Jamaica Newswire (Page 8)

Jamaica Newswire (Page 8)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Jamaica. (Page 8)

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  1. Canada-based Ebony Clarke relishing Jamaican experienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Jamaica Observer

    Imagine sitting on a flight from Kingston to Miami as a young Canadian-based Jamaican female football player and the person next to you is reading the sports page of the Jamaica Observer with your picture in it. It was a pleasant surprise for national Under-20 representative Ebony Clarke, the star in a sport report of Monday's publication.

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  2. No outsider should head JFF - PowellRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | The Gleaner

    Outspoken Montego Bay United Football Club president, Orville Powell, strongly believes that the next Jamaica Football Federation boss should come from within football and insists that his support would go to the candidate he thinks can make the changes needed in local football. "These are interesting times for our football, but I have not received any overwhelming call , and you cannot be interested in something that is not interested in what you can bring to the table ... I don't want to be president.

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  3. Softbank acquisition won't change New Fortress gas planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | The Gleaner

    ... Fortress Energy in any way," Suski told Gleaner Business via email. "We are very excited about the future for NFE in Jamaica and continue to be fully engaged in our efforts to bring more clean, affordable and reliable energy to Jamaica and the ...

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  4. Rain melts Kremi ice cream revenueRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 18 | The Gleaner

    ... of frozen novelties from Trinidad. In the past three years starting shortly after going public and listing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Kremi sales have topped a billion dollars, hitting a new record of $1.2 billion in the last period. The stock, ...

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  5. St James Health Department takes aim at the JRCRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | The Gleaner

    The St James Health Department will be serving notice to the Jamaica Railway Corporation to improve sanitary conditions at the People's Arcade in Montego Bay, which has been converted by squatters into a partial residential area over the past five years. Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector for St James, said that the move to serve the notice on the JRC was sparked by the unsanitary conditions at the facility and a part of the health department's latest thrust to combat the rat infestation in the parish.

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  6. Making Jamaica a - 'smart destination'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | The Gleaner

    ... the Digicel Business/Ministry of Tourism Smart Destination technology forum in Montego Bay, St James, last Thursday. Jamaica's thrust to become a 'smart destination' just got closer with the introduction of big data analytics by Digicel Business and ...

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  7. Jamaican doctor hit by taxi moments after arriving in Cayman; dies in hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Jamaica Observer

    A Jamaican doctor succumbed to her injuries here yesterday after being mowed down by a taxi shortly after landing at the Owen Roberts International Airport on Monday. The police report that Dr Vary Jones-Leslie, 62, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, arrived in the territory early Monday on a flight from Jamaica when the incident occurred.

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  8. Gov't starts discussions with Chinese investors about importation of workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Jamaica Observer

    ... had no option but to seek private investments, including foreign direct investments. "If the economy is to grow, Jamaica cannot grow on the three per cent of GDP available to us. We have to find smart ways of dealing with foreign direct investments, ...

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  9. Beware the gonorrhoea 'superbug'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Jamaica Observer

    ... in the USA alone, because people can hop on a plane and go elsewhere," she explained in an interview with the Jamaica Observer . "It also doesn't have to be gonorrhoea, it can be something airborne. You have to take it out on a wide scale, hence the ...

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  10. Sly and Robbie: The Riddim TwinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Jamaica Observer

    ... rwick. Recipients of the Order of Distinction, they were awarded the Gold Musgrave Medal in 2015 by the Institute of Jamaica.

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  11. Something Extra | WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | The Gleaner

    ... to an evening in her honour by the leader of opposition business in the House of Representatives, Phillip Paulwell. Jamaica's first female prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, was the belle of the ball at a gala in her honour, hosted by the ...

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  12. 20/20 vision needed for Vision 2030Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Jamaica Observer

    The short-term goal remains intact for five per cent growth by 2020 - now being termed 5 in 3, instead of the 5 in 4 of 2016 - yet we wonder whether enough attention is being paid to the longer-term Vision 2030. That National Development Plan was presented to the nation in 2009 by the Bruce Golding Administration after its birth during the previous Portia Simpson Miller Administration, under the auspices of the Planning Institute of Jamaica.

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  13. Private sector should focus on inflation, not exchange rate a " PB ScottRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Jamaica Observer

    PRESIDENT of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica PB Scott yesterday urged member companies represented at the PSOJ/JMMB Annual Economic Forum at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston to shift their focus from a stable exchange rate to inflation management and productivity. While addressing the theme of the conference, 'Global Expectations: Predicting Economic Trends in an Uncertain Global Environment - Implications for Jamaican Companies', the PSOJ president contended that it is counterintuitive to focus on controlling the exchange rate because, as a small island developing state, it is susceptible to global shocks such as Brexit and the change in the US Government.

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  14. CB Group to enter fresh produce marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Jamaica Observer

    Under the brand 'Homegrown by Imagination Farms,' the group says it will reduce Jamaica's $100-billion food import bill - one onion, one sweet corn and one Scotch Bonnet pepper at a time. With access to more than 1,000 acres across different parts of the island, the company plans to spearhead the initiative with these three crops over the next five years, depending on market demand.

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  15. Business up, expenses down at Montego Bay Convention CentreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Jamaica Observer

    ... "If we didn't have a Convention Centre like in Montego Bay, we could never land this global conference for Jamaica, and that's going to bring 157 ministers from 157 countries, 530-odd companies, the World Bank, the IDB, the OAS, three presidents of ...

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  16. Increase coming on tobacco taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | The Gleaner

    ... ded: "This is undoubtedly not only putting our population at risk, but one of the things fuelling organised crime in Jamaica and corrupting the customs and whole regulatory system."

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  17. Take it down! - Billionaire Lee-Chin in wrangle with fraudsters over online scamRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | The Gleaner

    Jamaican billionaire banker Michael Lee-Chin is said to be stunned by an attempt of fraudsters using his name and image to lure unsuspecting individuals to click on an advertisement, and who themselves become pawns in an online scheme to generate revenues from clicks. The advertisement, served by AdChoice, prominently features several photos of Lee-Chin and appears in advertisement slots in different sizes on local websites with variations of the text "Generous Philanthropist ... wealthiest Jamaican shares groundbreaking opportunity with all of Jamaica".

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  18. Western Union closes 7 branchesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 18 | The Gleaner

    ... at GraceKennedy Money Services, told The Gleaner . "We have had several conversations over a period of time with Jamaica becoming almost the epicentre for scamming, with Montego Bay for sure being where the centre of activities seem to reside. Over ...

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  19. A.M. Best Removes From Under Review With Negative Implications and...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    A.M. Best Removes From Under Review With Negative Implications and Affirms Credit Ratings of Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited and Its Subsidiaries A.M. Best has removed from under review with negative implications and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of "a-" of the following subsidiaries of Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited : Sagicor Life Inc. , Sagicor General Insurance Inc. and Sagicor Life Insurance Company . In addition, A.M. Best has removed from under review with negative implications and affirmed the FSR of B++ and the Long-Term ICR of "bbb" of Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited , a subsidiary of SFC.

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  20. Christel House Expanding to JamaicaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 18 | GlobeNewswire

    The Government of Jamaica and Christel House last week entered into a Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement, which facilitates the development of a new learning center on the island - the second most-impoverished in the Caribbean. Christel House, an international NGO with a proven track record of breaking the cycle of poverty for severely at-risk children, will build its facility on a 10 acre parcel of land near Kingston, which the Jamaican government is contributing as part of a public private partnership.

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