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JDF soldier accused of raping 17-y-o

Jamaica Observer - 5 hours 53 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier was today offered $100,000 bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on charges of rape and indecent assault.
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Gas prices up $0.02, diesel down $2.30

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 7 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and a decrease in the price of diesel, effective Thursday, November 26, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam.
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Ministry will be renamed Education and Training — PM

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 12 min ago
ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said today that under the next People’s National Party (PNP) administration the Ministry of Education will be renamed The Ministry of Education And Training.
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Forex: J$119.87 to one US dollar

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 22 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaican dollar held firm against the US dollar on Wednesday, November 25, ending trading at J$119.87, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.
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JBDC's writing workshop delivers $76 m in grant funding

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 46 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Approximately J$76 million in grant funding has been awarded to organisations that have participated in the Jamaica Business Development Corporation’s (JBDC) Tapping into Donor Funds Proposal Writing Workshops since November 2013.
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Ex-soldier bites off cop's ear, gets bail

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 16 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The civilian who reportedly bit off the ear of an off-duty policeman and fled with his firearm on November 7 was on Wednesday offered $100,000 bail in the High Court Division of the Gun Court.
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Foreign minister leads delegation to COP21 in Paris

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 59 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Arnold J Nicholson is now in Malta as head of Jamaica’s delegation to the 24th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
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Cuban suspected of Havana museum heist arrested in Greece

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 45 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Police in Greece on Wednesday said they had arrested a 36-year-old Cuban suspected of masterminding a massive art heist at the Havana National Museum of Fine Arts.
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Fire destroys buildings at University of Guyana

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 58 min ago
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Fire destroyed two buildings at the University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday night but officials said that classes would resume normal on Wednesday.
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McCarthy glad to be on 'winning track'

Jamaica Observer - 9 hours 50 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Scorpions batsman Andre McCarthy says back-to-back wins over Windward Islands Volcanoes and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force have put his team on a "winning track" in the WICB Professional Cricket League.
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Cops nab another suspect in drugs-for-guns trade

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 55 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Police say they have apprehended another Jamaican in Haiti, who they believe was a major player in the drugs-for -guns trade between the two countries.
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TIVOLI ENQUIRY: Former Public Defender denies faulty reports

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 37 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former Public Defender Earl Witter today denied suggestions that his report on the Tivoli Gardens operation in May 2010 was based on anecdotal evidence and innuendos.
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FLA to withhold fees for failed firearm licence applications

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 47 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A new Bill seeking to amend the Firearms Act to remove the requirement for the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) to refund fees for applications for licences and certificates which have been refused, was tabled in the House of Representatives, yesterday.
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World facing 'grave environmental crisis', pope warns

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 59 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) – Pope Francis said the world was facing a "grave environmental crisis" as he arrived in Kenya on Wednesday on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change.
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Guyana judge sentences 4 men to 81 years each for murder

Jamaica Observer - 12 hours 20 min ago
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – A High Court judge has sentenced four men to 81 years each in prison after they were found guilty of murdering a 72 year-old woman four year ago.
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Upward murder rate worrying cops

Jamaica Observer - 12 hours 39 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Police say they are seeing “a worrying trend” in murder figures across the island.
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61-y-o killed in hit-and-run

Jamaica Observer - 12 hours 51 min ago
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – A 61-year-old farmer was yesterday killed in a hit-and-run on the Gilnock main road in St Elizabeth.
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Man arrested after cops find gun in Clarendon home

Jamaica Observer - 13 hours 59 min ago
CLARENDON, Jamaica — The police yesterday arrested a man after reportedly finding a gun and several rounds of ammunition in a section of a house in the New Town community of Hayes, Clarendon.
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Cheering crowds greet Pope Francis in Kenya at start of landmark Africa tour

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours 22 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) – Pope Francis landed in Kenya's capital Nairobi Wednesday on the first leg of a landmark trip to Africa, with huge crowds, choirs and dancers waiting to greet him.
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Another J'can pleads guilty to lottery scam in US court

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours 59 min ago
WEST VIRGINIA, United States (AP) — A man from Jamaica has pleaded guilty in West Virginia federal court to conspiring to scam US citizens through an international lottery scheme.
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