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US could benefit from Jamaica in alternative energy

United States Congresswoman representing New York’s ninth Congressional District, Yvette Clarke says the United States government could benefit from Jamaica regarding the development of alternative energy resources.
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Brazilians Re-elect Dilma Rousseff as President

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian voters re-elected Dilma Rousseff as president on Sunday, endorsing a leader who has achieved important gains in reducing poverty and keeping unemployment low over a centrist challenger who castigated her government over a simmering bribery scandal and a sluggish economy.

Pilot error caused Caribbean Airlines accident in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, October 25, 2014 -An investigation into the Caribbean Airlines crash in Guyana four years ago has found that pilot error was the cause for the plane running off the runway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).
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When will Guyana's Parliament reconvene?

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, October 25, 2014 - The Donald Ramotar led government of Guyana is being accused of stalling the reconvening of Parliament as the ruling PPP party is to be afraid of debating the no confidence motion moved against President Donald Ramotar by the AFC.
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Rousseff''s Re-election Means Opting for a Better Brazil, Lula Says

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 26 (acn) Today's presidential elections in Brazil will undoubtedly not only bring a president, but their result will have a direct impact on regional integration blocs like South Common Market (Mercosur) and the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).
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Trade Board reviews the importation of damaged vehicles

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 25, 2014 - The Trade Board is considering the restart of  the importation of  damaged vehicles under a regulated system. Chairman of the Trade Board, Benthan Hussey said the reopening under a trading model, presents a huge opportunity for Jamaica if manage effectively. He said the addition of  the model may establish a motor vehicle industry, that is comparable to those operating globally. It will govern vehicles, whether they are damaged prior to shipment or while at the wharf. He also said local repairs to imported damaged vehicles will have to be done to international standards as this was a problem under the previous system. He alluded to reports of  vehicles splitting in two on collision; and engines and other parts falling out, stating that these issues were considered during deliberations to reopen the importation of  damaged vehicles. In the meantime, Trade Administrator at the Trade Board, Victor Cummings, noted that the new motor vehicle policy which came into effect in April, 2014 will be fully enforced. “I believe that this policy will build a dealers costumer base through direct public relations and a satisfied customer. So we are encouraging you to work with us and if you have a problem we are willing to sit down and work it out, but the policy is in place and it will be enforced,” Mr. Cummings said. He also reminded businesses that they are not allowed to import a vehicle until they have a license. “Do not ship the vehicles until you have received the license. Several times we have had the problem where vehicles have been shipped, they land at customs and then there is a breach and the license was never issued. We have also have people applying for the license after it has been shipped,” Mr. Cummings stated. Companies that sell motor vehicles are urged to issue receipts at the point of sale. The receipts must have the description of the item, name and address of the vendor, date of the transaction and the amount to be paid by the customer.  Jamaica’s Motor Vehicle Policy was revised to adhere to the government’s safety standard of keeping motorist safe on the roadways, through eliminating the importation of motor vehicles which may be faulty or severely damaged in the originating country.

FAFT removes Cuba from Grey List

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 25 (acn) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to remove Cuba from its so-called grey list, an action expressing international trust in the Cuban banking system and acknowledgement to the island´s work against money laundering and terrorism financing.
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Caribbean states need urgent help to reduce debt overhang - CDB President

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica October 24, 2014 - President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Warren Smith, is urging the large international financial institutions (IFIs) to work creatively with the small, vulnerable countries of the Caribbean in order that they might significantly reduce their huge debt overhang as quickly as possible.
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Don't forget where we are coming from says Phillips

As the debate continues on the Government’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the social impact of the structural adjustments being made to improve the economy, Finance Minister Dr. Peter Phillips insists that these discussions must be placed in context.

Jamaican Parliament Rejects U.S. Blockade on Cuba

Kingston, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican Parliament approved a resolution demanding the end of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for over 50 years, the government has reported.
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Job creation must accompany growth says PM Simpson-Miller

MONTEGO BAY,  Jamaica Oct. 23, 2014- Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller told a gathering of officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), other international organisations, Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors and other policy makers from across the Caribbean, that economic growth by itself will not be enough to lift the people of Jamaica and the Caribbean region to a significantly higher standard of living.

Bunting justifies sending Abu Bakr home on private plane

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct. 22, 2014 - National Security Minister Peter Bunting has justified the $4 million spent to send home Trinidadian Muslim leader, Yasin Abu Bakr, by a private jet last Wednesday as it was "clearly in the interest of national security to not allow Abu Bakr to land in Jamaica and to remove him from Jamaica at the earliest opportunity".

Ebola scanning machine for Sangster Int'l Airport

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct 22, 2014 - The country’s preparedness against the Ebola virus will be further boosted with the acquisition of a state-of-the-art thermal scanning machine, at a cost of approximately $4.3 million (US$30,000).

Jamaica to ramp up maritime surveillance

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct 22, 2014 - National Security Minister Peter Bunting, says the country’s maritime surveillance capacity, encompassing monitoring of the country’s territorial waters, will have to be ramped up, as part of the Government’s Ebola preparedness and response mechanism.

Cuba to help with Ebola prevention in the Region

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 20 (acn) Cuban President Raul Castro says his country stands ready to work side by side with every country, including the United States to tackle the Ebola crisis which he says “poses a huge challenge to humanity, one that should be met with utmost urgency.”
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ALBA-TCP special Ebola Summit begins in Havana today

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 20– As the Caribbean and Latin America continue to explore methods of preventing the spread of Ebola to the region,  Heads of State and Government of  member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Trade Agreement of Peoples (ALBA-TCP) are in Havana for an Extraordinary Summit to join efforts in the international fight against Ebola which begins today.
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Trinidad to crack down on illegal immigrants starting in November.

The Trinidad Express Newspaper is reporting that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago plans to institute a three-month immigrant amnesty beginning in November. The amnesty is aimed at allowing the approximately 110,000 illegal immigrants to regularise their immigration status in Trinidad and Tobago.
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PNP Businessman Dwayne Vaz selected for Central Westmoreland

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland, October 20, 2014 — Savanna-la-mar businessman Dwayne Vaz has been elected by People’s National Party (PNP) delegates in the Westmoreland Central constituency, to represent the party in the upcoming by-election in the constituency.

Lilliput Opportunity Day Seminar Prepares Residents For Work

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica  21 October 2014 - Scores of young persons and residents fromn the Lilliput and Barrett Town section of Montego Bay along the “Elegant Corridor” of Rose Hall, St James turned up to the staging of the first Opportunity Day seminar aimed at giving the attendees practical advice on how to get  and keep a job.

Cuba to assist in Jamaica’s Ebola preparedness

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica October 18, 2014 – Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson is expected to lead a team of health professionals to Cuba to seek assistance from that country in its Ebola preparedness plans.

Bakr blames Trinidad for his deportation from Jamaica

POER OF SPAIN,  Trinidad, October 17, 2014 - Leader of the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen Yasin Abu Bakr says he was denied entry into Jamaica because information was provided from Trinidad to Jamaican officials about him being a threat.
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PM outlines emergency measures to MPs, Mayors at Jamaica House

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 15, 2014 - Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller on Tuesday held a meeting with Members of Parliament and Mayors, at Jamaica House, to provide an update on government's actions in relation to the current national health emergencies.
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