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News on Jamaica continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | Caribbean News Now!

World Bank awards 11 Caribbean entrepreneurs more than US$400,000 in climate grants

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center -- a project of the World Bank and its global entrepreneurship program infoDev -- has announced the 11 winners of its first regional proof of concept competition.

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6 hrs ago | Stabroek News

Nevis Premier wants dancehall artiste Alkaline performance cancelled

Jamaica Gleaner) KINGSTON, Jamaica: News reports out of Nevis say Premier Vance Amory, wants a concert featuring Jamaican entertainer, Alkaline, cancelled over fears of his social and moral influence on citizens.

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10 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Chinese pioneers of Jamaican music to be lauded

FOR the first time in years, the Tribute to the Greats Awards Show and Dance will not be held at Curphey Place in St Andrew.

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11 hrs ago | Caribbean News Now!

Jamaica gives six-month notice to Russian company to resume bauxite mining

By Latonya Linton KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The government of Jamaica has issued a formal notice to Russian aluminium company, UC Rusal, of its intention to revoke the special mining rights for its ALPART and Kirkvine refineries, if "bona fide" mining operations do not resume within six months.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Caribbean cellular providers under fire for blocking free call apps

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .

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USA Today

Montego Bay, Jamaica - centerpiece of Jamaica's tourism.

Recommend Half Moon Resort & Spa in Montego Bay. This luxury resort sits on a 400-acre plantation and is fronted by a two-mile beach.

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Jamaica Observer

Real estate deals plunged last year

That represented an over one-quarter decline on the $140 billion spent in 2012, according to the Real Estate Data Report 2014 published by Kingston Properties.

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Iol.co.za

Church prepares to vote on female bishops

The Church of England could be set to allow its first female bishops - and not before time, says one of those tipped for the job, adding the days of women being left to arrange the flowers are gone.

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Jamaica Observer

Cut the $ whine

THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica is urging Jamaicans to focus on working efficiently to improve growth in the country instead of continuously talking about the devaluation of the Jamaican dollar.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Jamaica Observer

When we lack confidence

One of the effects of neo-colonialism in general and neo-slavery in particular is a lack of confidence that is holding us back.

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Jamaica Observer

Foreign coach for Montego Bay club

Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United will be taking orders from a foreign coach when the 2014-15 season gets underway in August, Jamaica Observer West has been informed.

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Salon

"No to Homo Agenda": How evangelicals spread anti-gay hate to Jamaica

Homophobia is notoriously prevalent in Jamaica, with 82 percent of Jamaicans seeing male homosexuality as "morally wrong" according to a 2011 survey by the University of the West Indies in Kingston.

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Caribbean News Now!

Jamaica to send more clinker to Venezuela

By Latonya Linton KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Discussions are well advanced for the expansion of the arrangement between Caribbean Cement Company Limited and the government of Venezuela, under the PetroCaribe Trade Compensation Mechanism, for the supply of more clinker from Jamaica.

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Travel World News

Jamaica Launches 'Fall in Jamaica' Destination-Wide Promotion

Jamaica is offering the 'Fall in Jamaica' destination-wide vacation deal with savings of up to 50 percent when booking at www.getallrightjamaica.com .

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Jamaica Observer

Mobay Jerk Festival to honour Tainos, Maroons

The fifth staging of the LIME Montego Bay Jerk Festival, scheduled for the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre on Emancipation Day, August 1, 2014, will pay tribute to Jamaica's indigenous Taino and Maroon cultures.

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Jamaica Observer

Jamaica gets US$37 million for public sector reform

The World Bank says Jamaicans will benefit from improved service delivery and an enhanced business climate as a result of a US$37 million project for public sector transformation.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Jamaica Observer

Retired British cop urges Ja to exercise care in recruiting police from UK

A retired British police officer is urging Jamaica to exercise caution in considering more appointments to the constabulary from the United Kingdom, saying that there is widespread lack of confidence in cops in the chief officer rank in Britain.

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Examiner.com

Vybz Kartel files defamation suit against outgoing Jamaican police commissioner

Vybz Kartel has filed a defamation lawsuit against now retired Jamaican police commissioner, Owen Ellington following Ellington's comments on a local TV show in April.

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Jamaica Observer

The exchange rate is now about right

ON election day, December 28, 2011, the dollar was $86.61 to one US dollar, and is now around $112.50 to one US dollar, testing the resolve of Jamaicans.

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Jamaica Observer

Unite for Change expo gets underway tomorrow

SECURITY Minister Peter Bunting will lead a forum of participants from over 20 at-risk communities in Western Jamaica, in a series of workshops targeting communities, faith-based organisations and schools.

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