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  1. Micro lenders, credit bureau sign MOURead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Jamaica Observer

    "A significant milestone in the journey of the micro finance sector" was how chairman of the Jamaica Micro Financing Association , Hurshell Cyrus, described the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with credit bureau CRIF NM Credit Assure Limited. "We strongly support a partnership with CRIF NM, because now we will be in a better position to know who we are lending to and who our micro business partners are," Cyrus said.


  2. 33 organisations get grants worth $24 million from AFJRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Jamaica Observer

    THE American Friends of Jamaica on Monday awarded $24 million in discretionary grants and donor-direct grant to 33 organisations across the island. Four University of the West Indies students also received bursaries/scholarships from the Cobb Family Foundation; Ambassador J Gary Cooper; Ambassador Glen and Gloria Holden; and the Ralph & Ricky Lauren Family Foundation.


  3. Young Jamaican Actor Makes His Way in Los AngelesRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | PRLog US Entertainment

    PRLog - April 25, 2015 - LOS ANGELES -- MARLON SAMUDA is a young Jamaican actor making his way through Los Angeles. His early love for the arts started in Prep School and developed throughout high school in Jamaica where he was awarded the gold medal in Jamaica's Secondary Schools' Drama Festival.


  4. BLACK as COLE for Last SundaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | The Gleaner

    ... to be high-energy, full of expressive stories, and flavoured with her colourful experiences as a Canadian living in Jamaica. Consistently funny and politically provocative Leighton Smith, with his characteristic straight-faced delivery and sardonic ...


  5. Fab 5 goes 'Face to Face' - New tracks preview collaboration albumRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | The Gleaner

    ... it sums up the upcoming album's format. Pointing to the band's stellar history, including playing on Johnny's Nash's Jamaica-made album and being excluded from working with Al Green by persons who would not make the required contact, through to ...


  6. Jamaica has to clean up the mess of corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | Jamaica Observer

    ... great empires. The impact of corruption by commonsense deduction is even more deleterious on small economies like Jamaica. Apparently some folks just cannot understand that simple fact and continue to bury their heads in the sand like ostriches, ...


  7. Towards a formal music businessRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | The Gleaner

    ... from somewhere. Still, I believe that much of the resistance by some persons invoked in making music in and from Jamaica, not so exalted, figure in a much larger pool. To put it another way, I believe many of those who resist a more formal structure ...


  8. 'Kiss Mi Granny', rib-tickling launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | The Gleaner

    ... salivating at each item of food mentioned on his menu. From food, the custos reflected on the Governor General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen's mantra, "There's nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right with Jamaica." The custos ...


  9. Energy aid, new diplomacy mark Obama visit to AmericasRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2015 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... of oil-dependent Venezuela, where the Petrocaribe trade program created by the late President Hugo Chavez has kept Jamaica and much of the region dependent on the South American country for energy. During his town hall meeting, the president ...


  10. 1988 Jamaican bobsled team member to speak at North TahoeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Tahoe Daily Tribune

    Devon Harris, a member of the Jamaican Bobsled Team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, will speak at the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe's Annual Kids First Fundraising breakfast on Saturday, April 18. "We are really excited to welcome Devon to the club and hear his powerful and positive message," said Mindy Carbajal, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Devon was raised in one of the most violent slums of Kingston, Jamaica, yet he graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England and served as an officer in the Jamaica Defense Force.


  11. Obama arrives on the 'Rock'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | The Gleaner

    An unscheduled visit to the Bob Marley Museum by United States President Barack Obama took most persons by surprise. After landing in Jamaica last night, the president had a yearning to enjoy a bit of Jamaica's warmth, colour, culture and beauty before delving into the official nature of his first visit to the island.


  12. What's the Yams?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Slate Magazine

    Photo illustration by Juliana JimA nez Jaramillo. Photos by Mark Mainz/Getty Images and Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Reebok Genius , formerly known as Rap Genius, the annotation site that launched in 2009 to decode Cam'ron lyrics and now dreams of " annotating the world ," has assigned me an IQ of one point.


  13. Music, memories from King JammyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | The Gleaner

    ... the Waterhouse-based Ruddock having a pirate radio station, Tubby's Radio Station (TRS), and taking over the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation's (JBC) frequency one Friday to play the ska song Let George Do It . "The following day, soldiers and ...


  14. Marlon James wins Anisfield-Wolf fiction prizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Marlon James's explosive novel about Jamaica, " A Brief History of Seven Killings ," has won this year's Anisfield-Wolf fiction prize. Billed as "the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and examines diversity," the Anisfield-Wolf book awards in fiction, nonfiction and poetry are sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation.


  15. IMF programme too austere, says Carolyn CooperRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | The Gleaner

    ... the nutritional content of lunches, through partnerships with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority and the Jamaica Agricultural Society, to utilise local produce, fruits and eggs. We have recently instituted a breakfast programme at the ...


  16. Jamaica on a murderous slope down to PerditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Jamaica Observer

    ... of good government." Immediately a few myopic thinkers will say America is a 239-year-old liberal democracy and Jamaica is but a few years shy of 60. That's not the point. Since we fancy ourselves as a liberal democracy, we must consistently judge ...


  17. Message From Our MayorRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | Northern-Sun Print

    Two weeks ago Jo and I got away from the cold weather and the pressures of the last few months. We spent a week in Jamaica with our very good friends, Merlyn and Connie Appelgate.


  18. CFW for june 6-15Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Jamaica Observer

    MODEL agency, Pulse's 35th anniversary will highlight the 15th staging of Caribbean Fashionweek slated for June 6-15. Pulse chairman Kingsley Cooper was speaking to the Jamaica Observer at a press launch to announce the partnership with the Audi brand at the ATL Audi Terminal on Oxford Road in St Andrew, yesterday.


  19. 300 Acres of land to Support Beer ProductionRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2015 | The Gleaner

    The way is now clear for phase to of Jamaican brewing giant RedStripe to proceed with Phase to of Project Grow. RedStripe signed a deal with the government of Jamaica through Jamaica Agri-Invest Corporation for 300 hectares of farm land in Wallen, North East St Catherine.


  20. U-17s look for positive Concacaf endRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Trinidad Guardian

    T&T striker Chaz Burnett, left, goes mid-air and stretches for a ball as Jamaican goalkeeper Jahmali Waite makes a safe grab in their 2015 Concacaf Under-17 Championship Pool A match at the Estadio Francisco Morazan, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Sunday. Jamaica won 5-1 to earn at least a playoff spot while T&T was eliminated.


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