Petrojam: Bankrupt firm doesn’t owe us US$3m

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The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, has issued a statement refuting assertions from the Opposition that it has failed to collect US$3 million from a Greek fuel trading company that has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States.”…

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Hijacker Fray ’safe’ with family

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Stephen Fray, the Jamaican man who was sentenced to more than 70 years in prison for hijacking a commercial airline at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, nearly a decade ago, is back with his family.”He is safe and in good…

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Careless imports - JAS president appeals to Gov’t, private sector to buy local

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President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth Fulton has charged the Government and the private sector to provide greater support to local farmers by utilising more Jamaican produce. This is necessary, he said, to reduce the heavy…

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US-Ja still strong - Johnson Smith

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Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith is not expecting any changes to bilateral relations with the United States given the outcome of Tuesday’s mid-term elections.”Jamaica’s relationship with the US has always been…

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Fulton: Put bite into Eat Jamaican Campaign

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The time is long overdue for consumers, farmers, and the Jamaican economy to begin to benefit in a tangible way from the Eat Jamaican Campaign, which is now in its 15th year, according to President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth…

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More Windrush J’cans confirmed as British citizens

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Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica’s minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, has confirmed that 1,093 persons of Jamaican heritage have received documentation confirming their British status while a further 722 were granted citizenship under the…

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Ambassador: Brazil will not support military intervention in Venezuela

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Brazil will not be part of any plans to use military intervention in Venezuela, says Carlos Michaelsen den Hartog, Brazilian ambassador to Jamaica.He said that more should be done to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the oil-rich South…

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‘Chucky’ Brown Trial | Defence likens INDECOM assistant commissioner to ’snake’

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Defence attorney Norman Godfrey told jurors yesterday to prevent injustice by returning a verdict of not guilty to each of the five counts on the indictment against murder accused Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown.While presenting his closing…

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Drink manufacturers cutting back on sugar, says minister

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that he is pleased with the level of cooperation being shown by manufacturers who are putting plans in place to comply with the January deadline to reduce the sugar content in beverages sold to schools and…

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UWI yam research going well - Webber

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Since Jamaican yellow yam became associated with the success of the country’s track and field athletes, especially retired sprinting legend Dr Usain Bolt, interest in the product has sky-rocketed resulting in extensive research currently under way…

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