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Trinidad National, Yasin Abu Bakr, denied entry to Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, October 16, 2014 – Trinidad and Tobago national, Yasin Abu Bakr, Leader of  the Jamaat al Muslimeen, a Muslim group in Trinidad and Tobago, will be sent back home today having been denied entry to Jamaica yesterday when he arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.
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Nicholson invited to Trinidad for talks on treatment of Jamaicans

KINGSTON, Jamaica October 16, 2014  - Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister Gary Griffith has invited Jamaica's Foreign Affairs Minister Senator A J Nicholson and Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Edmund Bartlett to hold discussions on the denial of  entry to 13 Jamaicans  two weeks ago to Trinidad.
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Opposition signals Cooperation For ChikV Action and Ebola Plans

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct. 15, 2014 - The Parliamentary Opposition has signalled its full cooperation for the actions being taken by the Government to contain and reduce the spread of the Chikungunya virus, and plans being put in place to prevent the introduction of the Ebola virus in Jamaica, as well as measures to deal with any possible Ebola case in the country.

Jamaica poised for more growth says Finance Minister

Minister of Planning and Finance, the Hon. Peter Phillips says over the next few years, Jamaica can expect to see increased growth in the Tourism, Mining, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Business Outsourcing sectors.

Ebola - "a threat to nat'l security" says Bunting

ARTEQUIPA, Peru, October 13, 2014 - With countries of the Caribbean region and Latin America at risk of a potential outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, has called on countries to take steps to protect their borders, and to treat it as an issue threatening National Security.

CARICOM nationals have qualified right of entry to Member States

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 13, 2014 - Jamaica’s Foreign Minister Senator A. J. Nicholson wants Trinidad and Tobago’s national security minister Gary Griffith to “refrain from continuing to muddy the integration waters” as it relates to the right of CARICOM nationals to travel to Member States within the Region.
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Claim that 19-thousand J’cans in T&T illegally to be investigated

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct. 13, 2014 - The Jamaican Government says it will be investigating a claim by Trinidad's National Security Minister Gary Griffith that 19,000 Jamaicans are living illegally in the twin-island republic and constitutes a drain on that country's finances.
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Diaspora Bond Still Being Considered

Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, says the plan by the Government to tap into the resources of overseas nationals, through the issuing of a Diaspora Bond, is still being considered. He noted, however, that “timing” is going to be important in terms of its implementation.
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Blythe withdraws case against PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 11, 2014-  Former People's National Party Vice President and MP for Central Westmoreland, Dr. Karl Blythe, has withdrawn his claim against Party Chairman Robert Pickersgill and General Secretary Paul Burke challenging the selection of attorney Michael Erskine as candidate for Central Westmoreland in the upcoming by-election.

Blythe takes PNP to court over Central West'land seat

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica Friday Oct. 10, 2014 - The Supreme Court will today hear an application by former Vice President of the People’s National Party Dr. Karl Blythe seeking a declaration that the procedure used to select Michael Erskine as candidate for Westmoreland Central is fundamentally flawed, illegal and in breach of  the PNP's Constitution.

T&T Express flays Security Minister over treatment of Jamaicans

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Oct 10, 2014 - The Trinidad Express newspaper has taken T&T National Security Minister Gary Griffiths to task, for his comments that “T&T is not a shopping mall” in relation to the recent treatment of 13 Jamaicans at the Piarco Airport by immigration officials.
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PM allocates $500-million for health measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 10, 2014 – Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller has announced the release of a further J$350 million to provide resources to tackle the outbreak of the Chikungunya Virus as well as to implement measures to in relation to the deadly Ebola virus.

Sunwing expands service to Caribbean

MIAMI, Florida, Oct. 9, 2014 - Sunwing Vacations , the Toronto based carrier will as of December 15 begin  weekly direct flights from Ottawa to St Maarten.
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House to pass Bankruptcy Act and Insolvency Bill

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, September14, 2014 - The long awaited bill, which seeks to repeal the existing bankruptcy law and to create new provisions to govern the regulation of bankruptcy and insolvency in Jamaica, is shortly to go before Parliament.

House repeals Bankruptcy Act

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Oct. 8, 2014 - The long awaited Insolvency Bill, to repealing the bankruptcy Act and to creating new provisions to govern the regulation of bankruptcy and insolvency in Jamaica, was yesterday passed  by the House of Representatives and goes to the Senate on Friday.

Nicholson speaks to Trinidad over reported mistreatment of Jamaicans

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct. 8, 2014 — Foreign Affairs Minister Senator A. J. Nicholson has held discussion with his Trinidad and Tobago counterpart following news reports of several Jamaicans being denied entry to that country and subjected to inhospitable conditions prior to their return home.

Slavery holocaust – a case for reparation

MONTEGO BAY,  Jamaica October 8, 2014 - The case on which Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean is seeking reparation from Britain for the “crime of slavery” has been laid out in its historical context by Vice Chancellor Designate of the University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.

Wyvolyn Gager part of Commonwealth observer mission to Mozambique

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct. 7, 2014 -Jamaican journalist and former Gleaner Editor-in-Chief, Wyvolyn Gager Patterson, left the island yesterday as part of the Commonwealth Observer Group, assigned to monitor the National and Provincial Elections in Mozambique on October 15.

PNP taps Attorney Michael Erskine to replace Roger Clarke

Kingston, October 7, 2014:  the Executive Committee of the People's National Party has accepted a report from the Party’s General Secretary selecting Attorney-at-law Michael Erskine as the Party's Standard bearer in Central Westmoreland replacing former Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke who died on August 28.

Jamaica to engage Diaspora re logistics hub

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton says his ministry will be launching a campaign within the next six months to sensitize the Diaspora on the importance of the logistic hub and communicate how it can participate.
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Jamaica committed to international rule of law

Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States of America, His Excellency, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, has reiterated that the Government of Jamaica is committed to the rule of law in its international relations. 
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