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3 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Jolly Boys musician Joseph 'Powda' Bennett dies in Jamaica at 76

Jamaican folk musician Joseph Bennett, who played a rollicking genre of traditional dance music with the long-running Jolly Boys, has died in his Caribbean homeland.

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3 hrs ago | Ukiah Daily Journal

32nd Annual Round Valley Blackberry Festival

Covelo was the ground central for all things blackberry last weekend as it hosted the 32 annual Blackberry Festival.

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7 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Four people shot dead in Linstead

KINGSTON, Jamaica The police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of four people in Linstead St Catherine Wednesday night.

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9 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Attorney Wayne Golding elected to Diaspora Advisory Board

Prominent defence attorney Wayne Golding has been elected as the new representative on the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board for the Southern United States.

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13 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Jamaicans urged to participate in online survey for diaspora project

Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Arnaldo Brown has encouraged Jamaicans living abroad to participate in the online survey for the Mapping Jamaica's Diaspora Project.

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14 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Sandals Foundation gives back-to-school items to inner-city communities

THE Sandals Foundation last week presented almost 300 children from several inner-city communities across St James with back-to-school supplies.

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14 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

'We can't continue like this'

CENTRAL St James Member of Parliament Lloyd B Smith says the resort city of Montego Bay is being overrun by prostitutes, vendors and rogue taxi operators.

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14 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Ron Kenoly for Come Celebrate Jesus

INTERNATIONALLY renowned minister and gospel artiste Ron Kenoly will headline the third staging of Come Celebrate Jesus, to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall on Saturday, October 4. The Lift Him Up singer is expected to perform songs from his vast catalogue including Mourning Into Dancing, Ancient of Days, Sing Out and ... (more)

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Jamaica Observer

None but ourselves... - Columns

It was Marcus Garvey who said we must emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, because while others can free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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