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1 hr ago | IcLoughborough

Winter cruises in Jamaica from East Midlands Airport

THOMSON Cruises' brand new winter 2014/15 line up goes on sale on November 14, 2013, and its Platinum ship Thomson Dream, will be moving to the exciting new home port of Montego Bay in Jamaica.

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3 hrs ago | Bridal Guide

10 Ideas for Your Jamaica Wedding Itinerary

The Jamaica Tourist Board shares 10 planning ideas to help you create the ultimate Jamaica wedding itinerary for you and your guests.

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5 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Devaluation, paper costs hit AMG Packaging

AMG Packaging Paper Company reported a 50 per cent decline in second quarter profits, the corrugated box manufacturer's bottom line dragged down by devaluation of the Jamaican dollar and rising paper costs.

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10 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Mervyn Morris first Jamaican Poet Laureate since Independence

PROFESSOR Emeritus at the University of the West Indies , 76-year-old Mervyn Eustace Morris, was yesterday named Jamaica's first Poet Laureate since independence in 1962.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Lionfish population down in Jamaica

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill , shares a light moment with Chief Executive Officer, National Environment and Planning Agency , Peter Knight ; Project Manager, NEPA, Sherese Simpson ; and Project Evaluator, United Nations Environment Programme , Hugo Arnold, during the closing-out ceremony for the ... (more)

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The York Daily Record

Gunmen shoot at Jamaican lawmaker's bodyguards

The Jamaica Constabulary Force says the two bodyguards for West Kingston lawmaker Desmond McKenzie were not hit in Tuesday's attack as they waited outside a funeral home where the opposition Jamaica Labor Party legislator held a meeting.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, West Kingston, RI

Star Tribune

2 bodyguards for Jamaican Parliament member shot at by gunmen in lawmaker's gritty district

The Jamaica Constabulary Force says the two bodyguards for West Kingston lawmaker Desmond McKenzie were not hit in Tuesday's attack as they waited outside a funeral home where the opposition Jamaica Labor Party legislator held a meeting.

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Examiner.com

Man visiting US for first time reported missing from Baldwin

A man visiting the United States for the first time has disappeared and was last seen early Monday in a residential area of Baldwin, Nassau County police said.

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13WMAZ.com

Douglass Theatre to feature Bob Marley movie

The Tubman African American Museum is sponsoring a showing of "Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend" at the Douglass Theatre in downtown Macon at 7 p.m. May 9. Based on footage shot in the early 1970's and lost for more than 30 years, the film documents life at 56 Hope Road, in Kingston, Jamaica featuring a young Bob Marley before he was famous.

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CNN

The Blood Moon Eclipse from Kingston, Jamaica

I was observing from my home in Kingston, Jamaica the Blood Moon Eclipse and took these photos with a Canon SX50HS camera.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Jamaica Observer

Poor governance on show at Port Royal

COUNCILLOR Lorraine Dobson says she is "aware" that there is "a growing migration problem, in terms of squatting" in historic, world-famous Port Royal.

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Jamaica Observer

Portland tourism receives major boost

Portland is on its way to regaining pride of place as a sought-after tourist resort area as the Tourism Enhancement Fund recently allocated $48.5 million to improve tourism assets in the parish capital.

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Caribbean News Now!

Caribbean answering the global call to end stigma and discrimination

L to R: UNAIDS Caribbean Regional Support Team Director, Ernest Massiah; UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Luiz Loures; St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Denzil Douglas; United Nations Secretary Generals Special Envoy on HIV for the Caribbean, Edward Greene; Global Fund Executive Director, Mark Dybul; and United Nations Resident Coordinator for ... (more)

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Jamaica Observer

J'can 'Billy' Marston heads IMF's new risk management office

FORMER Jamaica football administrator David 'Billy' Marston has been appointed head of a new unit in the office of International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, the Jamaica Observer learnt yesterday.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Jamaica Observer

Bar None: Inside J Wray & Nephew's new corporate office

It makes perfect sense that the name behind one of the world's great rums would have a bar in its new corporate office.

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Jamaica Observer

Water leak destroying wall

I live in St Catherine and there is a water leak outside the wall of my fence. I have asked my plumber to look at it and he has informed me that a National Water Commission pipe outside my premises is the source of the leak.

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Jamaica Observer

Manchester home for 40 more HIV-infected children

However, there is hope that the beginning of its transformation into a residential facility for children and women living with HIV/AIDS should be realised by year-end.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Jamaica Observer

PriceSmart hit by devaluation in Jamaica

The discount membership shopping store blamed double-digit devaluation in Jamaica for the dip for the period ending February 2014.

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Sunday Herald

Ghetto Rising

The youth with the dreadlocks gave up a half-hearted attempt to sell some marijuana and fell instead to discussing politics."

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Global Voices Online

Caribbean Loses Valuable Steward with Passing of Professor Norman Girvan

The Caribbean has lost another giant; prominent Caribbean intellectual Norman Girvan passed away in Cuba on the same day that A.N.R. Robinson , former Prime Minister and President of Trinidad and Tobago, died.

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