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

2 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

The Easter tradition and Miss Mary dry-foot Bwoy

WELL, I hope you cracked your egg on Holy Thursday night and read good fortune from the shape of the egg white.

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6 hrs ago | The Independent

Home Office reverses decision to refuse visa to Jamaican woman wanting to donate kidney to brother

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6 hrs ago | Anniston Star

Joyful noise: The Natti Love Joys bring authentic reggae to Anniston

The Natti Love Joys are old hands at reggae music. Husband and wife Sonia "Marla" and Anthony "Jaht" Allen performed in bands separately for years before meeting in New York, where Jamaica native Jaht provided bass backup to Londoner Marla's band, the Love Joys.

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7 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Expect more local companies to adopt US dollars as functional currency, says ICAJ

EXPECT more local companies to adopt US dollars as a functional currency, reasoned the oversight accountant body, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica .

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11 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Jaa s homophobia on show

TABOO Yardies, Jamaican film-maker Selena Blake's documentary about the indifferent treatment of gays in Jamaica, will be screened May 1-4 at the Firehouse Theater in Harlem, New York.

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16 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Successful US-based Jamaican gives back to his roots

IT was a celebratory atmosphere at the Mount Waddy Primary School in Friendship, Moneague, St Ann last Monday, for the launch of the Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation, more popularly referred to as MIC .

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17 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Marcus James, truly a Jamaican success story

In 2000 when 28-year-old baby-faced Marcus James went downtown Kingston to make his pitch to higglers and small business operators, he was not only armed with a dream and an idea but a fiercely quiet determination to bring them to reality.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sunday Herald

Darkness on the edge of paradise

Rushell Grey looks younger than her 21 years. She listens quietly as her friend attempts to tell her story.

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Jamaica Observer

Marijuana March

A NUMBER of local artistes are set to show their support for the legalisation of marijuana during a march and mass rally set for the Corporate Area tomorrow.

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Trinidad Guardian

Jamaica opposition critical of new bank tax

The main opposition Jamaica Labour Party has criticised the government over its introduction of a tax on people making withdrawals from their bank deposits.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

JamBase

Gov't Mule Announces Island Exodus 2015 Details

Gov't Mule will continue the tradition of Island Exodus destination events this January in Jamaica.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Gleaner

Wray & Nephew makes 'Tessanne rum'

The special rum was blended by Mrs Joy Spence, master blender of the Wray and Nephew line of fine rums.

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The New Zealand Herald

Jamaica anti-doping official arrested after raid

A Jamaican attorney who is a top official with the sprinting powerhouse's anti-doping disciplinary panel has been arrested following a raid at a massage parlor he reportedly owns.

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The Gleaner

Contractor Music Marketing sponsors radio broadcast of Penn Relays

Sean Edwards' Contractor Music Marketing will again sponsor Irie FM's live coverage of the upcoming Penn Relays, which will run from April 24-26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Jamaica Farewell Begins 4/27 at Soho Playhouse

Soho Playhouse presents the award-winning and critically acclaimed JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick , with performances beginning Sunday, April 27 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, May 4 at Soho Playhouse in Manhattan.

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Jamaica Observer

'Too close for comfort, Desmond!'

JAMAICA Observer online readers have reacted with mixed emotions to Tuesday's attack by gunmen on the security team assigned to West Kingston Member of Parliament Desmond McKenzie in the constituency.

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Jamaica Observer

Grave Concern

THE dead are no longer buried at the decades-old Cholera Cemetery on Montego Bay's 'Hip Strip', but those interred there must be turning in their graves due to the deplorable state of the St James Parish Council-owned facility.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Caribbean Export supports Dominican Republic trade mission to Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency led a delegation of Dominican Republic private sector business representatives to Jamaica from April 3-6, 2014, as a part of the agency's efforts to spur increased trade between that country and the Caribbean Community within the framework of the CARICOM/DR Free Trade Agreement.

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Caribbean News Now!

CARICOM youth ambassador delighted with youth participation in human rights consultation

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Sonia Boddie, Caribbean Community Youth Ambassador for the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, was a part of the youth contingent selected from across the region, to participate in the Pan-Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and Aids Caribbean Consultation on Justice for All and Human Rights Agenda, convened under the theme ... (more)

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Jamaica Observer

Hapilos awards off

SATURDAY'S 21st Hapilos Anniversary and Digital Awards has been postponed. The event was scheduled for the Chinese Benevolent Association of Jamaica Centre in St Andrew.

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