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1 hr ago | Jamaica Observer

Foska Oats latest product a big hit

MOTORISTS travelling through New Kingston yesterday received an early morning treat as Caribbean Premier League T20 sponsors Foska Oats stepped up promotions for their newest product.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Gleaner

Kartel song used in gay video

Much outrage has been coming from fans and associates of Vybz Kartel following the use of one of his songs as the soundtrack for a video showing crossing-dressing and homosexual men in New Kingston.

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The Gleaner

Young acts set to take Smirnoff Dream Live stage

This Emancipation weekend will come alive as Smirnoff in association with Dream Entertainment, will invade the white sandy beaches of Negril for the 10-party, week-long extravaganza, Smirnoff Dream weekend.

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Jamaica Observer

Ja prepares to step it up

ON Monday, Jamaica will begin its quest to regain the World Reggae Dance Championship at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew.

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Jamaica Observer

Scientist pushes for treated effluent to be part of water resources

REUSING wastewater might not be able to alleviate the current crisis of water shortage and raging bush fires brought on by the prolonged dry spell being experienced across the island, but biochemist and bioprocess engineer Denise Forrest believes it ought to form part of government's water strategy for future planning.

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Travel World News

Jamaica Tourist Board Gives Agents Opportunity to see Ziggy Marley in Concert

Reggae fans across the United States can experience the Marley magic this summer as the Jamaica Tourist Board has joined forces with Grammy Award winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley for his 2014 Fly Rasta North American Tour.

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Jamaica Observer

Paymaster relaunches improved Loyalty Rewards Programme

PAYMASTER Jamaica Limited yesterday relaunched its Loyalty Rewards Programme, offering members up to $1.5 million in benefits which company CEO Audrey Marks said was a major upgrade.

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Jamaica Observer

Japan not leaving it all to China in the Caribbean

NOWADAYS China is talked about as the economic superpower challenging the United States for dominance in the world economy.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Towleroad

Vice News' Beautiful, Unsettling Look At Jamaica's LGBT 'Gully Queens' - VIDEO

While homosexuality is not technically illegal in Jamaica, British colonial anti-buggery laws punish sodomy with a 10-year prison sentences and hard labor.

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WB-Jamaican Business Climate to Receive a Boost

ENP Newswire - 29 July 2014 Release date- 28072014 - Existing and new businesses operating in Jamaica will benefit from streamlined regulations and processes, public-private partnerships, as well as training and access to financing as a result of a US$ 50 million loan for the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project, approved by the World ... (more)

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Jamaica Observer

JN Fund Managers gets youth ready for global trade

JN Fund Managers has strengthened its commitment to the development of young entrepreneurs in Jamaica by funding over 200 high school students to receive business training and mentorship.

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Jamaica Observer

Jet ski operators put on warning

THE Tourism Product Development Company says there will be a zero tolerance approach to private and commercial jet ski operators who refuse to adhere to the regulations governing the industry.

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Jamaica Observer

Weddy Weddy turns 10

TEN years ago, sound system operator Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell said he wanted to have a party vibe similar to that of House of Leo, a weekly dancehall-inspired party.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Jamaica Observer

What does it mean to be Jamaican?

MANY of us, at home or abroad, have a love-hate relationship with our country. The love part is about the richness of our natural resources and the vibrancy of the culture we have created from the fusion of our predominantly African ancestry, sprinkled with Taino, Asian and Europeans.

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ChartAttack

Vybz Kartel's "Beautiful Girl" gets an unofficial...

With a fog machine, a generator and some studio lights, the gyrating youth take the genre's powerful sexuality and turn into an occasionally direct confrontation the society that produced it.

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Capital Soup

FAMU Student Wins National Lambda Iota Tau Scholarship

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University student Clare Mobley has been awarded one of two annual $1,000 scholarships presented by Lambda Iota Tau , a national literary society.

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Jamaica Observer

Philanthropist Raymond Chang dies in Canada

Chang, who was conferred with the Order of Jamaica in 2011 and the Order of Canada in 2014, was ailing for some time.

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Jamaica Observer

Thanksgiving service for Vin Martin August 1

A service of Thanksgiving for the late former Jamaica honorary consul to Atlanta, Vin Martin, will be held at the Springfield Baptist church in Conyers, Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, August 1. Martin, who passed away on July 23, was born on July 31, 1943 in Jackson Town, Trelawny.

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Jamaica Observer

Talent on show at Sandals

SANDALS and Beaches Ocho Rios Region crowned its top male and female singers, models and dancer for 2014 at an exciting event dubbed ENCORE at Sandals Grande Riviera recently.

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Jamaica Observer

A business leader with a heart, says prime minister - Business

PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday expressed 'deep sadness' at the passing of Jamaican-born Canadian business leader and philanthropist G Raymond Chang.

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