Youth can save CARICOM - Advocates say millennials could change face of regional body

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Declaring that young Caribbean nationals are displeased with the level of transparency in CARICOM, a local academic and former youth ambassador is urging that they be empowered with data to advocate for how they want to see the regional bloc operate…

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Hylton: Regional heads must tap into CCJ for opinions on treaty matters

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Former Foreign Affairs Minister Anthony Hylton is calling for CARICOM leaders to use this week’s Heads of Government Meeting to commit to using the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to resolve issues related to the interpretation and implementation…

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CARICOM heads to consider dismantling marijuana prohibition

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The dismantling of the prohibition of marijuana in its totality across member states is a key recommendation contained in the report of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana 2018, which will be reviewed by heads of government at the 39th…

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World Cup - facts for the uninitiated!

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sFor those who aren’t World Cup aficionados, here are a few fun facts you can throw around the next time you get caught up in a discussion on The Beautiful Game:1) The first World Cup took place in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. The competition was…

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Phillips backs PAJ on post-Cabinet demands

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Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has thrown his support behind the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) in urging the Government to resume post-Cabinet press briefings.There has been no post-Cabinet press briefings since the start of the year.PAJ…

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One dead, four injured in Orange Bay shooting

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Orange Bay, Portland:A suspect is in custody following the brutal slaying of a woman and the injuring of four others, after gunmen opened fire at a bar at Orange Bay, west Portland, yesterday morning.One of the four injured persons remained in…

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Be champions of LOVE - JN Bank’s marketing manager urges young athletes

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Sports enthusiast and marketing specialist Carlene Edwards has charged young athletes to uphold their values and protect their reputation fiercely to achieve success and establish a lasting legacy.The JN Bank marketing, promotions and events manager…

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Gov’t seeking forfeiture of over $203M from businesswoman

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The Assets Recovery Agency is seeking the forfeiture of over $203 million dollars from businesswoman Lan Yan which it alleges she obtained by illegal means. The agency has filed a pecuniary penalty order against her pursuant to section 5 of Proceed…

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STATIN urges public to cooperate with living conditions survey

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The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is appealing for members of the public to cooperate with the officers who are out in the field gathering data for the 2018 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions. The data collection got underway on May 16…

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