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28 min ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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Jamaica Observer

Passing IMF tests necessary, but not sufficient

TO say that the details of Dr Pauline McKenzie's letter to the Daily Observer last Tuesday are frightening is an understatement.

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Jamaica Observer

Cavelle Johnston: lead attorney

She's the lead attorney in the Civil Litigation Department at Townsend, Whyte and Porter; chair of the membership committee for the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston; head of the hospitality ministry at her church; and she draws well.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Sunday Herald

The power of song

The emotional impact of a performance of Freedom Come All Ye at the opening of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games showed once again how songs can communicate to the world.

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Examiner.com

Bouts of Mania: Ali, Frazier, Foreman and an America on the Ropes

Former Sports Illustrated senior writer Richard Hoffer puts forth a new addition on the last "golden age" of boxing that was the United States of the 1970s and the battles among three boxers that would eventually be considered among the great heavyweight champions.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Gleaner

International Dancehall Queen Contest to help boost tourism

From left, Kingsley Cooper, chairman of the Entertainment Advisory Board in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Brian 'Big Head' Martin, the promoter of the International Dancehall Queen Contest, and Robert Russell, chairman of Summerfest Productions, the promoters of Reggae Sumfest, in discussion during Tuesday night's launch of Dancehall ... (more)

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