Don’t bank on UK deal - Veteran BBC journalist says country should not have any expectation for new trade agreement after Brexit

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Contrary to a promise made by United Kingdom (UK) high commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad in 2017, that Brexit will provide an opportunity for both countries to do a lot more business with each other, popular British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)…

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Minister: No outside influence in vote against Maduro’s presidency

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Jamaica came under no undue pressure from the United States (US) or any other member state of the Organization of American States (OAS) to vote in favour of a resolution not to recognise the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro’s new term as Venezuela’s…

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Kremi commissions freezing plant, makes higher profit

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Caribbean Cream, which makes the Kremi brand of ice cream, has announced that it completed the installation of its $180-million ammonia refrigeration plant in its latest quarter, which will increase its production capacity by 20 per cent.The plant…

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The shutdown today: Trump says he’ll ‘never, ever back down’ - What’s up with the - partial government shutdown on Day 25:

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WHAT’S NEWWith the US government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump is rejecting a short-term legislative fix and digging in for a fight, declaring he will “never, ever back down”.Air travellers endured waits of more than an hour to…

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Venezuela’s shares in Petrojam being offered for US$100m

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Desperate parents and discount marijuana: - DC in a shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP):No city experiences a shutdown quite like Washington. Besides the economic impact, a shutdown warps the nation’s capital on a cultural, recreational and logistical level - touching everybody from garbage collectors and young parents…

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Financial investigators being trained to go after ill-gotten gains

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Financial investigations in Jamaica are receiving a boost with a programme aimed at training investigators in using the Proceeds of Crime Act to go after criminals’ ill-gotten gains.Participants drawn from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-…

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Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

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SHENZHEN, China (AP):The founder of Huawei said Tuesday that his company would refuse to disclose secrets about its customers and their communication networks, trying to lay to rest concerns that the Chinese tech giant might spy for the Communist…

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CARICOM member states US$99M in contribution arrears

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Members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) budget committee, which met in Guyana last December, found that members states are in arrears to the tune of more than US$99 million as at May 31, 2017, in terms of their contributions.A paper, titled ‘…

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Barbados government puts temporary freeze on borrowing

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):The Barbados government has put a temporary freeze on borrowing even as it reported an improvement in the island’s economic position.”Over the next four years the Barbados government will not borrow any new funds. To put…

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