Jamaica

Country Jamaica
Capital Kingston
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Jamaican dollar(JMD)
Languages English(Jamaican English) & Jamaican Patois

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The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino Indians, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated and replaced by African slaves. England seized the island in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually obtained increasing independence from Britain. In 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies. Jamaica gained full independence when it withdrew from the Federation in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence as rival gangs affiliated with the major political parties evolved into powerful organized crime networks involved in international drug smuggling and money laundering. Violent crime, drug trafficking, and poverty pose significant challenges to the government today. Nonetheless, many rural and resort areas remain relatively safe and contribute substantially to the economy.

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The Jamaican Stock Exchange Is the World's Best-Performing Market - BloombergThe Jamaican Stock Exchange Is the World's Best-Performing Market  Bloomberg

The Jamaican stock exchange is so obscure, even emerging-markets funds don't go there. And it's booming.



Attorney shot and killed in Jamaica - St. Lucia News OnlineAttorney shot and killed in Jamaica  St. Lucia News Online

January 18, 2019. Share This On: Share8 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 8 Shares. Gareth Forbes. (CMC) – Police are investigating the death of 49-year-old attorney ...



Top 7 Jamaican & Caribbean News Stories You Missed The Week Ending January 18th, 2019 - Jamaicans.comTop 7 Jamaican & Caribbean News Stories You Missed The Week Ending January 18th, 2019  Jamaicans.com

JAMAICA'S MURDER RATE DROPS BY 44 PERCENT IN FIRST WEEKS OF 2019. Radio Jamaica reported that inn the first two weeks of 2019 the murder rate ...



Canadian Government Issues New Travel Advisory For Jamaica After State Of Emergency Declared - NarcityCanadian Government Issues New Travel Advisory For Jamaica After State Of Emergency Declared  Narcity

Canadian government updates travel advisory for Jamaica amid violent crime and a State of Emergency.



Mayor of Jamaica allegedly was growing marijuana at home - Local 5 - WeAreIowa.comMayor of Jamaica allegedly was growing marijuana at home  Local 5 - WeAreIowa.com

GUTHRIE COUNTY - Two people have been arrested in connection to allegedly growing an illegal marijuana operation. One of them is the mayor of Jamaica.



Central High student dies - Dengue blamed for her demise - Jamaica Star OnlineCentral High student dies - Dengue blamed for her demise  Jamaica Star Online

Having won a gold medal in one of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's performing arts competition last year, Central High School student Areel ...



Video: Jamaica to host regional tourism expo - Loop News JamaicaVideo: Jamaica to host regional tourism expo  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica is set to host the 37th Caribbean Tourism Marketplace in Montego Bay on January 29. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett made the announcement ...



Carube Copper finds high grades in Jamaica - MINING.comCarube Copper finds high grades in Jamaica  MINING.com

Following a mapping and prospecting campaign in conjunction with a grid-based soil sampling program and follow-up rock channel sampling, Carube Copper ...



No Inflation, No Cry. Jamaica Turns to Reggae to Promote Target - BloombergNo Inflation, No Cry. Jamaica Turns to Reggae to Promote Target  Bloomberg

At a time when inflation targets have eluded the central banks of major emerging markets like Turkey and Argentina, Jamaica has turned to an unorthodox ...



Canadians warned of 'state of emergency' in Jamaica - Vancouver CourierCanadians warned of 'state of emergency' in Jamaica  Vancouver Courier

The travel advisory states that, “violent crime, including armed robbery and murder, is a problem in large cities"



Restaurants of Jamaica to add five eateries in 2019 - Jamaica GleanerRestaurants of Jamaica to add five eateries in 2019  Jamaica Gleaner

Restaurants of Jamaica, ROJ, which operates the KFC and Pizza Hut franchises, said it has plans to establish another five stores this year as the company ...



Minor earthquake felt in sections of Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverMinor earthquake felt in sections of Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

THE Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, says a minor earth...



Police probe fatal drive-by shooting in Clarendon - Jamaica Star OnlinePolice probe fatal drive-by shooting in Clarendon  Jamaica Star Online

The Clarendon police are going all out as they probe a deadly drive-by shooting incident in Hayes in the parish on Wednesday, which claimed the life of two ...



Weekend Escape: Holywell's misty magic | News - Jamaica Star OnlineWeekend Escape: Holywell's misty magic | News  Jamaica Star Online

The surreal, misty magic of the cloudy castle that is Holywell Recreational Park is a blissful, relaxing haven for anyone who ventures there. The dewy ...



Prime Minister Calls for More Jamaicans to Get Involved in Agriculture - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePrime Minister Calls for More Jamaicans to Get Involved in Agriculture  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has heightened the call for more Jamaicans “from all walks of life” to venture into agriculture, emphasising that ...



Alia, my 2018 Sportswoman of the Year | Commentary - Jamaica Star OnlineAlia, my 2018 Sportswoman of the Year | Commentary  Jamaica Star Online

The RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards are on at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston, and I am ...



Minor earthquake reported | News - Jamaica GleanerMinor earthquake reported | News  Jamaica Gleaner

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona is reporting that a minor earthquake was recorded this morning. The unit says the 3.2 quake hit ...



How to Have an Overwater Wedding in Jamaica - Caribbean JournalHow to Have an Overwater Wedding in Jamaica  Caribbean Journal

Dreamed of a stay in an overwater bungalow? How about an overwater wedding? Sandals has made another addition to its experiences.



Jazeel Murphy dreams of Tokyo Games berth | Sports - Jamaica Star OnlineJazeel Murphy dreams of Tokyo Games berth | Sports  Jamaica Star Online

OVER the years, Jamaica has produced some very outstanding male athletes at the junior level but most of them have failed to step up to the seniors. One of ...



Buju Banton aims to fill Jamaica’s National Stadium - Stabroek NewsBuju Banton aims to fill Jamaica’s National Stadium  Stabroek News

(Jamaica Observer) THE management for Grammy-winning deejay Buju Banton is confident that the National Stadium in St Andrew will be filled to capacity for ...



Jamaica Tourist Board Picks Philip Rose as Director for Northeast US - Travel AgentJamaica Tourist Board Picks Philip Rose as Director for Northeast US  Travel Agent

The Jamaica Tourist Board has picked Philip Rose as its regional director of tourism for the United States' northeast region. Effective on January 1, the ...



Additional $7.28 Billion for Major Road Infrastructure Development Programme - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceAdditional $7.28 Billion for Major Road Infrastructure Development Programme  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

An additional $7.28 billion has been allocated to the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) in the second Supplementary Estimates for the ...



Jamaica's central bank is using reggae-inspired music videos to teach people about monetary policy | Markets Insider - Business InsiderJamaica's central bank is using reggae-inspired music videos to teach people about monetary policy | Markets Insider  Business Insider

Jamaica's central bank has released a series of videos on Twitter addressing inflation and monetary policy. The Caribbean nation has dealt with extreme...



How will the US Government shutdown affect Jamaica? - Jamaica ObserverHow will the US Government shutdown affect Jamaica?  Jamaica Observer

For good or for bad, our long, deep and historic ties with the United States mean that Jamaica is hardly likely to escape unscathed any major adverse ...



Jamaica mangoes to get hot water treatment - FreshPlaza.comJamaica mangoes to get hot water treatment  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.



Jamaica to Host 2019 Caribbean Cuboree - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica to Host 2019 Caribbean Cuboree  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Over twelve hundred cub scouts and their leaders will be attending the 15th Caribbean Cuboree in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, from July 30 to August 5. The event will ...



Young Jamaicans Encouraged to Adopt Wholesome Values and Attitudes - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceYoung Jamaicans Encouraged to Adopt Wholesome Values and Attitudes  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is encouraging more young Jamaicans to adopt wholesome values and attitudes that ...



Adrian Frater: Vassell's success should inspire others | Sports - Jamaica Star OnlineAdrian Frater: Vassell's success should inspire others | Sports  Jamaica Star Online

Montego Bay football, which is currently at an all-time low, got some good news earlier this week when word came through that former Cornwall College star ...



PM Calls for Collaborative Approach to Improve Micro-Economic Standing - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServicePM Calls for Collaborative Approach to Improve Micro-Economic Standing  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has called for a collaborative approach to improve the country's micro-economic standing, in order to attain ...



Barbados PM to address regional investment forum in Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverBarbados PM to address regional investment forum in Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Prime Minister Mia Mottley will address the three-day 14th Regional Investments and Capital Markets conference to be held ...



Barbados PM to address conference in Jamaica - St. Lucia News OnlineBarbados PM to address conference in Jamaica  St. Lucia News Online

January 18, 2019. Share This On: Share2 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 2 Shares. (CMC) – Prime Minister Mia Mottley will address the three-day 14th Regional ...



Sports Bodies Urged to Enrol Athletes in Gov't Insurance Plan - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceSports Bodies Urged to Enrol Athletes in Gov't Insurance Plan  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, is imploring sports associations and federations to enrol eligible athletes in the ...



ASAJ Commended for Expanding Facility at Independence Park - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceASAJ Commended for Expanding Facility at Independence Park  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has commended the newly renamed Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), ...



Former Stone Love Selectors start their own sound system - Jamaica Star OnlineFormer Stone Love Selectors start their own sound system  Jamaica Star Online

Kevin Murphy and Nicarl Brown, popularly known as Jazzy J and Genius, respectively, have been selecting partners since 2007.The pair worked together as ...



Octogenarian Dies In Jamaica Fire - Queens Daily EagleOctogenarian Dies In Jamaica Fire  Queens Daily Eagle

Ruth Andrade was found unconscious and unresponsive by firefighters on the first floor of her home on 91st Avenue in Jamaica.



12 must-have snacks for visitors to Jamaica - Loop News Jamaica12 must-have snacks for visitors to Jamaica  Loop News Jamaica

Jamaica's cuisine is rated among the best in the world and visitors to the island will miss out on treats of a lifetime if they don't consume some of the great food ...



ODPEM Looking to Promote Culture of Earthquake Preparedness - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceODPEM Looking to Promote Culture of Earthquake Preparedness  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is looking to promote a culture of earthquake preparedness and response among ...



Disaster Risk Management Act Will Be Enforced – Mckenzie - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceDisaster Risk Management Act Will Be Enforced – Mckenzie  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the Government will exercise provisions of the Disaster Risk ...



Gillian Haughton appointed AMCHAM Jamaica CEO - Jamaica ObserverGillian Haughton appointed AMCHAM Jamaica CEO  Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM, Jamaica) today announced the appointment of Gillian A Haughton, ...



Gas tanker explodes in Rose Hall, Jamaica - caribbeannewsservice.comGas tanker explodes in Rose Hall, Jamaica  caribbeannewsservice.com

A section of the Rose Hall main road in St James in the vicinity of the former Sea Castle resort has been closed after a gas truck caught fire Friday morning.



Jamaica Welcomed 4.31 Million Visitors in 2018 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Welcomed 4.31 Million Visitors in 2018  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, is reporting that Jamaica welcomed a record 4.31 million visitors in 2018. “This represents the second year in a row ...



Veteran with PTSD who served in Afghanistan faces deportation to Jamaica - Sky NewsVeteran with PTSD who served in Afghanistan faces deportation to Jamaica  Sky News

By Bethan Staton, news reporter. A former Commonwealth soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder says he feels "let down by the system" as he faces ...



Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist dies after battling lupus - ABS-CBN NewsMiss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist dies after battling lupus  ABS-CBN News

A finalist in the Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 pageant has passed away after years of battling lupus.



Key Global Tourism Resilience Centre Targets Shortlisted - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceKey Global Tourism Resilience Centre Targets Shortlisted  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says several key targets have been shortlisted for delivery by the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management ...



Shoes Game makes successful debut in Jamaica - Jamaica Star OnlineShoes Game makes successful debut in Jamaica  Jamaica Star Online

One of Britain's hot parties, Shoes Game, made a successful debut in Jamaica over the weekend. The party was held at the Uptown Mondayz venue at ...



NAACP HQ: Prince-Modeste new Jamaica Branch president - Queens ChronicleNAACP HQ: Prince-Modeste new Jamaica Branch president  Queens Chronicle

The national headquarters of the NAACP apparently has ruled that Candace Prince-Modeste is the official winner of the November election for president of the ...



Jamaica: FLA wants probe into sexually graphic video on social media - St. Lucia News OnlineJamaica: FLA wants probe into sexually graphic video on social media  St. Lucia News Online

January 16, 2019. Share This On: Share1 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 1 Shares. (CMC) – The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) on Wednesday sought to distance ...



British High Commissioner to be honoured at National Sports Awards - Loop News JamaicaBritish High Commissioner to be honoured at National Sports Awards  Loop News Jamaica

A new award has been added to the 2018 edition of the prestigious RJR/Gleaner Sports Foundation's National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards ...



Jamaica, Petrojam and a beleaguered Venezuela - Jamaica ObserverJamaica, Petrojam and a beleaguered Venezuela  Jamaica Observer

With his country in economic shambles and facing an uncertain political future, Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as president of Venezuela for a second term last ...



JCDC Auditions for Performing Arts Competition Begin Jan. 21 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJCDC Auditions for Performing Arts Competition Begin Jan. 21  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Islandwide auditions for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) National Performing Arts Competition will commence on Monday, January 21.



Hypocrisy in Venezuela vote | Letters - Jamaica GleanerHypocrisy in Venezuela vote | Letters  Jamaica Gleaner

THE EDITOR, Sir:I see where the Jamaican Government has voted not to recognise President Nicol·s Maduro as the legitimate president of the Bolivarian ...



Jamaica: 4-year-old girl dies from dengue - Stabroek NewsJamaica: 4-year-old girl dies from dengue  Stabroek News

(Jamaica Gleaner) Annette Hannan, the mother of four-year-old Rihanna Rupon, who died from dengue fever last week, says she's left angry and devastated by ...



Streetlight repair programme on track | News - Jamaica GleanerStreetlight repair programme on track | News  Jamaica Gleaner

Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke says the Jamaica Public *Service* Company (JPS) streetlight repair programme is on track for completion in March. He was ...



Smith 100 takes sting out of Scorpions | Sports - Jamaica GleanerSmith 100 takes sting out of Scorpions | Sports  Jamaica Gleaner

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC):Veteran opener Devon Smith continued his domination at first-class level, stroking his 36th hundred as Windward Islands ...



Lorna Goodison pleasantly surprised by RJRGLEANER Honour Award - Jamaica GleanerLorna Goodison pleasantly surprised by RJRGLEANER Honour Award  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica's first female poet laureate, Lorna Goodison, was among a distinguished field of five who were awarded the prestigious 2018 RJRGLEANER Honour ...



Project launched to boost agricultural development in Jamaica - tv6tnt.comProject launched to boost agricultural development in Jamaica  tv6tnt.com

A project that will provide reliable irrigation to 700 hectares of arable land in the southern parish of St. Elizabeth, was official launched by Prime Minister Andrew ...



Jamaica Takes Action to Safeguard Energy Security - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Takes Action to Safeguard Energy Security  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

In an effort to safeguard Jamaica's energy security, the Government will take legislative action to retake ownership of the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam, which is ...



JUTC probing security breach at depot | News - Jamaica GleanerJUTC probing security breach at depot | News  Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) says it has launched a wide-scale investigation into an incident involving a former member of staff who ...



Jamaica international Gordon seals deal with USL club OKC Energy - sportsmax.tvJamaica international Gordon seals deal with USL club OKC Energy  sportsmax.tv

Jamaica international Omar Gordon has joined USL Championship club OKC Energy in a move away from Jamaican Premier League club Montego Bay United.



Jamaica: Man forges divorce certificate, pleads guilty to bigamy - St. Lucia News OnlineJamaica: Man forges divorce certificate, pleads guilty to bigamy  St. Lucia News Online

January 17, 2019. Share This On: Share4 · Tweet · Pin · +1 · Share. 4 Shares. (JAMAICA GLEANER) — A St Catherine man, who served his wife a forged ...



Diary of a Ghetto Priest | 2019 Jamaica: A people of hope - Jamaica GleanerDiary of a Ghetto Priest | 2019 Jamaica: A people of hope  Jamaica Gleaner

"I want to live! I have plans! I'll be in prison until 2030. Something will happen, Father. God will bless me. God will guide me. I am his daughter."Let me tell my ...



Daughter of elderly couple killed in Jamaica says she forgives parents' killers - CBC.caDaughter of elderly couple killed in Jamaica says she forgives parents' killers  CBC.ca

A year after an elderly couple was killed inside their dream home in St. Thomas, Jamaica, their daughter says she has forgiven the people who killed her parents ...



Man gets sick after finding out he won Super Lotto - Jamaica Star OnlineMan gets sick after finding out he won Super Lotto  Jamaica Star Online

Jamaica's newest super millionaire said that he has been sick the day he found out that he won the Super Lotto. The man, A. Campbell, purchased a $200 ticket ...



UPDATE: Gas tank truck driver seriously injured, traffic diverted - Jamaica GleanerUPDATE: Gas tank truck driver seriously injured, traffic diverted  Jamaica Gleaner

The driver of the gas tank truck that caught fire along a section of the North Coast Highway in St James is undergoing medical treatment. The police say the ...



Devon Dick | Outstanding Native Wesleyan Methodists | Commentary - Jamaica GleanerDevon Dick | Outstanding Native Wesleyan Methodists | Commentary  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica has outstanding Methodist ministers, including the first female bishop in Jamaica, Christine Benguche, and Everald Galbraith, the current Methodist ...



Thief steals MTA bus from Jamaica and takes it on a ride through Queens and Brooklyn: cops - QNS.comThief steals MTA bus from Jamaica and takes it on a ride through Queens and Brooklyn: cops  QNS.com

Cops are looking for a suspect who took an MTA bus from Jamaica on a joy ride through Queens and Brooklyn early Tuesday morning. According to police, at 5 ...



Earth Today | Environmental Foundation of Jamaica awards new grants - Jamaica GleanerEarth Today | Environmental Foundation of Jamaica awards new grants  Jamaica Gleaner

TWENTY-NINE new climate change grants were recently awarded to Jamaicans as part of the Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund (SCCAF) administered ...



Jamaica could've been pioneers - Crowne | Sports - Jamaica GleanerJamaica could've been pioneers - Crowne | Sports  Jamaica Gleaner

Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne says now that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has amended its bylaws for 2019 to allow for open hearings, Jamaica ...



Health Ministry's 'Jamaica Moves' Initiative Gets SDA Church's Approval - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceHealth Ministry's 'Jamaica Moves' Initiative Gets SDA Church's Approval  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Jamaica is throwing its support behind the Health Ministry's 'Jamaica Moves' programme, and will formally endorse ...



Entertainment industry on the climb - Kingston mayor - Jamaica Star OnlineEntertainment industry on the climb - Kingston mayor  Jamaica Star Online

Mayor of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams is upbeat about the impact that the entertainment industry has made on the economy of the municipality.However ...



Indies Pharma profits dip after listing | Business - Jamaica GleanerIndies Pharma profits dip after listing | Business  Jamaica Gleaner

In its first annual report after listing on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Indies Pharma is showing a dip in profits despite a bump in revenues.



Manitowoc business news: Festival Foods cooking challenge offers Jamaica trip as top prize - Herald Times ReporterManitowoc business news: Festival Foods cooking challenge offers Jamaica trip as top prize  Herald Times Reporter

Plus: Briess Malt & Ingredients, Robinson Metal, and energybank are among nominees for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year.



Jamaica must be wary of Chinese investments, say BBC journalists - Jamaica GleanerJamaica must be wary of Chinese investments, say BBC journalists  Jamaica Gleaner

It is the opinion of two British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalists that the investments that China is making in Jamaica must spark a level of caution in ...



Dr Phyllis Hill: Breaking the glass ceiling in art education - Jamaica GleanerDr Phyllis Hill: Breaking the glass ceiling in art education  Jamaica Gleaner

As a child, she often wondered if people saw the world the same way she did. From the veranda of her parents' home, she looked out on to the meandering road ...



Central High student dies from dengue | Lead Stories - Jamaica GleanerCentral High student dies from dengue | Lead Stories  Jamaica Gleaner

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Potential Petrojam buyer threatens legal action against expropriation - Jamaica GleanerPotential Petrojam buyer threatens legal action against expropriation  Jamaica Gleaner

Attorney-at-Law Arlene Gaynor, shareholder and legal counsel for A&A Lime Hall Development Limited, the company which has offered US$100 million for ...



Paramount Q2 profits soft but management positive | Business - Jamaica GleanerParamount Q2 profits soft but management positive | Business  Jamaica Gleaner

Second-quarter profits at junior market listed company Paramount Trading showed a 16.27 per cent increase, but this was not enough to overcome a six-month ...



RJRGLEANER Honour Awards | For Business: National Commercial Bank - Aspiring to build a better Jamaica - Jamaica GleanerRJRGLEANER Honour Awards | For Business: National Commercial Bank - Aspiring to build a better Jamaica  Jamaica Gleaner

"An aspiration is the main fuel for progress because an aspiration transforms ordinary people into extraordinary achievers," said Patrick Hylton quoting N.R. ...



Get the Facts – NIS Direct Deposit Pension Payments - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceGet the Facts – NIS Direct Deposit Pension Payments  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

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News On The Go | News - Jamaica Star OnlineNews On The Go | News  Jamaica Star Online

The 2019 National Leadership Prayer Breakfast will be held on Thursday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.The keynote speaker will be the Rev Karen Kirlew, ...



Renee 6:30 gets rave reviews for new body | Entertainment - Jamaica Star OnlineRenee 6:30 gets rave reviews for new body | Entertainment  Jamaica Star Online

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Safe Jamaica - Jamaica ObserverSafe Jamaica  Jamaica Observer

Major United States airline Delta will today begin daily non-stop fligh...



Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist Zandrea Bailey dies after battling lupus - RapplerMiss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist Zandrea Bailey dies after battling lupus  Rappler

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Bobi Wine in Jamaica for music concerts - pmldaily.comBobi Wine in Jamaica for music concerts  pmldaily.com

KINGSTON – Mr Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has arrived in Jamaica where he is to perform at different music concerts. Bobi Wine, who is a Member of ...



Earth Today | Adaptation Fund shares lessons from Jamaica, other project sites - Jamaica GleanerEarth Today | Adaptation Fund shares lessons from Jamaica, other project sites  Jamaica Gleaner

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US citizen missing in Jamaica, 100k reward offered for info - Stabroek NewsUS citizen missing in Jamaica, 100k reward offered for info  Stabroek News

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Spencer announces increased security at Fort Augusta | News - Jamaica GleanerSpencer announces increased security at Fort Augusta | News  Jamaica Gleaner

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Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night | World News - Jamaica GleanerTotal lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night | World News  Jamaica Gleaner

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Outlook for Jamaica's international trade in 2019 - Jamaica ObserverOutlook for Jamaica's international trade in 2019  Jamaica Observer

The prospects for expanding exports depend significantly on the state o...



Give up the criminals - Police | News - Jamaica Star OnlineGive up the criminals - Police | News  Jamaica Star Online

Following the death of an alleged wanted man in Norman Gardens, Kingston, on Tuesday, Superintendent Victor Hamilton, the commanding officer for the ...



Jamaica Council of Churches seeks clarity on Govt's relations with Venezuela - Jamaica ObserverJamaica Council of Churches seeks clarity on Govt's relations with Venezuela  Jamaica Observer

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Campbell wants Test excellence for grandad | Sports - Jamaica Star OnlineCampbell wants Test excellence for grandad | Sports  Jamaica Star Online

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A view from the outside: Nothing like Christmas in Jamaica - Loop News JamaicaA view from the outside: Nothing like Christmas in Jamaica  Loop News Jamaica

With Karyl Walker. I, along with thousands of other Jamaicans who live outside the country, am vex right now. As we say in Jamaica, “Mi Bex”. I am sore because, ...



Nomination of US Ambassador to Jamaica sent back to White House - Jamaica GleanerNomination of US Ambassador to Jamaica sent back to White House  Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica will have to continue to wait longer before the appointment of a United States Ambassador.



BOJ's inflation target missed again | Business - Jamaica GleanerBOJ's inflation target missed again | Business  Jamaica Gleaner

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Ja's Campbell in Windies 13 | Sports - Jamaica Star OnlineJa's Campbell in Windies 13 | Sports  Jamaica Star Online

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Respected churchman and educator laid to rest | News - Jamaica Star OnlineRespected churchman and educator laid to rest | News  Jamaica Star Online

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Jamaica Poised to Generate Record US$3.3B in Tourism Earnings For 2018 - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceJamaica Poised to Generate Record US$3.3B in Tourism Earnings For 2018  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

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Tony Rebel gets key to Hilton, Jewel Resorts - Jamaica GleanerTony Rebel gets key to Hilton, Jewel Resorts  Jamaica Gleaner

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NSWMA Heightens Solid Waste Management Public Education Campaign in Western Jamaica - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceNSWMA Heightens Solid Waste Management Public Education Campaign in Western Jamaica  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

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