell is officially an Ambassador of the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference. The Conference will take place June 13 – 18, 2015 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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Errald Miller Receives City of Guilds Fellowship

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, April 1, 2015- Retired telecommunications company executive, the Most Hon. Errald Miller, has been conferred with the Diploma of Fellowship of the City and Guilds of London Institute.

Gov’t taking steps to address environmental breaches

MONTEGO BAY, April 1, 2015 - Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, says the Government is strengthening enforcement of environmental laws and has been taking steps to address breaches.

Jamaica prepares for Obama's April 9 Visit

KINGSTON, April 1, 2015 - The Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting has expressed satisfaction with the progress of the security arrangements being put in place by the Security Forces, in collaboration with the United States Secret Service, to welcome and host the visit of President Barack Obama and CARICOM Heads of Government.

Over 100 get Certificates of Title in Westmoreland

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland, Mach 31, 2015- A total of 102 residents in the Westmoreland communities of Whitehouse and Whithorn are now the proud holders of certificates of title following handover ceremonies last Friday, March 27.

Former Lucea Mayor to face PNP's Integrity Commission

KINGSTON, March 31, 2015: The People’s National Party (PNP) says having reviewed the reports from the Office of the Contractor General in relation to its investigation into activities at the Hanover and St Thomas Parish Councils, a special meeting of the Party's Integrity Commission is to be convened and former Lucea Mayor Shernette Haughton will be asked to appear at that meeting in the presence of her Attorney to answer questions.

Antigua PM criticises plans for Barbados-based airline

ST. JOHNS, Antigua - March 31, 2015 - The regional airline, LIAT, said yesterday that it had taken note of the statements made by Antigua and Barbuda prime minister Gaston Browne regarding a rival airline as well as the need to rotate the chair of the shareholder governments of the financially strapped airline.
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Holness continues as JLP leader

Jamaica Leader Party leader Andrew Holness was affirmed as head of the opposition party on Monday afternoon during a special meeting involving JLP Members of  Parliament at the party’s Belmont Road headquarters.

PM to Raise Garvey Issue With US President

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she will be raising with President of the United States Barack Obama, the issue of the name of Jamaica’s first National Hero, Marcus Garvey, being in the criminal records of the United States. Prime Minister Simpson Miller spoke of the possible talks with the US President on the matter while speaking with Jamaicans at the St. George’s Episcopal Church in New York on Thursday, March 27.
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