Eastern Caribbean gov’ts rushing to save LIAT

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean governments are looking towards securing financial assistance from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the regional transportation sector amid concerns that shareholder governments may be forced to close down the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT.

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Search on for missing teacher

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THE police yesterday appealed to the public for information that can assist them in locating St Andrew teacher Samuel Martin.Martin, 41, of Waterloo Close, Kingston 10, has been missing since Friday, April 18.Police said an investigation has been ongoing since the report was made to the Matilda’s Corner Police Station on Saturday. However, investigators are now seeking the public’s assistance to unearth any new leads in the case.

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People’s Cooperative could solve ganja banking woes — Silvera

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The Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica (GGPAJ) is proposing the National Peoples’ Cooperative Bank as a solution to the banking services conundrum in which the country’s fledgling legal marijuana industry finds itself.

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Four media students awarded PAJ education grants

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THE Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) continues its outreach to media students, with this year’s award of four education grants.The 2019 awardees are Karen Oliver and Joel Samuels of Northern Caribbean University, Brian Pitter of the University of Technology, and Kedisha Clarke of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communications, University of the West Indies (UWI).

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Hotel staff, students clean up Whitehouse to mark Earth Day

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MORE than 180 pounds of garbage were collected and removed from the Whitehouse community in Montego Bay by Sandals Foundation ambassadors and Sandals ‘earth guardians’ from the three Sandals Resorts in St James, along with students and teachers from Flanker Primary & Junior High last Thursday, ahead of Earth Day yesterday.

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Adventists mourn passing

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THE Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is mourning the passing of businessman and philanthropist, Aston Tai. Tai, brother of the late Lady Cooke, passed away on Saturday in Weston, Florida, after a long illness. He was 93.

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Nigerian envoy hosts students

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Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Jamaica Janet Olisa (third left) in discussion with (from left) St Hilda’s High School Principal Heather Reid-Johnson, students Chrision McPherson, Aleia Greaves, and Shanice Davidson, and Guidance Counsellor Paula Gordon. Occasion was a students’ social earlier this month at the high commissioner’s residence in St Andrew. Students from 12 high schools across the island were accompanied by principals, vice-principals, guidance counsellors, and a few parents at…

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Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars

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SAN FRANCISCO, USA (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realise a bold vision that he has been floating for years.The technology required to make that quantum leap was scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors yesterday at the company’s Palo Alto, California, headquarters.

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Rastas want fees waived

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MONTEGO BAY, St James – Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has committed to advocate for the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) waiving fees for small farmers, including Rastafarians interested in participating in the lucrative medical cannabis industry.The senior Cabinet minister argued that for members of the Rastafarian community to be denied the privilege of partaking in the industry would be a travesty of justice.

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UN official to inaugurate meeting of Caribbean countries on sustainable development

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SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will participate in the opening session of the third meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development at ECLAC headquarters here.

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