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5 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

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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9 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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Jamaica Observer

Do more than talk, Mr Green

Highly educated and, we suspect, very well read, Mr Floyd Green will know that the political ideals and principles advocated by him in yesterday's Sunday Observer are by no means original.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Trinadad Express

I want to reaffirm bonds of friendship'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, arrived yesterday for an official two-day visit to Trinidad and Tobago.

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International Business Times

Joseph Morgan: The Originals Actor Marries The Vampire Diaries Star...

British actor Joseph Morgan, known for portraying Original hybrid Klaus in "The Originals," has said goodbye to his bachelor life.

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Jamaica Observer

Taking our honorary consuls for granted

The loss of Jamaica's former honorary consul to Atlanta and prominent attorney Mr Vin Martin, who died on July 23 after a long illness, has prompted us to recall the long and distinguished service of our honorary consuls all over the world.

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Jamaica Observer

Symphonic delight

PATRONS attending Thursday evening's Orchestra of the Americas concert at the Church on the Rock in St Andrew, were in for a special music treat.

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Jamaica Observer

Recruitment age limit increased for farm work programme

Making the announcement on Friday, Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier said the adjustment is as a result of the recognition that there are many very able-bodied people over the previous cut-off age of 40 who work harder than some people in their 20s.

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Jamaica Observer

When Norman Manley won and lost a referendum

Early in the year, on January 7, Alumina Jamaica , made its first alumina shipment, 2,300 tons, 'packed in stout paper bags', on the SS Trident, from Railroad Pier No 3 in Kingston.

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Jamaica Observer

Changing lives with 'democratic art'

BORN in Greece of Egyptian and Syrian heritage, Marianna Farag has travelled the globe, from Paris and Switzerland to New York in the west.

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Denver Post

Pianist Monty Alexander brings his Jamaican flair

Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander and his band Harlem-Kingston Express will perform at Dazzle Jazz Aug. 2-3.

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