Samba sorrow - Brazil laments World Cup loss

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazilian fans hugged, teared up, and hung their heads on Friday after their national team was knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium.The stinging 2-1 defeat came just as the Selecao, as the team is known, had begun to gather…

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CARICOM chairman lobbies Chile for development financing

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Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness has encouraged Chilean President Sebasti·n PiÒera to use his country’s “considerable visibility” on the international stage to assist members of the regional…

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‘I was hurt’ - Attorney files suit against man who accused him of fraud

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Top attorney Patrick Bailey has revealed that he was hurt by the actions of the elderly St Catherine man who accused him of fraud.Less than a month after he was acquitted of fraud charges, Bailey has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court against his…

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Caribbean disaster agency receives 50% budget increase

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The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has received a budget increase of close to 50 per cent, which amounts to more than US$600,000 (J$78 million) for its core operating costs.According to Ronald Jackson, executive director of…

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Jamaica, Guyana commit to agricultural trade and joint commission

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WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica and Guyana have jointly committed to engaging and developing agricultural trade as part of national economic growth, following talks between Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Guyana’s President David Granger at the…

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Jamaica tourism market grows by 5% first six months

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WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica showed the world that it was safe despite a state of emergency (SOE), and the island has been rewarded with record tourist arrivals for the first six months of the year, Tourism Minister Edmund Barlet reported yesterday.The…

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Cuban president supports CARICOM reparation movement

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The Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) reparation movement gathered more steam on Thursday as Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel decried the sustained impact of slavery on contemporary Caribbean societies.”Cuba will always support the just demands of…

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Zero-to-three strategy to revolutionise J’can education

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The most important period of development in a child’s life is the first 1,000 days, and that fact was reinforced by the launch of the zero-to-three strategy, Jamaica Brain Builders Programme, yesterday, at the Cynthia Shako Early Childhood and Day…

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Ocho Rios twinned with OstrÛda, Poland

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Jamaica’s resort town of Ocho Rios in St Ann was twinned with the northern Polish town of OstrÛda in a ceremony in that European country yesterday.A five-member delegation from the St Ann Municipal Corporation, headed by Mayor Michael Belnavis, left…

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Press body, editors demand greater access to Gov’t

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While welcoming the announcement that post-Cabinet press briefings would be resumed next Wednesday, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) and several senior editors have said that they still had concerns that needed to be addressed by the Andrew…

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