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News on Jamaica continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Sagicor Financial Corporation and Its Subsidiaries

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- and the issuer credit ratings of "a-" of Sagicor Life Inc. and Sagicor Capital Life Insurance Company Limited .

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7 hrs ago | Sag Harbor Online

Shattering Artistic Boundaries in Sag Harbor

Post-post-colonial Jamaica, the pollution crisis in China, and the inked up working class of Ohio seem like unusual choices for an art show, and that's the point.

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Related Topix: Sag Harbor, NY, World News, Painting, Arts, Cleveland, NY

7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Free nights at luxurious Moon Dance Cliffs

Escape to the stunning Cliffs of Negril this holiday season and unwrap a gift you know you'll enjoy: free nights at luxurious Moon Dance Cliffs.

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8 hrs ago | KRAV-FM Tulsa

See Joseph Morgan and Persia White's Gorgeous Wedding Day

Ready to take a sneak peek inside Joseph Morgan and Persia White's “rustic” Jamaican wedding day ? Just two months after exclusively revealing to star - tied the knot on July 5 in Ocho Rios in a quaint ceremony.

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14 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Bus fares going up

TRANSPORT and Works Minister Omar Davies is today expected to announce an increase in bus fares for the State-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company at a press conference at his ministry's Maxfield Avenue headquarters in Kingston.

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18 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

'Even Stevie Wonder could clearly see through the whole matter'

Jamaica Observer online readers have weighed on a report that the deaf/mute in the Mario Deane case has still not been charged.

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18 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Portie film fest

THE tranquil climes of Portland in eastern Jamaica will play host to Cinema Paradise - Jamaica's newest film festival - from August 27 to 31. Nine feature-length films and documentaries, as well as a number of shorts, will be showcased during the five-day event to be held at the Great Huts resort in Boston Bay.

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19 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

The purpose of DNA tests

Q: Why does the United States Embassy suggest DNA testing? If I do the testing, how does it work and what do I bring to the Embassy on the day of my DNA test appointment? A: We are very fortunate that this technology is now available and affordable.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

US court grants new appeal hearing for Buju Banton

KINGSTON, Jamaica A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton said Tuesday that a U.S. federal appellate court agreed to a new hearing on his latest appeal.

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Jamaica Observer

Prison review

A Cabinet subcommittee has been set up to develop a strategic response to treating prison inmates following the death of Mario Deane, who was beaten while in police custody earlier this month.

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The fearless seafarer

She was brought up by a single mother in rural Jamaica, in a family of modest means.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Jamaica: Government To Look Into Treatment Of People In Police Custory

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, Aug 19 -- The Government has set up a special committee to examine the treatment of people in police lock-ups, following the beating and subsequent death of a police detainee.

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Jamaica Observer

Three women on cocaine charges

THREE women are to appear in court Thursday after they were allegedly found with cocaine weighing a total of six pounds during a search by members of the Transnational Crimes and Narcotics Division at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James last Friday.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Ten cases of chikungunya confirmed in Jamaica

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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Jamaica Observer

First Regional awards $3 million in scholarships

First Regional Co-operative Credit Union which has been offering assistance to students in the north eastern parishes throughout the years will be forking out some $3 million this year in scholarships, bursaries and book grants this year, as it incorporates recipients outside of this area.

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Jamaica Observer

New Garvey book aimed at primary-level students

But, despite being made Jamaica's first national hero in 1964, hailed as a hero of the black nationalist and back-to-Africa movements globally, and an idol of roots reggae musicians, many Jamaicans still believe that Garvey has still not received the recognition he deserves at home.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Reggae, Bob Marley & the Wailers, The Wailers, Burning Spear,

Jamaica Observer

Don't use my son's death as a political football, Mario Deane's mom pleads

The mother of Mario Deane yesterday asked National Security Minister Peter Bunting and others not to use her son's death as a political football.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Jamaica Observer

Emancipendence: The unfinished chapter

I believe it is a truism to say that we all recognise that the process towards the realisation of the objectives of the struggle for Emancipation and Independence is an ongoing one which demands the commitment of all our citizens.

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Jamaica Observer

Scholarship help, but...

PROFIT organisation based in Connecticut, USA, has for the past five years been assisting needy Jamaican high school students who are faced with economic hardships.

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Jamaica Observer

G2K a no-show, but PNPYO supports Mario Deane

The People's National Party Youth Organisation yesterday staged a demonstration in the historic Sam Sharpe Square over the controversial death of 31-year-old Mario Deane, who was beaten while in police custody.

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