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3 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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21 hrs ago | 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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Yesterday | 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Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.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Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.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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Jamaica Observer

Politicians praise Roger Clarke

POLITICIANS on both sides of the political aisle in Parliament yesterday expressed regret at the passing of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger Clarke, in Miami, Florida.

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Jamaica Observer

For every solution, a problem

There has been no natural hurricane so far this year. We seem eager to fill the vacuum, however, by cranking up some stormy weather of our own.

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Jamaica Observer

Roger Clarke was a thoroughbred Jamaican a " 'Butch' Stewart

THE Caribbean's leading hotelier, Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, joined a long line of Jamaicans yesterday in paying tribute to the late Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke, describing him as "a thoroughbred Jamaican".

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Jamaica Observer

'Dem fraid ah him'

THE rejection of an application by FBI agent Wilfred Rattigan for the post of police commissioner has ignited a debate among Jamaica Observer online readers.

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Jamaica Observer

St James student is national reading champ - Regional

GABRIELLE Annon, an 11-year-old immediate past student of the Mt Alvernia Preparatory School in Montego Bay, is the Jamaica Library Service National 2014 Reading Champion for the nine to 11 age group.

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The New Zealand Herald

Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida

Officials say a veteran Jamaican lawmaker who served as the island's agriculture and fisheries minister has died in Florida where he traveled to receive treatment for a back condition.

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Star Tribune

Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida after experiencing chest pains at Miami airport

Officials say a veteran Jamaican lawmaker who served as the island's agriculture and fisheries minister has died in Florida where he traveled to receive treatment for a back condition.

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Jamaica Observer

The presence of an absence

WHEN a loved one dies and is missed by relatives, it can be called 'the presence of an absence'.

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Jamaica Observer

70 participate in Mario Deane protest in New York

About 70 protesters who gathered peacefully in front of the Jamaican Consulate in Manhattan, New York, presented a signed petition against the Jamaican Government, yesterday.

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Jamaica Observer

Coffee in the CITY

Home to the much sought-after Blue Mountain coffee - a premium commodity fetching top-price among caffeine connoisseurs across the globe - it's appropriate really, that The Rock's capital city is dotted with a potpourri of coffee shops for those looking to indulge their coffee fix.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Jamaica Observer

'Refuse' Cay

THE scene at Refuge Cay, some 1.5 miles off the Kingston waterfront, paints the sordid picture of Jamaica's love affair with improper garbage disposal.

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