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  1. Jamaica decriminalises marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The New Zealand Herald

    Legalisation advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a ganja-stuffed pipe during a session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica. Photo / AP Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed reggae music.

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  2. Koddy finds groove with 'How Yuh Mean'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Gleaner

    ... chief executive officer of Rebel Soulz, said. The single was accompanied by a video filmed and produced entirely in Jamaica by Robin Chin's Enhanced Realizm Films. The song and video received huge praise from her peers and fans alike. "Koddy is now ...

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  3. Jamaica ganja law gets green lightRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Stabroek News

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - The much anticipated amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act was passed in the House of Representatives yesterday. The debate on the Dangerous Drugs Bill, often referred to as the ganja law, was piloted in the House, by Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting.

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  4. You can legally get high in JamaicaRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | News Times

    In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a "reasoning" session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaica lawmakers on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the island.

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  5. Jamaica lawmakers decriminalize small amounts of 'ganja'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | NewsOK.com

    Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed reggae music. FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a "reasoning" session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica.

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  6. It's now possible to find weed in Jamaica: Island nation decriminalizes small amounts of marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Canada.com

    ... reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a "reasoning" session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica. KINGSTON, Jamaica - Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as ...

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  7. Fugitive on Bergen County Sheriff's Office 10 Most Wanted List Extradited Back to Bergen CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Patch.com

    A man on the Bergen County Sheriff's Office 10 Most Wanted List was extradited back to Bergen County after fleeing to Jamaica while facing aggravated sexual assault charges. Homer Rhone Bishop, 41, was returned to Bergen County Tuesday by U.S. Marshals after being "a fugitive since 2007 when he failed to appear for sentencing in Bergen County Superior Court after having pled guilty to first degree aggravated sexual assault," Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.

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  8. Child rapist who fled to Jamaica extradited back to N.J.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Jersey Journal

    Homer Bishop was extradited to Bergen County on Tuesday, Feb. 24 after fleeing the country prior to his 2007 sentencing for sexually assaulting a child. BERGEN COUNTY -- After nearly a decade on the lam, a child rapist named as one of Bergen County's 10 most wanted was extradited from Jamaica on Tuesday morning to answer to his crimes, according to authorities.

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  9. Jamaica decriminalizes small amounts of marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Daily Mail

    Jamaica has made it legal to possess small amounts of marijuana in a historical law change which will allow Rastafarians to freely smoke the drug. Cannabis has been illegal on the Caribbean island for decades despite it being puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in their reggae music.

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  10. Abby Dallas Gets Candid 'He's Just Not Into You'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | PR Log

    PRLog - Feb. 25, 2015 - KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Following up on her 2014 breakout reggae ballad, From My Heart, One Jam Music's recording artiste Abby Dallas is blazing the airwaves again with another hit-bound single, He's Just NOT Into You. According to Abby, "He's Just NOT Into You is a thought-provoking song that advises women to pay attention to the clues and signs that a man gives when he's just not into you."

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  11. Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of potRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican lawmakers on Tuesday night passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the Caribbean island. After several hours of debate, legislators in the lower House on Tuesday gave final passage to drug law amendments that make possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana a petty offense that would not result in a criminal record.

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  12. Jamaica decriminalises marijuana and moves to cultivate 'ganja' industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Kingston: Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed reggae music. After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in US states, Jamaica's Parliament on Tuesday night gave final approval to an act decriminalising small amounts of pot and establishing a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry.

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  13. Jamaica decriminalizes marijuana possessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Globe and Mail

    In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a "reasoning" session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaica lawmakers on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the island.

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  14. Jamaican parliament decriminalizes small amounts of ganjaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | CBC News

    In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a Rastafarian reasoning session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica. Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed reggae music.

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  15. Holness appealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Jamaica Observer

    The Senate resignation letters saga gripping the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party took a dramatic twist yesterday when Andrew Holness filed an appeal to the Constitutional Court's declaratory ruling that his action in the matter was unconstitutional. "The leader of the Opposition has received legal advice that there are matters in the Constitutional Court's recent declaration which must be addressed in the interest of the proper functioning of the constitutional office of the leader of the Opposition, and in the interest of a clearer understanding of the Constitution," the JLP explained in a statement last night.

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  16. The other side of scammingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Jamaica Observer

    ... Jamaicans very rich. Students still in high school have been known to become multimillionaires overnight. In Western Jamaica, moreso St James, which has been regarded as the "capital of scamming", raw cash, United States dollars changed out into ...

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  17. JADCO turnaround impresses WADA bossRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Jamaica Observer

    JAMAICA'S Anti-Doping Commission was yesterday given a clean bill of health by the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency , Sir Craig Reedie, following his five-day visit to the island. Reedie, who arrived in the island last Friday, met with the boards of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission and the Jamaica Olympic Association , as well as Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller during his visit.

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  18. Weak economic performance pushes GDP lowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Gleaner

    James Stewart director, Economic Planning, Research and Policy Logistics Division at the Planning Institute of Jamaica ; Collin Bullock, director general; and Richard Lumsden, deputy director General, Economic, Planning and Policy Ligistics Division at the PIOJ, at the quarterly press briefing at the PIOJ, New Kingston, yesterday. The Planning Institute of Jamaica has confirmed that there was a 0.3 per cent contraction in the economy during the October to December 2014 quarter, the second consecutive period of decline.

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  19. FOREX: J$115.59 to one US dollar - BusinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Jamaica Observer

    KINGSTON, Jamaica The Jamaican dollar held firm against the US dollar trading at $115.59 on Tuesday, February 24, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended training at J$91.25 down from J$92.97, while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$178.37 up from J$177.74.

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  20. Jamaica: More than the Jazz & Blues FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Examiner.com

    While an excuse is never needed to visit exotic locales, it's advisable to have an anchor activity for your visit. The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival near Montego Bay , was my initial reason for revisiting Jamaica.

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