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22 min ago | Jamaica Observer

Gov't vows not to allow abuse of rights under flexi-work week

LABOUR Minister Derrick Kellier says the Government will not tolerate any abuse of rights or discrimination of employees under the proposed flexi-work week arrangements.

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4 hrs ago | People

Joseph Morgan Marries Persia White in Jamaica - See the Exclusive Photos

Sorry, ladies. Joseph Morgan is off the market. The actor, who currently heads up the CW's The Originals , wed his Vampire Diaries costar Persia White in an intimate ceremony in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on July 5. "It had a very rustic feel to it," White tells PEOPLE.

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5 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Bogdanovich acquires KLE Group shares

The KLE Group, which runs a number of night clubs, now lists local investor Josef Bogdanovich as a top-ten shareholder at the listed company, according to public data from its registrar, Sagicor Bank.

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9 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Good show

GODFREY Dyer, chairman of Summerfest Productions - organisers of Reggae Sumfest - is pleased with the staging of this year's week-long event.

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13 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Water shortage in Jamaica is a man-made disaster, not an act of God

THERE is no doubt that the small island developing states of the Caribbean are vulnerable to natural disasters, both in regard to their frequency and severity, in particular hurricanes.

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14 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

PM bats for ENVIRONMENT

SHE hasn't had a history of addressing environmental matters at home, but Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller waxed eloquent on the subject at yesterday's special session to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the International Seabed Authority .

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Jamaica Observer

PM to address special ISA session today

PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller is today expected to bring greetings at the International Seabed Authority's special commemorative session dedicated to its 20th anniversary.

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Huskers.com

Gordon, Wright Earn Trip to Commonwealth Games

Former Huskers Nicholas Gordon and Chad Wright will each represent their home country of Jamaica at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, from July 23 to August 3. Gordon and Wright earned spots on the Jamaican team after competing at the Jamaican National Senior Championships earlier this summer in Kingston.

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Jamaica Observer

JPS Foundation powers energy camp

THIS summer, 30 students from several of Kingston's, St Andrew's and St Catherine's most at-risk communities are getting an exciting introduction to electricity generation.

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Jamaica Observer

Of buggery and rationality

Homosexuality is not a crime in Jamaica. Anal sex, described by statute as buggery is a criminal act that can attract a maximum sentence of 10 years.

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Jamaica Observer

When our leaders speak

WHEN our leaders speak we ought to be able to believe them. Otherwise, the relationship is mostly pointless for leaders and followers alike.

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The Gleaner

Woman charged for fraud to appear in court September

The St James woman who reportedly stole US$36,500 from her employers, between December 2011 and January 2012, had her case set for mention on September 11, when she appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Jamaican health ministry heightens chikungunya response

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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Jamaica Observer

Big jump in revenues

The Montego Bay Convention Centre , unkindly termed a white elephant in the past, has hit the jackpot with an impressive 53 per cent jump in revenues over the previous year.

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Jamaica Observer

Anjell Bryan is Festival Queen

MISS Kingston and St Andrew, Anjell Bryan, was crowned Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Festival Queen 2014 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew on Saturday.

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Jamaica Observer

Worst of the drought is yet to come, Pickersgill warns

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill did not speak with water in his mouth as he warned Jamaicans last night to brace for worsening drought conditions and more water restrictions.

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Jamaica Observer

Tessanne takes Sumfest finale

SINGER Tessanne Chin gave a command performance on International Night II of Reggae Sumfest, which closed at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay yesterday morning.

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Jamaica Observer

Brighter days for Lloyd Noicley

DOUBLE amputee 77-year-old Lloyd Noicley said Jamaica Observer readers have made his life the happiest it has ever been, as they continue to brighten his days both with their financial support and their visits.

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Jamaica Observer

Sir Howarda s unshakeable faith in Jamaica

LAST July, I was part of a Food For the Poor contingent that presented a citation to our beloved late Sir Howard Cooke for his tremendous support of the organisation's work.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Jamaican health facilities to generate energy from sewage

Chief Executive Officer of the Percy Junor Hospital, Manchester, Earl McLaughlin , has the attention of : Member of Parliament for North East Manchester, Audley Shaw; Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell, and Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, as he points out features of the hospital, at the recent launch of a ... (more)

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