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

6 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Leaders call for unity, respect for human rights in Emancipation messages

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen said it was optimistic that despite the fact that a number of Jamaicans today live in 'nowhere land' the resilience of the people will see the country prosper.

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11 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

'I'm so happy for the rain'

JAMAICANS across the Kingston Metropolitan Area were more than happy for yesterday afternoon's downpour that sent quenching flows into the long-parched earth, filled empty drums and buckets, and washed away layers of dust that blanketed pretty much everything.

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15 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Our heroes, athletes demonstrate the spirit of our Emancipation

Today, we again turn our focus to the start of the process that culminated in our decision to govern ourselves.

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19 hrs ago | Cross Roads News

Vin Martin, retired Jamaican consul general, remembered

Family, friends and the Jamaican community will celebrate the life of Vin Martin, the retired Jamaican consul general to Atlanta, at a homegoing service on Aug. 1 at Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers.

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21 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Gova t allocates $57 million for Grand Gala

A sum of $57 million has been allocated for the staging of the Independence Grand Gala at the National Stadium on Wednesday, August 6. This was disclosed by principal director of culture, Ministry of Youth and Culture, Dahlia Harris, in an interview with the Jamaica Information Service on Wednesday.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Jamaica Observer

Is Rev Al Miller up to his old tricks again?

Immediately after the German World Cup football side had registered its defeat against finalists Argentina, Jamaican TV presenter Rohan Daley uttered, 'Heil Hitler,' a phrase that was used in the back section of many two-stool bars across Jamaica.

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Jamaica Observer

Loyola and 'emancipendence'

TODAY is the feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.

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Jamaica Observer

8 cops in INDECOM case fined $650,000 each

KINGSTON, Jamaica Eight police officers who were brought before the court by the Independent Commission of Investigations for failing to comply with a lawful request of the Commission were each slapped with a fine of $650,000 or six months in prison when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's court Thursday morning.

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Jaunted

Add Voluntourism in Jamaica to Your Winter Travel Options

Now that summer is on the cusp of winding down, it's definitely time to start thinking about winter getaways while the getting's good.

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Advocate

Go Underground With Jamaica's 'Gully Queens'

Not a sewer, Shoemaker Gully is a storm drain that in addition to catching water from Kingston's streets, serves as home and hearth for the Jamaican capital's forsaken LGBT youth.

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Jamaica Observer

Foska Oats latest product a big hit

MOTORISTS travelling through New Kingston yesterday received an early morning treat as Caribbean Premier League T20 sponsors Foska Oats stepped up promotions for their newest product.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Gleaner

Kartel song used in gay video

Much outrage has been coming from fans and associates of Vybz Kartel following the use of one of his songs as the soundtrack for a video showing crossing-dressing and homosexual men in New Kingston.

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The Gleaner

Young acts set to take Smirnoff Dream Live stage

This Emancipation weekend will come alive as Smirnoff in association with Dream Entertainment, will invade the white sandy beaches of Negril for the 10-party, week-long extravaganza, Smirnoff Dream weekend.

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Jamaica Observer

Ja prepares to step it up

ON Monday, Jamaica will begin its quest to regain the World Reggae Dance Championship at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew.

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Jamaica Observer

Scientist pushes for treated effluent to be part of water resources

REUSING wastewater might not be able to alleviate the current crisis of water shortage and raging bush fires brought on by the prolonged dry spell being experienced across the island, but biochemist and bioprocess engineer Denise Forrest believes it ought to form part of government's water strategy for future planning.

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Travel World News

Jamaica Tourist Board Gives Agents Opportunity to see Ziggy Marley in Concert

Reggae fans across the United States can experience the Marley magic this summer as the Jamaica Tourist Board has joined forces with Grammy Award winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley for his 2014 Fly Rasta North American Tour.

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Jamaica Observer

Paymaster relaunches improved Loyalty Rewards Programme

PAYMASTER Jamaica Limited yesterday relaunched its Loyalty Rewards Programme, offering members up to $1.5 million in benefits which company CEO Audrey Marks said was a major upgrade.

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Jamaica Observer

Japan not leaving it all to China in the Caribbean

NOWADAYS China is talked about as the economic superpower challenging the United States for dominance in the world economy.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Towleroad

Vice News' Beautiful, Unsettling Look At Jamaica's LGBT 'Gully Queens' - VIDEO

While homosexuality is not technically illegal in Jamaica, British colonial anti-buggery laws punish sodomy with a 10-year prison sentences and hard labor.

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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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