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Collective Rights Management Takes Root In Uganda

Intellectual Property Watch - 1 hour 33 min ago
With an increase in the number of entrepreneur artisans in Uganda, a need to protect and benefit from the artisan works has emerged in the country. There is a growing trend in rights management, especially in the fields of musical works, film and art.
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Trade, Innovation, Competition, IP In Two New Discussion Papers

Intellectual Property Watch - 2 hours 8 min ago
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development recently issued papers on competition analyses of licensing agreements and on the measurement of trade and innovation.
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New Medicines Patent Pool-Gilead Agreement For New HIV Drug In 112 Countries

Intellectual Property Watch - 2 hours 23 min ago
The Medicines Patent Pool today announced a new licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences for a new treatment still undergoing clinical trials. This agreement is expected to allow Chinese and Indian generic manufacturers to provide low-cost versions of the drug in 112 low-and middle-income countries.
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Two for Queen's Counsel title today

Jamaica Observer - 5 hours 52 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two senior attorneys are to be conferred with the title of Queen's Counsel in a ceremony at the Supreme Court today, July 24.
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Barbados: Older persons contracting HIV/AIDS

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 15 min ago
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – There has been an increase in the number of elderly persons contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases as they venture outside the home seeking romantic encounters, says Cephus Sealey, Chairman of the National Assistance Board.
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France: Air Algerie flight vanished over Mali

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 28 min ago
PARIS (AP) — France's transport minister says the Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanished over northern Mali.
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Jamaat leader Yasin Abu Bakr warns Trini security bosses following raid on mosque

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:44
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Four days before the 24th anniversary of the attempted coup, Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr has warned “injustice” against the Muslim community by law enforcement in this country will not be tolerated.
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Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:27
MUMBAI, India (AFP) - Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday.
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Condemned man's US execution takes nearly two hours

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:44
WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) - America's death penalty debate raged Thursday after it took nearly two hours for Arizona to execute a prisoner who lost a Supreme Court battle challenging the experimental lethal drug cocktail.
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Condolence books open for Sir Howard in Kingston, MoBay

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:00
MEMBERS of the public will be able to pay their respects to late former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke by signing condolence books that are were opened yesterday.
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Heat on tax dodgers

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:00
FINANCE Minister Peter Phillips yesterday blamed tax avoidance and evasion as major contributors to Jamaica's debt problems.
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PHOTO: Games open

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:00
Jamaica's flag bearer Warren Weir leads the country's delegation during the opening ceremony of
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UDC unveils design for new home of Forum Fishing Village

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:00
THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) recently unveiled layout designs for a new fishing village at Port Henderson Road (Back Road) in St Catherine to replace the informal Forum Fishing Village located on the Forum Beach.
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J'can lottery scammers turn to Pittsburg

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:00
PITTSBURGH, USA (CMC) — Residents of suburbs in Pittsburgh have been warned to beware of a telephone scam believed to be based in Jamaica.
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No cash for concession fares on JUTC come September

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:00
The state-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company JUTC) said as of September 1 it will only accept payment of concession fares on its buses via its SmarterCard system.
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Barbados dollar in danger, says Moody's

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:00
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS (CMC) — International credit rating agency Moody's has warned that with Barbados' foreign reserves standing below the 2013 level, strain could be put on the dollar.
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Ellington, Bent could testify in Al Miller case

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:00
OUTGOING Com-missioner of Police Owen Ellington and retired Deputy Commissioner Jevene Bent have been summoned to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court today, where they are likely to be asked to give evidence in the case against clergyman Rev Al Miller, who is charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
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Taximan gets life in prison for murder of Trinidadian teacher

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Ivan Taylor, the man who was found guilty of the murder of Trinidadian schoolteacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves, was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment when he appeared in the St James Circuit Court before Justice Courtney Daye.
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Gov't assumes financial obligations to facilitate divestment

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:00
GOVERNMENT is planning to assume approximately $27 billion in debt owed by Clarendon Alumina Production Limited (CAP) and the Wallenford Coffee Company (WCC).
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Eleven Miles residents protest dust nuisance, bad roads

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:00
ANGRY residents of Eleven Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, yesterday, took to the streets to protest the deplorable road conditions and a long-standing dust nuisance they say is affecting their health.
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