Key witness faces cross-examination in Manchester fraud trial today

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PORUS, Manchester — The high-profile Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial resumes here today with lead defence counsel Norman Godfrey scheduled to continue his cross-examination of a witness from the Jamaica National (JN) Bank in Kingston.

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CLA among world’s top two, says former Canopy head

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Bruce Linton, Canadian business tycoon and former CEO of Canadian multi-billion dollar giant, Canopy, the world’s largest publicly traded cannabis company by market value, has rated Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) among the two best cannabis regulatory systems in the world.

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Shandong appeals for more tourists

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BEIJING, China — Officials of Shandong in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are encouraging more tourists to visit the province, an important cradle of Chinese civilisation.The appeal was made last Friday during a meeting between provincial government officials of Shandong’s foreign affairs office and a delegation of journalists from the China International Press Communication Centre (CIPCC) at Shandong Hotel.The group of 39 international…

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Latin America, Caribbean on cusp of eliminating rabies deaths

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BRASILIA, Brazil — Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are closer than ever to achieving the elimination of human deaths by rabies. Over the last 12 months, just five cases were reported in the region, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced on the occasion of World Rabies Day — last Friday, September 28.According to PAHO, which has established the goal of eliminating human deaths from rabies by 2022, today, Haiti and the…

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Jamaicans rally at UN against mining in Cockpit Country

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NEW YORK, USA — For a second time last week, Jamaicans in New York rallied outside the headquarters of the United Nations (UN)here Friday, to highlight growing opposition within the Diaspora against mining in the Cockpit Country.As they did during the first demonstration Monday, the protesters gathered as Prime Minister Andrew Holness spoke during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

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PHOTO: Thank you!

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The US Embassy in Kingston on Friday lavished awards on several of its partners at its second Stakeholders Appreciation, Recognition & Awards as an expression of gratitude for outstanding work done. The awardees were drawn from academia, diplomacy, security, entrepreneurship, energy and health — focus areas of its USCaribbean 2020 Engagement Strategy. Awards were made in four categories: Partnership Impact, Outside the Box, Spotlight, and Pinnacle, with the winners…

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Noranda insists safety, environmental preservation among top priorities

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Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners (NJBP) says industrial safety and the protection of the natural environment are major considerations in its operations.In  a statement last Thursday responding to allegations from what it described as sectoral interest groups claiming that its operations damage Jamaica’s forest reserves, Noranda said that, as mandated by government’s mining regulations, all its  activities are carried out away from forestry areas and reserves.

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Strike cannabis off Controlled Substances Act

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Noted cannabis guru Ras Iyah V says the time has come for developing nations, including those of the Caribbean, to collectively lobby the US to strike cannabis from its Controlled Substances Act.

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UWI Professor Michael Taylor among co-authors in renowned Science magazine

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Professor Michael Taylor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is among an internationally respected group of scientists urgently calling on world leaders to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change.

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This Day in Hstory - September 30

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Today is the 273rd day of 2019. There are 92 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1999: A 7.5-magnitude quake rocks southern Mexico, toppling church towers and old homes in Oaxaca and shaking buildings in the capital. At least 27 people are killed and more than 120 others injured. OTHER EVENTS

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