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44 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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21 hrs ago | 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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Tri-cityherald.com

Official says Jamaica's drought is intensifying

Many Jamaican small farms lack irrigation systems and depend entirely on rainwater.

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Bajan Reporter

United Nations Pageant seeks inner beauty to promote tourism, goodwill & cultural style

The United Nations Pageant is an international event, dedicated to identifying and showcasing the best tourism and ambassadors of humanity.

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KVII-TV Amarillo

WT student loses it all in apartment fire

A West Texas A&M student who just two months ago became a U.S. citizen came home Thursday night to find her entire apartment up in flames.

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Jamaica Observer

Chronixx rules

ON an evening of exciting performances, it was roots-reggae singer Chronixx who was the clear standout at Reggae Sumfest International Night I at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, on Friday.

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Jamaica Observer

Art's Spiritual Awakening in the Second City

Montego Bay is famously known as the Second City, a term that, though affectionately appended, carries with it a note of condescension - a casual acknowledgement that the city trails in the cultural shadow of Kingston to the east.

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Jamaica Observer

How I spent my summer holidays

WITH World Cup finally out of the way, everything is back to normal in Jamaica. 'Normal' meaning that we now have more time to pay to, or for, the high cost of living, the Commissioner Ellington issue, water woes, the heat, Professor Bain and the UWI, a noticeable spike in crime reports since the television went back to ordinary news, and the JLP ... (more)

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