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Sunday | Caribbean News Now!

Addressing corruption in Jamaica a national priority, says minister

By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of finance and planning, Dr Peter Phillips, says addressing the issue of corruption in Jamaica remains a national priority. He said public perception of corruption continues to mar the political process in Jamaica, despite the passage of various pieces of legislation and strengthening of extensive requirements for the reporting of incomes by public officials.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a "reasoning" session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica, decorated with Rastafarian colors and images of former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. Wailer, a founder of the iconic Wailers reggae group with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and fellow Rastafarians have long called for legalization of the drug that they smoke as part of their spiritual worship.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Marijuana, Reggae, Bunny Wailer, The Wailers

The San Diego Union-Tribune

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot...

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a "reasoning" session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica, decorated with Rastafarian colors and images of former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. Wailer, a founder of the iconic Wailers reggae group with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and fellow Rastafarians have long called for legalization of the drug that they smoke as part of their spiritual worship.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Marijuana, Reggae, Bunny Wailer, The Wailers

NewsOn6 Tulsa

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

GraceKennedy acquires additional 50pct interest in St Lucia insurance company

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The GraceKennedy Group has announced the acquisition of an additional 50% of the shares in Saint Lucian company, EC Global Insurance Company Limited, bringing its shareholding to 80%. The group first acquired its 30% shareholding in EC Global in 2004.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Jamaica commission charges policeman with murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica A Jamaican agency that investigates abuse allegations against the island's security forces says a police officer has been arrested and charged with murder. The Independent Commission of Investigations says Cpl.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Jamaica Observer

Kingston Properties closes deals in Miami

KINGSTON Properties Limited has closed the sale of four of its condominium units in Miami for US$980,000 .

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Jamaica Observer

22-y-o student is Digicel's one-millionth data subscriber

KINGSTON, Jamaica Telecoms giant Digicel today handed over $1 million to 22-year-old Kellyon Smith in the company's celebration of its one-millionth data subscriber.

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All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Musician, Singer, and Songwriter, Lilla Releases...

Musician, singer, and songwriter, Lilla releases her second album, "The Awakening," just one week after graduating from Berklee College of Music.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

SFGate

US attorney joins legal team for slain Jamaican

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Ferguson, MO

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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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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Sat Aug 30, 2014

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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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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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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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

JAMPRO leading regional delegation to China business summit

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica Promotions Corporation will be leading a regional delegation from the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies and local exporters to the eighth annual China-LAC Business Summit taking place from September 5 - 14, 2014 in Changsha, Hunan.

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Newsday

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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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean hosts security intelligence training

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- National security intelligence is witnessing a paradigm shift in the 21st century where new transnational security challenges have appeared, along with the realisation that security issues are interconnected around the globe.

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Caribbean News Now!

'Jamaican Girls Coding' summer programme narrows gender gap in male-dominated ICT sector

The participating girls are all smiles at the graduation ceremony for Jamaican Girls Coding held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at JAMPRO's New Kingston headquarters.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Messenger

Back on campus

The morning started with Dan Kinney, Iowa Central president, joined by staff and administrators, handing out fresh doughnuts to students, helping them find buildings and answering their questions.

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