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Parents protest against price of lunch at St James school

Scores of irate parents of students who attend the Barracks Road Primary School in Montego Bay yesterday demonstrated on the school compound over the high price of items sold by the canteen.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

CTV

U.S. lawyer joins legal team for Jamaican killed in police custody

A U.S. civil rights lawyer said Monday that she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives of a slain Jamaican man whose death in custody has amplified distrust of the Caribbean country's police force among many islanders.

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Caribbean News Now!

Four additional cases of chikungunya confirmed in Jamaica

By Stephanie Shaw Smith KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The ministry of health in jamaica has confirmed four additional cases of chikungunya, bringing the total number of confirmed cases for the country to 21. Of this number, 18 are from local transmission, two imported and one considered cryptic due the uncertainty of whether the virus was contracted while ... (more)

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Press-Telegram

My Turn: A musical, eye-opening journey to Jamaica

I peered out of the entrance of the Anglican church atop Jack's Hill and reflected upon the previous eight days.

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Wisconsin Gazette

Jamaican activist ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said over the weekend.

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Foster's Daily Democrat

Vibe of Graceland Too changes after owner's death

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. - The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Trinadad Express

What might have been

I was out of the country last week when the Constitution Bill was being debated in the Senate.

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Jamaica Observer

National Gallery celebrates 40 years - Entertainment

THE National Gallery of Jamaica kicks off its 40th anniversary celebrations today with the opening of a retrospective exhibition.

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Jamaica Observer

Mother-father duo paves way for kids

BORN out of a desire to do business but with absolutely no expertise in the area, a mother-father duo, who are the owners of Father Bull Restaurant, Bar and Jerk Centre is committed to laying the foundation so their children can one day operate a regional company.

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Jamaica Observer

Crown him king

AS a teenager, Kevin King had big dreams of being a basketball player. That all changed after he went through his father's stash of vinyl records and ended up playing them on a turntable.

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Jamaica Observer

Disrespect, class bias cited in Mario Deane's death

For Raymond Pryce, the shocking death of 31-year-old Mario Deane after he was beaten in a St James lock-up reflected the disregard by some police personnel for ordinary people as well as the need to decriminalise ganja.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Jamaica Observer

Remembering the man Randolph Ebenezer Laing

RANDOLPH Ebenezer Laing made his final transition recently and was hailed for his 97 years of sterling contribution to nation building at the Falmouth United Church in Trelawny last month.

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Jamaica Observer

Only 6,000 of 60,000 companies have paid minimum business tax - Latest News

KINGSTON, Jamaica The Tax Administration Jamaica is reminding owners and operators of businesses that they are required by law to pay the Minimum Business Tax of $60,000 per annum, on their operations.

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Marine News

Cma CGM Continues Expansion, Confirms Profits

The Board of Directors of CMA CGM Group, the world's third largest container shipping company, met under the chairmanship of Jacques R. Saad, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to review the financial statements for the second quarter of 2014.

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Church Herald

Katie Tenboer shares how she overcame fear to be authentic and...

The past year and a half I have been working with the youth of my church in various ways.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

St Lucia firm surfaces in Cayman Islands corruption probe

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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ABC News

Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.

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Star Tribune

Citing safety concerns, gay rights activist withdraws court challenge to Jamaica anti-gay law

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.

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Washington Examiner

Jamaican ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.

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Jamaica Observer

Taxi driver revs up for new career

His fortunes recently changed, however, after being announced the winner of the talent competition at the NinjaMan Taxi Appreciation Fun Day in Ocho Rios, St Ann.

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