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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 Karl Blythe, has withdrawn his claim against Party Chairman Robert Pickersgill and General Secretary Paul Burke challenging the selection of attorney Michael Erskine as candidate for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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The PNP says no need to panic as there are no surprises in the polls

Kingston, Monday October 6, 2014: The People's National Party, PNP, says there is no need to panic  as it reflects on the latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll. It shows that 73 percent of  Jamaicans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction under the leadership of  Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller.

Jamaican art on display at the Embassy in Washington

Works by noted artists Paul Blackwood and Courtney Morgan are gracing the walls of  the Jamaican Embassy in Washington D.C., which launched a three-day “Open House” Art Exhibit on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. A few paintings by John Walters are also featured in the collection.
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Police announces strategic shift in command

KINGSTON, Jamaica - As Jamaica’s new police commissioner, Dr. Carl Williams takes command of the Service; there has been a strategic shift in the administration of the force with the redeployment of fourteen Senior Officers to better police the island and ensure accountability to Jamaicans. The transfers which took effect on the 1st of October 2014, reflects an important shift in the persons who command various key areas of the Service, in line with the new policy direction of Commissioner Williams. “We have to ensure that officers from the ground level to my office are held accountable for everything they do. Managers at the different levels in the Force will manage in accordance with these policies and protocols and hold their juniors accountable, so that in turn, we can be accountable to the people of Jamaica,” the Commissioner said. At his swearing in Dr. Williams pointed out that in order to respond to  the new challenges, the police “must be prepared to make changes in our way of thinking and our modus operandi that will result in the transformation of our organisational culture.”  The following are the changes in the police command: 1. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Novelette Grant who was appointed to that rank on Thursday, October 2, will now head the Administration Portfolio. 2. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Glenmore Hinds from the Operations Portfolio to Crime Portfolio. 3. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake from Administration Portfolio to Operations Portfolio. 4. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Warren Clarke from Area 1 Headquarters to Border and Vital Infrastructure Security (BVIS). 5. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kevin Blake from the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) to Area 3 Headquarters. 6. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Derrick Knight from Area 3 Headquarters to Area 5 Headquarters. 7. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Wray Palmer from Operations Branch to the Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC). 8. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Assan Thompson from BVIS to Operations Branch. 9. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Carlton Wilson from IOC to NIB. 10. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Ferguson from IOC to Area 1 Headquarters. 11. Senior Superintendent of Police, Egbert Parkins from St. James Division to Area 2 Headquarters. 12. Senior Superintendent of Police, Anthony Castelle from the St. Catherine North Division to Area 5 Headquarters. 13. Superintendent of Police, Derrick Champagnie from Area 1 Headquarters to St. James Division. 14. Superintendent of Police, Merrick Watson from the St. Thomas Division to the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ). In the meantime, Commissioner Williams, says he will be working with his Deputies to streamline operations in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), to ensure accountability to Jamaicans. Dr. Williams argued that a lot of the problems in the Force is as a result of “breakdown in accountability structures at some level,” adding that while they have done a good job in many areas, it is mainly the negative areas are amplified and that determines Jamaicans’ perception of the Force. “The expectations from Jamaicans are very high, and I intend to work with my command team to ensure that we do all that we need to do to lift the cloud of doubt and change the perception of Jamaicans,” the Commissioner assured.

Portia leads clean up drive in her constituency

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct. 5, 2014 - As the government continues its effort to control the spread of the Chikungunya virus,  (CHIK-V) across Jamaica Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller yesterday led by example with the clean-up in her South West St. Andrew constituency.

Balancing her dream - Leneen Faith

The summer of 2010 was a turning point for Leneen Faith’s dream. It was then that her children’s book series on Peacebe – a little boy who had existed in her imagination for several years, came to life.
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