Petrojam squabble - Venezuelans sue gov’t over share swipe

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Jamaica’s foreign minister Kamina Johnson Smith last night confirmed that the board of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the South American country’s oil and gas company, has filed a lawsuit in relation to Kingston’s forcible takeover of its 49 per…

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Holness updates diaspora on crime plans

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Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night appealed to members of the diaspora for help in addressing the country’s growing crime problem but hinted that focus be placed on new and emerging threats to Jamaica’s all-round security. “The…

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‘Come back home’ - President of Ghana invites Jamaicans to Africa

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With Ghana commemorating 400 years since the first African slave was shipped from its shores, the president of the West African country, Nana Akufo-Addo, has offered an invitation to Jamaicans to come share in activities taking place in that…

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Teaching him how to fish - Twin fathers offer sons adventure by the sea

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For years, twin brothers Georzinno and Jerzinno Gayle have been making weekend and holiday trips from Spanish Town, St Catherine, to the shallow but dangerous waters under the Port Kingston Causeway. They often bring along their sons – Jaylon, 12…

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Phillips to launch ‘One PNP’ campaign June 27

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As the leadership race in the People’s National Party (PNP) heats up, Dr Peter Phillips will launch his ‘One PNP – Powerful Together’ campaign on June 27, according to campaign manager Natalie Neita. Central Manchester Member of Parliament and…

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MoBay Chamber boss says SOE alone won’t work

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Western Bureau: While lauding the success of the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in curbing the runaway lawlessness which was plaguing St James, Winston Lawson, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is still…

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PM brushes aside debate on obeah, sexuality and abortion

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration will not be distracted by discussions in the public domain on abortion, sexuality and obeah. In a release yesterday, Holness declared that he will defend the traditional institution of the…

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Great expectations from Diaspora Conference

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As the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference got under way yesterday in Kingston, it is believed that one of the key roles that Jamaicans living abroad can play in the development of their country is to collaborate with the Government, the…

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Four get Governor General’s Diaspora Achievement Award

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Four volunteers from Jamaica’s three main Diaspora regions were today awarded the prestigious Governor-General’s Diaspora Achievement Award during the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference.  The Governor-General’s…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup | ‘We want to win and advance’ … Menzies keeps faith ahead of Australia clash as elimination looms for Girlz

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Andre Lowe, Sports Editor GRENOBLE, France: Jamaica’s head coach, Hue Menzies, says the Reggae Girlz will be pushing for a win against Australia when both teams meet in their final group game in Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. Jamaica time) at…

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