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FOREX: J$112.71 to one US dollar

Jamaica Observer - 5 hours 52 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Thursday, September 18 ended trading at J$112.71 up one cent, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.
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Woman injured in HWT Road crash

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 8 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A woman was injured in a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Beechwood Avenue and Half-Way-Tree-Road in Kingston, Thursday afternoon.
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Increase in visitor arrivals this year, Tourism Minister says

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 23 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica--Tourism Minister Wykham McNeill says there has been a general increase of visitors to the island for 2014 to date.
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JCAA explains decision to hand over probe into Portland aircraft crash to US

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 35 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) says that the decision to delegate investigative responsibility into the crash of a small aircraft, just off the cost of Portland, to the United States National Transport Safety Board (NTSB), was because the majority of what took place occurred in US airspace.
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Scotland votes today to break away from United Kingdom

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 42 min ago
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AFP) -- Scotland voted Thursday in an epic independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia.
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Digicel acquires SportsMax

Jamaica Observer - 9 hours 38 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Digicel today announced that it has acquired majority ownership and control of St Lucia-based International Media Content Ltd, parent company of regional sports broadcaster, SportsMax, and North American broadcaster CEEN-TV, for an undisclosed sum.
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Bus transporting tourists in crash along Dunn’s River main road

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 4 min ago
ST ANN, Jamaica – Several people including tourists were taken to the St Ann’s Bay Regional hospital around midday, following a motor vehicle collision along the Dunn’s River Main Road.
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Restive Judicial secretaries temporarily relocated

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 21 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Judicial secretaries who stayed away from work Tuesday, due to poor working conditions, have been temporarily relocated to the new Justice Square building in downtown, Kingston.
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3-day shutdown to contain Ebola spread in Sierra Leone

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 56 min ago
FREETOWN, September 18, 2014 (AFP) - Sierra Leone was preparing on Thursday for an unprecedented three-day nationwide shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus in a controversial move which experts claimed could worsen the epidemic.
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J$1m reward for man wanted in UK murder

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 24 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Nottinghamshire Police in the United Kingdom are now working with the Jamaican police and local Crime Stop to secure the apprehension of a man wanted for murder in England.
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Is The Development Dimension Of WIPO Incompatible With Its Role Of IP Protection?

Intellectual Property Watch - 12 hours 35 sec ago
The World Intellectual Property Organization is a successful United Nations agency if success is measured by its generated income and the number of international registrations of intellectual property titles. However, in its role as a norm-setting United Nations agency, the organisation has been struggling for the past year as member countries have quite a different view on its core objectives.
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Cabinet approves merger of Forensic Science Laboratory and Legal Medicine Unit

Jamaica Observer - 12 hours 9 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting says that Cabinet, on September 8, 2014, approved the formal merger of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and the Legal Medicine Unit (LMU) to form a new entity to be named the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine.  
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Caribbean Airlines invites meeting with BITU

Jamaica Observer - 12 hours 25 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has invited the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) to discussions regarding “outstanding matters affecting the airline’s flight attendants.”
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Malta turns away ship with suspected Ebola case on board

Jamaica Observer - 12 hours 41 min ago
VALLETTA, Malta (AFP) – Malta has turned away a ship travelling from Guinea with a suspected Ebola case on board after it sought medical assistance, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Thursday.
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BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours ago
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) - A team of BBC journalists was beaten and their camera smashed in southern Russia, where they were looking into reports of Russian soldiers killed while on secret deployments near Ukraine, the broadcaster said Thursday.
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Spanish Town couple killed at home

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours 4 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Spanish Town Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of a couple at their home in Irish Pen, Spanish Town, St Catherine yesterday.
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US Coast Guard seizes $23 million worth of cocaine

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours 48 min ago
MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) — The US Coast Guard is reporting an operation in the Caribbean that netted more than $23 million worth of cocaine.
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Man to be reunited with stolen Jaguar 46 years later

Jamaica Observer - 15 hours 51 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.
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Philadelphia police say man robbed store with banana

Jamaica Observer - 16 hours 16 min ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.
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Big motor car fraud

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:48
A woman has been arrested and charged by members of the Fraud Squad after she reportedly stole several motor vehicles from a used car dealership where she was employed.
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